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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: 12

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/
  • May 4

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy
    One unexpected result of the car manufacturer’s 2009 bankruptcy is that now they cannot be held responsible for the ignition malfunction in cars recalled in 2014. The company faced over 130 lawsuits for accidents and vehicle loss. A…
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
Rank this Week: 4294

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
  • May 1

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court
    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court Standing is an affirmative defense that finds its way into many Answers in Landlord Tenant Court.  Standing refers to the right of the petitioner/landlord to bring the case in the first place.  The…
  • Feb 21

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.
    Call 516-858-2620 for immediate legal assistance! The post The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC. appeared first on The Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC.
Rank this Week: 1363

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 4

    As difficult as pulling teeth

    As difficult as pulling teeth
    Williamson v Khan. Birmingham County Court. Claim No: 3YS66585 (12 March 2015). Disrepair claims against private landlords are often interesting. Not least because said landlords have a tendency to take ridiculous positions and stick with…
  • Apr 28

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Tower Hamlets Law Centre Housing Law Solicitor (full time) Tower Hamlets Law Centre is seeking to appoint a full time Housing Law Solicitor. The post is for an initial 6 months with a view to…
  • Apr 27

    HMO corner.

    HMO corner.
    A couple of recent Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) decisions on HMOs under licensing schemes. Urban Lettings (London) Ltd v London Borough Of Haringey [2015] UKUT 104 (LC) What does an ‘appropriate person’ ‘having control of a…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • May 4

    California Fish & Game seeks an experienced attorney

    California Fish & Game seeks an experienced attorney
    Posting this job opening for a friend... California Fish & Game is hiring an "Attorney V" position, which is defined as an attorney with more than 13 years of experience. See more at the link here.
  • May 1

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in April

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in April
    I'm trying something new this month, which is to highlight articles posted to the Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal in the month of April. To me, this seems an improvement over the previous search I used to...
  • Apr 30

    Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction

    Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction
    Fragmentation of local governments remains a key issue for land use law. A new research note by Rebecca Hendrick and Yu Shi, Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction: How Metropolitan Regions in the United States Compare,…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • May 4

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!
    Like Superman, A Use and Occupancy Agreement Can Save the Day, But Be Aware of the Risks! Tom and Mary Ryan, and their two little kids, Abigail and Jake, are relocating from California to the Boston area so Tom can take a job with a local…
  • Apr 9

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!
    Real estate professionals, you are cordially invited to a fabulous night of pampering at Metrowest’s hottest style salon, Beauty Parlr! Attendees will enjoy complimentary blow-outs by professional hair stylists, including Moroccan oil…
  • Apr 7

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?
    By August 1, 2015, all real estate attorneys and title companies must be compliant with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rules for closing residential real estate transactions. On April 13, 2015, 3pm-6pm,…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • May 4

    CFC: Katrina Flooding Is A Taking

    CFC: Katrina Flooding Is A Taking
    A long opinion (73 pages) from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in St. Bernard Parish Gov't v. United States, No. 05-1119L (May 1. 2015), and it is worth reading in its entirety (there are even photos and maps embedded). But here's the short…
  • May 1

    Sue Early, Sue Often If Your Home Flooded With Municipal Waste In Oregon

    Sue Early, Sue Often If Your Home Flooded With Municipal Waste In Oregon
    Remember Dunn v. City of Milwaukie? That's the case in which the Oregon Supreme Court reversed an inverse condemnation judgment in favor of a homeowner who had sewage back up into her house after the city "hydrocleaned" the sewer system,…
  • Apr 30

    Upcoming Wisconsin Appraisal And Eminent Domain Law Conference

    Upcoming Wisconsin Appraisal And Eminent Domain Law Conference
    If you are in Wisconsin or environs next week, the 12th Annual Wisconsin chapter of the Appraisal Institute is putting on its 12th annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium at the Marquette Law School on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. One of the…
Rank this Week: 144

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Sección sexta del concurso de Aifos: culpable.

    Sección sexta del concurso de Aifos: culpable.
    El pasado 13 de Abril, el Juzgado de lo Mercantil Número Uno de Málaga, dictó Auto aprobando el plan de liquidación de Aifos y decretando la apertura de la sección sexta del concurso, sección encaminada a determinar su calificación:…
  • Apr 1

    ¿Vas a comprar una casa? Entérate de lo que se cuece en las reuniones de comunidad.

    ¿Vas a comprar una casa? Entérate de lo que se cuece en las reuniones de comunidad.
    No hace mucho, en una de las compraventas en la que asistía al comprador, solicité al vendedor información sobre las reuniones de comunidad, las juntas ordinarias y extraordinarias celebradas durante los últimos años. El vendedor, muy…
  • Jan 28

    Aquellos maravillosos años, aquéllos maravillosos préstamos.

    Aquellos maravillosos años, aquéllos maravillosos préstamos.
    Tres años después de licenciarme, tras un año y poco de pasante en un pequeño despacho y un año y pico en un gran despacho, aumentaron mis clientes propios, asuntos que compaginaba con la asistencia a firmas de compraventas y préstamos…
Rank this Week: 3279

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • May 4

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate
    Post by: Evan Holt The HST new homebuyer’s rebate entitles qualified purchasers to a substantial rebate. The maximum federal and provincial portion of the rebate is $6,300 and $24,000 respectively. A Tax Court of Canada decision…
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
  • Feb 26

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board
    Post by: Roy Gentles Parkland dedication, or cash-in-lieu of land, has been a hotly debated topic between municipalities and developers for years.  In a decision dated January 15, 2015, the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”)…
Rank this Week: 4076

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
  • May 4

    Drone Law (or the Lack Thereof)

    Drone Law (or the Lack Thereof)
    This following is a guest blog post by George M. Moore PhD, JD, a Scientist-in-Residence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, where his course in Drones and Surveillance considers both the technical…
  • May 1

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?
    Generally, you can’t compel someone to attend a deposition if he or she has been previously deposed in the same case. But there are 5 exceptions to this rule. A person whose deposition has been completed can’t be compelled to…
  • Apr 29

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff
    The family of a 9-year-old California boy who survived a fall through a school’s skylight reportedly claims the school district should be held liable for his injuries because it was too easy to get on the school’s roof and…
Rank this Week: 2431

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/
  • May 4

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property
    The purchase and sale of real property that is leased by one or more tenants presents a number of issues worth thinking about and planning for, before you “sign on the dotted line”. Usually, rental property is worth a premium…
  • Apr 27

    Featured Resource: ODNR--An Overview

    Featured Resource: ODNR--An Overview
    As an attorney, I've come to appreciate over the years how our state government in Ohio is quite helpful when it comes to putting resources on the Internet. You just need to know where to look for it. Since this blog is about Ohio real estate…
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement
                General Notes: The purchase/sale agreement is probably the most misunderstood, but most important document utilized in a real estate transaction. Some of the unwary mistakenly…
Rank this Week: 976

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/
  • May 4

    Fracking bill approved by Texas Senate committee

    Fracking bill approved by Texas Senate committee
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Texas Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee (Committee) voted to approve H.B. 40. As discussed in a previous post, H.B. 40 is a response to the fracking ban enacted by the city of Denton,…
  • May 1

    Lawsuit challenging fracking disclosure requirements stayed

    Lawsuit challenging fracking disclosure requirements stayed
    As discussed in a previous post, several environmental groups have sued the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs alleged that the EPA failed to…
  • Apr 30

    Florida House of Representatives passes bill to strengthen hydraulic fracturing requirement

    Florida House of Representatives passes bill to strengthen hydraulic fracturing requirement
    Earlier this week, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill targeted at hydraulic fracturing. The bill, H.B. 1205, would heighten the regulatory requirements on fracking. The bill passed easily with a sizeable majority voting in…
Rank this Week: 1074

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 4

    Speaking on behalf of the NIMBY party: Part 2, A genuinely stupid idea

    Speaking on behalf of the NIMBY party: Part 2, A genuinely stupid idea
    [Continued from Friday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we count down to the United Kingdom’s election this Thursday, I think housing is the most important issue for Britain’s economic and social viability: [Britain…
  • May 1

    Speaking on behalf of the NIMBY party: Part 1, Hugely popular but widely blamed

    Speaking on behalf of the NIMBY party: Part 1, Hugely popular but widely blamed
    By: David A. Smith The shorter the election cycle, the dumber the political vaporware, and as the United Kingdom barrels down toward the most confusing and hard-to-predict election for many decades, the buffoonery is rising to a silly…
  • Apr 30

    Month in Review: March, 2015

    Month in Review: March, 2015
    By: David A. Smith During March, in honored surprise at a decade’s worth of continuous blogging, I published the first 10/17ths of the longest post I’ve ever done, Ten Years a Blogger, As an encyclopedia should seldom be…
Rank this Week: 486

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 4

    ALPS 2016: Next Year in Belfast

    ALPS 2016: Next Year in Belfast
    I've just returned from the annual meeting of the Association of Law Property and Society (ALPS) at the University of Georgia (check out the new and improved website). As usual, it was terrific: great papers, warm fellowship, and an…
  • May 4

    Benson on Protecting River Flow

    Benson on Protecting River Flow
    Reed Benson (New Mexico) has posted Protecting River Flows for Fun and Profit: Colorado's Unique Water Rights for Whitewater Parks (Ecology Law Quarterly) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Since 2001, Colorado has recognized a special type of…
  • Apr 29

    A Brutal Year for Property Hiring

    A Brutal Year for Property Hiring
    Both the lateral and entry-level hiring markets were rough sledding for property professors this year. On the entry-level side, it doesn't appear that any new hires do research on traditional real property subjects. The entry-level hires that…
Rank this Week: 93

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 4

    Thank You to All Who Make Our Work Possible

    Thank You to All Who Make Our Work Possible
    On this 20th anniversary of the Center for New York City Law many thanks are due Harry Wellington, former Dean of New York Law School, along with the faculty of New York Law School, embraced the idea that the government of New York City was a…
  • May 1

    Complete Video of the 20th Anniversary CityLaw Breakfast with Zachary Carter, Michael Cardozo, and Paul Crotty

    Complete Video of the 20th Anniversary CityLaw Breakfast with Zachary Carter, Michael Cardozo, and Paul Crotty
    On Friday, May 1, 2015, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 125th City Law Breakfast, celebrating the Center for New York City Law’s 20th Anniversary.  The speakers were Zachary…
  • Apr 30

    Zoning Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Ladies’ Mile Residential Tower

    Zoning Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Ladies’ Mile Residential Tower
    The proposed building would be located in a commercial district on a present-day parking lot.  On April 23, 2015 the City Council Subcommitee on Zoning and Franchises held a public hearing on 39 West 23rd Street, LLC’s proposal for…
Rank this Week: 4518

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 777

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 3

    Security Deposits – Fugetaboutit (From A Tenant’s Perspective)

    Security Deposits – Fugetaboutit (From A Tenant’s Perspective)
    PrintA tenant derives no particular benefit from posting a security deposit other than its use as a means to conclude lease negotiations. A security deposit is merely part of that package of rights and duties we call a lease. Every single…
  • Apr 26

    But, The Lease Guaranty Had All Of The Right Words – What Happened?

    But, The Lease Guaranty Had All Of The Right Words – What Happened?
    Print“I guarantee the full performance of the Lease by the Tenant. This Guarantee is absolute and without any conditions. … This guarantee will not be affected by any change in the Lease whatsoever, including, but not limited to…
  • Apr 19

    Did You Want To Read Something About Radius Restrictions?

    Did You Want To Read Something About Radius Restrictions?
    PrintAt this moment, when we are about to set pen to paper (so to speak), it is our intention to raise a single topic; get in; and, get out. That hasn’t worked well for Ruminations in the past, but that’s no reason to stop trying.…
Rank this Week: 2086

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 27 April

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 27 April
    All the posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog with some extra reading for you over the weekened The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 27 April appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • May 1

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround 202

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround 202
    Bens weekly newsround looks at rent increases and the lucky generation The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround 202 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Apr 30

    Landlords, there are NO exceptions to the tenancy deposit rules. This means YOU

    Landlords, there are NO exceptions to the tenancy deposit rules. This means YOU
    Why landlords MUST make sure that their tenants deposit is protected with a scheme or suffer the penalties The post Landlords, there are NO exceptions to the tenancy deposit rules. This means YOU appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 397

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3522

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/
  • May 1

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier
    Miami’s second annual eMerge Americas Conference marks another milestone in the city cementing itself as a hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs. In the last 18 months, Miami has established and cemented many of the key…
  • Apr 30

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America
    Bilzin Sumberg invites you to visit our booth at the eMerge Americas Conference on May 1-5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More than 10,000 attendees are expected to engage in networking events and interactive sessions which will serve…
  • Apr 8

    Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claim

    Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claim
    The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a construction defect…
Rank this Week: 1082

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
  • May 1

    Updated DEP Fill Material Guidance To Facilitate Redevelopment

    Updated DEP Fill Material Guidance To Facilitate Redevelopment
    Developers of brownfields and sites regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (“DEP”) Site Remediation Program (“SRP”) often struggle with the issue of testing quarry/mine material…
  • Jan 28

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim
    On January 26, 2015, in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., (A-38-13) (073248), the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed that the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for…
  • Oct 7

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced a specific “Guidance Document” and protocol to assist Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) to address contamination that is suspected to be…
Rank this Week: 3033

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/
  • May 1

    Senate joins House with legislation targeting WOTUS rule

    Senate joins House with legislation targeting WOTUS rule
    Twelve senators -- nine Republicans and three Democrats -- have introduced a bill (S. 1140) that would dictate the parameters of a new definition of "waters of the United States." It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works…
  • Apr 29

    CWA settlement reached with California cement manufacturer to protect creek

    CWA settlement reached with California cement manufacturer to protect creek
    The Justice Department announced a settlement including $2.5 million in fines and $5 million for a new treatment plant to reduce discharges of selenium and other metals into Permanente Creek in Cupertino, Calif. (press release below).…
  • Apr 28

    Suit challenging Forest Service planning rule is dismissed

    Suit challenging Forest Service planning rule is dismissed
    A coalition of "timber, ranching, and forest recreation industries" lack standing to challenge the Forest Service's 2012 planning rule, a federal judge has ruled (Federal Forest Resource Coalition v. Vilsack, 12-1333 KBJ, D.D.C.). "Plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 1486

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • May 1

    Quick Links for Manager License Information

    Quick Links for Manager License Information
    Need an application for your management company license? Click here.Need an application for yourself? Click here.Want to see the fees? Try this page.Need information on fingerprinting? Look here.
  • May 1

    HB 15-1343 Manager License Clean Up Bill Moves On

    HB 15-1343 Manager License Clean Up Bill Moves On
    As was hoped, HB 15-1343 seems to be sailing through the legislative process with bipartisan support.  The manager streamline and simplification bill passed out of the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee and was referred, in…
  • Apr 29

    Now that You Have the CAM Application . . .

    Now that You Have the CAM Application . . .
    Now that DORA has released the Community Association Manager License application, many are rushing to get theirs completed and turned in.  However, before doing so, you should be aware that if you are employed as a CAM by a management…
Rank this Week: 2812

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: 2846

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    What is Inverse Condemnation?

    What is Inverse Condemnation?
      Under the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States,1 the government has the power to take private property when it is needed for public use. The 5th Amendment also requires that the government pay reasonable…
  • Apr 29

    Committee defeats House bill that would stop wind energy project

    Committee defeats House bill that would stop wind energy project
      When the Missouri House Energy and Environment Committee on Tuesday voted down a bill that would have prohibited the use of eminent domain for Grain Belt Express Clean Line’s proposed wind power transmission project, company…
  • Apr 29

    Eminent domain changes clear Iowa House, Senate panel

    Eminent domain changes clear Iowa House, Senate panel
      DES MOINES — Legislation making it more difficult for private companies to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two subcommittee Tuesday and appears to be on the fast track in both the House and…
Rank this Week: 4361

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4797

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    When a Hostile Working Environment is Unlawfully "Hostile"

    When a Hostile Working Environment is Unlawfully "Hostile"
    As a labor and employment attorney, I am often asked by potential clients if they have a viable claim against their employer for being subjected to a “hostile working environment.” And why would they not? Many people feel they are…
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
      Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
Rank this Week: 4898

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Apr 30

    Water Right vs. Water Share - revisited

    Water Right vs. Water Share - revisited
    One of the my most visited blog posts is a post I wrote back in 2010 entitled "What Is the Difference Between a Water Right and a Water Share?"  The post explained that the two terms are not interchangeable, and that there are important…
  • Mar 20

    2015 Utah Legislature Review

    2015 Utah Legislature Review
    The 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature began on January 26th and ended at midnight on March 12th. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is April 1st, and the effective date for most of the newly enacted bills will be…
  • Jan 16

    2015 Legislative Preview: Change Application Modification

    2015 Legislative Preview: Change Application Modification
    Two identical bills have been introduced that seek to change the definition of a person entitled to file a change application.  Senator Margaret Dayton has introduced Senate Bill 35 (SB 35), entitled "Water Rights Amendments," and…
Rank this Week: 4839

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 979

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 30

    Manager Licensure Bill Clears Senate Business Committee

    Manager Licensure Bill Clears Senate Business Committee
    HB 1343 just cleared the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.  The bill is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee where we expect it to be approved and then on to the full Senate…
  • Apr 28

    Construction Defect Bills Dead for Session: It's Time for Balanced Solution

    Construction Defect Bills Dead for Session: It's Time for Balanced Solution
    Yesterday the House State Affairs Committee killed Senate Bill 177 on a party line vote.  While the spin on SB 177 from a coalition led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of Commerce was impressive, there is no…
  • Apr 27

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Receives Unanimous Approval in House!

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Receives Unanimous Approval in House!
    HB 1343, the manager licensure clean-up bill, just cleared the Colorado House of Representatives unanimously with no amendments!  The bill will now move over to the Senate for consideration where we do not expect the bill to encounter…
Rank this Week: 1011

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
  • Apr 24

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
  • Apr 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
Rank this Week: 1208

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/
  • Apr 30

    Recent Developments in New York Religious Corporation Law

    Recent Developments in New York Religious Corporation Law
    News outlets have recently reported a case involving a dispute over the sale of a synagogue located on the Lower East Side of New York City. Certain individuals, claiming to be members of the Board of Trustees, have submitted a petition to…
  • Apr 23

    Will the HUD Form be Disappearing from our Closings?

    Will the HUD Form be Disappearing from our Closings?
    Our readers who have attended residential real estate closings are familiar with the HUD Settlement Statement (the "HUD"). This document is meant to clearly identify all of the financial figures in a residential real estate transaction. …
  • Apr 16

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State
    A recent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village destroyed an entire building, and, more unfortunately, caused the deaths of at least two individuals and injuries to other people who were unlucky to be in the building during the explosion. …
Rank this Week: 1165

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

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

    New Jersey Small business are selling for le

    New Jersey Small business are selling for le
    Hoboken stores, outside of food places, have a hard time competing with malls and online sites.
  • Jul 19

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey
    I represent both sides in Hoboken Rent Control disputes. Many condominium purchasers do not realize that their unit may be subject to rent control.  If you are buying a condo in Hoboken that was not built prior to 1986 it may be…
  • Jun 30

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.
    June 27, is Helen Keller day, and I just happened to watch “A Miracle Worker” on TV, which is a great, great movie about how Helen Keller was taught to understand the world by her teacher Ann Sullivan.  Well, the part of…
Rank this Week: 2723

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!

    Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!
    Hart King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed in two separate probate litigation matters in Orange County Superior Court.  In both cases, we represented the respondent, who was the trustee, in lawsuits brought to challenge the…
  • Apr 23

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading
    Apparently, we all should have chosen to be like the less successful versions of Rob Lowe portrayed in the DirecTV television commercials if we wanted to avoid claims of false advertising. As anyone who watches television is aware, DirecTV…
  • Apr 23

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?
    We’ve all visited websites that are hard to navigate and some that are even hard to understand, but can you imagine trying to navigate the Internet if you were blind or didn’t have the use of your hands or even were deaf?  It…
Rank this Week: 4521

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4602

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Welcome to springtime in Chicago, where it's glorious, the flowers are blooming, and we are announcing that we have moved to 819 N. Damen Avenue.  We have triple the space, 100x more pizazz, and we are ready…
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
  • Jan 21

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers!  Happy January 2015.  Can you believe it's already almost February?  Boy, how time flies when you are having fun.  Well, today, I'd like to talk about what happens when you have a bad attorney, and how that…
Rank this Week: 3192

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: 454

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: 763

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/
  • Apr 28

    Do Amendments to Corporate Bylaws Apply Retroactively?

    Do Amendments to Corporate Bylaws Apply Retroactively?
    Normally corporate bylaws are drafted during the business formation process. However, sometimes corporations amend their bylaws. The question then becomes one of whether amendments to the corporate bylaws can or should be applied…
  • Apr 21

    The Enforceability of Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease

    The Enforceability of Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease
    The California Court of Appeals recently decided a case that deals with the enforceability of cotenancy clauses in retail leases. This case was one of first impression in California, meaning that it was the first time that a California…
  • Mar 26

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing
    An important part of business and commercial law is drafting security agreements and UCC filings. These sorts of documents require a certain degree of specificity to be valid. However, just as with anything, too much specificity can be too…
Rank this Week: 2638

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/
  • Apr 28

    Mother Loses Child Custody and Support Battle

    Mother Loses Child Custody and Support Battle
    Just when you think a child custody issue is resolved, something happens. As usual, two people fell in love, married, and had a beautiful child in 2006. But three years later the parents filed for divorce. Although the parents lived in…
  • Apr 21

    Mother Loses Physical Custody and Right to Homeschool Daughter

    Mother Loses Physical Custody and Right to Homeschool Daughter
    When I first read the headline and summary of this case, I wondered why a court would prohibit parents from homeschooling their children. I thought to myself, "This would never fly in California." Then I downloaded the court decision, and…
  • Apr 14

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle
    When two people marry, have children and then file for divorce, what do you think one of the most contested issues can be? Here's the answer: anything and everything having to do with children. Custody, child support payments, and child…
Rank this Week: 1703

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 28

    (US) Banks Face Steep Learning Curve In Targeting Senior Housing

    (US) Banks Face Steep Learning Curve In Targeting Senior Housing
    In an article published on Law360.com titled “Banks Face Steep Learning Curve In Targeting Senior Housing,” Simon Adams of Reed Smith’s Real Estate Practice Group comments on the complexities banks face with senior housing…
  • Apr 22

    (US) Is your Letter of Intent binding in Maryland? It might be.

    (US) Is your Letter of Intent binding in Maryland? It might be.
    You may want to use caution in drafting a Letter of Intent because a court may find it binding even if that was not your intent. On January 27, 2015, the Court of Appeals of Maryland entered a finding that a letter of intent could in fact be…
  • Apr 2

    (UK) The latest thinking on lease guarantee

    (UK) The latest thinking on lease guarantee
    The dust has now settled on the recent cases involving discussion on the continuing AGA, GAGA situation and its inter play with section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. The second case has given us just a little bit more…
Rank this Week: 2763

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Update on the Arlington County Retail Action Plan

    Update on the Arlington County Retail Action Plan
    On April 22, 2015, Jill Griffith of Arlington Economic Development shared with NAIOP the progress being made on the update to the Arlington County Retail Plan (the “Retail Plan”). Following the County Board work session in…
  • Apr 22

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard
    On March 14, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved a 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception, Rezoning and General Land Use Plan Amendment to allow Carr Properties to build over 195,000 square feet of office and ground floor…
  • Apr 1

    Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo

    Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo
    Recently, the Arlington County subcommittee for NAIOP met with Bob Duffy and members of the County staff to discuss the County’s February 9, 2015 Memo regarding policies related to GFA calculation for site plan projects in Arlington…
Rank this Week: 1111

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/
  • Apr 27

    So You Have A Judgment…Now What?

    So You Have A Judgment…Now What?
    Congratulations on successfully winning your case and obtaining a money judgment against the opposing party! But a money judgment alone is just a piece of paper and won’t necessarily result in money in your pocket, so what now? Most…
  • Apr 25

    How is the motion to Lay on the Table misused?

    How is the motion to Lay on the Table misused?
    For today’s blog on one of the most misused parliamentary motions, here’s a Q&A from Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules of Order, Fourth Edition: Because the motion to Lay on the Table is not debatable, requires only a…
  • Apr 21

    Charlotte Condo and HOA “Ask an Expert Night” – May 13

    Charlotte Condo and HOA “Ask an Expert Night” – May 13
    Have a condo or HOA association question you’d like to ask a lawyer? The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) is hosting an “Ask the HOA Experts: Q&A on Legal Issues Affecting…
Rank this Week: 4758

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4402