Expert Analysis

A Comparison Of FDIC, OCC Proposed Merger Approaches

Max Bonici and Connor Webb at Venable take a closer look at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s and Office of th... (more story)

Tax Assessment: Recapping Georgia's Legislative Session

Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin at Eversheds Sutherland examine tax-related changes from Georgia’s General Assemb... (more story)

Ga. Law Creates Challenges For Foreign Ownership Of Land

Under Georgia's new law limiting certain foreign possessory interests in agricultural land and land near military ... (more story)

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Real Estate Firm Buys Manhattan Retail Property For $180M

TZ Capital scooped up a luxury retail property on Madison Ave. for $180 million — nearly $100 million less than what the building last traded for, per a source familiar with the deal Wednesday — in a move that... (more story)

Chancery Keeps RedBird-Brookfield Dispute Stay In Place

A Delaware vice chancellor declined Wednesday to rule from the bench on a preliminary injunction sought by Redbird Capital Partners in a dispute over a Brookfield Infrastructure Partners claim for a $150 milli... (more story)

FILE- This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows a sign at a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. Wells Fargo says it has agreed to pay $480 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit brought by shareholders who claim the bank misstated or failed to disclose details about its sales practices. The San Francisco-based bank said Friday, May 4, 2018, that the agreement is in principle, and must be approved by the court before it's finalized. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wells Fargo Wants Receivership For Hotels After $52M Default

Wells Fargo has sued American Hotel Income Properties REIT Inc. in New York federal court, claiming that the real estate investment trust's hotels should be placed into a court-ordered receivership after the R... (more story)

Croke Fairchild Hires 2 Real Estate Attys For Chicago Office

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC hired Penelope Campbell and Ari Krigel as partners for its real estate practice in Chicago, the firm announced.

Sullivan & Cromwell Atty Urges Cos. To Tend To Climate Data

Public companies should not expect stakeholder concerns over climate risk to go away, even though litigation has cast a fog of uncertainty over certain disclosure rules, a Sullivan & Cromwell lawyer said Wedne... (more story)

Realty Firm Seeks Early Win In Law Firm's Suit Over Lease

Real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield of Texas Inc. has urged a Texas state court to grant it an early win against law firm Polunsky Beitel & Green LLP in a suit alleging that Polunsky Beitel is wrongfully... (more story)

NJ Atty Faces Fla. Suspension Over Sale Of $1.6M Painting

An attorney suspended for one year in New Jersey last year for smuggling a $1.6 million painting out of his house to avoid an asset sale has agreed to a guilty plea accepting another yearlong suspension in Flo... (more story)

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NAR Says Home Sale Prices Rose In April With Drop In Sales

The median sale price of homes grew 5.7% to $407,600 in April, the highest price ever for that month and the 10th straight month in which an increase was seen, according to a National Association of Realtors r... (more story)

Pa. Justices To Say If Building Co-Owner Is 'Indispensable'

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will take up an appeal over whether the co-owner of a rental property who doesn't handle its operation is nonetheless an "indispensable party" whose omission was fatal to a te... (more story)

The wealthy Walker family celebrated the start of work on a master-planned city near Laredo, Texas after discovering water access at the site. The family's lead attorney David E. Earl joins Kandy Walker, president of the family development arm, next to underground piping that's set to be used on a series of water wells on the property during the May 15 groundbreaking. (Courtesy of the Walker family)
Texas Billionaires Building $7B City After Finding Aquifer

The wealthy Walker family will put down $1.6 billion in cash over the next 30 years to build their own self-sufficient city after discovering access to an underground aquifer can provide more than enough water... (more story)

Fraud Defendant Strikes Deal To End Ch. 11, Sell House

A corporation owned by the defendant in a $93 million securities fraud case Wednesday told a Florida bankruptcy judge it has reached a deal to end its Chapter 11 case and sell the multimillion-dollar Coral Gab... (more story)

Goodwin Real Estate Atty Eyes Gov't Role In Adaptive Reuse

Investors considering converting office buildings to a residential use are increasingly seeking more assistance from and collaboration with governments, one of Goodwin's real estate leaders told Law360 in a recent interview.

Realtors Want Rethink After DOJ Antitrust Probe Allowed

The National Association of Realtors has asked the D.C. Circuit for a rehearing after the appeals court found the U.S. Department of Justice can reopen an antitrust investigation into the trade group despite a... (more story)

Toll Bros. Lobs Legal Malpractice Claims At Gordon Rees

Luxury home builder Toll Bros. Inc. has filed legal malpractice and breach of contract claims against Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, claiming that the California-based firm didn't comply with discovery obl... (more story)