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Tucker Ellis wins diversity award

Tucker Ellis wins diversity award

Tucker Ellis LLP has been selected to receive the Defense Research Institute’s Law Firm Diversity Award for 2017. The award honors a law firm that demonstrates a significant commitment to diversity. Tucker Ellis was selected based on its policies and practices, as well as its many civic contributions.

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How the tax code rewards you for helping others

How the tax code rewards you for helping others

Philanthropic taxpayers donate to charitable causes for a variety of reasons, from helping out their local communities, to supporting research into curing certain diseases, to providing aid to groups of people facing difficult challenges. It’s important, then, to keep in mind that the tax code supports philanthropy by allowing an income-tax deduction for charitable contributions.

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Commercial real estate attorneys staying busy during uncertain times

Commercial real estate attorneys staying busy during uncertain times

Commercial real estate developers, investors and brokers are preparing for a new presidential administration. While no one knows yet what impact a Trump presidency will have on commercial real estate, one thing is certain: The commercial real estate attorneys who represent these pros will continue to be busy as investors and developers face the potential of new regulations, changes in long-standing laws and, perhaps, a renewed focus on manufacturing in the country.

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A primer on commercial real estate brokerage commissions disputes

A primer on commercial real estate brokerage commissions disputes

Disputes over broker’s commissions arise daily in the commercial real estate marketplace. For more than 20 years, I’ve handled a multitude of these cases, sometimes representing the broker and, other times, representing the owner. Under the relevant standard, the broker is entitled to a commission if the broker was the “procuring cause” of the sale or lease transaction. However, whether that standard has been satisfied is not always clear. The facts of each case are unique and the courts have sometimes made inconsistent general rulings about what it means to be the procuring cause.