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Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

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

    What Are The Penalties For Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se As A Class D Felony?

    What Are The Penalties For Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se As A Class D Felony?
    A Buffalo driver convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se as a Class D Felony faces very serious criminal penalties. This is a criminal offense that will result in a permanent criminal record, possible jail time and very high…
  • Jul 21

    What Is Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se As A Class D Felony?

    What Is Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se As A Class D Felony?
    Buffalo drivers who are repeatedly arrested for drinking and driving often will be charged with enhanced criminal offenses and face additional penalties. They also face greater penalties when found to have an extremely high blood alcohol…
  • Jul 21

    What Is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation In The Second Degree?

    What Is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation In The Second Degree?
    A Buffalo driver convicted of any alcohol-related driving offense will have his or her driver’s license suspended or revoked for a period of time. A driver caught driving without a license – or driving outside the terms of a…
Rank this Week: 1664

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/
  • Jul 21

    YANKEE SWEETS!

    YANKEE SWEETS!
    Better than a candy store .... Legends Suite @ Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 21

    SASHIMI TACOS & VOLCANO CHICKEN

    SASHIMI TACOS & VOLCANO CHICKEN
    Sashimi Tacos @ Guy's American Kitchen & Bar -- $14.50 Four crispy wanton tacos stuffed with sashimi grade ahi tuna, mango jicama salsa, wasabi and sweet soy They weren't bad .... But the chicken ...…
  • Jul 21

    NEXT STOP ...

    NEXT STOP ...
    Shinnonhyeon (Seoul) The subways are immaculate -- easy to use.
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Jul 21

    Access to Building Services in Rental Units in New York

    Access to Building Services in Rental Units in New York
    A recent news story regarding affordable housing in New York may be of interest to readers of our blog. New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) approved a separate entrance in a proposed new building…
  • Jul 10

    Buyouts Between Landlords and Tenants in New York

    Buyouts Between Landlords and Tenants in New York
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the issue of landlords making cash offers to "buy out" tenants of their rent regulated tenancies. Our firm has handled these situations, representing both landlords and tenants in different…
  • Jul 4

    Wishing Our Readers a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing Our Readers a Happy 4th of July
Rank this Week: 1700

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/
  • Jul 21

    EPA Pebble Mine proposal would limit activities to protect watershed

    EPA Pebble Mine proposal would limit activities to protect watershed
    EPA is proposing restrictions on the Pebble mine in Alaska to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, a development that The Pebble Partnership said was tantamount to a denial of due process. “While today’s announcement from the US…
  • Jul 18

    FWS releases conservation credit proposal; CBD blasts it

    FWS releases conservation credit proposal; CBD blasts it
    Just a quick note on a proposed policy released yesterday by the Fish and Wildlife Service… The proposal would give landowners credits “for current efforts that benefit declining species,” the service said. “These…
  • Jul 15

    House Appropriations Cmte. debates Interior/Environment spending bill

    House Appropriations Cmte. debates Interior/Environment spending bill
    Started at 10:30 a.m., still in process. Rep. Jim Moran at minute 48:00 on amendment to strike “the 24 most egregious legislative riders from the bill,” which contains “veto-bait provisions that seek to turn back protections…
Rank this Week: 1303

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 977

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Michigan Township Develops Without Eminent Domain

    Michigan Township Develops Without Eminent Domain
    Harrison Township envisions a bustling waterfront. At the same time, Township officials know that a Downtown Development Authority or some kind of other economic spur may be required. Yet, the officials assume that if people see the best use…
  • Jul 21

    A Thoughtful Commentary About Urban Disengagement

    A Thoughtful Commentary About Urban Disengagement
    Gideon Kanner, a Professor of Law Emeritus at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, is probably the pre-eminent thinker on eminent domain and land use issues. Gideon is a friend of mine, and one who frequently bashes our Detroit activities. Part…
  • Jul 18

    The Downside of Anti-Energy Measure

    The Downside of Anti-Energy Measure
    The Colorado Springs Gazette was correct in opining concerns with anti-energy measures.  The opinion skews against a wealthy congressman who has a summer home near a proposed oil production site.  But the article also notes the…
Rank this Week: 1390

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/
  • Jul 21

    Regulating the sharing economy by hook or by crook (or by opinion)

    Regulating the sharing economy by hook or by crook (or by opinion)
    Thomas Friedman had an op-ed in Sunday's NYT about the sharing economy. Relevant to this blog was one of the closing paragraphs in the op-ed, which read: How fast [the growth of the sharing economy] happens will depend, in part,...
  • Jul 18

    USGS Climate Change Hazards Portal released

    USGS Climate Change Hazards Portal released
    The USGS has just released its Climate Change Hazards Portal, which allows users to visualize the effects of extreme storms, shoreline change, and sea-level rise on the U.S. coastline. Worth checking out.
  • Jul 17

    Federal government to assist cities with climate change resilience

    Federal government to assist cities with climate change resilience
    From Governing: The federal government will expand its efforts to help states and local governments prepare for natural disasters and climate change, under a series of actions announced by the White House July 16. The measures include…
Rank this Week: 613

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/
  • Jul 21

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional
    This post was written by Steven Chadwick and Sean Delaney. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the matter of Robinson Township, et. al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued the latest decision in the state…
  • Jul 21

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer
    This post was written by Katherine Campbell and Siobhan Hayes. We have just had a reminder that a landlord’s obligation to pay rates can arise when it has the legal right to take possession even though it is careful not to do so. The…
  • Jul 11

    (US) Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands Clears the PA State Legislature

    (US) Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands Clears the PA State Legislature
    On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the Commonwealth’s fiscal code by a margin of 26 to 22. Included within the fiscal code, as a companion piece to the legislation, were provisions critical to the…
Rank this Week: 1943

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
  • Apr 24

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  I'm rekindling an old article from a different forum on Chicago Law Source, for some good old fashioned news you can use, 2014-style. Have you ever thought that for a legal matter it would be simpler and…
Rank this Week: 3680

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Don't Be Caught By This Scam

    Don't Be Caught By This Scam
    We have learned that there is a scam being perpetuated on owners in community associations.  Owners are receiving a mailing which indicates that if they are paying HOA fees through a bill-pay service they should “pay particular…
  • Jun 19

    PUBLICATION OF BLOG: PUBLISHING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS—AS OF AUGUST 6TH THERE’S A WAY TO DO IT!

    PUBLICATION OF BLOG: PUBLISHING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS—AS OF AUGUST 6TH THERE’S A WAY TO DO IT!
    HB 12-1237 changed the face of association document inspections so much that many, if not all, associations were forced to rewrite their document inspection policies.  But now, HB 14-1125 has been passed to minimize some of the fallout…
  • Jun 17

    City of Arvada Publishes Draft of Comprehensive Plan

    City of Arvada Publishes Draft of Comprehensive Plan
    For the last 10 months the city of Arvada has been updating its existing Comprehensive Plan to guide future decisions relative to land use, transportation, economic development and other issues.  These changes may affect your association…
Rank this Week: 2744

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle
    After meeting with local residents, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has weighed in on the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, responding to residents’ concerns. The proposed plan for the project is to…
  • Jul 16

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)
    By 2017, PSNC Energy has plans to begin construction on a transmission pipeline that will connect two existing pipelines, in Franklin and Wake counties. The Energy company hopes to accommodate what they say is an increased demand for natural…
  • Jul 15

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana
      Ann Schneider’s recently resigned as head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, due to concerns about political hiring at her agency.  However John Greuling, president and CEO for Will County Center for Economic…
Rank this Week: 1219

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
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
  • Jul 18

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
  • Jul 16

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?
    The law says that retirement funds are exempt property in bankruptcy, but the Supreme Court has held that this exemption doesn’t apply to inherited IRAs. End of story? Not quite. The Supreme Court recently affirmed the Seventh Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2091

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4430

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 440

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show
    Are you aware that the age 50 and older divorce rate is the fastest growing segment of divorce filings? Not surprisingly, Baby Boomers are a significant part of that demographic. Peter Dunn, host of “The Pete the Planner Radio…
  • Jul 15

    ICYMI: Blaine Blood Discusses the Rise of Labor Litigation

    ICYMI: Blaine Blood Discusses the Rise of Labor Litigation
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Blaine R. Blood discusses what businesses can do to lessen the risk of being involved in labor lawsuits.  Read his advice below and don’t miss our…
  • Jul 11

    Best of Bingham: BGD Women?s Forum Welcomes Family to New Home

    Best of Bingham: BGD Women?s Forum Welcomes Family to New Home
    The Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum furnished and prepared an apartment at Coburn Place Safe Haven for a new family. Members of the Forum helped prepare the apartment for a family of five -- a mother and her four…
Rank this Week: 2140

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2773

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 21

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier
    Josh Blackman continues to stay on top of the doings at Aspen: After I declared a partial victory in #AspenGate, I decided to stay with the 7th edition of the excellent property book, Dukeminier & Krier. My plan was to...
  • Jul 21

    Map of the Day: How Tight is Your State

    Map of the Day: How Tight is Your State
    Mother Jones reports: It is obvious to anyone who has traveled around the United States that cultural assumptions, behaviors, and norms vary widely. We all know, for instance, that the South is more politically conservative than the…
  • Jul 21

    Alexander on Intergenerational Communitie

    Alexander on Intergenerational Communitie
    Gregory Alexander (Cornell) has posted Intergenerational Communities (Law & Ethics of Human Rights) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Under the human flourishing theory of property, owners have obligations, positive as well as negative, that…
Rank this Week: 291

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 461

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/
  • Jul 21

    New Article: Joseph W. Singer, Property as the Law of Democracy

    New Article: Joseph W. Singer, Property as the Law of Democracy
    Here's a law review article that you might find worthy. In Property as the Law of Democracy (pdf here), Harvard lawprof Joseph Singer writes that "[p]roperty is not merely the law of things. Property is the law of democracy." Heady stuff, for…
  • Jul 17

    Georgia: No "Condemnor's Remorse" After Special Master Determines Just Comp

    Georgia: No "Condemnor's Remorse" After Special Master Determines Just Comp
    Here's an interesting one from the Georgia Supreme Court. In Dillard Land Investments, LLC v. Fulton County, No. S13G1582 (July 11, 2014), the court held that a condemning agency could not voluntarily dismiss an eminent domain action, after a…
  • Jul 16

    Links From Today's Land Use, Planning, And Development Forum

    Links From Today's Land Use, Planning, And Development Forum
    To those of you who joined us at the ABA's Land Use, Planning, and Development Forum, thank you. Here are links to some of the topics I mentioned: Property Reserve: There's No Substitute For Eminent Domain Florida's Pregnant Pigs and the Penn…
Rank this Week: 435

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/
  • Jul 20

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property
    Reprinted/posted with permission of Cohen & Company, Ltd. Original copyright “Taxonomics”, Spring, 2014Just when you think you’ve figured out the rules of the game… The IRS has adopted new regulations for business…
  • Jul 14

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common
    Owners of commercial property have increasing found benefit in owning their separate interests in the property as “tenants in common.”  Typically, if two or more parties wanted to jointly own a commercial property, the…
  • Jul 6

    How to Spell Real Estate Tax Relief in Ohio-“ESOP”, “PTAP” “TOP”…

    How to Spell Real Estate Tax Relief in Ohio-“ESOP”, “PTAP” “TOP”…
    While paying taxes is still one of the “top 2 certainties” in our lives, and we can’t legally avoid them, there are a number of property tax deferral/loan/grant programs currently in place (or in process) in Ohio offering…
Rank this Week: 469

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jul 20

    Draining the Pool to Save Water

    Draining the Pool to Save Water
    QUESTION: Since we are in a severe drought and our members barely use the pool, are we obligated to keep it open? It seems like a waste of water and money and we would like to drain it. Does the board have the authority to close the pool?…
  • Jul 6

    Social Event

    Social Event
    QUESTION: Can the board use association funds for social events? Our CC&Rs are silent on the subject. ANSWER: Unless governing documents specifically prohibit it, HOAs can budget for, assess and spend association monies on social events.…
  • Jun 22

    Remote Denial

    Remote Denial
    QUESTION: Can the board deny a homeowner entry and exit by not allowing them to purchase a remote? ANSWER: They can’t deny ingress and egress but they can deny a remote, depending on the circumstances. If you’re delinquent in your…
Rank this Week: 4018

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 19

    Time Limit to Transfer Base Year Property Tax Value Expanded for Eminent Domain Taking

    Time Limit to Transfer Base Year Property Tax Value Expanded for Eminent Domain Taking
    Californians who have owned their properties for years understand the benefits of Proposition 13: their property taxes are based upon the property's purchase price (with only small allowable annual increases), as opposed to the property's…
  • Jul 18

    Missoula, MT and Apple Valley, CA Team Up for Water Fight

    Missoula, MT and Apple Valley, CA Team Up for Water Fight
    In what might appear as a strange pairing, the city of Missoula, Montana and Apple Valley, California are collaborating on how to take back their local water systems.  As reported by the Missoulian, the water systems for both cities are…
  • Jul 17

    Fremont Latest California City Seeking to Reinvent its Downtown

    Fremont Latest California City Seeking to Reinvent its Downtown
    Undaunted by the so-called "death of redevelopment," several California cities have pushed to reinvent -- a.k.a. redevelop -- their downtown cores.  And it appears to be working. The San Jose Mercury News recently reported that…
Rank this Week: 1790

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Trouble out west

    Trouble out west
    In O’Brien v Bristol CC [2014] EWHC 2423 (Admin) [heard at the RCJ instead of in the Bristol admin court?  Not on Bailii yet but we have seen a transcript], a range of issues arose out of the council’s decision to seek…
  • Jul 18

    Reforming a bad policy, badly.

    Reforming a bad policy, badly.
    There has been a lot of noise about the Lib Dem’s change of position/u turn on the bedroom tax announced on Wednesday. From out of that noise, it has been possible to glean a little detail about what Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander and the…
  • Jul 17

    Ghopee. Hopeless.

    Ghopee. Hopeless.
    Dunfermline Building Society v Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd & Ors (2014) QBD (Merc) 16 July 2014 [Not on Bailii. Lawtel note of extempore judgment.] Regular readers will know of our interest in Mr Dharam Ghopee (or Gopee), our very…
Rank this Week: 447

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey
    I represent both sides in Hoboken Rent Control disputes. Many condominium purchasers do not realize that their unit may be subject to rent control.  If you are buying a condo in Hoboken that was not built prior to 1986 it may be…
  • Jun 30

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.
    June 27, is Helen Keller day, and I just happened to watch “A Miracle Worker” on TV, which is a great, great movie about how Helen Keller was taught to understand the world by her teacher Ann Sullivan.  Well, the part of…
  • Mar 27

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training
      Just helped out a new business woman in Jersey City /Hoboken with a dog training business, Steph is great with Dogs and Roxy is already doing all sorts of polite things !!!!! The world needs good dogs, give Steph a try, especially…
Rank this Week: 4683

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Jul 18

    Tenants with children can’t be limited to lower floor

    Tenants with children can’t be limited to lower floor
    Managers of apartment buildings sometimes want to require tenants who have small children to live on a lower floor, in order to prevent complaints from other tenants about noise in the apartment above them. But the U.S. Department of Justice…
  • Jul 12

    How to leave items of sentimental value to your heir

    How to leave items of sentimental value to your heir
    Often, the issue that causes the most hard feelings among family members after a death isn’t how much money everyone received in the will, but who should get the plate on which Grandma served her famous Thanksgiving pie year after year.…
  • Jun 24

    Mortgages for ‘do-it-yourselfers’ are spiking

    Mortgages for ‘do-it-yourselfers’ are spiking
    There’s been a big increase recently in a special type of mortgage for people who are buying land and then building their own home on it. These “hybrid” loans function as construction financing during the building phase.…
Rank this Week: 4903

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
  • Apr 10

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change
    The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico handed down a limited win for energy code advocates, holding that adopting changes to building codes that removed energy conservation provisions without any justification violated…
  • Mar 11

    Pennsylvania Executes one of the First Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Bundling Transaction

    Pennsylvania Executes one of the First Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Bundling Transaction
    After long and diligent work, my own Commonwealth of Pennsylvania announced last week that it had successfully bundled 4,700 residential energy efficiency loans, and obtained $23 million in cash and $8.3 million in deferred payments, for a…
Rank this Week: 2990

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

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

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

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
  • Jun 25

    Real Property Tax: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Recency Presumption for Sale Occurring 29 Months Prior to the Tax Lien Date

    Real Property Tax: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Recency Presumption for Sale Occurring 29 Months Prior to the Tax Lien Date
    By: Richard Fry Former R.C. 5713.03 required a county auditor to consider a recent arm’s-length sale in determining a property’s true value for real property tax purposes. “The best evidence of the true value in money of…
Rank this Week: 1197

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 916

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jul 17

    What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud

    What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud
    Buying groceries. Stopping for gas. Going to the bank. Picking up your dry cleaning. Of all the irritating but necessary errands you have to tend to, getting something notarized ranks among the most mundane—but it’s also among the…
  • Jun 1

    10 Tips to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease Agreement

    10 Tips to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease Agreement
    Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing one, signing a commercial lease agreement is an exciting and important step. It can be difficult to be patient and make sure all the I’s are dotted and the T’s…
  • May 13

    The 10 Worst Types of Driver

    The 10 Worst Types of Driver
    It’s a fact: Driving is a dangerous enterprise. You could be the very definition of a cautious driver, but you can’t control what the thousands of other drivers on the road are doing. And a lot of the time, what they’re…
Rank this Week: 3724

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1871

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Electronic Privacy and Community Association

    Electronic Privacy and Community Association
    Community associations, like many organizations, have caught the technology wave and are increasing their reliance upon the lnternet and other digital media for conducting business. As more and more of these associations migrate information…
  • Jul 10

    Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved

    Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved
    Community associations often look to their declarations and bylaws for guidance on the governance of their community. Sometimes, though, associations want to clarify, supplement, or add to those governing documents. Depending on the…
  • Jul 3

    Construction Defects: A Call for Accountability

    Construction Defects: A Call for Accountability
    Owners frequently ask why construction defects and building product failures are so prevalent these days. In his New York Times op-ed article, "They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To: Inferior Products and Labor Drive Modern Construction,"…
Rank this Week: 3448

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jul 17

    Third Circuit holds that Shut-In Royalty Provision maintains lease on non-producing well

    Third Circuit holds that Shut-In Royalty Provision maintains lease on non-producing well
    On July 17, 2014, the Third Circuit affirmed a grant of a motion to dismiss in connection with a claim that an oil and gas lease had expired (Messner v. SWEPI LP, No. 13-3813, slip op. (3d Cir. July 17, 2014)).The lessor claimed that vertical…
  • Jul 11

    Alberta experiments with "play-based" regulation

    Alberta experiments with "play-based" regulation
    The Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") will pilot a "play-based" regulatory framework for unconventional oil and gas development in part of the Duvernay shale play in west-central Alberta this fall.The Duvernay shale play is a large, developing…
  • Jul 10

    New study reports that Pennsylvania fracking wells leak more than traditional counterpart

    New study reports that Pennsylvania fracking wells leak more than traditional counterpart
    According to a study of Pennsylvania state inspection reports, newer and unconventional wells leak more often than their older and traditional counterparts. The report, published on June 30, 2014 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of…
Rank this Week: 1916

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
  • Jul 9

    Disclosure By Developer Binds Condo Purchaser

    Disclosure By Developer Binds Condo Purchaser
    Condominium purchasers often do not read the Disclosure documentation which accompanies their Agreement of Purchase and Sale. The Disclosure documentation is important because it contains information which may have an impact on the use and…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Jul 17

    Bank Loans Are Becoming Easier To Come By For Small Businesse

    Bank Loans Are Becoming Easier To Come By For Small Businesse
    Starting a new business requires help from a lot of sources. You need excellent employees, the advice of an experienced and licensed Sacramento small business attorney, and investors. Throughout the down economy, that third requirement was…
  • Jul 14

    California Small Businesses Get Extra Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act

    California Small Businesses Get Extra Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act
    Some small businesses in California are getting an extra year to comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, which is also colloquially known as "Obamacare." Radio Station 89.3 KPCC is reporting that a bill signed by Governor…
  • Jul 7

    General Exculpation Clause can be Enforceable

    General Exculpation Clause can be Enforceable
    The term exculpation clause is defined as a contract provision that relieves one party of liability if damages are caused during the execution of a contract. These clauses can be very important in real estate transactions, particularly those…
Rank this Week: 1427

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case
    Yesterday, July 15, was the seventh day of the ongoing trial involving Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and thirty-four of its parishes, as plaintiffs, seeking to quiet the title to their real and personal property…
  • Jul 10

    Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina

    Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina
    Now intrudes upon my vocation one of the more unwelcome of my duties as an Anglican Curmudgeon. Having practiced as a trial lawyer for 44 years, the last six of which have been constantly embroiled in litigation with the attorneys for the…
  • Jul 8

    Just Who Broke Their Ordination Vows?

    Just Who Broke Their Ordination Vows?
    Over at his blog Preludium, the Rev. Canon Mark Harris asks the question at the start of the trial in South Carolina today: "What part of the ordination vows did Mark Lawrence not understand?"The question is a facile one -- easily stated, but…
Rank this Week: 1613

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jul 17

    New Preschool Planned for Vacant Fillmore Place Lot

    New Preschool Planned for Vacant Fillmore Place Lot
    Applicants say wood in proposed façade would mirror the tone of the historic district’s primarily masonry fabric in contemporary language. On July 8, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, in its first meeting headed by new…
  • Jul 10

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for June 2014 Available

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for June 2014 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).…
  • Jul 9

    Previously Approved Building Plan Reduced in Height from Five to Four Storie

    Previously Approved Building Plan Reduced in Height from Five to Four Storie
    Landmarks approved application for five story building at site of existing garage in 2013; applicants sought to amend permit to reduce height while retaining approved design. On June 24, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an…
Rank this Week: 2460

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/
  • Jul 16

    How Do I Create A Guardianship For A Minor?

    How Do I Create A Guardianship For A Minor?
    A guardianship occurs when the court appoints a guardian to make personal decisions for a minor child. The guardian is the person who makes the decisions and the child is known as the "ward". Generally, the guardian of a minor is appointed…
  • Jul 10

    How Do I Get A Conservatorship For An Adult?

    How Do I Get A Conservatorship For An Adult?
    Generally, a conservatorship is attained by filing a petition with the Superior Court following Arizona Revised Statute § 14-5404. The Purpose of a conservatorship is to appoint someone (this could be a person or a company) to make…
  • Jul 2

    What Happens To My Business If I Die?

    What Happens To My Business If I Die?
    A common estate planning questions that arises is "What happens to my business when I am gone?" As part of the answer to this question you will need to consider, among other things, the form of the business entity, your goals, the size and…
Rank this Week: 3749

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Jul 16

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away
    In its recent decision in Samuelson v. Planning Bd. of Orleans, the Appeals Court affirmed and expanded on its 2011 decision in Killorin v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Andover, which confined the reach of M.G.L. c. 184, § 23.…
  • Jun 5

    Known Monuments Decide Boundary Dispute

    Known Monuments Decide Boundary Dispute
    In its recent decision in Bernier v. Fredette, the Appeals Court affirmed a Land Court ruling concerning the importance of monuments in deed descriptions.  In real estate parlance, a monument is a fixed object used by surveyors to…
  • May 29

    SJC Reverses Eminent Domain Judgment For Impacts From Sagamore Bridge "Flyover"

    SJC Reverses Eminent Domain Judgment For Impacts From Sagamore Bridge "Flyover"
    In its decision issued last week in Sorenti Bros., Inc. v. Commonwealth, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that a gas station owner is not entitled to eminent domain damages due to the elimination of the rotary at the foot of…
Rank this Week: 2111

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1346

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: 1285

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/
  • Jul 16

    City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance

    City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance
    The City of Miami has recently adopted a public-private partnership (“P3″) ordinance. The new City ordinance, combined with the recently passed Florida state P3 legislation, and Miami-Dade County P3 resolution, continue to…
  • Jul 2

    Increasing Canadian Investment in Florida

    Increasing Canadian Investment in Florida
    Long since a top destination for Canadian ‘snowbirds,’ Florida is quickly solidifying its position as a center for Canadian investment. Miami-based Canadian Consul General Louise Leger recently made an official visit to Pensacola,…
  • Jun 27

    Miami Beach — New Hotbed For Boutique Hotel Deal

    Miami Beach — New Hotbed For Boutique Hotel Deal
    No longer are the major hotel flags of the world the only ones taking their talents to South Beach. Boutique hotels are becoming the focus of the Miami hospitality market at a time when investors are pouring millions into Miami real estate.…
Rank this Week: 2741

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/
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
  • Jun 18

    A Lesson From Somerville: Better Zoning Promotes Economic Growth

    A Lesson From Somerville: Better Zoning Promotes Economic Growth
    Paul McMorrow wrote an interesting column in yesterday’s Boston Globe that deserves reading, particularly for those interested in crafting workable zoning codes and bylaws in our cities and towns.  The current zoning process in…
  • May 15

    SJC: Private Forest Land Eligible for Tax Exemption

    SJC: Private Forest Land Eligible for Tax Exemption
    As an update to our previous post, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) today reversed the Appellate Tax Board (ATB) and held that forest land owned by a private conservation organization should be exempt from local property taxes. The decision…
Rank this Week: 3282

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

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

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
  • Jun 11

    The New Water Fountain

    The New Water Fountain
     Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our firm's new Columbus, Ohio offices.  The office design and space use is so refreshing and sharp.  What caught my attention most was the creative re-design/re-purposing of the office…
Rank this Week: 3158

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: 930

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jul 15

    If You’re Not a Redskins Fan, Why Should You Care What They Call the Team?

    If You’re Not a Redskins Fan, Why Should You Care What They Call the Team?
    If you’ve been living in a cave the last few months, then you probably haven’t heard about the cancellation of the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations for the word REDSKINS based on the decision that the term is…
  • Jul 15

    What the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Means to You

    What the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Means to You
    Last month, the United States Supreme Court (sometimes referred to as “SCOTUS”) released a record nine decisions involving intellectual property and, while most of those opinions involved esoteric issues of patent law, one of the…
  • Jul 10

    Taking Claim Goes to Trial

    Taking Claim Goes to Trial
    We just completed a trial conducted over three weeks in San Diego County against the City of Oceanside asserting that the City’s actions, vis-à-vis a mobilehome park owner over the past decade, have caused a “taking”…
Rank this Week: 4020