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Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Is Fracking Safe?
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
John Hunter on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
In Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. The Queen, 2013 SCC 29, Justice Rothstein marries tax philosophy and tax practice by asking and answering the question:
If a tree falls in the forest and you are not around to...more
The Commonwealth Court has held that the proper date of valuation in an Allegheny County assessment appeal is the appeal filing date, not the first day of the tax year under appeal. The school district had appealed the...more
In This Presentation:
Municipal Improvements Act; The Governing Body and MID; Authorized Improvements; Common Questions; Criteria for the MID; Common Questions; and Boundary Issues.
Excerpt from Municipal...more
In This Presentation:
FILOTs and MCPs/SSRCs – Developer Issues
..Basic Property Taxes Calculation
..FILOTs – The Basics
..Developer FILOT Project Scenario
..Developer FILOT Arrangements
..Key Issues in...more
In This Issue:
1 City of Toronto Zoning By-Law Update
2 New Heritage Official Plan Policies For The City of Toronto
3 Creditor Priority as between Factoring Companies and Lienholders in the Wake of the Alberta...more
Originally published in Law 360 on August 24, 2012.
Imagine a corporation in the business of building and leasing warehouses to manufacturers, in particular, manufacturers that import raw materials to be manufactured...more
Imagine a corporation in the business of building and leasing warehouses to manufacturers, in particular, manufacturers that import raw materials to be manufactured here in Arizona. The hypothetical corporation owns a large...more
On April 25, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in Tech One Associates v. Bd. of Prop. Ass’t. of Allegh. Co., et al. At issue in this case is a matter of significant importance to...more
Following consultation, the UK Government has decided not to abolish land remediation relief (LRR) after all. This comes after a strong reaction from developers, who argued that it would render many brownfield...more
The Property Valuation practice has just released its Fall 2011 newsletter containing the following articles:
>> Hartford Revaluation to Proceed
>> When is a Settlement not a Settlement?
2011 Property Revaluations in Connecticut
Our research indicates that nearly 50 municipalities in Connecticut are planning to conduct revaluations effective October 1, 2011. There are a number of steps that property owners...more
Pullman & Comley's Property Valuation practice has released its most recent edition of Property Valuation Topics with the following articles:
>> Read the Appraisal Report Carefully
>> The End of an...more
When a court interprets or a locality applies a statute, the plain meaning controls as a general rule.
The Riverside Owner L.L.C. v. City of Richmond case involved the appropriate amount for a tax exemption earned by a...more
Pullman & Comley's Property Valuation department has released its Spring 2011 edition of Property Valuation Topics, a newsletter that includes the following articles:
>> Landmark "Standing" Ruling Issued
This is the first in a series of blog entries monitoring the proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies and describing alternative public funding sources for redevelopment projects.
After much discussion, debate and...more
This article examines how far an opposing counsel may go in cross examining an adverse expert witness in an effort to prove the bias of that witness before a judge or jury....more
Pullman & Comley's Property Valuation department has released its Winter 2011 edition of Property Valuation Topics, a newsletter that includes the following articles:
>> PILOTs Examined
>> New London and...more
Oregon Revised Statute 306.815 presently prohibits any city, county, district, or other political subdivision or municipal corporation from imposing a transfer tax. The only exception is the existing transfer tax in...more
As in the Virginia Supreme Court’s November 4, 2010 FFW Enterprises v. Fairfax County opinion, the issue of excluding residential properties by classification from a special tax was addressed the same day in the case of...more
Enterprise Zone credits can be one of the most effective tools in reducing California franchise tax. Recognizing this, the California Franchise Tax Board ("FTB") has been on a campaign to limit the effectiveness of the...more
Constitutional issues related to classification of property for taxation were at issue in FFW Enterprises v. Fairfax County, another opinion issued by the Virginia Supreme Court on November 4, 2010.
Specifically at issue...more
Pullman & Comley's Property Valuation department has released its Fall 2010 edition of Property Valuation Topics, a newsletter that includes the following articles:
>> 2010 Revaluations are Proceeding
A deed is a document that transfers ownership of real estate. It serves as written proof of ownership of your home or building. For a deed transaction to have legal effect it generally must comply with certain legal...more
Our Property Valuation department has released its Summer 2010 edition of Property Valuation Topics, a newsletter that includes the following articles:
>> Is Real Estate Construction in Progress (CIP) Exempt?
If your company owns real estate in Pennsylvania, you should carefully examine your current tax assessments to make sure you are not paying too much in County, School and Municipal real estate taxes.
Many property owners...more
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