Topic: real estate

3 Tips for Filing Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claims for Your Business

“Businesses with operations in the path of the storm may have suffered significant property damage and an interruption of business. Businesses nationwide—and even worldwide—also may have suffered contingent business interruption losses due to the inability to obtain supplies, among other things, from business in the Eastern United States that suffered direct physical property damage.” (Perkins… Read more »

Construction News: Developers Can Force Arbitration of Disputes, CA Supreme Court Rules

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court held that homeowners’ associations are bound by arbitration provisions in covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). From law firm Allen Matkins: “… the California Supreme Court issued a significant opinion in the matter of Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development (US), LLC, et al., holding that arbitration… Read more »

Business Property Leases: 7 Tips for Getting Them Right

“At some time in the life of their business, most business owners will find occasion to lease commercial space. While owning business real estate can be desirable, many businesses cannot afford a significant cash outlay, particularly at the development stage. For those contemplating a new lease or lease extension for your business … you should… Read more »

1099 Reporting for Rental Property: What Lawyers Are Saying

Here’s a quick legal reading list to help you make sense of the new 1099 reporting requirements for rental properties. The new rules affect both landlords and tenants, including businesses paying rent for office/work space(s) – be sure you know what’s required of you: – Information Reporting for Rental Property Activities (by Green & Seifter):… Read more »