Mon 06/ 30/ 14

Business Bankruptcy: An Overview

By |2014-06-30T15:35:19+00:00June 30th, 2014|

Very few Chapter 11 creditors’ meetings resemble Detroit’s $17 billion “cram down” meeting, where Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr sits down with some 150 to 200 creditors and goes through a 200-page restructuring plan as a prelude to a potential Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy. Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code is the traditional business bankruptcy [...]

Fri 06/ 27/ 14

Four on Friday: Freya Brier of Eddie Bauer

By |2014-06-27T08:38:31+00:00June 27th, 2014|

In today’s Four on Friday, we chat with Freya Brier, senior vice president and general counsel at Eddie Bauer. In this interview, Brier, who lives in Seattle, discusses her responsibilities with the retailer, provides some great tips for visitors to the Emerald City and passes along her favorite bit of advice. Many thanks to Freya [...]

Wed 06/ 25/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: June 25, 2014

By |2014-06-25T09:35:10+00:00June 25th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Hotels Lacking Amenities Lure Buyers Seeking High Returns by Nadja Brandt of Bloomberg. Key excerpt: “Investors are drawn by the lower operating [...]

Tue 06/ 24/ 14

Hartman Simons’ Lori Kilberg Discusses Work/Parenting Balance on Womenetics

By |2014-06-24T16:34:40+00:00June 24th, 2014|

Hartman Simons partner Lori Kilberg discusses the challenges of balancing work and parenting in a just-published first-person account on Womenetics.com. Below is a key excerpt from the piece: In retrospect, the thing I tell younger women and men is that just realize you're going to go through a time when child care is first and [...]

Fri 06/ 20/ 14

Four on Friday: Calvin Reeder of Sundance Catalog

By |2014-06-20T07:57:25+00:00June 20th, 2014|

Calvin Reeder is vice president of retail for Sundance Catalog, which famed actor and filmmaker Robert Redford formed in 1989 to promote the works of independent artists and craftspeople. The organization’s eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories and home decor is offered through its catalogs, its website, an outlet store in Salt Lake City and [...]

Wed 06/ 18/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: June 18, 2014

By |2014-06-18T07:30:00+00:00June 18th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • The Top 10 Issues Facing Commercial Real Estate by Darren Currin of the Journal Record. Key excerpt: “There are a number of [...]

Wed 06/ 11/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: June 11, 2014

By |2014-06-11T10:27:54+00:00June 11th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Talking Points by Diana Mosher of Multi-Housing News. Key excerpt: “It’s no secret that one of the advantages of being a renter [...]

Fri 06/ 6/ 14

Four on Friday: Summer Reading

By |2014-06-06T09:41:25+00:00June 6th, 2014|

Whether you’re by the pool, in a hammock or at the beach, summer is a great time for reading. In the interest of passing along some great tips, we asked four of Hartman Simons’ most avid readers which books they’re currently plowing through and if they would recommend those books to others. Here’s what they [...]

Wed 06/ 4/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: June 4, 2014

By |2014-06-04T07:30:00+00:00June 4th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • The Emergence of New Retail Models in Urban Environments by Adriana Pop of Multi-Housing News. Key excerpt: “Transient retail spaces may also [...]

Sun 06/ 1/ 14

Land Use: Building And Maintenance Codes, Permitting And Licensing

By |2014-06-01T15:11:34+00:00June 1st, 2014|

In Midway, Georgia, police shut down a lemonade stand that was built and run by neighborhood girls for lack of appropriate permitting. On another occasion, the City of Atlanta shut down the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market, because the vendors were violating their mobile vending permit location requirements. A permitting and licensing lawyer will be [...]