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Paine Hamblen Provides Representation in Sale and Preservation of Former Convent Property on the Spokane River

April 24, 2017

Paine Hamblen is proud to announce that partner Kathryn McKinley represented the Sisters of the Holy Names with respect to the sale and permanent preservation of its Spokane River Property. Pursuant to the terms of the sale, the City of Spokane acquired 31.14 acres of the former 65 acre Sisters’ Spokane Campus on Fort George Wright Drive including 4,500 feet of Spokane River frontage. Ms. McKinley also represented the Sisters in the sale of an additional 34 acres to Catholic…

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May the Real Prevailing Party Please Stand Up? Tax Court Denies Attorney’s Request for Fees Because Attorney Was Not the Actual Prevailing Party

April 12, 2017

By: Yonicio Hernandez The Tax Court in Greenberg, David B., 147 T.C. No. 13 (2016), held that an attorney who had represented a taxpayer in an administrative proceeding was not a proper party to file a petition seeking an award of attorney’s fees for the representation, in part because he did not “incur” the costs. Rather, he was to be the recipient of any fees. Because the attorney was not a party to the underlying proceeding, he could not be…

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