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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/
  • Apr 15

    SEE YA!

    SEE YA!
    Let's all wave! El Nido Resorts -- Pangulasian Saying hello ... or goodbye?
  • Apr 15

    ANOTHER IF/THEN

    ANOTHER IF/THEN
    LaChanze as Kate IF/THEN
  • Apr 15

    SO LONG SEBELIUS!

    SO LONG SEBELIUS!
    I was flying when I learned Sebelius resigned as Health and Human Services Secretary. (Old news.)
Rank this Week: 19

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

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

    Renting is Expensive . . .

    Renting is Expensive . . .
    . . . and appears to be getting even more so: Nationally, half of all renters are now spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a comprehensive Harvard study, up from 38 percent of renters...
  • Apr 15

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification
    The New York Times' Room For Debate series recently covered the pros and cons of gentrification. Law professors were represented by Wisconsin's Lisa Alexander: Urban centers with significant subsidized and rent-restricted affordable housing…
  • Apr 14

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia
    The PennLaw is hosting an upcoming two-day workshop to explore property law regimes in South Asian societies. While the full conference papers aren't yet available, it's worth checking out the very interesting paper abstracts that are posted.…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Apr 14

    Mike Berger To Receive 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize From William & Mary Law School

    Mike Berger To Receive 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize From William & Mary Law School
    Each year, the William and Mary Law School's Property Rights Project awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a deserving person "whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to protecting and preserving individual…
  • Apr 11

    N.C.: "Map Act" Inverse Cases Must Be Prosecuted Individually, Not As A Cla

    N.C.: "Map Act" Inverse Cases Must Be Prosecuted Individually, Not As A Cla
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued its opinion in Beroth Oil Co. v. North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. 390PA11-2 (Apr. 11, 2014). That's the case which we've been following about the class-action worthiness of of a case in…
  • Apr 9

    Fed Cir: Big Auto Bailout Could Be A Taking

    Fed Cir: Big Auto Bailout Could Be A Taking
    Here's the latest from the Federal Circuit, a decision involving regulatory takings, the big auto bailout, and the nature of property rights. A&D Auto Sales, Inc. v. United States, Nos. 13-5019, 13-1520 (Apr. 7, 2014) In the TARP and the…
Rank this Week: 137

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

By Professors Will Cook, Chad D. Emerson, Matthew J. Festa, Ngai Pindell and Jamie Baker Roskie.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 15

    If mayors ruled the world

    If mayors ruled the world
    Readers of this blog may want to tune in to the latest Freakanomics podcast, which investigates Benjamin Barber's recent book. A blurb from the Freakanomics website: The episode expands on an idea from political theorist Benjamin Barber,…
  • Apr 15

    Sheep-shearing a hillside for fire prevention

    Sheep-shearing a hillside for fire prevention
    Boise sits hard-by a range of foothills that lead into the Boise National Forest. Those foothills have a lot of grasses that, come summer, could light up in a fire. And so, what is the fire prevention strategy devised here...
  • Apr 11

    Forty-six ways to define resilience

    Forty-six ways to define resilience
    I was just introduced to a useful 2013 report by the Community and Regional Resilience Institute entitled Definitions of Community Resilience: An Analysis. The report provides cites to and summaries of forty-six articles that attempt to…
Rank this Week: 157

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 15

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast
    If Professor Robert Hockett is the man behind the plan to use eminent domain to take over underwater loans and write them down for homeowners, Tom Deutsch is his arch nemesis. This is an opportunity to hear how the opposition to the plan to…
  • Apr 14

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare
    ObamaCare's out of pocket maximums established by the IRS for 2014 are $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family… so that means that we’ll all pay coinsurance, copays and deductibles up to those out-of-pocket limit…
  • Apr 14

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Apr 10

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall
    Sheehan v. Weaver: Strict Liability For Building Code Violations Does Not Apply To Residential Structures I love being right. I was critical, and called for the overruling, of Northeast Housing Court Judge David Kerman’s 2012…
  • Apr 5

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing
    Decision Could Have Wide Impact Upon Marijuana Use By Tenants The law on marijuana and rental housing remains clouded to say the least. And that’s no pun. This week on April 8th, the Supreme Judicial Court will consider the first…
  • Mar 25

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction
    Distressed Homeowners Lose Key Defense, While Foreclosure Purchasers Gain More Title Security Last week, the Supreme Judicial Court decided yet another important foreclosure case, U.S. Bank v. Schumacher (embedded below). The issue considered…
Rank this Week: 255

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 381

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 436

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 14

    History of a plot: Part 2, Crossing Delancey

    History of a plot: Part 2, Crossing Delancey
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire. – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt Yesterday’s Part 1 introduced us to William Rapfogel, protege of both Sheldon Silver…
  • Apr 14

    History of a plot: Part 1, The sixtie

    History of a plot: Part 1, The sixtie
    Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot. – George Lucas. By: David A. Smith They grew up in the same circles, and they came of age politically together.  For almost four decades, they did favors for…
  • Apr 10

    Cosh and carry: Part 2, Money for the Einsteinian political economy

    Cosh and carry: Part 2, Money for the Einsteinian political economy
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post, using as source material two articles, one from the Economist (April 5, 2014), the other from the Wall Street Journal (March 27, 2014; green font), both…
Rank this Week: 515

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 13

    Spoiling the Broth

    Spoiling the Broth
    Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC  1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup…
  • Apr 13

    Disrepair: La luta continua!

    Disrepair: La luta continua!
    2013 was a difficult year for claimant disrepair. Changes in legal aid funding have made it all but impossible to pursue a disrepair claim under legal aid alone, as funding is only available for an order to carry out repairs to where there is…
  • Apr 11

    Disrepair: Damp and quantum

    Disrepair: Damp and quantum
    Following on from this post on disrepair counterclaims and as a precursor to a substantial post on disrepair quantum to follow very soon(ish), this is a County Court Judgment on an assessment of quantum hearing on 28 March 2014 (there was a…
Rank this Week: 537

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: 561

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/
  • Apr 15

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner
    Under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, many railroad properties will now revert to the adjacent property owners. Most jurisdictions maintain an easement is simply that, an easement for a specific purpose. When the purpose for the…
  • Apr 14

    The Problem With Assessed Value

    The Problem With Assessed Value
    Assessed value is often not related to fair market value. Frequently, communities under assess and use a higher multiplier in order to capture taxes. At other times, assessments are “capped”, thereby limiting increases in the…
  • Apr 11

    TxDOT Challenged Lack Of Fairne

    TxDOT Challenged Lack Of Fairne
    Some Departments of Transportation have a uniform policy. They do not buy property, no matter what the consequence or whether the properties will be developed in the very near future. Texas jumped at purchasing certain properties, which…
Rank this Week: 575

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 731

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 8

    When Common Sense Is Just Plain CEQA Horse Sense

    When Common Sense Is Just Plain CEQA Horse Sense
    By William A. Abbott   Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v State of California (March 26, 2014, C070836) ___ Cal.App.4th ___.The 14th District Agricultural Association operates the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds outside of…
  • Apr 3

    2014 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2014 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine Hart, Glen Hansen, and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 1st Quarter CEQA update. It has been a quiet first quarter. One decision, Lotus v. Department of…
  • Apr 3

    Appellate Court Shuts Out Trial Court in CEQA/ESA Double Header under Deferential Standard of Review

    Appellate Court Shuts Out Trial Court in CEQA/ESA Double Header under Deferential Standard of Review
    By Diane G. Kindermann In a lengthy and unanimous reversal of the trial court on ESA and CEQA issues in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Game, et al. (March 20, 2014, BS131347) ___ Cal.App.4th ___, the…
Rank this Week: 747

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: 785

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar
    On March 14, 2014, ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark was a speaker at the Trial and Error CLE held in Atlanta, GA. The CLE focused on trial and appellate practice and covered a broad range of topics. It was broadcast live to 15 locations across…
  • Mar 17

    ATC’s Annual Kickin’ Cookout!

    ATC’s Annual Kickin’ Cookout!
    Join us April 24th, 2014 for our annual “Kickin’ Cancer Cookout“ to raise funds for the Gwinnett County Relay for Life! the cookout will be at One Sugarloaf Centre 1960 Satellite Blvd. Duluth, Georgia 30097 from 11:30am to…
  • Feb 26

    Tom Andersen awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

    Tom Andersen awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.
    On Saturday February 22nd, The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation held its sixth annual Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation Cornerstone Society Gala event at the Gwinnett Center. The event was headlined by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the man…
Rank this Week: 844

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 885

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 893

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 926

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
  • Mar 30

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case
    The City of Sacramento won a major eminent domain battle in its attempt to secure land for a new arena. A judge has given it the rights to the old Macy’s Men’s store in Downtown Plaza. The store was the last parcel needed by the…
  • Mar 30

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property
    A Federal Judge agreed with a federally appointed commission’s $1.5 million appraisal of what is now the Flight 93 National Memorial property. The property, located in Shanksville, PA, was condemned for the Memorial. The land’s…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
  • Apr 15

    Methane emissions from oil and gas operations targeted by state regulation

    Methane emissions from oil and gas operations targeted by state regulation
    Ohio has joined Colorado and Wyoming in issuing new regulations aimed at limiting the emission of methane gas from oil and natural gas operations to address climate change and health concerns. In development for more than a year, the revised…
  • Apr 14

    Trial begins in Texas hydraulic fracturing lawsuit

    Trial begins in Texas hydraulic fracturing lawsuit
    On April 8, 2014, opening arguments were heard in the case of Parr v. Aruba Petroleum, Inc., Cause No. 11-01650-E (Dallas County Ct. at Law, Mar. 8, 2011), a lawsuit in which the Parr family claims that they have serious health problems due…
  • Apr 11

    Lone Pine Order in hydraulic fracturing lawsuit to be reviewed by Colorado Supreme Court

    Lone Pine Order in hydraulic fracturing lawsuit to be reviewed by Colorado Supreme Court
    On April 7, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to review a court of appeals decision that overturned a Lone Pine Order and a dismissal order issued by the lower court in Strudley v. Antero Resources Corporation, Antero Resources…
Rank this Week: 1021

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 1038

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 10

    The Advantages of Transparency

    The Advantages of Transparency
    WLPP attorney Doug Stallworthy recently wrote a post on transparency in association boards. His thoughts follow. Transparency in decisions made by the board of a homeowners association fosters a sense of confidence in those decisions. …
  • Apr 2

    Proposed Manager Licensure Rules Published for Public Comment

    Proposed Manager Licensure Rules Published for Public Comment
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has developed proposed rules for the licensure of community association managers. Those rules have just been published for public comment. That means that every citizen in Colorado has an…
  • Apr 1

    Dreaming of My Younger Years and a Retro Landscape

    Dreaming of My Younger Years and a Retro Landscape
    Spring is in the air, and I think it’s time to rethink the look of our home exterior and landscaping for the summer. Lately, I’ve been looking back a bit on my younger years when life was full of adventure and…
Rank this Week: 1042

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/
  • Apr 14

    ICCA 2014 Miami Conference Coverage

    ICCA 2014 Miami Conference Coverage
    Bilzin Sumberg attorneys Joseph Mamounas and Rafael Ribeiro participated in a blogging event from the ICCA Conference this week for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. The Kluwer Arbitration Blog (KAB) is a publication that…
  • Apr 11

    ICCA Congress Cements Miami as Arbitration Hub

    ICCA Congress Cements Miami as Arbitration Hub
    Every two years the top international arbitration professionals and legal scholars from around the globe gather at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s Congress, or “ICCA Congress,” as it is commonly known,…
  • Apr 10

    200 New Condo Towers Planned in South Florida since May 2011

    200 New Condo Towers Planned in South Florida since May 2011
    An exciting announcement was recently made in South Florida - between May 2011 and today more than 200 new condo towers east of I-95 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have been scheduled to be built.  Yes, this is…
Rank this Week: 1052

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/
  • Apr 13

    CLE Updates: Upcoming Real Estate Educational Seminar

    CLE Updates: Upcoming Real Estate Educational Seminar
    In one sign that spring is here, the number of educational seminars on real estate topics is blooming.  Below is information regarding several upcoming seminars:1.  The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) is sponsoring a Land Use and…
  • Apr 7

    How the Right App Can Save the Day

    How the Right App Can Save the Day
    This post is a little off topic for our blog but I wanted to share how one of the apps that I wrote about in January saved the day in a transaction closing. Recently, I attended a closing for a combined asset/commercial real estate…
  • Mar 31

    Don’t Let Your Contract Disappear (Merge) Into Your Deed

    Don’t Let Your Contract Disappear (Merge) Into Your Deed
    Other than the real estate purchase and sale agreement, the deed is the most important and often misunderstood document utilized in a real estate transaction. Like a certificate of title for an automobile, the deed is the document that…
Rank this Week: 1076

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One
    Over the past year and a half, Arlington County has been working to update the Rosslyn Sector Plan, which is the guiding planning document for Arlington, Virginia’s downtown neighborhood of Rosslyn. This would be the first major update…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
Rank this Week: 1085

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: 1115

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the pitfalls of reverse mortgages, including the effect such a mortgage may have on the heirs of the borrowers in question. A recent blog post also examined the possible negative legal…
  • Mar 21

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate
    Our clients have inquired as to the consequences of the termination of a martial relationship upon rights in a New York estate. The resolution to this issue depends upon whether the relationship was legally terminated through a divorce and…
  • Mar 12

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program
    Our readers may have read a recent article in The New York Times concerning a compulsive hoarder (or "collector") and his struggle to clean out his rent-stabilized apartment in order to avoid eviction. While this situation is so notorious…
Rank this Week: 1121

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1139

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 1153

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 3

    Landlords and Power of Attorney

    Landlords and Power of Attorney
      Corporations and LLCs when appearing in court must be represented by an attorney. “Washington law…requires individuals appearing before the court on behalf of another party to be licensed in the practice of law.” [1]…
  • Mar 15

    Fighting City Hall

    Fighting City Hall
    Old City Hall LLC bought a commercial building in Tacoma with the intent to convert it into luxury condos. Old City Hall needed tenants in the building to vacate to speed up the process. Old City Hall offered to “buy out” existing…
  • Feb 17

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court
    A man with a learning disability and limited education lost his job in 2008, and soon fell over $10,000 behind on property taxes. The county had not yet issued a certificate of delinquency, but the homeowner felt desperate to borrow against…
Rank this Week: 1187

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 1

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
    I got an email from someone that posed a simple little problem – ha ha. There seems to be very few of those in this business. When I wrote back asking if the person was seeking legal advice, I got this answer: “I do not need a…
  • Apr 1

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?
    I received an email inquiry today from a board member who says they want to work with me to update their governing documents. They are filled with anticipation and ready to go. They say “Our Board has set up a committee to tackle this…
  • Mar 22

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
    This is a long post. It is excerpted from the currently updated Primer – Assessments A-2 – What Happens in an HOA Foreclosure Situation, which is all about foreclosures in HOAs. If you are interested as an HOA in getting notice of…
Rank this Week: 1236

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth

    Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth
    As the Anglican Curmudgeon, it behooves me now and then to comment upon matters Anglican. And just now, there is a tempest in the Anglican teapot which I have refrained from noticing, because after all, it is still a small storm in a very…
  • Apr 9

    Clarity from the State Church of Norway

    Clarity from the State Church of Norway
    Norway, which legalized same-sex partnerships in 1993 and adopted a "gender-neutral" marriage law in 2008, has an established State Church. Yesterday its general synod had a series of votes, as follows:The legislative assembly…
  • Apr 8

    Easter in the Episcopal Church (sigh) ... again

    Easter in the Episcopal Church (sigh) ... again
    Yes, it's that time of year again -- when Episcopalians who simply want to celebrate their faith have to come to terms with the Presiding Bishop's Easter message, and not let it impede their own joyful participation in marking the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 1295

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe, Attorney at Law.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 1331

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: 1332

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: 1346

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association
    By: W. Alexander Noland, Esq. & Cyrus Koochek, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys In recent years, California has been faced with drought conditions, reduced water supplies and a consistently growing population. One…
  • Mar 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM
    This year's Southern California Law Seminar and Expo hosted by the California Association of Community Managers was a huge success. Representatives from SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services presented at the event, and we also…
  • Feb 14

    Happy Valentine's Day - Need a Contract?

    Happy Valentine's Day - Need a Contract?
    Friday, February 14, 2014 is Valentine’s Day. A holiday that originated in Italy, it's all about love, and it has chocolate and champagne as staple foods, making it very seductive. And dangerous, because it’s easy to get carried…
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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
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 1384

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Heenan Blaikie LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 11

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…
    The Ottawa Condo Group is very pleased to announce that it will be moving to the Ottawa office of Gowlings. As you may have heard, Heenan Blaikie will be winding down its legal practice after 40 years of excellence and dedication. Thank you…
  • Feb 6

    We’re Moving

    We’re Moving
    The Toronto Condo Group is pleased to announce that we will be moving to Aird & Berlis. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients and are excited to be able to draw on the expertise of Aird & Berlis’ renowned Real…
  • Feb 5

    Condo Group Update

    Condo Group Update
    An exciting change is on the way for the Condo Group. As some of you may have learned, we will no longer be operating as Heenan Blaikie LLP. Our Condo Group is committed to continuing to work with all of you, our amazing clients. Stay…
Rank this Week: 1437

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1438

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: 1446

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1494

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/
  • Oct 17

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce
    Local knowledge - Nothing grabs a community's attention like a construction project in or around their neighborhood.  Be it public utility, roads, schools, houses, or commercial project, people want to know what you're doing, why you're…
  • Oct 10

    There is No "Wizard of Oz" Pulling Levers Behind the Curtain

    There is No "Wizard of Oz" Pulling Levers Behind the Curtain
    My interest was piqued by a recent Hawaii Public Radio piece entitled, Planning Neighborhoods: What? When? Where?  It is part of the larger, ongoing discourse in Hawaii that is now reaching a fevered pitch as Hawaii's economy improves…
  • Sep 20

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013
    A survey of significant Hawaii land use and planning legislation, judicial opinions, and land use commission activities in 2013. These materials supported a lecture on the impacts these developments in the law will have on project proponents,…
Rank this Week: 1496

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/
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
  • Apr 3

    BLM not keeping track of ORV impact on California desert species, env’l groups say in NOITS

    BLM not keeping track of ORV impact on California desert species, env’l groups say in NOITS
    Four conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management has been shirking its responsibility to provide annual reports to the Fish and Wildlife Service Center on the health of at-risk species in California deserts. The Center for…
  • Apr 3

    Protection sought for black-backed woodpecker

    Protection sought for black-backed woodpecker
    The Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to make the required 12-month finding on a petition to list the black-backed woodpecker as a threatened or endangered species in two regions – California/Oregon and the Black Hills of South…
Rank this Week: 1517

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1541