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Since 2008, we have used our real estate law blog as a way to keep readers informed about the latest developments and news within commercial real estate law. Some of the topics we regularly address include court decisions on disputed commercial real estate transactions, limited liability company law and high-end residential real estate transactions. In addition to informing readers, we make it a priority to provide an in-depth analysis of the topics we discuss.

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NYREJ Publishes Article by Thomas Kearns on Commercial Leasehold Condominiums

New York Real Estate Journal published an article authored by Olshan Real Estate partner Thomas Kearns entitled “Commercial Leasehold Condominium Basics.” Read More ›

NYREJ Publishes Article by Thomas Kearns on the Complications of Ground Leases and Assemblages

New York Real Estate Journal published an article authored by Olshan Real Estate partner Thomas Kearns entitled “Ground Leases and Assemblages.”  Read More ›

NYREJ Publishes Article by Thomas Kearns on Relationships Between Brokers and Lawyers

New York Real Estate Journal published an article authored by Olshan Real Estate partner Thomas Kearns entitled “Relationships Between Brokers and Lawyers.” Read More ›

Recent Partial Rollback of Dodd Frank Should Help Developers Obtain Construction Loans

The controversial partial rollback of the Dodd Frank rules applicable to commercial lenders may help real estate developers obtain construction loans by easing tough rules on “High Volatility” (HVCRE) loans. Read More ›

Public Benefit and Certified B LLCs for Real Estate

Olshan Corporate partner Spencer Feldman posted about the growing interest in public benefit corporations – corporations whose charter documents include clear directions that the managers of the company take into consideration social goals including community service and renewable energy.  Read More ›

NYREJ Publishes Article by Thomas Kearns on the Legacy of George Kaufman

New York Real Estate Journal published an article authored by Olshan Real Estate partner Thomas Kearns entitled “George Kaufman of Kaufman Org. Leaves Behind a Legacy.” Read More ›

New York Law Journal Publishes Article by Thomas Kearns on 5Pointz VARA Litigation Outcome

New York Law Journal published an article co-authored by Olshan Real Estate partner Thomas Kearns entitled “5Pointz Artists Awarded $6.75M in Damages.” Read More ›

5 Pointz $6.7 Million Damages Decision Released

In a long awaited ruling Judge Block awarded $6.7 million, the maximum statutory damages, to a group of aerosol artists whose work was demolished by the owner of the 5 Pointz site in Long Island City. Read More ›

NYREJ Publishes Article by Thomas Kearns on Top Legal Developments in Real Estate in 2017

The New York Real Estate Journal published an article by Olshan Real Estate partner Thomas Kearns entitled, “Top 2017 Legal Developments Affecting NY Real Estate.” Read More ›

New Title Insurance Rules Prohibit Free Tickets and Golf Events

Posted below is a memo authored by Tom Glatthaar of Fidelity Title summarizing parts of the new regulations recently issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services.  The new rules crack down on free tickets, lunches and  golf outings given by title insurance companies to the real estate industry and their counsel.  The view appears to be that title insurance rates (which are regulated) are too high and that the cost of these events contributes to the high rates.  Read More ›

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