Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was counsel to Brookfield Property Partners LP, the commercial real estate company that was spun off by its Canadian parent earlier this year, in its agreement to purchase U.S. industrial-property assets from Japan’s Kajima Corp. for $1.1 billion. Morrison & Foerster LLP is advising Kajima.
Swiss banks are turning over thousands of employee names to U.S. authorities as they seek leniency for their alleged role in helping American clients evade taxes, according to lawyers representing banking staff.
Perkins Coie LLP represented Zillow Inc., the operator of the largest U.S. real-estate website, in its $50 million purchase of New York-based StreetEasy. Latham & Watkins LLP represented StreetEasy in the deal.
Dell Inc. said yesterday it received proposals from Blackstone Group LP and Carl Icahn that may be superior to Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout plan, putting pressure on the founder to sweeten his terms or switch allegiances. The new bidders increase the number of lawyers who are working on the deal.