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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/
  • Dec 10

    HONORING JOSE SERRANO

    HONORING JOSE SERRANO
    Good Afternoon: Please join us in celebrating Congressman Jose Serrano's 40 years in public service. Hope to see you there. Monday, December 12th, 2016 6:00PM - 8:00PM Jimmy's Restaurant, 156 W. 38th Street (7th Ave), New York, NY…
  • Dec 9

    MARLON BRANDO'S THRONE ROOM

    MARLON BRANDO'S THRONE ROOM
    What's left of his original residence @ The Brando
  • Dec 9

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU, TOO!

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU, TOO!
    Look how I was greeted at Penn Station ....
Rank this Week: 7

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
Rank this Week: 83

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 114

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
Rank this Week: 143

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Landlord Law Blog looks back at 2016

    Landlord Law Blog looks back at 2016
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: You may think “this is a bit early for a year-end roundup?” The reason is that we are now closing down the blog for a few weeks while it is moved over to a new host – the…
  • Dec 9

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #277

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #277
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis is not doing Christmas this year …) The Xmas break for me starts today as Tessa is closing down the blog for a few weeks for an upgrade. Not that I am remotely in the Xmas mood. We…
  • Dec 7

    The landlord is refusing to repair a broken backdoor lock, what can the tenant do?

    The landlord is refusing to repair a broken backdoor lock, what can the tenant do?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is a question to the blog clinic from Catherine who is a tenant. We rent a property privately via estate agency for 5 years . the homemade extension is in bad repair and now the backdoor cannot be…
Rank this Week: 191

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 8

    Don’t try this at home

    Don’t try this at home
    Gibson v Douglas & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1266 In which the court of appeal almost but not quite consider the notice requirements for licencees excluded from the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 Mr G had been living at Mrs D’s…
  • Dec 7

    Rather too certain to be uncertain

    Rather too certain to be uncertain
    Leeds City Council v Broadley [2016] EWCA Civ 1213 This was Leeds’ second appeal of a Valuation Tribunal decision on council tax liability. We covered the first High Court appeal here. Full disclosure, I acted for the intervener in this…
  • Dec 4

    Housing Law Conference 2016

    Housing Law Conference 2016
    13 December 2016, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE The Housing Law Practitioners Association conference – the biggest and, let’s be honest, best housing law conference of the year. This…
Rank this Week: 199

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 297

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
  • Dec 9

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation
    When the parties can’t come to an agreement, a child custody evaluation by a mental health professional can help judges by giving an assessment of the family, each parent’s capacity to parent, and the children’s needs and…
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Nov 9

    What You Need to Know About Construction Contracts to Protect Your Busine

    What You Need to Know About Construction Contracts to Protect Your Busine
    Guest post by Henderson Franklin’s Construction Chair, J. Matthew Belcastro, Esq. Freedom to contract is one of the cornerstones of our system of jurisprudence. As long as the subject of the contract is not illegal or contrary to an…
  • Nov 1

    Equalizing the Odd

    Equalizing the Odd
    In the 1980s, the television show The Equalizer told the story of a trouble-shooter who assisted people in over their heads, with long odds.  Denzel Washington brought the role to the big screen in 2014.  If you’re a property…
  • Oct 12

    What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Non-Binding Referendum for Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 Program

    What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Non-Binding Referendum for Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 Program
    For those unfamiliar with the program and its history, the Lee County (the “County”) Conservation 20/20 program functions as the County’s environmental acquisition and management program that was established to protect our…
Rank this Week: 350

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: 422

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/
  • Dec 8

    In New York's Second Department, Apparently There Is An Expiration Date On The Takings Clause

    In New York's Second Department, Apparently There Is An Expiration Date On The Takings Clause
    What is is about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 601 (2001), that so many lower courts just don't get? We've read the opinion (multiple times, we assure you), and it seems straightforward enough to us:…
  • Dec 7

    Federal Circuit: Owner Should Have Brought Takings Claim In 1959

    Federal Circuit: Owner Should Have Brought Takings Claim In 1959
    When an opinion starts off like this, you just want to read the rest, even if the substance of the decision is about statutes of limitations: This case arises from Mr. Abbas’s complaint against the United States (“U.S.” or…
  • Dec 6

    2017 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, January 19-20, 2017

    2017 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, January 19-20, 2017
    Registration is now open for the 2017 Hawaii Land Use Conference, presented by the Hawaii State Bar Association and the University of Hawaii Law School, at the downtown Honolulu YWCA's Fuller Hall on Jnauary 19-20, 2017. "This 2 day…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 676

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.
    Be Thankful Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.  If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the…
  • Nov 10

    2017 Assessment

    2017 Assessment
    Is your association increasing, or even decreasing, its annual assessment fees for 2017? If so, it is important that the association follow its governing documents when providing notice of the change to all owners.   In…
  • Nov 4

    New Addition to WLPP

    New Addition to WLPP
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne is pleased to announce that Brianna Schaefer has joined our firm. Brianna is an accomplished attorney specializing in the practice of community association law and is an outstanding addition to our…
Rank this Week: 693

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 696

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

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

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
Rank this Week: 669

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/
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 535

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (II)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (II)
    If you have not done so yet, you may read the first post in this series here. There you will find an overview of the plan for this series, together with a link to download (.pdf) a parallel-text version of Jesus' Olivet Discourse, delivered…
  • Dec 5

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)
    As mentioned in my previous post, I prepared for Advent a series of three talks for our local parish forum on the subject of the Eskaton, or End Times. The series focused just on what Jesus Himself told his disciples on that topic, as we…
  • Nov 30

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)
    Out of the gallimaufry of Weblogs that I track in my categories in the columns to the right, one of my favorites is the Rev. Dr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment. He is classed under the very few liturgical blogs ("Liturgi-cannon" in my…
Rank this Week: 847

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Dec 8

    Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rental

    Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rental
    With the growth in the “sharing economy”, many condominiums have been forced to turn their minds to the issue of short-term rentals.  While some investor owners are listing their units on short-term rental sites in order to…
  • Dec 6

    Vote Now for Best New Toronto Buildings in 2016

    Vote Now for Best New Toronto Buildings in 2016
    Urban Toronto is conducting a poll to select Toronto’s favourite buildings completed in 2016, including office and condominium buildings. (Last year’s poll only included residential buildings) There are three categories of…
  • Dec 1

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case, (Middlesex Condominium Corp. No. 195 v. Sunbelt Business Centres (Canada) Inc.) involving a hydro expense dispute in a mixed-use commercial/residential condominium. In that case the condominium…
Rank this Week: 739

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
  • Dec 5

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Theo Kracke On November 30, 2016, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys for the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed a…
  • Nov 8

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right
    One of the advantages of trusts is privacy. Unlike the probate of a will, there is no legal requirement that the trustee file the trust with the local court. However, privacy is also one of the disadvantages of trusts. Unless the Trustee…
  • Oct 25

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust
    A key goal of what we refer to as “estate planning” is to preserve a legacy for your family.  How can you get as much of your estate as possible into the hands of your beneficiaries?  That means minimizing, if not…
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Dec 2

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline
    In 2015, Enterprise Product Partners announced plans for a new pipeline that will run over 400 miles from Midland, Texas to Sealy, Texas. The yet-to-be-named pipeline will originate at Enterprise Product Partners’ trading and storage…
  • Nov 18

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore
    The District Court granted summary judgment dismissing the antitrust and civil conspiracy claims against Denbury. In an antitrust claim, a plaintiff must show: 1. injury in fact; 2. an "antitrust injury"; and 3. proper plaintiff status. An…
  • Nov 17

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa
    These discoveries mean major advances towards energy independence in the United States. In addition,as the price of oil and gas slowly increases over time, oil and gas production in these areas means many more new jobs. However, these…
Rank this Week: 951

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1193

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
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 829

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: 946

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 1096

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/
  • Nov 21

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Oct 19

    NEW CA PREVAILING WAGE LAW SUSPENDED BY FEDERAL COURT!

    NEW CA PREVAILING WAGE LAW SUSPENDED BY FEDERAL COURT!
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Oct 14

    Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Supplier

    Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Supplier
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 1177

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
  • Nov 3

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?
    With only a few days remaining until one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, there has been little focus on the candidates’ plans as it pertains to the future of infrastructure development in…
  • Oct 7

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program
    Last year, my partner Ben Rubin reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, which analyzed an inclusionary housing ordinance and held that such…
Rank this Week: 902

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 1046

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/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 839

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

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/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1031

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 916

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 894

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 911

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: 4743

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    North Carolina Residents Fear Losing Property to Pipeline Plan

    North Carolina Residents Fear Losing Property to Pipeline Plan
    A proposed natural gas pipeline in eastern North Carolina is drawing opposition1 from landowners. They are concerned that eminent domain will be used and that they will be forced to sell their land.   The project is called the Atlantic…
  • Dec 2

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling
      The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is back in the news as 14 Iowa landowners have asked that the Polk County District Court review to the Iowa Utility Board’s (IUB) ruling allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be…
  • Nov 18

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action
      The 5th Amendment2 gives the government the power to take private lands under specific conditions. One of the most important conditions is that the purpose of the taking must be for “public use.” While public use…
Rank this Week: 1537

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/
  • Dec 9

    Removal of Expired Deed of Trust

    Removal of Expired Deed of Trust
    Have you not made a payment on a real estate loan for years but the lender has not foreclosed? You may be able to free up equity. Learn more here. The post Removal of Expired Deed of Trust appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Dec 1

    Starting A Busine

    Starting A Busine
    Learn about the common pitfalls when starting a business and how to avoid them. The post Starting A Business appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 23

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?
    Learn about the pros and cons of hiring an Agent and how to best protect your transaction. The post Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3835

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Dec 9

    Hearing Held on Potential New Historic District in South Village

    Hearing Held on Potential New Historic District in South Village
    Designation of 157 buildings as new historic district supported by elected officials and many residents, while some property owners object. On November 29, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the possible…
  • Dec 8

    Wide Support for Designation of Early Postmodern Hotel Interior

    Wide Support for Designation of Early Postmodern Hotel Interior
    Some speakers testified that landmarked space should be expanded to connect bar and lobby as one designated interior. At its meeting on November 22, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard testimony on the potential designation of…
  • Dec 7

    City Council Committees Approve Pier 40 Transfer of Development Right

    City Council Committees Approve Pier 40 Transfer of Development Right
    Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee approve brokered rezoning and development rights transfer at St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. On December 6, 2016, two City Council committees approved a land use…
Rank this Week: 1929

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/
  • Dec 8

    Amaducci-Adams Talks About Miami Market, Gender Equity in Miami Herald’s ‘Business Monday’ Section

    Amaducci-Adams Talks About Miami Market, Gender Equity in Miami Herald’s ‘Business Monday’ Section
    Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, leader of the Real Estate Practice Group at Bilzin Sumberg, frequently catches people by surprise when they hear that her group has closed on more than $2 billion in commercial real estate loans so far in 2016 despite…
  • Dec 2

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market
    Attorney James W. Shindell, Real Estate chair at Bilzin Sumberg, has a message for those who believe Donald Trump’s presidential election will hurt Miami’s real estate market: The sky is not falling. Shindell addressed concerns of…
  • Nov 18

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market
    Significant issues facing the residential real estate industry in the coming year will be the topic of discussion on Wednesday, November 30 at the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida & Caribbean’s annual Miami Condo &…
Rank this Week: 3611

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement
    President-elect Donald Trump’s team announced yesterday his selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Pruitt pick is nearly as polarizing as the election itself. Pruitt…
  • Nov 17

    What Massachusetts Employers Should Know About Recreational Marijuana

    What Massachusetts Employers Should Know About Recreational Marijuana
    Originally posted on offtheclockemploymentblog: On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question legalizing marijuana for recreational and commercial use. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the…
  • Nov 4

    SEC Hoping to Increase Policing of Climate Change Disclosure

    SEC Hoping to Increase Policing of Climate Change Disclosure
    These pages rarely comment on Securities and Exchange Commission matters, but a recent article in Corporate Counsel Weekly captured our attention – “SEC Policing of Climate Disclosure May Pick Back Up.” The 2010 SEC climate…
Rank this Week: 2100

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 2401

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/
  • Dec 8

    Due Diligence and Real Estate Purchase

    Due Diligence and Real Estate Purchase
    You have found the perfect house, cooperative or condominium apartment after a long search.  It has the ideal updated kitchen to show off your culinary skills and a beautiful bathroom that rivals a spa-like retreat.  Is…
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei
  • Nov 16

    Thanksgiving Preparation

    Thanksgiving Preparation
    The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday requires quite a bit of planning.  We are not speaking merely about creating the menu, shopping for the required ingredients and preparing the delicious food.  Rather, we wish to call attention…
Rank this Week: 3910

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements!

    Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements!
    It's cold outside, so thoughts turn to fire.  As Q13 reported last month, Snohomish County fire officials recently confirmed that fifteen local condominium and apartment buildings are not updated with legally required fire alarms. …
  • Nov 22

    Thankful for My Clients!

    Thankful for My Clients!
    Happy Thanksgiving to my clients!  I am thankful for you and appreciate your contributions to your communities.  I will continue to represent your legal interests to the very best of my ability!  
  • Nov 10

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation
    Until recently, condominiums that wanted to obtain FHA lending approval were required to be at least 50% owner-occupied.  HUD announced last month that it is willing to issue FHA approvals to condominiums with owner-occupancy percentages…
Rank this Week: 3952

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 13

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida Commercial real estate investments in south Florida can provide lucrative returns when they are selected and managed properly.…
  • Oct 5

    Hurricane Matthew Property Insurance Claim

    Hurricane Matthew Property Insurance Claim
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Offices Located in Delray Beach, FL and Coral Gables, FL. As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the east coast of Florida, homeowners who happen to be in the path of possible damage are scrambling to make necessary…
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 4

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: When is Hearsay Testimony Admissible?

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: When is Hearsay Testimony Admissible?
    A few months ago, during one of our tax appeal hearings before the County Tax Board, a tax assessor began her testimony by telling the Tax Board Commissioner about sales supporting her assessment. During her testimony, she mentioned…
  • Oct 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals and how they are affected by Revaluation

    New Jersey Tax Appeals and how they are affected by Revaluation
    Tax appeal season will be starting again in just a few short weeks. By November 15, Monmouth County property owners will be able to view their 2017 tax assessments and file appeals on those assessments. By February 1, property owners in other…
Rank this Week: 4526

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 7

    Are Lenders Putting Conveyancers in a Stranglehold over Knotweed Obligations?

    Are Lenders Putting Conveyancers in a Stranglehold over Knotweed Obligations?
    HSBC is the third lender in the space of a three week period to impose new requirements in relation to Japanese knotweed.In an update to their answer to 5.4.4 of Part 2 of the CML Handbook HSBC's new requirements reads:Japanese Knotweed…
  • Dec 5

    November 2016 Overview - CML Handbook and BSA Mortgage Instruction Change

    November 2016 Overview - CML Handbook and BSA Mortgage Instruction Change
    Key Statistics for November 2016 (England & Wales):35 lenders made changes to their instructions130 sections were changed by lenders5 lenders made changes to their minimum lease term requirements6 lenders made changes on more than one…
  • Dec 1

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower
    In a recent change to their CML Handbook Part 2 requirements, HSBC have imposed new obligations on their conveyancing panel when it comes to advising joint borrowers.One might expect Section 8.1 (‘Does the lender allow me to advise any…
Rank this Week: 4811