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Fried Frank Recognized in Vault’s Best Law Firms to Work For, Remains #1 in Real Estate

Fried Frank has been recognized across various categories in Vault’s 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The Firm remained #1 in the Best Law Firms for Real Estate Law ranking and was newly ranked in the Best Law Firms for Compensation ranking at #7. Additionally, Fried Frank is newly ranked in the following categories

Consumers Energy Offers Outdoor Safety Tips

Consumers Energy has tips to help keep Michigan residents safe as they enjoy the season marked by the sounds of kids playing outside, the sights of sprouts poking through garden soil and the smells of freshly mowed lawns


Association Law Group (ALG), one of Florida’s leading HOA and condominium law firms with offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, has hired U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant, Andre M. Brown as its new in-house media contact and public relations liaison. Brown is a decorated combat veteran who served for 15 years in the Marine Corps and completed 7 tours of combat in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom before retiring from active duty in October of 2014.

Reverse Logic On Loans: Reverse Mortgages Explained

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- The rule of thumb should be this: If a financial product, such as a reverse mortgage, takes more than 350 words to explain, then there should be legal checkpoints before someone is allowed to sign off on one

Provisions adopted into the 2015 IgCC can assist progressive communities meet energy goals

Vancouver, WA - December 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Cities and states looking at energy efficient buildings to help meet energy goals are getting a boost from the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). Four critical proposals that will drive significant improvements in building energy performance were approved when final voting on the model energy code closed earlier this month

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Hires Elena Baca As New Associate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, has announced Elena Baca has joined the firm as a new associate in the Chicago office. Baca has previous experience in real estate and property transaction law.

Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit in West Virginia Against Owner and Property Managers of Perkins Parke Apartments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Justice Department announced it has filed a lawsuit against Encore Management Co. Inc., Perkins Parke Limited Partnership and three former employees of Perkins Parke Apartments in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, alleging that female tenants have been subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of the Fair Housing Act

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Hire of Ruth A. Schoenmeyer As Of Counsel

CHICAGO - September 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) - Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, announced Ruth A. Schoenmeyer has joined the firm as of counsel in the Chicago office. Schoenmeyer’s practice will be focused on retail leasing.

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Hires Asher Harrison Luzzatto As New Associate

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - July 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, announced that Asher Harrison Luzzatto has joined the firm as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Luzzatto’s experience includes a deep involvement with public interest organizations and environmental law.

RE/MAX Announces Closing of its Initial Public Offering

Denver, CO - October 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “RE/MAX”), one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, has completed its initial public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Class A common stock at $22.00 per share, including the full exercise of the option to purchase 1,500,000 additional shares granted to the underwriters. The Company’s Class A common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RMAX” on October 2, 2013

2013 Property Assessment Roll

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Dennis Draeger signed the annual property assessment roll today. The assessment roll contained 817,635 parcels and is valued at $167,498,015,331. This is a net increase as compared to the 2012 assessment roll of 3%. A significant reason for the increase was the improvement in the real estate market and the recovery of values previously reduced under decline in market value provisions.

Home Sales Increase During April, But Uncertainty, Domestic Issues Diminish Stronger Success

SAN DIEGO - May 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Home sales increased last month compared to March, according to DataQuick’s April Property Intelligence Report (PIR), yet domestic issues and uncertainty factors continue to stop sales from reaching their full market potential

Cleanup Begins in Oklahoma, Price Gouging Law in Effect

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As volunteers and charities like the Red Cross continue the daunting task of cleanup in Oklahoma after a chart topping tornado ripped through the state on May 21, Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency and executed a 1999 law designed to protect consumers from price gouging.

Will Nick Rahall Say No To Obama’s Tax Hikes On Middle Class Families?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two months after the legal deadline, President Obama finally submitted his budget recently —one that never, ever balances and includes new spending. And yesterday the non-partisan Tax Policy Center provided the “cherry on top.”

Taxpayer Lien to Be Served on Starwood Capital (STWD)

New York City, NY - April 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Build Up New York City’s Middle Class Maria will visit Starwood Capital Group (STWD) properties in New York City to highlight the generous support the company receives from taxpayers for its highly profitable developments. She will demand that Starwood use the billions in tax dollars it receives to create public good, not just profits for the owner. Maria will then deliver a taxpayer lien to STWD at its corporate headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut for “feasting at the public trough and not creating good middle class jobs!”

MERS’ Role in Rhode Island Affirmed by State Supreme Court

Reston, Virginia - April 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that a five-justice panel of the Rhode Island Supreme Court held that Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), being named as the mortgagee as the agent of the promissory note-owner of the mortgage, is consistent with Rhode Island law.

Montana Court: “Law Permits MERS to Act as Nominee for the Lender”

Reston, Virginia - April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that Judge John C. Brown of the Montana 18th Judicial District Court ruled in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) and other defendants, rejecting a multi-count wrongful foreclosure complaint

Lower Spending, Lower Taxes, Lower Borrowing in Morris County 2013 Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Morris County Freeholders have unanimously adopted a 2013 county budget that contains a zero percent increase in taxes while maintaining critical county services.

First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules MERS “Faithful” to “Mortgage Law”

Reston, Virginia - February 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a ruling favorable to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.’s role and authority as mortgagee by affirming a U.S. District Court dismissal in Culhane v. Aurora.

Nixon Peabody Elects 13 Attorneys to Partnership; Female Partners Make Up More than 60% of the 2013 Clas

Boston, MA - January 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nixon Peabody LLP will promote 13 attorneys, including eight female lawyers, to its partnership effective February 1, 2013.