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Schiff Hardin Closes $180.5M Sale of California Multi-Family Portfolio

Schiff Hardin represented an affiliate of Sterling American Property V L.P., a major real estate opportunity fund, in the sale of a multi-family portfolio located in Riverside County, Calif.

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Schiff Hardin Named “Innovation Builder” by BTI

Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.

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Thirteen Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been recognized on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list and two have been named Rising Stars.

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Schiff Hardin and Arent Fox Announce Combination

ArentFox Schiff will form a top national law firm offering industry-focused transactional, regulatory, and litigation counseling.


FinCEN Regulations Will Aim to Discover and Prevent Money Laundering

On January 13, 2016, the Department of Treasury issued temporary regulations aimed at preventing money laundering.


Public Policy Invalidates Bankruptcy Remote LLC Structure

Lenders and rating agencies often require "bankruptcy remote" structures on a borrower to isolate the cash flow of a project or a stream of income or receivables.


Take No Chances with Regulatory Takings: Three Tips in the Wake of Murr v. Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent property rights decision in Murr v. Wisconsin demonstrates the importance of real estate developers and landowners understanding legal nuances affecting their property rights and taking steps to protect themselves from unnecessary losses.


Blind Pool Fund v. Pledge Fund

Real estate Sponsors raising capital from Investors have multiple ways to structure the investment.


Update: FinCEN Issues Revised Regulations that Aim to Discover and Prevent Money Laundering

On November 15, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its sixth Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) aimed at preventing money laundering in all-cash residential real estate purchases made by legal entities.


Update: FinCEN Reissues Revised Regulations Aimed at Discovering and Preventing Money Laundering

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) reissued its Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) last week, which is effective from November 12, 2019 to May 9, 2020.


Five Tips for Landlords of Cannabis-Related Businesses

As more states take steps to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) and marijuana, there are many outstanding questions for potential landlords of cannabis-related businesses.


Three Real Estate Contract Questions to Consider Now

Whether you hold an interest in an industrial, commercial, retail, residential asset class; whether you are an owner, buyer, seller, landlord and/or tenant, lender or borrower, property manager, or homeowner; and whether your real estate is business or personal, there is a need to address COVID-19’s immediate impact on real estate agreements.


2021 Title Insurance Financial Survey/Overview

For reference, herewith is an updated schedule of "Suggested Maximum Risk" amounts for a cross section of U.S. title insurance companies.