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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/
  • Dec 8

    LAMBERT'S LACKING?

    LAMBERT'S LACKING?
    Subcommittee Criticizes City’s Lack of Planning at Lambert Houses [UPDATE: Subcommittee Approves with Modifications] Lambert Houses. Image Credit: Google Maps. UPDATE: On November 21, 2016, the City Council’s…
  • Dec 8

    MORE LIKE RYAN

    MORE LIKE RYAN
    Paul Ryan's Favorable Rating Edges Up to New High by Justin McCarthy Story Highlights Nearly half of Americans (48%) have favorable view of Ryan About one in five (18%) still unfamiliar with the House speaker Ryan…
  • Dec 8

    ON DISPOSING RADIOACTIVE WASTE

    ON DISPOSING RADIOACTIVE WASTE
    Breakthrough offers greater understanding of safe radioactive waste disposal University of Manchester IMAGE: Safely decommissioning the legacy of radioactively contaminated facilities from nuclear energy and weapons…
Rank this Week: 10

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 8

    Don’t try this at home

    Don’t try this at home
    Gibson v Douglas & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1266 In which the court of appeal almost but not quite consider the notice requirements for licencees excluded from the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 Mr G had been living at Mrs D’s…
  • Dec 7

    Rather too certain to be uncertain

    Rather too certain to be uncertain
    Leeds City Council v Broadley [2016] EWCA Civ 1213 This was Leeds’ second appeal of a Valuation Tribunal decision on council tax liability. We covered the first High Court appeal here. Full disclosure, I acted for the intervener in this…
  • Dec 4

    Housing Law Conference 2016

    Housing Law Conference 2016
    13 December 2016, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE The Housing Law Practitioners Association conference – the biggest and, let’s be honest, best housing law conference of the year. This…
Rank this Week: 480

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/
  • Dec 8

    In New York's Second Department, Apparently There Is An Expiration Date On The Takings Clause

    In New York's Second Department, Apparently There Is An Expiration Date On The Takings Clause
    What is is about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 601 (2001), that so many lower courts just don't get? We've read the opinion (multiple times, we assure you), and it seems straightforward enough to us:…
  • Dec 7

    Federal Circuit: Owner Should Have Brought Takings Claim In 1959

    Federal Circuit: Owner Should Have Brought Takings Claim In 1959
    When an opinion starts off like this, you just want to read the rest, even if the substance of the decision is about statutes of limitations: This case arises from Mr. Abbas’s complaint against the United States (“U.S.” or…
  • Dec 6

    2017 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, January 19-20, 2017

    2017 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, January 19-20, 2017
    Registration is now open for the 2017 Hawaii Land Use Conference, presented by the Hawaii State Bar Association and the University of Hawaii Law School, at the downtown Honolulu YWCA's Fuller Hall on Jnauary 19-20, 2017. "This 2 day…
Rank this Week: 150

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement
    President-elect Donald Trump’s team announced yesterday his selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Pruitt pick is nearly as polarizing as the election itself. Pruitt…
  • Nov 17

    What Massachusetts Employers Should Know About Recreational Marijuana

    What Massachusetts Employers Should Know About Recreational Marijuana
    Originally posted on offtheclockemploymentblog: On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question legalizing marijuana for recreational and commercial use. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the…
  • Nov 4

    SEC Hoping to Increase Policing of Climate Change Disclosure

    SEC Hoping to Increase Policing of Climate Change Disclosure
    These pages rarely comment on Securities and Exchange Commission matters, but a recent article in Corporate Counsel Weekly captured our attention – “SEC Policing of Climate Disclosure May Pick Back Up.” The 2010 SEC climate…
Rank this Week: 3545

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

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

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 4618

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/
  • Dec 8

    Due Diligence and Real Estate Purchase

    Due Diligence and Real Estate Purchase
    You have found the perfect house, cooperative or condominium apartment after a long search.  It has the ideal updated kitchen to show off your culinary skills and a beautiful bathroom that rivals a spa-like retreat.  Is…
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei
  • Nov 16

    Thanksgiving Preparation

    Thanksgiving Preparation
    The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday requires quite a bit of planning.  We are not speaking merely about creating the menu, shopping for the required ingredients and preparing the delicious food.  Rather, we wish to call attention…
Rank this Week: 1150

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Dec 8

    Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rental

    Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rental
    With the growth in the “sharing economy”, many condominiums have been forced to turn their minds to the issue of short-term rentals.  While some investor owners are listing their units on short-term rental sites in order to…
  • Dec 6

    Vote Now for Best New Toronto Buildings in 2016

    Vote Now for Best New Toronto Buildings in 2016
    Urban Toronto is conducting a poll to select Toronto’s favourite buildings completed in 2016, including office and condominium buildings. (Last year’s poll only included residential buildings) There are three categories of…
  • Dec 1

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case, (Middlesex Condominium Corp. No. 195 v. Sunbelt Business Centres (Canada) Inc.) involving a hydro expense dispute in a mixed-use commercial/residential condominium. In that case the condominium…
Rank this Week: 1229

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Dec 8

    Wide Support for Designation of Early Postmodern Hotel Interior

    Wide Support for Designation of Early Postmodern Hotel Interior
    Some speakers testified that landmarked space should be expanded to connect bar and lobby as one designated interior. At its meeting on November 22, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard testimony on the potential designation of…
  • Dec 7

    City Council Committees Approve Pier 40 Transfer of Development Right

    City Council Committees Approve Pier 40 Transfer of Development Right
    Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee approve brokered rezoning and development rights transfer at St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. On December 6, 2016, two City Council committees approved a land use…
  • Dec 6

    Second Hearing Held on Late-19th Century Flushing Church

    Second Hearing Held on Late-19th Century Flushing Church
    Landmarking of Bowne Street Community Church, originally the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Flushing, opposed by church representatives at second hearing due to misidentification of landmarked lot. On November 15, 2016, the Landmarks…
Rank this Week: 4255

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    The landlord is refusing to repair a broken backdoor lock, what can the tenant do?

    The landlord is refusing to repair a broken backdoor lock, what can the tenant do?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is a question to the blog clinic from Catherine who is a tenant. We rent a property privately via estate agency for 5 years . the homemade extension is in bad repair and now the backdoor cannot be…
  • Dec 5

    An Interview with David Lawrenson on Referencing Tenant

    An Interview with David Lawrenson on Referencing Tenant
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: In this podcast I talk to experienced landlord David Lawrenson about his procedures for referencing tenants. And answer a few listeners questions along the way. NB David’s new book is The Buy to Let…
  • Dec 4

    Our Top Twelve Posts on Tenancy Agreement

    Our Top Twelve Posts on Tenancy Agreement
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All landlords need to know about tenancy agreements and how to choose the correct tenancy agreement for their property. Here are twelve posts from the Landlord Law Blog which will help you: 1. The Three…
Rank this Week: 393

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 762

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/
  • Dec 7

    Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements!

    Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements!
    It's cold outside, so thoughts turn to fire.  As Q13 reported last month, Snohomish County fire officials recently confirmed that fifteen local condominium and apartment buildings are not updated with legally required fire alarms. …
  • Nov 22

    Thankful for My Clients!

    Thankful for My Clients!
    Happy Thanksgiving to my clients!  I am thankful for you and appreciate your contributions to your communities.  I will continue to represent your legal interests to the very best of my ability!  
  • Nov 10

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation
    Until recently, condominiums that wanted to obtain FHA lending approval were required to be at least 50% owner-occupied.  HUD announced last month that it is willing to issue FHA approvals to condominiums with owner-occupancy percentages…
Rank this Week: 1847

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/
  • Dec 7

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Within the State of Florida especially, it is common to encounter real properties encumbered to more than one party– be it by inheritance, speculative investment, marriage, or some other such instance of…
  • Oct 13

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida Commercial real estate investments in south Florida can provide lucrative returns when they are selected and managed properly.…
  • Oct 5

    Hurricane Matthew Property Insurance Claim

    Hurricane Matthew Property Insurance Claim
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Offices Located in Delray Beach, FL and Coral Gables, FL. As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the east coast of Florida, homeowners who happen to be in the path of possible damage are scrambling to make necessary…
Rank this Week: 4191

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/
  • Dec 7

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Actions: Strategies for Resolving the Difficult Case when the Client does not come to Court

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Actions: Strategies for Resolving the Difficult Case when the Client does not come to Court
    Nearly 200,000 landlord tenant disputes are filed each year in New Jersey Landlord Tenant Courts. The majority of Landlord Tenant matters are filed by attorneys on behalf of landlords. Some landlords would rather not appear at Court for a…
  • Dec 4

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: When is Hearsay Testimony Admissible?

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: When is Hearsay Testimony Admissible?
    A few months ago, during one of our tax appeal hearings before the County Tax Board, a tax assessor began her testimony by telling the Tax Board Commissioner about sales supporting her assessment. During her testimony, she mentioned…
  • Oct 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals and how they are affected by Revaluation

    New Jersey Tax Appeals and how they are affected by Revaluation
    Tax appeal season will be starting again in just a few short weeks. By November 15, Monmouth County property owners will be able to view their 2017 tax assessments and file appeals on those assessments. By February 1, property owners in other…
Rank this Week: 3547

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 168

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
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
Rank this Week: 2129

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 7

    Are Lenders Putting Conveyancers in a Stranglehold over Knotweed Obligations?

    Are Lenders Putting Conveyancers in a Stranglehold over Knotweed Obligations?
    HSBC is the third lender in the space of a three week period to impose new requirements in relation to Japanese knotweed.In an update to their answer to 5.4.4 of Part 2 of the CML Handbook HSBC's new requirements reads:Japanese Knotweed…
  • Dec 5

    November 2016 Overview - CML Handbook and BSA Mortgage Instruction Change

    November 2016 Overview - CML Handbook and BSA Mortgage Instruction Change
    Key Statistics for November 2016 (England & Wales):35 lenders made changes to their instructions130 sections were changed by lenders5 lenders made changes to their minimum lease term requirements6 lenders made changes on more than one…
  • Dec 1

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower
    In a recent change to their CML Handbook Part 2 requirements, HSBC have imposed new obligations on their conveyancing panel when it comes to advising joint borrowers.One might expect Section 8.1 (‘Does the lender allow me to advise any…
Rank this Week: 1740

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific
    A former franchisee successfully defeated a multi-count lawsuit launched by its former franchisor, due to multiple weaknesses in the franchisor’s case. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida refused to order…
  • Dec 5

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam
    The EB-5 immigrant investor program has provided considerable benefits to legitimate investors, immigrants and the communities where those investments take place. When, for example, an EB-5 investor uses the program to create affordable…
  • Dec 2

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida
    A recent decision issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the proper amount of child support to be paid by a father who made roughly $2 million annually addressed a sometimes challenging issue for the courts:  how to…
Rank this Week: 4288

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/
  • Dec 6

    New Client: Meadow Walk Homeowners Association

    New Client: Meadow Walk Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Meadow Walk Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Meadow Walk, by Shea Homes, is a brand new townhome community located within…
  • Nov 29

    New Client: Sage Homeowners Association

    New Client: Sage Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Sage Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Sage, by Shea Homes, is a brand new master planned community located in Livermore.…
  • Nov 22

    FHA Proposes New Rule for Condominium Certification & Lowers Owner-Occupancy Requirement

    FHA Proposes New Rule for Condominium Certification & Lowers Owner-Occupancy Requirement
    We previously blogged about H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016”, which was signed by the President on July 29, 2016.  H.R. 3700 required the Department of Housing and Urban Development…
Rank this Week: 2837

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Dec 6

    (US) With new laws, it just got easier to demolish blighted properties in Pennsylvania

    (US) With new laws, it just got easier to demolish blighted properties in Pennsylvania
    Blighted residential and commercial properties are a major impediment to rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania. However, late in the 2016 legislative term, the Pennsylvania House and Senate…
  • Dec 1

    So is this the time for developers to think big and build big?

    So is this the time for developers to think big and build big?
    On Monday 28 November 2016 the City of London’s Planning and Transport Committee approved (19 votes in favour, 2 against) a resolution to grant permission for the development known as 1 Undershaft which at 73 storeys will be the tallest…
  • Nov 21

    (UK) Welsh Residential Private Rented Sector – Key New Regulations in Force

    (UK) Welsh Residential Private Rented Sector – Key New Regulations in Force
    As we mentioned in an earlier post Regulations for dealing with private rented housing in Wales are increasing. From 23 November 2016 all properties need to be registered and anybody undertaking, letting or management work has to go further…
Rank this Week: 2593

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)
    As mentioned in my previous post, I prepared for Advent a series of three talks for our local parish forum on the subject of the Eskaton, or End Times. The series focused just on what Jesus Himself told his disciples on that topic, as we…
  • Nov 30

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)
    Out of the gallimaufry of Weblogs that I track in my categories in the columns to the right, one of my favorites is the Rev. Dr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment. He is classed under the very few liturgical blogs ("Liturgi-cannon" in my…
  • Nov 9

    The Professor Is Right Again

    The Professor Is Right Again
    Professor Helmuth Norpoth of Stony Brook University on Long Island correctly called this election for Donald Trump back in February, when everyone -- and I mean everyone -- was confident that Trump would lose by a big margin. Later in…
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Dec 5

    Breaking: Boston Mayor Walsh Files Just Cause Eviction Home Rule Petition

    Breaking: Boston Mayor Walsh Files Just Cause Eviction Home Rule Petition
    A Step Back To Rent Control Or Solution To The Affordable Housing Crisis? Citing skyrocketing rents and lack of affordable housing — and over the vociferous objections of property owners — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has sided with…
  • Nov 2

    Vote Robert Jubinville for Governor’s Council

    Vote Robert Jubinville for Governor’s Council
    I rarely get into politics on this Blog, but I have to make an exception for my colleague Attorney Robert Jubinville who is running for reelection for Governor’s Council in District 2 which covers Milton, Sharon and a good part of Metro…
  • Oct 25

    10 Year Battery Life Smoke Detectors Now Required For Older Home

    10 Year Battery Life Smoke Detectors Now Required For Older Home
    New Smoke Detector Rules Go Into Effect On December 1, 2016 Catching many people by surprise, including me, a new change in smoke detector regulations will take effect Dec. 1. The new rules provide that when homes built before…
Rank this Week: 278

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 5

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    Arizona State University has issued a call for presentations and panels for its Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators on May 12, 2017. Carol Rose will be this year's keynote speaker. ASU will pay up to $500…
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
Rank this Week: 96

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Dec 5

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Theo Kracke On November 30, 2016, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys for the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed a…
  • Nov 8

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right
    One of the advantages of trusts is privacy. Unlike the probate of a will, there is no legal requirement that the trustee file the trust with the local court. However, privacy is also one of the disadvantages of trusts. Unless the Trustee…
  • Oct 25

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust
    A key goal of what we refer to as “estate planning” is to preserve a legacy for your family.  How can you get as much of your estate as possible into the hands of your beneficiaries?  That means minimizing, if not…
Rank this Week: 4649

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4254

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/
Rank this Week: 932

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
Rank this Week: 462

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Dec 4

    Parallel Construction, Consequential Damages, And Use Of A Dictionary

    Parallel Construction, Consequential Damages, And Use Of A Dictionary
    PrintQuestions about damages and remedies are not simple to answer and, often, the answers are less than fully satisfying. The overriding framework is that business people don’t really focus on these “leave it to the…
  • Nov 27

    Ruminations Goes Bowling – Scores A 300!

    Ruminations Goes Bowling – Scores A 300!
    Print300 is a pretty good score for a single bowling game. It is a score of perfection. While the same can’t be said about reaching our 300th Ruminations blog posting today, perfection not even being on our wish list, we’re pretty…
  • Nov 20

    You’ve Got To Know What Words Mean – Was Arbitration Mandatory?

    You’ve Got To Know What Words Mean – Was Arbitration Mandatory?
    PrintArbitration (and other alternate dispute resolution methods) have their place in agreements such as leases. Another possible way to say that, and one that brings out a bit of nuance, is that arbitration is a specialized tool, not a Swiss…
Rank this Week: 1980

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
  • Oct 9

    Fall 2016 law reform update

    Fall 2016 law reform update
    With the change of season, our focus switches from sunshine and leisure back to the serious business of law reform. There are plenty of different items presently open for consideration.  Here are the most noteworthy for condominium…
Rank this Week: 1583

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling
      The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is back in the news as 14 Iowa landowners have asked that the Polk County District Court review to the Iowa Utility Board’s (IUB) ruling allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be…
  • Nov 18

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action
      The 5th Amendment2 gives the government the power to take private lands under specific conditions. One of the most important conditions is that the purpose of the taking must be for “public use.” While public use…
  • Nov 9

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline
      Pipelines are a major catalyst for eminent domain actions, as these pipelines must be laid continuously for hundreds of miles. Not surprisingly, many landowners with property in the proposed path of the pipeline are less than willing…
Rank this Week: 4199

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/
Rank this Week: 1454

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/
  • Dec 2

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market
    Attorney James W. Shindell, Real Estate chair at Bilzin Sumberg, has a message for those who believe Donald Trump’s presidential election will hurt Miami’s real estate market: The sky is not falling. Shindell addressed concerns of…
  • Nov 18

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market
    Significant issues facing the residential real estate industry in the coming year will be the topic of discussion on Wednesday, November 30 at the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida & Caribbean’s annual Miami Condo &…
  • Nov 18

    Changes to Public Records Act Reshape Duties of Government Contractor

    Changes to Public Records Act Reshape Duties of Government Contractor
    Recent amendments to Florida’s Public Records Act change a government contractor’s responsibilities under the Act in four ways: (1) Public records requests must be made directly to the public agency and not the contractor. (2)…
Rank this Week: 1092

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/
  • Dec 2

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline
    In 2015, Enterprise Product Partners announced plans for a new pipeline that will run over 400 miles from Midland, Texas to Sealy, Texas. The yet-to-be-named pipeline will originate at Enterprise Product Partners’ trading and storage…
  • Nov 18

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore
    The District Court granted summary judgment dismissing the antitrust and civil conspiracy claims against Denbury. In an antitrust claim, a plaintiff must show: 1. injury in fact; 2. an "antitrust injury"; and 3. proper plaintiff status. An…
  • Nov 17

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa
    These discoveries mean major advances towards energy independence in the United States. In addition,as the price of oil and gas slowly increases over time, oil and gas production in these areas means many more new jobs. However, these…
Rank this Week: 2224

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES
    A few months ago we informed you that both houses of Congress voted unanimously to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which, in part, required FHA to lower the required percentage of owner occupied units in…
  • Nov 28

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
  • Aug 25

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?
    By: Lindsey Flaherty What exactly is limited residential lodging? It is, in essence, renting of rooms or entire homes or condo units for short term occupancy i.e. less than 30 days. Airbnb provides a searchable online marketplace that enables…
Rank this Week: 2505

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne
    16 Texas agricultural groups seeking eminent domain reform, including recovering legal fees if owners win The first of several meetings organized by Texans for Property Rights was held in Jourdanton Thursday, Oct 27. Landowners were briefed…
  • Nov 30

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett
    NOBODY MOVES to Carver, Mass., for its urban flair. The town is rural and quiet, thickly wooded with pine and cedar — the sort of place people move to when they have a hankering to raise chickens, grow vegetables, and luxuriate amid an…
  • Nov 14

    Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain

    Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain
    In eminent domain cases that result from  transportation projects or any public use project, an owner’s only remedy is to insure that full payment is received for the property taken (direct damages) and any resulting loss in value…
Rank this Week: 2592

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/
  • Dec 1

    Starting A Busine

    Starting A Busine
    Learn about the common pitfalls when starting a business and how to avoid them. The post Starting A Business appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 23

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?
    Learn about the pros and cons of hiring an Agent and how to best protect your transaction. The post Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 18

    Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home?

    Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home?
    Learn about HOA's and their use of recording Lis Pendens against property owners and how to dispute wrongful recordings. The post Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 2067

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act
    Some tenants facing eviction refuse to answer the door and accept service of the eviction lawsuit. Pre-litigation notices like the 3-day notice to pay rent or vacate can be posted and mailed if the landlord or person serving the document…
  • Nov 20

    Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalitie

    Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalitie
    The successful bidder at foreclosure is generally entitled to possession twenty days following the foreclosure sale. If the occupants do not vacate, the party who purchased at the foreclosure auction must bring an eviction action against the…
  • Aug 16

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance
    A new Seattle landlord-tenant law limits landlords’ discretion in rental decisions for residential rental properties.  Under the new law, Seattle residential landlords must accept essentially all forms of alternative income…
Rank this Week: 1234

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1917

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 4247

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
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
  • Aug 1

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are
    Allen Klein said that humor cannot change a situation, but it can change your attitude about it. I am working on a lease where I represent a restaurant tenant against a well-known, national REIT landlord. Needless to say, the landlord’s…
  • Jun 28

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
Rank this Week: 3760

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Nov 29

    Environmental Justice is Coming to California General Plan

    Environmental Justice is Coming to California General Plan
    Environmental justice goals and policies are coming to the general plans of California cities and counties.  So what does that mean for new development projects? Timing.  The new environmental justice requirements are the product of…
  • Nov 17

    When the Coastal Act Clashes with the State’s Housing Density Law

    When the Coastal Act Clashes with the State’s Housing Density Law
    No matter your politics or perspective on development in the state, one thing is beyond debate – California is facing a serious housing shortage crisis. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times warns that this shortage will have…
  • Nov 14

    SB 820: Sacramento Extends California’s Best (Remaining) Tool For Brownfield Renewal

    SB 820: Sacramento Extends California’s Best (Remaining) Tool For Brownfield Renewal
    From timber country to the urban core, California is struggling to get its brownfield sites—land contaminated or believed to be contaminated by hazardous chemicals—back into productive use.
Rank this Week: 4726

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 744

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: 1443

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 232

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But amid the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these…
  • Nov 23

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect
    A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction that prohibits new Department of Labor (DOL) rules on overtime from taking effect nationwide. These rules, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have raised the…
  • Nov 23

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration
    Employers (and everyone else) are guessing what it means for them after the Trump Administration takes office in January. It is safe to predict that there will be many changes coming in new legislation (with Republicans maintaining control of…
Rank this Week: 4136

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/
  • Nov 27

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment
    In 2012 Massachusetts divorce law changed by implementation of an Alimony Reform Act. A recent case, George v. George, interpreted and explained a portion of the law known as durational limits.Under prior law, alimony was awarded for life or…
  • Sep 1

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS
    This morning on the news there was a story about an 11 year old who was shot in the face. The shooting was accidental and the gun was legally registered and owned. One child was at another child's home and they found the gun and played with…
  • Mar 20

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?
    In most custody cases, both parents are good parents who can take care of the children. A judge has to decide custody between two good choices. In most Massachusetts custody battles, custody is not decided on the basis that one parent is…
Rank this Week: 2080