Recent Entries

  • Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision Making – ULI –
    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) released its new report entitled “Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making” this week at their Spring conference. This report is a follow on to their 2018 report entitled “Ten Principles for Building Resilience”. This year’s report addresses the state of current practice for assessing ... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3Published on Friday, April 19th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • What Is Personal Information? In Legal Terms, It Depends
    In early March, cybersecurity professionals around the world filled the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center’s sprawling exhibition halls to discuss and learn about everything infosec, from public key encryption to incident response, and from machine learning to domestic abuse. […] Companies should not overthink [data privacy and personal information]. Instead, data privacy lawyers ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Friday, April 19th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • California Cracks Down on Impulse Purchases of Easter Bunnies
    by Michelle C. Pardo Yes, it’s a thing.  Across the country, “impulse buys” of bunnies during Easter time result in thousands of rabbits being abandoned or brought to animal shelters when the novelty of the cuddly pet wears off.  In October of 2017, California banned the sale of commercially-bred dogs, ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, April 19th, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • Duane Morris Partner Jennifer Briggs Fisher Named Cannabis Attorney of the Year
    Jennifer Briggs Fisher, partner and a team lead of Duane Morris’ Cannabis Industry Group, has been named Cannabis Attorney of the Year by Bonaventure Equity. The award was presented at the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit on April 18 in San Diego. Ms. Fisher regularly works with cannabis companies and ancillary businesses ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, April 19th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Opportunity Knocks – Treasury releases 2nd set of Opportunity Zone Regulations – Duane Morris LLP
    On April 17th the Department of Treasury released a second set of proposed regulations for the Opportunity Zone legislation (the first set of regulations was released in October, 2018) which is intended to encourage economic growth and investment in designated distressed communities (qualified opportunity zones) by providing Federal income tax ... read more
    Posted to New Markets Tax Credit, Affordable Housing, and Super Storm SandyPublished on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • Opportunity Knocks – 2nd Set of Of Opportunity Zone Regulations Issued by Treasury – Duane Morris, LLP
    On April 17th the Department of Treasury released a second set of proposed regulations for the Opportunity Zone legislation (the first set of regulations was released in October, 2018) which is intended to encourage economic growth and investment in designated distressed communities (qualified opportunity zones) by providing Federal income tax ... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3Published on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • Governance Board Terms
    Recently, I have been asked by clients and boards that I am a member of about term limits for board members. While there are no legal requirements for term limits organizations, many governance experts believe that term limits for board members are best practice. Term limits create space for new ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019By Patricia S. Hofstra
  • Smart Growth – New Jersey – Awards Announced – Brad A. Molotsky, Esquire
    New Jersey Future (“NJF”) announced the winners of its 2019 Smart Growth Awards earlier this week according to Joshua Burd of Real Estate New Jersey. Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible growth, redevelopment and infrastructure investments to foster vibrant cities and towns, ... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3Published on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • NYC to Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing
    Last week, the New York City Council overwhelmingly approved a new local law to prohibit city employers from testing potential employees for marijuana use. This weekend Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he will sign the bill. There are certain exceptions, permitting marijuana testing for police, construction workers, child care workers ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, April 15th, 2019By David N. Feldman
  • Senior Trump Officials Support Congressional Action on Cannabis
    In the last week both the US Attorney General and the Treasury Secretary have encouraged Congress to take action towards easing US cannabis prohibition. Yesterday, in testimony before Congress, AG William Barr seemed to support the currently pending Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, while still opposing ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, April 11th, 2019By David N. Feldman