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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/
  • Feb 22

    VIP LOUNGE @ DAADEDHDHOO

    VIP LOUNGE @ DAADEDHDHOO
    @ Maldives Pretty spartan .... pretty sad.
  • Feb 22

    I SEE A SCORPION!

    I SEE A SCORPION!
    Talk about stinging ... Ayada (Maldives) is the worst. Things were terribly awry at this particular properrty. The schtik -- like the stuff you see pictured here -- didn't make up for the many lapses and errors. SEE ADDITIONAL…
  • Feb 22

    BURAK & TEAM BID FAREWELL

    BURAK & TEAM BID FAREWELL
    I've got to admit that I was prettay happy to leave this dump, more formally known as Ayada (Maldives) It's nothing but a low-end resort aggressively marketed as a "luxury" property. Don't be fooled. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
Rank this Week: 6

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision
    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision - MoneywebLawyers bringing the class action application on behalf of the 18 000-odd investors in Highveld Syndications 15 to 22, the property syndication companies promoted…
  • Mar 17

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD
    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD - MoneywebMaxwell Office Park, WaterfallAttacq Limited’s Waterfall City, a 240-hectare development sandwiched between Sandton and Midrand, is on track to be…
  • Mar 11

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash
    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash - MoneywebNearly eight years ago, green building was considered ‘the right thing to do’, but more developers and building owners now view it as an economic necessity.This is according to…
Rank this Week: 120

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 22

    Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Initiative – How it Affects Condominium

    Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Initiative – How it Affects Condominium
    Ontario Regulation 20/17 made under the Green Energy Act, 2009 requires condominiums greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet to report their building energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions data annually to the Ministry of Energy…
  • Feb 16

    Condominium Corporation Seeks Court Order Requiring Mental Examination of Unit Owner

    Condominium Corporation Seeks Court Order Requiring Mental Examination of Unit Owner
    In a recent case, TSCC No. 2395 v. Wong, a condominium corporation that was dealing with a unit owner whose behavior had become increasingly threatening, abusive, intimidating and dangerous, applied to the Court for an order that the unit…
  • Feb 14

    Summary of New Regulations Now Available

    Summary of New Regulations Now Available
    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! A detailed summary of the proposed amendments to the regulations under the Condominium Act was just released for review and comment. The four key areas are: Communications…
Rank this Week: 167

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 19

    Medley

    Medley
    Here are various bits and pieces, while we await big cases such as the Supreme Court decision in Poshteh v RB Kensington & Chelsea. (You can watch the hearing here.) We don’t usually promote events on Nearly Legal, but I am happy to…
  • Feb 13

    Failings and function

    Failings and function
    BBC News reported on the effect of the Retaliatory Eviction provisions in the Deregulation Act, some 16 months on. A large scale FOI request produced the result that only 19% of councils had recorded stopping even 1 retaliatory eviction…
  • Feb 13

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry
    Service of notices, claims etc on ‘last known address’ can be a bit of a thorny issue. Not least the question of the extent of reasonable inquiries to find the missing person before the ‘last known address’ can be…
Rank this Week: 230

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
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
Rank this Week: 289

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 294

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/
Rank this Week: 350

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/
  • Feb 8

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit
    Questionable Ruling Goes Against Established Law That Foreclosed Owner Not Entitled to Notice to Quit In a recent post-foreclosure eviction case before the Southeast Housing Court, Justice Anne Kenney Chaplin issued a head-scratching ruling…
  • Jan 12

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection
    An Act Regulating Notaries Public to Protect Consumers And The Validity And Effectiveness Of Recorded Instruments On October 6, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed Chapter 289 of the Acts of 2016, An Act Regulating Notaries Public to…
  • Jan 2

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective
    Many Titles Automatically Cleared As Of Dec. 31, 2016 While 2016 may have been a tough year for some, the new year brings some relief to those affected by foreclosure related title defects. For some homeowners saddled with bad titles due…
Rank this Week: 324

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 237

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: 342

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection
    I recently negotiated a separation agreement in a divorce in which the opposing attorney insisted on inserting a clause that on its face prevented the parties from receiving the benefit of bankruptcy laws if one of them filed a bankruptcy…
  • Dec 23

    Prenuptial Agreements Should Address All Terminating Events For A Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements Should Address All Terminating Events For A Marriage
     Every marriage will come to an end.   Some terminate by divorce and others terminate by death.   Eventually every marriage will end.  Most people who want Prenuptial Agreements  (also called premarital agreements or…
  • Nov 27

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment
    In 2012 Massachusetts divorce law changed by implementation of an Alimony Reform Act. A recent case, George v. George, interpreted and explained a portion of the law known as durational limits.Under prior law, alimony was awarded for life or…
Rank this Week: 406

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Feb 19

    What Can Humpty Dumpty Recover If His Wall Wasn’t Finished On Time?

    What Can Humpty Dumpty Recover If His Wall Wasn’t Finished On Time?
    PrintToday, we return to the topic of “damages.” Our context will be “waiving” them. That way, we won’t feel as if we are duplicating postings of long ago such as the ones you can review by clicking: HERE or HERE…
  • Feb 12

    Whose Deal Is It Anyway?

    Whose Deal Is It Anyway?
    PrintRules are made to be broken even if no one knows there was even a rule. In this case, it is Ruminations violating its own rule against two consecutive screech-blog postings. Over the last 300+ postings, we’ve “salted”…
  • Feb 5

    (Un)Successful Negotiating: How To Lose Friends And Turn Off Colleague

    (Un)Successful Negotiating: How To Lose Friends And Turn Off Colleague
    PrintNegotiation and civility are not and should not be mutually exclusive. And, yet, even some of those who agree with that haven’t internalized that principle. Whenever our own thinking brings us back to this pet peeve, we think of a…
Rank this Week: 497

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 18

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform
    The Trump Presidency is off to a very lively (to put it mildly) start, and tax reform is one of the big issues. Last summer (2016) Speaker Paul Ryan put out a plan called “A Better Way” that set forth...
  • Feb 16

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!
    Don't forget: the period to submit abstracts for the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) ends on February 24, i.e. next Friday! Carve out some time this weekend to get your abstracts in. The 8th annual meeting of ALPS...
  • Feb 13

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill
    In Washington state, Valentine's Day is the traditional day for hearts, Cupids, over-priced romantic dinners, and property tax bills. Yep, you read that correctly: apparently in Washington state, Valentine's Day is the day that property tax…
Rank this Week: 558

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
  • Dec 29

    Wife Not Named in Eviction

    Wife Not Named in Eviction
    A husband and wife owned a home that was foreclosed. The wife moved out months prior to the foreclosure auction. The purchasers at the foreclosure auction served legal notices on the husband, but did not name the wife in the notices. The…
  • Dec 12

    Seattle Just Cause Eviction and Selling Your House

    Seattle Just Cause Eviction and Selling Your House
    For a Seattle residential landlord, selling your house can be tricky. Under the just cause eviction ordinance the landlord must give 90 days notice (not a 20-day notice). The date to terminate the tenancy (the date the tenant is to vacate)…
Rank this Week: 411

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management
    On January 20th, Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R) introduced House Bill 17-1112 (HB 1112) which would provide immunity from penalties for individuals who engage in the unauthorized practice of a profession regulated by the Department…
  • Jan 19

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing
    As I mentioned in my blog entry kicking off the 2017 legislative session in Colorado, 8 to 10 bills relating to construction defects and the construction of affordable housing are expected to be introduced this session.  In my January…
  • Jan 18

    Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round

    Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round
    Senator Bob Gardner (R) has introduced Senate Bill 17-078 ("SB 78") to address the taxation of "residential storage condominium units."  If my memory serves me well, this is the third time this bill has been introduced in…
Rank this Week: 586

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Aug 24

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’
    What could be better on a Thursday night than an old time radio episode about legal concepts which may or may not apply in the 21st century? Lots of things,… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’…
  • Jun 10

    Standard language in a commercial lease?

    Standard language in a commercial lease?
    Not long ago, a corporate client of mine asked me to review the terms of a commercial lease that her company was considering signing. The lease offered a great location… The post Standard language in a commercial lease? appeared first…
  • Jun 3

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’
    The weekend approaches and that means it’s time for us here at the mighty Nobles Law Firm to post another fine installment in our Legal OTR series. We’re continuing on… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed –…
Rank this Week: 515

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: 448

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    David Smith at the Landlord Law Conference 2017

    David Smith at the Landlord Law Conference 2017
    David Smith – who is fast becoming THE go-to expert on landlord and tenant issues, has always been one one of the most popular speakers at our Conferences. As you probably know, David is a solicitor and partner in the legal 500 law firm…
  • Feb 21

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 7 – partie

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 7 – partie
    The Parties to the tenancy agreement These are the landlord and the tenant. And perhaps in some cases, the guarantor (although guarantors are looked at later). Perhaps the most important thing to say is that when you are writing the names of…
  • Feb 20

    The five top mistakes made by landlords in possession proceedings and how to avoid them

    The five top mistakes made by landlords in possession proceedings and how to avoid them
    I was contacted by a landlord recently who was trying to evict his tenant. He was obviously in serious problems as his tenant had put forward various defences which were going to make the case complex and time-consuming. He ended by saying…
Rank this Week: 1099

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1168

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: 918

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
  • Feb 20

    I’m Growing Older But Not Up…

    I’m Growing Older But Not Up…
    You know that I like to quote Jimmy Buffett songs. In this case, I have been reflecting on how much my life as an attorney has changed since I started practicing back in the late 80’s.  I have been negotiating a lot of lengthy…
  • Feb 13

    What Is The Effect of Tenant Improvement Costs on Rent?

    What Is The Effect of Tenant Improvement Costs on Rent?
    Tenants shopping for new space should understand how the cost of Landlord funded Tenant Improvement affects rent. When negotiating for space, one of the first questions a Tenant should ask is whether the advertised rent includes any TI…
  • Feb 6

    To Client: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

    To Client: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
    Sometimes, it’s just too good to be true. Sometimes, a client just wants something so much, that the message you deliver isn’t received.  A client comes to you with the sure fire money maker, or some other deal he just has to…
Rank this Week: 939

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
  • Feb 20

    I’m Growing Older But Not Up…

    I’m Growing Older But Not Up…
    You know that I like to quote Jimmy Buffett songs. In this case, I have been reflecting on how much my life as an attorney has changed since I started practicing back in the late 80’s.  I have been negotiating a lot of lengthy…
  • Feb 13

    What Is The Effect of Tenant Improvement Costs on Rent?

    What Is The Effect of Tenant Improvement Costs on Rent?
    Tenants shopping for new space should understand how the cost of Landlord funded Tenant Improvement affects rent. When negotiating for space, one of the first questions a Tenant should ask is whether the advertised rent includes any TI…
  • Feb 6

    To Client: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

    To Client: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
    Sometimes, it’s just too good to be true. Sometimes, a client just wants something so much, that the message you deliver isn’t received.  A client comes to you with the sure fire money maker, or some other deal he just has to…
Rank this Week: 936

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Small Associations Need Lawyers Too!

    Small Associations Need Lawyers Too!
    Many boards of small condominium and homeowners associations believe that legal services are out of their financial reach.  However, this is not the case if they work with my office.  We have productive relationships with a large…
  • Jan 5

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued a published opinion regarding the application of the Washington Redemption Act (RCW 6.23).  The Court's opinion holds that "a condominium owner occupying the condominium as a residence at…
  • Jan 2

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Homeowners Association

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Homeowners Association
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Camas homeowners association’s actions concerning board membership and delinquent assessments in a recent unpublished opinion.  The Court's opinion initially states that…
Rank this Week: 669

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Feb 7

    CALL TO ACTION!

    CALL TO ACTION!
    I just thought everyone should know that the federal historic tax credits are in clear jeopardy of being repealed as part of the Trump administration’s approach to tax reform policy. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “Better…
  • Jan 20

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing
    So I don’t know about you, but every time I turn on NPR lately there is some discussion about President Trump’s conflict of interest because of his Washington D.C. Hotel built in the former U.S. Post Office with a ground lease…
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
Rank this Week: 1170

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 2

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.
    We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories.…
  • Jan 31

    Hunt article published in The National Psychologist

    Hunt article published in The National Psychologist
    The National Psychologist’s January/February 2017 edition includes Richard’s article “What is a disability, anyway?” The article explains for mental health professionals why caution is needed in diagnosing a…
  • Jan 22

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility
    On January 17 the District Court for the Middle District of Florida flatly rejected an ADA claim based on a lack of website accessibility. The Court’s explanation was straightforward: “Regardless, Plaintiff may not claim a…
Rank this Week: 857

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
Rank this Week: 1192

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground
    Springfield criminal defense attorney Shane Cantin has written a well-balanced article that examines Missouri’s new legislation, SB 656, “Missouri Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine: What You Need to Know.” SB…
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
  • Feb 3

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie
    When Taylor’s bull crossed the fence, attracted by Coble’s heifers, Coble hopped on his ATV. The bull charged and the ATV flipped. The bull mounted–not the heifer–but the ATV, pinning Coble, who was seriously injured.…
Rank this Week: 641

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    May It Be Infinite While It Last

    May It Be Infinite While It Last
    Kristen and I spent a weekend last winter obsessed with figuring out our ancestry.  A family rumor on my side of Scandinavian roots was defeated and instead we learned that my Dad is a descendant of King Edward I (a bad, bad, bad man…
  • Sep 6

    Divorce and Brick Dust

    Divorce and Brick Dust
    The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on…
  • Aug 31

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning
    This morning our nieces headed off to first (how?) and fifth (basically impossible!) grades.  Thanks to Carla, Felicia, and Jackie, Freed Marcroft now has a kindergartener, a first grader, a second grader, an eighth grader, and…
Rank this Week: 949

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
Rank this Week: 866

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=787
Rank this Week: 615

Traci D. Ellis

Traci D. Ellis

Covers real estate investing.

http://www.traciellis.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    My Black Faith & The Christian Right: Game On

    My Black Faith & The Christian Right: Game On
    I am unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian. I love my black skin and I love Jesus Christ. Together with being a woman, those two identities are the absolute core of who I am and inform my thoughts and perspectives. But being a…
  • Sep 1

    Negro Terrorism

    Negro Terrorism
    Who are the biggest threats to Americans?  According to a recent study, white Americans are.  Let me say that again. White Americans are the biggest terror threat in America. So…why are the FBI and the Department of Homeland…
  • Aug 26

    The Burden of Being Black

    The Burden of Being Black
    The shooting deaths of the reporter and cameraman in VA are tragic and my heart and prayers go out to the families.  These were ridiculously senseless murders and inexcusable. But I’m super incensed that news anchors are making…
Rank this Week: 1087

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 663

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 885

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 631

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 830

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3265

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Feb 23

    Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Six Auxiliary Buildings Collectively Designated an Individual Landmark

    Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Six Auxiliary Buildings Collectively Designated an Individual Landmark
    Unfinished cathedral, the largest in the world, designated a landmark for second time. On February 21, 2017, Landmarks commissioners voted to designate the St. John the Divine Cathedral and Close an individual City landmark. The cathedral,…
  • Feb 22

    CityLaw Breakfast with MTA Construction Chief Michael Horodniceanu

    CityLaw Breakfast with MTA Construction Chief Michael Horodniceanu
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Michael Horodniceanu President, MTA Capital Construction Company Speaking on: “Building Mega-Projects: Lessons from the Second Avenue…
  • Feb 21

    Jane Street Development Approved after Refinement

    Jane Street Development Approved after Refinement
    Residential development, which will replace 1920s garage, incited opposition within the community. On February 14, 2017, Landmarks voted to issue a certificate of appropriateness to the developers of 11 Jane Street in the Greenwich Village…
Rank this Week: 3066

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/
  • Feb 23

    Will They or Won’t They? The Conflict Between Two Appellate Court Rulings About the Bert Harris Act

    Will They or Won’t They? The Conflict Between Two Appellate Court Rulings About the Bert Harris Act
    Last week, I posted video about oral argument heard by the Florida Supreme Court regarding the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, which “provides for relief, or payment of compensation, when a new law, rule,…
  • Feb 20

    The Magnificent Seven and the Freedom to Choose

    The Magnificent Seven and the Freedom to Choose
    I grew up out West. A big part of growing up in the West, at least in my family, included Western films. Westerns, like many country music songs, can tell a complicated story in regular, everyday terms. Black cowboy hats and white cowboy hats…
  • Feb 14

    The Future of Fracking in Florida

    The Future of Fracking in Florida
    Over the past several years, hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) has become a very divisive environmental and political issue in many areas of the country. As our society’s desire for cleaner energy has become more of a…
Rank this Week: 4906

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: 4171

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
  • Jan 10

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM
      10 January 2017 I have often mentioned how much I enjoy working with all my friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry.  I am also fortunate to work with the talented, committed group of lawyers who comprise Global…
Rank this Week: 1266

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Feb 22

    6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Proce

    6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Proce
    When buying a home, there are a million and one variables that could cause the process to pause and you could find yourself in a lengthier process than you ever imagined. However, there are a few pitfalls that you could easily avoid in order…
  • Feb 9

    Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce

    Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce
    How do you divide the family home during divorce? What costs do you face if you want to give your home or your rental property to your children? How can you reduce the capital gains tax on an inherited house? Portico London estate agents put…
  • Jan 17

    Listed Building Buying Guide

    Listed Building Buying Guide
    When you’re considering a property, buying a listed building means inheriting a grand property steeped in history – but it also means having to be aware of the rules, regulations and issues surrounding listed properties. What is a…
Rank this Week: 2568

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 22

    Lenders Start to Change Ground Rules on Ground Rent

    Lenders Start to Change Ground Rules on Ground Rent
    Leasehold as a tenure received quite a lot of bad press in 2016 with the BBC and broadsheets such as the Telegraph  pointing to the risk of people buying homes with escalating ground rents. This culminated in the Government saying that…
  • Feb 5

    Upgrading your Report on Title: What Should you be Adding?

    Upgrading your Report on Title: What Should you be Adding?
    Is there a more important and time-consuming document in the conveyancing process than the Report on Title? Yet most firms do not update this critical precedent more than once every couple of years. Lexsure have arranged a 30 minute…
  • Jan 10

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme
    Santander have just updated Section 6.7.1 of their CML Handbook Part 2 instructions to read: 1 NHBC Buildmark2 Premier Guarantee (New Homes; Self Build; Completed Housing)3 BLP (Building Life Plans) residential housing warranty insurance…
Rank this Week: 3411

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 2323

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 17

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR EB-5 PROJECT IS IN TROUBLE By: Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Daniel B Lundy, Esq. and Jeffrey E. Brandlin, CPA, CIRA, CFF Managers and Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds should regularly monitor…
  • Sep 23

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund
    This article is co-authored by Daniel B. Lundy, Esq., of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. His Firm’s blog is available here. The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on…
Rank this Week: 2349