Iowa Takes a Stand: New Law Strengthens Regulations on Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa has taken action to address the issue of foreign agricultural land ownership by passing a new law. Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill on Tuesday, granting the state attorney general subpoena power to prevent foreign adversaries, such as China, from investing in Iowa farmland. Governor Reynolds emphasized the need for vigilance against foreign entities seeking to exploit American agriculture. She stated that the acquisition of American farmland by foreign groups is a common weapon used to assert dominance over the country. Iowa, with its fertile soil and exceptional production capacity, … Read more

Counsel Financial Strengthens Litigation Finance and Loan Servicing Capabilities with New Managing Director, Nicholas D’Aquilla

Albany, New York – Counsel Financial, a leading provider of litigation finance and loan servicing solutions, has announced the appointment of Nicholas D’Aquilla as the new Managing Director. This strategic move aims to strengthen the company’s capabilities in the mass tort industry. D’Aquilla, with over a decade of experience in the field and a background as a civil defense litigator for the Louisiana Department of Justice, brings a wealth of knowledge and a track record of success to the Counsel Financial leadership team. D’Aquilla has established himself as a prominent figure in administering complex settlements, … Read more

Counsel Financial Strengthens Litigation Finance and Loan Servicing Capabilities with Strategic Leadership Appointment

BATON ROUGE, LA – Counsel Financial has made a strategic leadership appointment to fortify its litigation finance and loan servicing capabilities. Nicholas (Nick) D’Aquilla, Esq. joins the team as the new Managing Director, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the mass tort industry. D’Aquilla’s appointment is expected to enhance the company’s offerings and contribute to its continued growth. With over a decade of experience in the mass tort sector, D’Aquilla has played a vital role in administering complex settlements, totaling more than $20 billion. He has been involved in resolving more … Read more

Village of Wellsville Strengthens Codes to Tackle Unsafe Properties and Improve Community Standards

Wellsville, a Village located in Allegany County, has implemented new laws aimed at addressing unsafe and unsightly properties. Recently passed by the village board, these laws provide the codes office with greater authority in dealing with properties that do not meet safety standards. In addition to ensuring compliance with state codes, these regulations are designed to address the unique challenges faced by the village. Mayor Randy Shayler emphasized that the updates to the laws will not completely overhaul existing legislation. However, they are expected to better equip the village in handling homes and buildings that … Read more