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California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1534

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 28

    Ten years a blogger: Part 13, Housing and urban land use

    Ten years a blogger: Part 13, Housing and urban land use
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 12 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.] By: David A. Smith Section 13. Housing tenures and urban land uses In parallel with my…
  • May 27

    Ten years a blogger: Part 12, Housing and citie

    Ten years a blogger: Part 12, Housing and citie
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith Section 12. Housing in the context of cities Housing is what makes cities;…
  • May 26

    Ten years a blogger: Part 11, Evolving building technology

    Ten years a blogger: Part 11, Evolving building technology
    [Continued from March’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith Section 11. Housing as evolving technology, not just construction Primitive houses…
Rank this Week: 236

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 28

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo
    It fills me with joy to report that Ben Barros, founder of this blog, will become The University of Toledo College of Law’s next dean. Hearty congratulations to Dean Barros. Well earned. Toledo's press release is here.
  • May 28

    Chen on the Evolution of Property Rights in China

    Chen on the Evolution of Property Rights in China
    Weitseng Chen (Singapore) has posted Arbitrage for Property Rights: How Foreign Investors Create Substitutes for Property Institutions in China (Washington International Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article revisits the…
  • May 27

    Why Didn't the Germans Bomb Big Ben During WWII?

    Why Didn't the Germans Bomb Big Ben During WWII?
    Short answer: They tried but luck intervened. Quora has a longer take on the mechanics of WWII bombing. The rub: At the time of the Blitz, the Germans, like every air power, did not have the ability to specifically target...
Rank this Week: 184

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 28

    Proposal for Four Season Restaurant Renovation Substantially Denied

    Proposal for Four Season Restaurant Renovation Substantially Denied
    Landmarks voted to issue a certificate of appropriateness for new carpeting, while denying plans to alter walnut-veneer transom and lighting, and remove glass partition installed by Philip Johnson in 1983. On May 19, 2015, the Landmarks…
  • May 27

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for April 2015 Available

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for April 2015 Available
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org). To view the New…
  • May 26

    BSA Approves Residential Conversion in NoHo Historic District

    BSA Approves Residential Conversion in NoHo Historic District
    Board found a hardship caused by the site’s irregular shape.  On April 14, 2015 the Board of Standards and Appeals granted 31 BSP LLC a variance to permit converting an existing six-story mixed-use noncomplying building at 31 Bond…
Rank this Week: 1624

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Some surprising facts about right to rent from immigration expert Sue Luke

    Some surprising facts about right to rent from immigration expert Sue Luke
    Right to rent is going to be rolled out nationwide so landlords and agents need to know about it. Watch this video from immigration expert Sue Lukes to find out more The post Some surprising facts about right to rent from immigration expert…
  • May 26

    What are a tenants rights if the Landlord takes valuable property against outstanding rent?

    What are a tenants rights if the Landlord takes valuable property against outstanding rent?
    Looking at tenants rights where a landlord enters a property without consent and removed a valuable musical instrument against unpaid rent? The post What are a tenants rights if the Landlord takes valuable property against outstanding rent?…
  • May 25

    David Cox at the Landlord Law Conference Wales 2015

    David Cox at the Landlord Law Conference Wales 2015
    David Cox MD of ARLA spoke at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 - this post has his talk in full The post David Cox at the Landlord Law Conference Wales 2015 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 511

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: 255

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 27

    Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

    Abandon all hope, ye who enter here
    We were pretty scathing about the Conservative manifesto plans before the election and, yesterday, with the Queen’s Speech, we got more detail of their plans for government. The Speech itself is available here, but what you actually…
  • May 23

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast
    In a speech timed to hide the release of the latest figures on net migration, the Prime Minister made an assortment of announcements on forthcoming policies. The part that concern us here, went as follows: There are other ways we can identify…
  • May 21

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut
    Haile v Waltham Forest LBC [2015] UKSC 34 is the second of the triptych of cases which are before the UKSC (We have yet to have the outcome of the third one, the eligibility appeals in Samin/Mirga).  The first, Johnson/Hotak/Kanu,…
Rank this Week: 287

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: 718

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: 7

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • May 27

    When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything

    When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything
    As the old adage goes, the three most important things to consider with real estate are location, location, and location.  But any developer who has lived through a real estate cycle, and any public agency that is under a funding…
  • May 26

    Redevelopment By Any Other Name Would Still Be Redevelopment…

    Redevelopment By Any Other Name Would Still Be Redevelopment…
    It appears the state assembly is trying to get California back on the redevelopment wagon…again. (For a brief history lesson on redevelopment, see below.)  Assembly Bill 2 (AB2), which passed the assembly earlier this month,…
  • May 22

    What is “Just Compensation” for Gas Station Acquisitions?

    What is “Just Compensation” for Gas Station Acquisitions?
    Gas stations and car washes are primarily owner-occupied convenience businesses, typically located near freeway off-ramps and at the intersections of well-traveled roadways.  As a result, they’re frequently involved in eminent…
Rank this Week: 2755

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • May 27

    9th Circuit Limits Protection for Starving Artists to California’s Starving Artist

    9th Circuit Limits Protection for Starving Artists to California’s Starving Artist
    It is a well-known axiom of the art world that an artist must suffer for his (or her) art.  Unfortunately for many artists, particularly those who draw or paint or photograph, it has also been axiomatic that those artists must sell their…
  • May 27

    Remember the Alamo…..Beer?

    Remember the Alamo…..Beer?
    With the popularity of craft brews, we all know there are a lot more beers out there than ever before and they’re all competing for consumer attention.  So, what better way to popularize your new beer and to garner hometown support…
  • May 27

    Where Does the First Amendment End and the Lanham Act Begin?

    Where Does the First Amendment End and the Lanham Act Begin?
    When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against the Washington Redskins over the NFL team’s registration of marks using the term “REDSKINS,” many of us learned that the First Amendment does not provide an absolute…
Rank this Week: 3259

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    What You Need to Know About Implied Easements in California

    What You Need to Know About Implied Easements in California
    Commercial real estate transactions include negotiations based on various information about the land in question. One issue that may come up when you are buying or selling commercial real estate is whether there are any easements on the land,…
  • May 11

    Legislature Considering Law that Would Clarify When a Limited Partnership's Life Begin

    Legislature Considering Law that Would Clarify When a Limited Partnership's Life Begin
    When you are forming a business, you have many entities to choose from. One option is a limited partnership. These entities are governed in California by the California Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008 (CULPA). However, the law…
  • May 5

    The Operative Date of California's Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

    The Operative Date of California's Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
    When you decide to form a business, there are many decisions you have to make which require business counseling and advice. One of those decisions is the decision regarding what sort of business entity you will form. Different laws,…
Rank this Week: 1719

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1778

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/
  • May 27

    Company’s Lack of Bad Intent Allows It to Escape Contempt in Florida Breach of Contract Case

    Company’s Lack of Bad Intent Allows It to Escape Contempt in Florida Breach of Contract Case
    Commercial litigation actions involve many obligations that the parties must perform, both during the case and after its completion. A party that loses in a commercial litigation matter may not only be required to pay the other side, but also…
  • May 18

    What to Include in Your Florida Eviction Complaint Against a Commercial Tenant

    What to Include in Your Florida Eviction Complaint Against a Commercial Tenant
    As a commercial landlord, there are several steps to be taken when a tenant defaults on its lease. One of these steps is understanding exactly what must be included in your complaint when you sue for eviction or breach of the lease. This…
  • May 15

    Employer’s Bankruptcy Filing Does Not Stop Florida Employee’s Lawsuit

    Employer’s Bankruptcy Filing Does Not Stop Florida Employee’s Lawsuit
    A woman who had sued her former employer that had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy got some good news when a recent 1st District Court of Appeal decision revived her employment discrimination case. Even though the employee’s claims fell…
Rank this Week: 2028

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • May 27

    R.O.W. for wind project not subject to Section 7, 9th Cir. rule

    R.O.W. for wind project not subject to Section 7, 9th Cir. rule
    The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that BLM's grant of a right-of-way for a wind energy project did not trigger a requirement to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service (Sierra Club v. BLM, 13-15383). SUMMARY (not part of the…
  • May 27

    “Waters of the U.S.” rule announced

    “Waters of the U.S.” rule announced
    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have announced the new "waters of the U.S." rule. Press release Link to rule
  • May 22

    Today’s retweet

    Today’s retweet
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper takes steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse - http://t.co/5pSSL3eDkx — SageGrouseInitiative (@SageGrouseInit) May 22, 2015 Here is Senate Energy and Water appropriations report…
Rank this Week: 1115

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/
  • May 27

    Mirick O’Connell Hosts “Building the Boroughs+” Workshop On Improving Downtown

    Mirick O’Connell Hosts “Building the Boroughs+” Workshop On Improving Downtown
    Attorneys Art Bergeron and yours truly hosted a workshop for community leaders at the firm’s Westborough office on May 7th to share ideas and lessons learned on building and improving the downtowns in the Boroughs+ region.  The…
  • May 22

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot
    Guest Post by Arlon Brown of the Parsons Commercial Group, Framingham, Mass. The commercial office market in the Boroughs (Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough) is improving with declining vacancies and rising rental rates.…
  • Apr 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
Rank this Week: 4912

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1180

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • May 27

    Manager Licensing Tidbit #3

    Manager Licensing Tidbit #3
    When applying for a management company license you are required to list a Designated Manager.  The application also asks for the Designated Manager’s license number which you will not have. Our suggestion is that you put…
  • May 26

    Manager Licensing Tidbit #1

    Manager Licensing Tidbit #1
    Before an individual working for a management company can be licensed, the management company must be licensed.  The application for management companies is fairly short.  However, you should be prepared to show valid proof of…
  • May 26

    Manager Licensing Tidbit

    Manager Licensing Tidbit
    Before an individual working for a management company can be licensed, the management company must be licensed.  The application for management companies is fairly short.  However, you should be prepared to show valid proof of…
Rank this Week: 1694

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
  • May 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
Rank this Week: 2475

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
Rank this Week: 2645

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/
  • May 26

    Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies How to Prove Lost Value

    Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies How to Prove Lost Value
    By Andrew Wooley On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas held in Phillips v. Carlton Energy Group, LLC[1]/ that an expert witness’s pre-suit evaluations of a coal bed methane concession in Bulgaria and his and another…
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

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

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety…
Rank this Week: 1597

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/
  • May 26

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?
    by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law…
  • May 18

    2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry

    2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry
    The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 2, the 40th and last day of the 2015 legislative session. From that date, Governor Deal had 40 days to sign or veto the 312 bills that successfully passed both houses. To date, the…
  • Apr 21

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law
    By Mark A. Cobb As an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, I already knew what a terrific experience the Annual Meeting would be; however, this year’s meeting truly exceeded all…
Rank this Week: 4029

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
  • May 26

    Should I move my car after an accident?

    Should I move my car after an accident?
    One question I hear often is “Should I move my car after an accident?” In particular, personal injury clients want to know if their case will be hurt if they move their vehicle before the police arrive at the scene. The thought…
  • May 15

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC
    If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant…
  • May 6

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?
      Got an innovative idea? Starting a new business?  Decided to incorporate? Now what?! One of the first decisions a budding entrepreneur encounters when starting a new business is where to incorporate their new venture.  In my…
Rank this Week: 3610

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/
  • May 26

    Luxury & Culture Behind Miami’s Growth as a Destination for the Wealthy

    Luxury & Culture Behind Miami’s Growth as a Destination for the Wealthy
    The City of Miami continues to emerge as a top global destination for the über-wealthy. According to Knight Frank’s annual Wealth Report (2015), Miami is ranked 6th globally, 2nd in the U.S. and will remain among the…
  • May 8

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?
    Miami may soon join the ranks of other major U.S. metropolises boasting innovative urban trail projects that have transformed neighborhoods and ignited a firestorm of private investment. The Underline, a proposed development catalyzed by the…
  • May 1

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier
    Miami’s second annual eMerge Americas Conference marks another milestone in the city cementing itself as a hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs. In the last 18 months, Miami has established and cemented many of the key…
Rank this Week: 1278

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • May 26

    IDOT chief urges quick resolution on Illiana Expressway

    IDOT chief urges quick resolution on Illiana Expressway
    What Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn heard Thursday in Kankakee County on the 38th of his 39 tour stops across the state shouldn't have come as a surprise. People want to know if the Illiana Expressway…
  • May 21

    Mineral Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

    Mineral Rights in an Eminent Domain Case
      An issue that occasionally arises in eminent domain cases is that of the valuation of mineral rights.1 In some cases, the value of mineral rights may actually be worth more than the value of a landowner’s surface rights. As a…
  • May 19

    Illiana Expressway remains on pause in Ill. transport plan

    Illiana Expressway remains on pause in Ill. transport plan
    A proposed $8.4 billion Illinois highway plan unveiled last week includes $118 million for preliminary work on the Illiana Expressway, but the 50-mile toll road project remains in limbo, according to the Illinois Department of…
Rank this Week: 2149

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/
  • May 26

    Fifteen Minute Foreclosure Counseling Session at Gillette Stadium Deflated Borrower’s Right

    Fifteen Minute Foreclosure Counseling Session at Gillette Stadium Deflated Borrower’s Right
    Court Halts Eviction For Distressed Homeowner; Other Foreclosures In Jeopardy (Wells Fargo v. Cook, Mass. Appeals Court May 19, 2015) In response to the foreclosure crisis, HUD enacted regulations requiring lenders to provide distressed…
  • May 20

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30
    I am honored to be one of four fantastic speakers at the Massachusetts Rental Housing Association (MRHA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Saturday, May 30, 9AM-1PM at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. My presentation…
  • May 7

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again
    State House Hearing Set For May 12, 1pm, Joint Committee for Judiciary Hearing Room A-2  For the last decade, Massachusetts landlords have been lobbying for a tenant rent escrow bill which would prevent tenants from using the infamous…
Rank this Week: 615

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 26

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment
    North Carolina’s State House passed HB 3 which attempts to limit eminent domain powers.  The bill, which has 69 House sponsors and co-sponsors, would add language to the North Carolina constitution specifying that local and state…
  • May 25

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk
    According to Interthinx, Inc., a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, the “National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index” increased 3 percent from the last quarter, and is unchanged from one year ago.  However, the…
  • Apr 30

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel
    Legislation making it more difficult for private utilities to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two Iowa subcommittees.  Subcommittees in both the Iowa House and Senate approved Senate Study Bill 1276 to…
Rank this Week: 1876

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/
  • May 26

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds Local Zoning Ordinance Regarding Abandonment of Mobile-Homes To Be Unconstitutional

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds Local Zoning Ordinance Regarding Abandonment of Mobile-Homes To Be Unconstitutional
    A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision reminds local goverments that their zoning laws cannot be used to unconstitutionally deprive property owners of their property rights.  In State ex rel. Sunset Estate Properties, L.L.C. v. Lodi (Slip…
  • May 17

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”
    Not paying taxes that are legally owed is often referred to as “tax evasion”, and has been, is and will always be illegal. Reducing one’s tax burden, legally, however, by taking advantage of applicable exemptions,…
  • May 11

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement
    When improvements abut property lines, landowners will inevitably encroach on the neighboring property when maintaining and repairing their own property.  Of course a landowner can always just ask for permission to have equipment,…
Rank this Week: 421

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 25

    What Representation? – I Thought It Was Over When I Delivered The Deed.

    What Representation? – I Thought It Was Over When I Delivered The Deed.
    PrintLast week, we put tried to put down a foundation for understanding the deed merger doctrine. In its simplest (but very inadequate) formulation, it stands for the proposition that once a buyer accepts a deed to the purchased property,…
  • May 17

    The Urge To Merge: What Happens To My Bargained-For Protections After The Closing?

    The Urge To Merge: What Happens To My Bargained-For Protections After The Closing?
    PrintRuminations has explored the thorny area of integration clauses and the limits of the parol evidence rule in the context of contracts. [If you don’t believe us, click HERE or HERE or HERE to see if we’re fibbing.] We…
  • May 10

    Structural Damage Revisited And A Global Lesson

    Structural Damage Revisited And A Global Lesson
    PrintOne of Ruminations’ most popular blog postings explored what distinguishes a structural repair from one that is non-structural. In doing so, it pointed out that not every component of a structure is a structural element or a…
Rank this Week: 1215

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/
  • May 25

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Congrats to co-blogger Jim Kelly (Notre Dame), editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, on the latest edition. Links to articles are below (ABA membership req'd). Volume 23 Number 3&4 In…
  • May 25

    Two articles on the sharing economy

    Two articles on the sharing economy
    NYT has an article about how Uber is challenging that last bastion of the taxi industry: airports. Query whether Uber will soon be charging airport access fees, or if those charges typically added to taxi rates will go away. WSJ...
  • May 23

    The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee

    The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee
    There's a great article about the redevelopment histories of Baltimore and Milwaukee by Mark V. Levine in today's Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
Rank this Week: 607

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
Rank this Week: 874

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?
    With careful planning, yes. Commercial security deposits can be large amounts because there are no limits to what a landlord can demand.  On the high end, they can be over 12 to 15 months of rent.  Landlords should ensure that their…
  • Nov 22

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland
    Didn't think I'd be writing about the Occupy Movement but here we are... Occupy LA and Los Angeles officials may be entering lease negotiations for a space near City Hall.  In exchange for cleaning up camp, officials have offered the…
  • Nov 2

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit
    California’s vexatious litigant statute, Code of Civil Procedure 391, et seq., has been around for some time but it is worth revisiting in today’s litigation climate.  Improved access to law and courts and legal information is allowing…
Rank this Week: 5043

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney John W. Scruton discussed the recent "mobile-friendly" update from Google. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville…
  • May 21

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
Rank this Week: 2531

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
Rank this Week: 4766

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: 1459

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/
  • May 21

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case
    The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is expected to decide a case that will have a resounding impact on the way real estate is handled under Massachusetts law. The case, Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads, LLC, et al., will…
  • May 14

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit
    With temperatures warming up from the historic winter snowfall, and grass starting to grow brightly green, many homeowners and prospective homeowners may be thinking about starting construction projects. Whether you are merely seeking to…
  • May 7

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Massachusetts Fair Housing Discrimination Case

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Massachusetts Fair Housing Discrimination Case
    In yet another alleged case of discrimination in housing involving families with young children, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with a company that owns and operates an apartment complex in Massachusetts. The case,…
Rank this Week: 3570

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • May 21

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation
    Seeing marriage in their future, Andrew and Kent decided to buy a house together. They found a property that needed some renovations, but would generate rental income through a separate apartment. Andrew and Kent split the down payment and…
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property
    Hughes­Reddick v. Hughes, 15299/13, NYLJ 1202723952829, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided April 15, 2015). A mortgage company has suffered a set back in action brought by plaintiff to partition properties and unencumber her share from mortgages.…
  • May 7

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase
    A buyer entered into a contract to purchase a penthouse apartment from defendants for $27.5 million and paid a deposit of $2.75 million. The parties intended to close after obtaining the cooperative corporation’s board of…
Rank this Week: 1339

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/
  • May 21

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?
    After another harsh winter in New York, many of us are looking forward to getting away this Memorial Day weekend. Those of us who are driving may have acquired the vehicle from an estate. This post will address estate issues as they…
  • May 14

    "Time of the Essence" Closing Dates in New York State

    "Time of the Essence" Closing Dates in New York State
    Parties to real estate transactions often ask us whether it is appropriate to include a time of the essence clause in their real estate contract. A time of the essence clause provides that if the parties do not close on the specified date,…
  • May 8

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law
    Our firm is often retained to represent parties relating to their employment at religious institutions. Such employment refers to, among other persons, the clergy, whether it is a Rabbi or Cantor at a Synagogue, a Minister or Reverend at a…
Rank this Week: 1651

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/
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
Rank this Week: 2153

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

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

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release
    HB 7037 took effect on July 1, 2014.  It amended Florida Statute §§718.116 by adding a statutory form release of lien. Note that the general rule in Florida is that an instrument creating a lien on real property does NOT…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.
    In December, Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assisted the Russell family in the sale of Russell Concrete, Inc. The sale included two plants, associated equipment, and approximately twenty-five acres of industrial real property. One of the…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District
    GCF’s Labor & Employment law team successfully represented the Indian River County School District in a teacher discipline case before the local school board.  The favorable result was appealed to the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 4014

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/
  • May 21

    Costs of Proceeding

    Costs of Proceeding
    We are finding that some of our clients are shocked by the recent radical changes to the system of court fees. The changes have made larger claims much more expensive to commence. As a result, landlords may lose the settlement leverage that…
  • May 13

    Knowing How to Quit

    Knowing How to Quit
    The Deregulation Act 2015 (the “Act”) is an eclectic mix of legislative tinkering. However, amongst the measures relating to sellers of knitting yarn and trustees of child trust funds are some key provisions that will affect…
  • May 12

    Now the EPC Really Matter

    Now the EPC Really Matter
    We posted in 2013 on the Regulations that will make it unlawful from 01 April 2018 to let properties with an F or a G EPC rating. These are now in force. There are some time limited exemptions and a few exclusions but now is the time for…
Rank this Week: 2369

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

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

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
  • May 7

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
  • May 7

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today
    The 28th session of the Hawaii state legislature ends today, sine die.  Photo SourceBut do not despair, the same cast—some in new roles—will be back next year for the Opening Day of the 2016 Session on January 20,…
Rank this Week: 1604

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/
  • May 20

    New Texas Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operation

    New Texas Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operation
    On May 18, 2015, the Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 40 into law. The law is effective September 1, 2015. This new law effectively prohibits local city and county governments and subdivisions from regulating surface oil and gas activity…
  • May 9

    Texas Legislature Targets Municipal Fracing Ban

    Texas Legislature Targets Municipal Fracing Ban
    As of November 4, 2014 Denton, Texas was the first Texas city to ban fracing inside city limits with a ballot initiative that passed with almost 59 percent of the vote. The next day, the state’s energy lobby, Texas Oil and Gas…
  • Apr 3

    A Case Study on Oil & Gas Drainage and Waste

    A Case Study on Oil & Gas Drainage and Waste
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently decided the case of Breton Energy, L.L.C., et al. v. Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., et al which concerned claims of waste and drainage against Defendants who were operators of…
Rank this Week: 2524

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • May 20

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate
    If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved. Most people think about going to Court and concerns about an acrimonious and costly legal…
  • Apr 8

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
Rank this Week: 3451

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
  • May 4

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy
    One unexpected result of the car manufacturer’s 2009 bankruptcy is that now they cannot be held responsible for the ignition malfunction in cars recalled in 2014. The company faced over 130 lawsuits for accidents and vehicle loss. A…
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
Rank this Week: 3641