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Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandate: FAQs

Information for Construction, Transportation, Aerospace/Defense, and Other Industries

Last Friday, October 15, 2021, marked the date on which federal agencies were required to begin incorporating a clause compelling compliance with federal COVID-19 workplace safety protocols, including a vaccination mandate for covered workers, into certain existing and new federal contracts, as detailed in guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force on September 24, 2021, pursuant to Executive Order 14042.

New Kansas City, Missouri Affordable Housing Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Developers Need to Consider New Affordable Housing Requirements Materially Impacting Project Feasibility

As demand for affordable housing continues to grow throughout the country, municipalities are increasingly faced with decisions of how best to structure and incentivize affordable housing development.  Recently, Kansas City, Missouri passed Ordinance No. 201038 (“Ordinance”) on January 28, 2021 which sets forth requirements for residential development projects seeking incentives to require affordable housing components. It took effect on April 8, 2021.  The Ordinance provides in part that projects “seeking economic incentives in the nature of the capture and redirection, abatement or exemption of taxes or other City financing contain an minimum number of affordable housing units” to qualify for those incentives.  Only projects that have not submitted an application by April 8, 2021 (the “Effective Date”) seeking incentives (as defined below) will be impacted, although projects that have applied earlier will be subject to the Ordinance if the project takes longer than three years from the Effective Date to receive final approval.

The Impacts of the Upcoming Beneficial Owner Disclosure Requirement on Real Estate Owners

As part of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, Congress inserted a section titled the Corporation Transparency Act (the “CTA”) in order to combat money laundering and terrorism by creating a federal registry of the beneficial owners of limited liability companies, corporations, and other similar entities. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FINCEN”) of the Department of Treasury will keep the registry confidential, but is authorized to share the information with governmental, law enforcement, and foreign authorities.

What to Consider When Your Tenant Wants a Lease Modification

Landlords have several options to keep current tenants intact or reduce the financial ramifications if the tenant needs to step back from its current office footprint.

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