Garfield & Hecht Land Use Appellate Lawyers Protect Valuable Floor Area Development Rights 11:39, May 22, 2020

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The Land Use Codes of both the City of Aspen and Pitkin County limit the amount of developable floor area of a house under the floor area ratio (“FAR”) calculations applicable to lots in different zone districts. Depending on the size and location of a particular lot, the amount of developable floor area available to […]

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In construction defect actions and construction contract fee disputes, the general contract between the general contractor and the owner and the subcontracts between the general contractor and its subcontractors often contain fee shifting provisions which provide that the prevailing party in any litigation shall be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees. Construction defect actions brought […]

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Within the last year, the U.S. Supreme Court has definitively settled two topics that come up with considerable frequency in bankruptcy court. The Supreme Court’s decisions in Taggart v. Lorenzen, No. 18-489, and Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonary, LLC, No. 18-938, provide useful guidance to bankruptcy practitioners and bankruptcy trial courts regarding when a […]

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