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REIT conversions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2013

LTR 201314002 has caused quite a buzz in the investment community. Stock pickers want to know how far the envelope can be pushed on the definition of


South (Ga): vendors who performed own home repairs were not buildersellers to whom exception to the rule of caveat emptor applies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

In Georgia, the long-standing rule in real estate purchases is caveat emptor (“let the buyer beware”


South (SC): Federal Arbitration Act provision in agreement found unenforceable because agreement involved intrastate commerce
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) evidences a congressional policy to encourage arbitration, and although parties are free to agree that state arbitration law applies, the state law may be pre-empted by the FAA if the transaction involves interstate commerce


Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines “qualified mortgage” for residential loans what implications will this definition have for RMBS “put-back” litigation?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") has amended Regulation Z with respect to the Truth in Lending Act, which regulates a lender's


Congressional Oversight Panel issues report on foreclosure mitigation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

This morning, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), established by Section 125 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, issued a report entitled "The Foreclosure Crisis: Working Towards a Solution."


Treasury announces "Making Home Affordable" Program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2009

Today, the Treasury Department announced the 'Making Home Affordable' Program (Program



Accelerating income
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

LTR 201150023 allowed a taxpayer to obtain an exemption for income by voluntarily accelerating the income


Hillside Management Area (HMA) Ordinance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2013

On December 6, 2012, the draft HMA was released for public comment. The HMA Ordinance is part of the Los Angeles County General Plan Update, General