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    A Broadening Consensus to Narrow Asset Forfeiture

    Edmund W. Searby

    It's important to keep informed of the trends in the realm of asset forfeiture, especially now that the current federal administration has announced its intention seek more asset forfeitures going forward. Here's why.

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    In New York: Public Trust Doctrine Thwarts Retail Mall

    Stewart E. Sterk

    In Matter of Avella v. City of New York, the New York Court of Appeals enjoined development of a retail, holding that the development proposal would constitute an impermissible alienation of parkland by the City of New York. Here are the implications of that ruling.

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    Key Points for Drafting Signage Clauses

    Scott R. Kipnis, Nicholas B. Malito and Jennifer Haberman

    Protecting a Tenant’s Right To Be Seen

    When negotiating a lease on behalf of a commercial tenant, an attorney should be mindful of both the legal and business aspects of the transaction. While all tenants seek quiet enjoyment, it is important to recognize that perhaps equally central are vehicular visibility and foot traffic.

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    Surviving the Retail Shift

    Kelly D. Stohs and David P. Vallas

    Part One: Manage Expectations and the Legal Process

    So far this year, more than 3,200 retail stores have closed their doors. While this is certainly not the end of brick and mortar retail, owners and managers of shopping centers faced with dark stores and mounting receivables are asking "now what?" This article is the first in a five-part series.

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