johnathan bender

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Why ESG Matters for Big Law Firms

in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume IV

by Philip Chang Modern investors use myriad non-financial metrics to assess the economic sustainability of potential companies to invest in. One of the most relevant viability standards is Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”).[1] The “environment” factor in ESG refers to a company’s efforts to conserve the natural world. From a corporation’s perspective, this concerns a…

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in Employment/Public Policy/Volume IV

by Hannah Berookhim From smallpox to HIV, the United States is no stranger to disease outbreaks. But it seems COVID-19 has affected every aspect of American life more than any other virus to date. While the country by no means has the greatest number of COVID-19 deaths per capita, it does lead the world in…

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SARE Debtors and the Post-COVID-19 Effect on the Efficient Market: How SARE Debtors Must Now Prepare for Bankruptcy Filings

in Bankruptcy/Finance/Investment/Real Estate/Volume IV

by Shantal Malmed The COVID-19 pandemic initially caused a reduced cash flow making it difficult for landlords to make timely mortgage payments. As much of the workforce is now remote, tenant income has decreased, and the commercial and residential real estate markets have suffered. Landlords whose incomes stem from revenues produced by single residential properties,…

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Tokenization of Real Estate: Revolutionizing Real Estate through Digitalization and Reduced Market Barriers

in Investment/Real Estate/Technology/Volume IV

by Christina Mkrtchyan In an era of growing digitalization of markets, real estate is no exception. Since 2016, digitalizing real estate investments into tradeable tokens has revolutionized the industry by broadening market participation, automating middleman processes, increasing liquidity, and improving transparency. This article explores what tokenization is, how it works, its advantages and challenges, and…

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