NYC Business & Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Blog 

Website Accessibility Suits move to State Courts

There has been a significant increase in website accessibility lawsuits in New York City, specifically in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts. Since 2017, visually impaired individuals have initiated many legal actions against businesses, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). By 2022, New York has become the […]

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Appraisal of Commercial Real Estate

Valuing commercial real estate is essential for anyone involved in buying, selling, or investing in properties. This blog will simplify some key concepts in the appraisal methods to help accurately evaluate commercial property values. Key Terms to Know: Valuation Approaches Explained: Valuing commercial real estate involves various factors and methods. The optimal approach depends on […]

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ADA Digital Accessibility Rule Enacted

Over three decades since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, federal authorities are implementing landmark regulations to clarify its application in the digital sphere. This month, the U.S. Department of Justice is poised to finalize a pioneering rule delineating technical standards for the digital accessibility of websites and mobile apps falling under Title II […]

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ESG: It’s Impact on the U.S. Real Estate Market: Shifting Priorities

ESG, or Environmental, Social, and Governance factors, notably influences the U.S. real estate sector. Impending reporting mandates and evolving investment standards drive this. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed ESG regulations mandating climate-related disclosures in the United States. These rules enhance transparency by requiring companies to report annual carbon emissions, detail strategies to […]

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Converting Offices into Residences in NYC is Challenging

Office buildings are under pressure as remote work becomes more prevalent. McKinsey forecasts an $800 billion decrease in their value over the next decade, particularly in cities like New York. While converting these spaces into apartments might seem like a logical step, the reality is far more complex. Analysts outline the obstacles: strict zoning laws […]

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