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Williams Mullen

Seeking Guidance? QO Zone Regulations Imminent

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Today, it was announced that the proposed regulations for the qualified opportunity zone tax program (the “Program”) are being reviewed by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (the “OIRA”) of the Office of...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

CFPB Issues Interpretive Rule on Partial HMDA Exemptions for Certain Depository Institutions

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In an interpretive rule published on September 7, 2018, the CFPB clarified aspects of the partial HMDA exemptions for certain depository institutions that were created under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Qualified Opportunity Zones - A Potentially Powerful New Tax Incentive

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The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) created a new program to spur economic development by providing investors with significant tax benefits for investments in designated low-income census tracts known as...more

White & Case LLP

Blockchain and real estate: A global revolution in the making?

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Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the way real estate is managed and transacted globally. In 2008, bitcoin announced itself as the first blockchain application, introducing the world to distributed ledger...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending to Remain Separate Agency

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The Texas Finance Commission recently rejected the Sunset Advisory Commission’s recommendation to abolish the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (SML), deciding instead to continue the SML as a separate state agency...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Meeting Street: Safely Traveling the Road to Community Association Annual Meetings

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Annual membership meetings are an essential thread of the fabric of community associations. Indeed, North Carolina law requires that all community associations hold a meeting of the association's members at least once a...more

Hogan Lovells

Proptech Decoded – Proptech and its impact on the logistics sector

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Robots; underwater warehouses; airships releasing drones for deliveries. No, this isn’t a pitch for a science fiction film but the future of distribution centres....more

Blank Rome LLP

Insurance Checklist for Individuals in the Event of Hurricane Losses on the Eastern Seaboard

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1. Identify and review your insurance policies: Depending on your situation, you may have insurance coverage provided through a homeowner’s policy or renters insurance. Coverage may also be available under an auto policy,...more

Blank Rome LLP

Early Recovery Checklist for FEMA and Other Related Emergency Services

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EVALUATING PROPERTY AND MAKING A PLAN - A natural disaster can leave you and your business mired in financial uncertainty and insecurity. Assessing conditions, values, and assistance need is critical to...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Rural Housing Service Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes

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The USDA’s Rural Housing Service is proposing to make several changes to its Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program. The proposed changes are intended to...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Court Will Not Enjoin Issuance of Land Use Permits Where None Yet Applied

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Any stock brokerage website will tell you that “past performance is not indicative of future results.” The same is true in the context of land use permitting, such that what a municipality “had done” cannot ripen a claim to...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Mold/Remediation: Michigan Appellate Court Addresses Duty Owed Homeowner by Insurance Company and Cleanup Contractor

The Court of Appeals of Michigan (“Court”) in an August 21st opinion addressed an issue regarding the duty and liability of Farmers Insurance Exchange (“Farmers”) and U.S. Disaster Services LLC (“U.S. Disaster”) owed to an...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Know Your Governing Documents

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In a 2017 New York case, a dispute arose over what authority the Association had to perform landscaping maintenance on an individual homeowner’s lot (Minkin v. Board of Directors of Cortlandt Ridge Homeowners’ Association,...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

HUD Sets up Task Force to Encourage Landlord Acceptance of Housing Vouchers

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HUD recently announced that it established a departmental task force to encourage more landlords to participate in its Housing Choice Voucher program....more

Snell & Wilmer

Ten Years After Colorado’s Adverse Possession Amendment: a brief look backwards and forwards

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In response to national outrage over an infamous adverse possession case in Boulder, Colorado, in which a lawyer and a judge intentionally took their neighbors’ undeveloped land through adverse possession, the Colorado...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

CFPB Issues Final Rule Amending Regulation Z

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CFPB issued its final rule and official interpretation amending Regulation Z which implements TILA. The rule is effective on January 1, 2019....more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

The Reach of the Clean Water Act Takes a Dive into Groundwater

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Can the law that protects the quality of the nation's waters seep into groundwater below the surface? According to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which includes North Carolina in its...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

17 State AGs Advise HUD Not to Change Disparate Impact Rule

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In a comment letter submitted in response to HUD’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its 2013 Disparate Impact Rule, the attorneys general of 16 states and the District of Columbia argued that the Rule requires...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) filed a fair housing complaint against Facebook. Facebook? What does Facebook have to do with housing discrimination and the Fair Housing Act (FHA)?...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Construction Law: Final Payment by Owner, Avoiding Lien Claims

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A contractor has finished work on a construction project in North Carolina and submitted a written request for final payment to the owner of the real property that has been improved by the construction. The owner is...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Reform of the German Mietpreisbremse: A Breakthrough in Tenancy Law?

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Proposed reforms to the Mietpreisbremse aim at strengthening and solidifying restrictions on steep rent increases in German urban areas. After intense discussions within the ruling coalition, the German government this...more

Jones Day

Maximizing Insurance Recoveries for the 2018 Hurricane Season

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The Situation: On August 23, 2018, Hurricane Lane made landfall on Hawaii, dropping more than 52 inches of rainfall—the second-highest storm rainfall total in U.S. history. The Result: Hawaiian businesses are recovering...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

New Jersey Amends Residential Mortgage Lending Act

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New Jersey recently amended numerous provisions of its Residential Mortgage Lending Act (RMLA), including those relating to mortgage loan originator licensing and sponsorship, fees licensed lenders and brokers may charge,...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

11th Circuit Upholds Punitive Damages for Wrongful Foreclosure

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a jury’s award of $3 million in punitive damages in a wrongful foreclosure action arising out of an alleged escrow calculation error....more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Unhappy Shareholders Cannot Sue Willy-Nilly”

Owners of cooperative and condominium apartments have the right to bring derivative actions against their boards. Simply put, derivative actions allow a shareholder to sue on behalf of a corporation. But under what...more

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