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Oct 30 2018

Buying or Selling? Transaction Topics Were Hot at the 2018 ICSC Legal Conference

The ICSC Legal Conference was held in Orlando, Florida October 24-27 and the hot topics of discussion were consistent with the legal matters that attorneys in the retail real estate industry are addressing with frequency in 2018. While sessions focusing on leasing issues were still plentiful, it was clear that there was a shift in the number of sessions focused on transactional issues. The following is a list of some of the topics that were addressed with the greatest frequency at this year's conference.

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Jun 29 2018

Landmark Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned fifty years of long-standing precedent in a landmark decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al. (No.17-494, 06/21/2018). The Court in Wayfair rejected the "physical presence test" for determining when remote (out-of-state) businesses must collect state and local sales tax. The decision is a win for brick-and-mortar retailers, states and localities, but it presents new challenges for online retailers as they consider how to handle increased administrative burdens and compliance challenges. This Legal Update addresses Wayfair's background, the Court's decision, and what we can expect looking forward.

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