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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/
  • Jan 30

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE
    So much for being book smart .... @ Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge
  • Jan 30

    HAWKING FOOD

    HAWKING FOOD
    Food vendor @ Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar
  • Jan 30

    AN AMANPULO PIE

    AN AMANPULO PIE
    Half margherita, half prawns -- 650 PHP @ Amanpulo
Rank this Week: 13

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR
    Ventura Foothill Neighbors v. County of Ventura (12/15/14, 2d Civil No. B254120) The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20% increase in the actual height of a building over the stated…
  • Jan 21

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.” The Guidelines will apply in the Corps’ San Francisco, Sacramento, Los…
  • Jan 7

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie
    Effective January 1, 2015, commercial landlords are prohibited from entering into leases or other occupancy agreements that include any unreasonable restriction or prohibition on the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station…
Rank this Week: 1071

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/
  • Jan 30

    Attempt to increase federal regulation of fracking rebuffed in the US Senate

    Attempt to increase federal regulation of fracking rebuffed in the US Senate
    Lately, the oil and gas industry has faced a number of challenges. For example, environmental groups have sued federal and state agencies to contest their regulatory policies for drilling operations, particularly hydraulic fracturing. In…
  • Jan 29

    Mineral rights owners’ suit against Denton to remain in federal court

    Mineral rights owners’ suit against Denton to remain in federal court
    To say that the city of Denton, Texas is embroiled in litigation concerning its drilling ban would be an understatement. The city is currently facing two lawsuits challenging the validity of the recently enacted ban against hydraulic…
  • Jan 28

    Wyoming to strengthen chemical disclosure requirements for fracking operation

    Wyoming to strengthen chemical disclosure requirements for fracking operation
    The Wyoming Public Records Act (WPRA) requires that oil and gas companies disclose information about the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations. Specifically, companies must disclose the type of chemical used, the…
Rank this Week: 1064

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road
    Texas lawmakers may eliminate a private North Texas company’s ability to use eminent domain to build toll roads.  State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Garland, introduced a bill in response Texas Turnpike Corp.’s plans for a rural…
  • Jan 30

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue
    The Institute has been harshly critical of the Appraisal Foundation.  Most recently, the Appraisal Institute, in a Dec. 12 comment letter, reiterated its concern to the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board regarding an…
  • Jan 18

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    One of the first bills introduced in the newly convened North Carolina State Legislature seeks to limit condemnation powers.  House Bill 3, seeks to amend the North Carolina State Constitution to ban the use of eminent domain for private…
Rank this Week: 974

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: 758

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/
  • Jan 30

    New Article: "Exactions Creep"

    New Article: "Exactions Creep"
    No, it's not about the weird dude down at the Planning Department, but a new (draft) article by two familiar property lawprofs, Lee Fennell and Eduardo Penalver. Here's the abstract: How can the Constitution protect landowners from government…
  • Jan 29

    Cal App: Zoning Authorities Need To "Play Fair"

    Cal App: Zoning Authorities Need To "Play Fair"
    Land users, please read the California Court of Appeal's opinion in Woody's Group, Inc. v. City of Newport Beach, No.G050155 (Jan. 29, 2015), which starts off with this straightforward summary: The language of the law is replete with synonyms…
  • Jan 28

    9th Circuit Amicus Brief: How To State A Valid Claim After Lingle - Regulatory Taking, Private Taking, Or Due Process?

    9th Circuit Amicus Brief: How To State A Valid Claim After Lingle - Regulatory Taking, Private Taking, Or Due Process?
    The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but they do grind. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit granted a motion we filed back in June 2013, and permitted us to file this amicus brief on behalf of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Jan 30

    Appeal From Compulsory Arbitration?

    Appeal From Compulsory Arbitration?
    Appeals from Arbitration are common. Litigants will sometimes appeal from an arbitration award in order to continue the negotiation process or where they are disappointed with an arbitration award. The tactic makes sense. An appeal from…
  • Jan 19

    Judgment Collection

    Judgment Collection
    Collection of a judgment can sometimes be more difficult and expensive than obtaining it in the first place. Once you have endured the lawsuit process and have obtained a judgment, the next step is collection. One powerful collection tool…
  • Jan 9

    Arizona's Groundless Lien Statute.

    Arizona's Groundless Lien Statute.
    ARS §33-420 is Arizona's Groundless lien statute. Generally, it prohibits someone from making a wrongful claim against a parcel of real property. It provides that a person who causes a document to be recorded "knowing or having reason…
Rank this Week: 2092

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
  • Jan 30

    10 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    10 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP, handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade…
  • Jan 28

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case
    When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about the evidence. Such experts know all about electronic devices and…
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
Rank this Week: 2442

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 5003

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 30

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live
    Vox summarizes: Common sense says that a dollar goes further in Manhattan, KS, than in Manhattan. This chart from the Tax Foundation attempts to give some rigor to that idea by using Bureau of Economic Analysis data on metro area...
  • Jan 30

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine
    Michael Blumm (Lewis & Clark) and Lynn Schaffer (Lewis & Clark) have posted The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Alec L. v. McCarthy, an…
  • Jan 29

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic
    Cosmo runs a story about the troubles that Planned Parenthood has encountered while trying to build up a new clinic in New Orleans: Over the past several years, Louisiana passed a series of abortion restrictions. But one change that flew...
Rank this Week: 94

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 30

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 5, Play like a gentleman, and win

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 5, Play like a gentleman, and win
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson winning the…
  • Jan 29

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 4, Total consciousne

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 4, Total consciousne
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. Groucho Marx Dino, Der Bingle, and Groucho on…
  • Jan 28

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Golf … is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Jan 30

    ESA challenge to Zeb Mtn. mining’s effects can proceed

    ESA challenge to Zeb Mtn. mining’s effects can proceed
    Opinion A federal judge in Tennessee ruled Jan. 28 that the Zeb Mountain mining lawsuit against the Fish and Wildlife Service and Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement can move forward, even though mining at the site has…
  • Jan 29

    House bill would prevent proposed “waters” rule from becoming law

    House bill would prevent proposed “waters” rule from becoming law
    An Arizona congressman was joined by more than 100 House members in introducing a bill that would prevent EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from “developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or…
  • Jan 28

    Complying with judge’s order, EPA takes do-nothing approach to proposed Pebble determination

    Complying with judge’s order, EPA takes do-nothing approach to proposed Pebble determination
    EPA has sent the following notice to the Federal Register for publication: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-R10-OW-2014-0505; FRL-9922-23-Region-10] Notice of Status Update on the Proposed Determination for the Pebble Deposit Area,…
Rank this Week: 1498

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/
Rank this Week: 1194

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 395

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

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....
    by Michael H. Wasserman We live in a terribly unsafe world transacting real estate purchases and sales. There is a lot of money passing between Buyers and Sellers and Lenders and Title Insurance Companies. Unfortunately, there are a…
  • Jan 27

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE
    by Michael H. WassermanCook County property owners can now see their 2014 1st Installment property tax bills online at the County Treasurer's web site. Tax bills are due on or before March 3, 2015.  The first installment bill is not a…
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
Rank this Week: 1815

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

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

    Valuing Rail Corridor

    Valuing Rail Corridor
    In the aftermath of last year’s Rails-to-Trails Decision, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the valuation of rail corridors may become increasingly necessary.  Typically there are three…
  • Jan 26

    CTC Makes First Allocations of 2015 But California’s Infrastructure Future is Murky

    CTC Makes First Allocations of 2015 But California’s Infrastructure Future is Murky
    At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $174.8 million to 85 projects around the state.  Some of the projects receiving allocations this month include: $22.5 million for  construction of…
  • Jan 22

    Join Us at Nossaman’s 2015 Eminent Domain Seminar: “Taking Your Project from Concept Through Construction”

    Join Us at Nossaman’s 2015 Eminent Domain Seminar: “Taking Your Project from Concept Through Construction”
    On March 5, Nossaman’s eminent domain attorneys are hosting a complimentary seminar, “Taking Your Project from Concept Through Construction.”  We have some great topics and an exciting group of experts joining us to…
Rank this Week: 2888

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4861

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jan 29

    Listen First, I Mean Truly Listen

    Listen First, I Mean Truly Listen
    This morning as I was driving to work, I was thinking about the interpersonal conflict I have recently been observing in some HOAs.  While it may be convenient for folks to blame all of the…
  • Jan 26

    Clarifying the Collection Notice Requirements to Delinquent Homeowner

    Clarifying the Collection Notice Requirements to Delinquent Homeowner
    On January 1, 2014, new legislation went into effect requiring associations to provide a specific written notice to delinquent homeowners. This notice is required prior to turning over a matter for collections to an attorney or collection…
  • Jan 23

    Manager Licensure Exam Available February 1st!

    Manager Licensure Exam Available February 1st!
    The Division of Real Estate has just announced that the Community Association Manager licensure exam will be available to take on February 1st!  Here's the latest news from the Division of Real Estate:
Rank this Week: 1021

CityLand

CityLand

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

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

    Variances Amended To Permit Transfer of Development Right

    Variances Amended To Permit Transfer of Development Right
    BSA found development value of subject lots could not be previously realized.  On December 16, 2014 the Board of Standards and Appeals voted to grant the applicants, West 29th Street Owner’s Corp. and The Flower House Condominium,…
  • Jan 28

    City Planning Approves Conversion of Artists’ Building

    City Planning Approves Conversion of Artists’ Building
    CPC vote allows building renovation and conversion to residential use.  On January 21, 2015 the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant a special permit to 102 Greene Owner LLC for the renovation of 102 Greene Street in the…
  • Jan 27

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Meera Joshi

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Meera Joshi
      The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to the 119th City Law Breakfast presenting Meera Joshi Commissioner/Chair, Taxi and Limousine Commission ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, February 20, 2015…
Rank this Week: 4545

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jan 29

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming
    The Lee County Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) is kicking off 2015 with substantial consideration of impact fees, with viewpoints expressed by stakeholders on both sides of the issue. At its January 6th meeting, the first…
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
Rank this Week: 2298

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: 2250

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    Shelby County Residents Say "No" to New Transmission Line

    Shelby County Residents Say "No" to New Transmission Line
      COWDEN - A public meeting has many in Shelby County concerned.  Dozens gathered in Cowden Saturday morning to learn the fate of their property.  Grain Belt Express, a private company, wants to build a high-voltage direct…
  • Jan 23

    Landowners: Fight pipeline, oppose eminent domain for private enrichment

    Landowners: Fight pipeline, oppose eminent domain for private enrichment
      Our Story County farmland has been in my family since 1854. My great grandfather, grandfather, and father fought to protect this land. Today I feel I must do the same. A Texas company proposes to permanently take an easement from our…
  • Jan 22

    Some landowners continue Enbridge pipeline fight

    Some landowners continue Enbridge pipeline fight
    BLOOMINGTON — Enbridge hopes to start construction on a planned 165-mile oil pipeline this spring, but some landowners still are attempting to derail the project. The Calgary, Alberta-based company currently is building a pump station…
Rank this Week: 4404

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Unnoticed

    Unnoticed
    Another Court of Appeal disrepair judgment! I can barely contain myself. And on a fairly important issue too. So.. Edwards v Kumarasamy [2015] EWCA Civ 20 Mr Edwards rented a second floor flat from Mr Kumarasamy. Mr K was the leaseholder of…
  • Jan 24

    Just because you are paranoid…

    Just because you are paranoid…
    … doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you. The MoJ and Legal Aid Agency have put out a leaflet on Legal aid and “Help for people at risk of losing their home“. The trouble is that that it doesn’t…
  • Jan 24

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?
    In R(Hillsden) v Epping Forest DC [2015] EWHC 98 (Admin), McCloskey J held the council’s allocation scheme valid in circumstances which, I must say, did not seem propitious to the council.  The council’s new…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 1386

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

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

    Your Efforts Paid Off! (HR 5658)

    Your Efforts Paid Off! (HR 5658)
    Last October we reached out to you regarding HR 5658 (the Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014) and HUD’s announcement of proposed interference with park model RV (PMRV) regulations. This Act would have had the effect of…
  • Jan 26

    Managing Partner Bill Hart Interviewed on Critical Mass Radio Show

    Managing Partner Bill Hart Interviewed on Critical Mass Radio Show
    Hart King managing partner, Bill Hart, speaks with Ric Franzi of the Critical Mass for Business Radio Show, about what middle market companies should be doing this year to keep their business on track.
  • Jan 13

    April 2Spring Legal Briefing Breakfast

    April 2Spring Legal Briefing Breakfast
    2015 Spring Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for an analysis of new laws and a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: March 26, 2015 Date: Thursday, April 2,…
Rank this Week: 4535

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: 449

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2115

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 163

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Mere Anglicanism 2015 - a Report (II)

    Mere Anglicanism 2015 - a Report (II)
    Friday afternoon at the Mere Anglicanism Conference in Charleston began with a talk by Mary Eberstadt, a former special assistant to Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick at the United Nations, speechwriter for Secretary of State George Schultz,…
  • Jan 27

    Mere Anglicanism 2015 - a Report (I)

    Mere Anglicanism 2015 - a Report (I)
    The 2015 Mere Anglicanism Conference in Charleston, South Carolina -- a sold-out event -- centered on the theme "Salt and Light: the Christian Response to Secularism." The speakers were left to choose their own individual topics; the…
  • Jan 5

    Shooting Fish in a Barrel

    Shooting Fish in a Barrel
    No one in his right mind could enjoy "shooting fish in a barrel" -- and that is the point of the metaphor: it is too easy.That said, I must acknowledge that my own alma mater is coming in for some (well-deserved, IMHO) ridicule for its…
Rank this Week: 1241

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance “Contributions” that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance “Contributions” that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)
    In its August 7, 2014 opinion in Majestic Contracting, LLC v. Nunziato, Docket No. A-1539-12T3 (App. Div. Aug. 7, 2014) (“Majestic II”), the New Jersey Appellate Division confirmed that municipal ordinances that require developers…
Rank this Week: 3032

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/
  • Jan 28

    For Sale By Owner

    For Sale By Owner
    Our attorneys handle many real estate transactions on behalf of our clients each year. Most clients selling their houses, cooperative or condominium units use the services of a licensed real estate agent. Other sellers chose to sell…
  • Jan 8

    Legal Issues Relating to Subtenants in New York State

    Legal Issues Relating to Subtenants in New York State
    First, we would like to wish all followers of our blog a happy and healthy 2015. We look forward to continued successful legal outcomes for all of our clients in the New Year. Our copy of Black's law dictionary defines a subtenant as…
  • Dec 5

    An Estate Dispute Involving the Fine Line between Lent or Gifted Artwork and Bequests Under a Will

    An Estate Dispute Involving the Fine Line between Lent or Gifted Artwork and Bequests Under a Will
    Maurice Sendak was a beloved children's book author and illustrator whose death two years ago has raised multiple issues to be discussed in this blog post. During his life, he had a close professional affiliation with the Rosenbach Museum…
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Jan 28

    Fairfax Circuit Court Limits Homeowners’ Ability to Challenge Zoning Administrator

    Fairfax Circuit Court Limits Homeowners’ Ability to Challenge Zoning Administrator
    Contentious land use approvals often result in lawsuits, which, even when unsuccessful, can lead to costly delays for developers. In the recent case styled In Re: November 20, 2013 Decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals of Fairfax County,…
  • Jan 22

    The City of Fairfax and Affordable Housing

    The City of Fairfax and Affordable Housing
    Legislation proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates would give the City of Fairfax specific authority to adopt an affordable housing ordinance offering bonus development density in projects that provide an affordable housing component.…
  • Dec 10

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone
    Arlington’s County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program.  On December 13, the County Board will consider adding properties zoned Commercial/Mixed Use or Industrial…
Rank this Week: 1104

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/
Rank this Week: 2771

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 4

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.
    No existe. Y, en este caso, al contrario que (dicen) ocurre con el "príncipe azul", no es culpa de Walt Disney. Debe ser culpa de nuestra dejadez, exceso de confianza o empatía, tanto con el candidato como con la inmobiliaria o…
  • Jun 3

    El abogado que no lo era.

    El abogado que no lo era.
    Hace algunos años contesté una demanda, no mía, de unos clientes: los demandantes exigían elevar a público un contrato privado que mis representados, de escasa instrucción, ni siquiera recordaban haber firmado. El asunto era más que…
Rank this Week: 3299

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: 4734

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Delicious Construction

    Delicious Construction
    Barry Callebaut North America, a branch of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer, is assisting several engineers and architectural colleagues at Princeton University to test the potential of using chocolate as a building material.…
  • Jan 26

    Exceptions to “No Damages For Delay” Clause

    Exceptions to “No Damages For Delay” Clause
    A “no-damages-for-delay” (NDFD) clause is a very common contract term that provides a defense for the delay-causing owner or general contractor to assert against the harmed party’s request for damages. This defense can be…
  • Jan 23

    Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free

    Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free
    Clear your schedule and mark your calendars, Georgia Construction Contract Attorney, Mark Cobb, will be leading a Webinar on Better Customer Contracts: 15Free Things You Can Do To Create Better Sales Contracts. When:  Wednesday, January…
Rank this Week: 4843

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/
  • Jan 27

    Divorce Briefs: Tame Your Social Media Use and The Worst States for Divorce

    Divorce Briefs: Tame Your Social Media Use and The Worst States for Divorce
    There was an interesting article in Forbes the other day about the increasing importance social media posts play in litigation. The article pointed to a 2009 case, People v. Franco, in which a jury convicted Franco of vehicular manslaughter…
  • Jan 20

    Family Law News: Billions at Stake in Divorce Case and a Child Lost in Social Services Shuffle

    Family Law News: Billions at Stake in Divorce Case and a Child Lost in Social Services Shuffle
    If your ex-husband offered you a divorce settlement check for $975 million, what would you do? The majority of divorcing women would probably say "Hallelujah!" all the way to the bank. Right? Well, that's how billionaires differ from the…
  • Jan 13

    Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse

    Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse
    You meet someone in college, discover your shared interests, and soon a deeper bond develops. You like the same movies, enjoy hiking together, and love to light up the dance floor with your freestyle, boogie dance moves. Over time, you…
Rank this Week: 1707

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Governor Ige Supports Rail Among Other Land Use Related Priorities in His First State of the State Addre

    Governor Ige Supports Rail Among Other Land Use Related Priorities in His First State of the State Addre
    Governor David Ige gave his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Hawaii State Legislature today.Here's what he said about land use related priorities:He supports, "low-cost government investment tools [that] can be used…
  • Jan 22

    Land Use Policy Priorities: Opening Day of the 28th Hawaii State Legislature, 2015

    Land Use Policy Priorities: Opening Day of the 28th Hawaii State Legislature, 2015
    Yesterday kicked off the beginning of Hawaii’s 28thlegislative session.  Barring a special session, it will end on May 7, 2015, Sine Die (the length of a regular NFLseason).The legislature prides itself on the number of bills it…
  • Jan 16

    Same Blog, Different Web Addre

    Same Blog, Different Web Addre
    The Hawaii Land Use Law and Policy blog has a new Web address. You can find us at www.hilanduselaw.com. Our old Web address will redirect you automatically.
Rank this Week: 1492

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Association Board Member Education

    Association Board Member Education
    By Eduardo J. ValdesWith the New Year in full effect and new board members being elected, it is time to get caught up on all things community association. As of 2013, all condominium and HOA board members are required to become certified…
  • Jan 22

    Changes to Construction Defect Claims Process Being Considered by Florida Legislature Create Concerns for Associations, Property Owner

    Changes to Construction Defect Claims Process Being Considered by Florida Legislature Create Concerns for Associations, Property Owner
    By Georg KetelhohnDeveloped with the assistance of the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, House of Representatives Bill 87 seeks to amend Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, in an effort to help contractors and…
  • Jan 19

    Elections 101

    Elections 101
    By Laura Manning-HudsonWith the new year comes new plans, new resolutions and . . . elections. For many community associations election season is well under way and, as easy as an election may seem (go out, get the votes, and count the…
Rank this Week: 2384

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/
  • Jan 26

    Stockholder Inspections of Delaware Corporations in California

    Stockholder Inspections of Delaware Corporations in California
    When foreign corporations do business in California they need to comply with California laws governing such corporations. However, California's law is not the only law that applies to a foreign corporation. Such corporations also have to…
  • Jan 12

    Store Entrances are Not a Public Forum

    Store Entrances are Not a Public Forum
    Business owners have many obligations. They have to consider their obligations to customers, to employees, to vendors, and sometimes even to law enforcement. One set of obligations that sometimes gets overlooked, however, is a business's…
  • Jan 5

    Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes Can Prevent Legal Action

    Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes Can Prevent Legal Action
    California's tax code includes a provision that makes it so a domestic corporation that fails to pay certain taxes can have its corporate rights suspended. If your corporation's rights are suspended under this provision, it can affect both…
Rank this Week: 2659

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: 1353

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    The Cost of an Eminent Domain Attorney

    The Cost of an Eminent Domain Attorney
    Are Eminent Domain Attorneys Expensive? The most blatant eminent domain abuse occurs when the condemning authority makes “low ball” offers. This scenario invariably requires the property owner to hire an attorney to obtain just…
  • Jan 21

    The Kelo Decision and Blight

    The Kelo Decision and Blight
    Following the unfavorable Kelo decision in 2005,  governmental entities started abusing their power to exercise eminent domain and attempted to deem lower grade neighborhoods as blighted in order to acquire the property and have the area…
  • Jan 19

    Update on the Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland

    Update on the Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland
    The Opportunity Corridor project in Cleveland is moving right along in the acquisition phase. Back in May, the 3.2 mile boulevard gained final environment approval from the Federal Highway Administration clearing the way for the Ohio…
Rank this Week: 2713

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jan 26

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act
    Thank you to our friend Denice Hertlein of Clark Schaefer Hackett   for insightful comments relating to Ohio House Bill 371 which has the potential to place more requirements on condomninium associations and their officers and…
  • Jan 21

    Hospitality

    Hospitality
    After many years of serving the hospitality industry in various capacities, we have brought all of our skills and experiences under one roof as we have formalized our Hospitality Industry practice to serve the growing needs of our hospitality…
  • Jan 14

    O-H-I-O

    O-H-I-O
    Now that The Ohio State Buckeyes have won the National Championship and proven that we in Ohio ARE the best in college football, it made me think about what else we do great in Ohio: We are the Mother of Presidents. More of our…
Rank this Week: 4002

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/
  • Jan 26

    Watch Your Language with Restrictive Covenant

    Watch Your Language with Restrictive Covenant
    (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #8)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in commercial agreements,…
  • Jan 19

    Final IRS Repair Regulations Will Impact Many CRE Owners and Tenant

    Final IRS Repair Regulations Will Impact Many CRE Owners and Tenant
    Note: The information below was summarized from an article published by Craig Miller, President of Cost Segregation Services, Inc. in the January 2015 issue of Propertiesmagazine.Final IRS Repair Regulations that became effective as of…
  • Jan 11

    New Year, New Ohio Real Estate Legislation

    New Year, New Ohio Real Estate Legislation
    CTI Commercial Title Update Reprinted with Permission from Linda M. Green, Esq., Underwriter, Chicago Title Insurance Co.Happy New Year to all and to start the New Year we want to make you aware of two important bills that were passed by the…
Rank this Week: 995