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One of the many provisions of last year’s tax overhaul was the creation of a little-noticed program called Opportunity Zones, which was designed to give investors tax breaks for investments in designated areas. Little was heard about the program as governors went through the process of selecting where the Opportunity Zones would be located within their jurisdictions. The Treasury Department then formally designated over 8,700 low-income communities around the country as Opportunity Zones. Now, attention is starting to pick up as the program takes shape. The real estate community is expressing a lot of interest in the program, and so far at least one investment firm has launched an Opportunity Zone fund.
By Elizabeth Kluger Cooper and Kimberly C. Jones
Navigating through a murky arbitration clause is no easy feat. Assuming familiarity with the basics, the following is a list of considerations that should prove valuable whether representing the tenant or the landlord.
By Daniel A. Lev
Part One of a Two-Part Article
This article describes conflicts with zoning boards and neighbors as it relates to distressed golf course properties and the methods sometimes available in the bankruptcy realm for working around the problem of restrictive covenants that run with the land.
Without Contractual Consent to Inspection, Lack of Protest Doesn’t Excuse Landlord’s Trespass
Resulting Trust Found Where Commercial Property Held in Just One Partner’s Name
By Lisa A. Weixelman and Amber J. Simon
Despite their seemingly lackluster nature, well-drafted insurance provisions in a contract between a landlord and tenant can be extremely important when it comes to mitigating potential exposure and protecting a shopping center’s assets.