Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Miami, Florida 33131-3456, United States

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The Real Tax Benefits of Inverting to Canada

On August 26, Burger King announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Tim Hortons, Inc., the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain, in a transaction that will be structured as an “inversion” (i.e., Burger King will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Miami’s Future Archipelago of Floating Houses

A team of Dutch developers would like to bring a little bit of Atlantis to Miami. Earlier this month, Dutch Docklands submitted a letter of intent and request for zoning variance to the City of North Miami Beach in order to…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Bank of America’s $16.65 Billion Settlement

In what is being reported as the largest settlement ever between the U.S. and a single business entity, Attorney General Eric Holder and Associate Attorney General Tony West announced Thursday that Bank of America Corp. (“BofA”)…more
| Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital

With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of…more
| Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

How Windstream Ruling Will Affect Foreign Taxpayers

In general, a REIT is a special purpose entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes that requires at least 75 percent of the value of the entity’s gross assets to consist of real estate assets, cash, cash items, and governmental…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Bankruptcy Auctions 101

A recent bankruptcy auction of a Texas power plant by Optim Energy LLC provided an important lesson for potential bidders at bankruptcy auctions and their representatives on the importance of developing a clear bidding strategy…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom

Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This remarkable…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential

Servicer’s Error Leads to $16 Million Award

Kate Berry reported in American Banker and SourceMedia’s National Mortgage News on how a $616 servicing error snowballed into a $16 million jury verdict. It was reported that a jury last month awarded $514,000 in compensatory…more
| Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!

The Port of Miami Tunnel’s opening on Sunday, August 3, 2014 marked a rousing day for Miami. Not just because police cruiser sirens, motorcyclists and tractor trailers inaugurated new, underwater lanes for thousands of vehicles…more
| Finance & Banking, Transportation, Government Contracting

IC-DISC Benefits Enhanced with Foreign Shareholders

Since the reduction in the individual tax rate on qualified dividends in 2004, the Interest Charge Domestic Sales Corporation (“IC-DISC”) has become an attractive vehicle to obtain a tax incentive for exporting U.S.-produced…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Use of Phased Permits on the Rise

As cranes tower over Miami in the post-recession development upswing, developers are once again using phased permits to expedite construction while awaiting approval for building permits. Section 105.13 of the Florida Building…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

11th Circuit Opts For Flexibility over Predictability in Securities Fraud Class Actions

Securities fraud class actions tend to be battles that come to a head at the class certification stage. If the plaintiff group can certify a class, a large settlement often follows. If class certification fails, the case often…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Securities Law

Home Prices Keep Households Out of Market

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released on August 1, 2014, each $1,000 increase in the price of a newly constructed median priced home results in approximately 206,269 prospective…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Local Law Shopping Through “Derivative Benefits”

Unlike U.S. persons who are subject to U.S. federal income tax on their worldwide income, foreign persons generally are subject to U.S. taxation on two categories of income: (i) certain types of passive U.S.-source income (e.g.,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Inbound U.S. Tax Planning With Inversions

With all of the recent negative publicity focused on the outbound restructuring of U.S. multinationals engaging in so-called “inversion” transactions (see prior blog “Corporate Inversions Showing No Signs of Slowing Down”),…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation
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