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Nellie Shipley Sullivan To Discuss Emerging Construction Trends At Multifamily Forum Southeast
The construction industry is ever-changing, with costs, tenant habits and transportation being among the issues constantly in flux.
United States
12 Mar 2018
The Trump Scorecard – One Year Later
In our inaugural Wealth Management newsletter in February, 2017, we analyzed the President's campaign platform and made predictions about the President's legislative agenda.
United States
31 Jan 2018
Developer-Buyer Beware: Calling Assumed Improvement Bonds In North Carolina Can Be Complex
In 2007, Developer Clarion-Reames, LLC ("Clarion") sought to construct a residential housing development in Charlotte, North Carolina.
United States
15 Dec 2017
Say My Name, Say My Name: Appealing Neighbors Must Name The Permit Applicant
The Bizzarro court affirmed the dismissal of the appeal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
United States
13 Dec 2017
Alleging And Proving Standing To Challenge Rezoning
In the recently-decided Cherry Community Organization v. City of Charlotte, the North Carolina Court of Appeals determines that standing to bring a declaratory judgment action challenging...
United States
28 Nov 2017
The ReSET – The Racial Wealth Divide In Baltimore
The Center for Enterprise Development, with support from JP Morgan Chase, published a study on the racial wealth divide in Baltimore.
United States
12 Apr 2017
FCC Waives Certain Classification Standards From 2017 E-rate Eligible Services List
On February 8, 2017, the Wireline Competition Bureau ("Bureau") granted a waiver of certain Category One/Category Two classification standards established in the 2017 Eligible Services List ("ESL")...
United States
23 Feb 2017
Less Is More?: New North Carolina Law Clarifies When Building Permits Are NOT Required
A new law took effect in North Carolina on October 1, 2016, and it affects the need for building permits.
United States
13 Oct 2016
The Long And Short Of Interpreting Land Use Regulations
State law in North Carolina authorized modern local zoning regulations in the 1920s. And perhaps, there is no more basic zoning term than "single family detached dwelling."
United States
15 Jul 2016
South Carolina Supreme Court Decision Impacts Enforceability Of Arbitration Provisions In New Residential Construction Sales Agreement
The South Carolina Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals' refusal to compel arbitration between new home purchasers and the developer of the subject home, holding that the arbitration provision at issue was unconscionable.
United States
14 Jul 2016
Drilling To The Essence Of A Land Use Proceeding
What type of land use proceeding is this? Finding the correct answer to this question is critical to knowing your client's rights and avoiding legal error.
United States
20 Jun 2016
Aesthetics And Land Use Regulations
The Court of Appeals held that the property owner failed to prove her standing to appeal the commission's decision.
United States
11 Mar 2016
A Practical Primer On Zoning Law
When the North Carolina Court of Appeals decides not to publish an opinion, the opinion is not controlling precedent and citations to it in briefs, and arguments are disfavored.
United States
29 Feb 2016
Judge Moon's Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Route 29 Lawsuit
Several months ago, business owners on Route 29 filed a lawsuit against federal and state transportation officials challenging the plan to build a grade separated interchange at Route 29 and Rio Road.
United States
25 Aug 2015
N.C. Court Of Appeals Denies Bid To Return Water/Sewer "Impact Fees"
Impact fees are defined, generally, as a charge on new development to pay for the construction or expansion of off-site capital improvements that are necessitated by and/or benefit the new development.
United States
5 Aug 2015
N.C. Court Of Appeals Dissent Asserts That Spot Zoning Does Not Require A "Single Owner"
Appellate court dissents are often overlooked by the public, viewed more intently by the litigants as bases for further appeal or other strategic maneuvering. But dissents are an important part of legal doctrine.
United States
23 Jul 2015
N.C. General Assembly Is Actively Revisiting Riparian Buffer Rules
Riparian buffers are vegetated areas next to water resources that protect water quality, bank stabilization from erosion, and aquatic and wildlife habitat.
United States
25 Jun 2015
Proposed Law Before N.C. General Assembly Would Overhaul State's Billboard And Outdoor Advertising Laws
Filed March 17, 2015, Senate Bill 320 (linked) proposes significant revisions to State laws governing billboards and outdoor advertising.
United States
8 May 2015
What Is Done Is Done – And Cannot Be Undone
Lady Macbeth tells her troubled husband, "What is done is done" and later says to herself "and cannot be undone."
United States
23 Apr 2015
N.C. Court of Appeals Dismisses Municipal Takings Claim For Failing "Public Benefit" Standard
Today, the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a takings case filed by a local government.
United States
22 Apr 2015
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