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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    LOOKS MORE LIKE A SWIMMING POOL

    LOOKS MORE LIKE A SWIMMING POOL
    Winter Village @ Bryant Park (earlier this week) Free Skating at The Rink October 21, 2014 – March 1, 2015 The Rink is the centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The 170' x 100' rink features free admission ice…
  • Oct 24

    VIP DESSERTS @ HARD ROCK HOLLYWOOD

    VIP DESSERTS @ HARD ROCK HOLLYWOOD
    VIP area @ Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, Florida)
  • Oct 24

    LOOKING DOWN @ THE CROWD

    LOOKING DOWN @ THE CROWD
    Motley Crue @ Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, Florida)
Rank this Week: 7

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: 746

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Oct 24

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice
    (photo from nydailynews.com)   New York Daily News writer Stephen Rex Brown (October 23, 2014 edition) told the story of Jeff Deskovic and the incredible award he obtained.  It was the largest verdict in U.S. history at $41.6…
  • Oct 23

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case
    The Court in Burbar v. Inc. Vill. of Garden City,961 F. Supp. 2d 462,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117029,2013 WL 4427810(E.D.N.Y.2013) made a very important distinction when deciding the Defendant’s motion to dismiss.  After analyzing the…
  • Oct 22

    Familial Exception to Eviction

    Familial Exception to Eviction
    A very interesting decision was issued by Judge Eric Bjorneby, J.D.C. in Kakwani v Kakwani,40 Misc. 3d 627,967 N.Y.S.2d 827,2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2555,2013 NY Slip Op 23200,2013 WL 3155372(N.Y. Dist. Ct.2013).  This eviction action…
Rank this Week: 1069

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/
  • Oct 24

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014
    In addition to people, pets and parking issues, this autumn’s harvest of condo-related court and tribunal decisions includes a bumper crop of court of appeal cases dealing with: Expired condo liens; Contempt of court by directors;…
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
Rank this Week: 1907

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
Rank this Week: 1207

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
  • Oct 24

    2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015

    2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) took its final step to phase out ASTM E1527-05, the standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments utilized by environmental professionals and parties since…
  • Sep 23

    Hotel Financing Seminar

    Hotel Financing Seminar
    Please join us for this informative webinar today.  If you can not participate you can access the webinar through our sponsor. The link is the title to the webinar.   Hotel Financing Structures and Options in the Hospitality…
  • Aug 22

    Return of Retail Part Two

    Return of Retail Part Two
    I recently speculated that retail must be back. I just attended the ICSC Idea Exchange in Columbus, Ohio and got further support for this idea. Robert Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Philips Edison & Company, said they were now seeing…
Rank this Week: 4726

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Oct 24

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure
    The buyer of a house at a foreclosure auction is generally entitled to possession twenty days after the foreclosure sale, but with protections of tenants of the former owner under both state and federal laws.   If the occupants to not…
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
Rank this Week: 2569

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/
  • Oct 24

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"
    We're tied up today and don't have time to do any analysis, so we post this without comment: Bowman v. California Coastal Comm'n, No. B243015 (Oct. 23, 2014), wherein the court held: In Kleiniecke v. Montecito Water District (1983) 147…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz
    It cost a lot to live in San Francisco, these days. A whole lot, whether you own, or rent. If you're a renter, however, you should hope and pray that your landlord wants out of the rental business. Because under a San Francisco ordinance,…
  • Oct 17

    ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced

    ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced
    If you haven't already, please mark you calendars: the agendas and faculty lists for the February 5-7, 2015 ALI-CLE eminent domain programs in San Francisco have been finalized. Registration is ongoing, and there's even a few more days left…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Oct 24

    Pennsylvania bill requiring monthly reporting of natural gas production heads to the Governor

    Pennsylvania bill requiring monthly reporting of natural gas production heads to the Governor
    On October 15, 2014, Pennsylvania legislators approved a bill that would require monthly reports of natural gas production from wells in unconventional formations. Operators of such wells are currently required to report natural gas…
  • Oct 23

    Do UK regulatory changes signal large-scale shale gas exploitation?

    Do UK regulatory changes signal large-scale shale gas exploitation?
    The 14th onshore licensing round closes on October 28, 2014 for both conventional and ‘unconventional’ oil and gas exploration, including shale gas. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) expects about 50-150…
  • Oct 14

    Revisions to proposed fracking regulations in California

    Revisions to proposed fracking regulations in California
    California recently circulated its third version of S.B. 4., a bill passed last year that sets forth rules regarding well stimulation operations. The California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal…
Rank this Week: 1587

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/
Rank this Week: 835

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 24

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Just as guerrillas must eventually…
  • Oct 23

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the…
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
Rank this Week: 372

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Surrender of Lease Agreements in New York

    Surrender of Lease Agreements in New York
    Quite often, our firm is consulted by both landlords and tenants regarding the termination of a lease prior to its legal end date. For example, a lease may have a term which runs through December 31, 2020. In certain situations, the parties…
  • Oct 17

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?

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

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York
    Our firm is often involved in disputes over pets in rental properties. We have represented tenants who have dogs or cats in their rented apartment or house, and whose landlords claim that this is a violation of their lease. We have also…
Rank this Week: 2158

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 227

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 24

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market
    For the last several months, I have been interested in thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy and, in particular, the short-term rental market typified by Internet sites like Airbnb. Thus far, it seems only tentative, relatively…
  • Oct 23

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele
    As someone who clears title to vacant inner-city properties--first in Baltimore, now in South Bend--I have been asked more than once "Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?" An Atlantic article with that exact…
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
Rank this Week: 324

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Oct 24

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Thomas Prendergast

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Thomas Prendergast
      The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Thomas Prendergast Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014…
  • Oct 23

    Astoria Cove Developers Testify Before City Council

    Astoria Cove Developers Testify Before City Council
    Council Members questioned the developers on the project’s affordability and use of union labor. On October 20, 2014 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held a public hearing on the proposed Astoria Cove development…
  • Oct 22

    Challenge to NYU Expansion Plan Overturned on Appeal

    Challenge to NYU Expansion Plan Overturned on Appeal
    Coalition of local residents, Greenwich Village community organizations, and elected officials sought to prevent NYU’s development of two superblocks north of Houston Street. In 2012, the City Council voted to approve multiple actions…
Rank this Week: 3720

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
Rank this Week: 1776

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 671

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/
  • Oct 23

    My Spouse Is An Alcoholic. How Can I Prove They’re Unfit For Custody In A Buffalo Divorce?

    My Spouse Is An Alcoholic. How Can I Prove They’re Unfit For Custody In A Buffalo Divorce?
    A history of substance abuse, whether alcohol, drugs, or prescription drugs, is something that judges consider very closely when reviewing custody petitions. Most problem drinkers will have indicators in their financial records of purchases…
  • Oct 23

    Can My Spouse Be Compelled To Turn Over Financial Records In Our Rochester Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Be Compelled To Turn Over Financial Records In Our Rochester Divorce?
    Yes, you and your spouse will be required to turn over a statement of net worth and any other relevant financial disclosures during the discovery phase of your divorce. If additional records are needed, such as if you believe your spouse is…
  • Oct 23

    How Are Our Two Incomes Used To Determine Child Support In Rochester?

    How Are Our Two Incomes Used To Determine Child Support In Rochester?
    Child support calculations are fairly complex, but as a general proposition, the court will look at the couple’s combined income and the number of children they share, then determine a percentage of the combined income to provide for…
Rank this Week: 1255

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
  • Oct 6

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)
    Sub silentio (literally, "under [the cloak of] silence") is a legal term of art for the technique of a court that, say, wants to accomplish something like the overruling of an earlier case -- without having to admit in express words what it…
  • Oct 1

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS
    The recent meltdown at the country's oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some of the canonical abuses and litigation strategy implemented in the last few years…
Rank this Week: 1005

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    Our Move is Finally Here!

    Our Move is Finally Here!
    On Friday, October 23rd, we will be making the move to our new offices located at 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 300 in Littleton, Colorado!  In order to facilitate our move, we will not have phone or email service on Friday.  While we…
  • Oct 20

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign
    We are fifteen days from the 2014 midterm elections, and candidates are undoubtedly working hard to get those elusive swing voters to the polls. Yard signs are one tool that candidates use to build name recognition and sway votes. A multitude…
  • Oct 17

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape
    Without a hint of irony, the City of Lakewood passed a six page law to reduce the number of lawsuits.  Ordinance O-2014-21 (you can download it here, beginning page 66) added a new Chapter 26 to Article 14 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.…
Rank this Week: 781

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 23

    Separated families and bedroom tax

    Separated families and bedroom tax
    Cotton & Ors, R (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Ors [2014] EWHC 3437 (Admin) This was the Liberty backed judicial review of the bedroom tax regulations on the basis that the regulations amounted to…
  • Oct 22

    A very unlawful eviction

    A very unlawful eviction
    (Finally) AA v London Borough of Southwark [2014] EWHC 500 (QB) This High Court judgment is remarkable in many ways, most of them worrying. It was the result of a six day hearing, with Southwark putting Kelvin Rutledge QC up against Mr…
  • Oct 21

    Christopher Chope MP makes a generous offer

    Christopher Chope MP makes a generous offer
    The Justice Select Committee heard oral evidence on housing legal aid after LASPO today, 21 October 2014. Representatives from HLPA, Shelter and Garden Court Chambers gave evidence. The recording is here, if the video below doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 359

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Oct 23

    Colorado Supreme Court Will Consider Community Association Case

    Colorado Supreme Court Will Consider Community Association Case
    The Colorado Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in the case of Pulte Home Corporation v. Countryside Community Association.  Opening briefs as well as a motion to allow an amicus (friend of the court) brief by the Home Builders…
  • Oct 14

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

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

    Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defect

    Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defect
    In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is…
Rank this Week: 1826

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4513

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Do I Need A Lawyer To Form A Business?

    Do I Need A Lawyer To Form A Business?
    The first thing to consider is what type of business do you want to have. There are there major categories of business, with some additional subcategories (which won't be discussed here. The first is the sole proprietorship. In our…
  • Oct 16

    Do I Need A Lawyer Draft My Will?

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

    How Do I Probate A Small Estate?

    How Do I Probate A Small Estate?
    Probating a small estate in Arizona is done by using a Small Estate Affidavit. Small Estate Affidavits are allowed pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute § 14-3973. The general rule for whether an estate can proceed by Affidavit is if a…
Rank this Week: 3198

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    DWR to Host Informational Webinar Sessions for Incorporating Flood Risk into Local General Plan

    DWR to Host Informational Webinar Sessions for Incorporating Flood Risk into Local General Plan
    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host two informational webinar sessions on the recently released Guidance on General Plan Amendments for Addressing Flood Risk (September 2014). The Guidance document was…
  • Oct 14

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

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

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

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Join Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, in a new class which discusses recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
Rank this Week: 1130

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1596

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
Rank this Week: 2788

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 252

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
Rank this Week: 810

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

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

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Oct 22

    Filmmaker Josh Fox to Speak at Annual Environmental Forum

    Filmmaker Josh Fox to Speak at Annual Environmental Forum
    The Greening the Statehouse conference on Saturday, October 25 is worthy of another mention. The Hoosier Environmental Council has announced that Josh Fox, director of the Academy Award-nominated film Gasland, will…
  • Oct 22

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance
    From a lengthy article in the Seymour Tribune on September 21, 2014: Jackson County Plan Commission held a public hearing about a proposed confined animal feeding operation ordinance. The proposed ordinance, which has been in the works…
  • Oct 21

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO
    From the Seymour Tribune on October 15 . . . “A southern Indiana farmer has won permission from county officials to build a facility housing 4,000 hogs, even though dozens of residents are protesting the plans. A Jackson County zoning…
Rank this Week: 14

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    New Jersey Court Filing Fees Scheduled to Increase

    New Jersey Court Filing Fees Scheduled to Increase
    Between the 21 vicinages of the New Jersey Superior Court, thousands of employees are on staff, performing a variety of functions. Despite streamlining and reductions in workforce, the operation of the Courts remains a very expensive…
  • Oct 1

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin
    As the 2014 tax appeal season nears its conclusion, and as the 2015 tax appeal season is ready to begin, we look back at another great year. In 2014, while we reduced the number of tax appeal clients we agreed to represent, we still saved…
  • Aug 22

    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening
    Our clients frequently ask us about Tenant Screening. For Landlords who want to minimize their risk of renting to problematic tenants, a variety of methods can be used to predict whether the tenant may present a problem in the future. Most…
Rank this Week: 2920

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: 1628

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Oct 22

    Join Us at the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Litigation Seminar in Los Angeles on November 13

    Join Us at the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Litigation Seminar in Los Angeles on November 13
    The Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute will be holding its 47th annual Litigation Seminar on November 13, 2014 at the City Club in Los Angeles.  I’ll be presenting on the topic “The Perception of Advocacy…
  • Oct 21

    City of Pittsburg, CA moves forward on controversial Donlon Blvd. Project

    City of Pittsburg, CA moves forward on controversial Donlon Blvd. Project
    The Contra Costa Times reported last week that the City of Pittsburg certified the environmental document for the Donlon Boulevard extension after nearly two decades of trying.  Although the vote was unanimous, the project has vocal…
  • Oct 18

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

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar
    For those of you interested in hearing from eminent domain experts across the United States on hot topic condemnation issues, I hope you’ll join us at the ALI-CLE’s 32nd Annual Eminent domain and Land Valuation Litigation Program.…
Rank this Week: 3210

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1310

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/
  • Oct 22

    Lincoln Road Property Prices Soar

    Lincoln Road Property Prices Soar
    Lincoln Road property values are soaring to new heights with tenant rents and property prices at record highs. Dating back to the 1920s, Lincoln Road has seen its share of transitional decades, but experts say this time it’s noticeably…
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
Rank this Week: 2734

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2655

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    Water, Water, Everywhere
    Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically purchase an…
  • Sep 16

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
Rank this Week: 2639

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    New Client: Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association

    New Client: Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Tuscany is a private gated community in Porter Ranch which includes Cortile. It consists of…
  • Oct 10

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR
    *New Legislation Provisions of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (Civ. Code §§ 4000 - 6150) currently require homeowners associations ("HOAs") to "provide a fair, reasonable, and expeditious procedure for resolving…
  • Oct 7

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association
    We are proud to announce that Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Heritage Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Winchester being developed by Beazer Homes.…
Rank this Week: 1774

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Commercial Real Estate – Terms & Definition

    Commercial Real Estate – Terms & Definition
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Commercial Real Estate – Terms & Definitions Availability Rate: The ratio of available space to total rentable space, calculated by dividing the total available square feet by the total rentable square…
  • Oct 17

    October 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

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

    Partition of Florida Real Estate

    Partition of Florida Real Estate
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Joint property ownership is a partnership at its core. Partnerships are great tools to save money, promote economies of scale, and better utilize resources. However, in situations where more than one party owns…
Rank this Week: 1124

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
  • Oct 21

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter, Especially When it Comes to Fact-Based Opinion

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter, Especially When it Comes to Fact-Based Opinion
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
  • Oct 20

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

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination
    The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging…
Rank this Week: 2488

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
  • Oct 21

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014
    Kevin MacLeodWe’re starting off our new blog season after a bit of a break with a recap of two key exemption cases that will be making waves again soon. Specifically, on October 21, 2014 the New York Court of Appeals heard…
  • Aug 10

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation
    Kathleen M. BennettRecently there has been increasing debate regarding if and when assessing jurisdictions, or its agents, can invade the privacy of New York residents. Even New York’s governor has been impacted by…
  • Jun 15

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case
    Kevin MacLeodAs reported in an earlier post, entitled New York Pagan Phryganium Wins Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal,  the Third Department recently held that the Town of Catskill improperly denied a pagan religious group a real…
Rank this Week: 2121

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
Rank this Week: 2898

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/
  • Oct 21

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster
    Scott is a 2014 graduate of the William and Mary Law School and newly admitted member of the Virginia State Bar. In 2010, Scott became the first college student to be elected to the Williamsburg City Council. Scott has worked diligently with…
  • Oct 13

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer
    It’s that time of year when we start to see holiday decorations. Yes, the stores are displaying Halloween items along with Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and other holiday decorations at the same time. And now that there…
  • Sep 30

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?
    A Virginia Beach jury found a condominium association liable for failing to permit unit owners an opportunity to inspect and copy association records. Not only must the condo board allow inspection and copying, they must pay for an audit of…
Rank this Week: 2752

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 21

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?
    Was your firm - or more importantly were your clients - affected by the technical issues experienced by Bank of England yesterday?It is understood that many conveyancing transactions were delayed as a result of system problems…
  • Oct 19

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

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

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management
    Legal software house Lexsure have announced that in the three months leading up to 1st October over 120 firms upgrade their risk processes by  signing up to Lexsure’s conveyancing risk management products.Simon Seaton, CEO of…
Rank this Week: 2378

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

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

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

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

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

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case
    SJC To Hear Important Employment Classification Case The critical question of whether real estate agents are governed by the state’s strict independent contractor law is now headed to the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest…
Rank this Week: 659