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California Legislature Passes Housing Crisis Act Of 2019 And Rent Control Bill, Among Others
A handful of important state laws related to housing have been passed by the California legislature, including the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, which provides a set of limited reforms to the Housing Accountability Act, ...
United States
19 Sep 2019
Rent Control Bill Gets Gov. Newsom's Support As Clock Ticks On Deadline For New Laws
The Office of the Governor of California recently announced that Gov. Gavin Newsom and California legislative leaders approved a cap of 5 percent plus inflation
United States
11 Sep 2019
New York City Considering Additional Restrictions On Hotel Project
According to recent media stories, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is directing his Department of City Planning (DCP)
United States
9 Sep 2019
With Southern California Needing 1.3 Million Homes, State Attempts To Add Teeth To Housing Law
The California Department of Housing and Community Development issued its Regional Housing Needs Assessment Determination to the Southern California Association of Governments on Aug. 22, 2019, ...
United States
2 Sep 2019
NLRB Proposes Amendments Promoting Employee Free Choice In Representation Matters
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed amendments to its rules and regulations that will enhance employee freedom of choice in representation matters
United States
20 Aug 2019
Section 421-a And New York City's New Rent Law
A number of questions have arisen concerning the impact of the recently adopted Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA)
United States
16 Jul 2019
White House Issues Executive Order Expanding "Buy American" Program
Directs Agencies to Promote Use of Domestic Materials in all Federally Funded Infrastructure Projects
United States
13 Feb 2019
Los Angeles To Finally Allow Short-Term Rentals Under New Ordinance
After more than three years of fact-finding and amidst intense lobbying from many constituencies, the Los Angeles City Council ...
United States
18 Dec 2018
DoD Issues A Limitations On Subcontracting Class Deviation; FAR Revisions Proposed
More than five years after Congress directed the Executive Branch to change the way small business contract performance requirements are calculated, the U.S.
United States
10 Dec 2018
2 Clients Seeking Damages From 1 Pool Of Money Equals 1 Disqualified Attorney
In Bridgepoint Construction Services, Inc. v. Newton, et al., the California Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court's decision to disqualify an attorney from representing multiple clients...
United States
18 Oct 2018
New York City Set To Take Another Step To Limit New Hotels And Motels
Proposal Would Require Special Permits for New or Converted Hotels or Motels in Light Manufacturing Districts
United States
17 Apr 2018
Lessons From 5Pointz: Avoiding Potential Tension Between Artists And Property Owners
In Jonathan Cohen et. al v. G&M Realty L.P. et al., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York awarded $6.7 million to a group of graffiti artists whose works had been systematically whitewashed...
United States
28 Feb 2018
Administration's Infrastructure Plan Supports Reuse Of Brownfields And Superfund Sites
The Trump Administration released an ambitious $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Feb. 12, 2018 – a plan that includes many provisions focused upon encouraging the reuse ...
United States
22 Feb 2018
California Issues Initial Implementation Guidance On 2017 Housing Laws
One of the most notable laws in California's package of housing laws passed by the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017 is SB 35, which requires most local governments to issue housing developers streamlined approvals in 90-180 days for projects that comply with a number of qualifying criteria.
United States
20 Feb 2018
City's General Plan Land Use Policy Survives CEQA Challenge Based On Potential Urban Decay
In Visalia Retail, LP v. City of Visalia, the California Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge brought under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to a land use policy in the City of Visalia's ...
United States
8 Feb 2018
Transportation Developments In Year 1 Of The Trump Administration
In January 2017, Holland & Knight Transportation & Infrastructure lawyers and senior advisors prepared 20 posts for the 20 days leading to President Donald Trump's inauguration regarding what to expect from the Trump Administration ...
United States
5 Feb 2018
Federal Government Awards $37 Million In Grants To Plaintiffs' Groups To Increase Fair Housing Enforcement And Education Efforts
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it is awarding $37 million as part of its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to approximately 100 fair ...
United States
2 Feb 2018
Court Upholds San Francisco's CEQA Exemption For Telegraph Hill Project
In Protect Telegraph Hill v. City and County of San Francisco (Sept. 14, 2017 Slip Opinion A148544, unpublished), the First District Court of Appeal upheld the City of San Francisco's determination...
United States
13 Oct 2017
California Governor Signs Into Law Major Reforms To Housing Accountability Act
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that significantly reform California's Housing Accountability Act (HAA).
United States
6 Oct 2017
Builders Risk Insurance: Resurrecting The Project After The Storm
•Catastrophic storms such as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma invariably cause property damage, schedule delays and other "soft costs" when they hit during a project's construction.
United States
20 Sep 2017
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