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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE

    EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE
    Governor Christie Continues Commitment To Providing Life-Changing Drug Treatment and Addiction Services Signs Legislation to Improve Prison Drug Treatment Programs and Help Continue Breaking Cycle of Recidivism Last week, Governor Chris…
  • Apr 23

    COLLEGE COSTS ARE A PROBLEM

    COLLEGE COSTS ARE A PROBLEM
    Young Adults Cite College Costs as Their Top Money Problem General mentions of college expenses at decade high, energy costs dip by Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ -- Paying tuition or college loans far exceeds other money matters as the top…
  • Apr 23

    PLAY RELIGIOUS MUSIC FOR SENIORS

    PLAY RELIGIOUS MUSIC FOR SENIORS
    Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors’ Mental Health A new article published online in The Gerontologist reports that among older Christians, listening to religious music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and…
Rank this Week: 19

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 23

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule
    Rick Hills (NYU) has posted Hydrofracking and Home Rule: Defending and Defining an Anti-Preemption Canon of Statutory Construction in New York (Albany Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Extracting natural gas through hydraulic…
  • Apr 22

    Mortgage Debt Relief Equals Big Tax Bill?

    Mortgage Debt Relief Equals Big Tax Bill?
    The Washington Post reports that many homeowners who received principal write-downs as part of national efforts to blunt the harsh effects of the housing crisis, and thereby avoid additional foreclosures, are now facing sizable income tax…
  • Apr 22

    The Tragedy of the Bay Area Housing Market

    The Tragedy of the Bay Area Housing Market
    TechCrunch has a lengthy piece on the housing fiasco in the San Francisco area: San Francisco has a roughly thirty-five percent homeownership rate. Then 172,000 units of the city’s 376,940 housing units are under rent control. (That’s…
Rank this Week: 90

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Apr 18

    Don't Forget To Celebrate The Secular Good Friday Holiday Today, By Going Shopping Or Something

    Don't Forget To Celebrate The Secular Good Friday Holiday Today, By Going Shopping Or Something
    Today is Good Friday, an official state holiday in Hawaii, so we're reposting our annual recounting of how it came to be that the State commemorates the date of the crucifixion, and how that squares with the Establishment Clause of the First…
  • Apr 17

    Hawaii-Focused Legal Blog

    Hawaii-Focused Legal Blog
    As many of you may already know, we've been publishing this blog for quite a while. What you may not know, except anecdotally, is that several of our law firm colleagues also are active bloggers in their respective fields of interest. We've…
  • Apr 14

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

    Mike Berger To Receive 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize From William & Mary Law School
    Each year, the William and Mary Law School's Property Rights Project awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a deserving person "whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to protecting and preserving individual…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Apr 22

    April 28 - APA Conference in Atlanta presents a day on taking

    April 28 - APA Conference in Atlanta presents a day on taking
    The American Planning Association annual conference is in Atlanta from April 26-30. Check out the conference program here. Monday, April 28, is the "law" day and is focusing on takings. Panels include: "Takings in the 21st…
  • Apr 22

    Idaho Law's Resilient Cities symposium now online

    Idaho Law's Resilient Cities symposium now online
    The 2014 Idaho Law Review symposium, Resilient Cities: Environment | Economy | Equity, was held earlier this month and was a great success. For those who couldn’t happen by Boise for the event, video of the entire symposium is now...
  • Apr 22

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School
    Pace Law School seeks applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law. The VAP in Environmental Law will hold a one-year appointment, renewable for a second one-year term. The appointment is designed to mentor and…
Rank this Week: 155

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 236

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

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

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

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing

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

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

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

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 380

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

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

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 23

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?
    By: David A. Smith Nothin’ shakin’ on Shakedown Street. Used to be the heart of town. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street When it comes to flimsy cases to justify the state’s using judicial or police power to intimidate…
  • Apr 22

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.  – Phaedrus. As we’ve seen in…
  • Apr 18

    History of a plot: Part 5, it’s not gentrification if it’s we who gentrify

    History of a plot: Part 5, it’s not gentrification if it’s we who gentrify
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] By: David A. Smith When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story. – Charles Baxter By the early 1990s, as we saw…
Rank this Week: 514

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Not a Good Idea

    Not a Good Idea
    One to be filed under ‘Do not do this, ever’. R (Grimshaw) v LB Southwark [2013] EWHC 4504 (Admin) [Not on Bailii, I've seen a transcript] This started out well enough, as a judicial review claim of Southwark’s decision to…
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
Rank this Week: 532

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 561

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Right To Be Paid For Control Of Property

    The Right To Be Paid For Control Of Property
    The PLF Liberty Blog, one of the leading proponents of property rights, is providing an amicus brief on the interesting Stamper case. The reality is that a market participant, meaning an owner, has a specific control of the utilization of a…
  • Apr 17

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation
    The co-founder of Missoula Water Now provided a letter to the editor of The Missoulian. It is interesting that the letter broaches the subject of Carlyle “taking” money from the State. Realistically, the citizens of Missoula…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase
    Originally, many Missouri couunties supported the Clean Line approach of bringing power through the State. Subsequently, after a lack of support from the local utility companies and those directly affected by the Line, many of the Counties…
Rank this Week: 575

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

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

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 730

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 747

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 785

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Jan. 27, 2014

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Jan. 27, 2014
    January 27, 2014 – In this episode, Patrick McDonough weighs in on video evidence in a case involving a 23-year-old girl killed over an alleged photo bomb incident and how the suspect’s defense might approach the case.…
  • Apr 23

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Dec. 9, 2013

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Dec. 9, 2013
    December 9, 2013 – Patrick McDonough spars with Nancy Grace pointing out there are mere allegation with multiple explanations as to whether or not a Kentucky mother tried to sell her newborn child. McDonough explains this could all be…
  • Mar 24

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar
    On March 14, 2014, ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark was a speaker at the Trial and Error CLE held in Atlanta, GA. The CLE focused on trial and appellate practice and covered a broad range of topics. It was broadcast live to 15 locations across…
Rank this Week: 844

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 884

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: 892

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: 928

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 20

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power
    One of the hot issues in the PA Governor’s race is natural gas drilling.  One small component of that is a utility’s power of eminent domain.  State Treasurer Rob McCord (Dem.) has stated that he would seek to rescind…
  • Apr 19

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board
    The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission. Bill A2387 was unanimously passed by the Regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
Rank this Week: 954

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/
Rank this Week: 1023

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Management Company Transparency Bill Signed Into Law

    Management Company Transparency Bill Signed Into Law
    On April 18th, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB 1254 into law. The bill addresses the disclosure of fees charged to HOAs in Colorado by management companies. HB 1254 will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Here’s what you…
  • Apr 23

    Free Manager Classes from WLPP!

    Free Manager Classes from WLPP!
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce free lunchtime teleconference classes for community association managers designed to help prepare managers to take the Colorado law portion of the licensing…
  • Apr 18

    Full Disclosure: How much is too much?

    Full Disclosure: How much is too much?
    Community associations often deal with situations that they must disclose to buyers or lenders as part of the documentation provided in a real estate transaction. Typical disclosures that associations must give include (1) whether the…
Rank this Week: 1038

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: 1039

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansion

    Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansion
    Port Miami and Port Canaveral, two of the busiest ports in Florida, are preparing to get busier as both equip to undergo major expansion projects.  The current endeavor that plans to widen and deepen the Panama Canal is slated to be…
  • Apr 18

    Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism

    Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism
    Though the multi-billion dollar medical tourism industry is dominated by Asia, it is on the rise in the United States, with many wealthy international patients eyeing the U.S.’s innovative treatments in areas such as orthopedic and…
  • Apr 16

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3
    Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras, passenger rail,…
Rank this Week: 1052

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    CMBS Litigation: The Guarantor Actually Wins One

    CMBS Litigation: The Guarantor Actually Wins One
    On April 7, 2014, the US District Court in the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of the Guarantor in CP III Rincon Towers, Inc. (Plaintiff) v. Richard Cohen (Defendant) (No. 10 Civ. 4638 (DAB).   The…
  • Apr 13

    CLE Updates: Upcoming Real Estate Educational Seminar

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

    How the Right App Can Save the Day

    How the Right App Can Save the Day
    This post is a little off topic for our blog but I wanted to share how one of the apps that I wrote about in January saved the day in a transaction closing. Recently, I attended a closing for a combined asset/commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 1077

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

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

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One

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

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

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

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
Rank this Week: 1084

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: 1113

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

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

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate

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

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program
    Our readers may have read a recent article in The New York Times concerning a compulsive hoarder (or "collector") and his struggle to clean out his rent-stabilized apartment in order to avoid eviction. While this situation is so notorious…
Rank this Week: 1118

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: 1141

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

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

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

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

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 1158

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 3

    Landlords and Power of Attorney

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

    Fighting City Hall

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

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court
    A man with a learning disability and limited education lost his job in 2008, and soon fell over $10,000 behind on property taxes. The county had not yet issued a certificate of delinquency, but the homeowner felt desperate to borrow against…
Rank this Week: 1186

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

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

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

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

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?

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

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

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

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall
    Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order denying ECUSA's motion for a stay or recall of its mandate pending ECUSA's request to the United States Supreme Court to review the Texas Court's decision in the Fort Worth case. This means that…
  • Apr 18

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011
    For Good Friday 2011, I put up this post analyzing the differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels in dating the Last Supper and Jesus' crucifixion. It remains timely today, and I cannot improve on the analysis, so I would…
  • Apr 11

    Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth

    Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth
    As the Anglican Curmudgeon, it behooves me now and then to comment upon matters Anglican. And just now, there is a tempest in the Anglican teapot which I have refrained from noticing, because after all, it is still a small storm in a very…
Rank this Week: 1296

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

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

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

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

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

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

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

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

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 1330

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: 1331

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1346

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb
    SwedelsonGottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys, proudly announces Alex Noland’s elevation to partner in the firm. Alex has been the senior attorney in the San Francisco office of SwedelsonGottlieb since 2011, and he has…
  • Apr 2

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

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

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM
    This year's Southern California Law Seminar and Expo hosted by the California Association of Community Managers was a huge success. Representatives from SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services presented at the event, and we also…
Rank this Week: 1370

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

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

    Police Find Gun in Purse

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

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 1383

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/
Rank this Week: 1386

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…

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

    We’re Moving

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

    Condo Group Update

    Condo Group Update
    An exciting change is on the way for the Condo Group. As some of you may have learned, we will no longer be operating as Heenan Blaikie LLP. Our Condo Group is committed to continuing to work with all of you, our amazing clients. Stay…
Rank this Week: 1433

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: 1437

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

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

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1443

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 21

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue
    New York State Brownfield Act reform did not survive the crush of last-minute negotiations over the State’s 2014-15 budget. The Governor’s office, the Senate, and Assembly each introduced their own proposals for accomplishing…
  • Apr 15

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie
    Recently, Wal-Mart placed an order for 1,738 fuel cell powered forklifts that move products in Wal-Mart’s warehouses. This highly publicized order spotlights the emerging commercial markets, the technologies and patents that have made…
  • Apr 14

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook
    Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, contributed a section on environmental issues in bankruptcy to the 8th edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. Her section discusses the…
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/
  • Oct 17

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce

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

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

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

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

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013
    A survey of significant Hawaii land use and planning legislation, judicial opinions, and land use commission activities in 2013. These materials supported a lecture on the impacts these developments in the law will have on project proponents,…
Rank this Week: 1498

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Apr 21

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say
    Two Fish and Wildlife Service managers are no longer working in the service’s Tulsa, Okla., office, FWS said, responding to the release of a year-old report documenting scientific misconduct. The two were reassigned to non-supervisory…
  • Apr 20

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment
    The Army Corps of Engineers/EPA proposal to define “waters of the United States” will be published Monday, April 21, kicking off a 90-day comment period scheduled to end July 21. The proposal was released for review March 25 and…
  • Apr 11

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

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1520