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California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 807

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 838

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
Rank this Week: 3571

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Sep 30

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark
      There is a general misconception that Federal courts handle severe offenses, while State courts handle less harsh crimes. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, Federal courts deal only with violations against Federal law.…
  • Sep 8

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting
    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting by Patrick McDonough   Most parents are shocked when their child is caught for shoplifting. After all, these offenders are often good kids from good families that maintain above-average…
  • Aug 27

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES
    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES By R. Matthew Reeves   Gwinnett County’s renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in November of 2013 provides three more years of millions of dollars of local funding for…
Rank this Week: 4748

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Sep 30

    Do I Qualify for a HAMP Loan Modification?  Does it Really Matter?

    Do I Qualify for a HAMP Loan Modification?  Does it Really Matter?
    Do you qualify for a HAMP loan modification? It’s worth noting that prior to 2008, I would have to say that the question of qualifying for a loan modification had never been asked of anyone, because for all intents and purposes, loan…
  • Sep 28

    Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement

    Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement
    More and more Americans are finding retirement more of an impossible dream than an American one. Baby boomers are delaying retirement or working through it, and most are woefully short of the amounts they'd need to retire. But can anyone…
  • Sep 26

    Understanding The Black Swan… Thy Name is Retirement

    Understanding The Black Swan… Thy Name is Retirement
    Reverse mortgages can help us deal with the Black Swan event we’re most familiar with today... the meltdown in home prices that began in 2007 and left tens of millions of American homeowners “underwater,” or in other words,…
Rank this Week: 210

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Legality of CTICC construction scrutinised

    Legality of CTICC construction scrutinised
    Oh Wow ......... I absolutely LOVE a good discussion on Servitudes!Gareth SheppersonCommercial and Property AttorneyLegality of CTICC construction scrutinisedAlthough construction on the R832 million expansion of the Cape Town…
  • Sep 30

    Attacq, still on the prowl for development opportunitie

    Attacq, still on the prowl for development opportunitie
    Attacq, still on the prowl for development opportunitiesStill bullish in the local and international market.A strong development pipeline and diversification strategy in Africa and international markets buoyed Attacq to report an increase in…
  • Sep 30

    Court grants Pick n Pay exclusive property lease

    Court grants Pick n Pay exclusive property lease
    Court grants Pick n Pay exclusive property leaseMassstores has been interdicted by the high court from interfering with the contractual relationship between Pick n Pay and listed property fund Hyprop by operating a general food supermarket at…
Rank this Week: 663

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/
Rank this Week: 3800

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/
  • Sep 30

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?
    Should The Real Estate Industry Change Showings and Open Houses? What other industry requires unaccompanied female (and male) agents to meet perfect strangers in empty houses? None. One would think this is a recipe for disaster. And…
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
Rank this Week: 847

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 180

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • Sep 29

    WHAT A PICKLE!

    WHAT A PICKLE!
  • Sep 29

    PRESENTING?

    PRESENTING?
    Stuffed Mushrooms?
  • Sep 29

    THIS CAN'T BE GOOD

    THIS CAN'T BE GOOD
    Ironically, this accident occurred directly in front of the Weill-Cornell Medical College. (York/70th Street) A doctor and a lawyer weren't too far from the scene ....
Rank this Week: 6

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Top Reasons Cooperatives Reject Prospective Buyers Peter Moulino

    Top Reasons Cooperatives Reject Prospective Buyers Peter Moulino
    Here is a great article which appeared in the The Cooperator listing the top dozen reasons for cooperative boards to reject prospective buyers. One reason not appearing on the list is the purchaser’s current line of work and the current…
  • Sep 29

    Court Grants Dissolution of New York LLC

    Court Grants Dissolution of New York LLC
    In the case of Natanel v. Cohen, the Petitioner, one of the 50-50 partners of a limited liability company (“the LLC”) sought to dissolve the LLC on the basis that he and his business partner had differences in accounting of the…
  • Sep 27

    Borrower Recovers Overpayments to Lender Plus Pre-Judgment Interest Peter Moulino

    Borrower Recovers Overpayments to Lender Plus Pre-Judgment Interest Peter Moulino
    By Peter Moulinos, Esq. In a very interesting matter, a borrower who had taken a $275,000 loan from a seller upon buying a property was obligated to re-pay the seller for a period of ten (10) years. After fully paying the seller, the buyer,…
Rank this Week: 4006

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV
    Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted several film and television production companies the right to use UAVs for filming. The FAA’s permission for such use is an exemption to the general prohibition in the U.S. on…
  • Sep 21

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)
    PrivacyHOW THE NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BAY AREA SLEEPERS  (Jawbone)PUBLIC VS. NONPUBLIC DATA: THE BENEFITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS  (Stanford Law Journal)Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen …
  • Sep 21

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?
    Last week (September 18, 2014) I had the opportunity to speak at the Yale University Information Society Project (ISP) "Ideas" Lunch.  A copy of my presentation, "What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important" can be found here.  
Rank this Week: 4532

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    Manager Licensing Update

    Manager Licensing Update
    Today I attended the CAI Rocky Mountain Chapter Mountain Conference in Vail. During an afternoon session it was confirmed that it is "almost" official ... DORA will likely be acknowledging that anyone who holds a CMCA, AMS or PCAM from CAI…
  • Sep 23

    Construction Defects Dead in Lakewood?

    Construction Defects Dead in Lakewood?
    The Lakewood City Council is set to hold public hearings on October 13 regarding a proposed city ordinance 0-2014-21 that will make it harder for community associations in Lakewood to sue for construction defects. Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy…
  • Sep 22

    HindmanSanchez Community Can-Can Collects 31,667 Pounds of Food to Support Local Familie

    HindmanSanchez Community Can-Can Collects 31,667 Pounds of Food to Support Local Familie
    On September 12th, HindmanSanchez kick-started this year’s season of giving with the 5th Annual Community Can-Can Canned Food Drive and Sculpture Challenge.  HindmanSanchez partnered with eight teams from community association…
Rank this Week: 1563

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: 1231

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
  • Aug 29

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau often provides subtle clues as to where they may be headed on the enforcement front and on November 6, 2013 they addressed the topic on their website about online Lead Generation and consumer safety…
  • Aug 29

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    New Orleans, LA (PR Newswire) August 29, 2014 - Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Marx David Sterbcow has been given an AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal…
Rank this Week: 4228

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/
  • Sep 29

    Vacant Property Registration Ordinances: Understanding the Issue

    Vacant Property Registration Ordinances: Understanding the Issue
    Since the foreclosure crisis in 2008 – 2009, many communities in the U.S. have enacted “vacant property registration” ordinances (VPR ordinances) as a tool to help them deal with problem properties that are vacant. There are…
  • Sep 22

    “Reasonable Surface Rights” Can Include Strip-Mining

    “Reasonable Surface Rights” Can Include Strip-Mining
    (So WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE with deeds, contracts and leases; and“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant #6”)Typically, courts follow a well-known principle of interpreting contract (or deed) language so…
  • Sep 15

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio
    With the real estate market heating up, continuing education seminars on real estate topics are increasing. Below are links to Sterling Education, NBI and the OSBA for their seminars, webinars, teleconferences, etc. that are being offered…
Rank this Week: 1219

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
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan
    When parents don’t agree on a child custody issue, the parenting plan is the tiebreaker. Given this power, family law attorneys need to draft parenting plans with the utmost care to make sure that uncertainty and ambiguity don’t…
Rank this Week: 545

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Sep 29

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre
    The recent challenge of the United States Public Interest Research Group to the Opportunity Corridor, holding that it was one of the ten lowest priority road projects in the country, will have little affect on the construction of the…
  • Sep 26

    Bidding Process Starts For Bridge

    Bidding Process Starts For Bridge
    A recent article by Mr. Gallagher at The Detroit Free Press would lead one to believe that the bridge contracts are being let. To the contrary, the funding must be completed. This funding will be come from the Quebec National Parliament…
  • Sep 24

    American Lake Water Company Obtains Attorney Fee

    American Lake Water Company Obtains Attorney Fee
    In one of the rare instances in which the government is required to pay an attorney fee in Illinois, the water consortium seeking to purchase a water company now must write a check to the utility it attempted to acquire.  If the…
Rank this Week: 2608

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1230

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Sep 29

    New School Hosts Panel Discussion on Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing

    New School Hosts Panel Discussion on Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing
    Elected officials, affordable housing advocates, and preservationists speak on historic preservation’s impact on New York City’s affordable housing shortage. On September 16, 2014, The Milano School of International Affairs,…
  • Sep 26

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Robert Linn

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Robert Linn
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Robert Linn Commissioner of the Office of Labor Relations ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, October 31, 2014 ✱✱✱ TIME:…
  • Sep 25

    LPC Approval of Town House Addition Followed a Transparent Public Proce

    LPC Approval of Town House Addition Followed a Transparent Public Proce
    In a recent CityLand commentary, Noel Weekes from the Committee for the Preservation of the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Historic District incorrectly states that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a non-compliant addition at 280…
Rank this Week: 2743

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: 247

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 1.

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 1.
    PrintHere a mantra often heard by tenants all of their lives: “Make sure you get self-help rights. Make sure you get self-help rights.” It’s not a bad theme, but is it a cure-all? No, it’s not, and what it…
  • Sep 21

    How To Turn A Holdover Tenant Into Not A Holdover Tenant

    How To Turn A Holdover Tenant Into Not A Holdover Tenant
    PrintOne of the most viewed Ruminations postings is the one titled: “Why So Much Confusion About Holdover Tenants?” It can be seen by clicking: HERE. Today, we are going to illustrate the concept and, at the same time, demonstrate…
  • Sep 14

    We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Rents Are Not Created Equal. What Does “Present Value” Mean?

    We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Rents Are Not Created Equal. What Does “Present Value” Mean?
    PrintEveryone knows that a dollar received today is better than a dollar received a year from now. Many realize that it is advantageous to pay a dollar a year from now rather than pay it today. That’s the “time value of…
Rank this Week: 1358

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
  • Sep 21

    Budget Increase

    Budget Increase
    QUESTION: Our board approved next year’s budget with an increase in the monthly dues. The increase was not on the agenda and was not the subject of a separate board motion. Our manager said the increase did not require a separate notice…
  • Sep 14

    Renter Defined

    Renter Defined
    QUESTION: What is considered a rental unit? We have individuals purchasing units, not living in them, but putting their children and grandchildren in them to reside. ANSWER: Good question. If a nephew is given the unit while in college and…
Rank this Week: 2390

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 3229

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Sep 26

    They Aren't As Bad as You Might Be Lead to Believe

    They Aren't As Bad as You Might Be Lead to Believe
    We all know that everybody hates their homeowners association - or do we? Many people might be surprised, particularly those who do hate their associations and think that everybody thinks the way they do, and maybe our state legislators, who…
  • Sep 24

    Community Association Managers - Topics to Study for Colorado Law Test

    Community Association Managers - Topics to Study for Colorado Law Test
    Community Association managers in Colorado know that licensure is just around the corner.  Beginning on July 1, 2015, every community association manager in Colorado must be licensed by the Colorado Division of Real Estate.  Part of…
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Murphy Puts Lipstick on a Pig

    Mayor Murphy Puts Lipstick on a Pig
    Those of you who follow our blog know that during the 2014 Colorado legislative session, Senate Bill 220 was introduced with the intent to spur condominium construction in Colorado – an honorable goal. However, instead of providing…
Rank this Week: 761

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/
  • Sep 26

    Pennsylvania: No Public Use To Condemn, When "Sole Purpose" Of Taking Benefits Private Developer

    Pennsylvania: No Public Use To Condemn, When "Sole Purpose" Of Taking Benefits Private Developer
    Here's a very important case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Middle District). The question before the court in Reading Area Water Auth. v. Schuylkill River Greenway Ass'n , No. J-13-2014 (Sep. 24, 2014) was this: The primary question…
  • Sep 25

    New Cert Petition: Raisin Takings Case, Round II

    New Cert Petition: Raisin Takings Case, Round II
    We get to post the California Raisins again! Last term, in Horne v. U.S. Dep't of Agriculture, No. 12-123 (June 10, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a property owner could raise a takings claim as a defense to the…
  • Sep 24

    Oral Argument Video In Texas Supreme Court Condemnation Case: Is A Billboard Moveable Property?

    Oral Argument Video In Texas Supreme Court Condemnation Case: Is A Billboard Moveable Property?
    We like the Texas Supreme Court, because (among other things) it livestreams oral arguments, and once completed, archives them for those who can't be there in person, or watch live. So even though we couldn't make it to Austin for the…
Rank this Week: 413

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 2270

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 26

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a condemning authority cannot unilaterally dismiss a condemnation action after the special master has rendered an award. In Dillard Land Investments LLC v. Fulton County, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Case…
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
  • Sep 2

    NJ Supreme Court OK Bypassing Mortgagee In Eminent Domain Grab

    NJ Supreme Court OK Bypassing Mortgagee In Eminent Domain Grab
    The NJ Supreme Court has ruled that a borough was not required to negotiate with the holder of the final foreclosure judgment prior to condemnation of the encumbered property.  In Merchantville v. Malik & Son LLC, the Court held that…
Rank this Week: 1620

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3252

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
Rank this Week: 3261

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/
  • Sep 26

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney
    Attorneys provide valuable legal services on behalf of cooperative and condominium boards. Some buildings with fewer than ten units and without disputes have managed without an attorney representing the board. Other buildings may continue…
  • Sep 19

    Knock-Offs and the Law: Defending Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

    Knock-Offs and the Law: Defending Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
    Some of our firm's clients have been the subject of trademark infringement lawsuits, or have received "cease and desist" letters from large companies, stating that their products are infringing on a registered trademark. In general, the…
  • Sep 12

    Estate Proceedings for Property Located "Elsewhere"

    Estate Proceedings for Property Located "Elsewhere"
    People are leading increasingly complicated lives, in that they spend their time in several locales, some of which may not be their place of residence. If a person is fortunate, they may develop an affection for a particular area and buy a…
Rank this Week: 4207

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 3280

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 26

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    PUBLIC LAW SOLICITORS are looking for a lawyer or paralegal for maternity cover starting in December 2014. We are a firm specialising in Public Law, Community Care and Human Rights work. We are based in Birmingham and have a national…
  • Sep 23

    The way we live now.

    The way we live now.
    This is not exactly a housing law post, though the operation of housing law runs through it at an angle. It is more of a snapshot of the present reality of social and private housing, at least in London, traced through the history of a…
  • Sep 22

    Technical hitch for Internet Explorer user

    Technical hitch for Internet Explorer user
    Sorry to anyone already affected by this, but it appears that trying to print from this site in Internet Explorer to a laser printer causes the printer to crash or reboot – and not print. I have absolutely no idea what is causing this.…
Rank this Week: 271

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: 1663

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3408

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/
  • Sep 25

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Below are highlights of the new legislation affecting Timeshares, Cooperatives, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations. These provisions are effective as of July 1, 2014 per Session Law Ch. 2014-133 (HB 807).…
  • Aug 13

    August 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    August 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. CONTEMPORANEOUS LEASE ADDENDUM PROVIDING FOR LIQUIDATED DAMAGES Wilson v. Terwillinger, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1313 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) A landlord and tenant executed a residential lease and at the same time executed…
  • Aug 4

    1st Quarter 2014 Industrial Market Report for Miami-Dade County CRE

    1st Quarter 2014 Industrial Market Report for Miami-Dade County CRE
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Total Industrial inventory in the Miami-Dade County market area amounted to 229,374,658 square feet in 8,790 buildings as of the end of the second quarter 2014. The Flex sector consisted of 16,908,307…
Rank this Week: 588

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion
    For some time now -- ever since ECUSA's unilateral decision to consecrate V. Gene Robinson as a bishop -- the Anglican Communion has been unraveling, but since it was such a loosely based agglomeration of churches to begin with, hardly no one…
  • Sep 16

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (III)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (III)
    In the first post of this series, I examined "Jesus and the paradox of Jewish law", by which He Who was the unique and only Son of God was also (from a human viewpoint) condemned by that law for claiming to be the Son of God. In the second…
  • Aug 19

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)
    In the first post of this series, we looked at a paradox created by the fact that Jesus was both man and God. As a man, he was subject to Jewish law, which forbade blasphemy, or claiming that one was in any way divine. But as the Son of God,…
Rank this Week: 1110

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/
  • Sep 24

    How To Avoid Losing Eligibility For Public Benefits With A Special Needs Trust

    How To Avoid Losing Eligibility For Public Benefits With A Special Needs Trust
    There are several State and Federal benefit programs designed to assist those with disabilities but maintaining eligibility for such programs often requires that you have little to no resources or income. While this need based requirement…
  • Sep 12

    What Do I Do When A Relative Dies in AZ?

    What Do I Do When A Relative Dies in AZ?
    The steps that need to be taken following the death of a relative depend largely on how the death occurred. The death could be expected or unexpected, occur at home or in a hospice, or could be completely accidental. If the death occurred…
  • Aug 27

    Do I Need A Sole Proprietorship or an LLC?

    Do I Need A Sole Proprietorship or an LLC?
    The discussion between an LLC and a sole proprietorship focuses primarily on four major areas: liability, asset protection, tax consequences and costs. To determine which entity is best for your business a short introduction on each area is…
Rank this Week: 4396

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 24

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer
    Class action lawsuits against condo developers seem to be on the rise. We have previously blogged about class actions relating to falling glass from condominiums and faulty balcony railings. The Toronto Star recently reported that a new class…
  • Sep 23

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case
    In a recent Alberta case, Condominium Plan No. 762 1302 v. Stebbing, the condominium corporation was unsuccessful in its attempt to have a cat removed from the property.  The condominium by-laws provided that no animal or pet was…
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
Rank this Week: 594

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Partie

    Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Partie
    Written by: Anthony L. DeProspo In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a real property grantee could not be charged with constructive knowledge of a prior recorded deed which lacked proper…
  • Jul 22

    A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery

    A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery
    Written by: Anthony L. DeProspo Although the “economic loss doctrine” has historically barred recovery of certain classes of tort damages, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently affirmed an Appeals Court decision…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer

    Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer
    Written by: Andrew Royce Many out-of-state attorneys and real estate professionals are unfamiliar with the existence of registered land in Massachusetts.  Approximately 15 to 20% of Massachusetts land is registered, meaning that title is…
Rank this Week: 3332

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: 4457

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    What Is A “Change In Circumstance” When It Comes To Modifying Support Payments In Buffalo?

    What Is A “Change In Circumstance” When It Comes To Modifying Support Payments In Buffalo?
    Judges understand that however solid an initial agreement is between two spouses at the time of a divorce, situations change, and sometimes these agreements require review and modification to be realistic in a new context. When your support…
  • Sep 24

    Is My Medical license in jeopardy if I fall behind on child support payments in Buffalo?

    Is My Medical license in jeopardy if I fall behind on child support payments in Buffalo?
    Eventually, a professional or occupational license issued by the State of New York will fall into jeopardy if you fail to meet your child support obligation in Buffalo. The state has numerous administrative tools at its disposal to encourage…
  • Sep 24

    Are My Divorce Records In Buffalo Available To The Public?

    Are My Divorce Records In Buffalo Available To The Public?
    No, your divorce records will not be available to the public, and Buffalo courts will only grant access to you, your spouse, and your attorneys. This way, individuals don’t have to worry that financial information or allegations of…
Rank this Week: 1890

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Mounting Legal Challenges to Medical Marijuana Regulation

    Mounting Legal Challenges to Medical Marijuana Regulation
    Last week the Department of Health received legal challenges from nurseries Costa Farms and Plants of Ruskin Inc., and the Florida Medical Cannabis Association, to its proposed rule for selecting the nurseries that will receive the licenses…
  • Sep 18

    Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation

    Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation
    As P3 Bulletin, the New York Times and Richard Cavallaro, the new CEO of  international construction company Skanska’s US operations, have recently stated, the increase in private investment and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs or…
  • Sep 16

    Florida Courts and Forum Selection Clause

    Florida Courts and Forum Selection Clause
    You may be surprised to find out that, unlike its sunny beaches and popular resorts, Florida courts may not be hospitable to hearing your clients’ claims and you may not have a sufficient basis to defeat a jurisdictional objection…
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Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Sep 24

    (US) New York City Air Rights: The Sky's The Limit

    (US) New York City Air Rights: The Sky's The Limit
    In an article that appears on Law360.com, Joe Marger of our New York office is quoted in an article titled "Developers Reaching Deep for Rights to Build Sky-High." The demand for sky-high condos and penthouse apartment has changed how…
  • Sep 23

    (US) Condominiums Exempted From Filing & Registration Requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

    (US) Condominiums Exempted From Filing & Registration Requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
    On September 18, 2014 Congress amended the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”) to exempt condominiums from the filing and registration requirements. Originally intended to protect consumers against fraudulent land…
  • Sep 19

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update
    This post was written by Stuart Wright and Siobhan Hayes When tenants offer landlords guarantees of their lease liabilities landlords need to take care what assignment rights the tenant can have and this was demonstrated in last week’s…
Rank this Week: 1891