Expert Analysis

How Real Estate Cos. Can Protect Their IP In The Metaverse

The rise of virtual and augmented reality creates new intellectual property challenges and opportunities for real ... (more story)

A Comparison Of FDIC, OCC Proposed Merger Approaches

Max Bonici and Connor Webb at Venable take a closer look at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s and Office of th... (more story)

Tax Assessment: Recapping Georgia's Legislative Session

Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin at Eversheds Sutherland examine tax-related changes from Georgia’s General Assemb... (more story)

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Healthcare REIT Nabs $800M Despite Tenant Turbulence

Medical Properties Trust Inc. announced Friday that the real estate investment trust has secured a £631 million ($804 million) financing from a group of investors led by real estate investment firm Song Capita... (more story)

Entrepreneur Ordered To Pay $15M For Unlicensed Pot Stores

A New York state court hit a cannabis seller with a $15 million judgment Thursday after he was found to be selling marijuana without a license at seven locations inside the state, according to an announcement ... (more story)

Wells Fargo went after a hospitality REIT in New York federal court, asking a judge to place the trust’s hotels into a court-appointed receivership. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wells Fargo Wants Receivership For Hotels After $52M Default

Wells Fargo has sued American Hotel Income Properties REIT Inc. in New York federal court, claiming that the real estate investment trust's hotels should be placed into a court-ordered receivership after the R... (more story)

Fla. Broker Can't Collect Fees For $54M Real Estate Deal

A real estate broker isn't owed a 1% commission on a $53.65 million deal despite introducing the eventual buyer, as the broker was not involved in the final sale, a Florida appeals court ruled.

Ill. Justices OK $28M Tax Value Appeal Without Payment

A power company's property in Illinois was not required to pay disputed property taxes before appealing a valuation, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed Thursday, upholding a reduction in the assessment of about $28 million.

Enbridge Says Tribe's Trespass Law Could Cost It Millions

Enbridge Energy told the Seventh Circuit that a Wisconsin tribe's recently publicized trespass ordinance could cause the company to pay millions of dollars in civil penalties if the appeals court rules that it... (more story)

JV Inks $48.5M Ft. Lauderdale Shopping Center Buy

BH Group, PEBB Enterprises and Related Group have snapped up a mixed-use waterfront shopping center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Harbordale neighborhood for $48.5 million through a joint venture, with plans t... (more story)

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Wells Fargo Opposes Class Cert. In Race Lending Bias Suit

Wells Fargo urged a California federal judge to reject a class certification request from a group of plaintiffs claiming the bank offered non-white borrowers loans with higher interest rates and worse terms, w... (more story)

CFPB Seeks $20M Penalty For Inaccurate Loan Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has urged a Florida federal court to hit Freedom Mortgage with a $20 million civil penalty for allegedly submitting error-filled government mortgage loan data.

The wealthy Walker family celebrated the start of work on a master-planned city near Laredo, Texas after discovering water access at the site. The family's lead attorney David E. Earl joins Kandy Walker, president of the family development arm, next to underground piping that's set to be used on a series of water wells on the property during the May 15 groundbreaking. (Courtesy of the Walker family)
Texas Billionaires Building $7B City After Finding Aquifer

The wealthy Walker family will put down $1.6 billion in cash over the next 30 years to build their own self-sufficient city after discovering access to an underground aquifer can provide more than enough water... (more story)

Colliers Seeks Buyer For Fla. Land Near Transit Station

Colliers is looking for a buyer for 2.03 acres of Hialeah, Florida, land near a transit station on behalf of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the commercial real estate services company announced.

Houston Law Firm Wants To DQ Creditors' Counsel In Ch. 11

Troubled MMA Law Firm PLLC is seeking to stop another firm from representing its bankruptcy creditors, arguing that MMA's principal had previously spoken with the other firm as a prospective client and had sha... (more story)

Oakland Coliseum Sold To Black-Led Biz Group For $105M

The City of Oakland has agreed to sell its share of the Oakland Coliseum to a group of Black community, business and investment leaders for a minimum of $105 million in a deal that the city said will pave the ... (more story)

Zillow Trade Practices Case Meets Skeptical Conn. Judge

A federal judge in Connecticut on Wednesday seemed skeptical of a real estate sales associate's proposed class action complaint against Zillow Inc., suggesting that the website's "Zestimates" of home values ar... (more story)