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The attorneys at Landye Bennett Blumstein regularly post 'knowledge base' articles related to their respective areas of expertise, as well as pertinent trending topics.

New BOMA Industrial Standard of Measurement

6/16/2020 | Real Estate Development and Transactions | Benjamin W. Spiess

In March 2020, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), a leading developer of floor measurement standards, published an updated standard for measuring industrial space, ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2019. The first major change to the Industrial Standard since 2012, the 2019 Industrial Standard addresses rising demand for logistics and distribution space, including space for e-commerce and flex…

Recent Developments in Alaska’s Adverse Possession Law

1/28/2018 | Real Estate Development and Transactions | Joshua D. Hodes, Lauren Sommer Boskofsky

In 2003, the Alaska Legislature attempted to eliminate the ability of bad faith squatters to acquire title to land by significantly narrowing the circumstances under which a person can establish title to land by adverse possession.[1] Prior to 2003, good faith was not necessary: continuous, open and notorious, exclusive, and hostile possession of the land…

New BOMA Office Standard of Measurement

1/28/2018 | Real Estate Development and Transactions | Joshua D. Hodes, Lauren Sommer Boskofsky

In October 2017, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) published a new standard for measuring office space, ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017. The first major change to the Office Standard since 1996, the 2017 Office Standard is designed to address changing building designs and amenity trends. Rentable square footage will generally increase under the new standard, as…

Amendment of ANCSA Proxy Regulations

7/10/2017 | Alaska Native Law, Corporate and Tribal | Robert H. Hume, Jr.

On February 23, 2016, the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development adopted changes to the state proxy regulations. The proxy regulations apply only to corporations formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. State law requires ANCSA corporations having at least $1 million of assets and 500 or more shareholders to file their proxy statements and other proxy solicitation materials with the Department.

SBA Issues Final Rule Expanding Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs

7/10/2017 | Business Law

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a long-awaited final rule establishing a Government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns, consistent with SBA’s mentor-protégé program for participants in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development (BD) program. The final rule implements certain provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA). It was published on July 25, 2016, and became effective on August 24, 2016.

Looking Back to Go Forward: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and The Future of Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska

12/31/2016 | Alaska Native Law, Corporate and Tribal | Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley

This paper, Looking Back to Go Forward, addresses the topic “The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and The Future of Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska.” It begins with a brief introduction to ANCSA, turning next to a discussion of Alaska Native nationhood and aboriginal title. It then provides an overview of the three foundational American acts…