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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/
  • Oct 20

    STEIN HEADS TO STATE'S HIGHEST COURT

    STEIN HEADS TO STATE'S HIGHEST COURT
    Governor Cuomo to Nominate Justice Leslie E. Stein to Serve on the New York State Court of Appeals Late last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he will nominate Justice Leslie E. Stein to serve on the New York State…
  • Oct 20

    CUNY PREP

    CUNY PREP
    CUNY Pre p, a collaboration of the Mayor's Center for Economic Opportunity and The City University of New York, helps students ages 16-18 earn their High School Equivalency Diploma and enter college. For more information on…
  • Oct 20

    BREAKUPS BAD FOR WOMEN

    BREAKUPS BAD FOR WOMEN
    Women's Well-Being Suffers More When Marriage Ends Stress, substance use jump more for women who are divorced, separated by Dan Witters and Lindsey Sharpe PRINCETON, NJ -- Married Americans tend to have higher well-being than …
Rank this Week: 15

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/
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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/
  • Oct 20

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed
    This is a summary of the Boston Bar Association’s recent seminar, E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, which I moderated last week. The speakers were: Hugh Fitzpatrick, Esq. Appointed Board Member, Registry of…
  • Oct 15

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16
    E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Learn about e-recording technology…
  • Oct 10

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case
    SJC To Hear Important Employment Classification Case The critical question of whether real estate agents are governed by the state’s strict independent contractor law is now headed to the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
  • Oct 20

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
  • Oct 17

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case
    Sarah J. Adams-Schoen has a nice summary of a recent, important New York fracking case on her blog. She has agreed to let us re-post it here: Yesterday, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied a last-ditch industry...
Rank this Week: 161

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
Rank this Week: 907

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination
    The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging…
  • Oct 8

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunction

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunction
    Apparently, “the smoke gets in your eyes” when a court is asked to determine irreparable harm in a trademark injunction.  Last year, the Ninth Circuit vacated an injunction granted in favor of the owner of “The…
  • Oct 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana
    On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of all five pending same-sex marriage cases, in effect allowing marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. This decision signals that the justices…
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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
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
Rank this Week: 2452

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/
  • Oct 20

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement
    The requirements of California real estate law change regularly. That is one of the many reasons it is important to consult with a licensed an experienced real estate attorney before entering into any sort of commercial real estate…
  • Oct 10

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure
    There has been an important development in California commercial real estate law. California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 requires owners and operators of certain non-residential buildings to disclose building energy performance…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole
    A new law important to certain foreign LLCs went into effect in California on September 15, 2014. According to the Imperial Valley News, Governor Brown signed the law that day, and it includes a clause that indicates that the law takes effect…
Rank this Week: 2674

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
  • Oct 20

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision
      An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the…
  • Oct 17

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission
    Broker sought to recover commission or finder’s fee of $1,250,000. A NY Broker, who was not registered or licensed as real estate broker in Florida, brought an action against the purchaser of real property in Florida…
  • Oct 17

    Important Decision for Automobile Accident Case

    Important Decision for Automobile Accident Case
      In January of 2014, the Appellate Division affirmed a summary judgment for the defendant in Lee v. D. Daniels Contr., Ltd., 2014 NY Slip Op 00487.  This case centered around an interesting question, to wit, Does a parties conduct…
Rank this Week: 1359

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 20

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot
    Throw in some adverse possession and we'd have ourselves a law school exam: Six months after building a large custom house with an ocean view, Missouri residents Mark and Brenda Voss learned of a big problem – it's on the...
  • Oct 20

    Zywicki on Fixed-Rate Mortgage

    Zywicki on Fixed-Rate Mortgage
    Todd Zywicki (George Mason) has posted The Behavioral Law and Economics of Fixed-Rate Mortgages (and Other Just-So Stories) (Supreme Court Economic Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: A major cause of the recent financial crisis was the…
  • Oct 15

    Space Law!

    Space Law!
    Slate covers the burgeoning field of mining rights in outer space: Current efforts to clarify the legal status of asteroid-mined resources, if approached the wrong way, she says, could guarantee Arctic-like international disputes over future…
Rank this Week: 91

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Oct 20

    Mayor Announces Citywide Community Parks Initiative

    Mayor Announces Citywide Community Parks Initiative
    $130 million secured to invest in 35 under-resourced parks throughout NYC. On October 7, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced a $130 million investment in 35 community…
  • Oct 17

    City Council to Hold Hearings on Controversial Astoria Cove Proposal

    City Council to Hold Hearings on Controversial Astoria Cove Proposal
    The project was approved by City Planning despite opposition from the Community Board, Borough President, and the local Council Member. On October 20, 2014 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises will hold hearings on the…
  • Oct 16

    Finding of Appropriateness Granted for Seventh Avenue South Development

    Finding of Appropriateness Granted for Seventh Avenue South Development
    Following criticism of earlier design from preservationists and the local Council member, applicants revised design to better integrate with district and reconcile two distinct facades. On October 7, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation…
Rank this Week: 4542

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 390

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: 2261

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/
  • Oct 19

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio
    Falling behind this season with CLE credits? Want to become a more seasoned real estate professional this fall/winter? Below are links/information to selected seminars/webinars and teleconferences being offered between now and year…
  • Oct 13

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement
    The article below was contributed by the National Commercial Services Team at Fidelity National Title: In 2012, the ALTA Forms Committee adopted significant changes to the series of ALTA 9 Restrictions, Easements and Agreements (REA)…
  • Oct 6

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog
    Prior to the twentieth century, the old adage- “every dog gets one free bite” was in effect in most jurisdictions. In other words, a dog owner was only held liable for his dog's biting someone if the owner had reason to know the…
Rank this Week: 1008

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    Ice Cream, Deal Making, The Law Of Diminishing Marginal Utility And Why It Matters To Real Estate Deal Maker

    Ice Cream, Deal Making, The Law Of Diminishing Marginal Utility And Why It Matters To Real Estate Deal Maker
    PrintWe wanted to achieve two goals today: (a) to Ruminate about the negotiation process; and (b) to achieve record “shortness” [for Ruminations, that is]. When you reach the end, let us know “How’m I doing?”…
  • Oct 12

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 3 (Whew, The Finale)

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 3 (Whew, The Finale)
    PrintEnough with the “self-help” already, but not before we address every reader’s favorite commodity – “money.” When a tenant does what a landlord is required to do, but didn’t  (or a landlord…
  • Oct 5

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 2

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 2
    PrintLast week, we opened the topic of tenant self-help rights. We’re not going to do much repetition. So, if you haven’t seen it yet or, if you are like us, you’ve forgotten most of what you’ve read, click HERE to see…
Rank this Week: 2059

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 19

    Etcetera.

    Etcetera.
    A few bits. There are four new FTT bedroom tax decisions on the FTT page, including one from Manchester where subsidence was classed as a ‘natural catastrophe’ for the purposes of continuity of property for the 1996 exemption.…
  • Oct 12

    Should auld acquaintance…

    Should auld acquaintance…
    In which we revisit a couple of old friends. Mr Gopee of Barons Finance (and many other companies) continues to fare poorly in the RCJ. He apparently sought permission to appeal a couple of orders by HHJ Mackie QC, granting permission to…
  • Oct 6

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14
    Following my plaintive cry here, I now have copies of the two Upper Tribunal judgments from Scotland referred to by the DWP. And, while the judgments do do something rather more and rather different to the outcomes suggested in the DWP…
Rank this Week: 524

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
Rank this Week: 4582

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 19

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?
    Unanimity across the spectrum of law firm profiles is rare, yet 99% of law firms surveyed agree that The Law Society's view of endorsing only one or two case & practice management software suppliers is counterproductive. The Society's…
  • Oct 12

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management
    Legal software house Lexsure have announced that in the three months leading up to 1st October over 120 firms upgrade their risk processes by  signing up to Lexsure’s conveyancing risk management products.Simon Seaton, CEO of…
  • Sep 4

    Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement

    Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement
    Conveyancing solicitors on the Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel can, as from today, carry out personal local authority searches as opposed to being required to carry out official searches.In a change to the lender's CML Handbook Part Two…
Rank this Week: 1731

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2922

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Oct 18

    Foreclosures Rising 1st Time in 3 Years, Says RealtyTrac. So, is that good or bad?

    Foreclosures Rising 1st Time in 3 Years, Says RealtyTrac. So, is that good or bad?
    We have to take steps to put an end to foreclosures caused by the meltdown… not slow them down with another bandage, but actually make a commitment to stop the bleeding. We have to come to realize what’s still happening to our…
  • Oct 17

    Bank of America: Lending Tight as Ever and Won’t Change Soon

    Bank of America: Lending Tight as Ever and Won’t Change Soon
    What compelled me to write after reading the Origination News article was that it told a story that I’ve longed to read for a long time… finally, the mortgage industry was taking over my job these last six years, by calling out…
  • Oct 15

    Future SHOCK for Older Homeowners: You Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity

    Future SHOCK for Older Homeowners: You Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity
    If you’re over 62, you have to ask yourself what you’d do in the event your income dropped or your expenses rose unexpectedly? You could tap your savings, but that's not something you want to do because spending your nest egg can…
Rank this Week: 239

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 2170

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Oct 18

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar
    For those of you interested in hearing from eminent domain experts across the United States on hot topic condemnation issues, I hope you’ll join us at the ALI-CLE’s 32nd Annual Eminent domain and Land Valuation Litigation Program.…
  • Oct 17

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State
    At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for local streets, highways and public transit.  This means a significant amount of money will be available for city, county and regional…
  • Oct 7

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?
    Most of us have been inconvenienced by road construction or other public works.  Streets can be more congested, exits closed, and traffic re-routed, making it more difficult to get to the restaurants, yogurt shops, book stores and other…
Rank this Week: 2907

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
Rank this Week: 3754

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Oct 18

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense
    The Indiana Court of Appeals gives us this opinion related to an insurer’s obligation  for pre-notice remediation costs. In 1997, Maplehurst Farms sold its property to Dean Foods.  Dean then discovered environmental…
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Name Lienholder Is Not Cause for Dismissal of Inverse Condemnation Case

    Failure to Name Lienholder Is Not Cause for Dismissal of Inverse Condemnation Case
    In 2007, the Town of Yorktown and the Delaware County Drainage Board decided to improve storm drainage. The affected area included Snyder’s real estate. She did not agree to an easement or right-of-way. The local units of government…
  • Oct 16

    ERB Approves Proposed Rule regarding Off-Site Manure Pond

    ERB Approves Proposed Rule regarding Off-Site Manure Pond
    Indiana’s Environmental Rules Board unanimously approved draft rules related to off-site manure ponds and lagoons on Wednesday, October 15. These are Indiana’s initial set of rules governing stand-alone off-site ponds and…
Rank this Week: 946

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape
    Without a hint of irony, the City of Lakewood passed a six page law to reduce the number of lawsuits.  Ordinance O-2014-21 (you can download it here, beginning page 66) added a new Chapter 26 to Article 14 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.…
  • Oct 15

    We're Moving and Taking You With Us!

    We're Moving and Taking You With Us!
    Our law firm is moving to new offices this month and we promise to take you with us!  Beginning on Monday, October 27th, our new address will be:  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite…
  • Oct 9

    I object (to your shed), your Honor!

    I object (to your shed), your Honor!
    A judge in Michigan recently sued her homeowner’s association seeking a declaratory judgment (a judgment from a court that determines the rights of parties without ordering anything be done or awarding damages) that the more than six…
Rank this Week: 1028

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 750

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Oct 17

    To Rent or Not to Rent

    To Rent or Not to Rent
    Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents. Click here and look at my most recent article on…
  • Oct 15

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash
    Enjoy this personal video message from Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Partner, Denise Lash.  
  • Oct 9

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building
    The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was…
Rank this Week: 1353

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: 1184

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Texas Oil Prices are Dropping

    Texas Oil Prices are Dropping
    The price of crude oil has been continuing to fall over the last few days. By some benchmarks, crude oil prices in Texas and globally are near to a four year low. For example, West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) was recently reported…
  • Oct 10

    Fracing of Oil and Gas Wells Explained

    Fracing of Oil and Gas Wells Explained
    The Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University has recently made available an educational video entitled "Inside Fracking" that explains the process of fracing oil and gas wells. (I still believe the correct spelling is "fracing"). You…
  • Oct 3

    Expansion of Shale Gas Facilities in Texas Gulf

    Expansion of Shale Gas Facilities in Texas Gulf
    It's good news for Texas mineral and royalty owners that oil and gas production in Texas is increasing, due in large part to the spike in natural gas production from shale reservoirs. It's also good news that plants that use that gas are…
Rank this Week: 2300

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

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/
  • Oct 17

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?
    Often in a residential real estate transaction, unpermitted improvements to a house are present. The seller may find that purchasers are unwilling to enter a transaction with these conditions. The buyer may not want the responsibility for…
  • Oct 3

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York
    Our firm is often involved in disputes over pets in rental properties. We have represented tenants who have dogs or cats in their rented apartment or house, and whose landlords claim that this is a violation of their lease. We have also…
  • Sep 26

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney
    Attorneys provide valuable legal services on behalf of cooperative and condominium boards. Some buildings with fewer than ten units and without disputes have managed without an attorney representing the board. Other buildings may continue…
Rank this Week: 1147

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: 2396

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    October 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    October 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Accord and satisfaction of disputed claim.   Where a purchaser of a condo unit at a foreclosure sale tendered a check to the condo association in full and final satisfaction of the association’s…
  • Oct 5

    Partition of Florida Real Estate

    Partition of Florida Real Estate
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Joint property ownership is a partnership at its core. Partnerships are great tools to save money, promote economies of scale, and better utilize resources. However, in situations where more than one party owns…
  • Sep 25

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Below are highlights of the new legislation affecting Timeshares, Cooperatives, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations. These provisions are effective as of July 1, 2014 per Session Law Ch. 2014-133 (HB 807).…
Rank this Week: 4430

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/
  • Oct 16

    Do I Need A Lawyer Draft My Will?

    Do I Need A Lawyer Draft My Will?
    A will is a document, either typed or in some cases handwritten, that provides directions for what happens to a person's property after they pass away. A handwritten will is called a holographic will. This is a will that is written in the…
  • Oct 8

    How Do I Probate A Small Estate?

    How Do I Probate A Small Estate?
    Probating a small estate in Arizona is done by using a Small Estate Affidavit. Small Estate Affidavits are allowed pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute § 14-3973. The general rule for whether an estate can proceed by Affidavit is if a…
  • Oct 1

    Do I Need A Real Estate Agent To Buy Or Sell Real Estate?

    Do I Need A Real Estate Agent To Buy Or Sell Real Estate?
    Real estate agents are paid by commission. If you are selling your home, chances are this will factor into the listing price. If you are buying a home, chances are this cost will be, at least partially, passed on to you. In today's market…
Rank this Week: 2062

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
  • Oct 6

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference
    By John Bradford In early November, the Texas Federal Tax Institute will host the TexFed: Oil & Gas Tax Conference in New York City. This is the first time a conference of this nature will be held in the Big Apple, and I am honored to…
  • Sep 16

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy
    By Robert E. Holden and Lesley F. Pietras On September 2, 2014, the Department of Justice announced a settlement in United States v. Trans Energy, Inc., No. 14-117 (N.D.W.Va.), requiring the oil and gas company to pay $3 million in civil…
Rank this Week: 1448

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2145

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Landscaping Stops Adverse Possession Claim Real Estate Attorney

    Landscaping Stops Adverse Possession Claim Real Estate Attorney
    In an action arising in Queens County, New York, Plaintiffs brought suit against their neighbor, which happened to be Apple Bank, claiming that they were entitled to the right and title of a fenced in portion and unfenced portion of their…
  • Oct 7

    Chelsea Piers Not Liable For Trespass Real Estate Attorney

    Chelsea Piers Not Liable For Trespass Real Estate Attorney
    In Abraham v. Chelsea Piers Management Inc.,, Chelsea Piers was sued for the death of an individual who trespassed onto Chelsea Pier’s property and drowned in the Hudson River. The decedent scaled a locked gate at Chelsea Piers while…
  • Oct 3

    Are Listings on AirBnb in New York Legal? Real Estate Attorney Peter Moulino

    Are Listings on AirBnb in New York Legal? Real Estate Attorney Peter Moulino
    The growing popularity of the website AirBnb has given many homeowners the opportunity to list their properties for temporary rental to third parties. Real estate attorneys however urge caution. In New York, the recent enactment of the Short…
Rank this Week: 3633

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/
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
  • Oct 8

    Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan

    Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan
    Spectra Energy has sent out notices to a number of property owners requesting entry onto properties in order to investigate the soils and conduct testing for its Nexus pipeline project.  While some say the entry is a trespass, the…
  • Oct 1

    Governor Speaks About Bridge Crossing On NPR

    Governor Speaks About Bridge Crossing On NPR
    The Governor provided a four-minute discussion with Craig Fahle of NPR about the bridge crossing.  The Governor stated that there has already been property acquired, probably meaning that the State of Michigan has obtained the City-owned…
Rank this Week: 586

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant
    The Washington Supreme Court issued a published opinion this past April that significantly limited the ability of homeowners associations to create new restrictive covenants that have no relation to existing covenants.  The case involved…
  • Sep 18

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that 90% owner approval is necessary to amend the declarations of condominiums created after July 1, 1990 in a manner that restricts owners' ability to lease their units.  The…
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
Rank this Week: 1855

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/
Rank this Week: 1497

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Oct 15

    Fannie Mae will continue to back larger mortgage

    Fannie Mae will continue to back larger mortgage
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-government entities that insure or repurchase a high percentage of mortgages in the U.S., will continue to back mortgages as large as $417,000 – and as large as $625,500 in some high-value areas.…
  • Oct 10

    Above my expectation

    Above my expectation
    I had some work done with Marco and I was very satisfied..Marco is a great person to work with and the results were above my expectations. I highly recommended his service. Andreia O.
  • Oct 10

    What will happen to your online accounts if you pass away?

    What will happen to your online accounts if you pass away?
    As more and more people live their lives online, the question of what happens to online assets and records after someone dies is becoming more important – and confusing. Consider all the things that you might “own” on the…
Rank this Week: 2321

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/
  • Oct 14

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard
    Residential cost of energy in Hawaii is nearly 200 percent over the national average--over 200 percent for natural gas.An overwhelming majority of energy in Hawaii is produced from imported fossil fuels (e.g., petroleum and coal).Hawaii's…
  • Oct 12

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Blackburn’s sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni) is Hawaii’s largest native insect, with a wing span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters).…
  • Aug 8

    Hurricane Iselle

    Hurricane Iselle
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Rank this Week: 1491

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Oct 14

    New Affirmation of Legal Work Status Form Required as of October 1st

    New Affirmation of Legal Work Status Form Required as of October 1st
    If you have hired a new employee this month or intend to do so make sure you complete the new "Affirmation of Legal Work Status" form within 20 calendar days of hire.  Colorado's employment verification law has been in effect for over…
  • Oct 14

    Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defect

    Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defect
    In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is…
  • Oct 3

    Manager Licensing Update Part 2

    Manager Licensing Update Part 2
    In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of the state exam.  DORA is evaluating…
Rank this Week: 2870

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Oct 14

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent webinar discussing the subject, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on the HOA elections. In the brief interview, I explain some big best practices in elections and a few common missteps I…
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
  • Jul 26

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

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
Rank this Week: 3982

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/
  • Oct 14

    When It Comes To CEQA, It's Good To Be The King er, I Mean The Governor

    When It Comes To CEQA, It's Good To Be The King er, I Mean The Governor
    By William W. Abbott Picayune Rancheria v. Brown (September 24, 2014, C074506) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Practitioners are familiar with the incredible breadth in the applicability of CEQA to numerous governmental agency actions. Agencies have…
  • Oct 10

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Join Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, in a new class which discusses recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
  • Oct 7

    2014 CEQA 3rd QUARTER REVIEW

    2014 CEQA 3rd QUARTER REVIEW
     By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine J. Hart, Glen Hansen and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 3rd Quarter CEQA update, cumulative for the year. The newer decisions are highlighted in bold font.…
Rank this Week: 752