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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 10

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jan 16

    What Westminster did next. Sending the homeless to Coventry

    What Westminster did next. Sending the homeless to Coventry
    As has been reported here and here, Westminster City Council have decided to adopt various new housing policies. In particular, there are new proposed policies on temporary accommodation and permanent accommodation offers for homeless…
  • Jan 15

    To me – To you

    To me – To you
    Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough Of Ealing [2017] EWHC 24 (Admin) A judicial review in which two local authorities fought over which of them was gong to have to owe a housing duty to a…
  • Jan 15

    ‘I should have been a tenant’ – more on Bristol property guardian

    ‘I should have been a tenant’ – more on Bristol property guardian
    As far as property guardians go, all the action seems to be taking place in Bristol. As well as the issues (and possession claim) noted here, there is a separate possession claim going on, with Camelot seeking possession against Greg…
Rank this Week: 481

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: 149

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 16

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint
    CityVision Services, a Texas based company in the business of filing HUD complaints, recently chose to withdraw a complaint rather than face investigation of its operations by HUD’s Region VII office. The details remain confidential…
  • Jan 9

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation
    A December 30 opinion from the Eastern District of New York should remind businesses that the obligation to comply with the ADA does not depend on the moral quality of the plaintiff. While judges do not like plaintiffs and lawyers who…
  • Dec 30

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.
    Sixty Minutes and Forbes have now weighed in on the serial litigation crisis that threatens small businesses sued for often innocent or trivial ADA violations. Congress is gearing up once again to require pre-suit notice, a change…
Rank this Week: 4070

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jan 16

    Happy New – Real Estate Laws- Year

    Happy New – Real Estate Laws- Year
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzAs you may know, Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Legislature have been very busy passing laws and putting same into effect at the end of 2016 and the beginning of…
  • Jan 9

    The Ohio Supreme Court (the Court)…

    The Ohio Supreme Court (the Court) recently issued another opinion real property valuations on December 28, 2016 in an appeal of a Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) December.  In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of…
  • Dec 27

    Ohio EPA, DMWM: Two Draft General Permits for Beneficial Use Now Available For Comment

    Ohio EPA, DMWM: Two Draft General Permits for Beneficial Use Now Available For Comment
    The Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management issued the following notice:“The Division of Materials and Waste Management and is making available for interested party comment two draft general permits for beneficial use…
Rank this Week: 933

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1606

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jan 16

    CLE Event: New York City Property Tax 2017

    CLE Event: New York City Property Tax 2017
    THE NEW YORK CITY TAX COMMISSION, THE CENTER FOR NEW YORK CITY LAW, & THE CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE STUDIES present WHEN Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. *** WHERE New York Law School 185 West Broadway (between Worth…
  • Jan 13

    CityLaw Breakfast with OATH Commissioner Fidel Del Valle

    CityLaw Breakfast with OATH Commissioner Fidel Del Valle
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Fidel Del Valle Commisioner and Chief Judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Speaking on: “Reforming OATH: Providing fairness…
  • Jan 12

    CPC Holds Hearings on Four New Affordable Housing Development

    CPC Holds Hearings on Four New Affordable Housing Development
    The City Planning Commission heard testimony on four developments, containing 224 units, to be 100 percent affordable housing for at least 30 years. On January 10, 2017, the City Planning Commission held hearings on four Department of Housing…
Rank this Week: 4252

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Do you know how to clean your rented property?

    Do you know how to clean your rented property?
    A very substantial proportion of all inventory disputes are caused by issues over cleaning.  Many tenants have had their deposits docked because they left the property in a condition which they thought was clean, but their landlords or…
  • Jan 14

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 3 January

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 3 January
    I have been speaking to various people at Alan Boswell (the specialist landlord insurance brokers) recently about insurance for both landlords and tenants (although mostly for landlords). We are working together on developing a free mini…
  • Jan 12

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #279

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #279
    [Ben Reeve Lewis has had a cold…) I’ve decided that colds need to be graded, like storms. I have come to this conclusion having suffered for the past week with a terrible one whilst admittedly stopping short of full blown flu,…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 763

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    No Need to Drown in a Sea of PC

    No Need to Drown in a Sea of PC
    It was entirely foreseeable, but unavoidable nevertheless. The Sea of Political Correctness, fed since November 9 by the tears of the self-righteous, is now engulfing its devotees and followers. Vainly casting about for safe spaces where they…
  • Dec 24

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. IV

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. IV
    On this last day of Advent season, it is fitting to conclude this series with a post on the second coming, or parousia, of Jesus. We begin with a short review of the points Jesus made in his discourse to his disciples on the Mount…
  • Dec 22

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. III.B

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. III.B
    B. The “Great Tribulation” - Other Perspectives from the BibleIn the previous post in this series, we examined what Jesus had to say about what he called “the Great Tribulation” in Mt 24:21 -- a time in the future…
Rank this Week: 1157

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jan 15

    You Snooze; You Lose; Maybe; Probably

    You Snooze; You Lose; Maybe; Probably
    PrintWhat is in the water that many, too many, landlords drink? What can they be thinking? The same can be said (though not as often) about tenants, and we will do so. What is in the water that many, too many, tenants drink? What can they be…
  • Jan 8

    For Want Of A Parenthesis A King’s Ransom Could Have Been Lost

    For Want Of A Parenthesis A King’s Ransom Could Have Been Lost
    PrintWhat is every document writer’s nightmare (or at least one of their nightmares)? How about a mere “typo”? “Typo,” short for “typographical error,” is (as all readers already know), “an…
  • Jan 1

    Let There Be No More Blog Postings Similar In Concept To Ruminations; We Have An Exclusive

    Let There Be No More Blog Postings Similar In Concept To Ruminations; We Have An Exclusive
    PrintMany businesspeople reach agreement as to a principle expecting that someone else will express it in words that can be understood, in a common way, by others. So, when it is agreed that a landlord will not allow any “diner similar…
Rank this Week: 1975

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 15

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA in July involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City…
  • Dec 31

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner
    The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a stay of a Forsyth County Superior Court Judge’s order directing the N.C. Department of Transportation to make payments to property owners in the path of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. Forsyth…
  • Dec 30

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium
    A Connecticut Judge has ruled that the City of Hartford must pay an additional $3 million for property it acquired through eminent domain for development around Dunkin’ Donuts Park two years ago. The City acquired the three parcels in…
Rank this Week: 988

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower
      A fairly unique situation in an Ohio city is drawing attention to the use of eminent domain to take private property for a public purpose. Eminent domain1 is the power of the government (and private entities, in some cases) to take…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?
      Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner…
  • Dec 30

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case
    For many landowners facing the threat of eminent domain, it can feel personal. We hear all the time that our clients have lived on their land for years going back generations, that the land was bought with a significant amount money, and that…
Rank this Week: 4184

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material

    Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material
    Minor errors in false documents should not result in liability under A.R.S §33-420. The post Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Jan 5

    What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce?

    What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce?
    How your business is effected during a Divorce. The post What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Dec 29

    Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided

    Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided
    Lear how to avoid the harm of a reverse mortgage and the effects on the surviving spouse. The post Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 2066

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jan 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
  • Jan 9

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter
    When a witness can’t understand or communicate in English, you need to get an interpreter. Evid C §752(a). It’s not as simple as just finding someone who speaks the same language as your witness. But getting the right…
Rank this Week: 2114

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    It Ain’t Over ’til it’s Over – Stopping Foreclosure Judgments and Sale

    It Ain’t Over ’til it’s Over – Stopping Foreclosure Judgments and Sale
    Our firm is occasionally consulted by a party against whom a judgment of foreclosure has been entered.  Prior blog posts have discussed the foreclosure process in detail.  Among the last actions to be taken in a…
  • Jan 5

    May The Force Be With You: Dying of a Broken Heart

    May The Force Be With You: Dying of a Broken Heart
    Movie fans recently learned of the deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, which occurred within one day of each other.  Those with symbiotic relationships, such as spouses married for more than fifty years, sometimes die…
  • Jan 5

    May The Force Be With You: Dying of a Broken Heart

    May The Force Be With You: Dying of a Broken Heart
    Movie fans recently learned of the deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, which occurred within one day of each other.  Those with symbiotic relationships, such as spouses married for more than fifty years, sometimes die…
Rank this Week: 1150

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
  • Jan 9

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective
    In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor…
Rank this Week: 4132

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 12

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right
    Chad J. Pomeroy (St. Mary's) has posted All Your Air Rights Belong to Us (Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Privacy and property rights are tricky subjects for a variety of reasons.…
  • Jan 7

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation
    Bethany Berger (Connecticut) has posted The Illusion of Fiscal Illusion in Regulatory Takings (American University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In January 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Murr v. Wisconsin, the first…
  • Jan 5

    AALS Property Law Section Works-in-Progress Program

    AALS Property Law Section Works-in-Progress Program
    Greetings from AALS! Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Property Law Section's works-in-progress program here in (what is finally today) sunny San Francisco. Donald Kochan (Chapman) kicked off the event with an introduction of the…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
Rank this Week: 2813

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/
  • Jan 12

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection
    An Act Regulating Notaries Public to Protect Consumers And The Validity And Effectiveness Of Recorded Instruments On October 6, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed Chapter 289 of the Acts of 2016, An Act Regulating Notaries Public to…
  • Jan 2

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective
    Many Titles Automatically Cleared As Of Dec. 31, 2016 While 2016 may have been a tough year for some, the new year brings some relief to those affected by foreclosure related title defects. For some homeowners saddled with bad titles due…
  • Dec 15

    Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law: Best Practices For Landlord

    Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law: Best Practices For Landlord
    Property Owners Should Get New Marijuana Policies and Lease Riders In Place Now Today, December 15, 2016, the recreational use of marijuana became legal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, after voters on election day approved Ballot…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 1456

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jan 12

    Construction Defect Insurance Bill Introduced in Colorado

    Construction Defect Insurance Bill Introduced in Colorado
    On the first day of the 2017 legislative session in Colorado, President of the Senate Grantham (R) and Speaker of the House Duran (D) introduced Senate Bill 17-045 to require courts to allocate defense costs in construction defect claims…
  • Jan 11

    2017 Colorado Legislative Session Promises Focus on Construction Defect

    2017 Colorado Legislative Session Promises Focus on Construction Defect
    The 2017 legislative session opens today in Colorado! For those of you who are political junkies, following the recent elections, here is what you need to know about the makeup of the Colorado House and Senate:There are 65 seats in the…
  • Dec 20

    The Importance of Monitoring Foreclosure Sale

    The Importance of Monitoring Foreclosure Sale
    As many of you know, the association is entitled to collect a super lien payment from a foreclosing lender when a property enters into public trustee foreclosure. The super lien amount consists of up to six months of regular assessment…
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1584

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/
  • Jan 11

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal
    This past year, the federal government implemented a variety of rules requiring that its contractors meet certain fair-labor requirements.  For example, a federal rule finalized in September requires federal contractors to provide their…
  • Jan 9

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit
    After expediting the solicitation process for the Miami Beach light rail/modern streetcar project, the Miami Beach City Commission hit the brakes last month.  In response to concerns voiced by City residents, the Commission adopted a…
  • Dec 13

    Funding Mass Transit with Transit-Oriented Development

    Funding Mass Transit with Transit-Oriented Development
    Since the earliest mass-transit systems, it has been understood that the property adjacent to train stations is particularly well-suited for dense mixed-use development.  People are willing to pay a premium for the convenience of living…
Rank this Week: 1093

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1915

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 1231

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jan 11

    Looking Ahead to 2017 in Takings Law

    Looking Ahead to 2017 in Takings Law
    As usual, the year has flown by and the New Year is upon us. You might remember from my last post, that we took a Christmas-flavored look at takings with St. Nick. Now it’s time to look ahead. When my wife and I were walking in a local…
  • Dec 22

    Looking Back at 2016 Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Legal Issue

    Looking Back at 2016 Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Legal Issue
    As 2016 closes, we reached out to our team and asked them to share some of the most notable issues in real estate and land use & environmental law: Residential Closing Best Practices Requirements by Amanda Barritt 2016 saw the CFPB…
  • Dec 19

    2016 Real Estate Tips Gift-Wrapped

    2016 Real Estate Tips Gift-Wrapped
    As we wind down to the end of 2016, I wanted to offer a few gifts to you and your family or business from our family at Henderson Franklin. Below, I have included a few things we have talked about this year that you may want to keep in mind…
Rank this Week: 2012

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jan 10

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM
      10 January 2017 I have often mentioned how much I enjoy working with all my friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry.  I am also fortunate to work with the talented, committed group of lawyers who comprise Global…
  • Jan 6

    ADA Defense Lawyer on hotel mixed use: Tenants not liable for common area

    ADA Defense Lawyer on hotel mixed use: Tenants not liable for common area
    6 January 2017 ADA Hospitality Defense and Compliance Lawyer: Hotel mixed-use projects have proliferated over the past decade or two — projects that combine a hotel with retail, residential, entertainment, office and other uses. In…
  • Dec 31

    Kasikci’s Bentley Management opens 2017 with new directions, clients and project

    Kasikci’s Bentley Management opens 2017 with new directions, clients and project
    31 December 2016 Yesterday, I had a delightful year-end lunch at the SoHo House with a remarkable man I have known and worked with about 25 years. I am very proud to call him my friend and include him amongst our “celebrity…
Rank this Week: 472

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
  • Jul 19

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 4852

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/
  • Jan 10

    2016 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW

    2016 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2016 Annual CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The…
  • Jan 3

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 16th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 16th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2017. In January 2017 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 16th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use,…
  • Dec 21

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 16th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 16th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2017. In January 2017 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 16th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use,…
Rank this Week: 746

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jan 10

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme
    Santander have just updated Section 6.7.1 of their CML Handbook Part 2 instructions to read: 1 NHBC Buildmark2 Premier Guarantee (New Homes; Self Build; Completed Housing)3 BLP (Building Life Plans) residential housing warranty insurance…
  • Dec 29

    Metro Bank Updates CML Handbook Past 2 Instruction

    Metro Bank Updates CML Handbook Past 2 Instruction
    Metro Bank PLC have just updated 15 sections of their CML Handbook Instructions. Some of the more notable section changes include : 5.4.6- Does the lender accept search insurance and, if yes, what are the lender's specific…
  • Dec 23

    Are Authentication Badges the answer to Conveyancing Website Fraud?

    Are Authentication Badges the answer to Conveyancing Website Fraud?
    Both the SRA and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) are currently focusing their attention on cyber crime and property fraud. The CLC’s recent  fraud webinar was extremely informative. I would wholeheartedly recommend any…
Rank this Week: 1735

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/
  • Jan 9

    Commercial Development: A City That Thinks Outside the (Parking) Box

    Commercial Development: A City That Thinks Outside the (Parking) Box
    When a city planning department proposes a change in the city’s development standards to address a specific planning concern, it often is asked by its city council “What are other cities doing?” This question is particularly…
  • Dec 16

    COASTAL COMMISSION HAS OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ITS CROSSHAIRS

    COASTAL COMMISSION HAS OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ITS CROSSHAIRS
    Anyone who is considering developing, remodeling, or demolishing hotels, motels, or other visitor-serving lodging in the California coastal zone needs to be aware that these projects are likely to be receiving much greater scrutiny at the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4676

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: 4247

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4261

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/
  • Jan 6

    Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Transmission and Storage

    Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Transmission and Storage
    A recent study on emissions related to U.S. natural gas transmission and storage operations by the Energy Institute of Colorado State University found that total emissions were 27.5% lower than emissions calculated by the U.S. Environmental…
  • Dec 23

    White Oak Bayou Floods: Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al. – Part 2

    White Oak Bayou Floods: Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al. – Part 2
    The case was appealed to the Texas Supreme Court. The Court’s opinion states that a taking for inverse condemnation purposes occurs when the government “intentionally took or damaged property for public use, or was substantially…
  • Dec 16

    Flooding in Texas’ White Oak Bayou: Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al – Part 1

    Flooding in Texas’ White Oak Bayou: Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al – Part 1
    The Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al. ruled on a Texas homeowner’s claim of inverse condemnation by Harris County, Texas and the Harris County Flood Control District.  As…
Rank this Week: 2223

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/
  • Jan 5

    When you want to travel fashionably...

    When you want to travel fashionably...
    ...come visit me in Idaho. Vogue named Idaho one of the world's top 10 travel destinations of 2017. I look forward to welcoming the land use glitterati among you to our fabulous state this year! From the Vogue write-up... Photo:...
  • Jan 4

    ABA Sharing Economy Committee forming - seeking interested committee member

    ABA Sharing Economy Committee forming - seeking interested committee member
    I am delighted to be the chair of the newly-formed Sharing Economy Committee of the ABA State and Local Government Section. We will be sending more information about the committee very soon. In the meantime, please feel free to e-mail...
  • Dec 31

    2016's Most Downloaded Land Use Law Article

    2016's Most Downloaded Land Use Law Article
    Here is the 2016 list of the 20 most downloaded land use law-related articles from the SSRN Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal. A note on the method. First, I sorted all of the articles in the eJournal...
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Jan 5

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017
    Welcome to 2017 and the first posting of the New Year on realestatelegalupdate.com. In a Law360.com article published on January 2nd titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regs to Watch in 2017,” Andrew…
  • Dec 19

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on
    Modern Slavery is broadly a term covering slavery, forced labour, servitude and human trafficking. It has been described as “the great human rights issue of our time” by Theresa May. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2584

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

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

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/
  • Jan 5

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued a published opinion regarding the application of the Washington Redemption Act (RCW 6.23).  The Court's opinion holds that "a condominium owner occupying the condominium as a residence at…
  • Jan 2

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Homeowners Association

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Homeowners Association
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Camas homeowners association’s actions concerning board membership and delinquent assessments in a recent unpublished opinion.  The Court's opinion initially states that…
  • Dec 21

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Rattlesnake Ruling

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Rattlesnake Ruling
    A rattlesnake bit Mica Craig while he was shopping at a Walmart outdoor garden center in Clarkston, Washington.  Mr. Craig's subsequent lawsuit against Walmart was dismissed on summary judgment, and he appealed.  The Court of…
Rank this Week: 1838

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
  • Jan 4

    Train Derailment

    Train Derailment
    (Image from CBS New York) TRAIN DERAILMENT For the second time within one year, the New York Tri-State area has seen a train derailment due to human error, poor maintenance and otherwise negligent behavior cause serious injuries to patrons…
  • Dec 13

    Construction Accident

    Construction Accident
    Construction Accident The construction industry is a very dangerous industry for trade workers who often put their life and safety on the line when they go to work and risk construction accidents. In large cities such as New York City where…
  • Dec 13

    Congratulations to DUI Attorney Cory Morris, Esq.

    Congratulations to DUI Attorney Cory Morris, Esq.
    Cory Morris named Premier DUI Attorney Cory Morris was named a “Premier DUI Attorney” by the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys! This is a product of the work ethic and dedication of one of the best young attorneys in…
Rank this Week: 1329

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1831

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: 1444

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2863

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
  • Jan 3

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust
    We are fortunate to live in an area where strong demands for real estate have pushed the prices to unimagined levels.  For many of us, home ownership has increased our net worth beyond the exemption amount from federal estate taxes.…
  • Dec 20

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?
    If one of the primary goals of estate planning is to have your wishes carried out, even when you are incapacitated or deceased, that requires choosing people to act on your or your children’s behalf as you intend. When you can’t…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4556

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

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

    Value Trends of Gas Stations and Car Washe

    Value Trends of Gas Stations and Car Washe
    In a previous post, “What is ‘Just Compensation’ For Gas Station Acquisitions,” we explored various methods for valuing gas stations and car washes in an eminent domain action, including a recommendation by a…
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
  • Nov 3

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?
    With only a few days remaining until one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, there has been little focus on the candidates’ plans as it pertains to the future of infrastructure development in…
Rank this Week: 2723