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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/
  • Aug 22

    MEXICOCINA!

    MEXICOCINA!
    "This from a man (child) who has eaten Mexican food in six Mexican States, spent decades convinced that good Mexican food in the USA was only obtainable in states that shared a border with Mexico, and was married to a Mexican woman for…
  • Aug 22

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?
    @ Newark Airport
  • Aug 22

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!
    MONSTER JAM! @ BB&T Center
Rank this Week: 15

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Aug 22

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

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

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

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has a new book, Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, just out from Routledge. Here is the description: The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and…
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new article: Airspace in an Age of Drone

    Rule's new article: Airspace in an Age of Drone
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has just posted Airspace in an Age of Drones on SSRN. The article is forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review. Here is the abstract: The growing interest in domestic drones is drawing new attention to...
Rank this Week: 159

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 22

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

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

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

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?
    By Robert I. McMurry Is an extension of time for an existing nonconforming use exempt from CEQA review? A new writ action just filed proposes to resolve that issue. As a preamble, why should you care about a new petition in Superior Court?…
  • Apr 9

    New Law Allows Mining Operators to Remedy Compliance Issues and Retain AB 3098 List Statu

    New Law Allows Mining Operators to Remedy Compliance Issues and Retain AB 3098 List Statu
    by Kerry Shapiro and Garrett Colli This article was first published in The Conveyor, a publication of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association. Mining companies are subject to myriad requirements under the Surface…
Rank this Week: 2652

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

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

    Denver 2030 District

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

    One Thing

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

    Is Denver Next?

    Is Denver Next?
    In Las Vegas the condominium market bottomed out so condos were turned into rentals (apartments).  Now, with a resurgence of the market, those same apartments are being turned back into condominiums. Citing pressure from…
Rank this Week: 2868

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/
  • Aug 22

    BuRec increasing flows in Klamath to help protect adult Chinook

    BuRec increasing flows in Klamath to help protect adult Chinook
    BuRec is going to release more water to aid returning adult Chinook salmon, the agency announced today. Press release below. Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. MP-14-159 Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100, wmoore@usbr.gov For Release…
  • Aug 22

    Montana HCP abandons grizzly habitat illegally, judge find

    Montana HCP abandons grizzly habitat illegally, judge find
    The Fish and Wildlife Service violated the ESA when it granted an incidental take permit to the state of Montana that would have resulted in the loss of core habitat for the threatened grizzly bear, a federal judge has ruled (Friends of the…
  • Aug 15

    D.C. Cir. rejects challenge to N.Y. compressor station

    D.C. Cir. rejects challenge to N.Y. compressor station
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down petitions seeking review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to allow construction of a compressor station in Minisink, N.Y. (Minisink Residents for Environmental…
Rank this Week: 1488

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Aug 22

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb
    Apartment rents rose 3.2% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of last year, according to a study by research firm Reis Inc. Rents are up 13% across the country on average since 2009. And there’s reason to think that…
  • Aug 12

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?
    Many cities have liberalized their zoning laws in recent years to allow people who live in single-family homes to add a second home on their property. They can do this by creating a basement apartment, building an “add-on”…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2306

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

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

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri
              Local Missouri farmers and business owners gathered on Tuesday to voice their opposition to the Grain Belt Express Project, one of several transmission projects planned across the county by Clean Line…
  • Aug 22

    BLOCK GBE Missouri Calls "All Hands On Deck" for Public Hearing

    BLOCK GBE Missouri Calls "All Hands On Deck" for Public Hearing
      Block Grain Belt Express-Missouri is calling on its members, and all Missourians, to speak out about the Grain Belt Express transmission project at important Public Service Commission hearings slated to begin next week. "We really…
  • Aug 22

    County eyes improvements to Maplecrest-Adams Center corridor

    County eyes improvements to Maplecrest-Adams Center corridor
      A $40 million road project that has improved traffic flow but failed to generate the hoped-for jobs and investment is being targeted for a major upgrade even though there are no current plans or dollars to make it happen. That is, in…
Rank this Week: 4451

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    Service of Process - What is it?

    Service of Process - What is it?
    For a court to have authority to make legal decisions and enter a judgment against someone, the court must have both personal and subject matter jurisdiction over that person.  Subject matter jurisdiction involves the court’s…
  • Aug 8

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has just published FAQs to address questions relating to manager licensure.  The FAQs provide excellent information pertaining to who needs to be licensed, the timeline for the licensure process,…
  • Aug 8

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has just published FAQs to address questions relating to manager licensure.  The FAQs provide excellent information pertaining to who needs to be licensed, the timeline for the licensure process,…
Rank this Week: 1032

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: 1371

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 141

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2403

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
  • Aug 20

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence
    Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption.…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
Rank this Week: 2469

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: 3641

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening
    Our clients frequently ask us about Tenant Screening. For Landlords who want to minimize their risk of renting to problematic tenants, a variety of methods can be used to predict whether the tenant may present a problem in the future. Most…
  • Jun 9

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise
    In New Jersey, most residential tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides protection to residential tenants against evictions without cause. The fundamental principal of the Anti-Eviction Act is that the expiration of a…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Evictions: Habitual Late Payment

    New Jersey Evictions: Habitual Late Payment
    The vast majority of eviction complaints are based upon non-payment of rent. However, New Jersey law, which is focused on affording tenants an opportunity to cure any default, sets forth that complaints based upon non-payment of rent will be…
Rank this Week: 3711

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    New property rental law to come into force

    New property rental law to come into force
    New property rental law to come into force Some amendments to the Rental Housing Act will mean every property lease has to be in writing and correctly drafted says Andrew Schaefer of property management company Trafalgar.'This alone is a…
  • Aug 22

    SA - the world’s fastest growing green building market

    SA - the world’s fastest growing green building market
    Worley Parsons Melrose Boulevard: Worley Parsons’s building at Melrose Boulevard has a four star rating.Nearly eight years ago green building in South Africa was considered as a “right thing to do” for the environment. But…
  • Aug 19

    South Africa has no business law specialist

    South Africa has no business law specialist
    I think that the Honourable Minister may be mis-informed!!!If by some chance the Minister of Trade and Industry should come across my humble Blog, may I suggest that he visit my website for a brief indication as to what we do at Shepperson…
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Aug 22

    Canada’s TSB determines crude oil in train derailment to be unaffected by fracturing fluid additive

    Canada’s TSB determines crude oil in train derailment to be unaffected by fracturing fluid additive
    On July 6, 2013, shortly before 1:00 am, a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway freight train which was parked for the night on a hill seven miles above Lac Megantic, Quebec started to roll. The unit train carrying approximately 48,000…
  • Aug 6

    Federal regulators propose new rules on oil train

    Federal regulators propose new rules on oil train
    After a series of accidents involving oil trains in the US and Canada, the US Department of Transportation proposed new safety standards for oil trains on July 23. The proposed standards target older tank cars, requiring companies shipping…
  • Aug 1

    SCOTX Case Alert: Key Operating & Equipment, Inc. v. Hegar

    SCOTX Case Alert: Key Operating & Equipment, Inc. v. Hegar
    A recent Supreme Court of Texas case pitted pooled mineral rights against surface rights of land owners. In Key Operating & Equipment, Inc. v. Hegar, the Court held that a lessee of mineral rights could use the surface of a non-producing…
Rank this Week: 1043

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
  • Aug 22

    Return of Retail Part Two

    Return of Retail Part Two
    I recently speculated that retail must be back. I just attended the ICSC Idea Exchange in Columbus, Ohio and got further support for this idea. Robert Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Philips Edison & Company, said they were now seeing…
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

    Return of the New Shopping Center
    For quite a while there has been very few new shopping centers being developed. Many people may have even questioned whether there would ever be any new significant shopping centers. Apparently, times have changed. In rapid succession, I have…
  • Jul 14

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
Rank this Week: 4002

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/
  • Aug 22

    Tips for Start-ups Trying to Get Investor

    Tips for Start-ups Trying to Get Investor
    Starting a new business requires a substantial investment of both time and financial resources. While some entrepreneurs have enough financial resources to do this on their own, most new business people need to seek out others who are willing…
  • Aug 15

    Online Security and Small Businesse

    Online Security and Small Businesse
    In some ways, the internet has made the world a lot easier for new small businesses. Ordering your own supplies, allowing customers to place orders or make reservations, advertising your goods and services, payroll, and taxes all take on a…
  • Aug 11

    Small Businesses and Facebook Advertising

    Small Businesses and Facebook Advertising
    Starting a new business can be difficult. Deciding exactly what you want your business to do, where you want it to be located, and how you want it to be organized all take a lot of planning. But even once you purchase or lease a location and…
Rank this Week: 2664

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 22

    Where Americans Move

    Where Americans Move
    The New York Times has an excellent graphic showing how Americans have moved into and out of states over time. The one from Mississippi is particularly awesome. That giant "Moved to Illinois"? That appears to be black folks getting…
  • Aug 22

    Rule on Airspace in an Age of Drone

    Rule on Airspace in an Age of Drone
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Airspace in the Age of Drones (Boston University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The growing interest in domestic drones is drawing new attention to unresolved questions regarding the scope of…
  • Aug 15

    Ablavsky on the Indian Commerce Clause

    Ablavsky on the Indian Commerce Clause
    Gregory Ablavsky (Penn - Ph.D. candidate) has posted Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause (Yale Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has described the Indian Commerce Clause as the primary constitutional…
Rank this Week: 90

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 22

    Citizens Budget Commission Report: Lack of NYC Affordable Housing not as severe as other Citie

    Citizens Budget Commission Report: Lack of NYC Affordable Housing not as severe as other Citie
    CBC report compares New York City’s lack of housing affordability to 22 other cities.  On August 6, 2014, the Citizens Budget Commission released a report studying the scale of New York City’s affordable housing problem by…
  • Aug 21

    Variance Approved For Metropolitan College’s Bronx Campu

    Variance Approved For Metropolitan College’s Bronx Campu
    College sited educational facilities in an M1-1 zone.  On June 24, 2014, the Board of Standards and Appeals granted a use variance to Metropolitan College of New York, a non-profit educational institution headquartered at 431 Canal…
  • Aug 20

    Improving Bicyclist Compliance With Traffic Law

    Improving Bicyclist Compliance With Traffic Law
    Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to substantially reduce traffic fatalities can only be achieved if all users of our roadways respect traffic rules. This needs to include bicyclists for their own safety and for the safety of…
Rank this Week: 4602

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 386

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
  • Jun 17

    Why I’m Grateful For Our Imperfect Civil Law System

    Why I’m Grateful For Our Imperfect Civil Law System
    Winston Churchill once said that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” I sometimes feel the same way about our civil law system for resolving disputes. Simple breach of contract cases can take…
Rank this Week: 4474

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/
  • Aug 21

    What Happens to My Business If My Partner and I Disagree?

    What Happens to My Business If My Partner and I Disagree?
    In many ways, business partnerships are like a marriage. There is a courtship phase, the wedding, and then the on-going marital relationship. During the course of the marriage, there will be disagreements and arguments along the way, and…
  • Aug 13

    How Do I Form A Corporation?

    How Do I Form A Corporation?
    Choosing a corporation is not entirely dissimilar to forming an LLC as was discussed in our previous blog. To begin with, you will need to choose a name for your corporation. A standard search should be conducted to ensure the name you want…
  • Aug 6

    How Do I Form An LLC?

    How Do I Form An LLC?
    Formation of an LLC is governed by Arizona Revised Statute § 29-631. A Limited Liability Company, or LLC, combines some of the best features of other business entities, such as corporations and partnerships. One of the main benefits is…
Rank this Week: 2046

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    How Does A DWI Conviction Impact A Commercial Driver’s License?

    How Does A DWI Conviction Impact A Commercial Driver’s License?
    There are many Buffalo workers who rely upon a Commercial Driver’s License to perform their jobs. Unfortunately for such drivers, a conviction for any offense involving drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs will,…
  • Aug 21

    What Is A Suspension Pending Prosecution?

    What Is A Suspension Pending Prosecution?
    Most Buffalo drivers are aware that a conviction for drinking and driving will result in a loss of the defendant’s driving privileges. Many drivers may not be aware, however, that New York law authorizes the Court to suspend a…
  • Aug 21

    What Are The Penalties For Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs As A Class D Felony?

    What Are The Penalties For Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs As A Class D Felony?
    A Buffalo driver charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs as a Class D Felony faces very serious criminal penalties. These include a permanent criminal record, the possibility of extensive jail time, and a very high fine. If…
Rank this Week: 2287

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 2356

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Aug 21

    Pivots Cause Water Taking Issue

    Pivots Cause Water Taking Issue
    The High Plains Underground Water Conservation Board in Texas has chosen to limit the amount of water to be removed from the Olagalla Aquifer.  There is a concern that the water is being removed faster than it can be replenished. …
  • Aug 20

    Mortgage Bailout – Taking or Regulation?

    Mortgage Bailout – Taking or Regulation?
    Pershing Square’s initiation of an action against the United States government for the stripping of profits from Fannie Mae provides the issue of whether Fannie Mae and its sister entities are effectively government agencies or really…
  • Aug 14

    A Promise Made, A Promise Never Made

    A Promise Made, A Promise Never Made
    After reading the Columbus CEO article describing the recent Montgomery County Common Pleas decision, one would think that if the City promised that it would not condemn in the future, the promise would be binding. To the contrary, when it…
Rank this Week: 579

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 21

    Costs and forfeiture

    Costs and forfeiture
    Barrett v Robinson [2014] UKUT 322 (LC) is very, very important decision on costs from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). It came out a few weeks ago and I’ve been promising to do it since then. Sorry. You’ll be aware that most,…
  • Aug 14

    On the Naughty Step: Incredible Landlords and the buzzy DCLG

    On the Naughty Step: Incredible Landlords and the buzzy DCLG
    It is hard being a civil servant, with a predisposition to reticence, obfuscation and paper, to know what to do in an age where ‘amazeballs’ and ‘bedroom tax’ have entered the Oxford English Dictionary, and even the…
  • Aug 14

    Simply unacceptable

    Simply unacceptable
    Most, if not all, of the London-based readers of this blog will have experience of the “unassigned list” at Central London County Court. In short, a number of cases (today, as I understand it, at least three s.204 apppeals and a…
Rank this Week: 521

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 2380

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Aug 20

    The Duke Versus Duke

    The Duke Versus Duke
    A battle over trademark rights has spilled into the federal courts as the heirs of actor John Wayne, often known by his nickname of “The Duke,” have filed suit against Duke University, the North Carolina institute of higher…
  • Aug 20

    Board game or boring movie? The Candy Land copyright dispute

    Board game or boring movie? The Candy Land copyright dispute
    Does anyone play board games anymore? When I was a kid, we played all kinds of board games ranging from Monopoly to Risk, but it seems like most kids these days go straight from the crib to the smart phone with a brief stop at the Xbox or…
  • Aug 20

    Offensive Trademarks – The Frito Bandito?

    Offensive Trademarks – The Frito Bandito?
    If you grew up in the 1960’s and had access to a television, then you undoubtedly saw the “Frito Bandito” singing about his love for Fritos corn chips and his willingness to do anything, including stealing, to get at bags of…
Rank this Week: 4740

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1461

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 237

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 19

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

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

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

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 18 August 2014 Today, the Hotel Lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group announced our 25th Annual Meet the Money® conference to…
  • Aug 4

    FAQs about EB-5 project financing for new development

    FAQs about EB-5 project financing for new development
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 4 August 2014 Frequently Asked Questions about EB-5 project financing for new development by Jim Butler and Jonathan Bloch Partners, Jeffer…
Rank this Week: 437

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom

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

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!
    The Port of Miami Tunnel’s opening on Sunday, August 3, 2014 marked a rousing day for Miami. Not just because police cruiser sirens, motorcyclists and tractor trailers inaugurated new, underwater lanes for thousands of vehicles to soon…
  • Aug 13

    Use of Phased Permits on the Rise

    Use of Phased Permits on the Rise
    As cranes tower over Miami in the post-recession development upswing, developers are once again using phased permits to expedite construction while awaiting approval for building permits. Section 105.13 of the Florida Building Code authorizes…
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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/
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)
    In the first post of this series, we looked at a paradox created by the fact that Jesus was both man and God. As a man, he was subject to Jewish law, which forbade blasphemy, or claiming that one was in any way divine. But as the Son of God,…
  • Aug 16

    The Paradox of the Law

    The Paradox of the Law
    At Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate, as reported in ch. 14 of the Gospel of Mark, Caiaphas and the other Jewish elders charged Jesus with violating the law against blasphemy (see Leviticus 24:10-16):60 The cohen hagadol stood up in the…
  • Jul 31

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina
    In trying to make sense of the trial in South Carolina (which I did not attend, but know only from the reports of those who did), I noted certain pervasive themes.First, the trial was a clash of diametrically opposed camps. Bishop Lawrence,…
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Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

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

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
  • Jul 1

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association
    A case issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals today suggests there are instances when an amendment to a Declaration (also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) has to pass an “original intent” test.   …
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?

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

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. The Orchards is located in Tustin Ranch, within walking distance to shopping, dining, and theaters in the…
  • Jul 30

    Non-residents Accessing HOA Property? Be Wary of Prescriptive Easement

    Non-residents Accessing HOA Property? Be Wary of Prescriptive Easement
    An easement provides an individual with the legal right to a specific and definable use of another's property. A homeowners association's ("HOA's") governing documents (i.e., "CC&Rs") often provide numerous easement rights to its members…
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Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Aug 19

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

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

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
  • Aug 5

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent
    Legendary Casey Kasem, who died in June of this year, held many positions in the entertainment industry but perhaps was best-known for his American Top 40 radio countdown program, which he started in 1970. He was also famous for his…
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Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order

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

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey. It is intended to provide an enhanced understanding…
  • Aug 6

    A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meeting

    A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meeting
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) grants the board of a condominium corporation considerable decision making authority, their power is not unlimited. In Hogan v Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corp. No. 595, a group of…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
  • May 13

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998( “the Act”) provides for different types of condominiums, which in turn allows developers to utilize a condominium plan which is best suited to their needs. These…
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Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Brief Overview of Rights of Unlicensed Contractors in California

    Brief Overview of Rights of Unlicensed Contractors in California
    Under California Contractor’s State License Law enumerated in Business and Professions Code Sections 7000 to 7191, a contractor may not “bring or maintain” any action for compensation for performing any act or contract for…
  • Aug 12

    FACTS ABOUT CHINESE DRYWALL IN CONSTRUCTION

    FACTS ABOUT CHINESE DRYWALL IN CONSTRUCTION
    Most of us have heard that there are problems with Chinese drywall, but do not really know what specifically is wrong with it when it comes to construction in the United States. Let’s begin with a brief overview about why Chinese…
  • Aug 6

    Brief Discussion of Enforceability of Anti-Indemnity Statutes in California

    Brief Discussion of Enforceability of Anti-Indemnity Statutes in California
    California Civil Code Section 2782 has been amended numerous times over the last several years.  However subcontractors should be aware that the anti-indemnity statutes may not be fully effective for contracts entered into before January…
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California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
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California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 18

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: You need to know your bottom line.  Nowadays…
  • Jun 11

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Before you go into a negotiation you need to be…
  • Aug 6

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer
    Martindale-Hubbell®  has designated our Estate Planning Attorney in Woodland Hills, Larry Hymes with an AV Preeminent® rating which serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and…
Rank this Week: 2730

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/
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Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 17

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

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

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You
    PrintHas Ruminations ever suggested that those who negotiate and prepare agreements take to heart the following message: “Words matter – say what you mean and mean what you say”? Yes, and more than once or twice. In…
  • Aug 3

    A Million Dollar Lease Drafting Lesson

    A Million Dollar Lease Drafting Lesson
    PrintAn “Evergreen” contract is one that renews over and over. So does an “Evergreen” letter of credit. So does the topic that follows – how, if your documents are not written carefully, courts may do damage.…
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