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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/
  • Aug 27

    UNIVERSAL BROADBAND ACCESS FOR ALL!

    UNIVERSAL BROADBAND ACCESS FOR ALL!
    Mayor de Blasio Raises Concerns About Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger in Comments to Federal Communications Commission Mayor reiterates need for universal, affordable broadband access for every New Yorker, urges FCC to…
  • Aug 27

    WHY HIDE A RAZOR BLADE?

    WHY HIDE A RAZOR BLADE?
    TSA Week in Review – 39 Loaded Firearms and Other Items of Note Discovered This Week Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at HOU. 46 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 46 firearms, 39 were loaded and nine had…
  • Aug 27

    POSSIBLE MALARIA BLOCKER

    POSSIBLE MALARIA BLOCKER
    Cancer-fighting drugs might also stop malaria early DURHAM, N.C. -- Scientists searching for new drugs to fight malaria have identified a number of compounds -- some of which are currently in clinical trials to treat cancer -- that…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 237

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

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: 257

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: 292

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: 322

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 319

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: 404

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 427

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: 441

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 552

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

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

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'
    OK - soooo ... things about your own city that you did not know.  We are a "shopping mecca"!There are a lot of really nice malls but we are hardly Dubai.  Interesting that in the article, they claim the Mall of Africa for Pretoria,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 623

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: 624

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: 616

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES
    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES By R. Matthew Reeves   Gwinnett County’s renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in November of 2013 provides three more years of millions of dollars of local funding for…
  • Jul 31

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director

    ATC’s Trinity Hundredmark & Martina Palatto appointed to state bar YLD Board of Director
    Trinity M. Hundredmark and Martina G. Palatto of Andersen, Tate & Carr P.C. in Duluth have been appointed to serve on the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia as part of the Board of Directors. Hundredmark and Palatto will…
  • Jul 30

    ATC’s Melody Glouton recognized in one of Dailyreportonline.com’s “Top Georgia Verdicts of 2013”

    ATC’s Melody Glouton recognized in one of Dailyreportonline.com’s “Top Georgia Verdicts of 2013”
    View Article ATC’s Melody Glouton was recently recognized as a part of the legal team of what is rated as #14 Top Georgia Verdict of 2013 by the Daily Report.  The case, a Product liability case, revolved around the defective…
Rank this Week: 712

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: 681

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)
    In the first post of this series, we looked at a paradox created by the fact that Jesus was both man and God. As a man, he was subject to Jewish law, which forbade blasphemy, or claiming that one was in any way divine. But as the Son of God,…
  • Aug 16

    The Paradox of the Law

    The Paradox of the Law
    At Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate, as reported in ch. 14 of the Gospel of Mark, Caiaphas and the other Jewish elders charged Jesus with violating the law against blasphemy (see Leviticus 24:10-16):60 The cohen hagadol stood up in the…
  • Jul 31

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina
    In trying to make sense of the trial in South Carolina (which I did not attend, but know only from the reports of those who did), I noted certain pervasive themes.First, the trial was a clash of diametrically opposed camps. Bishop Lawrence,…
Rank this Week: 653

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 768

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: 786

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: 763

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: 905

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: 925

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: 986

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 943

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: 1165

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: 1062

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1149

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1007

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1052

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/
  • Aug 14

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update
    Phase III of the Bonita Beach Road widening project may be dead in the water, at least for now. The Bonita Springs City Council has voted to withhold contributing any funds toward the widening of Bonita Beach Road from four lanes to six lanes…
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 1444

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/
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
  • Jun 24

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday
    HOALeader.com will be presenting a webinar about special assessments on Thursday, June 26, from 11:00 PST to 12:00 PST.  I will be one of the panelists in that webinar.  I look forward to providing insights about how to make the…
  • May 30

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce
    Sriracha hot sauce is great.  However, I would not want to live near a factory that makes it. The recent news that a California city is discontinuing its nuisance lawsuit against the makers of Sriracha hot sauce was surprising after…
Rank this Week: 1292

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet?

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet?
    There have been memorable social marketing campaigns over the years--Smokey the Bear, the sizzling egg that is your brain on drugs and the coining of “Obamacare” come to mind. Now Grist reports that Martin…
  • Aug 11

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet? Plus a GIVEAWAY!

    Can Don Draper Save The Planet? Plus a GIVEAWAY!
    There have been memorable social marketing campaigns over the years--Smokey the Bear, the sizzling egg that is your brain on drugs and the coining of “Obamacare” come to mind. Now Grist reports that Martin…
  • Aug 4

    The Slow Grind of Justice for EPA's Carbon Emissions Regulation

    The Slow Grind of Justice for EPA's Carbon Emissions Regulation
    It was inevitable that EPA's Clean Power Plan, regulating carbon emissions from existing power plants was going to generate law suits.  Even if the suits are ultimately unsuccessful, an injunction against the Plan's adoption or…
Rank this Week: 1367

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
  • Jun 22

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup
    The first half of 2014 brought a bumper crop of condo-related court and tribunal cases from across Canada.   The race for the top 10 cases of the year is heating up! ONSC nixes unit owner’s case vs condo & bd over…
  • May 19

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection
    Some of the most uncomfortable conversations that condo directors, managers and lawyers have with unit owners take place when owners cannot afford the monthly common expenses for their unit. While it is natural to show compassion to someone…
Rank this Week: 1301

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
  • Aug 27

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land
    The recent approval of 160 parcels between Fresno and Kings County for segment two of the high speed rail track has stirred up some excitement for rail backers. As the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”) wastes no time…
  • Aug 20

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14
    In 1978, California’s Proposition 13 created security for home owners by limiting property taxes to one percent of the property’s value with a maximum two percent increase for inflation of the property value in a year. The…
Rank this Week: 1682

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: 1870

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: 1659

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: 1453

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: 1685

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/
  • Aug 12

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine

    MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine
    The plaintiffs, GPH Cohasset, LLC, and GGNSC Cohasset, LLC (collectively, Golden Living), appealed from a judgment of the Land Court affirming a decision of the defendant planning board of Cohasset (board) to grant defendant Conservation Wind…
  • Aug 11

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”

    Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero”
    Editor’s Note: This posting is republished from the RLUIPA Defense Blog, with permission. The blog is located at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm In American Atheists v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, No. 13-1668 (2d…
  • Aug 10

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial

    Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial
    Editor’s note: This post is republished with permission from the RLUIPA Defense blog which can be viewed here: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has denied the…
Rank this Week: 1872

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/
  • Aug 11

    The Strongest Purchase Offer Leaves No Questions Hanging

    The Strongest Purchase Offer Leaves No Questions Hanging
    I’ve talked a lot in this blog about ways to make your offer to buy a home stand out from the pack in a multiple offer situation. (See, for example, “Don’t Let an Investor Buy the Home You Wanted,” and “In a…
  • Aug 7

    Now Everyone Wants to Be a Real Estate Agent Again!

    Now Everyone Wants to Be a Real Estate Agent Again!
    Back when the real estate market could barely be scooped out of the gutter, real estate agents were leaving the profession in droves — particularly the inexperienced ones and part-timers who could no longer make a living at…
  • Jul 31

    Sellers “should be asking us if we plan to hire a professional photographer”

    Sellers “should be asking us if we plan to hire a professional photographer”
    Those wise words came from Teresa Boardman, a real estate broker and contributor to Inman News, in a column titled, “Sellers often have some old-fashioned ideas about marketing their home that don’t include photography and…
Rank this Week: 1643

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/
Rank this Week: 1487

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Aug 7

    Costly Nassau County Eviction

    Costly Nassau County Eviction
    Knowing the venue where you are litigating your eviction is vital in several ways including the cost of the action.  Nassau County in particular can be very costly due to some local town codes.  In Nassau County, the Sheriff…
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
Rank this Week: 1769

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
  • Jul 23

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.
    I know its been a long time since I posted. I was on a 5 week National Parks road trip with my two kids, two “in-law” spouses and 5 grandchildren – 2 vans – 5 weeks, over 5000 miles.  Yellowstone, Grand Tetons,…
Rank this Week: 1748

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

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

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

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

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 1456

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
Rank this Week: 1455