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Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania holds additional Act 13 provision unconstitutional

USA - July 21 2014 On Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the matter of Robinson Township, et. Al. V. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania…

Steven R. Chadwick

Foreign direct investments get some help from China's new NDRC system

China, USA - June 5 2014 There is no question that Chinese investors have played an important role in maintaining deal flow over the past several years, especially for trophy…

Sustainable development: push vs pull

USA - March 5 2014 Sustainable development practices started as a push, with building owners and occupants pushing the industry to create superior product. Slowly…

First step in regulatory relief for condominium developments

USA - October 9 2013 Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve H.R. 2600, which, if ultimately passed, would expressly exempt condominium…

A road to nowhere? Future of the Private Road Act still in limbo following Commonwealth Court decision

USA - June 3 2011 The Private Road Act, found at 53 P.S. §§ 2731-2891, permits the owner of a landlocked parcel of real estate to petition the local Court of Common Pleas for the appointment of a board of viewers to determine whether that parcel is indeed landlocked and, if so, establish a right-of-way through the private land of neighboring landowners which inflicts the least burden on those landowners.