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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/
  • Jul 28

    LITTLE ANGEL

    LITTLE ANGEL
    @ Lotte World Seoul, Korea
  • Jul 28

    FISH'S ON SALE!

    FISH'S ON SALE!
    @ a store in Seoul, Korea
  • Jul 28

    ASIANA SHERBET

    ASIANA SHERBET
    Mango sherbet On a recent Asiana Airlines flight from ICN to JFK.
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Jul 28

    "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)

    "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)
    When we eminent domain lawyers deal with claims that the government or some other entity is "stealing" someone's property, we recognize that such claims are somewhat ... metaphorical. But here's a situation where it appears that some poor…
  • Jul 24

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
    Civil Beat has a piece by Ian Lind ("Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?") that has more on that story we first posted about here ("Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!"). He writes: Local attorney and…
  • Jul 23

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA
    We usually don't pay a whole lot of attention to unpublished opinions. Not that they are not interesting mind you, but if the court itself, for whatever reason doesn't believe the case is worthy of publication, then who are we to say…
Rank this Week: 154

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Jul 28

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie
    Under the terms of a legal settlement, the Fish and Wildlife Service said it would analyze the effects on listed species of five widely used pesticides, the Center for Biological Diversity announced. The settlement amends a previous…
  • Jul 28

    Bearded seal listing vacated by federal judge in Alaska

    Bearded seal listing vacated by federal judge in Alaska
    The National Marine Fisheries Service looked too far into the future when it listed the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the bearded seal as threatened, a federal judge decided July 25 (Alaska Oil and Gas Ass’n v.…
  • Jul 23

    NAS report recommends national coastal risk assessment

    NAS report recommends national coastal risk assessment
    A new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering calls for a national coastal risk assessment in order “to identify coastal areas that face the greatest threats and are high…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
  • Jul 28

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building
    Two magisterial structures in Cincinnati--the ornate Music Hall and Union Terminal--are the subject of a proposed sales tax to raise money needed to preserve the buildings. The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a series of op-eds today on the issue,…
  • Jul 25

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law
    Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid. The court held that the local government's…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
    Mt. Gox, a well-known bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US on June 17. The filing comes more than one week after the company filed bankruptcy in Japan. Mt. Gox’s trustee for the ……
  • Jun 30

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home
    There aren’t many things that can turn your life upside down like filing for bankruptcy. Over a million Americans last year had to make the gut-wrenching decision to file and start all over again. Bankruptcy, if at all possible, should…
Rank this Week: 3968

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 4011

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/
  • Jul 28

    Keeping Landlord-Tenant Disputes Under Control

    Keeping Landlord-Tenant Disputes Under Control
    Recently in the news is the rather gruesome story of a woman who was murdered and dismembered. Her body parts were discovered in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Her neighbor was arrested for her murder and is being held without bail. …
  • Jul 21

    Access to Building Services in Rental Units in New York

    Access to Building Services in Rental Units in New York
    A recent news story regarding affordable housing in New York may be of interest to readers of our blog. New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) approved a separate entrance in a proposed new building…
  • Jul 10

    Buyouts Between Landlords and Tenants in New York

    Buyouts Between Landlords and Tenants in New York
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the issue of landlords making cash offers to "buy out" tenants of their rent regulated tenancies. Our firm has handled these situations, representing both landlords and tenants in different…
Rank this Week: 2586

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?

    Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?
    What if there was a technology that had a 20 year track record of saving 4.8 quads of energy and 41 million tons of carbon, while saving consumers more than $44 billion over the past 20 years, and was anticipated to save consumers up to…
  • Jul 22

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi
    It seems like an odd “butterfly effect”—a plane shot down over Ukraine could boost energy efficiency?  But it is not as far-fetched as it seems.  “Fuel switching”—changing power plants over to…
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
Rank this Week: 633

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    44th Annual IBE Summer Celebration, Top Legal Trends for Business Owners Recap

    44th Annual IBE Summer Celebration, Top Legal Trends for Business Owners Recap
    From July 10-20, 2014, several Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys participated in the Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s 44th Summer Celebration, the IBE’s annual signature event showcasing African American culture through festivals,…
  • Jul 28

    The EEOC Releases Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance for Employer

    The EEOC Releases Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance for Employer
    Earlier this month, the EEOC issued its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, along with a Q&A document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses. The EEOC last issued guidance on pregnancy…
  • Jul 21

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show
    Are you aware that the age 50 and older divorce rate is the fastest growing segment of divorce filings? Not surprisingly, Baby Boomers are a significant part of that demographic. Peter Dunn, host of “The Pete the Planner Radio…
Rank this Week: 3440

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk
    [Continued from last week's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith When you’ve got enough to take care of yourself, more claim checks don’t do you any good. But they can do a lot of good for all kinds of other people. – Warren Buffett…
  • Jul 25

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?
    By: David A. Smith Money is a claim check on other people’s products and services. – Warren Buffett Once a month, Mrs. Guggenheim sends the bank the same amount of money.  Darling, if you have to ask the price, you…
  • Jul 24

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By:David A. Smith Phil: Do you know what today is? Rita: No, what? Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened. – Groundhog Day Candidate…
Rank this Week: 329

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association
    The Associated Press looks at a growing source of tension: Pot may be legal in some states – but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood...
  • Jul 28

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Courts take a hands-off approach with respect to the content of common…
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • Jul 28

    Due Diligence Review: A Critical Step When Buying Real Property

    Due Diligence Review: A Critical Step When Buying Real Property
    It astonishes me how many buyers will buy real property without conducting a thorough review of the property before closing. Most buyers will ensure a title search is ordered and buy title insurance. If a recent survey or phase I…
  • Jul 20

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property
    Reprinted/posted with permission of Cohen & Company, Ltd. Original copyright “Taxonomics”, Spring, 2014Just when you think you’ve figured out the rules of the game… The IRS has adopted new regulations for business…
  • Jul 14

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common
    Owners of commercial property have increasing found benefit in owning their separate interests in the property as “tenants in common.”  Typically, if two or more parties wanted to jointly own a commercial property, the…
Rank this Week: 1002

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    What can you do if your tenant has gone to prison?

    What can you do if your tenant has gone to prison?
    Here is a question to the blog clinic from Diana who is a landlord: I just found out that my tenant had gone to prison for possible rape and drugs problem. And the other problem is that he already owes me 2 months rent. How can I get rid of…
  • Jul 26

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July
    All the Landlord Law posts from the past week with some extra reading for you too
  • Jul 25

    Spencer v. Taylor is now section 21 law. But what does that mean?

    Spencer v. Taylor is now section 21 law. But what does that mean?
    Spencer v. Taylor from the Court of Appeal is now the go to case on the interpretation of the section 21. But what does it mean and do we still need to have a saving clause in our notices?
Rank this Week: 634

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/
  • Jul 27

    Ibanez Update: Land Court Ruling May Clear Defective Titles, And Curative Legislation Nearing Passage

    Ibanez Update: Land Court Ruling May Clear Defective Titles, And Curative Legislation Nearing Passage
    It appears we may be nearing the end of the misery resulting from the infamous U.S. Bank v. Ibanez foreclosure decision, which has caused hundreds if not thousands of title defects across the Commonwealth. A recent Land Court ruling…
  • Jul 24

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue
    Law Catching Up With Popular Airbnb Room Rental Website With the promise of relatively easy money, Airbnb (Air Bed & Breakfast) is making innkeepers of many Greater Boston homeowners and even renters who are taking advantage of the…
  • Jul 22

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule
    Wyman v. Ayer Properties:  SJC Holds That Economic Loss Doctrine Inapplicable In Condominium Construction Defect Claims In an important ruling which will make it less difficult for condominium associations and trustees to seek…
Rank this Week: 436

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1153

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
  • Jun 5

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
  • Apr 26

    Which Lease Covenants Run With the Land?

    Which Lease Covenants Run With the Land?
    Niko’s Gourmet Inc. rented commercial space from Pacific Security Financial Inc. The owners of Niko’s Gourmet Inc. personally guaranteed the lease obligations. Pacific Security Financial Inc. sold the building to Peyton Building,…
Rank this Week: 1823

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Missing tenants and missing sentences: Council tax and periodic tenancie

    Missing tenants and missing sentences: Council tax and periodic tenancie
    Further to my post here on council tax liability for statutory periodic tenancies, I have heard about another Valuation Tribunal case, this time involving a contractual periodic tenancy, and also oddly involving this blog. The issue was…
  • Jul 24

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new
    The Appellant tenant in Spencer v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600 (our note here) has had permission to appeal to the Supreme Court refused, on the grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. This means that the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 22

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim
    Akhtar v Boland [2014] EWCA Civ 943 Just a quick note on this one, after a conversation with a colleague reminded me I hadn’t written it up. The details of the case need not detain us, it was a PI case which had been allocated to the…
Rank this Week: 586

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jul 27

    Ignoring Legal Advice

    Ignoring Legal Advice
    QUESTION: If the association sought and paid for a legal opinion, is the board violating their fiduciary duty if they ignore the opinion? ANSWER: If board members stick their fingers in their ears and refuse to listen to legal counsel,…
  • Jul 20

    Draining the Pool to Save Water

    Draining the Pool to Save Water
    QUESTION: Since we are in a severe drought and our members barely use the pool, are we obligated to keep it open? It seems like a waste of water and money and we would like to drain it. Does the board have the authority to close the pool?…
  • Jul 6

    Social Event

    Social Event
    QUESTION: Can the board use association funds for social events? Our CC&Rs are silent on the subject. ANSWER: Unless governing documents specifically prohibit it, HOAs can budget for, assess and spend association monies on social events.…
Rank this Week: 4296

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Jul 26

    New rules for reverse mortgage

    New rules for reverse mortgage
    The federal government has tightened the rules for reverse mortgages, making it harder for some seniors to get these types of mortgages and reducing the amount of a home’s value that can be tapped. Reverse mortgages allow elders who are…
  • Jul 18

    Tenants with children can’t be limited to lower floor

    Tenants with children can’t be limited to lower floor
    Managers of apartment buildings sometimes want to require tenants who have small children to live on a lower floor, in order to prevent complaints from other tenants about noise in the apartment above them. But the U.S. Department of Justice…
  • Jul 12

    How to leave items of sentimental value to your heir

    How to leave items of sentimental value to your heir
    Often, the issue that causes the most hard feelings among family members after a death isn’t how much money everyone received in the will, but who should get the plate on which Grandma served her famous Thanksgiving pie year after year.…
Rank this Week: 2647

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
  • Jun 24

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed
    The odds are strong that at some point in an association's history, it will experience the need for a special assessment. HOAleader.com, a national web-based publication, is hosting a live webinar on the topic: "Special Assessments: How to…
  • Mar 16

    Lori Schweller and Will Sleeth to Speak at Upcoming CA Day in Richmond

    Lori Schweller and Will Sleeth to Speak at Upcoming CA Day in Richmond
    LeClairRyan attorneys Lori Schweller and Will Sleeth will be speaking once again at this year's Community Association Day trade event sponsored by the Central Virginia Chapter of CAI, which will take place this Tuesday the 18th. The two will…
Rank this Week: 1860

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese
    On July 24, 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District filed its opinion in the appeal taken by the Episcopal Church (USA) from a judgment entered against it by the Hon. Thomas J. Ortbal in September 2013. The three justices on…
  • Jul 22

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?
    Why are ECUSA and its attorneys so incapable of following the rules? Could it be that the lawlessness of 815, as aided and abetted by its attorneys, has now infected ECUSA's ability to present a civil case under the rules of court in South…
  • Jul 17

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case
    Yesterday, July 15, was the seventh day of the ongoing trial involving Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and thirty-four of its parishes, as plaintiffs, seeking to quiet the title to their real and personal property…
Rank this Week: 810

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 151

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: 2546

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/
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • Jul 25

    Positive Report for South Florida Commercial Real Estate

    Positive Report for South Florida Commercial Real Estate
    TREPP Analytics recently provided the U.S. commercial real estate industry some positive news – both the CMBS delinquency rate and seriously delinquent loans are down. The delinquency rate as of June 2014 is 6.05% (compared to 8.65% a…
  • Jul 24

    Miami Courts Drive Florida Business Law

    Miami Courts Drive Florida Business Law
    Recent opinions in corporate governance litigation make clear that Miami courts are leading the way in developing Florida case law governing key corporate governance issues. In Dinuro Investments, LLC v. Camacho, Judge John Thornton of…
  • Jul 23

    Retail and Tech in Miami Continue to Expand

    Retail and Tech in Miami Continue to Expand
    At the Beacon Council’s annual One Community One Goal Meeting, national retail department store Macy’s announced that it will be bringing its fashion incubator to Miami in order to foster and keep talent in Miami. In its two other…
Rank this Week: 3070

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case
     On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Young v. UPS, Inc. to decide “whether and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations…
  • Jul 1

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
    Amanda James has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. as an associate attorney.  Amanda graduated from Drake University Law School in 2008.  Since that time, she has focused her practice on public utility and regulatory work.  She…
  • Jun 30

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored
    Sullivan & Ward, P.C.'s President and CEO, John T. Ward, was recently honored by the Iowa State Bar Association as a member of the "50 Year" class of 2014.  John graduated from Drake University Law School in 1964 and has been…
Rank this Week: 1280

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3220

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: 4220

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    CAI National Call to Action

    CAI National Call to Action
    Early yesterday CAI National issues a call to action regarding H.R. 4969, a bill that if passed could invalidate community association rules and architectural standards that govern the installation and use of amateur radio towers and…
  • Jul 21

    Don't Be Caught By This Scam

    Don't Be Caught By This Scam
    We have learned that there is a scam being perpetuated on owners in community associations.  Owners are receiving a mailing which indicates that if they are paying HOA fees through a bill-pay service they should “pay particular…
  • Jun 19

    PUBLICATION OF BLOG: PUBLISHING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS—AS OF AUGUST 6TH THERE’S A WAY TO DO IT!

    PUBLICATION OF BLOG: PUBLISHING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS—AS OF AUGUST 6TH THERE’S A WAY TO DO IT!
    HB 12-1237 changed the face of association document inspections so much that many, if not all, associations were forced to rewrite their document inspection policies.  But now, HB 14-1125 has been passed to minimize some of the fallout…
Rank this Week: 2130

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/
  • Jul 25

    Pennsylvania Takes A Different Path On Local Control Of Fracking

    Pennsylvania Takes A Different Path On Local Control Of Fracking
    A recent Commonwealth Court ruling held that the Public Utility Commission does not have the authority to review local zoning ordinances. This is contrary to the constitutional and statutory framework in most jurisdictions. Most jurisdictions…
  • Jul 24

    The Use Of Eminent Domain By Universitie

    The Use Of Eminent Domain By Universitie
    The Northeastern Illinois University expansion will occur at universities throughout the country. Urban universities feel the need for expanded residential development in order to maintain the status and respect for their universities.…
  • Jul 23

    The Missoula PR Blitz Continue

    The Missoula PR Blitz Continue
    In the most recent article of the missoulian.com, another attack is waged on the allegedly rich and greedy Carlyle Company. Realistically, water rates are increasing without regard to who owns these facilities. The national Clean Water Act…
Rank this Week: 617

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    What is a billion rand between councillors?

    What is a billion rand between councillors?
    Questions arise about the real cost of Tshwane’s new headquarters.An Artist's impression of the future Tshwane House.At a special council meeting on Wednesday, the City of Tshwane’s council approved the fast-tracking of the public…
  • Jul 25

    Porsche buys Kyalami Race Track for record auction price

    Porsche buys Kyalami Race Track for record auction price
    Porsche buys Kyalami Race Track for record auction priceMotorsport fans can breathe easy knowing that one of the most valuable pieces of land in Gauteng will carry on as a racing facility.The historic Kyalami race track in Midrand was sold…
  • Jul 24

    Joburg architects, estate agents meet over planning delay

    Joburg architects, estate agents meet over planning delay
    Joburg architects, estate agents meet over planning delaysJoburg's economic development and growth is being stunted by its own development planning department which is 'imploding'. This is what architects, estate agents and agents or runners…
Rank this Week: 287

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jul 25

    Mayor de Blasio’s Land Use Appointments Carousel Continue

    Mayor de Blasio’s Land Use Appointments Carousel Continue
    Mayor de Blasio has re-structured the City’s land use administrative hierarchy to further his affordable housing agenda. On July 22, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio nominated Margery Perlmutter to serve as Chair of the Board of Standards and…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Landmarks and the Landmarking Proce

    Protecting Landmarks and the Landmarking Proce
    Nearly 50 years ago the city passed its landmarks law, with the goal of ensuring that historically significant sites and areas could be saved before they might be destroyed, as happened with Penn Station and countless other fallen landmarks.…
  • Jul 23

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Carl Weisbrod

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Carl Weisbrod
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Carl Weisbrod Chair of the NYC City Planning Commission ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, September 5, 2014 ✱✱✱ TIME:…
Rank this Week: 4314

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1406

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Could Increasing the Minimum Wage be Good for Small Businesses?

    Could Increasing the Minimum Wage be Good for Small Businesses?
    Conventional wisdom provides that increases to the minimum wage are bad for small business. After all, income that business owners have to spend on labor costs increases what it costs when starting new businesses and uses money that could be…
  • Jul 17

    Bank Loans Are Becoming Easier To Come By For Small Businesse

    Bank Loans Are Becoming Easier To Come By For Small Businesse
    Starting a new business requires help from a lot of sources. You need excellent employees, the advice of an experienced and licensed Sacramento small business attorney, and investors. Throughout the down economy, that third requirement was…
  • Jul 14

    California Small Businesses Get Extra Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act

    California Small Businesses Get Extra Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act
    Some small businesses in California are getting an extra year to comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, which is also colloquially known as "Obamacare." Radio Station 89.3 KPCC is reporting that a bill signed by Governor…
Rank this Week: 2628

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: 2033

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jul 24

    VICTORY: Defense Verdict in a Trust Litigation Matter!

    VICTORY: Defense Verdict in a Trust Litigation Matter!
    Hart King partner, Andrew C. Kienle, recently prevailed in a seven-day bench trial in a real estate disclosure litigation matter in Orange County Superior Court. He represented the sellers of a multi-million dollar custom home who were being…
  • Jul 15

    If You’re Not a Redskins Fan, Why Should You Care What They Call the Team?

    If You’re Not a Redskins Fan, Why Should You Care What They Call the Team?
    If you’ve been living in a cave the last few months, then you probably haven’t heard about the cancellation of the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations for the word REDSKINS based on the decision that the term is…
  • Jul 15

    What the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Means to You

    What the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Means to You
    Last month, the United States Supreme Court (sometimes referred to as “SCOTUS”) released a record nine decisions involving intellectual property and, while most of those opinions involved esoteric issues of patent law, one of the…
Rank this Week: 4301

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/
  • Jul 24

    "MINT" Countries Focus in Arbitration World - July 2014

    "MINT" Countries Focus in Arbitration World - July 2014
    Welcome to the 27th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and…
  • Jul 24

    "MINT" Countries Focus in Arbitration World - July 2014

    "MINT" Countries Focus in Arbitration World - July 2014
    Welcome to the 27th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and…
  • Jul 16

    "2 Sign or Not 2 Sign:" Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?

    "2 Sign or Not 2 Sign:" Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?
    By George A. Bibikos, K&L Gates, Harrisburg and David I. Kelch, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Superior Court resolved an open question of state law regarding which one of two alternative statutes of…
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
  • Jul 24

    What Happens To My Business In A Divorce?

    What Happens To My Business In A Divorce?
    Like everything else you own, your business is an asset. When contemplating divorce, you will be required to equitably divide your community interests in any assets acquired during your marriage. This includes your business. However,…
  • Jul 16

    How Do I Create A Guardianship For A Minor?

    How Do I Create A Guardianship For A Minor?
    A guardianship occurs when the court appoints a guardian to make personal decisions for a minor child. The guardian is the person who makes the decisions and the child is known as the "ward". Generally, the guardian of a minor is appointed…
  • Jul 10

    How Do I Get A Conservatorship For An Adult?

    How Do I Get A Conservatorship For An Adult?
    Generally, a conservatorship is attained by filing a petition with the Superior Court following Arizona Revised Statute § 14-5404. The Purpose of a conservatorship is to appoint someone (this could be a person or a company) to make…
Rank this Week: 1503

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
  • Jul 23

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.
    I know its been a long time since I posted. I was on a 5 week National Parks road trip with my two kids, two “in-law” spouses and 5 grandchildren – 2 vans – 5 weeks, over 5000 miles.  Yellowstone, Grand Tetons,…
Rank this Week: 979

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
  • Jul 16

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away
    In its recent decision in Samuelson v. Planning Bd. of Orleans, the Appeals Court affirmed and expanded on its 2011 decision in Killorin v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Andover, which confined the reach of M.G.L. c. 184, § 23.…
  • Jun 5

    Known Monuments Decide Boundary Dispute

    Known Monuments Decide Boundary Dispute
    In its recent decision in Bernier v. Fredette, the Appeals Court affirmed a Land Court ruling concerning the importance of monuments in deed descriptions.  In real estate parlance, a monument is a fixed object used by surveyors to…
Rank this Week: 2431

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/
Rank this Week: 1477

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 1263

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    If you can't get a critical amendment passed there is relief in court

    If you can't get a critical amendment passed there is relief in court
    Due to some shepherding of this bill by CAI’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee, as of July 1 you can get help from the Circuit Court if you have made a good faith attempt (3 times) to get a critical amendment...
  • Jul 2

    Help your new owners and board with welcome packet

    Help your new owners and board with welcome packet
    Just because new owners have received a disclosure packet when they signed a purchase contract doesn't mean they read it. A welcome packet is a way to be sure your new owners are educated about their Association, especially amenities,...
  • Jun 11

    What does the term "member in good standing" mean in association documents?

    What does the term "member in good standing" mean in association documents?
    We are often asked if an owner can be prevented from voting when the association declaration or bylaws state that an owner who is not in good standing may not vote or that their vote will not be counted. Most...
Rank this Week: 1947

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1027

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law

    Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law
    By Roberto C. BlanchThe Florida Legislature has enacted a number of new laws over the last several years that were in direct response to the foreclosure crisis and the meltdown in the housing market. The latest example of such a law was…
  • Jul 7

    Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth Association Makes the Nightly New

    Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth Association Makes the Nightly New
    By Laura Manning-HudsonOne of the more memorable service animal disputes that my fellow community association attorneys at our law firm and I recall learning about was chronicled recently in a report by WPTV- NBC Channel 5 News in Palm Beach…
  • Jun 23

    HOA Takeover Case in Las Vegas Provides Lessons for Florida Community Association Election

    HOA Takeover Case in Las Vegas Provides Lessons for Florida Community Association Election
    By Roberto C. BlanchCommunity association boards control the purse strings of the communities they govern, and as such they have been long-standing targets of individuals seeking to defraud associations. A recent case involving the takeover…
Rank this Week: 3257