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HUD Proposes Rule That Could Make It Harder To Bring Housing Discrimination Lawsuits
On August 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a notice of proposed rulemaking ("Proposed Rule") seeking public comment on amendments
United States
26 Aug 2019
FAQs About Real Estate Investment Trusts
In the last 60 years, the U.S. REIT industry has grown significantlly and provides all investors with the benefits of commercial real estate investments.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Lawsuit Challenges New York's Rent Reform Bill
On Monday, July 15, 2019, a group of industry trade associations and building owners filed a federal lawsuit naming the City of New York, Rent Guidelines Board
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24 Jul 2019
Millions Of Customer Financial Records Exposed On First American Website
On Friday May 24, 2019, independent security journalist Brian Krebs revealed that real estate and title insurance giant First American had 885 million sensitive customer financial records
United States
11 Jun 2019
Gewerbesteuerbefreiung für Immobilienerträge bei mittelbar über Personengesellschaften verwaltetem Grundbesitz
Der Große Senat des Bundesfinanzhofs (BFH) befasst sich in seinem am 27.3.2019 veröffentlichten Beschluss vom 25.9.2018, GrS 2/16, mit der Frage, ob einer gewerblich geprägten Personengesellschaft die
23 May 2019
New York State Transfer Tax Changes
New York State has made changes to the State real estate transfer taxes that will apply to conveyances occurring on or after July 1, 2019
United States
22 Apr 2019
Changes To Delaware LLCs Necessitate Loan Document Modifications
Lenders risk losing collateral and credit support and other adverse results if provisions in new loan documents restricting merger and sale of assets are not properly drafted following a recent change
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8 Mar 2019
Appeals Court Reinstates New York Title Industry Marketing Regulations
In February of last year, strict new regulations, promulgated by the New York DFS, went into effect, banning title companies from engaging in a wide range of marketing activities that could be considered inducements...
United States
24 Jan 2019
Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations Issued – Provide Much Needed Clarification And Guidance
On October 19, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS issued long-awaited and much anticipated proposed regulations relating to the OZ Fund rules contained in Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
24 Oct 2018
Agencies To Conform HVCRE Exposure Definition To New Law
As reported in a prior Client Alert, new federal legislation enacted into law on May 24, 20181 narrows the types of acquisition, development, and construction loans that may be subject to a heightened risk weight under the U.S. capital rules.
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27 Sep 2018
MoFo New York Tax Insights Volume 9, Issue 8
Welcome to the latest issue of New York Tax Insights.
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8 Aug 2018
HVCRE Exposures: New Regulatory Guidance
As reported in a prior Client Alert, financial services reforms enacted into law on May 24, 2018,1 clarified the treatment of acquisition, development, and construction ...
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31 Jul 2018
HUD To Reconsider Disparate Impact Rule
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will "shortly" seek public comment on whether its controversial disparate impact rule is consistent with the Supreme Court's Inclusive Communities decision.
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21 May 2018
Senate Passes Financial Regulatory Reform Bill
On March 14, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act."
United States
19 Mar 2018
House Passes Bill Addressing Industry Concerns Regarding The Capital Treatment Of High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Exposures
On November 7, 2017, the House passed H.R. 2148, the Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans Act, with broad bipartisan support.
United States
29 Nov 2017
California's Legislature Takes On The Housing Crisis, But Is It Enough?
At no time in recent history has the California Legislature passed more housing-related bills than it did late last month.
United States
27 Oct 2017
Final Regulations Clarify The Definition Of "Real Property" Under The REIT Rules
On August 31, 2016, the Treasury Department published final regulations (the "Final Regulations") clarifying the definition of "real property" under the real estate investment trust ("REIT") rules.
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19 Sep 2016
Unanimous Supreme Court Sides With Property Owners In Clean Water Act Row
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision that continues a trend of judicial skepticism toward federal agency efforts to avoid judicial review of agency permitting and related actions.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Tax Treatment Of "Bad Boy Guarantees" Challenged By Recent IRS Memorandum
Real estate partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) typically use a combination of equity and non-recourse loans to finance the cost of acquiring and developing real estate.
United States
31 Mar 2016
Quick Guide To REIT IPOs - 2015
The REIT market has surged during the course of 2015. As part of this resurgence, more and more REITs and real estate companies are going public.
United States
24 Nov 2015
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