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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/
  • Jun 30

    STOLE FIVE BUILDINGS?

    STOLE FIVE BUILDINGS?
    DA VANCE, NYC FINANCE COMMISSIONER JIHA ANNOUNCE INDICTMENT OF JOHN KOJO ZI FOR STEALING TITLES OF FIVE MANHATTAN PROPERTIES THROUGH FRAUDULENT DEED TRANSFERS Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., recently…
  • Jun 30

    FALTERING RELIGION

    FALTERING RELIGION
    Confidence in Religion at New Low, but Not Among Catholics by Lydia Saad Story Highlights Less than half of Americans hold the church in high esteem Confidence dwindled to all-time low among Protestants in…
  • Jun 30

    MARTIAN METHANE

    MARTIAN METHANE
    Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites Yale University IMAGE: Scientists found methane gas in samples taken from Martian meteorites. view more Scientists found methane gas in samples taken from Martian…
Rank this Week: 12

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 30

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common
    The City as a Commons: Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance Bologna, Italy November 6-7 (2015) Website: http://www.labgov.it/wordpress/urbancommons/ Co-Chairs: Shelia Foster (Fordham) & Christian Iaione (Marconi -…
  • Jun 29

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?
    Houston Matter discusses the Texas Open Beaches Act (with Property Prof. Matt Festa). A summary of a recent dispute: The Houston Chronicle recently reported on a conflict between a Galveston resident and the city’s Park Board over who…
  • Jun 29

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The purpose of this publication is to provide a guide to…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Jun 29

    Hawaii's Reapportionment Commission Breathes A Sigh Of Relief: SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Redistricting Commission

    Hawaii's Reapportionment Commission Breathes A Sigh Of Relief: SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Redistricting Commission
    There's a category of cases in which it isn't difficult, with reasonable accuracy, to predict the ultimate outcome without knowing much about the substantive law. The recent ACA and marriage cases, for example. You kind of just know how…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS GVR's Anti-Eminent Domain Sign Case

    SCOTUS GVR's Anti-Eminent Domain Sign Case
    In this Order, the Supreme Court has granted the cert petition in the case we've been following about the anti-eminent domain sign in Norfolk, Virginia. The Court vacated the Fourth Circuit judgment and sent the case back down for…
  • Jun 29

    Nevada: No Regulatory Taking When DOT Announced Future Plans To Condemn

    Nevada: No Regulatory Taking When DOT Announced Future Plans To Condemn
    In State ex rel. Dep't of Transportation v. Eighth Judicial Circuit, No. 15-19376 (June 25, 2015), the Nevada Supreme Court covered territory addressed by other courts recently (see here by North Carolina, Florida, and here by California) --…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Jun 30

    SCOTUS Grants Cert in Eminent Domain Sign Case

    SCOTUS Grants Cert in Eminent Domain Sign Case
    While everyone was rightly focused on the flurry of historic decisions at the end of the Supreme Court term (including the raisins takings case, my personal favorite) the court also granted cert in an interesting sign regulation case that,…
  • Jun 29

    Horne, the Raisin Outlaw

    Horne, the Raisin Outlaw
    To piggy-back on Jessie Owley's excellent analysis from last week on Horne, readers may want to listen to NPR Planet Money's equally excellent twenty-minute story describing the peculiar nature of raisin regulation. Here is the link:
  • Jun 29

    Call for Papers: City as a Commons Conference in Bologna, Italy, Nov. 6-7, 2015

    Call for Papers: City as a Commons Conference in Bologna, Italy, Nov. 6-7, 2015
    The International Association for the Study of the Commons and LABGOV have teamed up with Fordham's Urban Law Center to put together a conference entitled The City as a Commons: Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance. The…
Rank this Week: 163

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Jun 18

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1
    CFPB Responds To Industry and Consumer Concerns On New Compliance Rules The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Wednesday a proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule…
  • Jun 15

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach
    By-Pass Housing Court For Expedited Superior Court Restraining Order Procedure I recently handled an interesting case involving an unauthorized family member taking up residence in my client’s rental unit. My client, a doctor, owns…
  • Jun 3

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain
    SJC Issues Long Awaited Ruling That Agents Can Be Classified as Both Independent Contractors and Employees, But Leaves Questions The Supreme Judicial Court has just released its long awaited ruling in the case of Monell, et al. v. Boston…
Rank this Week: 274

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula
    The Indiana Commission on Business Personal Property & Business Taxation released its final report.  The farmland tax burden was a substantial part of the discussion. Four of the 16 recommendations from the commission…
  • Dec 5

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground
    The US Army has requested permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it cease environmental monitoring on a 2,080-acre section of the old Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison where ammunition testing was…
  • Dec 4

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity
    From the Beige Book published on December 3, prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and based on information collected on or before November 24, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from business and other contacts…
Rank this Week: 391

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Landlord is unhappy with his managing agents and wants to terminate their contract

    Landlord is unhappy with his managing agents and wants to terminate their contract
    Landlord and his tenants are unhappy with their managing agents and want to dismiss them - can he do this? The post Landlord is unhappy with his managing agents and wants to terminate their contract appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jun 28

    A video interview with Tessa Shepperson

    A video interview with Tessa Shepperson
    An interview with Tessa Shepperson where she talks about her Landlord Law service, Easy Law Training, the conferences and the Landlord Law blog The post A video interview with Tessa Shepperson appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jun 28

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 June

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 June
    All the posts from the Landlord Law Blog from the past week with some extra reading for you over the weekend The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 June appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 397

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/
Rank this Week: 459

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jun 30

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 2, Spread the nets on the adjacent sand

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 2, Spread the nets on the adjacent sand
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Such is the nature of land title that words written long ago can have enduring meaning,) – and as we saw in Part 1 of this post, about a stretch of photogenic beach in East…
  • Jun 29

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 1, To the high-tide line

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 1, To the high-tide line
    By: David A. Smith An immense amount of human history can be explained by a geometric fact: a two-dimensional space can be blocked by a one-dimensional barrier.  Gateway to litigation: Looking east from Napeague Lane Castles have walls:…
  • Jun 29

    Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital

    Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 14 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, and Part 13.] By: David A. Smith “The world is full of obvious things which…
Rank this Week: 480

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 29

    How late it was, how late

    How late it was, how late
    Khuja v Chowdhury [2015] EW Misc B18 (CC) A County Court deposit protection case, and an illustration of some of the ways in which landlords still haven’t figured out how the deposit rules work. Ms C was the assured shorthold tenant of…
  • Jun 26

    Party like it’s 1957

    Party like it’s 1957
    1957 was an important year. Russell Endean became the first man to be out “handled the ball” in a Test Cricket match. Anthony Eden resigned and Harold Macmillan became PM. The Cat in the Hat was first published. And it was the…
  • Jun 22

    Westminster again…

    Westminster again…
    In R(Alemi) v Westminster CC [2015] EWHC 1765 (Admin), which has been widely reported already (eg here; and all over my twitter feed), HHJ Blair QC found that Westminster’s allocation scheme was unlawful in disbarring successful…
Rank this Week: 506

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: 543

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/
  • Jun 16

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project
      The Missouri MPSC is considering blocking a project by a three to two vote. In all likelihood, the project lobbyists will find the last vote resulting in three to two in favor of the project. However, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch…
  • Jun 8

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion
    In response to a property owner’s claim that the FERC approved pipeline would only create further environmental harm, a Federal Court recognized that the approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was superior to any…
  • Jun 2

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission
    Almost every State maintains what is called a “Public Utility Commission” or “Public Service Commission” to regulate utility activities and changes. The attempt of Kinder Morgan to acquire property without authority…
Rank this Week: 602

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 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Jun 10

    Buyer Beware: Project Conditions Of Approval Run With The Land

    Buyer Beware: Project Conditions Of Approval Run With The Land
    By William W. Abbott City of Berkeley v. 1080 Delaware, LLC (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 1144. As the real estate market gathers steam post-recession, many development projects involve project approvals obtained during the height of the real estate…
  • Jun 3

    SAVE THE DATE - Abbott & Kindermann's 2nd Annual Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    SAVE THE DATE - Abbott & Kindermann's 2nd Annual Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, will present the 2nd annual update on recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
  • Jun 2

    Local Zoning Laws Prevent an Eldercare Facility from Proceeding with Plans for Development

    Local Zoning Laws Prevent an Eldercare Facility from Proceeding with Plans for Development
    By Brian Russell Walnut Acres Neighborhood Assn. v. City of Los Angeles (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1303 The owners of the property and the developer Community MultiHousing, Inc. sought a permit under Los Angeles City code section 14.3.1 to build…
Rank this Week: 765

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: 781

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • 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: 876

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code
    There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders Association to make it…
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
Rank this Week: 919

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
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 925

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: 952

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/
  • Jun 29

    Breaking: US Supreme Court overturned the EPA's air quality rule

    Breaking: US Supreme Court overturned the EPA's air quality rule
     The US Supreme Court overturned today the air quality rule that was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama Administration, holding that the EPA did not properly consider the costs of the…
  • Jun 29

    Remembering Kelo v. City of New London -- 10 Years Later

    Remembering Kelo v. City of New London -- 10 Years Later
    Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision known as Kelo v. City of New London.  In that decision the Supreme Court ruled private economic development is a public use under the 5th amendment to the…
  • Jun 21

    Integrating “Livability Principles” in Brownfields Redevelopment

    Integrating “Livability Principles” in Brownfields Redevelopment
    Reprinted with permission from Kara A. Allison, APR, of Hull & Associates, Inc.Have you applied for federal brownfields funding lately? Perhaps you’ve noticed an increasing emphasis on incorporating sustainable concepts,…
Rank this Week: 964

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 30

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium
    Orlando City Soccer will apparently purchase a necessary property to build its new soccer stadium rather than rely upon the City’s power of eminent domain. The City of Orlando previously was proceeding to acquire the property though the…
  • Jun 30

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law
    The PA House is considering a bill that would amend the PA Eminent Domain Code’s relocation statute.  That statute applies where a business or residence is forced to relocate due to a condemnation and is in addition to damages for…
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
Rank this Week: 986

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    America's Birthday and Flag

    America's Birthday and Flag
    On the cusp of America's birthday, I get to thinking about our national flag - what it represents, and the emotions it evokes in people throughout the world. We all have our own ideas about these things, and how important it is to demonstrate…
  • Jun 26

    Food for Thought: Unlicensed Practice of Law Opinion

    Food for Thought: Unlicensed Practice of Law Opinion
    While community association managers in Colorado have been working through the state mandated licensure process, the ‘hot button’ topic of discussion in Florida has been the Florida Supreme Court’s May 14, 2015 Advisory…
  • Jun 22

    Are You Carrying Enough Loss Assessment Coverage?

    Are You Carrying Enough Loss Assessment Coverage?
    I was recently told a story about a condominium association that is carrying property insurance coverage on their condominium units which includes a $50,000 per unit deductible on water related losses!  Evidently, this association has…
Rank this Week: 1010

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: 1051

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/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 1079

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/
  • Jun 19

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate
    Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced in prior…
  • Jun 16

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended
    The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This…
  • Jun 3

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity
    South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds. In his speech, the…
Rank this Week: 1085

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: 1103

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/
  • Jun 24

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion
    The debate about the new Retail Action Plan (“The Plan”) continued earlier this month as the Board held another work session to discuss the progress on ongoing efforts to update the Plan. Much of the discussion focused on the so…
  • Jun 17

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military
    “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -President John F. Kennedy Richmond-based Hourigan Construction has begun work on Phase One of the Marine Security Force…
  • Jun 10

    Fairfax County’s Plans for the Route 1 Corridor

    Fairfax County’s Plans for the Route 1 Corridor
      On May 12, 2015, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to endorse a phased, multimodal approach to the future expansion and development of the Route 1 Corridor between Huntington and Fort Belvoir. This will take…
Rank this Week: 1117

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/
  • Jun 25

    Rent Regulation in New York - The Newest Provision

    Rent Regulation in New York - The Newest Provision
    A recent article in the New York Times describes a tentative deal in Albany to extend the rent regulation laws in New York. Rent regulation in New York exists not only in New York City, but also in other large cities, such as Yonkers and…
  • Jun 17

    Adverse Possession: The Fundamental Elements have Changed in New York

    Adverse Possession: The Fundamental Elements have Changed in New York
    One of this author's first lessons in Property Law class involved the concept of adverse possession. Under this legal principle, one party may acquire title to the property belonging to another. In New York, the elements required to…
  • Jun 4

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in New York

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in New York
    A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court raises important issues for those whose homes are in foreclosure and are considering filing for federal bankruptcy protection. This case involved a borrower whose home was "underwater,"…
Rank this Week: 1166

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: 1186

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Bishops Bless Blasphemy; Curmudgeon's Cup Runneth Over

    Bishops Bless Blasphemy; Curmudgeon's Cup Runneth Over
    One hundred and twenty-nine of the bishops in the Episcopal Church (USA) House of Bishops voted yesterday to embrace blasphemy as a "trial rite" for same-sex marriages in the Church. The blasphemy begins in the rite at the point where the…
  • Jun 27

    Trouble Ahead for U.S. Churches?

    Trouble Ahead for U.S. Churches?
    The Supreme Court is an anomaly. It is neither "Supreme" (since it can overrule itself at any time, and also be overruled by statute or constitutional amendment) nor -- after yesterday's decision -- a court. Here is how Justice Scalia…
  • Jun 19

    Scratch One Revisionist Blog

    Scratch One Revisionist Blog
    From a story in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (H/T: D.Virtue):The Allegheny County district attorney's office has charged an Indiana, Pa., man with stealing more than $100,000 from the bank account of a 91-year-old resident of a Mt. Lebanon…
Rank this Week: 1209

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/
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
Rank this Week: 1213

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jun 7

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?
    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED? A manager recently said to me: “I was under the impression the term “annual meeting” was obsolete now due to the
  • May 6

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!
    Clotheslines – Don’t Get in a Bind About Them Clotheslines are becoming a big issue in HOAs (this I perceived 3 years ago when I first wrote this blog). Many
  • Apr 24

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
Rank this Week: 1220

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 8

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim
    The Handlins applied to rent an apartment. They were turned down because a tenant screening report showed a previous eviction. The Handlins provided information showing that the previous eviction case had been resolved in their favor. The…
  • Jun 1

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation
    Any LLC or corporation appearing as a party in a lawsuit must be represented by an attorney. A non-lawyer cannot represent a professional services corporation, even if he or she is the corporation’s sole director, officer, and…
  • May 28

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case
    Pham, a Seattle residential landlord, bought a rental property at foreclosure. It was metered for five units, so he assumed it was properly permitted for five living units. It turned out that the building was only permitted as a triplex. Pham…
Rank this Week: 1242

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: 1265

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 1308

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: 1311

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
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 1356

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: 1363

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: 1390

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: 1394

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: 1461

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: 1466

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/
  • Jun 30

    16 states sue in two courts over EPA/Corps WOTUS rule

    16 states sue in two courts over EPA/Corps WOTUS rule
    Reuters coverage Links: Complaint in Texas v. EPA (15-162, SD. Texas) (Plaintiffs: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi) Complaint in North Dakota v. EPA (15-59, D. N.D.) (Plaintiffs: North Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho,…
  • Jun 30

    Frogs, turtles and skinks, oh my! FWS makes 21 positive 90-day findings on petitions to list specie

    Frogs, turtles and skinks, oh my! FWS makes 21 positive 90-day findings on petitions to list specie
    And the Arizona toad. And the Alligator snapping turtle. And a few snakes and salamanders. The Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that listing of 21 species as threatened or endangered may be warranted, triggering the start of a…
  • Jun 25

    FWS Santa Ana sucker critical habitat upheld

    FWS Santa Ana sucker critical habitat upheld
    If you subscribed to ESWR, you would have gotten this (and many more updates) in your inbox. Updates are available to paying subscribers only. June 25, 2015 SANTA ANA SUCKER CRITICAL HABITAT SURVIVES APPEAL TO NINTH CIRCUIT In the interests…
Rank this Week: 1489

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/
  • Jun 15

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy
    In Cal. Bldg. Industry Assn. v. City of San Jose (opinion filed on June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance that requires new residential developments to sell 15 percent of…
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
  • May 7

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
Rank this Week: 1492