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Public Advertising of California Qualification by Permit Offerings

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

Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in Case Involving General Partnership Interests

A California district court granted the Securities and Exchange Commission’s motion for a preliminary injunction against defendants who were selling general partnership interests in parcels of land. The court determined that...more

Attorney's Participation in a Presentation to Potential Real Estate Investors Did Not Create a Duty Actionable Under Section 10(b)...

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

June 5, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss [Video]

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

How Offerors Can Act Regarding the JOBS Act

For companies that need some form of advertising and need to raise money immediately, the California 25102(n) exemption and the Model Accredited Investor Exemption (MAIE) that approximately 30 states have adopted allow the...more

The JOBS Act and Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

President Obama signed the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (the JOBS Act) on April 5. This bill will make it substantially easier for companies to raise money although key provisions do not take effect immediately....more

FHFA Pilot REO Sale Program

On February 27, the FHFA announced the first pilot program transaction under the Real Estate-Owned (REO) Initiative, targeted to hardest-hit metropolitan areas (Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and parts of...more

Turkey: A bumper year for Islamic finance

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

Turkey: Recent Changes to the Real Estate Investment Companies Regulations

Recent changes implemented by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey regarding Real Estate Investment Companies (REICs)....more

The Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Investment Risks and Opportunities [Video]

The ongoing Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis and changing regulatory environment are forcing many European banks to consider a variety of asset disposition and capital-raising transactions, creating both risks and opportunities...more

UK REITs: A New Dawn

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. ...more

UK REITs: A New Dawn

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

Inside the Mind of a Fraudster - Profiling a Criminal

The overwhelming amount of fraud occurring and uncovered in South Florida, including mortgage, banking, securities, and regulatory fraud demands at least a cursory analysis of the personalities and behaviour that typify these...more

Tenth Circuit Holds that "Forced Sellers" Resulting From a Squeeze Out Merger Lack Standing to Assert Claims Under Sections 11 and...

In Katz v. Gerardi, No. 10-1407, 2011 WL 3726279 (10th Cir. Aug. 25, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims alleging violations of Section 11 and Section 12(a)(2) of...more

SEC Argues That Sales Of Hotel Rooms Are Sales of A Security

In June, I wrote this post about U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw’s opinion in Salameh v. Tarsadia Hotels, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30375. The case involved the question of whether ownership interests in individual units...more

The Internal Revenue Service Rules in Favor of Multi-Class REIT Structure with Deductible Offering Costs

In a private letter ruling (PLR) that we obtained on behalf of a client, the IRS extended rules applicable to open-end mutual funds (RICs) to a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (a REIT). The IRS...more

Are real estate fund managers required to be registered as investment advisers?

After my recent post regarding exemption from investment adviser registration of venture capital funds and small hedge funds, I had a number of people ask me about the status of real estate funds under the new regime. Do the...more

Sukuk: An attractive way to develop Islamic finance in Turkey

Turkey has amended its capital market law in a drive to spur investments from the Middle East. BURAK GENCOGLU and ALI CEYLAN discuss this new foreign policy approach....more

Irwin -v- Deasy

Supreme Court upholds High Court decision in Irwin -v- Deasy in relation to co-owners of registered land

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

Structuring Joint Venture Agreements

The relationship between developers of real estate and investors can be complex. This article sets out the basic terms and conditions that must be addressed by the parties when forming a joint venture/partnership with the...more

FDI in Real Estate (With Special Reference to Mauritius)

FDI in Real Estate

Real Estate Sector is and was on Boom. The Following Article will clarify the need, ways and legal complications for FDI in Real Estate in India. Specially Taxation issue with Maritius. WAYS IN WHICH FOREIGN INVESTMENT CAN...more

Foreign Direct Investment In India (Real Estate)

FDI in Real Estate (With Special Reference to Mauritius)

Foreign Direct Investment in India in Real Estate Sector eas and is on boom now. This article throws light upon the Opportunities and Legal Structure for FDI in India in Real Estate Sector with Special Refernce to Taxation...more

FDI in Real Estate in India

FDI in Real Estate in India: Legal Framework

This document carries out varioud legal and procedural requirement for investment in India in Real Estate Business. CS Devesh Pandey Corporate Consultant 9811237186 Singhania & Co LLP Advocates and Solicitors International...more

Real Estate Law & Industry - Covered Bonds Staged to Become Alternatives or Complements to Securitization

As the fog surrounding the floundering U.S. financial sector begins to clear, one possibility for righting the finance of both housing and commercial real estate is the covered bond. Until recently, the prospect of...more

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