Expert Analysis

Kentucky Tax Talk: Appeals Court Revisits Leases' Tax Effects

With better facts and greater emphasis on the Kentucky Constitution, Walgreen Co. may succeed in its latest Kentuc... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: July Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy considers cases touching on pre- and... (more story)

Utilizing Liability Exemption When Calif. Cities Lease Property

With rising costs pushing California municipalities to lease real estate assets instead of purchasing them, munici... (more story)

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Top Texas Real Estate News In 2024 So Far

Catch up on the hottest real estate news out of Texas so far this year, from data center construction and roadblocks in a major rail project to a Texas landowner's win in a takings suit and the U.S. Department... (more story)

Latham-Led Warehouse Giant Lineage Inks Year's Largest IPO

Cold-storage warehouse giant Lineage Inc. on Wednesday priced an upsized $4.4 billion initial public offering within its range, represented by Latham & Watkins LLP and underwriters counsel Goodwin Procter LLP,... (more story)

Redy, which allows home sellers to choose real estate agents competing on the platform to list their home, received $15 million in seed capital in 2022 from Deer Park, which argued that a company co-founder used $2 million in funds which the company has not been able to recoup. (Photo via Government)
Real Estate Startup's Assets Frozen After Alleged Coup

Startup's assets were essentially frozen Tuesday when an investor won an order in Delaware Chancery Court that also expedites a case alleging that a co-founder threatened then removed celebrity real e... (more story)

Sidley Austin Guides $565M Miami Office Tower Loan

OKO Group and Cain International secured a $565 million loan with Sidley Austin LLP's guidance from TYKO Capital for 830 Brickell, an office tower underway at in Miami, Florida, according to a statement from both developers.

Hospital REIT Inks $160M Arizona Emergency Facilities Sale

Medical Properties Trust announced Wednesday that the real estate investment trust plans to sell eight properties to Dignity Health for $160 million, the latest sale amid a flurry of selling activity by the company.

Polsinelli Gains Real Estate Finance Pro In DC From Sidley

Polsinelli PC announced Wednesday that it has continued to deepen its real estate finance bench with a counsel in Washington, D.C., who arrived from Sidley Austin LLP.

Life Science REIT Says Its Future Relies On Mega-Campuses

Life science-focused real estate investment trust Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. told investors during an earnings call Tuesday that it will be focusing on what it calls mega-campus developments in the coming years.

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Real Estate Buyer Says Developer Can't Arbitrate His Claims

A Miami-based venture capitalist has told a New York federal judge that real estate firm Desarrolladora La Ribera can't simultaneously invoke and reject arbitration clauses in a defamation suit against him and... (more story)

Connecticut Justices Won't Certify 'Slum' Tenant Class

A Connecticut state court judge was under no obligation to redefine a proposed class of low-income tenants in order to help them meet the certification requirements in a fraud and unfair trade practices lawsui... (more story)

A two-phase trial in a False Claims Act class action involving Section 8 tenants and landlords is set to begin in the Eastern District of California next week. (
Section 8 Landlords Face Trial In False Claims Act Suit

Tenants who receive Section 8 housing vouchers are staking out their arguments in a False Claims Act suit as landlords and property managers do the same ahead of the class action's trial next week in California federal court.

NJ Atty Suspended For Using Client Funds From RICO Cases

The New Jersey Supreme Court this week issued a three-year suspension against an attorney accused of misusing client funds from a racketeering case to buy a new computer system and pay his wife for paralegal services.

Ex-McElroy Deutsch Exec Says Ch. 11 Doesn't Pause Claims

A former McElroy Deutsch executive told a New Jersey state court that just because her husband — former McElroy Deutsch chief financial officer John Dunlea — has filed for bankruptcy does not mean she needs to... (more story)

Ill. City Says Reparations Opponents Have No Standing

The city of Evanston, Illinois, has urged a federal judge to toss a proposed class action alleging a 2020 housing reparation program in the city is discriminatory, saying the plaintiffs lack standing since the... (more story)

Tax Foreclosure Kickback Suit Too Late, Mich. County Says

A Wayne County, Michigan, treasurer has argued in Michigan federal court that a putative class action accusing the county and other parties of engaging in a tax foreclosure and kickbacks scheme is time-barred.