Entries by DeLeon Team

The Chinese Trade War’s Impact on Silicon Valley Real Estate

By Audrey Sun Currently there is a lot of concern and consternation about the potential looming trade war with China. While there have been numerous scholarly articles addressing the current geo-political environment, this article will focus on the likely impact of trade negotiations with China on the Silicon Valley real estate market. Overview of Trade […]

DeLeon Insight March 2019

DEDUCTIBILITY OF STATE TAXES AND INTEREST UNDER THE NEW TAX LAW March 12, 2019/in Articles, For Buyers, For Sellers, Law / By Michael Repka, Esq. (LL.M. (Taxation) NYU School of Law ’01) On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into legislation public law 115-97, more commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”). The majority of […]

What is an EB-5 Visa and How Does it Affect Silicon Valley Real Estate?

by Audrey Sun Nowadays, it is hard to open a newspaper or turn on the television without receiving a crash course on geo-politics and immigration policy. Whether it be President Trump’s wall or the associated government shut down, immigration related issues have received a lot of attention lately. Likewise, President Trump has voiced concerns related […]

Ellen Fletcher — Silicon Valley’s Bicycling Hero

by David Burckhard Palo Alto and the larger Silicon Valley can be proud of its nationally-renowned, bicycle-boosting heritage, much of which is centered on the late Ellen Fletcher. Nearly 40 years ago, forward-looking individuals recognized bicycling as an activity capable of transcending its simply-recreational image. Over time, it slowly coalesced into grassroots organizations in and […]