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What powers does the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) have to require a building owner to maintain a mechanical clock located in the interior of a building? In Save America’s Clocks, Inc. v. City of New York, 2017 WL 5969265, that issue generated a 3-2 division in New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, with the majority holding that the Commission had power to require maintenance of the clock, and to require public access to it.
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By Alan Nochumson and Alex Goldberg
In Tri-Outdoor v. Keyser, the Pennsylvania Superior Court recently addressed whether a tenant could specifically enforce a right of first refusal provision contained in a lease agreement where the landlord sold the leased premises to a third-party purchaser.
By Joseph J. Ori
Gravitating to a fund structure is also no easy task and as with any investment program, the first one is always the most difficult. However, the benefits far outweigh the costs for any experienced real estate investment firm. The primary concern with a fund structure is who will sell the equity in the fund.
By Massimo F. D’Angelo and Gregory Wong
Despite some new variants and a possible resurgence in the fall, the pandemic closures seem to be finally coming to an end. And with it, so too have most of the COVID-19 defenses in court cases involving commercial leases. However, all may not be foreclosed for a commercial tenant, particularly where a tenant is able to point to a specific provision of its lease that could excuse its obligation to pay rent during the closure of its business.
By CLLS Staff
A compilation of commercial real estate rulings in courts across the country.