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PUC Pipeline Case Presents Issue of Who Qualifies as a Public Utility Corporation

A recently filed case before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Corporation (“PUC”) raises the issue of what type of pipeline company qualifies as a “public utility corporation” under Pennsylvania statutes. The term is not...more

In Landmark Ruling, Massachusetts SJC Upholds Tax Exemption for Charitable Conservation Land

On May 15, 2014, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a landmark decision, New England Forestry Foundation, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of Hawley, SJC-11432 (May 15, 2014), upholding the tax exempt status of...more

The "ABCs" Of California Booze Law

Do you want to be part of the booze business in California? Or do you already have a liquor license but are unclear on what you're allowed to do? We're here to help. Originally Published in Krost, Baumgarten, Kniss &...more

Relative Priorities of Planning Instruments Governing National Park Towns

Municipalities located within national parks are subject to unique development constraints. The federal National Parks Act and provincial Parks Towns Act enable agreements between the federal and provincial governments for...more

The Condominium Corporation and the Developer Board

Upon the registration of a condominium plan at Land Titles (or the first phase of a condominium plan in the case of a phased development), a condominium corporation is created. The condominium corporation is the vehicle by...more

Indiana Finance Authority issues the Request for Proposals for the I-69 Section 5 Project

Continuing Indiana’s successful employment of availability payment model public-private partnership (“P3”) concessions, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) issued its second P3 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to proposers...more

Land Use, Zoning and Other Local Policies to Promote Economic Development - League of California Cities Webinar: New Tools for...

In This Presentation: • Public Agency Approach • Existing Local Authority • Public Private Partnerships • Redevelopment/Economic Development • Public Infrastructure - Excerpt from Public Agency...more

Focus on Landlords - Key Landlord Lease Issues

Landlords want to have a protective lease form, but tenants hate a 70+ page “killer” lease. A shorter lease can help a landlord quickly sign tenants, just make sure it covers key points. Here are some to think about. ...more

New Legislation Facilitates Public-Private Partnerships

Earlier this month, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 85, which establishes statewide authorization and procedures for public-private partnerships....more

Public-Private Partnerships A Winning Strategy

The global recession was unkind to communities across the United States and around the world. Facing diminished tax bases, frozen capital markets and a reduction in federal and state funding, many local governments shelved...more

Al Dotson Is The Champion Of Public-Private Partnerships

Originally Published in South Florida Business Journal, March 29, 2013. Albert E. Dotson Jr. is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and leads the law firm’s government relations and land development...more

Zoning Registration Now Easier for Philadelphia Community Organizations

Beginning March 25, 2013, community organizations and other nonprofits will find it easier to become registered community organizations for Philadelphia zoning purposes. Community organizations have informally...more

Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Key Decision on Noncompete Agreements

In 2011, I wrote an article about an important decision out of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals concerning the enforceability of a noncompete agreement following a corporate merger or acquisition. In Acordia of Ohio...more

Rogers Towers: Impact of the Reorganization of the Jacksonville DEP Office

Located in Jacksonville, the Northeast District Office of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) will soon change its organizational structure to be consistent with the other DEP district offices and...more

Dominatrix Dungeon In Residential Condo

We expect that some residents were shocked to read a recent article in the Toronto Star that reported that one of the residents in their condominium was operating a dominatrix dungeon from her unit. ...more

Catching Up with Winding Down: The Status of California Redevelopment Successor Agencies

Successor agencies to California’s dissolved Redevelopment Agencies (“RDAs”) continue to wind down the operations of the former RDAs under the supervision of oversight boards pursuant to Assembly Bill X1 26 (“AB 26”) as...more

The Founding of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert (1963-2013)

Founded in Honolulu in 1963 by Frank Damon, a Hawai‘i-born descendant of missionaries from New England, and Henry Shigekane, the son of Japanese immigrants, Damon & Shigekane pioneered new territory by crossing ethnic lines —...more

New Report Identifies $2.5 Billion-Plus in Delaware Valley Infrastructure Funding Needs

The Greater Philadelphia area's ability to thrive in the 21st century depends largely on rebuilding and remodeling the region's aging infrastructure network. According to "Connections 2040: Transportation Investment...more

California Manufacturing Growth Spurs Industrial Sector

The US economy may be experiencing slow growth but that doesn’t mean there aren’t positive signs in certain sectors. The industrial sector in California is one area that offers signs of potential future growth. That’s the...more

Mining E-Review: September 2012 - British Columbia Securities Commission Issues Cease Trade Order Following Review of Barkerville...

In an environment of increasing scrutiny of technical disclosure by securities regulators, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) recently issued a full cease trade order in respect of the securities of Barkerville...more

Challenge to Changes in the Feed-in Tariff Program Dismissed by Divisional Court

Introduction - In its recent decision in SkyPower CL I LP et al v Minister of Energy issued on September 10, 2012, the Divisional Court dismissed the Applicants’ assertions that the Minister of Energy and the Ontario Power...more

Supreme Court Extends Jury Trial Rights to Facts Necessary for Calculation of Criminal Fines

In a decision that will impact white collar criminal trials — and potentially civil enforcement trials in which the government agency seeks substantial civil monetary penalties — the U.S. Supreme Court recently held in...more

Seller's Guide for Environmental Due Diligence

As a follow-up to the article that appeared in our February 2012 Global Automotive Newsletter, "Purchaser’s Guide for Conducting Environmental Due Diligence," this Seller’s Guide will discuss several due diligence tips that...more

Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans  [Video]

Natural gas is easily one of the most important areas of energy-related matters in the United States. In this video, McNees attorney James P. Dougherty provides an overview of Marcellus Shale and its significance in the...more

Mississippi CON Report -- May 1, 2012

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP's Mississippi CON Report dated May 1, 2012 and including activities by and filings with the Mississippi State Department of Health's Office of Health Planning and Policy is provided for the...more

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