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Attorney Continues to Make Case as Dealmaker

LAW: Bob Baradaran adds hotel-condo development in Beverly Hills to resume.

Attorney Bob Baradaran helped Beverly Hills lose its reservations about a hotel-condo megaproject.

Hotel Comfort From Trump?

Hotelier fighting labor case may be looking forward to the Trump administration’s check-in.

One Beverly Hills Cleared for Construction After City Council 4-1 Vote

Beverly Hills City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a lucrative development deal with luxury hotel-condo project, One Beverly Hills. Owned by Dalian Wanda Group, the project will feature residences, a 134-room “luxury boutique hotel,” rooftop pool, and restaurant. In addition to the estimated $820 million in revenue the project is expected to bring in for Beverly Hills over the next 30 years, Wanda Group has signed a massive development agreement that provides the city with an immediate payoff. It is this agreement the council voted to approve last night.

One Beverly Hills Nears Finish Line on Luxury Condo-Hotel Project

In what is poised to be one of the most lucrative deals for any city in the country, Beverly Hills City Council will vote Tuesday on a development agreement with One Beverly Hills, a condo-hotel project by the Chinese conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group. Unlike many municipalities that offer tax breaks and rebates to entice developers to build in the area, the proposed contract with One Beverly Hills dictates that Wanda Beverly Hills Properties LLC pay the city $60 million in upfront fees, a percentage of gross room revenue from the hotel, as well as a "municipal surcharge."

Deportation Policy Could Hurt L.A.’s Economy

EMPLOYMENT: Proposed plan under Donald Trump may thin local workforce.

Donald Trump’s proposed immigration crackdown may work against L.A.’s economy.

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State Ruling Puts Brokerages on Notice in Regards to Disclosure

A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

California real estate companies might need to start taking extra care when operating as agents for both the buyer and seller of a property after a state Supreme Court ruling last week.

Lawyers Tune Up Music TV Series

Team at Mitchell Silberberg helped score song rights including 13 Beatles tracks.

Mitchell Silberberg team spent eight years cueing up songs for a PBS music documentary.

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Congress Weighs Axing EB-5 Visa Program That Funds Developments

A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

A hotly debated federal program that provides visas to foreign investors in exchange for funding projects in economically depressed areas might once again be on the chopping block.

SPECIAL REPORT: Kevin J. Lamb

Downtown executives reveal how the thriving city center works for them and their businesses.

USC Debuts New Transnational Law Center

USC’s Gould School of Law has launched a new center aimed at training attorneys to navigate an increasingly complex global business economy. The USC Center for Transnational Law and Business is led by director Brian Peck, who previously served as deputy director of international affairs and business development for Gov. Jerry Brown and has worked as a USC adjunct professor for the past seven years. The center will focus on teaching new generations of attorneys how to navigate international trade and compliance policies, and will bring together trade and business law and policy to discover better ways for companies to conduct business across borders, said Peck.

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