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Have We Seen the Last Dance for Quantitative Before Condition Goodwill Valuations?

by Nossaman LLP on

When a business is taken as a result of a public improvement, the business is entitled to seek compensation for, among other things, loss of business goodwill. Typically, this loss is calculated by measuring the business’...more

New Economic Development Opportunities Possible Thanks to Improved Marketability of Philadelphia Tax Increment Finance...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The tools available to the City of Philadelphia to finance community and economic development projects have been enhanced under a new law that authorizes the imposition of special assessments to support tax increment finance...more

Two San Diego Projects Moving Forward

by Nossaman LLP on

There are two interesting projects in San Diego County that are moving forward, both of which involve at least some use of eminent domain. The San Marcos Creek Specific Plan is proceeding in, not surprisingly, San...more

Appellate Court Upholds TIF District Levy and Collection of Taxes

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld the actions of a city council in its establishment and implementation of a TIF district (Devyn Corp. v. City of Bloomington). In this case, the Court addressed the adequacy of a...more

Real Estate and Land Use - September 2015 #2

Use It or Lose It: San Clemente Required to Refund $10 Million in Unused Impact Fees: Walker v. City of San Clemente (August 28, 2015, G050552) - Why It Matters: In a strict reading of a local agency’s...more

Eminent Domain for Public Improvements Supporting Private Development Projects

by Nossaman LLP on

With the improving real estate economy, there have been an influx of new large development projects throughout California. With these new proposed developments, it is common for local government agencies to require public...more

West Virginia Employment Update: The Mountain State is Becoming Much More Attractive to Employers

by Littler on

For the past several decades, West Virginia has not fared particularly well when employers were faced with tough decisions regarding whether to close or open new facilities in the state.  One of the factors that undoubtedly...more

Guidance for Managing NEPA-Related Risks and Other Risks in Project Delivery - National Cooperative Highway Research Program...

by Nossaman LLP on

In This Issue: - AUTHOR'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS - GUIDANCE FOR MANAGING LEGAL RISKS IN THE NEPA PROCESS ..Early Identification and Assessment of Legal Risks ..Methods for Managing Legal Risks ..Legal Risk...more

FDOT Announces Apparent Best Value Proposer for I-4 Managed Lanes Project

by Nossaman LLP on

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced today that it has selected I-4 Mobility Partners as the apparent best value proposer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the I-4 Ultimate project. The I-4...more

Navigating Between CEQA’s Scylla and Charybdis: First District Applies Save Tara Analysis and Rejects Claims of Improper Project...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

One of the most vexing issues arising under CEQA, particularly in cases of projects involving public-private partnerships or projects requiring public agency financial assistance, is the question of when project approval...more

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