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Whether seeking to expand an existing operation or grow into a new business, manufacturers large and small must evaluate locations with an eye on whether they would benefit their operations’ bottom line.
New York City’s Local Law 97, also known as The Green Building Law, was enacted in April 2019 as the centerpiece of the Climate Mobilization Act under former Mayor DeBlasio’s Green New Deal.
On March 10, 2023, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation closed Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California (SVB) and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver of SVB.
“Green bonds” have seen a steady increase in recent years, with over $500 billion in green bonds issued in 2022.
The real estate industry is no stranger to testing new technology and strategies to make life easier for investors and practitioners alike.
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey recently filed legislation under Article 87 of the Massachusetts Constitution that would make organizational changes to the Commonwealth’s oversight of housing development.
On January 19, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed two 2022 trial court orders, holding that initiating an unclaimed property audit does not toll (or freeze) the running of the statute of limitations (time-bar) for the Michigan State Treasurer to commence “an action or proceeding” with respect to a duty of a holder.
The Dutch legislator is considering changing the Dutch RETT (real estate transfer tax) scheme regarding acquisitions of Dutch real estate via share deals.
Moving to or purchasing real estate in the United States as a nonresident requires careful consideration of US federal income, estate and state and local tax laws.
Developers, contractors, industry professionals and many members of the public in New York City are familiar with the negotiations and disputes relating to a project owner’s need to access adjacent properties to protect them and to develop the owner’s construction project.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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