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Business mergers: work with experienced legal counsel to navigate financial, legal issues

Business mergers can be complex transactions and require careful planning to execute successfully. Planning for a merger must encompass every aspect of the companies' operations, and there must effective communication, as well as a commitment unifying the business' cultures and flexibility in adjusting to any changes that occur.

New report shows Chinese investors largest single group in commercial real estate market, P.2

We’ve pointed out in previous posts on this blog that there are special risks associated with commercial real estate transactions involving foreign investors. Both lenders and sellers must find ways to manage these risks in order to make these transactions viable. As we noted last time, one of the risks with Chinese investors is that country’s strict policies on releasing funds for foreign investment.  

New report shows Chinese investors largest single group in commercial real estate market

In recent posts on this blog, we've been discussing the findings of a recent study released by the National Association of Realtors showing that Texas is among the most active markets for foreign investment in commercial real estate.

Do Tree Regulations Impact Economic Development?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has requested that local governments consider for the special session starting July 18 a provision that would nix local tree regulations. Present in more than 50 municipalities across Texas, tree regulations usually require landowners to pay a fee when they take down trees or replant trees that have been removed.

Commercial real estate transactions with foreign buyers: work with skilled legal counsel

Previously, we mentioned that a recent National Association of Realtors survey found Texas to be one of the most active markets in the United States in terms of foreign investment in commercial real estate. As we noted last time, there are often special considerations in commercial real estate transactions involving foreign buyers, and addressing these considerations is important to ensuring a successful transaction.

Realtor group: Texas a hotspot for foreign investment in commercial real estate

One of the trends in commercial real estate readers may have heard about in recent years is that foreign buying of U.S. real estate is on the increase. According to a recent survey published by the National Association of Realtors, 20 percent of its commercial real estate members reported having closed at least one sale with a foreign buyer in 2016.

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