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Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    The exclusivity lease conundrum

    The exclusivity lease conundrum
    The exclusivity lease conundrumIn a competitive retail environment, retailers at shopping centres such as Pick 'n Pay, Checkers and Shoprite continuously want to protect their turf through exclusivity clauses, but more counters are entering…
  • Aug 22

    New property rental law to come into force

    New property rental law to come into force
    New property rental law to come into force Some amendments to the Rental Housing Act will mean every property lease has to be in writing and correctly drafted says Andrew Schaefer of property management company Trafalgar.'This alone is a…
  • Aug 22

    SA - the world’s fastest growing green building market

    SA - the world’s fastest growing green building market
    Worley Parsons Melrose Boulevard: Worley Parsons’s building at Melrose Boulevard has a four star rating.Nearly eight years ago green building in South Africa was considered as a “right thing to do” for the environment. But…
Rank this Week: 653

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
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
Rank this Week: 2911

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/
  • Aug 27

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development

    The Mahaska County, Iowa, Approval Of Wind Turbines Offers The Highs And Lows Of Wind Development
    First, the community was foolish enough to think it was required to grant tax abatement in order to retain wind developers.  The tax income derived from these turbines would be a basic support for agricultural communities during the…
  • Aug 26

    Can Anything Stop Construction Of The New Bridge To Canada?

    Can Anything Stop Construction Of The New Bridge To Canada?
    Detroit Free Press writer, John Gallagher, did a correct and precise job of explaining the difficulties in the potential completion of the Detroit River International Crossing project. The question of whether anything can stop construction of…
  • Aug 25

    Missouri Owners Speak At PSC

    Missouri Owners Speak At PSC
    The Missouri PSC has held public hearings for landowners to vent their complaints against the proposed Grain Belt Express electric transmission lines. Much more than mere griping is needed.  A concise and fair explanation of why the line…
Rank this Week: 1039

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/
Rank this Week: 1578

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 27

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn

    You have the right to remain: part 3, Stubborn
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Meyer Lansky: We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood… Joe Masseria: They stab…
  • Aug 26

    You have the right to remain: Part 2, Anachronistic

    You have the right to remain: Part 2, Anachronistic
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Arnold Rothstein: The very reason this game is so challenging. There’s a lot of money in that pot. How much do you think is in there? – Boardwalk Empire As we saw in…
  • Aug 25

    You have the right to remain: Part 1, Immovable

    You have the right to remain: Part 1, Immovable
    Arnold Rothstein: A sound elimination is the basis of good health. – Boardwalk Empire By: David A. Smith Maybe print one of these for every home owner? Vera Coking could have been Susette Kelo; in fact, she was Susette Kelo … but…
Rank this Week: 233

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 27

    What Does the Disaster in Ferguson Reveal About Local Government?

    What Does the Disaster in Ferguson Reveal About Local Government?
    Rick Hills asks some fascinating questions over at Prawfsblawg: Although Ferguson's population is two-thirds black, its municipal leadership is overwhelmingly white. The (black) chief of the state highway patrol turns out to enjoy more…
  • Aug 27

    Harris & Au on Title Registration System

    Harris & Au on Title Registration System
    Douglas Harris (UBC) & Maya Au (UBC) have posted Title Registration and the Abolition of Notice in British Columbia (UBC Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Systems of land law must balance competing goals of securing title for…
  • Aug 26

    Housing in Gaza

    Housing in Gaza
    The New York Times looks at the housing situation in Gaza: After a month of fierce fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed more than 1,900 Gaza residents, the extension of a temporary cease-fire through Monday was a…
Rank this Week: 323

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 27

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for July 2014 Available

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for July 2014 Available
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org).…
  • Aug 26

    Variances Approved For Residential Development on East Williamsburg’s Grattan Street

    Variances Approved For Residential Development on East Williamsburg’s Grattan Street
    Applicant seeks to build multiple dwellings on M1-1-zoned 25-foot lots.  On June 24, 2014, the Board of Standards and Appeals voted 4-0 to grant a use variance to 95 Grattan Street, LLC and to 97 Grattan Street, LLC allowing them to…
  • Aug 25

    Fordham Road BID Secures Expansion Approval

    Fordham Road BID Secures Expansion Approval
    Fordham Road BID will incorporate One Fordham Plaza into the Bronx BID.  On July 9, 2014, the City Planning Commission approved the Fordham Road District Management Association’s application to expand the Fordham Road Business…
Rank this Week: 3353

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: 247

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 993

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: 6

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

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

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
  • Oct 20

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power
    We have all heard the phrase “knowledge is power” but a recent Florida case involving a condominium association suggests that a lack of proper knowledge may prove to be even more powerful! In the process of collecting delinquent…
Rank this Week: 3650

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
  • Aug 18

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?

    CEQA: Are time extensions for nonconforming uses exempt from review?
    By Robert I. McMurry Is an extension of time for an existing nonconforming use exempt from CEQA review? A new writ action just filed proposes to resolve that issue. As a preamble, why should you care about a new petition in Superior Court?…
Rank this Week: 1354

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 26

    Mortgage possession: Lloyds and the arrears that weren’t

    Mortgage possession: Lloyds and the arrears that weren’t
    From the High Court in Northern Ireland comes a significant joined case of a mortgage lender behaving badly. Bank of Scotland, and indeed possibly the whole Lloyds group seem to have acted in this way, for which they have received an…
  • Aug 24

    Eviction: “Sexual, athletic and squeaking noises”

    Eviction: “Sexual, athletic and squeaking noises”
    In a case that recalls the ‘unnatural’ noises emanating from Concord, Tyne and Wear, a German Court was faced with a tricky decision in a claim for possession. The ground given was that the tenant had installed a ‘very…
  • Aug 24

    Odds and Sod

    Odds and Sod
    A few bits and pieces, none of which are worth their own post, including a couple of updates on old ‘friends’. First, as you have probably noticed, the blog has had a redesign (yes, another one). There are a couple of reasons for…
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Aug 26

    Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital

    Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital
    With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of whom are…
  • Aug 19

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom
    Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This remarkable…
  • Aug 15

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!
    The Port of Miami Tunnel’s opening on Sunday, August 3, 2014 marked a rousing day for Miami. Not just because police cruiser sirens, motorcyclists and tractor trailers inaugurated new, underwater lanes for thousands of vehicles to soon…
Rank this Week: 2178

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!
    Community associations can become cash-strapped for a variety of reasons—unexpected large repairs, increased utility expenses, weather related emergencies, or simply years of poor planning.  Often the current board members are not…
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
Rank this Week: 2819

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/
  • Aug 26

    Texas proposes rule to evaluate seismic activity related to fracking

    Texas proposes rule to evaluate seismic activity related to fracking
    On August 12, 2014, the Railroad Commission of Texas (“RRC”) approved several proposed amendments to fracking regulations in the Texas Administrative Code for publication in the Texas Register. These proposed amendments relate…
  • Aug 22

    Canada’s TSB determines crude oil in train derailment to be unaffected by fracturing fluid additive

    Canada’s TSB determines crude oil in train derailment to be unaffected by fracturing fluid additive
    On July 6, 2013, shortly before 1:00 am, a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway freight train which was parked for the night on a hill seven miles above Lac Megantic, Quebec started to roll. The unit train carrying approximately 48,000…
  • Aug 6

    Federal regulators propose new rules on oil train

    Federal regulators propose new rules on oil train
    After a series of accidents involving oil trains in the US and Canada, the US Department of Transportation proposed new safety standards for oil trains on July 23. The proposed standards target older tank cars, requiring companies shipping…
Rank this Week: 4029

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/
  • Aug 26

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Wildflower Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Wildflower is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Moreno Valley being developed by D.R. Horton. The…
  • Aug 19

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?
    *Asked & Answered Asked - We have continued problems with unruly, unsupervised, and destructive children in our community's common areas. They ride motorized scooters, skateboards, bikes, etc. all throughout our walkways and have…
  • Aug 4

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. The Orchards is located in Tustin Ranch, within walking distance to shopping, dining, and theaters in the…
Rank this Week: 3702

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC
    On August 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (“Orion”) alleging…
  • Aug 26

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change
    Many of the difficulties of the tax code arise from distinctions which may be confusing and possibly counterproductive. For instance, why is it necessary to have one income item taxed as a capital gain and then another as ordinary income? Why…
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Aug 26

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud
    There's a familiar saying that goes something like this: If it sounds too good to be true, then it is too good to be true. Said another way, if it's too good to be true, it must be a scam. Scams come in various forms. There are the…
  • Aug 19

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay
    Remember the days when everyone seemed to be moving to California? Those days are over. Back in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 100,000 people had left the Golden State due to the high cost of living. Where did they flee? Texas…
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
Rank this Week: 1213

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 776

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/
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included
    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West November 13-14, 2014 Sun Valley Inn & Conference Center Sun Valley, Idaho 2014 Symposium Topic Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada: A Law & Policy…
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has a new book, Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, just out from Routledge. Here is the description: The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and…
Rank this Week: 258

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Disqualifying a Director Who Has Violated the Directors’ Code of Ethic

    Disqualifying a Director Who Has Violated the Directors’ Code of Ethic
    A condo corporation found itself in court (Gordon v. YRCC No. 818) after the Board had disqualified one of the directors on the basis that he had breached the Directors’ Code of Ethics. The Corporation’s By-law No. 9 provided that…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its much anticipated decision in the ongoing Boily saga. You may recall from previous blog posts that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation were held in contempt of court for violating a…
  • Aug 14

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey. It is intended to provide an enhanced understanding…
Rank this Week: 890

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 26

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter
    Many lawyers and governmental entities believe that anyone who is “disabled” for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  must also be handicapped for purposes of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This used to be…
  • Aug 13

    Unconventional wisdom concerning pet deposits under the Fair Housing Act.

    Unconventional wisdom concerning pet deposits under the Fair Housing Act.
    One common bit of conventional wisdom under the FHA is that apartments and other housing providers cannot require a pet deposit for an assistance animal or service animal. This is certainly the position of HUD and the DOJ. (See, HUD memo…
  • Aug 1

    ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?

    ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?
    On July 23 the Depart of Justice published a notice of proposed rulemaking on accessibility in movie theaters for those with vision and hearing disabilities. (http://www.ada.gov/regs2014/movie_nprm.html). The public comment period begins…
Rank this Week: 2854

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 3169

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2948

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Aug 25

    October 29Breakfast Briefing

    October 29Breakfast Briefing
    2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: October 22, 2014 Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 8:30 – 9 am…
  • Aug 20

    The Duke Versus Duke

    The Duke Versus Duke
    A battle over trademark rights has spilled into the federal courts as the heirs of actor John Wayne, often known by his nickname of “The Duke,” have filed suit against Duke University, the North Carolina institute of higher…
  • Aug 20

    Board game or boring movie? The Candy Land copyright dispute

    Board game or boring movie? The Candy Land copyright dispute
    Does anyone play board games anymore? When I was a kid, we played all kinds of board games ranging from Monopoly to Risk, but it seems like most kids these days go straight from the crib to the smart phone with a brief stop at the Xbox or…
Rank this Week: 3305

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 289

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: 2346

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/
  • Aug 25

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp
    It’s a classic Boston neighborhood turf battle. Mayor Martin Walsh, the Irishman from Savin Hill vs. the Brahmins of Beacon Hill. The nature of the dispute:  sidewalk ramps in Beacon Hill for the disabled. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh…
  • Aug 23

    SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity

    SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity
    Court Side-Steps Whether Sec. 8 Tenant Can Be Evicted For Possession of Under 1 Oz. of Marijuana In the first of what should be many cases dealing with marijuana use in rental housing, the SJC ruled last week that a Section 8 tenant…
  • Aug 11

    Breaking News: Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Propertie

    Breaking News: Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Propertie
    Senate Bill 1987 Would Have Cleared Title For Innocent Homeowners Acceding to the demands of fair housing community activists, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has rejected Senate Bill 1987, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed…
Rank this Week: 960

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/
  • Aug 25

    Hospitality Lawyer: Why this may be the time to buy or sell a hotel management company

    Hospitality Lawyer: Why this may be the time to buy or sell a hotel management company
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 25 August 2014 Lately, it seems like everyone wants to buy — or sell — an independent hotel management company. And this may be…
  • Aug 19

    Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County

    Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 19 August 2014   Asians love California, particularly Southern California! They love it as a place to live, buy homes, invest, go to…
  • Aug 18

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 18 August 2014 Today, the Hotel Lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group announced our 25th Annual Meet the Money® conference to…
Rank this Week: 934

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
  • Aug 11

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default
    On July 30, 2014, a court-appointed mediator representing Argentina told the press that the country would be defaulting on debts for a second time. “Imminently…in default” on nearly $20 billion of obligations. This happened…
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
Rank this Week: 3344

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: 628

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Aug 24

    What Children Should Know About Credit in Michigan?

    What Children Should Know About Credit in Michigan?
    Here is a very insightful post by my good friend and “credit guru” Philip Tirone with www.720CreditScore.com: “Charge it” is a phrase children hear when shopping with parents. It seems so easy to give someone a piece…
  • Aug 12

    Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans According to Bloomberg

    Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans According to Bloomberg
    As reported by Natalie Kitroeff from Bloomberg Businessweek, student debt is growing faster for seniors than for any other age group, according to the latest data gathered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Lingering student loan debt…
  • Aug 12

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Warning on Bitcoin

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Warning on Bitcoin
    The New York Times DealBook Blog reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its first consumer advisory on virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, and said that it would begin accepting complaints about such issues or…
Rank this Week: 4328

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    How Much Profit Should A Landlord Make From Pass-Through Items?

    How Much Profit Should A Landlord Make From Pass-Through Items?
    PrintOver the last couple of months, we’ve seen bits and pieces of a discussion (or discussions) as to whether a landlord should make a profit on operating expenses or other pass-through charges. Much of what we’ve seen…
  • Aug 17

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?
    PrintIs there something like a law that says a tenant, at the end of a lease’s term, has to surrender the leased space in the same condition as it was at the start of the term? Does a common legal stationer’s form’s…
  • Aug 10

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You
    PrintHas Ruminations ever suggested that those who negotiate and prepare agreements take to heart the following message: “Words matter – say what you mean and mean what you say”? Yes, and more than once or twice. In…
Rank this Week: 1782

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Denver 2030 District

    Denver 2030 District
    A few days ago I attended an educational program hosted by the Spire for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI. One of the speakers was Tom Wuertz of Handprint Architecture who spoke about a newly formed private organization that is looking for…
  • Aug 20

    One Thing

    One Thing
    If you can do one thing differently in your association that would make everything easier and necessary, what would that ONE thing be? I recently listened to a podcast hosted by Hal Elrod author of the Miracle Morning. During this podcast he…
  • Aug 15

    Is Denver Next?

    Is Denver Next?
    In Las Vegas the condominium market bottomed out so condos were turned into rentals (apartments).  Now, with a resurgence of the market, those same apartments are being turned back into condominiums. Citing pressure from…
Rank this Week: 3540

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/
  • Aug 22

    BuRec increasing flows in Klamath to help protect adult Chinook

    BuRec increasing flows in Klamath to help protect adult Chinook
    BuRec is going to release more water to aid returning adult Chinook salmon, the agency announced today. Press release below. Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. MP-14-159 Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100, wmoore@usbr.gov For Release…
  • Aug 22

    Montana HCP abandons grizzly habitat illegally, judge find

    Montana HCP abandons grizzly habitat illegally, judge find
    The Fish and Wildlife Service violated the ESA when it granted an incidental take permit to the state of Montana that would have resulted in the loss of core habitat for the threatened grizzly bear, a federal judge has ruled (Friends of the…
  • Aug 15

    D.C. Cir. rejects challenge to N.Y. compressor station

    D.C. Cir. rejects challenge to N.Y. compressor station
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down petitions seeking review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to allow construction of a compressor station in Minisink, N.Y. (Minisink Residents for Environmental…
Rank this Week: 1229

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Aug 22

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb
    Apartment rents rose 3.2% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of last year, according to a study by research firm Reis Inc. Rents are up 13% across the country on average since 2009. And there’s reason to think that…
  • Aug 12

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?
    Many cities have liberalized their zoning laws in recent years to allow people who live in single-family homes to add a second home on their property. They can do this by creating a basement apartment, building an “add-on”…
  • Jul 26

    New rules for reverse mortgage

    New rules for reverse mortgage
    The federal government has tightened the rules for reverse mortgages, making it harder for some seniors to get these types of mortgages and reducing the amount of a home’s value that can be tapped. Reverse mortgages allow elders who are…
Rank this Week: 2039

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri
              Local Missouri farmers and business owners gathered on Tuesday to voice their opposition to the Grain Belt Express Project, one of several transmission projects planned across the county by Clean Line…
  • Aug 22

    BLOCK GBE Missouri Calls "All Hands On Deck" for Public Hearing

    BLOCK GBE Missouri Calls "All Hands On Deck" for Public Hearing
      Block Grain Belt Express-Missouri is calling on its members, and all Missourians, to speak out about the Grain Belt Express transmission project at important Public Service Commission hearings slated to begin next week. "We really…
  • Aug 22

    County eyes improvements to Maplecrest-Adams Center corridor

    County eyes improvements to Maplecrest-Adams Center corridor
      A $40 million road project that has improved traffic flow but failed to generate the hoped-for jobs and investment is being targeted for a major upgrade even though there are no current plans or dollars to make it happen. That is, in…
Rank this Week: 3193

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    Service of Process - What is it?

    Service of Process - What is it?
    For a court to have authority to make legal decisions and enter a judgment against someone, the court must have both personal and subject matter jurisdiction over that person.  Subject matter jurisdiction involves the court’s…
  • Aug 8

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has just published FAQs to address questions relating to manager licensure.  The FAQs provide excellent information pertaining to who needs to be licensed, the timeline for the licensure process,…
  • Aug 8

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ

    Colorado Division of Real Estate Publishes Manager Licensure FAQ
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has just published FAQs to address questions relating to manager licensure.  The FAQs provide excellent information pertaining to who needs to be licensed, the timeline for the licensure process,…
Rank this Week: 728

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: 4647

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3666

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 9

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise
    In New Jersey, most residential tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides protection to residential tenants against evictions without cause. The fundamental principal of the Anti-Eviction Act is that the expiration of a…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Evictions: Habitual Late Payment

    New Jersey Evictions: Habitual Late Payment
    The vast majority of eviction complaints are based upon non-payment of rent. However, New Jersey law, which is focused on affording tenants an opportunity to cure any default, sets forth that complaints based upon non-payment of rent will be…
Rank this Week: 4672

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

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

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
Rank this Week: 4068

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tips for Start-ups Trying to Get Investor

    Tips for Start-ups Trying to Get Investor
    Starting a new business requires a substantial investment of both time and financial resources. While some entrepreneurs have enough financial resources to do this on their own, most new business people need to seek out others who are willing…
  • Aug 15

    Online Security and Small Businesse

    Online Security and Small Businesse
    In some ways, the internet has made the world a lot easier for new small businesses. Ordering your own supplies, allowing customers to place orders or make reservations, advertising your goods and services, payroll, and taxes all take on a…
  • Aug 11

    Small Businesses and Facebook Advertising

    Small Businesses and Facebook Advertising
    Starting a new business can be difficult. Deciding exactly what you want your business to do, where you want it to be located, and how you want it to be organized all take a lot of planning. But even once you purchase or lease a location and…
Rank this Week: 2443