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Ga. Law Creates Challenges For Foreign Ownership Of Land

Under Georgia's new law limiting certain foreign possessory interests in agricultural land and land near military ... (more story)

Questions Remain After Mass. Adverse Possession Case

A recent Massachusetts Land Court decision, concerning an adverse possession claim on a family company-owned prope... (more story)

4 Takeaways From Biden's Crypto Mining Divestment Order

A May 13 executive order prohibiting the acquisition of real estate by a foreign investor on national security gro... (more story)

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Tremont Chicago Hotel Lender Calls For End To Ch. 11 Case

Citing a bankrupt owner's lack of equity and longstanding defaults, the senior secured creditor to Chicago's defunct former Tremont Hotel has asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to dismiss the case or lift its C... (more story)

Calif. City Sued Over Botched $8.8M Hotel Sale

A hotel operator has accused Anderson, California, of sabotaging a signed $8.8 million purchase offer and other contracts for the company's local hotel by red-tagging the property, and also impeding remodeling... (more story)

Gotion is "a fast-growing energy solutions company that aims to innovate and create the next generation of battery technology," according to the company's website. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Mich. Town Can't Block $2B Battery Plant, Judge Rules

A Michigan federal judge has ordered that Green Charter Township can't prevent Gotion Inc.'s upcoming battery components plant, in which the company plans on investing more than $2 billion, from moving forward.

Boston Eateries Say They've Shown Proof Of Anti-Italian Bias

A group of restaurant owners in Boston's North End, the city's version of "Little Italy," reinforced their argument to a federal judge that anti-Italian bias was behind an on-street outdoor dining ban in the neighborhood.

Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in ... (more story)

CoStar, Hotel Giants Defend Benchmarking In Price-Fixing Suit

CoStar Group Inc. and a contingent of big-name hotels have asked a Washington federal judge to toss an antitrust lawsuit claiming the hotel operators share industry analytics to inflate luxury hotel room price... (more story)

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NC Panel Cans Atty's 'Grossly Excessive' Fees In Wage Suit

A North Carolina appeals court rejected a real estate agent's bid to be awarded nearly $500,000 in attorney fees after winning an unpaid wages lawsuit, reasoning Tuesday that state wage law doesn't require tha... (more story)

Atlanta Housing Authority Taps GC For Leadership Role

The Atlanta Housing Authority announced Friday it has named general counsel Dwayne Vaughn as its new chief operating officer, saying the transition coincides with an authority-wide priority shift.

Multifamily and single-family landlords should follow the path laid out by hospitality companies in using customer experience data to retain the tenants they have and attract new ones, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. (iStock)
McKinsey Says Gains From Tenant Data Can Drive Growth

To produce profits in a time of stagnant capital markets, landlords should take a page from the book of hospitality companies and retailers and collect more data on tenants and use it to retain and attract res... (more story)

HOA Pecks At Chickens-As-Pets Theory In NC Appeal

A North Carolina couple's 60-plus chickens aren't household pets, a local homeowners association has told the state's top court in seeking to reinstate a $31,500 judgment in its favor that was upended last mon... (more story)

4th Circ. Says 'Gargantuan' NC Beach Home Meets Zoning Regs

A 15,000-square-foot oceanfront vacation home with 24 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and a swimming pool in North Carolina's Currituck County complies with state and county zoning requirements, the Fourth Circuit rule... (more story)

Landlords Bring Another NY Rent Law Challenge To Top Court

A coalition of landlords and advocacy groups brought yet another U.S. Supreme Court petition challenging 2019 changes to New York's rent stabilization laws, arguing that a Second Circuit's March decision in th... (more story)

NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Davis Polk and Zegans Law were among the firms that handled the largest New York City real estate deals that hit public records last week, a slow period that saw only four deals at or above the $15 million mark.