Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York Law Journal: Featured Columnists September 15, 2010

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Franchise Law: The Coming of Age

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By Rupert M. Barkoff

"In his Franchsing column, Rupert M. Barkoff, partner at Kilpatrick , writes that two recent happenings, totally unconnected, have provided a measuring rod for franchise law's development: The first is the recent passing of Alex Konigsberg, while the second relates to the decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Nebraska in State v.Orr."

Preclusive Effects Of Arbitration

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By Samuel Estreicher and Steven C. Bennett

"The preclusive effect of an arbitration award Samuel Estreicher And Steven C. Bennett of Jones Day discuss the several issues likely to arise in the arbitration context, and case strategies for parties that foresee the need to rely on arbitral awards."

Outside Counsel:

Civil Liability of Rating Agencies: Past Success, Future Danger?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By Jonathan S. Sack and Kefira R. Wilderman

"Jonathan S. Sack and Kefira R. Wilderman of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer discuss how the Dodd-Frank Act greatly increases rating agencies' potential liability under the securities laws and how rating agencies are unlikely to fare as well in the courts as they previously have."

Real Estate Tremds:

Freshfields Boosts N.Y. Space to Accommodate Growth

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By Monica Paquette

"International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has signed for more than 108,000 square feet on Lexington Avenue. Also, Century 21 officially announced plans to open its second Manhattan location."

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