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Religious Status Of Property Owner Considered

By Mike Berey on January 29, 2019

A survey showed that a building under construction encroached up to 3.75 inches onto the Plaintiff Church’s property. Justice Modica of the Supreme Court, Queens County, serving as an Emergency Justice, held that the encroachments were not de minimis under the circumstances. The Court issued a temporary restraining order, pending a hearing on...

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Topics: CRE trends, CRE

Fraud In The Inducement

By Mike Berey on January 15, 2019

Plaintiffs sought to recover their property, alleging that they had conveyed their property to the Defendant based on the misrepresentation that the Defendant would assist them in effectuating a short sale to relieve them from a defaulted mortgage debt. The Plaintiffs asserted causes of action for deed reversion, quiet title, unjust enrichment,...

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Topics: Fraud, CRE

Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: On The Road

By Linda J. Isaacson on January 3, 2019

This is the second in a series of vignettes discussing the disruptors remaking commercial real estate and impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, digital disruption, CRE Technology

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”)

By Mike Berey on December 20, 2018

 FinCEN has issued Geographic Targeting Orders (“GTOs”) requiring certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay all cash for high-end residential real estate in New York City, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida, Bexar County, Texas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco,...

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Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: At Home

By Linda J. Isaacson on November 5, 2018

This is the first in a series of vignettes discussing the disruptors remaking commercial real estate – impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial News, CRE, CRE Technology, PropTech

As The Lava Flow Slows, What Happens To Hawaii’s New Land?

By Glen Trowbridge on October 29, 2018

After three months of volcanic activity from the Kilauea volcano, the most active lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island has come to a near halt, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The near continuous eruptions for the past three months have added new land - over 120 acres to Hawaii’s Big Island, to be precise....

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