Expert Analysis

Wiretap Use In Cartel Probes Likely To Remain An Exception

Although the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has recently signaled interest in wiretaps, the use o... (more story)

Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons... (more story)

Debate Over CFPB Definition Of Credit Is Just Beginning

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently worked to expand the meaning of credit, so anyone operating ... (more story)

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Mich. Co. Claims Mexico Owes $2.7B For Illegal Land Grab

A Michigan consumer products manufacturer has asked an international tribunal to order Mexico to pay it $2.7 billion, saying the country wrongfully seized 700 acres of the company's agricultural land in the Me... (more story)

NYC Sued Over Policy Targeting Unlicensed Pot Stores

More than two dozen New York City retailers have launched a proposed federal class action against the city alleging that enforcement of a new policy targeting stores for selling cannabis without a license has ... (more story)

Las Vegas has over 53% of multifamily CLOs marked as troubled, with Phoenix coming in at over 27%, according to the report. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
Oversupply Drags On Sun Belt Multifamily Sector

More than a fifth of multifamily collateralized loan obligations were categorized as concerning in April, with markets in the West and Southwest seeing the most concern, according to a recent report from KBRA Analytics.

Monsanto Can't Plead Ignorance On PCB Pollution, Cities Say

Chicago suburbs looking to hold Monsanto and related businesses accountable for their financial share of reducing pollutants in water that flows into Lake Michigan urged an Illinois state court to keep their c... (more story)

NJ Justices Create New Liability Rule For Property Owners

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday voted 4-3 to craft a new rule stating that owners of commercial vacant lots have a duty to maintain the public sidewalks abutting the lots, and reinstated a woman's tri... (more story)

Indicted Ex-Conn. Official Missed Gun Sale Deadline, Feds Say

Former Connecticut state budget official Konstantinos Diamantis has missed deadlines to remove guns from his residence and claimed he couldn't locate his passport despite orders to surrender it to federal auth... (more story)

CRE Expert Joins Emmet Marvin's Real Estate Finance Group

Emmet Marvin & Martin LLP announced that the firm has added a partner to its real estate finance group, bringing with her the commercial real estate expertise she gained from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.

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NexPoint Asks Investors To Shake Up REIT After Ponzi Case

In a letter to shareholders Thursday, an investor accused four incumbent trustees of repeatedly acting against their fiduciary duties in overseeing United Development Funding, a Texas-based firm controlled by ... (more story)

Fla. Developer Inks $50M Capital Stack for Affordable Complex

Developer and construction company Pinnacle announced that it has secured $49.9 million in financing from various sources, which will allow the company to begin construction on a 120-unit expansion of an affor... (more story)

Ongoing loan discrimination cases being litigated in U.S. federal courts see alleged racial discrimination by banks, government organizations and credit unions as a major factor. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
The Loan Discrimination Suits Notching Through Fed. Courts

Lawsuits over loan discrimination and the fallout faced by minority borrowers are being litigated in federal courts across the country, with banks, developers and the federal government facing claims.

Blackstone's $10B AIR Buy Gets Nod From Top 2 Proxy Firms

Denver-based Apartment Income REIT Corp.'s shareholders have recommendations from the two leading proxy advisory firms to approve an agreement to sell off the real estate investment trust to private equity gia... (more story)

Thompson Thrift Closes $250M Multifamily Development Fund

Thompson Thrift announced Thursday that the national real estate firm raised more than $250 million for its latest multifamily development fund, which will enable work on seven housing communities in suburban ... (more story)

NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Willkie, Latham and Milbank were among the law firms that handled the largest New York City real estate deals that hit public records last week, a period that saw three deals north of $100 million hit records.

NY Court Axes Landlords' Challenge To Rent Law Tweak

A New York federal judge dismissed landlords' suit challenging a December law that raised the stakes for property owners that fail to cooperate with municipalities attempting to enact rent stabilization, findi... (more story)