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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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
  • Mar 29

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust
    The purpose of a trust document is to convey information to its intended audience. But that audience is typically a very disparate group in terms of its education in general and its knowledge of trusts and taxes in particular. How can you…
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
Rank this Week: 825

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
Rank this Week: 4459

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/
  • Mar 29

    Dilapidations Claims: Repair or Despair?

    Dilapidations Claims: Repair or Despair?
    How can landlords make sure they can claim for the diminution in the value of their reversion when the lease of a dilapidated property comes to an end? Doing no work but hoping to claim was not a successful strategy for the landlord in the…
  • Mar 15

    (US) Payment and Performance Bonds vs Completion Bonds. What’s best for your project?

    (US) Payment and Performance Bonds vs Completion Bonds. What’s best for your project?
    Several types of bonds exist in the development world. So, which type of bond is best for your project? A payment and performance bond is a combination instrument. It’s first a payment bond that guarantees that the contractor will pay…
  • Mar 9

    BloggeRS: Eva Lai ‘Proposal for new Chinese investment rules – Is UK property investment still attractive?’

    BloggeRS: Eva Lai ‘Proposal for new Chinese investment rules – Is UK property investment still attractive?’
    Reports suggest that China proposes to impose greater monitoring of large outbound investments and potentially block state-owned enterprises from purchasing overseas property with a value of more than US$1bn in a single transaction.…
Rank this Week: 3952

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Mar 29

    Schneiderman Announces $20.9 Million in Grants for NY Land Bank

    Schneiderman Announces $20.9 Million in Grants for NY Land Bank
    Attorney General Schneiderman announces large contribution for Land Banks statewide, nearly doubling total grants. On March 24, 2017, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced $20.9 million…
  • Mar 28

    One Year Under Mandatory Rules Produces 4,700 Affordable Unit

    One Year Under Mandatory Rules Produces 4,700 Affordable Unit
    Mayor and City Council celebrate progress in production of affordable housing units since the passage of mandatory affordable rules one year ago. March 22, 2017, marked the one year anniversary of the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program.…
  • Mar 27

    Nisha Agarwal: “Lawyers help enforce the law, but also change it”

    Nisha Agarwal: “Lawyers help enforce the law, but also change it”
    In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Nisha Agarwal as the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Agarwal has since pushed forward and implemented IDNYC, New York City’s municipal ID card, a program that…
Rank this Week: 2690

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 12 – Rent

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 12 – Rent
    Setting the Rent The owner of a well-known letting agents in Norwich told me once that they had a saying – ‘the greedy man goes hungry’.  There is not a lot of point in charging a high rent if no-one is prepared to pay…
  • Mar 27

    A quick guide to lawful and unlawful discrimination when renting to tenant

    A quick guide to lawful and unlawful discrimination when renting to tenant
    When talking to landlords they sometimes seem to be a bit confused about what their rights and obligations are when choosing tenants. So let’s take a look at this. When it is unlawful to discriminate According to the gov.uk website here…
  • Mar 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20th March

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20th March
    It seems to be a law of nature that things come along (like busses) in twos or threes. So after a few quiet weeks I am off on two trips this week.  Tuesday I will be at the ARLA Conference and Thursday I will be speaking at the…
Rank this Week: 1552

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: 593

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 28

    RTB and Airbnb in Southwark

    RTB and Airbnb in Southwark
    Yes, the backlog of case reports is growing, but I’ve only time for a quick note on an interesting development in Southwark. According to this report, Southwark council have decided that their Right To Buy leases contain covenants that…
  • Mar 26

    Floating right

    Floating right
    Jones v Canal & River Trust (2017) EWCA Civ 135 This was an appeal against an order that Canal and River Trust could remove Mr Jones boat from a canal near Bradford on Avon, under its powers under s.8 of the British Waterways…
  • Mar 26

    Job Ads – W London & Watford

    Job Ads – W London & Watford
    Ealing Law Centre Housing Solicitor Salary: According to experience Working hours: 35 per week Benefits include:  22 days annual leave, flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. Ealing Law Centre seeks…
Rank this Week: 215

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 28

    PA Court Remands Gas Storage Case

    PA Court Remands Gas Storage Case
    A Pennsylvania appeals court remanded two cases for new hearings on whether a UGI Corp. subsidiary had properly taken the subsurface rights of private landowners by declaring their properties within a buffer zone surrounding an underground…
  • Mar 26

    TX Considering Another Eminent Domain Bill

    TX Considering Another Eminent Domain Bill
    Texas State Rep. Justin Holland has submitted a bill seeking to include replacement costs of structures and fencing of a landowner in the original eminent domain appraisals. House Bill 2556 is one of a number of eminent domain bills pending…
  • Mar 11

    Arkansas Congressman Introduce Eminent Domain Bill

    Arkansas Congressman Introduce Eminent Domain Bill
    Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation introduced legislation that could prevent construction of a new power line that would go from Oklahoma to Tennessee. If approved, federal officials would need permission from state officials…
Rank this Week: 4445

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
Rank this Week: 3423

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Mar 28

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Training and Disclosure for Condominium Board Director

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Training and Disclosure for Condominium Board Director
    Being a condominium director is a volunteer position. However, it comes with considerable responsibility, as the board of directors of a condominium corporation has the responsibility to manage the affairs of the corporation. For many unit…
  • Mar 21

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Communications to Owner

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Communications to Owner
    When the Government of Ontario conducted its review of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”), one of the concerns raised was that there was not enough reliable, timely and relevant information being communicated to condominium…
  • Mar 16

    Chicago Ordinance Regulates and Restricts Short-Term Rentals of Condominium

    Chicago Ordinance Regulates and Restricts Short-Term Rentals of Condominium
    The explosive growth of on-line short-term rental websites has caused considerable controversy and concerns for governments, hotel operators and condominiums. Condominium corporations have safety and security concerns with the arrival and…
Rank this Week: 3234

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Mar 27

    Selling Your House Without A Real Estate Agent

    Selling Your House Without A Real Estate Agent
    The influx of people moving to the State of Texas has led to a shortage of housing opportunities. This shortage has contributed to the rise in housing prices and created a seller’s market. Texas homeowners have been taking advantage of…
  • Mar 9

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?
    The real estate business is one that’s bolstered by the trust of the parties involved, yet situations can occur that lead to such trusts being broken. The potential for such events to happen are the reason that the concept of earnest…
  • Dec 15

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an…
Rank this Week: 916

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Mar 27

    Selling Your House Without A Real Estate Agent

    Selling Your House Without A Real Estate Agent
    The influx of people moving to the State of Texas has led to a shortage of housing opportunities. This shortage has contributed to the rise in housing prices and created a seller’s market. Texas homeowners have been taking advantage of…
  • Mar 9

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?
    The real estate business is one that’s bolstered by the trust of the parties involved, yet situations can occur that lead to such trusts being broken. The potential for such events to happen are the reason that the concept of earnest…
  • Dec 15

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an…
Rank this Week: 1932

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1118

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Is it Really a Matter of Trust?

    Is it Really a Matter of Trust?
    Over the last year or more, we have been bombarded with news about Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured e-mail server, Russian hacking of the DNC and other servers, and Wikileaks and its release of confidential, perhaps classified,…
  • Mar 20

    Please Take Out the Garbage

    Please Take Out the Garbage
    A shopping center landlord client has had some difficulties with one of his tenants recently. The tenant, a bagel shop and restaurant, and the largest tenant in the small suburban strip center, is not maintaining the area surrounding the…
  • Mar 13

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million
    President Trump’s proposed budget includes $6 Billion in potential cuts to HUD that will have a significant impact on affordable housing. The proposed cuts, which amount to nearly 14% of HUD’s budget, could cause properties…
Rank this Week: 2330

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Is it Really a Matter of Trust?

    Is it Really a Matter of Trust?
    Over the last year or more, we have been bombarded with news about Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured e-mail server, Russian hacking of the DNC and other servers, and Wikileaks and its release of confidential, perhaps classified,…
  • Mar 20

    Please Take Out the Garbage

    Please Take Out the Garbage
    A shopping center landlord client has had some difficulties with one of his tenants recently. The tenant, a bagel shop and restaurant, and the largest tenant in the small suburban strip center, is not maintaining the area surrounding the…
  • Mar 13

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million
    President Trump’s proposed budget includes $6 Billion in potential cuts to HUD that will have a significant impact on affordable housing. The proposed cuts, which amount to nearly 14% of HUD’s budget, could cause properties…
Rank this Week: 2332

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1338

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 873

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/
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
  • Feb 23

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence
    While there are many advantages of getting an appraisal for a tax appeal, there are a lot of cases where it may not make sense to do so. These cases include matters where there are several identical comparable sales. The best example is an…
  • Dec 7

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

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Actions: Strategies for Resolving the Difficult Case when the Client does not come to Court
    Nearly 200,000 landlord tenant disputes are filed each year in New Jersey Landlord Tenant Courts. The majority of Landlord Tenant matters are filed by attorneys on behalf of landlords. Some landlords would rather not appear at Court for a…
Rank this Week: 4856

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    Wear And Tear: Easier Said Than Understood

    Wear And Tear: Easier Said Than Understood
    PrintThere are lots of comfortable phrases and concepts we all use without ever thinking about what they really mean or how they play out. One example is the well-worn formulation: “ordinary wear and tear excepted.” We see it all…
  • Mar 19

    Attend Oxford University And Avoid Ambiguous Leases, Mortgages, And Other Agreement

    Attend Oxford University And Avoid Ambiguous Leases, Mortgages, And Other Agreement
    PrintWe just couldn’t pass up on this one even though newspapers across the country have brought it to the attention of the general public. We think we have a reader-relevant take on it, so our planned posting for this week will have to…
  • Mar 12

    Fools And Bankruptcy And Broken Lease

    Fools And Bankruptcy And Broken Lease
    PrintWhat is an herbaceous plant that has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs? Some may think it is a “nettle.” We’re thinking it is “bankruptcy law.” That’s a reason why we’ve steered away from…
Rank this Week: 1164

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Slouching Towards Socialism

    Slouching Towards Socialism
    It seems I am constrained to commenting these days on politics. (Religion news is akin to reporting that "there is a Beast slouching towards Bethlehem.")The recent fiasco in Congress over repealing and replacing Obamacare was the result of an…
  • Mar 17

    No Comment Dept.

    No Comment Dept.
    IRS Gives "After-School Satan Club" Tax-Exempt Status in Ten DaysSatanic Temple Brings "After-School Satan Club" to Portland Elementary SchoolIRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status to Non-Profit Christian Coffee Shop IRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status to…
  • Feb 10

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion
    First: Like the original non-decision by Federal District Judge James L. Robart, the 29-page order by the Ninth Circuit on Thursday does not qualify as a genuine decision on the law. Neither one of them cites or discusses the basic…
Rank this Week: 4822

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Showdown Between Dish, Texas and Atmos Energy Over Gas Compressor

    Showdown Between Dish, Texas and Atmos Energy Over Gas Compressor
    In a case that could have a substantial impact on the rights of Texas mineral right and landowners, the Supreme Court of Texas recently heard the oral arguments in the case of Atmos Energy Corporation et al v. Town of DISH, et al. The case…
  • Mar 17

    What Obligation Does A Texas Property Owner Have to Protect Third Parties From Crime?

    What Obligation Does A Texas Property Owner Have to Protect Third Parties From Crime?
    When a crime occurs on someone else’s property, who is liable for the harm caused by that crime? Of course, the person who committed the act of crime should be held accountable, but does a property owner have any sort of obligation to a…
  • Mar 10

    When is a Texas Oil & Gas Pipeline a Common Carrier Under the Texas Rice I Test?

    When is a Texas Oil & Gas Pipeline a Common Carrier Under the Texas Rice I Test?
    With so many new oil and gas pipelines being constructed presently in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court’s timing for additional guidance on when a pipeline company is a common carrier in the case of Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas L.L.C. v.…
Rank this Week: 1057

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 272

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Forum Selection Clauses and Their Impact on Your Commercial Contract

    Forum Selection Clauses and Their Impact on Your Commercial Contract
    When you and a potential business partner contemplate entering into a commercial contract, there are many things to which you can agree and make binding on both sides by including relevant terms in your agreement. One of these issues is…
  • Mar 15

    Nutritional Supplement Company Allowed to Use Expert’s Opinion on Lost Profits in Florida Contract Breach Case

    Nutritional Supplement Company Allowed to Use Expert’s Opinion on Lost Profits in Florida Contract Breach Case
    A nutritional supplement company, whose business took a major hit in late 2014 and early 2015, was allowed, in its lawsuit against one of its vendors, to continue using its expert witness on damages and continue asserting its claim for lost…
  • Mar 14

    Dismissal as a Penalty in Your Florida Commercial Litigation Case

    Dismissal as a Penalty in Your Florida Commercial Litigation Case
    When you decide to pursue litigation as the means to resolve a commercial contract dispute, there are many things that can detour or, worse, derail your case. Some of these have nothing to do with the strengths or weaknesses of the factual…
Rank this Week: 2017

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2084

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/
  • Mar 23

    Judge Gorsuch and Judicial Review

    Judge Gorsuch and Judicial Review
    Hearings have recently been held to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice.  While the hearings certainly involve a great deal of politics, they also raise the question of the proper role of a Judge in our legal system,…
  • Mar 9

    Commercial Leases and the “Give and Take” between Landlords and Tenant

    Commercial Leases and the “Give and Take” between Landlords and Tenant
    Our firm is routinely involved in commercial lease negotiations.  This post will address the “give and take” that takes place in such negotiations, while discussing the legal issues that commonly arise.  For…
  • Mar 2

    Mortgaging of Church Owned Property under New York Religious Corporations Law

    Mortgaging of Church Owned Property under New York Religious Corporations Law
    News reports have recently discussed the Archdiocese of New York and their seeking Court approval to mortgage church-owned property.  The purpose behind such action is for the Church to obtain a loan of $100,000,000.00 from JP…
Rank this Week: 3938

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Mar 23

    New financial trade association to be named: UK Finance – Representing UK Finance & Banking

    New financial trade association to be named: UK Finance – Representing UK Finance & Banking
    The new financial trade association has been named UK Finance - Representing UK Finance & Banking. This was a unanimous decision by the Interim Main Board. The new integrated trade association will bring together member organisations in…
  • Mar 21

    Report on Title - Time Saving Calculator

    Report on Title - Time Saving Calculator
    Do you shut yourself off in a quiet room at the office for hours a week or come into work early to work on this critical and time consuming document? Is it possible that you are wasting valuable time?  What a sad depressing thought.…
  • Mar 12

    Conveyancers - What would you do with an extra day a month?

    Conveyancers - What would you do with an extra day a month?
    Most conveyancing lawyers I consult with complain that they don’t have enough time, but what would you do if you had an “extra day” a month? Would you do all those things you said you'd do; enjoy a day at a spa, actually…
Rank this Week: 5145

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5085

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/
  • Mar 23

    The Twelve Hours of Sebring and its Application to Your Property Right

    The Twelve Hours of Sebring and its Application to Your Property Right
    Recently, I attended the 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, the world-famous endurance race for sports cars. Past winners include Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt, among other giants of auto racing. This was my first time to the Twelve…
  • Mar 21

    “Trumponimics” – How the Trump Administration May affect the U.S. Economy

    “Trumponimics” – How the Trump Administration May affect the U.S. Economy
    At this month’s REIS meeting, Dr. David Jones, Executive Professor of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, presented his take on how the Trump Administration will affect the U.S. economy. Dr. Jones predicts that the…
  • Mar 2

    Keep Your Eye on the Prize

    Keep Your Eye on the Prize
    In the film “Snatch,” made by British director Guy Ritchie (former husband of Madonna), there are a lot of moving parts: an 86 karat diamond, an underground boxing match, a robbery gone awry, a chew toy eaten by a dog, and a host…
Rank this Week: 2998

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 22

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?
    22 March 2017 Unless Congress acts in time, a critical part of EB-5 financing will lapse on April 28, 2017 The Regional Center program was enacted in 1991 as a “pilot project.” Since then, it has been renewed or extended many…
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
Rank this Week: 2545

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 344

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member
    We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a "fiduciary duty" to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?...
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

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

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Mar 19

    Haik v. Salt Lake City Corporation

    Haik v. Salt Lake City Corporation
    The Utah Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in the case of Haik v. Salt Lake City Corporation. The case started nearly 20 years ago when Mark Haik filed a lawsuit in federal court against Salt Lake City. Mr. Haik asserted that Salt…
  • Mar 14

    2017 Legislative Review of Water-Related Bill

    2017 Legislative Review of Water-Related Bill
    The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature ended on Thursday, March 9. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is March 29. Here are the highlights of the water-related bills that passed and didn't pass during the…
  • Feb 24

    Klamath Irrigation v. United State

    Klamath Irrigation v. United State
    The United States Court of Federal Claims recently issued its decision in the case of Klamath Irrigation v. United States. The case dealt with a taking of water rights by the federal government. The case started when a group of landowners,…
Rank this Week: 2378

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Mar 18

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law
    Chong and MariLyn Yim live with their three children in a triplex in Seattle. The only way they can afford to live in Seattle is to rent out the other two units. The Yim family shares yard space with the renters. The children are occasionally…
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
  • Dec 29

    Wife Not Named in Eviction

    Wife Not Named in Eviction
    A husband and wife owned a home that was foreclosed. The wife moved out months prior to the foreclosure auction. The purchasers at the foreclosure auction served legal notices on the husband, but did not name the wife in the notices. The…
Rank this Week: 2513

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/
  • Mar 17

    Sign Envy in Boston

    Sign Envy in Boston
    The recent saving of the iconic Citgo sign in Kenmore Square is being universally hailed as the saving of a true Boston landmark.  Had it been taken down, thousands of people would be aimlessly wandering the city trying to find Fenway…
  • Mar 15

    Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease

    Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease
    Earlier this week the Appeals Court decided that a tenant has the burden of proving that it properly exercised its option to terminate a written lease.  The commercial lease in Patriot Power, LLC v. New Rounder,…
  • Mar 10

    Regulatory Taking, Anyone?

    Regulatory Taking, Anyone?
      A Cape Cod jury, after a scant one-hour deliberation, decided in favor of a Falmouth landowner who claimed that the Falmouth Conservation Commission’s refusal to grant variances from the Town’s Wetlands Protection Bylaw…
Rank this Week: 3230

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    March 10, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-Slapp Motion On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 2101

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2025

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.
    Planning for your own death is more than writing a will and instructions on how you want doctors to treat you. You should take steps to provide information to your family and heirs to make administration of your estateeasier. Anticipating…
  • Feb 25

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation
    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiations.1From the time that I started practicing law others have told me do act in a particular way or do things differently using the argument “that's how everybody else does it.” In…
  • Feb 20

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection
    I recently negotiated a separation agreement in a divorce in which the opposing attorney insisted on inserting a clause that on its face prevented the parties from receiving the benefit of bankruptcy laws if one of them filed a bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1087

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Mar 15

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money
    On January 23 the Lee Litigation Group and Scott Dinan, who frequently represent plaintiffs in ADA matters, filed suit against the producers, theater owners and others involved in the musical Hamilton. Their claim is that by failing to…
  • Mar 1

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?
    I blogged last year about the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Magee v. Coca–Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 833 F.3d 530, 531 (5th Cir. 2016) (ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.) as well as the…
  • Feb 2

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.
    We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories.…
Rank this Week: 2504

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 15

    IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief

    IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief
    Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2017-15 giving same-sex married couples some retroactive relief from the application of the gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes to transfers between the spouses.  This relief was necessary…
  • Mar 9

    Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code

    Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code
    Until recently, the matter of removing a trustee of a trust was largely a matter for Courts applying common law based on prior Court decisions. Since 2000, however, a number of states, including Kentucky, have adopted the Uniform Trust Code…
  • Mar 8

    South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival

    South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival
    South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals, known by its more familiar title SXSW®, recently received intense backlash over two clauses in its contract with artists who perform at the festival. The first clause states: “If…
Rank this Week: 2875

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 15

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law
    In 2014, the Association of Law, Property, and Society (ALPS) conference was at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and there was a plenary panel on teaching property law. [NOTE: Shameless plug for...
  • Mar 14

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)
    As everyone knows, Murr v. St. Croix County will be heard by SCOTUS on March 20 at 10:00am. Georgetown Law is offering a special treat that afternoon: the oral advocates for the case--John Groen (counsel for Murrs), Richard Lazarus…
  • Mar 13

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference
    The 14th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 at the Curtin Law School in Perth, Western Australia. The theme for this year's conference is "Beyond Sole Ownership." In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 558

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: 4434

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3959

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?
    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking…
  • Mar 14

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit
    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the…
  • Mar 7

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)
    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA)…
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
  • Mar 4

    Real Estate Consulting Model – Commission Rebate Program

    Real Estate Consulting Model – Commission Rebate Program
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. “Our Real Estate Consulting Model will Revolutionize the entire Real Estate Industry,” says Alejandro E. Jordan, JD. As you know, in today’s real estate market, everything that is listed…
  • Dec 7

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Within the State of Florida especially, it is common to encounter real properties encumbered to more than one party– be it by inheritance, speculative investment, marriage, or some other such instance of…
Rank this Week: 2931