Treatment of IP Licenses in Bankruptcy

  • February 26, 2018
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  • /   Articles,Intellectual Property Services
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As intellectual property becomes a more important part of commerce, the question of how IP licenses are treated in bankruptcy is of more interest to companies negotiating such licenses.

Time to Reconsider Your Choice of Entity?

  • February 22, 2018
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One of the most publicized changes made by last year’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act was a reduction in income tax rates for corporations and individuals.

Interference with Development Results in Multi Million Dollar Judgement

  • February 16, 2018
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  • /   Articles,Environmental Law,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental,Real Estate
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Developers often pay more to handle projects that face public opposition, but it isn't often that developers get paid by such opposition groups.

Tax Cut and Jobs Act Brings Important Changes to NOL Rules

  • February 14, 2018
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The Tax Cut and Jobs Act made several important changes to the net operating loss (“NOL”) rules. The following is a brief discussion of these changes.

Distressed Condominium Act: Mitigating the Legislative Risks

  • February 12, 2018
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  • /   Articles,Distressed Real Estate Solutions,Real Estate,Multifamily & Condominiums
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The Distressed Condominium Relief Act (“DCRA”) is currently set to expire on July 1, 2018. More specifically, effective July 1, 2018, acquirers of distressed condominium units will no longer be eligible for the “bulk buyer” or “bulk assignee” classifications.

State Legislation Protecting Bulk Condo Unit Investors Set to Expire in July

  • February 9, 2018
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  • /   Media Coverage,Real Estate,Multifamily & Condominiums,Distressed Condominiums
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Alex Dobrev is highlighted in this GrowthSpotter article about the Distressed Condominium Relief Act expiration and what this could mean for the real estate market.

Walda, O'Brien and Heimendinger Named Shareholders at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

  • February 8, 2018
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Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted Laura Walda, Jim O’Brien and Mark Heimendinger to shareholders of the firm, effectively February 1, 2018.

People to Know: John Ruffier, of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

  • February 7, 2018
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John Ruffier, who has served on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board of Directors for the past six years, was recently elected vice-chair and will become chair of the organization in 2018-19. He will be the first person from Florida to lead the national board.

Think Twice Before Taking Out a Home Equity Loan

  • February 7, 2018
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  • /   Real Estate,Tax,Articles
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Last year’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Act”) introduced many tax changes on the individual return front. One rule that has seen important changes is the home interest deduction.

The Discharge of Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 11

  • February 5, 2018
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  • /   Bankruptcy & Restructuring,Media Coverage
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Blackletter bankruptcy law, as codified in 11 U.S.C. § 727 (b), holds that a chapter 7 discharge extends only to pre-petition debts. While most chapter 11 plans focus on the discharge of pre-petition debts, § 1141 (d) of the Bankruptcy Code specifically states that