Accessibility concerns for disabled condo owners
Rules for rewarding 'super' condo board members
Condo Water Invasion: Potential Medical Liability?
How to Deal with Delinquent Condo Board Members
Condo complaints not in writing?
Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
Real Estate Trends in the Bay Area & Beyond – Interview with Paul Churchill, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Industrial Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Capital Markets Overview
We recently posted about a critical ruling out of New York’s intermediate state appellate court, the case of ACE Securities Corp. v. DB Structured Products, Inc., 977 N.Y.S.2d 229, 231 (N.Y.A.D. 1st Dept. Dec. 19, 2013). In...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
For the first time in a couple of years, the Christmas plans of...more
Agencies Adopt Final Rules Exempting Certain Higher-Price Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements -
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal...more
JP Morgan stands as the poster child for how not to interact and resolve issues with the federal government.
After what appeared to be a difficult set of negotiations, the Justice Department and JP Morgan reached a...more
Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to hold interests in real estate. The REIT market has waxed and waned over the...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Cases
..Dodd-Frank Prohibition on Arbitration
..Statutory Damages Under TILA
..Constitutional Challenge to...more
In recent years, there has been a considerable expansion of the types of companies holding non-traditional real estate assets that have elected to become real estate investment trusts for US federal income tax purposes...more
In this issue:
- SEC Chair Mary Jo White Outlines Potential Changes to “Accredited Investor” Definition
- CFTC Issues Final Rules for Systemically Important Derivatives Clearing Organizations
Condo hotels offer private individuals the opportunity to purchase a condominium unit for personal use part of the year and for rent to the general public as part of a hotel when it is not in use by the owner. These projects...more
Add another mega-settlement to the rapidly growing list of huge payouts by the nation’s largest banks to federal agencies. Wells Fargo reportedly has now agreed to pay the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees...more
This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the indictment of former ICAP employees for rate fixing of the yen Libor; a new lawsuit filed against global banks for their involvement in Libor manipulation schemes; a...more
On August 28, 2013, a consortium of U.S. banking, housing and securities regulators (the “Agencies”) re-proposed the joint regulations (the “Re-Proposed Rules”), to implement Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of...more
This newsletter provides an overview of some of the main EU and UK banking, securities and derivatives markets regulatory developments during the period 1 June to 30 September 2013.
Banking Regulation Basel III...more
Two recent decisions out of the New York State Commercial Division have introduced uncertainty regarding application of the statute of limitations in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) repurchase actions. The...more
This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on JPMorgan’s $920 million “London Whale” settlement; interdealer broker fines for Libor manipulation; the European Union’s proposed regulations for Libor oversight; cost...more
Loan originators, their advisors and service providers are moving rapidly to achieve compliance by January 10, 2014 with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“Bureau’s”) new rule, which generally imposes an affirmative...more
On September 13, Deutsche Bank, acting in its capacity as Trustee of the Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust, Series 2007-HE6 (the Trust), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of...more
The Russian Civil Code (the “Civil Code”), one of the fundamental laws underlying most Russian legislation, is now undergoing a number of important changes that will likely affect all companies doing business in Russia. Due...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Cases
..CFPB Involvement in Litigation
..Constitutional Challenges to Dodd-Frank
..Dodd-Frank Amendment to the Securities and...more
One of the important unfinished aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act (“Act”) is the requirement for Federal agencies (“Regulators”) to issue regulations implementing Section 941 of the Act which generally requires that a securitizer...more
The recent decision in Glaski v. Bank of America, National Association, et al., 160 Cal. Rptr. 3d 449 (2013), may, at least in certain circumstances, impact the ability of residential mortgage-backed security and commercial...more
Last month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion that could establish a safe harbor to protect condominium hotels from being characterized as securities under federal and state securities laws. In...more
On August 28, 2013, the FDIC, OCC, FRB, SEC, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Department of Housing and Urban Development (collectively, the “Agencies”) issued a second Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “revised...more
The civil division of the Justice Department has preliminarily concluded that JPMorgan broke federal laws in connection with its sale from 2005 to 2007 of subprime and Alt-A residential mortgage securities, and the bank is...more
Hotel Lawyers on "hotel condo" units as securities (or NOT).
An important decision on when a condo hotel does NOT involve the sale of a "security"
One of the most significant challenges for developers of a condo...more
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