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Are you including a mediation provision in your real estate contracts?

Businesspeople and their lawyers have long discussed whether to include an arbitration clause in their leases, construction contracts and other real estate agreements. The questions that guide that decision include: Who will...more

Setting the boundaries: a new protocol for resolving disputes

by Hogan Lovells on

When you hear the term “boundary dispute”, you probably imagine the following familiar set of circumstances: - Two parties at loggerheads over a small strip of land. - Entrenched positions holding sway over the...more

Resolving Disputes Regarding Value of the Loss through the Appraisal Process

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

With an increase in storm damage events throughout the Midwest, insurers are becoming increasingly frugal when adjusting storm damage losses. In the past, disputes regarding the value of the loss typically involved...more

[Webinar] Help from the Dark Side: A Litigator’s Perspective on Commercial Real Estate Issues - June 22nd, 12:00pm CT

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The presentation will focus on three key legal issues, ADR, Liquidated Damages, and Letter of Intent. These issues should be considered well in advance when contemplating a possible real estate transaction as they can lead...more

New Requirements Under MCIOA: Preventative Maintenance Plans and Construction Defect Claims

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

Important changes to Minnesota law were recently made that will affect real estate developers, builders, associations and unit owners. Minnesota Statutes Chapter 515B, the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (“MCIOA”),...more

Money, Dirt and Steel: Spring 2017

by Williams Mullen on

When Are Your Subcontractor's Employees Your Employees? In January, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals entered its decision in Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, Inc., ruling that a contractor and its subcontractor can be...more

Ninth Circuit Rules Lease Damages Cap Does Not Apply to Damages Independent of Termination

by King & Spalding on

On December 29, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the “Court”) issued an opinion, holding that the statutory cap on a landlord’s damages claim in a bankruptcy case applies only to claims resulting...more

Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate Winter 2017

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory’s Retail Industry Team would like to thank those that joined us for our Annual Breakfast Briefing “Hot Topics for Commercial Property Owners and Managers” on November 29, 2016. We hope that you found the...more

Litigating a Lease Audit

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Considering that lease audits are a fact of life in the world of commercial real estate, it only makes sense to prepare for one well before it occurs. When negotiation a lease, both the landlord and tenant should be mindful...more

Money, Dirt and Steel: Spring 2016 Newsletter

by Williams Mullen on

A snapshot of noteworthy cases from the Spring terms of the North Carolina appellate courts related to lending practices, property rights and construction in North Carolina - Money - FORECLOSURE: - Lender...more

EU Retail News - April 2016

by Bryan Cave on

Welcome to the first issue of EU Retail News written by members of the Retail Team at Bryan Cave - EU and US: Marketing fitspiration from SoulCycle - SoulCycle has taken the US by storm, with fitness studios...more

Franchising Update

by K&L Gates LLP on

While dispute resolution clauses may be straightforward for domestic franchise agreements as a result of the Franchising Code, dispute resolution clauses can be one of the most neglected provisions in international master...more

Third Circuit Holds That Courts – Not Arbitrators – Must Determine Whether Arbitration Clauses Permit Class Action Arbitration

by Reed Smith on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in a precedential opinion, recently held that courts, not arbitrators, must decide whether a class action dispute should be governed by arbitration unless the...more

Interpreting Arbitration Agreements: Two Key Points from Recent Texas Supreme Court Decisions

by Winstead PC on

The Texas Supreme Court recently added another opinion to its ever-growing body of law interpreting arbitration agreements. The opinion falls in line with prior decisions on two key issues: 1. what amounts to waiver of the...more

CFPB Publishes Semi-Annual Rulemaking Agenda

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Just in time for the holidays, the CFPB released its Fall 2015 rulemaking agenda on Friday, November 20. The agenda does not include any major surprises, but it does slightly revise the projected timeline for several highly...more

The Alabama Supreme Court Allows a Second Bite at the Arbitration Apple

by Butler Snow LLP on

Could a failure to participate in a court-ordered arbitration be enough to waive a party’s right to arbitration? A recent decision of the Alabama Supreme Court suggests it is not. In 2010, Yan Chen entered into a lease...more

Abu Dhabi Global Markets: New Regulations: Real Estate

by DLA Piper on

Here we consider some key features of the ADGM Real Property Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) and highlight topics that may be of interest to our clients operating within the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), which...more

A House of a Different Color: The Changing Role of Appraisal Panels

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Minnesota’s severe weather season is here. With that season comes the possibility of hail, heavy rain, lightning, and other weather-related threats that can quickly result in serious property damage to residential and...more

Substantial Amendments to the Condominium Act will impact Condominium Developers and Corporations

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Province of Ontario recently introduced Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, to amend the Condominium Act, 1998, largely in response to the immense growth and change in the condominium sector in Ontario in...more

California Case Requires Arbitration Despite Lack of Actual Controversy

by Snell & Wilmer on

For parties to litigate a contract dispute in a court of law, the parties’ disagreement must have ripened into an actual controversy presenting more than a mere academic difference of opinion. But under a recent California...more

Construction Case Law Update - October 2014 #2

by Carlton Fields on

Disputes over a mediation agreement’s validity must be resolved prior to a court ruling on discovery requests regarding matters potentially settled by the agreement. A dispute arose after Jilco, Inc. (“Jilco”) subleased a...more

Six Considerations for Rent Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Leases

by Bennett Jones LLP on

When a commercial tenant exercises an option to renew a lease it is imperative that the landlord and tenant have effective mechanisms in place to determine the rent for the renewal term. Ideally both parties will agree on the...more

Nonresidential Condominium Bill Becomes Law

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Last week Governor Rick Scott signed into law SB 440, which became Chapter 2014-14 of Florida Laws. This bill removes the requirements imposed on residential condominiums under the Florida Condominium Act regarding elections...more

In Site - Winter 2013/2014

by K&L Gates LLP on

Welcome to the Winter 2013/2014 edition of In Site. This edition covers the following topics: - Collateral warranties, third party rights and the decisions in Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and Royal...more

Summary of Amendments to RI Foreclosure Mediation Regulation

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

This alert will discuss the Mediation Law and some of its unanticipated consequences, as well as the latest amendments to Banking Regulation 5. The latest amendments contain helpful clarification and guidance for...more

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