Real Estate

  • Another view of the Beresford.

    Biglaw, Fabulosity, Lawyerly Lairs, Partner Issues, Politics, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Former Partner Purchases Holbrooke’s Home

    A former Biglaw partner purchases the former home of a famous diplomat and noted journalist — for the cool sum of $11 million.

    14 Comments / / Jan 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM
  • Dean Evan Caminker

    2nd Circuit, Andrew Cuomo, Arnold & Porter, Biglaw, Eric Holder, Evan Caminker, Guns / Firearms, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Real Estate, Student Loans, Violence

    Morning Docket: 01.10.13

    * Eric Holder has agreed to serve once more as attorney general during President Barack Obama’s second term, but he still plans to leave at some point — after all, he’s no “Janet Reno of the Justice Department.” [Blog of Legal Times]

    * For those who care about Biglaw firms and the landlords who love them, fear not, because there’s a whole lot of moving and shaking in terms of commercial real estate deals for Arnold & Porter, Goodwin Procter, and Sidley Austin. [Am Law Daily]

    * Jacoby & Meyers scored at the Second Circuit, and the firm’s legal attack on New York’s ban on non-lawyer law firm ownership was reinstated. Soon Walmart will own a law firm with “Low Prices. Every day. On everything.” [Bloomberg]

    * Who’ll be stepping in to fill Evan Caminker’s $457,964 shoes as the next dean of Michigan Law? None other than Mark West, who’d like to improve financial aid and loan repayment programs. [National Law Journal]

    * Gun nuts, commence your rioting… now. If passed, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping gun-control proposal would make New York the state with the strictest gun laws in the country. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * Speaking of needless gun violence, by Friday, we’ll know whether there’s enough evidence to move forward with a trial for James Holmes, the accused shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre. [New York Times]

    0 Comments / / Jan 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM
  • NRA

    Election 2012, Election Law, Guns / Firearms, Non-Sequiturs, Real Estate, State Department, Video games

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.19.12

    * So now, officially, more people have lost their jobs over Benghazi than lost their jobs over 9/11. [New York Times]

    * Could we sue the NRA out of existence? [Dissident Voice]

    * Nate Silver makes it clear that gun ownership is a great indication of party affiliation. Guess the liberals would get their asses handed to them in a civil war. [Five Thirty Eight / New York Times]

    * Should it be harder for a teenager to get his hands on a video game with lots of guns in it, or AN ACTUAL FREAKING GUN? [Huffington Post]

    * “Fun” law bloggers interview each other, for fun. [Allison Leotta]

    * Wait, McDonald’s restaurants in Europe have waitresses? [Telegraph]

    * Former Governor of Florida slams current Governor of Florida while nation wonders why Florida is always such a train wreck. [Blog of the Legal Times]

    * Bank robbers hail getaway cab. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Look, the quote of the year is Megyn Kelly’s, “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?” But here are some other fun ones from 2012. [The Careerist]

    10 Comments / / Dec 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM
  • 1508 North State Parkway 3

    Biglaw, Fabulosity, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: The House That Winston Built

    Behold the $10 million mansion built for Frederick Winston, the founding partner of Winston and Strawn. It’s so huge, it looks like an apartment building.

    9 Comments / / Dec 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM
  • Shakira

    Attorney Misconduct, Bad Ideas, Biglaw, Contracts, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Money, Morning Docket, Music, Patents, Pornography, Real Estate, Shakira, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Technology

    Morning Docket: 12.03.12

    * When it comes to the art of law firm valuation, you may be surprised when you find out which Biglaw firm is worth the most. Here are a few hints: it’s not Baker & McKenzie, and it’s not DLA Piper or Skadden, either. [American Lawyer]

    * Remember back in July when this Judge of the Day was busying clicking on hardcore porn sites while in chambers? As it turns out, now he’s busy crying in court while battling to keep his judicial career intact. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    * Evening students are capable of doing more than ruining your class rank. Jacob Lew, once a night student at Georgetown Law, is now the White House chief of staff assisting with fiscal cliff negotiations. [New York Times]

    * For now, the only thing that’s keeping Florida from gaining another law school is a lack of square footage in the real estate rodeo. But that’s probably a good thing, because adding a twelfth law school would be more than a little ridiculous. [Daytona Beach News-Journal]

    * Samsung’s trying to get out of paying $1.05B to Apple, and their lawyers are trying to pin knowledge of the jury foreman’s misrepresentations on their technological nemesis to get the verdict thrown out. [Bloomberg]

    * Shakira’s hips don’t lie, but her contracts allegedly do. The sexy singer’s ex-business partner (who’s also her ex-boyfriend) is suing her for $100M to “recover his share of past and future partnership profits.” [Billboard]

    1 Comment / / Dec 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Harlem townhouse 9

    Lawyerly Lairs, Money, New York Times, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Two Kitchens, One Couple
    (Or: An actress turned lawyer’s uptown abode.)

    Adverse possession and you: a primer for people who aren’t 1Ls.

    12 Comments / / Nov 14, 2012 at 4:36 PM
  • 309 Laurel Road New Canaan CT 4

    Biglaw, Crime, Fabulosity, King & Spalding, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Partner Issues, Real Estate, Violence

    Lawyerly Lairs: A Castle Fit For A King (& Spalding Partner)

    Steven Guynn, a former partner at King & Spalding, has been the subject of some salacious allegations. Whether they’re true or false, here’s one thing established beyond a reasonable doubt: his $3 million mansion is magnificent.

    12 Comments / / Nov 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM
  • We think your venue motion is funny, too!

    Biglaw, Defamation, Disasters / Emergencies, Divorce Train Wrecks, Election 2012, Family Law, Inappropriate Venue, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 10.29.12

    * Hurricane Sandy is set to arrive today, so batten down the hatches, folks! Everything’s closing down for the storm, but please feel free to email us if your law school or law firm is encouraging you to work. [Washington Post]

    * Thanks to the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United, companies can now recommend how their employees should vote, which is “no different from telling your children: ‘Eat your spinach. It’s good for you.’” [New York Times]

    * Biglaw firms are re-negotiating their office space leases in an effort to save money. While some firms have already sealed their new real estate deals, others are still on the prowl — but which ones? [Am Law Daily]

    * The University of St. Thomas School of Law has a new dean, and it certainly seems like he’s willing to make some waves to help his students. The first step for Robert Vischer? Reducing tuition. [National Law Journal]

    * “I don’t think her popularity has improved since the [murder] verdict.” That’s probably why Casey Anthony’s lawyers are desperately trying to get a new venue for Zenaida Gonzalez’s defamation case. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * A man divorced his formerly fugly wife (she had $100K in plastic surgery to correct her looks), sued her for luring him into marriage her under false pretenses, and won. Don’t worry, girls, this happened in China. [FOX]

    4 Comments / / Oct 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Now THIS is a mansion.

    Fabulosity, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Reader Polls, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: A Tale of Two Apartments

    Here are two New York City apartments, both priced between $1 million and $2 million. Which would you rather purchase?

    20 Comments / / Oct 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM
  • Louboutin

    2nd Circuit, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Fashion, Job Searches, Law Schools, Morning Docket, NALP, National Association for Law Placement (NALP), Partner Issues, Real Estate, Shoes, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 10.17.12

    * Oh, by the way Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, the little contribution plan you signed that received court approval last week might not protect you from your former landlord’s claims for back rent. Hope you’ve all got an extra $45 million sitting in the bank. [Am Law Daily]

    * Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson will finally get to claim her seat as chief justice of the state’s high court after official judicial recognition — on both the state and federal level — that the year 1994 does indeed come before 1995. [Bloomberg]

    * No matter how hard law school administrators wish it were so, or how much they beg Jim Leipold of NALP, he’s never going to be able to describe the current entry-level legal job market as “good.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * NYU Law School is changing its third-year program in the hopes of making a “good” market materialize. If you ship students to foreign countries for class, maybe they’ll get jobs there. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * “[W]e’re determined to do everything we can to help them find jobs and meaningful careers.” We bet Brooklyn Law’s dean is also determined to avoid more litigation about employment statistics. [New York Law Journal]

    * Has the other shoe finally dropped? After the Second Circuit ruled that YSL could sell monochromatic shoes, the fashion house decided to drop its trademark counterclaims against Christian Louboutin. [Businessweek]

    0 Comments / / Oct 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • dartboard pen on target inside straight

    In-House Counsel, Lawyerly Lairs, Magic Circle, Money, Partner Issues, Real Estate, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Inside Straight: London Partners Can’t Afford Homes . . .

    In-house columnist Mark Herrmann now lives in London — and he can’t believe the real estate prices over there. Partners at major law firms in London can’t afford to live in the city itself….

    19 Comments / / Oct 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM
  • 26 Reservoir Street 2 Cambridge MA

    Alan Dershowitz, Fabulosity, Law Professors, Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Alan Dershowitz Takes Manhattan

    Alan Dershowitz, the prominent criminal defense lawyer and Harvard Law School professor, just purchased a Manhattan apartment. How fabulous is it? And how much did he pay for it?

    22 Comments / / Oct 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM
  • Bentley logo

    Airplanes / Aviation, Lawyer Advertising, Lawyerly Lairs, Plaintiffs Firms, Real Estate, Ridiculousness, Small Law Firms

    Touring the High-Roller Suite of Personal Injury Law, Big Willie Style

    A look at one of America’s most colorful trial lawyers and his lavish lifestyle — as well as the recent hard times he has fallen upon.

    32 Comments / / Oct 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM
  • Get off my lawn, you damn... homeowners association?

    Money, Quote of the Day, Real Estate, Vicious Infighting

    Quote of the Day: The Joys of Home Ownership

    This is some SERIOUSLY expensive lawn care.

    1 Comment / / Oct 1, 2012 at 5:41 PM
  • 26 East 10th Street 1

    Biglaw, Fabulosity, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: An Associate’s $3.6 Million Apartment

    Partners, you can keep your lousy spring bonuses. This associate doesn’t need your money; he just bought a $3.6 million apartment….

    44 Comments / / Sep 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM
  • Reichen Lehmkuhl

    Eugene Volokh, Hotties, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Non-Sequiturs, Real Estate, Reality TV

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.13.12

    * In response to our contest for the best law firm offices, Vivia Chen proposes a contest for the shabbiest law firm offices — and gets the ball rolling with one nominee. (Hint: CHECK YOU hallways.) [The Careerist]

    * Professor Eugene Volokh shares his views on the juicy leaked law review emails we covered earlier. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * And Professor Josh Blackman has some ideas about the identity of the conservative professor discussed in the controversial emails. [Josh Blackman’s Blog]

    * Villanova hired ESPN’s Andrew Brandt to be the director of the school’s Center for Sports Law. Students would probably be more excited if this meant ESPN was interested in hiring them. [SB Nation Philly]

    * Sumner Redstone of Viacom just donated $18 million to Boston University Law. Quick, Boston College, hurry up and find an old rich guy to make a multi-million dollar donation to your school! [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Reality TV hottie Reichen Lehmkuhl, perhaps better known for being Lance Bass’s ex-boyfriend, reports that he’s going to law school. He should be required to attend class without his shirt on. [Instinct Magazine]

    4 Comments / / Sep 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM
  • In vino veritas -- about unannounced transactions.

    Biglaw, Election 2012, Election Law, Law Schools, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Paul Bergrin, Prostitution, Real Estate, Summer Associates

    Morning Docket: 09.13.12

    * The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments today over the state’s voter ID law. But at this point, who cares? Come on, Election 2012 is probably going to be decided by a court anyway. [Bloomberg]

    * Sedgwick’s New York office is relocating to Two World Financial Center. This won’t be just any office; no, it’ll be an “office of the future.” They don’t need roads where they’ll be reviewing documents. [Real Estate Weekly]

    * Paul Bergrin, the Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey, will be tried on all 26 counts in his racketeering case in one fell swoop. Not to worry, because this badass thinks he’s going to be acquitted. [The Record]

    * This year’s summer associates didn’t want to be wined and dined. They wanted to be put to work, because “[m]andatory social events can be physically and mentally taxing.” Aww, boohoo, social skills sure are tough. /sadface [Am Law Daily]

    * Another day, another law school lawsuit tossed out: Team Strauss/Anziska’s case against DePaul Law was dismissed because it’s pretty hard to blame a law school for the effects of a bad economy. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Anna Gristina, the alleged Millionaire Madam, vowed that she’d never spill the beans on a mystery man from her little black book. Could it be the “prominent Manhattan lawyer” mentioned earlier? [New York Daily News]

    5 Comments / / Sep 13, 2012 at 9:11 AM