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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 22

    LOOKING INTO OPHTHOTECH CORP.

    LOOKING INTO OPHTHOTECH CORP.
    Newman Ferrara LLP Announces Corporate Governance Investigation of Ophthotech Corp. - OPHT Newman Ferrara LLP announced that the firm is conducting an investigation on behalf of shareholders of Ophthotech Corp.…
  • May 21

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AL

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AL
    Today is Al's birthday Lucas! We wanted to get as many virtual signatures on his card before the day is over. Sign his birthday card >> Al's gift from us will be the knowledge that we're with him and appreciate his work. Nothing…
  • May 20

    NAACP MUST BE READY TO RESPOND

    NAACP MUST BE READY TO RESPOND
    NAACP will oust its president and revamp to better combat "an uncertain era" under Trump Cornell W. Brooks, president of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, speaks…
Rank this Week: 8

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 120

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
  • May 10

    The Ridiculousness of Bailout Takings Claims: AIG Shareholder Litigation

    The Ridiculousness of Bailout Takings Claims: AIG Shareholder Litigation
    (Image Credit: Nick Anderson @The Daily Bail) Yesterday, a court that very few lawyers spend much time thinking about (the US Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit) rendered a decision in an important series of cases regarding the use...
Rank this Week: 307

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 16

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia
    In a prior post, we blogged about a 21-unit residential condominium in British Columbia where all of the unit owners agreed to dissolve the condominium corporation and sell the entire condominium to a developer. At that time, the law in…
  • May 15

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law
    The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has just provided an update with respect to the proposed amendments to section 105 of the Act. The Ministry has confirmed that there are no plans for the amendments to section 105 of the Act…
  • May 9

    Court Order Against Abusive Condominium Unit Owner

    Court Order Against Abusive Condominium Unit Owner
    In a recent case, YCC No. 163 v. Robinson, a condominium corporation was successful in obtaining a court order requiring that a unit owner refrain from abusing, harassing, threatening or intimidating the corporation’s employees,…
Rank this Week: 375

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 325

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 400

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 335

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 602

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 926

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 21

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision
    Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2017] UKSC 36 (For our report of the Court of Appeal decision, see here). For the facts of the case, see the earlier post. In short, Ms Posheth had refused an offer of accommodation in…
  • May 21

    Regrette rein

    Regrette rein
    R (oao Sambotin) v London Borough of Brent (2017) EWHC 1190 (Admin) Once a local authority has made a homeless decision under section 184 Housing Act 1996, can it change its mind? That was the issue in this judicial review. Mr S had applied…
  • May 21

    Job ads – N London, C London, W London

    Job ads – N London, C London, W London
    Hopkin Murray Beskine Vacancy – Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor Hopkin Murray Beskine have a vacancy for a paralegal to assist in our busy housing, public law and/or family team. We are a long established North London firm with clients from…
Rank this Week: 648

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update
    Proposal Moving Through State House, But Funding Remains a Question The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a…
  • Apr 18

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand
    Just a quick note about yet another recent case demonstrating the backwards nature of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. In CMJ Management Company v. Wilkerson, the Appeals Court ruled that a tenant could be evicted from Section…
  • Mar 30

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect
    When All Else Fails, Quiet Title Quiet title cases are lawsuits typically brought in the Land Court in order to resolve complex title defects — often as a last resort for property owners when conveyancing attorneys and title…
Rank this Week: 423

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • May 19

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box
    One reason not to use the latest legal technologies reducing conveyancing risk is that it potentially lulls the lawyer into a false sense of security. Lexsure’s intelligent checklist system COMPLETIONmonitor is sometimes met by such an…
  • May 17

    Conveyancing: Sorting by Price

    Conveyancing: Sorting by Price
    Sorting by price is the dominant way conveyancing online now happens with most consumers picking the lowest advertised price. If you think I am wrong, ask those firms who are the most expensive on comparison sites how much business they win…
  • May 13

    Ransomware: Lessons for Conveyancer

    Ransomware: Lessons for Conveyancer
    The recent cyber attack on the NHS is a stark warning to a conveyancing industry targeted and vulnerable to cyber crime.Imagine the scenario..It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday. You are about to finish a report on title due the next day when a…
Rank this Week: 778

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • May 19

    Just published! 9th edition of Nolon, Salkin, Miller & Rosenbloom's Land Use & Sustainable Development Law now available

    Just published! 9th edition of Nolon, Salkin, Miller & Rosenbloom's Land Use & Sustainable Development Law now available
    I am very pleased to announce the publication this week of the 9th edition of West's Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, a casebook that I was lucky enough to join this year along with John Nolon, Patricia Salkin, and...
  • May 18

    C.P. Cavafy's "The City"

    C.P. Cavafy's "The City"
    Maybe you need a city-themed poem today. "The City" | C. P. Cavafy You said: “I’ll go to another country, go to another shore, find another city better than this one. Whatever I try to do is fated to turn...
  • May 17

    Tim Iglesias: Two Competing Concepts of Residential Integration

    Tim Iglesias: Two Competing Concepts of Residential Integration
    Tim Iglesias (USF Law) has just published "Two Competing Concepts of Residential Integration" in Social Equity in a Time of Change: A Critical 21st Century Social Movement, edited by Richard Greggory Johnson III. The abstract is…
Rank this Week: 839

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have already arrived at the second week of May, which can only mean two things: 1. The Miami Marlins are almost out of the playoff hunt (already); and Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 2701 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33431. We look forward to…
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
Rank this Week: 665

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You
    Condo & HOA Board Members May be Neglecting the Duties You are Owed Are you concerned that the developer of your condominium did not deliver on the promises made to you when you purchased your condominium unit?  Are you concerned…
  • May 9

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t
    The other South Florida community association attorneys at our firm and I are often called upon by our clients with questions regarding how to more efficiently run their board meetings and control the conduct of members during those…
  • Apr 21

    Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committee

    Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committee
    Community association board members are asked to do a great deal for the communities they serve.  They give up a great deal of their time and lend their varying expertise to help their communities run as smoothly and effectively as…
Rank this Week: 840

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
  • Mar 30

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 709

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Turnings -- a Series (I)

    Turnings -- a Series (I)
    Spring has been slow to come to the Sierras this year. Interspersed with periods of cold and freezing, we have experienced the heaviest rainfall thus far in our recorded history. It is raining even more as I write. The official season…
  • Apr 1

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm
    Unable to obtain title policies any more on any of the thousands of properties held at the national, diocesan or local parish level, the Episcopal Church (USA) announced plans today to use part of its endowment to establish its own company to…
  • Mar 25

    Slouching Towards Socialism

    Slouching Towards Socialism
    It seems I am constrained to commenting these days on politics. (Religion news is akin to reporting that "there is a Beast slouching towards Bethlehem.")The recent fiasco in Congress over repealing and replacing Obamacare was the result of an…
Rank this Week: 446

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Mar 30

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Jan 26

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 505

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate Assessment

    Real Estate Assessment
    What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
Rank this Week: 513

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 886

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 477

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 451

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 668

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
Rank this Week: 912

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 580

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 440

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5197

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
  • May 19

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case
    You know how you get a “gut feeling” against someone or a situation? This can definitely happen in your law practice. It may be that your personal observations, discussions, or other interactions with a prospective client will…
  • May 17

    3 Ways to Prove Former Testimony at Trial

    3 Ways to Prove Former Testimony at Trial
    There are times you want to offer former testimony against a party to a former proceeding or against a party at the current trial who wasn’t a party to the former proceeding. There’s a hearsay exception for that, and here’s…
Rank this Week: 2381

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 2102

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
Rank this Week: 2501

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 22

    Council Members Appear Critical of Controversial Vinegar Hill Up-Zoning

    Council Members Appear Critical of Controversial Vinegar Hill Up-Zoning
    Zoning Subcommittee received testimony on a controversial eight-story residential building in Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood. On May 16, 2017, the City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee heard testimony regarding an application…
  • May 19

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for April 2017

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for April 2017
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org). To view the New…
  • May 18

    Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Development Adjacent to Transmitter Park

    Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Development Adjacent to Transmitter Park
    Zoning Subcommittee heard testimony on proposed eleven-story tower to abut WNYC Transmitter Park in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. On May 16, 2017, the City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee heard testimony regarding an…
Rank this Week: 2591

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Can agents claim commission for another year when the landlord wants the tenants to leave?

    Can agents claim commission for another year when the landlord wants the tenants to leave?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Tom who is a landlord. We want to move into our flat in about 75 day time from now and occupy it for a few months or more. We don’t want to sell it. The tenant is on a fixed term agreement…
  • May 20

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 15th May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 15th May
    I am feeling very tired but very happy today after the enormous success of our Landlord Law Conference on Friday. I had worried about running it in Norfolk – would people consider it too remote to travel to?  But it turned out that…
  • May 18

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #287

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #287
    Alternative Avenues I’m a recent convert to Acupuncture. I went originally because my lungs weren’t recovering well enough from a bout of pneumonia earlier this year, which, the lovely Lola told me was down to problems with lung…
Rank this Week: 1602

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • May 22

    What is Highest and Best Use?

    What is Highest and Best Use?
    Did you have a home improvement project last weekend? I did. But this one was beyond my limited skills (and limited tools), so I got my dad involved.  He can fix anything.  And he’s got the ultimate set of tools. After he…
  • May 5

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use
    Have you ever wondered whether renting out your property using VRBO qualifies as a commercial use as opposed to a residential use? You’re not alone. On one hand, earning income from rent, advertising for new tenants, managing and…
  • Apr 26

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home
    I find myself frequently having conversations with potential clients asking why they shouldn’t use a title company to handle the closing of their new home. Why spend more money to hire an attorney when a title company can close the deal…
Rank this Week: 3093

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1467

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 21

    Save A Tree – No More Paper Copies – No More Ink

    Save A Tree – No More Paper Copies – No More Ink
    PrintIt seems to us that, in at least one way, ordinary consumer transactions are moving much more quickly into the future than are commercial real estate transactions. We’re thinking about the way they are replacing paper documents…
  • May 14

    Did You Get My Letter?

    Did You Get My Letter?
    PrintWe’ve always wondered about an aspect of giving “notice,” but never having faced the particular issue, never went beyond “wondering.” Then, last week, we came across a Massachusetts Appellate Court’s…
  • May 7

    Who’s On First? Keeping Track Of Basic Fact

    Who’s On First? Keeping Track Of Basic Fact
    PrintPlease don’t ask for the central theme of today’s blog posting. We’ve done so already and came up empty-headed. The closest we’ve come is that we’re writing about how a stitch in time saves nine. The genesis…
Rank this Week: 2911

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 20

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.
    The Ninth Circuit’s April 24 decision in City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1431084 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017), amended sub nom. City of Los Angeles by and through Dept. of Airports v. AECOM Services,…
  • May 8

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.
    In a March 27, 2017 ruling Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. Circuit found a safe harbor in the Fair Housing Act that I haven’t seen referred to in any earlier published opinion. See, U.S. v. Mid-America Apt. Communities, Inc., 2017 WL…
  • May 3

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility
    Richard, along with Jason Taylor of Usablenet and Albert Rizzi, the founder of My Blind Spot is featured in a white paper titled “The State of Web Accessibility” published by Usablenet. It should be of interest to any…
Rank this Week: 2264

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1860

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 19

    Overview of a Lawsuit

    Overview of a Lawsuit
    Learn the basics of a lawsuit. The post Overview of a Lawsuit appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 4

    What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?

    What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?
    Plural marriage, or Polygamy, carries serious legal consequences if more than one marriage is performed under the law and not just on a spiritual basis. The post What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy? appeared first on Phoenix Real…
  • Mar 2

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention
    Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. Learn how to spot the perpetrators and prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. The post Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention appeared…
Rank this Week: 3552

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • May 19

    Texas Regulators Find No Link Between Quakes And Oil and Gas Production

    Texas Regulators Find No Link Between Quakes And Oil and Gas Production
    The Texas Railroad Commission  regulates oil and gas production activities in Texas. The Commission has the authority to issue and suspend permits for production companies. Periodically, an energy company’s drilling and wastewater…
  • May 12

    New Texas Supreme Court Case Holds Lessons for Royalty Owner

    New Texas Supreme Court Case Holds Lessons for Royalty Owner
    A case that has gained attention in the Texas oil and gas industry is the case of Samson Exploration v. T.S. Reed Properties which is currently awaiting a decision by the Texas Supreme Court. The case involves three gas wells and two…
  • Apr 21

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Houston recently decided a case, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY v. AMERITON PROPERTIES INCORPORATED, that contains an important caveat for anyone preparing or interpreting a deed. Background Galveston, Harrisburg…
Rank this Week: 1328

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • May 19

    Cases And Links From Washington Eminent Domain Conference

    Cases And Links From Washington Eminent Domain Conference
    My thanks to Bart Freedman (K&L Gates) and Kinnon Williams (Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder) for asking me to speak on national takings and inverse condemnation issues at yesterday's Eminent Domain conference in Seattle. As you can see,…
  • May 17

    Commentary On Bay Point: SCOTUS Should Review This Just Comp Case

    Commentary On Bay Point: SCOTUS Should Review This Just Comp Case
    Here's a rundown of the commentary on Bay Point Properties, Inc. v. Mississippi Transportation Commission, No. 16-1077 (cert. petition filed Mar. 3, 2017), a case which seeks review of a decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court. We represent…
  • May 17

    Hawaii Supreme Court - Major Eminent Domain Opinion: Larger Parcel, Deposit

    Hawaii Supreme Court - Major Eminent Domain Opinion: Larger Parcel, Deposit
    Yesterday, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion opinion authored by Justice Nakayama in an eminent domain case we've been following. We filed an amicus brief in the case supporting the property owner on one of the three issues…
Rank this Week: 941

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 19

    Up on the Roof

    Up on the Roof
    Now that the weather has finally improved in the New York metropolitan area   and Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, many of our readers  may want to consider whether their cooperative building  provides access to…
  • May 11

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider
    Many landlords of commercial property  require that the obligations of the tenant be guaranteed by an individual or affiliated entity.  Most tenants of commercial leases are an entity, such as a corporation or limited liability…
  • May 3

    Coming of Age- Do You Know Someone Turning 18?

    Coming of Age- Do You Know Someone Turning 18?
    If you are like this author , someone close to you may be about to turn eighteen years of age.  This post will discuss the legal ramifications of turning eighteen.  Additional rights and privileges as well as legal…
Rank this Week: 3891

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • May 18

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement
    Author: Staff In a recent unpublished California appellate decision, the plaintiff appealed after a bench trial was conducted on his complaint for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The case arose when one of the defendants,…
  • May 14

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership
    Author: Staff In a recent California appellate decision titled Ito v. Ito, the appellate court considered how to value two brothers’ respective interests in real estate they’d bought and sold. One of the brothers, a…
  • May 10

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?
    Author: Matthew Riley Matthew Riley is an attorney with Bona Law, primarily focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, real-estate, and federal administrative law. Does property that started off as non-qualifying (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 2033

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1989

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Beneficiary Designations: Common Pitfalls and Best Practice

    Beneficiary Designations: Common Pitfalls and Best Practice
    According to a recent report, baby boomer parents in North America will transfer some $30 trillion to the next generation over the next 30 to 40 years. A significant portion of this wealth is held as non-probate assets and as such not…
  • May 4

    SCOTUS Rules That Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks for Predatory Lending Under the Fair Housing Act

    SCOTUS Rules That Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks for Predatory Lending Under the Fair Housing Act
    The Fair Housing Act received renewed attention this week, as the United States Supreme Court issued a mixed opinion regarding a city’s ability to sue banks under the statute. The Supreme Court’s opinion will undoubtedly impact…
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
Rank this Week: 2841

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
  • May 2

    CHECKLIST: What Your Attorney Needs to Investigate Your Case

    CHECKLIST: What Your Attorney Needs to Investigate Your Case
    When a patient is injured or dies as a result of inappropriate medical treatment, it is known as medical negligence. In medical negligence cases, it’s important to provide your attorney with a list of specific items to better help them…
Rank this Week: 1866