Real Estate Law & Practice

New York Law Journal


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As Vapor Intrusion Laws Evolve, So Do the Client Risks   

Daniel R. Lavoie and Andrew J. Perel, partners at Michelman & Robinson, write that vapor intrusion is an increasingly hot topic among federal, state and local environmental regulators. Vapor intrusion-related liability is evolving, but several recent developments indicate that it is coming of age as a major stand-alone environmental issue.

Property Considerations for Health Care and Not-for-Profit Entities   

Karen L. Rodgers, a partner with Garfunkel Wild, navigates through some of the special real estate considerations facing health care providers or not-for profit entities as they procure practice locations, diversify their real estate portfolio and explore the real estate marketplace.

Moving Toward Equitable Mortgage Tax Collection   

Sullivan & Worcester's Hugh P. Finnegan and Cyril M. Derzie write that the momentum of the mortgage refinance boom that we are experiencing after the recent real estate crash provides a reminder of the inequity and inefficiency of the current mortgage tax regime, and ideally, an impetus for the New York State Assembly's Ways and Means Committee to finally bring the Mortgage Tax Reform Bill to a vote.

Funding the Gap: Five Important Considerations in Mezzanine Lending   

Bracewell & Giuliani partners Ron. I. Erlichman and Kristen V. Campana, and associate Alexis Brodie, write: Mezzanine loans have become, and will remain for the immediate future, a critical component to the financing and capitalization structure of real estate projects. As lenders venture into the mezzanine world once again, there are several important aspects of such transactions that they should consider.

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