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HTMLMinimizing the Risks of Signing Restaurant Leases
Lawrence G. Lerman, Rosemarie Salguero; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016
One out of every four new Washington, DC restaurants will close or change hands within five years. In light of this high turnover, landlords and tenants should be aware of lease issues that arise when restaurant space becomes available, especially pertaining to alcohol licenses and security...


HTMLCourt of Appeals Discusses the Practical Effect of a Building Code Violation as Negligence Per Se.
David S. Coats, John T. Crook, David S. Wisz; Bailey & Dixon, L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2016, previously published on Fall 2015
The elements of a cause of action for negligence are duty, breach, causation, and injury. It is well-settled in North Carolina that evidence of a defendant’s violation of a safety statute constitutes negligence per se and establishes the element of breach. In the recent case of Estate of...


Adobe PDFLegal Framework and Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships
David M. DiSegna, Teno A. West; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 20, 2016, previously published by Rhode Island Bar Journal on January/February 2016
Throughout the United States, governments and public agencies face the daunting task of upgrading or replacing their antiquated and deteriorating infrastructure, while grappling with fiscal pressures, such as declining tax revenues, increased expenses, rising pension costs, and state and federal...


HTMLLast Call to Extend Permits and Development Orders -- Deadline Is January 25, 2016
Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor Reed Professional Association;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 11, 2016
There is limited time remaining to claim the 8-month extension referenced below under the state-wide Emergency Order issued by Governor Scott. The opportunity to claim the extension will end on January 25, 2016. Should you have a permit or other approval that qualifies for the extension and would...


Adobe PDFBill 73 Amendments to the Planning Act
Patrick Harrington; Aird & Berlis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
On December 3, 2015, Ontario passed Bill 73, the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015. Bill 73 proposes significant amendments to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act, 1997. This update will focus on the changes to the Planning Act that will alter, and in some areas restrict, the...


HTMLCZMP 2016 Begins in Baltimore County
Dino C. La Fiandra; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 12, 2015
As this article goes to press, only a few days remain (October 13, 2015) to request a zoning change “online” in the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (“CZMP”)(For the online application go to:...


HTMLImportant Tax Provisions of Extended Highway Trust Fund Act
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 3, 2015
The “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015" (P.L. 114-41, “the Act”) became law on July 31, 2015. Designed as a 3-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund and related measures, the Act includes a number of important tax provisions,...


HTMLToo Small to Notice: Are Tiny Houses Subject to Municipal Zoning Ordinances in Michigan?
Laura J. Genovich; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015
The tiny house movement has been steadily gaining momentum in America and Michigan over the past few years because of the potential benefits that tiny homes can offer. Tiny houses are typically less than 400 square feet and can either be built onto a foundation or built on wheels. Because of their...


HTMLDoctrine of Comparative Hardship Enables Homeowner Who Violated Covenants to Avoid Injunction
Edward J. Levin; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2015, previously published on July 2015
Injunctions are equitable remedies. Therefore, they are subject to equitable defenses, such as laches and the doctrine of comparative hardship. It also means that “the grant or denial of a request for injunctive relief rests within the sound discretion of the circuit court and therefore,...


HTMLTermination of Superblock Land Development Agreement Approved By the Court of Special Appeals
Edward J. Levin; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In the event that by June 30, 2013, (a) Settlement does not occur, or (b) the conditions to Settlement have not been satisfied, and in either of the above circumstances, this Agreement shall, without further action by either party, terminate with no liability or obligation on either party.


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