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Issues Facing the Construction Industry in 2019

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As 2018 begins to wind down, it is the traditional time for industry experts to prognosticate on risks facing the construction industry. We have reviewed several such prognostications from the insurance and construction industries and combined it with our personal and anecdotal experience and offer the following brief list of issues which the Gould & Ratner Construction Practice believe could Read More

When can a Telecoms Operator gain compulsory access to your site?

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At the end of 2017, the rules governing telecoms operators changed. Among other things, the new rules set out the conditions on which a telecoms operator can take access to a piece of land even when the occupier of the land does not agree. How the new rules will be enforced in practice is to some extent a matter for Read More

More registration on the horizon for the rural sector

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The majority of landowners and their agents are now well acquainted with the new land registration regime introduced by the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 2012 but just as they are getting to grips with the processes and timescales involved, it seems that they will in the future need to take account of another Register. The proposed Register of Persons Holding Read More

Federal Judge Strikes Down All of the Affordable Care Act

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On Friday, December 14, 2018, just hours before the end of open enrollment on the health care exchanges, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, ruled to strike the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA will remain in effect until the case is reviewed on appeal. Employers and individuals should continue to comply with the ACA’s terms in the 2019 plan Read More

NEW INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED ON SOME MULTI-FAMILY BUILDING OWNERS

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Owners of multi-family buildings, beware! A new law that went into effect in September 2018 imposes new requirements regarding inspections, reporting and repairs that could result in significant penalties and even property foreclosure for non-compliant owners. This new law (SB 721) affects owners of multi-family buildings containing at least three units and featuring an exterior elevated element with a load-bearing Read More

Changes to Australian law to block offshore pirate websites take effect

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Our recent article here examined the provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill). That Bill, which was first introduced to the Australian Parliament on 18 October 2018, was passed unamended by both Houses of Parliament on 28 November 2018 and is now in full force and effect. The speed with which the Act was passed reflects that there was bipartisan Read More

Holding Redlich: 2018 year in review – the top issues and where to next

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As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019. We examine the key issues in: Competition & Consumer: A review of the ACCC's actions this year in relation to its 2018 enforcement priorities Construction & Infrastructure: A year of Read More

The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents

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Earlier this year, the National Venture Capital Association published the first major release of its model form venture capital documents since March, 2014. The new release of the documents was the culmination of a large group undertaking that included participation from many law firm and in-house venture capital lawyers from across the country. The more significant changes include the following: Read More

New York Town Challenges Applicability of FCC Order to 4G LTE DAS Configurations

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On May 24, 2017, telecommunications facility provider Crown Castle NG East LLC (“Crown Castle”) filed a complaint against the Town of Hempstead (“Town”) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleging various violations of Sections 253 and 332 of the federal Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. §§ 253, 332. Following the FCC’s September 2018 Read More

Opportunity Zone Program Offers Attractive Tax Benefits for Long-Term Investors

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The Opportunity Zone program was created as a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of December 2017. The program was developed with the intent to help encourage investment in economically distressed communities – called qualified opportunity zones (QOZs) – by allowing taxpayers to invest realized capital gains in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs). Investors in QOFs are granted both Read More