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In Matter of Avella v. City of New York, NYLJ 6/7/17, p. 22, col. 1, the New York Court of Appeals enjoined development of a retail mall on what is now Citi Field’s parking lot, holding that the development proposal would constitute an impermissible alienation of parkland by the City of New York. Although the entire court agreed that the public trust doctrine prohibits alienation of parkland without legislative authorization, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore differed with her colleagues about whether the legislature had —€ more than 50 years ago —€ provided the necessary authorization.
By Marisa L. Byram and Wheeler Frost
Assignment provisions in a commercial lease often boil down to the following seemingly simple, but more often than not complex, standard: that the lease may only be assigned or the premises subleased with the landlord’s consent, not to be unreasonably withheld. The following examples of case law illustrate how courts have construed this provision under various circumstances.
By David Kupetz and Asa Hami
Store closing or liquidation sales are a routine part of Chapter 11 cases involving retail debtors. These sales are consistently authorized by bankruptcy courts, despite lease provisions purporting to forbid them.
Phil Jelsma, a partner and chair of the tax practice team at a San Diego-based commercial real estate law firm talks about the changes to carried interest, how this will impact commercial real estate investment and what investors should do now to comply.
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