Expert Analysis

Contractors Need Protection From NJ Homeowner Protections

A recently passed New Jersey law, combined with the state's Consumer Fraud Act, is intended to protect innocent ho... (more story)

NY Shouldn't Pair 421-a Restoration And Good Cause Eviction

The good cause eviction system of rent control should not be imposed in New York, nor should its legislation be ti... (more story)

Setting The Stage For High Court BofA Escrow Interest Case

Dori Bailey and Curtis Johnson at Bond Schoeneck examine relevant legislation and case law dating back 200 years a... (more story)

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Wash. Judge Doubts Public Was Shut Out Of Shelter Plan

A Washington state appellate judge on Friday asked opponents of a plan to turn a hotel near Seattle into a shelter for homeless people why a pair of community meetings weren't enough to meet King County's obli... (more story)

Mich. Wineries Crush Town's Live Music, Catering Bans

A Michigan federal judge has again ruled that a township's bans on wineries hosting amplified live music and catering are preempted by state regulations, narrowing a long-running zoning dispute ahead of an April trial.

The biggest deal this week was a nearly $27 million purchase of a commercial property in Manhattan, with Avely Hart of Hart Law representing the buyer of 5 E. 59th St. (Photo by Gordon Donovan/NurPhoto via AP)
NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Hart Law, Dentons and Miller Leiby are among the law firms that worked on the largest New York City deals that hit public records this week, a period that saw only seven transactions north of the $10 million m... (more story)

Hospitality REIT Inks $171M Hotel Sale Amid Debt Distress

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. will sell a Hilton property in Boston for $171 million, in the latest among a spate of properties being sold or handed off to lenders as the real estate investment trust looks fo... (more story)

Easement Cases To Put IRS-Hired Appraisers Under Scrutiny

Some partnerships challenging the denial of tax deductions for conservation easement donations are mounting a new attack on the IRS' push to enforce the transactions with claims that the agency's multimillion-... (more story)

Real Estate Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher

Thanks to its role advising on multiple deals north of the $10 billion mark, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has earned a spot as one of Law360's 2023 Real Estate Groups of the Year.

Judge Sanctions Group In Latest Suit Over Tribal Hotel Project

A California federal judge has put plaintiffs "on notice" with sanctions in rejecting their latest lawsuit accusing San Diego's Catholic bishop of disturbing their family remains by building a hotel next to a ... (more story)

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Wealthy Calif. City Fighting Uphill In 'Builder's Remedy' Suit

Attorneys for a pro-housing group and a real estate developer praised a Los Angeles judge's tentative ruling Friday that a wealthy suburb violated a state housing law by rejecting a development that would incl... (more story)

FTC, DOJ Slam Use Of Software To Fix Rent Payments

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday told a Washington federal judge that landlords can't collude on housing prices even if they're using new technology to do it, adding th... (more story)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pictured in 2023. A revised version of the state’s landmark housing law, known as the Live Local Act, now awaits the governor’s signature after passing through the House on Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Revisions Show Fla.'s Dedication To Affordable Housing Law

With the approval of significant revisions to a landmark affordable housing law they passed in 2023, Florida state lawmakers have reinforced their commitment to incentivizing an increase in much-needed housing... (more story)

Landlords Say Conn. City Thwarts Housing Citation Appeals

New Haven, Connecticut, landlords have filed a proposed class action against the city, alleging that it failed to set up a procedure for property owners to appeal housing code and rental license citations, des... (more story)

Judge Pauses Sale Of Miami Official's Home In $63.5M Case

A Florida magistrate judge on Friday paused the sale of a Miami city commissioner's house and ordered briefing on whether his homestead exemption claim — which would shield the property from being used to sati... (more story)

Colo. Real Estate Brokerage Settles Data Breach Class Claims

A proposed class settled a data breach lawsuit against a Denver-based real estate brokerage and property management company in Colorado federal court.

Conn. AG Tells Lawmakers To Ban MV Realty's 'Scam Deals'

Connecticut's attorney general urged state lawmakers to protect vulnerable homeowners by passing legislation banning a business model used by MV Realty to rack up thousands in junk fees on people who sign thei... (more story)