Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns. I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients. Some association contacts. Some reporters. They all wanted to talk about the same thing:
Real Estate Development and Construction Contracts: What You Need to Know
Noted author and business attorney Peter Siviglia once said: “In this world, … there are two forms of writing: creative (such as novels, plays, and poetry) and expository (such as treatises, letters, memorandums, and briefs). I’ve tried both and prefer a third: Contracts, which do not entertain, do not convey information or ideas, and do…
Business and Property Owners Must Beware of the Still-New ADA Law
A flurry of American Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits have been filed in federal court in Nashville since the 2010 ADA rules took effect March 15, 2012. More than 40 of these lawsuits have been filed by enterprising lawyers because it is often easy to show a violation. So, what is the ADA Public Accommodation Law…
Development and Construction Contracts: What You Need to Know
Noted author and business attorney, Peter Siviglia, often talks about “forms of writing”… In today’s post, I discuss some tips on drafting development and construction contracts.
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ULI Nashville Highlights Emerging Trends in Real Estate
A few weeks ago I received my diploma in "moderating panels for non-profit groups that support research and education in real estate and urban land use" when I received call from Nashville ULI to moderate a local panel on the emerging trends in the real estate market. Lucky me! Lucky them!
This morning, ULI Nashville presented…
New Dallas Project Illustrates Alternative to Project Financing
The Property Report in the Wall Street Journal this morning featured the $200 million Museum Tower, a Dallas condo project that is touted as the "Exception to the Slump" (sub. req’d). It is called an "exception" for a few reasons: (1) new condo construction in this economic environment is not the norm; (2) weakening appraisals…