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Bob Sullivan discusses crowdfunding for commercial real estate financing
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

Entrepreneurial borrowers andor investors are drawn to an expedient financing source for smaller projects of short duration. Traditional lenders are


Class action round-up - fall 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

A class of industrial purchasers of polyurethane products brought suit against Dow Chemical Company for fixing the prices of those products. After


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


President signs housing bill; significant regulatory decisions must be made in coming months
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2008

This morning, President Bush signed into law a broad housing bill, The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-287,1 which provides an array of support for home borrowers, including a mortgage re-financing program under the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and additional assistance to and regulation of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) involved with housing


When insurance policies cover apartments but not condominiums
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

Subcontractors often obtain insurance in case of damage to the owner's property during construction. These insurance contracts contain specific


Important changes to REIT tax rules enacted in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2008

On July 30, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (the “Housing Act”), which includes most of the REIT provisions previously proposed in the REIT Investment Diversification and Empowerment Act of 2007 (RIDEA


Select Medical litigation draws to a close: what settlement means for holders
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2014

Select Medical Corporation and the State of Delaware, as represented by Secretary of Finance Thomas Cook and current State Escheator David Gregor


Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approves plan that eases ability to expand
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2013

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) adopted the Douglas County South Shore Area Plan, the first local government Area Plan enacted under the


House passes major housing and GSE reform legislation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2008

Congress continued to make progress today on housing and on assistance to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the House of Representatives passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (H.R. 3221) by a substantial majority vote of 272 to 152


Will $3 million fracking verdict open the wells?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

This week a Texas jury awarded nearly $3 million to landowners who claimed that a nearby gas well, which had been hydraulically fractured