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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4

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: 56

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 142

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

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

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

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

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 279

Natasi Law Group Blog

Natasi Law Group Blog

Covers distressed real estate, work-outs, real estate contracts and other real estate law issues.

http://nastasilaw.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 270

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale

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

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205
    Ben's sense of social justice is awakened by reading Owen Jones book “The Establishment and how they get away with” The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • May 20

    If my lodger signed an AST form by mistake do I have to protect the deposit?

    If my lodger signed an AST form by mistake do I have to protect the deposit?
    Here is a question to the blog clinic from Jane (not her real name) who is a live in landlord I am a live-in landlord, however I foolishly picked the wrong tenancy for my tenant. I signed an Assured Shorthold tenancy. Does this mean that I…
Rank this Week: 586

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Month in Review: April, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 458

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • May 21

    Emergency Rules Addressing Provisional and Apprentice License

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

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

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

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Signed Into Law!

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Signed Into Law!
    It's official - Governor Hickenlooper has signed House Bill 1343 ("HB 1343") into law!  Now that this important manager licensure clean-up bill has been signed into law, we expect the Colorado Division of Real Estate to immediately…
Rank this Week: 375

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 20

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30

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

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again

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

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!
    Like Superman, A Use and Occupancy Agreement Can Save the Day, But Be Aware of the Risks! Tom and Mary Ryan, and their two little kids, Abigail and Jake, are relocating from California to the Boston area so Tom can take a job with a local…
Rank this Week: 530

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 544

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • May 17

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”

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

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement

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

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property
    The purchase and sale of real property that is leased by one or more tenants presents a number of issues worth thinking about and planning for, before you “sign on the dotted line”. Usually, rental property is worth a premium…
Rank this Week: 538

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 470

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • May 8

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?

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

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier

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

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America
    Bilzin Sumberg invites you to visit our booth at the eMerge Americas Conference on May 1-5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More than 10,000 attendees are expected to engage in networking events and interactive sessions which will serve…
Rank this Week: 705

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

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

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!

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

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
  • Apr 6

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

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?
    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up? Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new…
Rank this Week: 666

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 340

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

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

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

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 485

Traci D. Ellis

Traci D. Ellis

Covers real estate investing.

http://www.traciellis.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?
    I know what you’re thinking:  ”Estate plans are for rich people so I don’t need one”.  But, you are wrong.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the truth.  How do I know you’re wrong when I…
  • Oct 2

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?
    I know what you’re thinking:  ”Estate plans are for rich people so I don’t need one”.  But, you are wrong.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the truth.  How do I know you’re wrong when I…
  • Mar 1

    The Tax Man Cometh

    The Tax Man Cometh
    Given that tax season is upon us, I hope that each of you took affirmative steps to minimize your tax liability in 2013.  There are a few things left you can still do in 2014 to lower your tax bill before the April filing deadline, and I…
Rank this Week: 319

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: 637

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: 655

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast

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

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut

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

    Two Job Ad

    Two Job Ad
    Two job ads Lester Morrill Solicitors Assistant Solicitor, 2-4 PQE, with expertise in Housing Law to conduct a mixed caseload of Legal Aid and privately funded work within the firm’s Social Welfare Law department. Caseload includes work…
Rank this Week: 2431

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 4304

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?
    With careful planning, yes. Commercial security deposits can be large amounts because there are no limits to what a landlord can demand.  On the high end, they can be over 12 to 15 months of rent.  Landlords should ensure that their…
  • Nov 22

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland
    Didn't think I'd be writing about the Occupy Movement but here we are... Occupy LA and Los Angeles officials may be entering lease negotiations for a space near City Hall.  In exchange for cleaning up camp, officials have offered the…
  • Nov 2

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit
    California’s vexatious litigant statute, Code of Civil Procedure 391, et seq., has been around for some time but it is worth revisiting in today’s litigation climate.  Improved access to law and courts and legal information is allowing…
Rank this Week: 2833

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: 4514

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3889

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • May 22

    Today’s retweet

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

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

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

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

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa
    The Fish and Wildlife Service cannot enforce a rule prohibiting the interstate shipment of reticulated pythons or green anacondas, unless the destination is Florida or Texas, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday (U.S. Ass'n of Reptile Keepers…
Rank this Week: 4753

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 2685

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot
    Guest Post by Arlon Brown of the Parsons Commercial Group, Framingham, Mass. The commercial office market in the Boroughs (Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough) is improving with declining vacancies and rising rental rates.…
  • Apr 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
  • Feb 18

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility
    According to a press release issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today, the Suffolk Superior Court issued a judgment against a New York City-based company for failing to properly address historical…
Rank this Week: 2143

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • May 22

    Are Your Governing Documents Working For You?

    Are Your Governing Documents Working For You?
    Or against you?  If your community association's documents are several years old, it might be time to re-examine them and determine if they're more harm than good.  In this video, you can watch Trish Harris describe her Top 5 List…
  • May 21

    HB 15-1343 (a/k/a The Manager License Clean-Up Bill) is Now the Law!

    HB 15-1343 (a/k/a The Manager License Clean-Up Bill) is Now the Law!
    House Bill 15-1343 which was introduced to clean up and clarify certain provisions of the manager license requirements, was signed by Governor Hickenlooper making the Bill an official law!  As a quick recap, the Bill made the following…
  • May 21

    DORA Adopts Emergency Rules Related to Community Association Manager Licensing

    DORA Adopts Emergency Rules Related to Community Association Manager Licensing
    As a result of HB 15-1343, DORA has published emergency rules effective today.  These rules modify the prior rules to deal with the details of HB15-1343.  Specifically, they set the process to obtain an apprentice license or a…
Rank this Week: 2771

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney John W. Scruton discussed the recent "mobile-friendly" update from Google. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville…
  • May 21

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
Rank this Week: 1858

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 22

    BSA Allows Use Conversion for New Queens Commercial Building

    BSA Allows Use Conversion for New Queens Commercial Building
    Board noted the conversion would reduce the impact of non-conforming use on the neighborhood. On April 14, 2015 the Board of Standards and Appeals voted to grant 221-16 Merrick Blvd. Associates LLC a special permit to change an existing…
  • May 21

    Zoning Subcommittee Approves West Chelsea Zoning Text Amendment

    Zoning Subcommittee Approves West Chelsea Zoning Text Amendment
    Amendment allows the transfer of residential floor area from the High Line subdistrict.  On May 19, 2015 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises approved an amendment to the Special West Chelsea District zoning text to…
  • May 20

    City Planning Approves Conversion of Historic District Building

    City Planning Approves Conversion of Historic District Building
    Permit would allow vacant commercial building to convert into a single-family residence.  On May 6, 2015 the City Planning Commission approved a special permit for Tower Management Holdings LLC to convert a vacant commercial building at…
Rank this Week: 2695

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
Rank this Week: 2925

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4586

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • May 21

    Mineral Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

    Mineral Rights in an Eminent Domain Case
      An issue that occasionally arises in eminent domain cases is that of the valuation of mineral rights.1 In some cases, the value of mineral rights may actually be worth more than the value of a landowner’s surface rights. As a…
  • May 19

    Illiana Expressway remains on pause in Ill. transport plan

    Illiana Expressway remains on pause in Ill. transport plan
    A proposed $8.4 billion Illinois highway plan unveiled last week includes $118 million for preliminary work on the Illiana Expressway, but the 50-mile toll road project remains in limbo, according to the Illinois Department of…
  • May 19

    Decision could come soon in Grain Belt Express Clean Line project

    Decision could come soon in Grain Belt Express Clean Line project
    COLUMBIA, Mo - The Missouri Public Service Commission may soon announce their decision to approve or deny a controversial power line that would go through Mid-Missouri. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line would run more than 700 miles from…
Rank this Week: 1817

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/
  • May 21

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case
    The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is expected to decide a case that will have a resounding impact on the way real estate is handled under Massachusetts law. The case, Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads, LLC, et al., will…
  • May 14

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit
    With temperatures warming up from the historic winter snowfall, and grass starting to grow brightly green, many homeowners and prospective homeowners may be thinking about starting construction projects. Whether you are merely seeking to…
  • May 7

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Massachusetts Fair Housing Discrimination Case

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Massachusetts Fair Housing Discrimination Case
    In yet another alleged case of discrimination in housing involving families with young children, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with a company that owns and operates an apartment complex in Massachusetts. The case,…
Rank this Week: 1587

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • May 21

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation
    Seeing marriage in their future, Andrew and Kent decided to buy a house together. They found a property that needed some renovations, but would generate rental income through a separate apartment. Andrew and Kent split the down payment and…
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property
    Hughes­Reddick v. Hughes, 15299/13, NYLJ 1202723952829, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided April 15, 2015). A mortgage company has suffered a set back in action brought by plaintiff to partition properties and unencumber her share from mortgages.…
  • May 7

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase
    A buyer entered into a contract to purchase a penthouse apartment from defendants for $27.5 million and paid a deposit of $2.75 million. The parties intended to close after obtaining the cooperative corporation’s board of…
Rank this Week: 3087

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 21

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?

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

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

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

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law
    Our firm is often retained to represent parties relating to their employment at religious institutions. Such employment refers to, among other persons, the clergy, whether it is a Rabbi or Cantor at a Synagogue, a Minister or Reverend at a…
Rank this Week: 3877

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/
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
Rank this Week: 1424

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release
    HB 7037 took effect on July 1, 2014.  It amended Florida Statute §§718.116 by adding a statutory form release of lien. Note that the general rule in Florida is that an instrument creating a lien on real property does NOT…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.
    In December, Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assisted the Russell family in the sale of Russell Concrete, Inc. The sale included two plants, associated equipment, and approximately twenty-five acres of industrial real property. One of the…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District
    GCF’s Labor & Employment law team successfully represented the Indian River County School District in a teacher discipline case before the local school board.  The favorable result was appealed to the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 731

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/
  • May 21

    Costs of Proceeding

    Costs of Proceeding
    We are finding that some of our clients are shocked by the recent radical changes to the system of court fees. The changes have made larger claims much more expensive to commence. As a result, landlords may lose the settlement leverage that…
  • May 13

    Knowing How to Quit

    Knowing How to Quit
    The Deregulation Act 2015 (the “Act”) is an eclectic mix of legislative tinkering. However, amongst the measures relating to sellers of knitting yarn and trustees of child trust funds are some key provisions that will affect…
  • May 12

    Now the EPC Really Matter

    Now the EPC Really Matter
    We posted in 2013 on the Regulations that will make it unlawful from 01 April 2018 to let properties with an F or a G EPC rating. These are now in force. There are some time limited exemptions and a few exclusions but now is the time for…
Rank this Week: 3871

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

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

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

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
  • May 7

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today
    The 28th session of the Hawaii state legislature ends today, sine die.  Photo SourceBut do not despair, the same cast—some in new roles—will be back next year for the Opening Day of the 2016 Session on January 20,…
Rank this Week: 1352

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/
  • May 20

    New Texas Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operation

    New Texas Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operation
    On May 18, 2015, the Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 40 into law. The law is effective September 1, 2015. This new law effectively prohibits local city and county governments and subdivisions from regulating surface oil and gas activity…
  • May 9

    Texas Legislature Targets Municipal Fracing Ban

    Texas Legislature Targets Municipal Fracing Ban
    As of November 4, 2014 Denton, Texas was the first Texas city to ban fracing inside city limits with a ballot initiative that passed with almost 59 percent of the vote. The next day, the state’s energy lobby, Texas Oil and Gas…
  • Apr 3

    A Case Study on Oil & Gas Drainage and Waste

    A Case Study on Oil & Gas Drainage and Waste
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently decided the case of Breton Energy, L.L.C., et al. v. Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., et al which concerned claims of waste and drainage against Defendants who were operators of…
Rank this Week: 795

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • May 20

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate
    If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved. Most people think about going to Court and concerns about an acrimonious and costly legal…
  • Apr 8

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
Rank this Week: 947

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 1981