In The Cross-Hairs? Protecting Your Company Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations and Investors' Mortgage Buyback Claims
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
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
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
A properly structured deal is critical to success -
Perhaps the greatest satisfaction of working in the real estate industry is that a single transaction can produce so many winners. Properly structured deals can offer...more
We are now at a pivotal point for condo hotels. We are witnessing the complete turnaround in the way developers will structure condo hotel deals — particularly for high-end and luxury properties. This 180 degree turnaround in...more
A Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding Today -
The idea of creating large scale syndicates to purchase real estate is a classic concept.
Large scale syndication traces its roots directly back to the 1920’s, when...more
A final credit risk retention rule was recently issued with respect to asset-backed securities (ABS) by the prudential bank regulators (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance...more
On August 27, 2012, the California Department of Corporations adopted a new Rule 206.204.9, which was intended to encourage capital investment in private investment funds by providing an exemption from investment adviser...more
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
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
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
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Staff Papers
The Costs and Consequences of the 2007–09 Financial Crisis
The Financial Crisis Cost More Than $14 Trillion: Dallas Fed Study
The financial crisis likely cost at least a...more
Final regulations allowing advertised Rule 506 offerings. ...more
Waterfall Distributions for Investors...more
Managers who are organizing an investment funds....more
On December 7, 2012, the working group of the finance committee of the Financial Services Agency of Japan (the “Working Group”) issued its final report (the “Final Report”) with respect to the reform of the legal regime of...more
Using Reg. S is useful when the issuer does not want to be limited by the restrictions of Rule 506. With a Rule 506 offering all investors must be either accredited or sophisticated, and there is a limit of 35 non-accredited...more
A number of years ago the SEC effectively banned the use of finders to locate investors for securities offerings that cross state lines. Still, a few states allow finders for their intrastate offerings (offerings made...more
Helpful advice for using Rule 506 for raising money....more
Although it takes more time and effort than other types of offerings, a California qualification by permit (25113) offering has major advantages in terms of allowing public advertising and having low investor requirements. ...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week denied federal securities and related state law claims by a group of investors, which were brought against attorneys for statements made during a presentation...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Last week JP Morgan Chase acknowledged a trading loss of at least $2 billion, fueling calls by some observers for more regulation of financial institutions. Chris Whalen, a Senior Managing Director...more
The Turkish fi nancial market maintained its constant development in 2011 and recent reports from reputable international fi nancial institutions project that this development will continue in 2012. In 2011, Sukuk was...more
Recent changes implemented by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey regarding Real Estate Investment Companies (REICs)....more
This client briefing provides an overview of the proposed relaxation by the UK Treasury of the rules governing the UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regime that will come into force in April 2012.
UK Real Estate Investment Trusts (UK REITs) were introduced by the Finance Act 2006 to give investors a tax-efficient way of getting exposure to commercial property. This special tax regime came into force on 1 January 2007...more
The Supreme Court ruled in relation to the remedies available for the enforcement of a judgment registered against only one of the co-owners of registered land.
The High Court found that it did not have jurisdiction to...more
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