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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 21

    TALK ABOUT POLICE PRACTICES

    TALK ABOUT POLICE PRACTICES
    The Practice of Policing; Evolution in the Police Profession Former NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton Adapted from remarks given by former NYPD Commissioner Bratton at a CityLaw Breakfast on October 7, 2016. I would like to talk…
  • Feb 21

    SPLIT ON MEDIA TREATMENT OF TRUMP?

    SPLIT ON MEDIA TREATMENT OF TRUMP?
    Americans Split on Media Treatment of Trump Administration by Lydia Saad Story Highlights 36% think media has been too tough, 28% say not tough enough Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say media has been too tough…
  • Feb 21

    AVOIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC HEAT

    AVOIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC HEAT
    Absorbing electromagnetic energy while avoiding the heat First demonstration of a metal-free metamaterial that can absorb electromagnetic energy Duke University IMAGE: A closer look at one of the cylinders comprising a new…
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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: 2818

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 1603

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: 1138

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
Rank this Week: 1529

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • 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…
  • Feb 20

    Event Announcement: Reception for David Schoenbrod’s Newest Book, DC Confidential

    Event Announcement: Reception for David Schoenbrod’s Newest Book, DC Confidential
    The post Event Announcement: Reception for David Schoenbrod’s Newest Book, DC Confidential appeared first on CityLand.
  • Feb 17

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for January 2017

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for January 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…
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The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 19

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13 February
    There are so many things to do but only 24 hours in the day, so often something I am quite passionate about has to be kicked into the long grass for a while. One such project was the updating and reviewing of my Lodger Landlord website. But…
  • Feb 16

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #281

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #281
    [Ben Reeve Lewis is back!) Well, I’m back. I’ve had Pneumonia for weeks, still coughing for England but at last, some energy has returned, along with the ability to concentrate for more than 5 minutes at a time.…
Rank this Week: 324

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: 1180

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: 1196

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: 1177

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 20

    $2.3 Million Victory

    $2.3 Million Victory
    I tried an eminent domain case last week in Bucks County, PA. The condemnor – the PA Turnpike Commission – alleged the property was worth $850,000. We alleged on behalf of the property owner that the property was worth $2.3…
  • Jan 29

    N.C. House Again Attempts Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

    N.C. House Again Attempts Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment
    The NC House is considering a bill that would result in an eminent domain amendment to the NC Constitution. House Bill 3 would place the amendment on the November 2018 ballot. The bill would not allow private property to be taken by eminent…
  • Jan 27

    Indiana Considers Eminent Domain Bill

    Indiana Considers Eminent Domain Bill
    Indiana is considering a bipartisan eminent domain bill. House Bill 1260 made it out of the House of Representatives with a 95-0 vote and is expected to go before a Senate committee Monday. The bill is in response to a proposed freight train…
Rank this Week: 4453

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: 4452

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 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…
  • Feb 10

    Watch Out for Market Watch 2017

    Watch Out for Market Watch 2017
    As a Southwest Florida business professional, your business likely ebbs and flows with the local real estate market. When demand is freely flowing, business flourishes and you can concentrate your focus on accomplishing what is in front of…
Rank this Week: 4028

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: 480

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: 192

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: 213

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: 673

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/
  • Feb 17

    Litigation 101

    Litigation 101
    Learn about litigation and how to decide whether your claim is worth your time in court. The post Litigation 101 appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Feb 10

    Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property

    Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property
    How can Arizona's community property laws destroy my sole and separate property? Learn how to prevent transmutation of sole and separate property and plan for the future. The post Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property appeared first on…
  • Jan 13

    Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material

    Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material
    Minor errors in false documents should not result in liability under A.R.S §33-420. The post Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3067

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Feb 17

    ABA Water Law Conference

    ABA Water Law Conference
    The American Bar Association is holding its 35th Annual Water Law Conference at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on March 27-29, 2017. The Conference will bring together prominent water attorneys and other water…
  • Feb 16

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in City Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in City Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the City Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 5).…
  • Feb 7

    Water Rights Certification Course

    Water Rights Certification Course
    The Rural Water Association of Utah, in conjunction with the Utah Division of Water Rights, offers a two-day water rights training course. The course covers a variety of water right topics, including priority, change applications, water…
Rank this Week: 2242

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 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…
  • Feb 10

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money
    When you’re negotiating settlement of an employment action, you have much more to consider than just “how much money.” There are many nonmonetary remedies that can—either alone or combined with money—bring the…
Rank this Week: 217

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Feb 17

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Opposes City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Opposes City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On February 16, 2017, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed Theo Kracke’s Opposition to the City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP (Strategic…
  • Feb 14

    Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust

    Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust
    For most people, estate planning includes transferring assets to their children or grandchildren without paying any taxes.  The problem is that these transfers are typically subject to federal taxes.  The transfers are either…
  • Jan 31

    Family Limited Partnership

    Family Limited Partnership
    You have worked long and hard to accumulate your investment properties. Now you are faced with the problem of how best to plan for transfers to family members without having your investments decimated by income and estate taxes. If you make…
Rank this Week: 1732

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 3891

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: 1662

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 9

    Josh Milgrom’s Condo voice Article on LCBO Home Deliverie

    Josh Milgrom’s Condo voice Article on LCBO Home Deliverie
    Josh Milgrom discusses the introduction of LCBO’s home delivery service and what it means for your condo in the winter edition of Condo voice. To view the article click here.
Rank this Week: 162

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • Feb 15

    Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"

    Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"
    Here's the recording of Hawaii Supreme Court oral arguments from last month in a case we first were following, and then later became involved in as counsel. As we previewed here, the question which the court is reviewing is whether an appeal…
  • Feb 14

    6th Circuit: Michigan Statute Allows Recovery Of Money, So Takings Claim Not Ripe For Federal Court

    6th Circuit: Michigan Statute Allows Recovery Of Money, So Takings Claim Not Ripe For Federal Court
    The Sixth Circuit's majority opinion in Wayside Church v. Van Buren County, No. 15-2463 (Feb. 10, 2017) isn't all that exciting -- after all, it was a takings case brought in federal court, and you know what that means: Williamson County --…
  • Feb 10

    New Article: Recent Developments In Eminent Domain

    New Article: Recent Developments In Eminent Domain
    Here's an article, recently published by the Urban Lawyer (the law review produced by our ABA section, the Section of State and Local Government Law), with our take on the most interesting and important eminent domain and takings rulings from…
Rank this Week: 1075

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Feb 15

    What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA?

    What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA?
    Adult possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in California as a result of the passage of Proposition 64 (“Prop 64”) in 2016. Prop 64 is comprised of sixty-two (62) pages of detailed, complicated,…
  • Feb 14

    New Client: McKinley Village Community Association

    New Client: McKinley Village Community Association
    We are proud to announce that McKinley Village Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. McKinley Village by The New Home Company is a progressive urban village set in…
  • Feb 7

    ‘No Cost’ Collections Can Prove Very Costly

    ‘No Cost’ Collections Can Prove Very Costly
    The collection practices of HOA collection vendors have come under increased scrutiny over recent years. For example, we have written about how California courts have struck down a vendor’s ability to reject of partial payments. Those…
Rank this Week: 3254

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: 351

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4597

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Feb 13

    The Initiative and CEQA

    The Initiative and CEQA
    The development of a real estate project of almost any size is going to require compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act – CEQA – generally through the preparation of an environmental impact report – an…
  • Feb 8

    Looking Forward – Retail Perspectives 2017 Forecast

    Looking Forward – Retail Perspectives 2017 Forecast
    As they have done for the past eight years, the Retail Group of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP has, once again, taken on the daunting task of forecasting what to expect in the forthcoming year in four critical segments that affect the retail…
  • Feb 1

    “Most Likely Descendants” Regulations Enter Approval Proce

    “Most Likely Descendants” Regulations Enter Approval Proce
    California’s Native American Heritage Commission issued its initial approval of draft regulations that could guide ground-breaking activities in the state.
Rank this Week: 2574

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: 850

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1146

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2013

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: 1783

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion
    First: Like the original non-decision by Federal District Judge James L. Robart, the 29-page order by the Ninth Circuit on Thursday does not qualify as a genuine decision on the law. Neither one of them cites or discusses the basic…
  • Feb 9

    A Taste of Their Own Medicine?

    A Taste of Their Own Medicine?
    The ever-litigious bunch at 815 Second Avenue, the New York headquarters of ECUSA, may be getting a taste of their own medicine. Or it may just be a case of litigation inculturated beyond the point of no return: the litigators at ECUSA have…
  • Feb 6

    Exacerbating Disunion

    Exacerbating Disunion
    This is ostensibly a blog covering matters Anglican, but the news from that front has been so desultory that till now I have refrained from writing about it.Essentially, the Anglican Communion is sundered, and is no longer accurately…
Rank this Week: 3419

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Jan 13

    Fraud and Unjust Enrichment in a Texas Roof Damage Claim

    Fraud and Unjust Enrichment in a Texas Roof Damage Claim
    It is important for claimants to use the utmost honesty when making a property damage claim. Fulgham v. Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Company illustrates the dangers of lying to an insurance company about a property damage claim. The…
Rank this Week: 1795

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/
  • Feb 10

    Untimely Deaths- The Legal Aspect

    Untimely Deaths- The Legal Aspect
    The timing of death is never particularly welcome.  Some families are prepared, in that the deceased was elderly, maybe ill, and living in a nursing home.  Perhaps such a person also had the foresight to have their…
  • Feb 2

    The Supreme Court and What it Means to New Yorker

    The Supreme Court and What it Means to New Yorker
    Recently, President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.  While the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the country, New York’s Supreme Court is not even the top court…
  • Jan 26

    Post Foreclosure Rescue Schemes – Be on Alert!

    Post Foreclosure Rescue Schemes – Be on Alert!
    Our firm often represents borrowers whose homes may be the subject of a foreclosure action.  While we attempt to resolve all such cases with the lending institutions, sometimes a foreclosure judgment and sale cannot be avoided,…
Rank this Week: 3732

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 6

    Guide to Legal Jargon when Buying/Selling Your Home

    Guide to Legal Jargon when Buying/Selling Your Home
    The following is a guide to some of the legal jargon you may encounter when buying or selling your home in England or Wales:- Do you know what amortisation is? What about gazundering or gazumping? You might have a vague idea of the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 1427

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/
  • 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.
  • Jan 30

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation
    The Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court determination granting summary judgment against a not for profit religious corporation seeking a real property tax exemption on property it owns and uses for religious purposE.
  • Dec 22

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot
    The Appellate Division found the challenge to the approval of a 150 foot tall wireless telecommunications tower had been rendered moot due to completion of construction.
Rank this Week: 2862

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4353

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/
  • Feb 8

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?
    In the construction industry, it is standard for ‘upstream’ parties to require ‘downstream’ parties to purchase and maintain general liability insurance coverage, at varying limits, and to obtain an endorsement adding…
  • Jan 30

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC
    On October 24th, 2016, the Massachusetts Land Court revised its ruling in St. John’s Holdings, LLC. v. Two Electronics, LLC  (2016 WL 1460477 (2016).  The underlying case (the subject of a prior blog article) involved…
  • Dec 22

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming
    by Joseph S. Campisi, President, Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) promulgated underground storage tank (UST) regulations on January 2, 2015 that replaced…
Rank this Week: 2831

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: 319

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: 1238

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: 3817

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 745