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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/
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Aug 28

    The Other Two Election Contests To The Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Also Dismissed

    The Other Two Election Contests To The Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Also Dismissed
    Today must be election contest day at the Hawaii Supreme Court. We say that because the court today disposed of all three election contests which were filed stemming from the postponed Puna precincts primary and other primary election…
  • Aug 28

    HAWSCT Dismisses Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Challenge

    HAWSCT Dismisses Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Challenge
    Here's the Order Granting Motion to Dismiss, just filed in Lathers v. Abercrombie, No. SCOT-14-0001069 (Aug. 28, 2014). That's the original jurisidiction action filed by several voters from Puna and the ACLU Hawaii, which asked the court to…
  • Aug 28

    New Article: "A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice"

    New Article: "A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice"
    Here's our latest article, from the upcoming edition of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, via ALI-CLE. Despite its grand title, "A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice," its just a short piece…
Rank this Week: 232

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 28

    A longer waiting to wait

    A longer waiting to wait
    Barnet Council are consulting on changes to their 2012 Allocation policy. The main change proposed is that the current ‘residence requirement’ of two years be increased to five years. That is to say that no-one would be eligible…
  • Aug 28

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Well, one job ad and a couple of self employment opportunities (our first chambers ad, I think).   South West London Law Centre Head of Legal Practice (Full time) Up to £39,975 p.a. including Inner London – NJC Scale 43…
  • Aug 26

    Mortgage possession: Lloyds and the arrears that weren’t

    Mortgage possession: Lloyds and the arrears that weren’t
    From the High Court in Northern Ireland comes a significant joined case of a mortgage lender behaving badly. Bank of Scotland, and indeed possibly the whole Lloyds group seem to have acted in this way, for which they have received an…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 18

    A Lesson From Somerville: Better Zoning Promotes Economic Growth

    A Lesson From Somerville: Better Zoning Promotes Economic Growth
    Paul McMorrow wrote an interesting column in yesterday’s Boston Globe that deserves reading, particularly for those interested in crafting workable zoning codes and bylaws in our cities and towns.  The current zoning process in…
Rank this Week: 3206

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Broncos Nation is not an actual nation

    Broncos Nation is not an actual nation
    Football season starts this Friday with College kicking-off (Rams @ Buffs, Friday, August 29, 7:00 PM on FS1, Air Force Falcons vs. Nicholls Colonels Saturday, August 30, 12:00 PM on ESP3), and the AFC Champions, the Denver Broncos, start the…
  • Aug 28

    Legislative Update in Aspen - September 10th!

    Legislative Update in Aspen - September 10th!
    Please join me for a free Legislative Update on HOA legislation which was signed into law during the 2014 legislative session in Colorado.  I will also provide on update on the latest information you need to…
  • Aug 22

    Service of Process - What is it?

    Service of Process - What is it?
    For a court to have authority to make legal decisions and enter a judgment against someone, the court must have both personal and subject matter jurisdiction over that person.  Subject matter jurisdiction involves the court’s…
Rank this Week: 791

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Condo and HOA Buzz

    Condo and HOA Buzz
    At Barker Martin, we appreciate the importance of education in the community association industry. That's why we are active members of Community Association Institute ("CAI") and Oregon and Washington Community Association Managers ("OWCAM"),…
  • Aug 22

    Football Season is Almost Upon U

    Football Season is Almost Upon U
    Football season is almost upon us. How does this impact your association... probably very little BUT: Does your Association have a restriction on displaying signs or flags? If so, do the rules violate free speech protections? For…
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
Rank this Week: 4433

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/
  • Aug 28

    What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?

    What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?
    Buffalo DWI lawyers generally defend charges that involve a driver operating a motor vehicle while either intoxicated or impaired. For example, a driver may be charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Ability Impaired by…
  • Aug 28

    Can Someone Charged With DWI Plead Guilty To A Reduced Charge?

    Can Someone Charged With DWI Plead Guilty To A Reduced Charge?
    Most drivers in the Buffalo area are familiar with the idea of being issued to traffic ticket for a moving violation but being able to plead guilty to a reduced charge once you go to court. For example, in many courts, a driver who is charged…
  • Aug 27

    What’s The Difference Between A No-Fault Divorce And Other Types In Rochester?

    What’s The Difference Between A No-Fault Divorce And Other Types In Rochester?
    As recently as 2010, to get a divorce in New York, parties had to establish elaborate – and often fraudulent – cases against one spouse, who was said to be at fault. This might involve recruiting a person to testify that they had…
Rank this Week: 1557

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Aug 28

    Dealing With ODOT

    Dealing With ODOT
    Under Ohio law, ODOT is not required to pay or consider the assessed value of a property.  Each State has its own rules on the admissibility of appraisals and valuations for tax purposes.  ODOT’s determination is one of fair…
  • Aug 27

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development
    First, the community was foolish enough to think it was required to grant tax abatement in order to retain wind developers.  The tax income derived from these turbines would be a basic support for agricultural communities during the…
  • Aug 26

    Can Anything Stop Construction Of The New Bridge To Canada?

    Can Anything Stop Construction Of The New Bridge To Canada?
    Detroit Free Press writer, John Gallagher, did a correct and precise job of explaining the difficulties in the potential completion of the Detroit River International Crossing project. The question of whether anything can stop construction of…
Rank this Week: 1152

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable

    You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: The puppies have grown fangs. – Boardwalk Empire In an attempt to help Atlantic City remake its…
  • Aug 27

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab…
  • Aug 26

    You have the right to remain: Part 2, Anachronistic

    You have the right to remain: Part 2, Anachronistic
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Arnold Rothstein: The very reason this game is so challenging. There’s a lot of money in that pot. How much do you think is in there? – Boardwalk Empire As we saw in…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 4015

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 28

    Appraisal Institute Releases “Standards of Valuation Practice”

    Appraisal Institute Releases “Standards of Valuation Practice”
    The Appraisal Institute has produced its Standards of Valuation Practice which may, in certain circumstances, be used as an alternative to “USPAP.” USPAP – the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice – is…
  • Aug 27

    Single-tenant Net Lease Cap Rates Drop

    Single-tenant Net Lease Cap Rates Drop
    Data from commercial real estate firm Calkain Companies confirms that the demand for net lease assets remains strong.  Transaction volume for these properties increased 15 percent.  Retail net lease cap rates have compressed to…
  • Jul 31

    Risk of Property Valuation Fraud Reportedly On The Rise

    Risk of Property Valuation Fraud Reportedly On The Rise
    According to analytics firm Interthinx, the risk of property valuation fraud increased during the first quarter.  The report noted that in addition to high property appraisals, individuals purchasing and listing multiple properties in…
Rank this Week: 2219

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 28

    City Council Approves Tax Exemption to Preserve Affordable Housing

    City Council Approves Tax Exemption to Preserve Affordable Housing
    Dean Atlantic HDFC received property tax exemption for seven buildings.  On August 21, 2014, the City Council voted 47-0 to approve an Article XI property tax exemption on seven buildings owned by the Dean Atlantic Housing Development…
  • Aug 27

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for July 2014 Available

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for July 2014 Available
    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).…
  • Aug 26

    Variances Approved For Residential Development on East Williamsburg’s Grattan Street

    Variances Approved For Residential Development on East Williamsburg’s Grattan Street
    Applicant seeks to build multiple dwellings on M1-1-zoned 25-foot lots.  On June 24, 2014, the Board of Standards and Appeals voted 4-0 to grant a use variance to 95 Grattan Street, LLC and to 97 Grattan Street, LLC allowing them to…
Rank this Week: 3155

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEO

    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEO
    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEOThe acquisition appetite of Growthpoint Properties over the last year is paying off; it declared an 8.3% distribution growth to 161.3 cents per share.The largest JSE property company by market…
  • Aug 27

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'
    OK - soooo ... things about your own city that you did not know.  We are a "shopping mecca"!There are a lot of really nice malls but we are hardly Dubai.  Interesting that in the article, they claim the Mall of Africa for Pretoria,…
  • Aug 27

    The exclusivity lease conundrum

    The exclusivity lease conundrum
    The exclusivity lease conundrumIn a competitive retail environment, retailers at shopping centres such as Pick 'n Pay, Checkers and Shoprite continuously want to protect their turf through exclusivity clauses, but more counters are entering…
Rank this Week: 925

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 415

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?
    As reported by major media outlets, a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern California this past Sunday morning. As a result of this unpredictable disaster, some mobilehomes in a Napa area mobilehome park were knocked off their foundations and suffered…
  • Aug 25

    October 29Breakfast Briefing

    October 29Breakfast Briefing
    2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: October 22, 2014 Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 8:30 – 9 am…
  • Aug 20

    The Duke Versus Duke

    The Duke Versus Duke
    A battle over trademark rights has spilled into the federal courts as the heirs of actor John Wayne, often known by his nickname of “The Duke,” have filed suit against Duke University, the North Carolina institute of higher…
Rank this Week: 2726

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
Rank this Week: 4916

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
  • Aug 27

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land
    The recent approval of 160 parcels between Fresno and Kings County for segment two of the high speed rail track has stirred up some excitement for rail backers. As the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”) wastes no time…
  • Aug 20

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14
    In 1978, California’s Proposition 13 created security for home owners by limiting property taxes to one percent of the property’s value with a maximum two percent increase for inflation of the property value in a year. The…
Rank this Week: 1456

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director
    Trinity M. Hundredmark and Martina G. Palatto of Andersen, Tate & Carr P.C. in Duluth have been appointed to serve on the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia as part of the Board of Directors. Hundredmark and Palatto will…
  • Jul 30

    ATC’s Melody Glouton recognized in one of Dailyreportonline.com’s “Top Georgia Verdicts of 2013”

    ATC’s Melody Glouton recognized in one of Dailyreportonline.com’s “Top Georgia Verdicts of 2013”
    View Article ATC’s Melody Glouton was recently recognized as a part of the legal team of what is rated as #14 Top Georgia Verdict of 2013 by the Daily Report.  The case, a Product liability case, revolved around the defective…
Rank this Week: 779

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: 284

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    NEXUS Pipeline to Begin Easement Negotiations Soon

    NEXUS Pipeline to Begin Easement Negotiations Soon
    Officials from Spectra Energy Co will be looking to meet with property owners along the NEXUS Pipeline route soon in order to being the easement neogtiation process. This appears to be in conjunction with surveying efforts mentioned in an…
  • Aug 27

    Hayes West Freemont Line Receives Approval

    Hayes West Freemont Line Receives Approval
    Earlier this week, the Ohio Power Siting Board issued its Opinion, Order, and Certificate to American Transmission Systems, Inc. (ATSI) for the Hayes-West Freemont 138-kv Transmission Line. ATSI has no cleared what is essentially the last…
  • Aug 22

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri
              Local Missouri farmers and business owners gathered on Tuesday to voice their opposition to the Grain Belt Express Project, one of several transmission projects planned across the county by Clean Line…
Rank this Week: 2292

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
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
Rank this Week: 3369

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 27

    What Does the Disaster in Ferguson Reveal About Local Government?

    What Does the Disaster in Ferguson Reveal About Local Government?
    Rick Hills asks some fascinating questions over at Prawfsblawg: Although Ferguson's population is two-thirds black, its municipal leadership is overwhelmingly white. The (black) chief of the state highway patrol turns out to enjoy more…
  • Aug 27

    Harris & Au on Title Registration System

    Harris & Au on Title Registration System
    Douglas Harris (UBC) & Maya Au (UBC) have posted Title Registration and the Abolition of Notice in British Columbia (UBC Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Systems of land law must balance competing goals of securing title for…
  • Aug 26

    Housing in Gaza

    Housing in Gaza
    The New York Times looks at the housing situation in Gaza: After a month of fierce fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed more than 1,900 Gaza residents, the extension of a temporary cease-fire through Monday was a…
Rank this Week: 401

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: 1173

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 310

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
  • Oct 20

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power
    We have all heard the phrase “knowledge is power” but a recent Florida case involving a condominium association suggests that a lack of proper knowledge may prove to be even more powerful! In the process of collecting delinquent…
Rank this Week: 3639

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
  • Aug 18

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?
    By Robert I. McMurry Is an extension of time for an existing nonconforming use exempt from CEQA review? A new writ action just filed proposes to resolve that issue. As a preamble, why should you care about a new petition in Superior Court?…
Rank this Week: 1145

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/
  • Aug 26

    Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital

    Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital
    With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of whom are…
  • Aug 19

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom
    Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This remarkable…
  • Aug 15

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!
    The Port of Miami Tunnel’s opening on Sunday, August 3, 2014 marked a rousing day for Miami. Not just because police cruiser sirens, motorcyclists and tractor trailers inaugurated new, underwater lanes for thousands of vehicles to soon…
Rank this Week: 2613

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!
    Community associations can become cash-strapped for a variety of reasons—unexpected large repairs, increased utility expenses, weather related emergencies, or simply years of poor planning.  Often the current board members are not…
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
Rank this Week: 3286

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/
  • Aug 26

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Wildflower Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Wildflower is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Moreno Valley being developed by D.R. Horton. The…
  • Aug 19

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?
    *Asked & Answered Asked - We have continued problems with unruly, unsupervised, and destructive children in our community's common areas. They ride motorized scooters, skateboards, bikes, etc. all throughout our walkways and have…
  • Aug 4

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. The Orchards is located in Tustin Ranch, within walking distance to shopping, dining, and theaters in the…
Rank this Week: 3719

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC
    On August 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (“Orion”) alleging…
  • Aug 26

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change
    Many of the difficulties of the tax code arise from distinctions which may be confusing and possibly counterproductive. For instance, why is it necessary to have one income item taxed as a capital gain and then another as ordinary income? Why…
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
Rank this Week: 2795

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud
    There's a familiar saying that goes something like this: If it sounds too good to be true, then it is too good to be true. Said another way, if it's too good to be true, it must be a scam. Scams come in various forms. There are the…
  • Aug 19

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay
    Remember the days when everyone seemed to be moving to California? Those days are over. Back in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 100,000 people had left the Golden State due to the high cost of living. Where did they flee? Texas…
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
Rank this Week: 1410

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/
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included
    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West November 13-14, 2014 Sun Valley Inn & Conference Center Sun Valley, Idaho 2014 Symposium Topic Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada: A Law & Policy…
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has a new book, Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, just out from Routledge. Here is the description: The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and…
Rank this Week: 222

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Disqualifying a Director Who Has Violated the Directors’ Code of Ethic

    Disqualifying a Director Who Has Violated the Directors’ Code of Ethic
    A condo corporation found itself in court (Gordon v. YRCC No. 818) after the Board had disqualified one of the directors on the basis that he had breached the Directors’ Code of Ethics. The Corporation’s By-law No. 9 provided that…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its much anticipated decision in the ongoing Boily saga. You may recall from previous blog posts that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation were held in contempt of court for violating a…
  • Aug 14

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey. It is intended to provide an enhanced understanding…
Rank this Week: 947

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 26

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter
    Many lawyers and governmental entities believe that anyone who is “disabled” for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  must also be handicapped for purposes of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This used to be…
  • Aug 13

    Unconventional wisdom concerning pet deposits under the Fair Housing Act.

    Unconventional wisdom concerning pet deposits under the Fair Housing Act.
    One common bit of conventional wisdom under the FHA is that apartments and other housing providers cannot require a pet deposit for an assistance animal or service animal. This is certainly the position of HUD and the DOJ. (See, HUD memo…
  • Aug 1

    ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?

    ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?
    On July 23 the Depart of Justice published a notice of proposed rulemaking on accessibility in movie theaters for those with vision and hearing disabilities. (http://www.ada.gov/regs2014/movie_nprm.html). The public comment period begins…
Rank this Week: 3074

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 2961

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/
Rank this Week: 2720

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 2199

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/
  • Aug 25

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp
    It’s a classic Boston neighborhood turf battle. Mayor Martin Walsh, the Irishman from Savin Hill vs. the Brahmins of Beacon Hill. The nature of the dispute:  sidewalk ramps in Beacon Hill for the disabled. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh…
  • Aug 23

    SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity

    SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity
    Court Side-Steps Whether Sec. 8 Tenant Can Be Evicted For Possession of Under 1 Oz. of Marijuana In the first of what should be many cases dealing with marijuana use in rental housing, the SJC ruled last week that a Section 8 tenant…
  • Aug 11

    Breaking News: Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Propertie

    Breaking News: Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Propertie
    Senate Bill 1987 Would Have Cleared Title For Innocent Homeowners Acceding to the demands of fair housing community activists, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has rejected Senate Bill 1987, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed…
Rank this Week: 798

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/
  • Aug 25

    Hospitality Lawyer: Why this may be the time to buy or sell a hotel management company

    Hospitality Lawyer: Why this may be the time to buy or sell a hotel management company
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 25 August 2014 Lately, it seems like everyone wants to buy — or sell — an independent hotel management company. And this may be…
  • Aug 19

    Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County

    Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 19 August 2014   Asians love California, particularly Southern California! They love it as a place to live, buy homes, invest, go to…
  • Aug 18

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 18 August 2014 Today, the Hotel Lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group announced our 25th Annual Meet the Money® conference to…
Rank this Week: 886

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
  • Aug 11

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default
    On July 30, 2014, a court-appointed mediator representing Argentina told the press that the country would be defaulting on debts for a second time. “Imminently…in default” on nearly $20 billion of obligations. This happened…
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
Rank this Week: 3233

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: 588

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Aug 24

    What Children Should Know About Credit in Michigan?

    What Children Should Know About Credit in Michigan?
    Here is a very insightful post by my good friend and “credit guru” Philip Tirone with www.720CreditScore.com: “Charge it” is a phrase children hear when shopping with parents. It seems so easy to give someone a piece…
  • Aug 12

    Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans According to Bloomberg

    Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans According to Bloomberg
    As reported by Natalie Kitroeff from Bloomberg Businessweek, student debt is growing faster for seniors than for any other age group, according to the latest data gathered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Lingering student loan debt…
  • Aug 12

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Warning on Bitcoin

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Warning on Bitcoin
    The New York Times DealBook Blog reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its first consumer advisory on virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, and said that it would begin accepting complaints about such issues or…
Rank this Week: 4333

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

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

    How Much Profit Should A Landlord Make From Pass-Through Items?

    How Much Profit Should A Landlord Make From Pass-Through Items?
    PrintOver the last couple of months, we’ve seen bits and pieces of a discussion (or discussions) as to whether a landlord should make a profit on operating expenses or other pass-through charges. Much of what we’ve seen…
  • Aug 17

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?
    PrintIs there something like a law that says a tenant, at the end of a lease’s term, has to surrender the leased space in the same condition as it was at the start of the term? Does a common legal stationer’s form’s…
  • Aug 10

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You
    PrintHas Ruminations ever suggested that those who negotiate and prepare agreements take to heart the following message: “Words matter – say what you mean and mean what you say”? Yes, and more than once or twice. In…
Rank this Week: 1871

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Denver 2030 District

    Denver 2030 District
    A few days ago I attended an educational program hosted by the Spire for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI. One of the speakers was Tom Wuertz of Handprint Architecture who spoke about a newly formed private organization that is looking for…
  • Aug 20

    One Thing

    One Thing
    If you can do one thing differently in your association that would make everything easier and necessary, what would that ONE thing be? I recently listened to a podcast hosted by Hal Elrod author of the Miracle Morning. During this podcast he…
  • Aug 15

    Is Denver Next?

    Is Denver Next?
    In Las Vegas the condominium market bottomed out so condos were turned into rentals (apartments).  Now, with a resurgence of the market, those same apartments are being turned back into condominiums. Citing pressure from…
Rank this Week: 3547