Retail landlords offer COVID clauses in new leases; Rose Law Group Partner, Transactional Dept. Director Cameron Carter comments

By  Esther Fung | The Wall Street Journal Retail landlords are including pandemic language in new leases, a previously rare feature as tenants seek protection after the first government-mandated coronavirus shutdowns in March complicated their negotiations for rent relief. Because many insurance policies didn’t cover pandemic-related losses, landlords have offered various concessions to attract and retain tenants, including allowing them …

Arizona farming families persist as development gobbles up land, Rose Law Group Founder Jordan Rose comments

By Kelly O’Sullivan | Independent News Media The Rayner and Gladden families’ multigenerational Southwest Valley farming operations have weathered just about everything the world has thrown at them for the better part of 100 years, from drought and pests to extreme price swings and two pandemics. But there are two modern threats that are unrelenting — development and water availability. …

Gompers prepares to reopen to serve developmentally disabled population

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By AZ Business Magazine | AZ Big Media The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of everyday life. But for those with developmental disabilities, the effects are even more profound.  Gompers, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, provides a broad spectrum of services to developmentally disabled individuals — but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many of those services …

Judge to decide whether tax on rich initiative used deceptive language; RLG Attorney Tom Galvin Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via AZ Capitol Times Business interests trying to quash a vote on higher taxes on the rich sought to convince a judge Wednesday that extent and breadth of the proposed new levy is being purposely understated and misleading. Challengers funded by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry contend that those gathering signatures …

HealthyVerify helps Gompers navigate COVID-19 for nonprofit staff, members with developmental disabilities

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Mark Jacoby, president and CEO of Gompers, said every time his nonprofit group came up with some answers on when and how to reopen its services to those with development disabilities more COVID-19 questions would arise.  “What happened was for every answer we came up …

How will Subchapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code impact landlords? RLG attorney Dan Gauthier provides insight

By John Egan | National Real Estate Investor Recent revisions to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code might open the door to headaches and heartaches for landlords that rent to small businesses. In August 2019, Congress created what’s known as Subchapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code. Subchapter 5 is designed to streamline the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process for small businesses and slash their …

Virtual Power Lunch: The ups and down of the economy and health

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Home sales are up. Restaurants are challenged. And hospitals and health care workers are stressed. Those are some of the dynamics and landscape as Arizona and metro Phoenix grapple with COVID-19, the rise in cases and all its ramifications. Those were also the centerpieces of Rose Law Group’s New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch series on …

How COVID is impacting tenant interest in Phoenix apartments; RLG attorney Dan Gauthier comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Tenant traffic at metro Phoenix apartments has steadily improved since the beginning of April, according to a new report from Radix, a Scottsdale-based data research firm that tracks apartment activity nationwide. Research conducted through July 1 shows a narrowing gap in potential tenant visits to apartments compared with traffic during the same time …

The 1031 exchange deadline extension: Breathing room or double-edged sword? RLG attorney Dan Gauthier comments

By David Wieland | Forbes In the pre-coronavirus world, April 15 was an important date, representing the deadline for U.S. residents and citizens to file federal income taxes. However, in the current environment, that drop-dead deadline has been pushed to July 15, 2020. The upcoming mid-July deadline is also important for those making use of section 1031 of the U.S. …