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The Real Estate Operations (REOPS) department at Greenberg Traurig represents real estate firms, property management companies, national and international financial institutions, corporations, hotels and insurance companies in connection with their use, management and operation of commercial real estate. REOPS was formed in 2000 to provide clients with a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to real estate issues by combining lawyers from relevant disciplines into a group focused on addressing multifaceted real estate problems, as well as handling day-to-day operational issues.

Lawyers in REOPS represent clients in state and federal court litigation and appellate practice, commercial lease disputes, bankruptcy matters, telecommunication issues, zoning and land use matters, leasing, brokerage issues, foreclosures, environmental law, insurance law, employment law, construction and lien issues, green building, ADA and Fair Housing Act issues. In addition, our lawyers have a wide range of experience with building security-related issues and portfolio management.

The REOPS department is capable of handling real estate matters from inception to conclusion without requiring redundant legal services. We have earned a reputation for responsiveness and helping clients achieve their business objectives. The unification of diverse practice areas into a cohesive, real estate-focused department enables REOPS to advise clients effectively and efficiently.

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CFPB Releases Spring 2015 Rulemaking Agenda
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, July 15, 2015
The CFPB recently released its spring 2015 rulemaking agenda as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act. It described the following upcoming rulemakings:

CFPB's First ILSA Enforcement Action
Peter L. Cockrell,Mark D. Hillier,Gil Rudolph, May 29, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced an enforcement action against a property developer in Tennessee for violation of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. §§1701 et seq. (ILSA). According to the administrative consent order, the developer...

CFPB Observer: Recent Developments from Feb. 9-13, 2015 
Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolf,J. Scott Sheehan, March 24, 2015
On Feb. 9, the CFPB issued a report on consumer complaints regarding reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage, which is only available to people above a certain age, is a particular type of home mortgage loan that permits older homeowners to access the equity in their homes. Repayment of the loan is...

U.S. Developers Flock to Tel Aviv Financial Markets
Joey T. Shabot, March 12, 2015
As the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has recently reported, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has turned into a destination for large and medium sized U.S. real estate developers to access Israeli capital.

Determining the IRS’s Fair Share: Considering Discounts to Establish the Value of Interests in Artwork for U.S. Transfer Tax Purposes
William E. Keenen, February 25, 2015
Under U.S. law, a tax generally is imposed whenever one individual gratuitously transfers an interest in property to another. This tax is computed on the value of the property interest transferred, whether during one’s life (to which the gift tax applies) or at one’s death (to which the...