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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/
  • Feb 13

    SUING AIRBNB FOR LICENSING VIOLATIONS

    SUING AIRBNB FOR LICENSING VIOLATIONS
    Newman Ferrara Announces Class Action Against Airbnb Inc. For Illegal Transactions As Unlicensed Broker In New York Newman Ferrara LLP announced [yesterday] that the firm filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District…
  • Feb 13

    AIRBNB'S VIOLATING THE LAW

    AIRBNB'S VIOLATING THE LAW
    New Suit Claims Airbnb Breaks NY Real Estate Broker Laws By Matthew Perlman Law360, New York (February 12, 2016, 1:23 PM ET) ­­ Airbnb Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging…
  • Feb 13

    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
    Governor Cuomo Urges Caution Ahead of Dangerously Cold Temperatures Forecasted This Weekend Lake effect snow bands could also bring two feet of snow to areas northeast of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Governor Cuomo urged New…
Rank this Week: 12

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 12

    Public Rights in the Private Western Landscape

    Public Rights in the Private Western Landscape
    This past weekend, weather and stream flows cooperated enough that I could justify spending a day chasing steelhead. The high winter flows do challenge my already limited angling skills, so I spent the day searching for any kind of…
  • Feb 12

    Seto on A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation

    Seto on A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation
    Theodore Seto (Loyola - LA) has posted A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation (Book Chapter)on SSRN. Here's the abstract: One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to force its members to work and save more than they...
  • Feb 11

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut
    The Connecticut Mirror takes a look at the rise of form-based zoning in the Constitution State. Special kudos to UConn property professor Sara Bronin who spearheaded the two-year revision of Hartford's zoning code: In the next few years…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 150

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/
  • Feb 12

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?
    Local governments spend a lot of time these days thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy. But are there opportunities local governments should be seizing that the new platform-based businesses offer? If this question interests you,…
  • Feb 11

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy
    Late last year, I was approached by several computer scientists about their desire to propose a regulatory system for short-term rentals in London based upon the transferable sharing rights model I had proposed in an article forthcoming from…
  • Feb 10

    New study shows rural western counties with federal lands fare better than those without

    New study shows rural western counties with federal lands fare better than those without
    Headwaters Economics has a new study out looking at the effects of federal public lands on the economies of rural western communities. Here are the three big takeaways: From 1970-2014, western rural counties with the highest share of federal…
Rank this Week: 166

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Jan 31

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Old Photograph Found In Attic Key to Victory I handle a fair amount of Massachusetts boundary line and adverse possession disputes. For those who don’t know,…
  • Jan 20

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law
    Good news to report today! Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to repeal the Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties. The Act…
  • Jan 17

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act
    Former Green Party Gov. Candidate, Grace Ross, Leads Repeal Effort A group of anti-foreclosure activists recently filed a petition to repeal the Act to Clear Title to Foreclosed Properties, which was signed by Gov. Baker…
Rank this Week: 277

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 8 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 8 February
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All the posts from the Landlord Law Blog during the past week plus some extra reading suggestions for you The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 8 February appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Feb 12

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #239

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #239
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben Reeve Lewis explains why Councils are finding it hard to find Homelessness staff as people back away from being blamed for our housing crisis The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #239 appeared…
  • Feb 11

    How can a landlord by purchase evict a sitting tenant with no paperwork?

    How can a landlord by purchase evict a sitting tenant with no paperwork?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: A landlord bought a property with a sitting tenant at auction with no paperwork. A Judge has refused to make a possession order under section 21. What can he do to evict the tenant? The post How can a…
Rank this Week: 396

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: 395

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: 465

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 10

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoor

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoor
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith And I sling the hash and wash the dishes Thank you, thank you, Mister Chairman, for those kind words; but why don’t you tell them the whole truth: founder, owner, editor, and…
  • Feb 9

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint
    By: David A. Smith When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “You’re not gonna use this story, are you Mr. Scott?” The secret of Twitter or Facebook, or the political arcs…
  • Feb 8

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!
    By: David A. Smith   When you don’t pay your electric bill, the company shuts off the power.  When you exhaust your credit card, the company cuts you off.  And when you’re unable to prepay old bond issues, this…
Rank this Week: 469

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    O Tempora O More*

    O Tempora O More*
    Older readers may recall the saga of Charles Henry & Co (aka Legal Action. No, not that Legal Action), the pretend solicitors, run by Kevin Gregory.  See chronologically here, here, here and here. That calamity is still playing out,…
  • Feb 5

    Find a new place to dwell

    Find a new place to dwell
    Or spousal rights after notice to quit served by joint tenant. Derwent Housing Association Limited v Taylor,  Court of Appeal (Civ Div) 19 January 2016 (unreported as far as I can see, apart from this note by Shoosmiths, for which…
  • Feb 4

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 490

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Dec 2

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

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

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

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

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 600

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: 755

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: 765

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: 871

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: 908

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: 933

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/
  • Feb 8

    New Survey Standards Take Effect On February 23, 2016

    New Survey Standards Take Effect On February 23, 2016
    New ALTA/NSPS (fka AlTA/ACSM)*standards were adopted and take effect on this month on February 23rd.  The new standards replace ALTA/ACSM standards previously adopted in 2011.Below is a link to a redline of the changes in the new 2016…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction
    The “general rule with regard to determining value of real property (in order to calculate real estate taxes) is that the purchase price at a recent (within 3 years) “arms length sale” of the property between a willing buyer…
  • Jan 25

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage
    The following article was prepared by Alex Jones, Law Clerk for Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP.What it is?Generally, an open-end mortgage is one that remains open after it has been delivered to the county recorder, and it permits the…
Rank this Week: 943

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 984

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 10

    Bill Introduced to Expand Authority of HOA Information and Resource Center

    Bill Introduced to Expand Authority of HOA Information and Resource Center
    Representative Su Ryden (D-Aurora) has introduced House Bill 16-1217 ("HB 1217").  The bill expands the rulemaking authority of the Director of the Division of Real Estate and requires the HOA Information Officer to create statewide…
  • Feb 4

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?
    On Tuesday of this week, H.R. 3700 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 passed out of the U.S House of Representatives, and yesterday it was received in the U.S. Senate and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing and…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA

    Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA
    Representative Jovan Melton (D-Arapahoe County) has introduced House Bill 16-1149 (HB 1149) which would require HOAs created before July 1, 1992, to comply with the budget ratification provision in CCIOA. In a nutshell, the…
Rank this Week: 1005

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/
  • Jan 25

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie
    Pacific Shores Property Owners Association v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1/20/16, C070201) On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California ruled that where a state agency assumes control of a…
  • Jan 21

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed
    On January 19, 2016, President Obama vetoed legislation that, if approved, would have nullified the Clean Water Rule. The controversial rule, which redefines which water bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the…
  • Dec 22

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative
    The fashion industry has recently been flexing its clout and cache to combat climate change. Who else is using a heavy hand in the fight against climate change? The answer, while not as surprising, is the White House.  With a common…
Rank this Week: 1011

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: 1082

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/
  • Feb 12

    P3 Hub South Returns to Miami

    P3 Hub South Returns to Miami
    As we gear up for the second annual P3 Hub South conference, needless to say, we are all very excited to explore the future of the region’s P3 industry. Following the conference’s tremendous success in 2015 and a fruitful year…
  • Feb 11

    Equitable Liens and Construction Financing

    Equitable Liens and Construction Financing
    Equitable liens are judicially imposed against property in the absence of any statutory or contractual basis for the creation of a lien. These liens arise in a number of different situations, but the below discussion is limited to situations…
  • Dec 22

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!
    As we reflect on 2015, we are especially thankful for all of the connections that we have made this year. We are thankful for our clients, our colleagues, our friends, and all of our readers. Thus, for our holiday video we wanted to focus on…
Rank this Week: 1093

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: 1107

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/
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 1116

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/
  • Feb 11

    Getting Engaged this Valentine’s Day?

    Getting Engaged this Valentine’s Day?
    Are you planning to get engaged this Valentine’s Day?  While legal concerns may not be particularly romantic, our firm offers the following legal advice pertaining to issues that arise upon marriage in this post.  Legal…
  • Jan 28

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children
    Some of our trust and estate clients  have adult children who are disabled.  The child may have been born with a disability, such as cerebral palsy, making the parents accustomed to allowing for the disability while knowing that…
  • Jan 22

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop
    Many legal issues arise in New York relating to rental apartments.  Disputes between landlords and tenants are extremely common, and have been discussed in many posts on this blog.  Extremely prevalent are situations in…
Rank this Week: 1153

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: 1174

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Global Warming Alarmism Debunked: It's the Sample Size!

    Global Warming Alarmism Debunked: It's the Sample Size!
    Over at the Web's most-viewed global climate-change site, Watts Up With That, guest blogger Dr. Tim Ball puts the genie of "global warming" back into the bottle -- and hopefully makes it embarrassing for those who still are trying to alarm…
  • Feb 4

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)
    In the first part of this report on the 2016 Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina last week, I covered the four lectures that related to Islam as an ideology and as an historical movement. In this second part, I will…
  • Feb 3

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)
    [A note to my readers in South Carolina: As of this moment (7:25 PST Wednesday, February 3, 2016), the Supreme Court of South Carolina has not announced any decisions today. Should that change, I will immediately publish an update here. And…
Rank this Week: 1175

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: 1189

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 1198

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/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
Rank this Week: 1217

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
  • Feb 12

    Landlord Attorney Travis Eller–NITA Advocate

    Landlord Attorney Travis Eller–NITA Advocate
    The National Institute for Trial Advocacy is the self-described “premier provider of learning-by-doing education for the legal profession.”  NITA emphasizes instruction workshop-style. Attorneys get practice on their feet…
  • Jan 10

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County
    In residential evictions in some Washington counties the tenant can get a free attorney. All Pierce County eviction cases are heard in the Superior Court in Tacoma. Several years ago free attorneys were available to residential tenants in…
Rank this Week: 1242

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 1255

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Court Orders Condo Owner to Stop Smoking in Unit

    Court Orders Condo Owner to Stop Smoking in Unit
    The British Columbia Supreme Court recently ordered a condominium unit owner to cease smoking in his unit in contravention of the strata corporation’s bylaws. The unit owner was a 70-year old “life-long smoker”, who…
  • Feb 9

    Condominium Parking Dispute Escalates Out of Control – Another Oppression Case

    Condominium Parking Dispute Escalates Out of Control – Another Oppression Case
    In condominium living, the needs of the few must be balanced with the needs of the many. Compromise by owners and residents is necessary in order to achieve a harmonious condominium community. Where balance and compromise are missing, things…
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
Rank this Week: 1256

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: 1338

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
  • Feb 5

    Crane Collapse in NYC

    Crane Collapse in NYC
    Another Crane Collapse in New York City   Today there was yet another crane collapse in New York City. This crane collapse occurred in the Tribeca area of Manhattan and killed at least one person and injured several others. Over the past…
  • Feb 5

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.
    Mr. Timothy B. Prakope, Esq. Mr. Prakope joined our firm in August 2015 and focuses on personal injury matters. He was trained as a trial attorney and is an aggressive advocate for persons who are injured as a result of someone else’s…
  • Jan 20

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection
    Tagging Someone on Facebook Violates Existing Order of Protection At least according to Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci. People v. Gonzalez, 6081M/15. Gonzalez allegedly tagged her victim in Facebook posts.…
Rank this Week: 1343

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: 1383

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Is Sunday's Super Bowl Game Impacting Employee Performance At Your HOA/Condo Association?

    Is Sunday's Super Bowl Game Impacting Employee Performance At Your HOA/Condo Association?
    By David C. Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Many of our condo and HOA association clients have employees. Some have many employees. And this week, many of those employees are talking about and betting…
  • Feb 4

    Good News For California Condo Associations; U.S. House Votes to Improve FHA Approval Proce

    Good News For California Condo Associations; U.S. House Votes to Improve FHA Approval Proce
    By Mark Petrie, Marketing Coordinator at SwedelsonGottlieb H.R. 3700 has passed the House of Representatives and now moves on to the Senate, to the cheer of affordable housing advocates and Community Associations Institute, which issued this…
  • Jan 19

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA
    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys The City of Laguna Beach has for a long time had an ordinance that provided homeowners in that city some protection of their ocean and mountain views.…
Rank this Week: 1388

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

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

    NJ High Court Clarifies Standard for Revocation of Direct Access to State Highway from Commercial Property

    NJ High Court Clarifies Standard for Revocation of Direct Access to State Highway from Commercial Property
    In its recent decision in In Re Revocation of the Access of Block #613, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified the standard governing the revocation of direct access from a State highway to a property used for commercial purposes under the…
  • Feb 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, was recently profiled in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of The New York Environmental Lawyer for his achievements as a longstanding member of the…
  • Jan 26

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act
    The state legislature took no action to further extend New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) during the recently concluded legislative session, which means that permits and approvals extended by the PEA’s tolling…
Rank this Week: 1446

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: 1456

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

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

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

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

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1454

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/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 1462

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1509

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 1511