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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/
  • Apr 30

    ATTEND THE GRACIE BOOK CLUB

    ATTEND THE GRACIE BOOK CLUB
    Gracie Mansion Conservancy Launches Ticket Giveaway for First Gracie Book Club Discussion on May 17th NEW YORK—The Gracie Mansion Conservancy has launched the ticket giveaway for the first discussion of the new Gracie Book…
  • Apr 30

    DON'T LET THE BIRTHDAY BOY DOWN

    DON'T LET THE BIRTHDAY BOY DOWN
    It's that time of year again! We're getting ready for Ruben's Birthday! Will you help us celebrate? We're throwing this year's Birthday Bash at the beautiful Split Rock Golf Course in The Bronx. You won't want to miss it! What: Borough…
  • Apr 30

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK
    We are sorry to share the news of the passing of Bob Sack, of Salenger Sack Kimmel & Bavaro. The funeral will take place on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Gutterman’s, located at 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797. Bob…
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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/
  • Apr 30

    Why do we give away housing vouchers with a lottery?

    Why do we give away housing vouchers with a lottery?
    This episode of Planet Money provides a surprisingly succinct and detailed introduction to the history of housing policy. Worth a listen!
  • Apr 28

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic
    From Michael T. Roberts: I am happy to report that thanks to funding we have recently received, the UCLA Resnick Program is launching a Food Law and Policy Clinic during the 2016-17 academic year. The clinic's programmatic mission will be...
  • Apr 28

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!
    As I blogged about last week, Robin Craig and I have a new book of essays from 12 authors responding to the IPCC and considering the role of law in climate policy generally. It's a great book of essays (selling...
Rank this Week: 947

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
  • Apr 27

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case
    Montana’s Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula is trying to take ownership of that city’s water utility – Mountain Water…
Rank this Week: 1122

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: 1668

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    North Carolina 2016 Condemnation By NCDOT

    North Carolina 2016 Condemnation By NCDOT
      The North Carolina Department of Transportation[1] released its March 2016 Board of Transportation Agenda.  The document confirms the Board’s determination that a right of way acquisition is necessary for specified projects…
  • Apr 26

    What Is Kentucky Condemnation?

    What Is Kentucky Condemnation?
      Condemnation occurs when a local, state, or federal government seizes private property and compensates the owner. The power of the government to do this is called “eminent domain”, which means that the government…
  • Apr 15

    Illiana Tollway Project Dead

    Illiana Tollway Project Dead
    On March 11, 2016, the Daily Southtown[1] reported that Will County, Illinois officials now believe that the proposed Illiana toll road is a dead project in the state of Illinois. Will County officials stated that they plan to move on without…
Rank this Week: 3066

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
  • Jan 15

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.
    By: Clayton Walker sp-7075 School Funding Formula The State’s local school funding formula requires a local government to make a contribution to fund its local school district. The superior court held that this required local…
Rank this Week: 3067

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/
  • Apr 29

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    You have obtained a Judgment, but how do you collect? The post Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 22

    Residential Mortgage Fraud

    Residential Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud, what you need to know. The post Residential Mortgage Fraud appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 15

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?
    Is a Will or a Trust better for me? The post Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 1684

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Apr 29

    Airbnbs in Condo

    Airbnbs in Condo
    Learn all about how to deal with Airbnbs in your Condo.  The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is presenting a seminar on this hot topic on June 22, 2016.   Jason Rivait will offer his tips for board…
  • Apr 19

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada
      In a prior blog post we reported on data released by Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. (“CMHC”) that indicated that foreign ownership of condominium units in Canada was not as high as had been frequently speculated. In a…
  • Apr 14

    Condominium Waste Diversion Results in Lower Common Expense

    Condominium Waste Diversion Results in Lower Common Expense
    The Toronto Star recently reported about a residential condominium in Scarborough that had significantly reduced its waste removal costs by recycling and composting 80% of the waste generated from the condominium. Several changes were…
Rank this Week: 1831

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 29

    City of Perris v. Stamper Oral Arguments Are Next Week

    City of Perris v. Stamper Oral Arguments Are Next Week
    If you are an eminent domain junkie like us, then you will appreciate knowing that the City of Perris v. Stamper case (S213468) will be heard by the California Supreme Court on May 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco. As a quick…
  • Apr 28

    Absent a “Taking,” Property Owner Cannot Recover for Loss of View

    Absent a “Taking,” Property Owner Cannot Recover for Loss of View
    One of the most valuable assets many homeowners enjoy is their property’s view. If the government undertakes an activity that eliminates or obstructs that view, is an owner entitled to relief?  In Boxer v. City of Beverly Hills…
  • Apr 22

    Eminent Domain for California’s Social Infrastructure

    Eminent Domain for California’s Social Infrastructure
    While much of the focus in California lately has been on eminent domain for transportation projects, there’s some new condemnations moving forward in both Northern California and Southern California for social — or…
Rank this Week: 2253

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/
Rank this Week: 243

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: 2666

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 3978

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
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
  • Apr 25

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?
    When is a personal representative bound to arbitrate claims against a nursing home? The answer depends on the nature of the claim, as illustrated in a recent case. Here’s what happened in Monschke v Timber Ridge Assisted Living, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 992

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: 1432

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/
  • Apr 29

    2016 Florida Legislative Wrap-Up Presented by ULI SW Florida, REIS and FPZA

    2016 Florida Legislative Wrap-Up Presented by ULI SW Florida, REIS and FPZA
    On April 21, 2016, Southwest Florida’s state legislators presented a “Legislative Wrap-Up” at the Cohen Center of Florida Gulf Coast University. This year’s event was well attended and presented for the first time as a…
  • Apr 28

    Buyers and Sellers Beware: Association Approval Requirements May Delay Closing

    Buyers and Sellers Beware: Association Approval Requirements May Delay Closing
    Selling or buying a home within an association may not be as simple as buyer offers and seller accepts. In Florida, condominium and homeowners’ associations may require potential buyers to submit an application to the association before…
  • Apr 26

    Can an Association Collect Assessments Once a Homeowner Files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can an Association Collect Assessments Once a Homeowner Files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    This question comes up a lot from our association clients, who are often unsure about how to proceed, for fear of violating the automatic stay. Many associations know they should refrain from seeking collection efforts against homeowners for…
Rank this Week: 518

CityLand

CityLand

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

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

    COMPLETE VIDEO: The 133rd CityLaw Breakfast with Robert Caper

    COMPLETE VIDEO: The 133rd CityLaw Breakfast with Robert Caper
    On Friday April 29, 2016, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 133rd CityLaw Breakfast. The event speaker was U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Robert Capers. U.S. Attorney Capers was welcomed by…
  • Apr 28

    Hudson River Park Pier 54 Re-construction Approved

    Hudson River Park Pier 54 Re-construction Approved
    Hudson River Park Trust agreed with Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg to reconstruct Pier 54 with a larger footprint and with performance spaces that could charge market fees. Pier 54 is a part of the Hudson River Park and is located on…
  • Apr 27

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for March 2016

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for March 2016
    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…
Rank this Week: 3251

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #250

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #250
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis learns of landlords being given curfews…) Regular readers will know that despite spending 25 years prosecuting landlords under the Protection from Eviction Act, I have become more…
  • Apr 28

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 13 – Waste or Neglect

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 13 – Waste or Neglect
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is the wording of the ground “The condition of the dwelling-house or any of the common parts has deteriorated owing to acts of waste by, or the neglect or default of, the tenant or any other…
  • Apr 26

    Is there anything this evicted tenant can do about her £7,400 costs bill?

    Is there anything this evicted tenant can do about her £7,400 costs bill?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic from Helen who is an evicted tenant My family and I were recently evicted from our home of 21 years by our landlord who wanted to refurbish and increase the rent by 60…
Rank this Week: 1537

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce
    You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage. Share:…
  • Apr 19

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
      Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2016/29a15.pdfShare:…
  • Mar 17

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?
    On February 26, 2016, a coworker shot seventeen employees at a Kansas factory, three of whom were killed. While this was a high profile active shooting, unfortunately, it is not the only such workplace shooting.  As investigators piece…
Rank this Week: 2688

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1336

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
  • Apr 24

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract
    Chris Odinet (Southern) has posted The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract (SMU Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The standard residential mortgage contract is due for a reappraisal. The goals of…
  • Apr 24

    2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference: Sept 30-Oct 1

    2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference: Sept 30-Oct 1
    Please see the attached call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this fall! Friday and Saturday,...
Rank this Week: 92

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 28

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith     Yesterday’s Part 1 on Greece’s Sisyphean labors of creating a proper land cadaster, the better to privatize state-owned assets, revealed that…
  • Apr 27

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed
    By: David A. Smith   To understand what he thinks, you must understand how he is wired   While Europe’s chattering classes concern themselves with this year’s Euro-bad-boy (Britain) who might actually think itself…
  • Apr 26

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in previous parts of this post, if Chongqing’s ongoing experiment in urban economic…
Rank this Week: 386

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3322

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 4491

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/
  • Apr 28

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule
    Landlords Cry Foul Over Ruling In a ruling which reaffirms Massachusetts’ place as one of the most landlord-unfriendly jurisdictions in the country, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a landlord’s minor security…
  • Apr 5

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction
    Gov. Baker Earmarks $1M for Expansion The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a reality remains a question…
  • Mar 31

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC
    Drummer Boy Homes Association, Inc. v. Britton In a long awaited ruling pitting condominium associations against mortgage lenders backed by the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the so-called…
Rank this Week: 588

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

Covers mortgages, condominium law, conveyancing, bankruptcy, employment law, construction law, debt collection and other related subjects.

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Leominster Condominium Association Suffers Embezzlement by Board Member

    Leominster Condominium Association Suffers Embezzlement by Board Member
    When unit owners at the Pickwick Manor Condominium were asked to pay an increased condo fee without explanation from the board member with control of the checkbook, some decided to investigate the financial situation.  They found an…
  • Apr 26

    The HOME Act is Now a Bi-Partisan Resolution in the House of Representative

    The HOME Act is Now a Bi-Partisan Resolution in the House of Representative
    The following article was forwarded by Attorney Charlie Perkins: Thanks to the efforts of the Brambleton Community Association in Northern Virginia and their community manager, Rick Stone, AMS, LSM, PCAM, Representative Barbara Comstock…
  • Apr 21

    The Nation’s Largest Coal Mining Outfit Declares Bankruptcy

    The Nation’s Largest Coal Mining Outfit Declares Bankruptcy
    Peabody Energy of St. Louis, MO has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, hoping to restructure some of the debt incurred by the company due to steadily dropping coal prices.  Spokespeople say the company intends to continue operating,…
Rank this Week: 2961

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/
Rank this Week: 1667

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 27

    Not thinking things through – miscellany

    Not thinking things through – miscellany
    Assorted bits on the theme of acting hastily and not thinking things through… Exhibit 1. The Housing and Planning Bill. This evening, it completed third reading in the House of Lords and heads back to the Commons. While there will no…
  • Apr 27

    Job Ads – Essex and London

    Job Ads – Essex and London
    Shelter Solicitor £28,471-£34,296 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Colchester Closing date: 8 May 2016 (Midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished Solicitor or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal…
  • Apr 26

    You’ve lost that loving Ealing. (Sorry)

    You’ve lost that loving Ealing. (Sorry)
    H & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Ealing London Borough Council [2016] EWHC 841 (Admin) Ealing’s allocation policy has already had lawfulness problems, compounded by Ealing’s unlawful refusal to do anything about that…
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Apr 27

    In Memoriam: William G. Sipple

    In Memoriam: William G. Sipple
    27 April 2016 In Memoriam: William G. Sipple All of us in the hospitality industry will miss the warm smile, good humor and practical insights of our colleague, Bill Sipple, who left us too soon. I am proud to have counted Bill as a good and…
  • Mar 29

    Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angele

    Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angele
    Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angeles Getting to the winner’s circle – marathon, sprint or obstacle course? LOS ANGELES –  The 26th annual…
  • Feb 23

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer update: Lawmakers consider steps to limit abusive ADA lawsuit

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer update: Lawmakers consider steps to limit abusive ADA lawsuit
    23 February 2016 As the number of ADA lawsuits continues to explode, both Federal and California lawmakers are considering steps to limit abusive ADA lawsuits. Here is an update on these positive developments from my partner, Marty Orlick,…
Rank this Week: 555

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4670

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4745

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/
  • Apr 26

    Preparing for a New Era in the Design and Construction Industry

    Preparing for a New Era in the Design and Construction Industry
    By Justin L. Weisberg, K&L Gates, Chicago The construction industry is currently on the precipice of substantial changes impacting all participants involved in the design and construction of modern projects.  Economic volatility has…
  • Mar 28

    How Are Your Construction Activities Regulated under OSHA’s Final Silica Rule?

    How Are Your Construction Activities Regulated under OSHA’s Final Silica Rule?
    By Barry M. Hartman, K&L Gates, Washington, D.C. and Stephen J. Matzura, K&L Gates, Harrisburg On March 24, 2016, OSHA issued the prepublication version of the final rule regarding occupational exposure to respirable…
  • Mar 14

    Allocating and Managing Risk in Major Rail Projects: International Railway Summit 2016

    Allocating and Managing Risk in Major Rail Projects: International Railway Summit 2016
    Nicola Ellis, Special Counsel in the London office, recently presented at the International Railway Summit 2016 in Vienna. The International Railway Summit provides a meeting ground for senior decision makers from the world’s…
Rank this Week: 4872

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
  • Apr 26

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement
    With the high price of real estate, we increasingly see arrangements between parents and children, unmarried couples, or friends who pool money to buy residential property. Owners often do not understand their rights and responsibilities.…
  • Apr 6

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline
    Paper, paper and still more paper! When can these documents be destroyed? We get questions about tax backup documentation from clients often.  To assist you, we provide some ideas to carefully consider when deciding about destruction…
  • Mar 23

    Understanding Federal Estate Taxe

    Understanding Federal Estate Taxe
    Federal and state taxes are important factors to consider when administrating a trust, going through probate court, or in any stage of the estate planning process. Taxes are so important that even the idea of an estate exists largely for…
Rank this Week: 2871

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Congratulations to our Winners!

    Congratulations to our Winners!
    Congratulations to Molly Ryan of Metro Property Management, Inc. and Jared Theis of Community Management Specialists, Inc.!  You are the winners of our mint julep baskets.  We will be in contact with you shortly so you can claim…
  • Apr 25

    The Business Judgment Rule

    The Business Judgment Rule
    Board members often ask us, “What is the standard of conduct for the board of a common interest community?”  The standard of conduct is known as the Business Judgment Rule.  According to this rule of law, actions taken…
  • Apr 21

    Come Visit Us at the Spring Showcase!

    Come Visit Us at the Spring Showcase!
    It's time for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI's Spring Showcase!  In honor of the Kentucky Derby, the theme this year is Race to Success.  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne will be exhibiting and we hope you will stop…
Rank this Week: 964

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: 733

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

Covers Virginia condominium and homeowner's Association law. By LeClair Ryan.

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental
    With the burst of transient occupancy arrangements, vacation rentals and renter occupied units/homes in common interest communities in recent years, community associations continue to scramble to figure out how best to handle them in light of…
  • Mar 29

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge
    As of July 1, 2015, the Virginia Condominium Act provides that no condominium association may impose an assessment or charge against a unit owner unless such charge or assessment (a) is expressly authorized by the Condominium Act (see…
  • Mar 8

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update
    Since our last postings on the subject of disclosure packets, the General Assembly has adopted several minor Code changes to clarify existing provisions: Delivery by Overnight Carrier  The Code section providing for cancellation of the…
Rank this Week: 2420

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
Rank this Week: 1241

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: 2913

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/
  • Apr 25

    Don’t Let Deposits Spoil the Deal

    Don’t Let Deposits Spoil the Deal
    A recent case acted as a reminder of the risk inherent in taking a contractual deposit which is greater than the market norm. That case involved penalties for overstaying permitted parking times and re-confirmed the contract law principle…
  • Apr 21

    (US) For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rule

    (US) For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rule
    Starting July 1, 2016 Virginia local governments must, in reviewing a residential rezoning or concept plan amendment, determine whether a requested land use exaction addresses an impact that is “specifically attributable” to the…
  • Apr 8

    The sky’s the limit…

    The sky’s the limit…
    What would you do if your property development business; had obtained planning permission to construct a 62 storey tower comprising 200,714 sq.m; had secured funding in principle to commencement the development; BUT the proposed development…
Rank this Week: 1670

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: 1392

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Here Is A Primer On “Primary And Noncontributory”

    Here Is A Primer On “Primary And Noncontributory”
    PrintMany of us who “do” agreements, such as a lease, were seemingly trained by Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, “remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay (in which he was victorious) usually paraphrased as…
  • Apr 17

    Edward Snowden Can Help You Negotiate Your Agreement

    Edward Snowden Can Help You Negotiate Your Agreement
    PrintWe’ve promised this before, but have yet to deliver. This time, we’ll keep our promise. Today’s blog posting will be short. Yes, short, but not unimportant. (Yes, short by Ruminations standards, only by those…
  • Apr 10

    What’s In A Name? That Which We Call A Tenant…

    What’s In A Name? That Which We Call A Tenant…
    PrintWe titled today’s posting with apologies to Shakespeare, who wrote for this line for Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; By any other name would smell as sweet.” Ruminations has wanted to explore…
Rank this Week: 4865

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

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

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Oil & Gas Pipeline Case

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Oil & Gas Pipeline Case
    The Texas Supreme Court recently granted a petition for review in the case of Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners. The review will focus on how the courts are to apply a test created by the Texas Supreme Court…
  • Apr 8

    New Notary Rules Effect Texas Real Estate Document

    New Notary Rules Effect Texas Real Estate Document
    There has been a new development in Texas law regarding notary seals and this development affects any document in Texas that has to be notarized. This includes deeds, wills, trusts, oil and gas leases and many other kinds of documents. In…
  • Mar 25

    Changes in the Cost Basis for Mineral Interest

    Changes in the Cost Basis for Mineral Interest
    Up until recently, to the frustration of the IRS, the cost basis for mineral interests and other assets for estate tax purposes did not have to be the same as the basis used for income tax purposes. In other words, the executor of an estate…
Rank this Week: 4281

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud
    Firm partner Roberto C. Blanch, who has written extensively about community association fraud in this blog and recently authored an article on the topic for the op-ed page of the Miami Herald, appeared on Spanish-language television network…
  • Apr 18

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten
    An article in the Miami Herald that appeared on Saturday, April 16, reported that more than 250 South Florida condo residents teamed up to march against condo fraud last week.  The protestors, who marched on the streets of Doral,…
  • Apr 7

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”
    The firm’s Gary M. Mars authored an article that appeared in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  Gary’s article, which was titled…
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    San Joaquin Diocese Files for Rehearing (I)

    San Joaquin Diocese Files for Rehearing (I)
    Yesterday the attorneys for the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin (of which your Curmudgeon is one) filed a petition with the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno to grant a rehearing (and re-briefing) of the case which that Court decided…
  • Apr 9

    Who Has Their Values Straight?

    Who Has Their Values Straight?
    For shame -- my alma mater (H/T: Hot Air): Meanwhile, in Israel (H/T: PowerLineBlog) ...Almost from the start of the bloody conflict raging in Syria, Israel has agreed to treat in its hospitals any wounded Syrians who reached its border…
  • Apr 5

    Fifth District Holds that Minority Controls Corp Sole

    Fifth District Holds that Minority Controls Corp Sole
    In a rather contorted opinion published today, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno, California ruled that although "the trial court made several errors in its analysis of the case", it would nevertheless affirm that court's decision…
Rank this Week: 4080

Family Property

Family Property

An English law site covering land and trusts, particularly within a family law context. By Sheila Hamilton Macdonald.

http://familyproperty.org.uk/newblog/
  • Apr 21

    Lawyers in Glass Houses (or, indeed, Cubicles)

    Lawyers in Glass Houses (or, indeed, Cubicles)
    Not long ago, I visited two very different solicitors’ offices in the space of the same week. The first was a stone-built Victorian warren of rooms in a rural Derbyshire market town. The firm had been in the same premises since at least…
  • Apr 11

    G v G: A Correction

    G v G: A Correction
    It has been brought to my attention that the parties in G v G were not Polish nationals, as I reported in my previous post, but British nationals. I have corrected the post to reflect this.
  • Feb 17

    G v G: A TLATA Jurisdiction Dispute

    G v G: A TLATA Jurisdiction Dispute
    G v G [2015] EWHC 2101 (Fam) Trusts of Land – Application by H to dismiss or stay W’s TLATA claim for order for sale and equal division of proceeds — Appropriate Jurisdiction for Claim – Matrimonial financial remedies…
Rank this Week: 2933

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 4905