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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/
Rank this Week: 12

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker
    It turns out that the nasty shootout between two motorcycle gangs in Texas may have it's origin in a dispute over who controls certain "bottom rockers." From an interview with a DEA agent: What caused this shootout in Waco is...
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 93

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 163

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • May 20

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30
    I am honored to be one of four fantastic speakers at the Massachusetts Rental Housing Association (MRHA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Saturday, May 30, 9AM-1PM at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. My presentation…
  • May 7

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again
    State House Hearing Set For May 12, 1pm, Joint Committee for Judiciary Hearing Room A-2  For the last decade, Massachusetts landlords have been lobbying for a tenant rent escrow bill which would prevent tenants from using the infamous…
  • May 4

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!
    Like Superman, A Use and Occupancy Agreement Can Save the Day, But Be Aware of the Risks! Tom and Mary Ryan, and their two little kids, Abigail and Jake, are relocating from California to the Boston area so Tom can take a job with a local…
Rank this Week: 272

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: 388

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May
    All the posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog with some extra reading for you over the bank holiday The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • May 22

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale
    Professor Partington discussing housing law reform, the Welsh legislation and the Renting Homes project at the Commission which he lead in 2001-6 The post Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wales appeared first on…
  • May 21

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205
    Ben's sense of social justice is awakened by reading Owen Jones book “The Establishment and how they get away with” The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205 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: 456

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 22

    Month in Review: April, 2015

    Month in Review: April, 2015
    By: David A. Smith “The site is now known as the Great Blue Island Swamp.” – R. A. Lafferty, “What’s the Name of that Town?”, 1964 R. A. Lafferty In 1964, the mad genius of science fiction R. A. Lafferty…
  • May 21

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning…
  • May 20

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode…
Rank this Week: 482

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 23

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast
    In a speech timed to hide the release of the latest figures on net migration, the Prime Minister made an assortment of announcements on forthcoming policies. The part that concern us here, went as follows: There are other ways we can identify…
  • May 21

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut
    Haile v Waltham Forest LBC [2015] UKSC 34 is the second of the triptych of cases which are before the UKSC (We have yet to have the outcome of the third one, the eligibility appeals in Samin/Mirga).  The first, Johnson/Hotak/Kanu,…
  • May 19

    Two Job Ad

    Two Job Ad
    Two job ads Lester Morrill Solicitors Assistant Solicitor, 2-4 PQE, with expertise in Housing Law to conduct a mixed caseload of Legal Aid and privately funded work within the firm’s Social Welfare Law department. Caseload includes work…
Rank this Week: 509

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: 542

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/
  • May 16

    Legal Costs, Litigation Expenses and Eminent Domain

    Legal Costs, Litigation Expenses and Eminent Domain
    Governments and private entities acquiring property often have the problem of spending more than is necessary to acquire property. One may just think a position is “right” creating a need to fight because it is a matter of…
  • May 15

    How Do You Treat Farmers Fairly?

    How Do You Treat Farmers Fairly?
    In many jurisdictions, the farmers are considered the guys with the bucks. Clearly, many farmers have done well over the last ten years. Hopefully, some of this money has been kept “at home” and has not been moved out of the local…
  • May 8

    Title Disputes In Eminent Domain

    Title Disputes In Eminent Domain
    The St. Louis Public Radio article discussing the dispute over who owns the “McKee parcels” is a prime example of how an eminent domain statute is to work when title disputes exist. Almost every State has a procedure in which all…
Rank this Week: 599

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: 749

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: 766

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: 777

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: 875

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 916

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: 926

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: 950

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/
  • May 17

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”
    Not paying taxes that are legally owed is often referred to as “tax evasion”, and has been, is and will always be illegal. Reducing one’s tax burden, legally, however, by taking advantage of applicable exemptions,…
  • May 11

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement
    When improvements abut property lines, landowners will inevitably encroach on the neighboring property when maintaining and repairing their own property.  Of course a landowner can always just ask for permission to have equipment,…
  • May 4

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property
    The purchase and sale of real property that is leased by one or more tenants presents a number of issues worth thinking about and planning for, before you “sign on the dotted line”. Usually, rental property is worth a premium…
Rank this Week: 972

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 983

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • May 21

    Emergency Rules Addressing Provisional and Apprentice License

    Emergency Rules Addressing Provisional and Apprentice License
      Since House Bill 1343, the manager licensure clean-up bill, has been signed into Law, the Division of Real Estate has published Emergency Rules which relate in part to obtaining a Provisional License and Apprentice…
  • May 21

    Licensure for Managers Employed by Common Interest Communities: Clearing Up the Confusion

    Licensure for Managers Employed by Common Interest Communities: Clearing Up the Confusion
    There has been a lot of confusion pertaining to the licensure of community association managers who are employed directly by a common interest community in Colorado.  There have also been questions about whether…
  • May 21

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Signed Into Law!

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Signed Into Law!
    It's official - Governor Hickenlooper has signed House Bill 1343 ("HB 1343") into law!  Now that this important manager licensure clean-up bill has been signed into law, we expect the Colorado Division of Real Estate to immediately…
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 1060

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/
  • May 18

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car
    After the Lac-Mégantic derailment, several groups have advocated for the strengthening of regulations governing the transportation of crude oil by rail. A group of Democrats in the United States Senate have responded by proposing a new…
  • May 18

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity
    Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christ Craddick criticized finger-pointing at the oil and gas industry for recent Texas tremors in a May 15 interview, noting that the cause of recent seismic events is still not known “for…
  • May 13

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

    Legislative Activity Update - Two Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill was acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621     Requirements for recording oil and gas documentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of Susquehanna and…
Rank this Week: 1076

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/
  • May 8

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?
    Miami may soon join the ranks of other major U.S. metropolises boasting innovative urban trail projects that have transformed neighborhoods and ignited a firestorm of private investment. The Underline, a proposed development catalyzed by the…
  • May 1

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier
    Miami’s second annual eMerge Americas Conference marks another milestone in the city cementing itself as a hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs. In the last 18 months, Miami has established and cemented many of the key…
  • Apr 30

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America
    Bilzin Sumberg invites you to visit our booth at the eMerge Americas Conference on May 1-5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More than 10,000 attendees are expected to engage in networking events and interactive sessions which will serve…
Rank this Week: 1084

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: 1099

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/
  • May 14

    Relaxed Variance Standards in Virginia Soon to Go Into Effect

    Relaxed Variance Standards in Virginia Soon to Go Into Effect
    Last year, we wrote about the difficult standards in Virginia for obtaining a zoning variance, particularly in light of the recent case Martin v. City of Alexandria, in which the Supreme Court held strictly that all statutory requirements…
  • Apr 27

    Update on the Arlington County Retail Action Plan

    Update on the Arlington County Retail Action Plan
    On April 22, 2015, Jill Griffith of Arlington Economic Development shared with NAIOP the progress being made on the update to the Arlington County Retail Plan (the “Retail Plan”). Following the County Board work session in…
  • Apr 22

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard
    On March 14, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved a 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception, Rezoning and General Land Use Plan Amendment to allow Carr Properties to build over 195,000 square feet of office and ground floor…
Rank this Week: 1112

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/
  • May 21

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?
    After another harsh winter in New York, many of us are looking forward to getting away this Memorial Day weekend. Those of us who are driving may have acquired the vehicle from an estate. This post will address estate issues as they…
  • May 14

    "Time of the Essence" Closing Dates in New York State

    "Time of the Essence" Closing Dates in New York State
    Parties to real estate transactions often ask us whether it is appropriate to include a time of the essence clause in their real estate contract. A time of the essence clause provides that if the parties do not close on the specified date,…
  • May 8

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law
    Our firm is often retained to represent parties relating to their employment at religious institutions. Such employment refers to, among other persons, the clergy, whether it is a Rabbi or Cantor at a Synagogue, a Minister or Reverend at a…
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: 1182

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
  • Apr 24

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
Rank this Week: 1210

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within

    The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within
    In my previous post, I detailed the sordid story by which the Episcopal Church (USA) has gotten into the debt collection business. Refugees designated to migrate to the United States are advanced travel money by an arm of the U.S. State…
  • Apr 23

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector
    The Episcopal Church (USA) has two primary sources of income: according to its latest audited financial statements for the calendar year 2013, it received a little over $27 million from its member dioceses, and it received half as much again,…
  • Apr 16

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
Rank this Week: 1215

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • 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
  • Apr 6

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?
    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up? Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new…
Rank this Week: 1223

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • May 9

    Consumer Protection Act Aids Wrongfully Foreclosed Homeowner

    Consumer Protection Act Aids Wrongfully Foreclosed Homeowner
    A woman took out a mortgage on her home in Burien, Washington.[1]  She lived in her home and also in it operated an adult family home. A few years later she was behind on payments.  Her lender began the foreclosure process.  …
  • May 5

    Landlord-Tenant Disputes Subject to Mandatory Arbitration

    Landlord-Tenant Disputes Subject to Mandatory Arbitration
    A tenant and her landlords disputed certain conditions in the property. The landlords believed the tenant was allowing damage to the property by improperly leaving windows open.   When the tenant requested certain repairs, the landlords…
  • Feb 14

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant
    After several unsuccessful attempts to personally serve a tenant with a summons and complaint, the landlord got a court order allowing service. The landlord then had a process server post and mail the summons and complaint along with a notice…
Rank this Week: 1241

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…
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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: 1313

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: 1317

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: 1362

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
  • 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…
  • May 1

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court
    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court Standing is an affirmative defense that finds its way into many Answers in Landlord Tenant Court.  Standing refers to the right of the petitioner/landlord to bring the case in the first place.  The…
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: 1388

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: 1398

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
Rank this Week: 1465

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/
  • May 22

    Today’s retweet

    Today’s retweet
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper takes steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse - http://t.co/5pSSL3eDkx — SageGrouseInitiative (@SageGrouseInit) May 22, 2015 Here is Senate Energy and Water appropriations report…
  • May 22

    WOTUS on the way? “In the coming days,” New York Times report

    WOTUS on the way? “In the coming days,” New York Times report
    The Gray Lady, as she is sometimes known, has an article today predicting an announcement of the controversial "waters of the U.S." rule from the Obama Administration "in the coming days." Coral Davenport of the Times reports that the…
  • May 19

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa
    The Fish and Wildlife Service cannot enforce a rule prohibiting the interstate shipment of reticulated pythons or green anacondas, unless the destination is Florida or Texas, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday (U.S. Ass'n of Reptile Keepers…
Rank this Week: 1483

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/
  • 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…
  • May 7

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today
    The 28th session of the Hawaii state legislature ends today, sine die.  Photo SourceBut do not despair, the same cast—some in new roles—will be back next year for the Opening Day of the 2016 Session on January 20,…
Rank this Week: 1493