Deed restrictions are one of the biggest hurdles as cities and states try to create new housing opportunities in low-density neighborhoods. While housing advocates may see a clear public policy reason to work around or eliminate them, homeowners often see things differently.
Despite a persistently stagnant capital markets environment, large commercial real estate brokers say price relief is making mergers and acquisitions more possible ahead of an expected easing of interest rates in the second half of 2024.
Several real estate brokerages pushed to exit a putative antitrust class action in Michigan federal court accusing them and the National Association of Realtors of conspiring to inflate commission fees for buyer-brokers, saying the court lacks personal jurisdiction and that arbitration is required.
A Washington state appellate judge on Friday asked opponents of a plan to turn a hotel near Seattle into a shelter for homeless people why a pair of community meetings weren't enough to meet King County's obli... (more story)
A Michigan federal judge has again ruled that a township's bans on wineries hosting amplified live music and catering are preempted by state regulations, narrowing a long-running zoning dispute ahead of an April trial.
Hart Law, Dentons and Miller Leiby are among the law firms that worked on the largest New York City deals that hit public records this week, a period that saw only seven transactions north of the $10 million m... (more story)
Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. will sell a Hilton property in Boston for $171 million, in the latest among a spate of properties being sold or handed off to lenders as the real estate investment trust looks fo... (more story)
Some partnerships challenging the denial of tax deductions for conservation easement donations are mounting a new attack on the IRS' push to enforce the transactions with claims that the agency's multimillion-... (more story)
Thanks to its role advising on multiple deals north of the $10 billion mark, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has earned a spot as one of Law360's 2023 Real Estate Groups of the Year.
A California federal judge has put plaintiffs "on notice" with sanctions in rejecting their latest lawsuit accusing San Diego's Catholic bishop of disturbing their family remains by building a hotel next to a ... (more story)
Attorneys for a pro-housing group and a real estate developer praised a Los Angeles judge's tentative ruling Friday that a wealthy suburb violated a state housing law by rejecting a development that would incl... (more story)
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday told a Washington federal judge that landlords can't collude on housing prices even if they're using new technology to do it, adding th... (more story)
With the approval of significant revisions to a landmark affordable housing law they passed in 2023, Florida state lawmakers have reinforced their commitment to incentivizing an increase in much-needed housing... (more story)
New Haven, Connecticut, landlords have filed a proposed class action against the city, alleging that it failed to set up a procedure for property owners to appeal housing code and rental license citations, des... (more story)
A Florida magistrate judge on Friday paused the sale of a Miami city commissioner's house and ordered briefing on whether his homestead exemption claim — which would shield the property from being used to sati... (more story)
A proposed class settled a data breach lawsuit against a Denver-based real estate brokerage and property management company in Colorado federal court.
Connecticut's attorney general urged state lawmakers to protect vulnerable homeowners by passing legislation banning a business model used by MV Realty to rack up thousands in junk fees on people who sign thei... (more story)
A New Jersey federal judge has tossed a challenge by a Garden State advocacy group and its founder to two offshore wind projects, including Orsted A/S' now-scrapped plan, ruling that the group failed to show h... (more story)
Among associates, women now outnumber men for the first time, but progress toward gender equality at the top of the legal profession remains glacially slow, and firms must implement time-tested solutions to en... (more story)
The doctrine of piercing the corporate veil shouldn't be used to interpret disputed contract terms, a split Colorado appellate panel ruled Thursday, reversing a trial court's award of more than $600,000 in a r... (more story)