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2017 Legislative Update: New Laws Impacting Commercial Real Estate Clients

On July 1, 2017, new laws passed during the 2017 General Assembly session will go into effect in Virginia that may impact you as someone interested in commercial real estate. They run the gamut of issues touching on the real estate industry, including new eminent domain procedures and tax updates, as well as notable changes […]

 

Supreme Court Ruling Bodes Well for Future of Redskins Trademarks

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Matal v. Tam that the law prohibiting the registration of disparaging trademarks violates the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s opinion will likely have a significant impact in the ongoing legal battle between the Washington Redskins and those […]

 

Highlights from the 2016 VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia

Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate Law practice group was again pleased to sponsor the annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia.  The conference is one of the leading forums on commercial real estate in the region and provides useful insights and information on what the future may hold for the real estate industry.  […]

 

New 2016 Laws Impacting Commercial Real Estate in Virginia

Another session of Virginia’s General Assembly has now come and gone, adding one more chapter to the nearly four hundred year history of the country’s oldest law-making body.  Over three thousand bills were proposed in the 2016 Session, and from this bevy of legislation there were 1,803 bills passed.[1]  Most of these new laws went […]

 

Highlights from the 2015 VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia

Members of Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate Law practice group were once again pleased to sponsor and attend the annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia.  The conference brings together individuals from throughout the world of commercial real estate to discuss the burgeoning issues of today’s marketplace.  This year, conference attendees enjoyed a […]

 

Redskins Trademarks – Answers to Key Questions Regarding Recent Ruling

Last week, the U.S. District Court sitting in Alexandria, Virginia granted what would appear to be a sweeping victory to a group of five Native Americans who have renewed attempts to cancel the federal registrations of certain trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“PFI”), the corporate parent of the Washington Redskins. In what has been a […]