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Ballot Initiative Seeks to Eliminate Prop 13 for Commercial and Industrial Real Estate

USA - February 21 2018 Initiative 17-0055 seeks to put two significant changes to California’s property tax system before voters in November(1) the elimination of...

Breann E. Robowski.


Dueling Rent Taxes Come Up before San Francisco Voters in June

USA - February 12 2018 There will be competing commercial rent tax measures on San Francisco’s June 2018 ballot. The “Housing for All” measure would impose a new 1.7 tax...

Richard E. Nielsen, Robert C. Herr.


California Supreme Court Decision Changes the Transfer Tax World

USA - July 14 2017 Cal. Supreme Court's Ardmore decision concludes counties and cities are permitted to impose transfer tax on entity transfers that result in R&TC...

Richard E. Nielsen, Breann E. Robowski, Dianne L. Sweeney.


Senate passes legislation to ensure “fast-track” procedures for approval of key trade deals

USA - June 25 2015 On June 24, after weeks of legislative wrangling and extensive lobbying by influential interest groups, the U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan...

Craig J. Saperstein.


Court of Appeal holds transfer tax applies to legal entity changes in ownership

USA - October 14 2014 In 926 North Ardmore Avenue, LLC v. County of Los Angeles, the 2nd District Court of Appeal held that Proposition 13 changes in ownership prompted by...

Kerne H. O. Matsubara, Matthew F. Burke.