• 04.21.20

    How Borrowers Can Respond to the Real Estate Downturn

    Blood, Sweat and Tears may or may not have had Isaac Newton’s law of universal gravitation in mind when they penned the lyrics to their hit song “Spinning Wheel,”—“What goes up must come down, spinning wheel got to go ‘round,”—but they did put their ...

  • 04.21.20

    Tips for Commercial Mortgage Borrowers Affected by COVID

    We are going to go out on a limb and guess that almost all borrowers will have occasion, in the coming weeks and months, to speak to their mortgage lenders about impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their operations, their loans and their properties.

  • 07.18.16

    Brexit Will Cause Deal Flow Reduction

    Britain's historic vote to exit the European Union has sent shock waves throughout the global economy and will certainly have economic and political repercussions for years.

  • 05.11.16

    Own or Lease? New Accounting Rules Necessitate Review

    The divestiture of property owned by non-real estate companies has long been a trend in the U.S.

  • 03.09.16

    Crowdfunding: Disclosing Both Pros and Cons?

    Crowdfunding has grown tremendously in the past few years, and with the recent finalization by the Securities and Exchange Commission of its rulemaking under a 2012 law, there may be an even greater expansion of investor opportunities.

  • 01.13.16

    A Closer Look at "Accidental Contracts"

    While the intention of the parties in the deal may be straightforward, unfortunately the law is often not.

  • 11.18.15

    How to Get in on the Offshore Fund Flow to the U.S.

    A recent report estimates that foreign investors are expected to spend more than $70 billion on U.S. commercial real estate in 2015.

  • 09.15.15

    Can You Keep a Secret?

    Most real estate deals begin with a letter of intent defining the principal terms of the deal, the only enforceable paragraph of which is an agreement to keep the transaction strictly confidential.

  • 07.08.15

    As-Is Deals May Not Be So As-Is

    To avoid litigation over mistaken or misinterpreted statements made in the course of negotiations, owners of real property rely on “as-is” and “independent investigation” clauses in their real estate contracts and leases.

  • 05.06.15

    What to Do in a Boom to Prepare for a Bust

    With the Great Recession fading into the past, and 2015 shaping up to be a boom year in real estate, there is a temptation for real estate developers and investors—eternal optimists—to extrapolate from a few good years into an ever rosier future.

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