• 08.12.14

    When Negotiating Your JV, Watch For…

    For good reason, one of the most common structures for real estate joint ventures is the limited liability company. After all, it is one of just a few alternatives that provides an enticing blend of limited liability and structural flexibility. Like all joint ventures, though, the LLC is not ...

  • 08.11.14

    Finding Common Ground On Crime

    This summer New York City is getting locked into a political cold war over crime fighting strategies. This political conflict has emerged in the wake of the tragic death of Eric Garner and statistics showing a marked uptick in shootings.

  • 08.01.14

    Superheirs Ask High Court for Justice

    The Copyright Act of 1976 allows authors and their families to terminate copyright grants years after they are made "notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary." The family or estate of co-creators of Superman, Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Thor and other famous characters ...

  • 07.28.14

    The Rise of Private Fund Lenders

    Many have attributed the financial crisis that started in late 2007 in significant part to fallout from the home mortgage meltdown. Less well-known is the fact that the very industry that arguably set the stage for the downturn has generated important economic opportunities for certain ...

  • 07.21.14

    Right Or Wrong, Precedent Will Decide O'Bannon Case In Favor Of NCAA

    The lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon has many commentators condemning major college sports and predicting the demise of the NCAA. They're wrong, at least about the second point. In fact the NCAA will almost certainly win the case, thanks to a 30-year-old U.S. Supreme ...

  • 07.14.14

    Data Security in Healthcare: HIPAA Enforcement Trends

    On May 7, New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) entered into the largest settlement agreement to date with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ...

  • 07.13.14

    Ranking The Filings

    Tomorrow when the gubernatorial campaigns release their fundraising reports here is how the political handicappers will likely be analyzing those numbers.

  • 07.10.14

    Sequestration Impacts on 1603 Grants for Solar Projects

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created the Section 1603 Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit program for qualified renewable energy property ("Section 1603").  Under Section 1603, generally, the Secretary of the Treasury provided grants (as an alternative to ...

  • 07.01.14

    General Schemes vs. Specific Claims

    The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, which allow private individuals ("relators") to bring suit on behalf of the federal government and keep a percentage of the proceeds, continue to be some of the most potent weapons in the government's antifraud arsenal. In fiscal year 2013, over ...

  • 06.30.14

    VidCon: Brands & Media Companies, If You Miss It, You Don't Get It (and You Will Be Left Behind)

    VidCon 2014 - like the 1892 Chicago World's Fair that heralded a new era of disruptive technology (how do you like that reference?) - this may be the event upon which we look back and say, for media companies, brands, and marketers, "This was the moment that defined the mainstreaming of ...

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