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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/
  • Jan 23

    DWARIKA'S BREAKFAST BUFFET

    DWARIKA'S BREAKFAST BUFFET
    Assorted breads and fruits .... Cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables? Cereals, nuts, dried fruits .... Sikarni? Onion Fritter? @ Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Jan 23

    THESE TREATS AWAIT @ DWARIKA'S

    THESE TREATS AWAIT @ DWARIKA'S
    Assorted nuts and fruits were in my room @ Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
  • Jan 23

    DWARIKA'S CHICKEN TIKKA MARSALA

    DWARIKA'S CHICKEN TIKKA MARSALA
    Perfectly executed -- @ Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Rank this Week: 9

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: 40

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/
  • Jan 17

    New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community

    New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community
    By Michael P. Cotton, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh Through a recent amendment to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code, any arbitrators, experts, or translators who issue biased decisions or opinions in UAE arbitration proceedings may now be subject…
  • Jan 9

    New FIDIC Yellow Book 2017: Major Change

    New FIDIC Yellow Book 2017: Major Change
    By Matthew E. Smith, Inga K. Hall, and Sarah A. Drinkwater, K&L Gates, London Introduction FIDIC has long been renowned for its flexible suite of standard forms of contract for use on international construction and engineering projects.…
  • Jan 5

    Drones in Construction: Legal Overview

    Drones in Construction: Legal Overview
    Chicago partner Gregory Andre recently presented the following legal overview regarding drones in the construction industry at a seminar sponsored by the Construction Owners Association of America. To view the presentation materials,…
Rank this Week: 138

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jan 24

    Another Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court

    Another Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court
    In a prior blog post, we reported on a case where the Court denied a condominium owner’s application to appoint an administrator, after the Court determined that the corporation was quite capable of governing itself and that the Board…
  • Jan 18

    Condominiums and City of Toronto Waste Collection Offence

    Condominiums and City of Toronto Waste Collection Offence
    The City of Toronto has been charging condominium management companies and  condominium corporations, with offences under the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 844, Waste Collection, Residential Properties (the “Municipal…
  • Jan 11

    Court Declares Condo By-Law Authorizing Allocation/Lease of Common Element Parking Spaces to Unit Owners is Valid

    Court Declares Condo By-Law Authorizing Allocation/Lease of Common Element Parking Spaces to Unit Owners is Valid
    In a recent case, Cheung v. YCC No. 759, a unit owner in a commercial condominium unsuccessfully challenged the validity of a by-law that allocated/leased 4 common element parking spaces to each unit. Before the enactment of the by-law,…
Rank this Week: 3035

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 24

    (US) There are two New York real estate transfer tax proposals to watch in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget

    (US) There are two New York real estate transfer tax proposals to watch in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his FY 2018 budget proposal on January 17. The proposal includes several significant revenue-raisers, including a few that could impact the New York  real estate market. Income Tax –…
  • Jan 5

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017
    Welcome to 2017 and the first posting of the New Year on realestatelegalupdate.com. In a Law360.com article published on January 2nd titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regs to Watch in 2017,” Andrew…
  • Dec 19

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on
    Modern Slavery is broadly a term covering slavery, forced labour, servitude and human trafficking. It has been described as “the great human rights issue of our time” by Theresa May. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced as…
Rank this Week: 3698

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jan 24

    Commissioners Find Application Much Improved After Revisions, but Still in Need of Further Refinement

    Commissioners Find Application Much Improved After Revisions, but Still in Need of Further Refinement
    Changes made to controversial Jane Street development included the replacement of glass and cast stone with red brick and concrete panels. On January 17, 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission considered a revised proposal to replace a…
  • Jan 23

    Property Tax Lien Sale Program Extended by City Council

    Property Tax Lien Sale Program Extended by City Council
    The City’s Lien Sale Program has been extended another four years with some minor modifications. A lien is a legal claim against a property for unpaid property taxes, water, sewer or other property charges. When the property owner has…
  • Jan 20

    City Housing Commissioner Steps Down After Three Years of Progre

    City Housing Commissioner Steps Down After Three Years of Progre
    Vicki Been stepped down as Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to return to academia. On January 17, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Commissioner Vicki Been would step down to return to teaching at…
Rank this Week: 1557

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jan 24

    Recap of the 2017 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference

    Recap of the 2017 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference
    For those of you who missed it, Thursday’s 2017 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference offered exciting sneak peeks into new, major downtown Fort Myers developments, insightful discussions on the impacts technology and millennials…
  • Jan 20

    2017 Real Estate Resolution

    2017 Real Estate Resolution
    January is the month of the fresh start. It brings in the New Year and the inevitable “I am going to be better about (insert your commitments here) this year” commitments everyone makes to themselves. Building on our end of year…
  • Jan 11

    Looking Ahead to 2017 in Takings Law

    Looking Ahead to 2017 in Takings Law
    As usual, the year has flown by and the New Year is upon us. You might remember from my last post, that we took a Christmas-flavored look at takings with St. Nick. Now it’s time to look ahead. When my wife and I were walking in a local…
Rank this Week: 2664

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: 4687

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2950

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jan 23

    Litigators: Send These 5 Letters to Your Client

    Litigators: Send These 5 Letters to Your Client
    It’s crucial that attorneys maintain regular and open communication with their clients.  When it comes to litigation, communications often come in the form of status report letters. Here are 5 letters that litigators send to their…
  • Jan 20

    Which Contract Form Should You Use?

    Which Contract Form Should You Use?
    Deciding which form to use for your agreement will depend on several factors, including who the parties are, what they want to accomplish, their level of sophistication, and the amount of time and money they’re realistically willing to…
  • Jan 18

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion
    When considering whether to move for summary judgment or summary adjudication, always assess whether there are better procedures available for narrowing the issues or terminating the litigation. Keep the following chart handy to help you…
Rank this Week: 2562

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Fayette County Kentucky Changes Guidelines for Agricultural Property Assessment

    Fayette County Kentucky Changes Guidelines for Agricultural Property Assessment
    Earlier this month, the Fayette County, Kentucky Property Valuation Administration (“Fayette PVA”), in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Revenue, announced changes to the guidelines and policies for agricultural property…
  • Jan 20

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property
    The Indiana Court of Appeals attempted to clarify how stock options are treated in Indiana divorce cases. In Fischer v. Fischer (Jan. 19, 2017; see 45A05-1512-DR-2328), the appellate court reversed the trial court’s inclusion in the…
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
Rank this Week: 2403

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/
  • Jan 23

    Ohio Court: Forced Sale Creates Presumption That Sale Price Is Not The Correct Basis For Property Valuation

    Ohio Court: Forced Sale Creates Presumption That Sale Price Is Not The Correct Basis For Property Valuation
    By Connie Carr, Partner at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLPOn December 28, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court issued another opinion regarding real property valuation in Utt v. Lorain Cty. Bd. of Revision, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8402. This case…
  • Jan 16

    Happy New – Real Estate Laws- Year

    Happy New – Real Estate Laws- Year
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzAs you may know, Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Legislature have been very busy passing laws and putting same into effect at the end of 2016 and the beginning of…
  • Jan 9

    The Ohio Supreme Court (the Court)…

    The Ohio Supreme Court (the Court) recently issued another opinion real property valuations on December 28, 2016 in an appeal of a Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) December.  In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of…
Rank this Week: 841

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    A warning to new landlords taking over existing tenancie

    A warning to new landlords taking over existing tenancie
    Ben Reeve Lewis takes a look at Section 3 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. I dealt with a case this week where section 3 came up as an issue. What it is It’s quite unusual for it to arise in housing advice land but it…
  • Jan 23

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 16 January

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 16 January
    The world seems a more sombre and darker place than it did last week somehow. However, the world is also a very different place to what it was fifty, thirty or even twenty years ago – because of the internet. Take my business –…
  • Jan 20

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #280

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #280
    [Ben Reeve Lewis is not well…) Cough Cyncope!  That’s what I’ve had this week. I was trafficked off to Kings College Hospital yesterday for a blood tests and an ECG, prompted by a paramedic cousin and a wife for whom…
Rank this Week: 348

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 22

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility
    On January 17 the District Court for the Middle District of Florida flatly rejected an ADA claim based on a lack of website accessibility. The Court’s explanation was straightforward: “Regardless, Plaintiff may not claim a…
  • Jan 16

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint
    CityVision Services, a Texas based company in the business of filing HUD complaints, recently chose to withdraw a complaint rather than face investigation of its operations by HUD’s Region VII office. The details remain confidential…
  • Jan 9

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation
    A December 30 opinion from the Eastern District of New York should remind businesses that the obligation to comply with the ADA does not depend on the moral quality of the plaintiff. While judges do not like plaintiffs and lawyers who…
Rank this Week: 2445

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    How Much Insurance Coverage Does The Tenant Have For Damage To Its Leased Premises?

    How Much Insurance Coverage Does The Tenant Have For Damage To Its Leased Premises?
    PrintThere are general categories of “insurance.” One is “life and health.” The one we care about is property and casualty,” the industry shorthand for which is: “P&C.” For those of us in this…
  • Jan 15

    You Snooze; You Lose; Maybe; Probably

    You Snooze; You Lose; Maybe; Probably
    PrintWhat is in the water that many, too many, landlords drink? What can they be thinking? The same can be said (though not as often) about tenants, and we will do so. What is in the water that many, too many, tenants drink? What can they be…
  • Jan 8

    For Want Of A Parenthesis A King’s Ransom Could Have Been Lost

    For Want Of A Parenthesis A King’s Ransom Could Have Been Lost
    PrintWhat is every document writer’s nightmare (or at least one of their nightmares)? How about a mere “typo”? “Typo,” short for “typographical error,” is (as all readers already know), “an…
Rank this Week: 2613

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/
  • Jan 21

    Our Land, not Trumpland

    Our Land, not Trumpland
    A "huge crowd" at today's march in Boise. Not unexpectedly, my sign was land use-themed.
  • Jan 20

    Schleicher on the Economic Consequences of Residential Stability

    Schleicher on the Economic Consequences of Residential Stability
    David Schleicher (Yale) has just posted a new article, Stuck in Place: Law and the Economic Consequences of Residential Stability. Here is the abstract: America has become a nation of homebodies. Rates of inter-state mobility, by most…
  • Jan 5

    When you want to travel fashionably...

    When you want to travel fashionably...
    ...come visit me in Idaho. Vogue named Idaho one of the world's top 10 travel destinations of 2017. I look forward to welcoming the land use glitterati among you to our fabulous state this year! From the Vogue write-up... Photo:...
Rank this Week: 4229

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 21

    CFP: Fordham International & Comparative Urban Law Conference

    CFP: Fordham International & Comparative Urban Law Conference
    From Nestor Davidson and the good folks over at the Fordham Urban Law Center: 4th Annual International & Comparative Urban Law Conference Law and the New Urban Agenda Cape Town, South Africa - July 17th & 18th, 2017 Call for...
  • Jan 20

    Call for Contributions: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy

    Call for Contributions: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy
    (With thanks to Nick Blomley for sharing this) CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Special Volume: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy The Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) seeks to…
  • Jan 19

    Maps of the day: the new winter

    Maps of the day: the new winter
    I just came back inside from helping dig my neighbor's car out of the snow pile in front of his house. The last two weeks have provided two snow days for the local school district--one because of too much snow,...
Rank this Week: 2096

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Jan 21

    The difference between Betsy DeVos and Past Education Secretarie

    The difference between Betsy DeVos and Past Education Secretarie
    I profiled the qualifications of two past education secretaries alongside the resume of Trump's nominee, Betsy DeVos' and the comparison is both stark and shocking.
  • Jan 20

    Now we care about how Steve Mnuchin at OneWest Bank handled foreclosures?

    Now we care about how Steve Mnuchin at OneWest Bank handled foreclosures?
    Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary is a good one. Yes, OneWest foreclosed more than it should have, but it also got better, becoming one of better servicers when modifying loans.
  • Jan 5

    So, this is what actually happened on Monday in Washington.

    So, this is what actually happened on Monday in Washington.
    The New York Times broke the story, hundreds followed and soon there were so many angry calls from constituents to their congressional representatives that House Republicans were forced to back down on an amendment they'd passed in a closed…
Rank this Week: 4044

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Jan 20

    2017 Legislative Preview

    2017 Legislative Preview
    The 2017 legislative session begins next week. Below are a list of bills relating to water that may be considered during the session. Bills That Have Been Numbered. The following bills have been numbered and the text of the proposed bills…
  • Jan 17

    Personnel Changes at Utah Division of Water Right

    Personnel Changes at Utah Division of Water Right
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has recently made some personnel changes in key positions. These changes include:John Mann has retired from his position as the Assistant State Engineer for Applications and Records. Teresa Wilhelmsen, who…
  • Dec 28

    Bresee v. Barton

    Bresee v. Barton
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion in the case of Bresee v. Barton. The case dealt with issues of joint use of a pipeline and condemnation of an easement for water use.The Bresees owned a piece of land that was surrounded…
Rank this Week: 2488

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/
  • Jan 20

    Notes And Links From Today's Hawaii Land Use Conference Session On Reg Taking

    Notes And Links From Today's Hawaii Land Use Conference Session On Reg Taking
    To supplement your written materials for the 2017 Hawaii Land Use Conference, here are the decisions and other materials which we spoke about this morning at the 2017 Hawaii Land Use Conference: Leone: Hawaii Supreme Court oral arguments in…
  • Jan 20

    Little Pink House Movie Premiering

    Little Pink House Movie Premiering
    "Little Pink House," the movie based on Jeff Benedict's 2009 book, Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage, about the backstory to Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005), will soon be in theaters. We know about the…
  • Jan 18

    Ode To A Road

    Ode To A Road
    A question for those of you who do a lot of straight condemnation work: do you drive roads and highways with a slightly different outlook than the rest of the motoring public, especially on those roads in which you represented a property…
Rank this Week: 595

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    E. Scott Pruitt as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

    E. Scott Pruitt as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
    Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt is being considered for the post of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator. This is good news for the Texas oil and gas industry as well as for Texas royalty owners. He seems like a great…
  • Jan 6

    Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Transmission and Storage

    Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Transmission and Storage
    A recent study on emissions related to U.S. natural gas transmission and storage operations by the Energy Institute of Colorado State University found that total emissions were 27.5% lower than emissions calculated by the U.S. Environmental…
  • Dec 23

    White Oak Bayou Floods: Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al. – Part 2

    White Oak Bayou Floods: Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr et al. – Part 2
    The case was appealed to the Texas Supreme Court. The Court’s opinion states that a taking for inverse condemnation purposes occurs when the government “intentionally took or damaged property for public use, or was substantially…
Rank this Week: 1336

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!
    Bernick Lifson, P. A. is excited to announce our newest attorney, Mitch Chargo. Mitch comes to Bernick Lifson with over 23 years of experience related to real estate litigation and real estate transactional work. He has worked with clients in…
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 1925

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jan 20

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing
    So I don’t know about you, but every time I turn on NPR lately there is some discussion about President Trump’s conflict of interest because of his Washington D.C. Hotel built in the former U.S. Post Office with a ground lease…
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
  • Aug 1

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are
    Allen Klein said that humor cannot change a situation, but it can change your attitude about it. I am working on a lease where I represent a restaurant tenant against a well-known, national REIT landlord. Needless to say, the landlord’s…
Rank this Week: 3676

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/
  • Jan 19

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance
    On December 20, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved an Ordinance proposed by Commissioner Barbara Jordan that provides incentives for builders to offer workforce housing units in new developments within the…
  • Jan 11

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal
    This past year, the federal government implemented a variety of rules requiring that its contractors meet certain fair-labor requirements.  For example, a federal rule finalized in September requires federal contractors to provide their…
  • Jan 9

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit
    After expediting the solicitation process for the Miami Beach light rail/modern streetcar project, the Miami Beach City Commission hit the brakes last month.  In response to concerns voiced by City residents, the Commission adopted a…
Rank this Week: 3473

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 3125

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jan 19

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing
    As I mentioned in my blog entry kicking off the 2017 legislative session in Colorado, 8 to 10 bills relating to construction defects and the construction of affordable housing are expected to be introduced this session.  In my January…
  • Jan 18

    Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round

    Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round
    Senator Bob Gardner (R) has introduced Senate Bill 17-078 ("SB 78") to address the taxation of "residential storage condominium units."  If my memory serves me well, this is the third time this bill has been introduced in…
  • Jan 12

    Construction Defect Insurance Bill Introduced in Colorado

    Construction Defect Insurance Bill Introduced in Colorado
    On the first day of the 2017 legislative session in Colorado, President of the Senate Grantham (R) and Speaker of the House Duran (D) introduced Senate Bill 17-045 to require courts to allocate defense costs in construction defect claims…
Rank this Week: 2001

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1468

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/
  • Jan 19

    The Peaceful Transfer of Power

    The Peaceful Transfer of Power
    One of the hallmarks of our country’s democracy is the peaceful transfer of power that will occur tomorrow.  Americans recently endured a polarizing election process.  Republicans will now hold the office of the Presidency…
  • Jan 13

    It Ain’t Over ’til it’s Over – Stopping Foreclosure Judgments and Sale

    It Ain’t Over ’til it’s Over – Stopping Foreclosure Judgments and Sale
    Our firm is occasionally consulted by a party against whom a judgment of foreclosure has been entered.  Prior blog posts have discussed the foreclosure process in detail.  Among the last actions to be taken in a…
  • Jan 5

    May The Force Be With You: Dying of a Broken Heart

    May The Force Be With You: Dying of a Broken Heart
    Movie fans recently learned of the deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, which occurred within one day of each other.  Those with symbiotic relationships, such as spouses married for more than fifty years, sometimes die…
Rank this Week: 3703

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jan 18

    A Condemnation Action is Looming — What are a Landlord’s Disclosure Obligations to Potential Lessees?

    A Condemnation Action is Looming — What are a Landlord’s Disclosure Obligations to Potential Lessees?
    Before an eminent domain action is filed, public infrastructure projects involve years of planning, environmental approvals, design, and property negotiations.  During this time, property owners and real estate agents/brokers are…
  • Dec 29

    Value Trends of Gas Stations and Car Washe

    Value Trends of Gas Stations and Car Washe
    In a previous post, “What is ‘Just Compensation’ For Gas Station Acquisitions,” we explored various methods for valuing gas stations and car washes in an eminent domain action, including a recommendation by a…
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
Rank this Week: 3800

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jan 18

    Surprise! California Has a Housing Crisis!!!

    Surprise! California Has a Housing Crisis!!!
    In its recent draft assessment of “California’s Housing Future,” the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) made these observations, among many others: California needs 180,000 new homes each…
  • Jan 9

    Commercial Development: A City That Thinks Outside the (Parking) Box

    Commercial Development: A City That Thinks Outside the (Parking) Box
    When a city planning department proposes a change in the city’s development standards to address a specific planning concern, it often is asked by its city council “What are other cities doing?” This question is particularly…
  • Dec 16

    COASTAL COMMISSION HAS OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ITS CROSSHAIRS

    COASTAL COMMISSION HAS OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ITS CROSSHAIRS
    Anyone who is considering developing, remodeling, or demolishing hotels, motels, or other visitor-serving lodging in the California coastal zone needs to be aware that these projects are likely to be receiving much greater scrutiny at the…
Rank this Week: 1892

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
  • Jan 18

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision
    On January 18, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that municipalities do have an obligation to satisfy the unmet affordable housing obligations arising from 1999 through 2015, the so-called “gap period.”   In a…
  • Jul 23

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
  • Jul 23

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
Rank this Week: 4550

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: 1241

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jan 17

    So now Gopee, walk out the door

    So now Gopee, walk out the door
    There are new cases to report on – the Court of Appeal on suitability reviews and the PSED and the Upper Tribunal on leasehold works charges, fire resistant doors and disrepair – but those will have to wait for a couple of days.…
  • Jan 17

    Job Ads: S London, Norwich, and Sheffield

    Job Ads: S London, Norwich, and Sheffield
    Anthony Gold Solicitors Anthony Gold is looking for two Paralegals to join our Housing & Property Disputes team for a two-year contract. The role involves supporting the team with a varied and interesting caseload with an emphasis on the…
  • Jan 16

    What Westminster did next. Sending the homeless to Coventry

    What Westminster did next. Sending the homeless to Coventry
    As has been reported here and here, Westminster City Council have decided to adopt various new housing policies. In particular, there are new proposed policies on temporary accommodation and permanent accommodation offers for homeless…
Rank this Week: 410

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jan 17

    Whistleblower Wins Key Ruling Against Celgene in Lawsuit Over Off-Label Drug Promotion

    Whistleblower Wins Key Ruling Against Celgene in Lawsuit Over Off-Label Drug Promotion
      Whistleblowers and those who support and represent them will be pleased and energized by a December 28, 2016, ruling by U.S. District Judge George H. King of the Central District of California in a case involving the unapproved, or…
  • Jan 17

    New Study Reports That Whistleblowers’ Activity Can Make a Difference

    New Study Reports That Whistleblowers’ Activity Can Make a Difference
      I often represent whistleblowers – employees in either the private or public sector who become aware of wrongdoing by their employers and come forward to report the wrongdoing in the interest of pressing for change and…
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim
      On its web site, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) provides a very brief summary of what to do if you, as a driver, are involved in an automobile accident[1].  While the three tips given on the MVA website have some…
Rank this Week: 1435

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jan 17

    SB 814: Penalties for Excessive Water Use

    SB 814: Penalties for Excessive Water Use
    California is experiencing the worst drought in over a century.  As a result, the California Legislature has enacted a number of laws aimed at water conservation.  Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources and the…
  • Jan 12

    New Client: Wallis Ranch Owners Association

    New Client: Wallis Ranch Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Wallis Ranch Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Wallis Ranch is a gated master planned community of 800 new homes in 8 distinctive…
  • Jan 9

    AB 1978: Janitorial Service Providers Must be Registered

    AB 1978: Janitorial Service Providers Must be Registered
    AB 1978 creates the Property Services Workers Protection Act.  Adding Part 4.2 (commencing with Section 1420) to Division 2 of the Labor Code, it requires every janitorial business within the State of California to register yearly with…
Rank this Week: 3148

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jan 17

    Shared Ownership of Real Property

    Shared Ownership of Real Property
    Remember way back in 2008? Over 20% of American real estate owners had property that was worth less than the outstanding debt on the property. In the meantime, the lending industry became increasingly stringent, and fewer people qualified for…
  • Jan 3

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust
    We are fortunate to live in an area where strong demands for real estate have pushed the prices to unimagined levels.  For many of us, home ownership has increased our net worth beyond the exemption amount from federal estate taxes.…
  • Dec 20

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?
    If one of the primary goals of estate planning is to have your wishes carried out, even when you are incapacitated or deceased, that requires choosing people to act on your or your children’s behalf as you intend. When you can’t…
Rank this Week: 1808

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1886

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 549

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    No Need to Drown in a Sea of PC

    No Need to Drown in a Sea of PC
    It was entirely foreseeable, but unavoidable nevertheless. The Sea of Political Correctness, fed since November 9 by the tears of the self-righteous, is now engulfing its devotees and followers. Vainly casting about for safe spaces where they…
  • Dec 24

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. IV

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. IV
    On this last day of Advent season, it is fitting to conclude this series with a post on the second coming, or parousia, of Jesus. We begin with a short review of the points Jesus made in his discourse to his disciples on the Mount…
  • Dec 22

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. III.B

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. III.B
    B. The “Great Tribulation” - Other Perspectives from the BibleIn the previous post in this series, we examined what Jesus had to say about what he called “the Great Tribulation” in Mt 24:21 -- a time in the future…
Rank this Week: 4714

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 15

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA in July involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City…
  • Dec 31

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner
    The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a stay of a Forsyth County Superior Court Judge’s order directing the N.C. Department of Transportation to make payments to property owners in the path of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. Forsyth…
  • Dec 30

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium
    A Connecticut Judge has ruled that the City of Hartford must pay an additional $3 million for property it acquired through eminent domain for development around Dunkin’ Donuts Park two years ago. The City acquired the three parcels in…
Rank this Week: 1080

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower
      A fairly unique situation in an Ohio city is drawing attention to the use of eminent domain to take private property for a public purpose. Eminent domain1 is the power of the government (and private entities, in some cases) to take…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?
      Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner…
  • Dec 30

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case
    For many landowners facing the threat of eminent domain, it can feel personal. We hear all the time that our clients have lived on their land for years going back generations, that the land was bought with a significant amount money, and that…
Rank this Week: 2299

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material

    Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material
    Minor errors in false documents should not result in liability under A.R.S §33-420. The post Recording False Documents – Not All Misstatements Are Material appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Jan 5

    What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce?

    What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce?
    How your business is effected during a Divorce. The post What Do I Need to Know When I have a Business During a Divorce? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Dec 29

    Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided

    Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided
    Lear how to avoid the harm of a reverse mortgage and the effects on the surviving spouse. The post Reverse Mortgage Pitfall – Avoided appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3514

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 12

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection
    An Act Regulating Notaries Public to Protect Consumers And The Validity And Effectiveness Of Recorded Instruments On October 6, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed Chapter 289 of the Acts of 2016, An Act Regulating Notaries Public to…
  • Jan 2

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective
    Many Titles Automatically Cleared As Of Dec. 31, 2016 While 2016 may have been a tough year for some, the new year brings some relief to those affected by foreclosure related title defects. For some homeowners saddled with bad titles due…
  • Dec 15

    Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law: Best Practices For Landlord

    Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law: Best Practices For Landlord
    Property Owners Should Get New Marijuana Policies and Lease Riders In Place Now Today, December 15, 2016, the recreational use of marijuana became legal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, after voters on election day approved Ballot…
Rank this Week: 3947

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: 970

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
Rank this Week: 776