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Kaplin Stewart is Pleased to Announce Our 2021 Super Lawyers®!

6/3/2021 | Articles & Alerts, Media, News & Resources

Kaplin Stewart is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2021 Super Lawyers® List. Super Lawyers is a rating service that uses a meticulous, multi-phase process to select highly acclaimed lawyers in over 70 practice areas. Candidates then go through the “blue ribbon review,” at which point they are ranked by top-rated attorneys.  Super Lawyers provides a diverse list of outstanding attorneys who have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer […]

PROGNOSTICATIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

4/8/2021 | Articles & Alerts, News & Resources, Real Estate Transactional, Zoning & Development

Forecasters, political or weather (think Punxsutawney Phil) seldom admit prior failures. Casey Stengel astutely observed that one should “never make predictions, especially about the future.” With due respect to Casey, I have agreed to engage in the fruitless endeavor of forecasting the immediate future of commercial real estate and those lawyers who practice in that arena. Pessimism is not in the DNA of the CRE industry. However, 2021 will present challenges for CRE. Residential real estate will continue to benefit […]

SURVIVING A LAND USE ILLNESS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

12/11/2020 | Articles & Alerts

For builders and developers, time is money. A delayed approval or permit could mean higher interest rates, breach of sales agreements, and weather delays, just to name a few potential consequences. So, what if an agency, governing body, or hearing board delays or cancels a meeting due to the Coronavirus? While a brief blip in scheduling may be tolerable and need not result in a possible deemed approval, a lengthy delay could pose a serious problem to landowner and government […]


Related Practices: Land Use, Zoning, and Development, Zoning

POST-ELECTION TAX PLANNING WEBINAR 11.17.2020

11/18/2020 | Events & Seminars, News & Resources

The Estate and Trust Tax Planning attorneys at Kaplin Stewart invite you to join them for a webinar to discuss the potential for tax policy changes in Washington now that President-Elect Biden has been declared the victor of the presidential election. As part of his campaign platform, President-Elect Biden released a tax plan that would significantly increase income and estate and gift taxes on high net worth individuals by completely or partially repealing many of the provisions of President Trump’s […]


Related Practices: Estate Administration

“REAL” ESTATE PLANNING: Estate Planning for Real Estate Developers and Investors

10/16/2020 | Articles & Alerts, News & Resources

Location! Location! Location! That’s the mantra which real estate owners hold as the key to determining a property’s value. However, to protect that property’s value, real estate owners need to understand the ever-important estate planning mantra: Timing! Timing! Timing! Real estate owners, including developers and investors, too frequently build substantial portfolios of real property and liquid assets, yet see the incredible efforts undertaken to create this wealth squandered by unnecessary and avoidable taxes and administrative expenses upon their disability or death. In part, […]