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Dickinson Wright Ranked Number Two in Midwest Real Estate News "2019 Best of the Best"
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm's real estate practice is ranked as the #2 real estate law group in the "2019 Best of the Best" report
United States
6 Sep 2019
Avoiding The Tennessee Retainage Requirements
In Vic Davis Construction, Inc. v. Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc., the Tennessee Court of Appeals approved a contractor's use of closeout costs to "holdback" 5% of the contract price without complying with the...
United States
11 Jul 2019
Recent Statutory Changes Governing The Arizona Registrar Of Contractors
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors ("Registrar") has internally amended its regulations multiple times over the last few years.
United States
4 Jun 2019
What You Need To Know About Nashville's Equal Business Opportunity Program
On January 4, 2019, Mayor David Briley approved the enactment of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Equal Business Opportunity Program (the "Program").
United States
30 Jan 2019
Property Tax Assessments — Ensuring Positive Cash Flow After The Period Of Economic Growth
As the economy hums along and grows, taxpayers may overlook property taxes. Applying mass appraisal techniques, assessors cushion their tax bases by increasing assessment on commercial property.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Michigan Court Of Appeals Affirms Beneficiaries Of Irrevocable Trusts May Claim PRE
Ann Breakey ("Petitioner") appealed an order of the Department of Treasury which determined that she was not an "owner" of the property she inhabited for purposes of being granted a Principal Residence Exemption ("PRE").
United States
28 Aug 2018
Benefits (And Detriments) Of Construction Arbitration
When negotiating construction contracts, parties are typically focused on "big ticket" issues like scope of work, timing and payment.
United States
13 Aug 2018
Tax Certification When Transferring Real Estate
Considering transferring real estate by quit claim deed when your client is transferring his or her home to his or her Trust?
United States
3 Jul 2018
Koprivec v. Rails-To-Trails Of Wayne County: What Deed Drafters Need To Know
The dispute in Koprivec centered on the ownership of an abandoned railroad corridor.
United States
7 Jun 2018
Michigan Adopts The Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
While a receiver over commercial real estate is not a new concept in Michigan, historically, the process for appointing a receiver and the authority given to such a receiver lacked clarity ...
United States
21 Feb 2018
Attorneys Nick Curcio And Crystal Bultje Author Article On Vacation Rental Regulations
This article provides an overview of these efforts and the legal issues involved.
United States
6 Feb 2018
Summary Of Amendments To Construction Lien Act
In December 2017, the Ontario Legislature passed the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 (the "Act").
United States
31 Jan 2018
Can Tenants Challenge Property Tax Assessments?
A recent New York case brought into question what had been accepted as a reality, can a tenant challenge the property tax assessment it must pay under the lease?
United States
11 Dec 2017
Vapor Intrusion: Why Property Owners And Purchasers Really Need To Pay Attention
An increasing degree of attention is being paid to instances of vapor intrusion, the process by which volatile chemicals migrate, in vapor form, from soil or groundwater into indoor air spaces of buildings.
United States
21 Sep 2017
Generation Station Valuation, Overcoming The Cost Approach – It Remains The Issue!
Regardless of the State or the property being valued (personal or real) at an electric generation plant, the cost approach remains the predominant measure of value.
United States
31 Aug 2017
New Legislation: The Forfeited Corporate Property Act
The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 ("FCPA") and related changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act ("OBCA") received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015 and came into force December 10, 2016.
United States
14 Jun 2017
AIA Releases 2017 Construction And Design Agreements
At the end of last month, the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") released several revised documents including the primary agreements between the owner and contractor and the owner...
United States
15 May 2017
Breaking Into The Craft Brewing Industry In Michigan: What Strategic Arrangement Is Right For You?
Over the last decade, the craft brewing industry has exploded in popularity. Small micro-breweries and brewpubs have cropped up across Michigan and the United States—many obtaining regional and national popularity.
United States
27 Oct 2016
Other Appellate Decisions Of Note: September 2016
The Michigan Supreme Court held that home rule cities have the authority to enact an ordinance requiring that a prevailing wage be paid on public construction projects.
United States
3 Oct 2016
Sign Of The Times: Billboard Ordinance Upheld
In International Outdoor, Inc v City of Livonia, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a zoning ordinance provision banning new billboards.
United States
3 Oct 2016
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