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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/
  • Mar 28

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 28

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 27

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING
    @ Egyptian Museum -- Cairo
Rank this Week: 9

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Mar 27

    There’s big money in charity: Part 3, To court donor

    There’s big money in charity: Part 3, To court donor
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] The first shipment of food was 300 tons of wheat destined for the bellies of the citizens of one of those countries on the west coast of Africa that had…
  • Mar 26

    There’s big money in charity: Part 2, Few would thrive

    There’s big money in charity: Part 2, Few would thrive
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] It was finally decided that since I was a budding historian it would be nice if I made a historic record of the first shipment of Food for Peace from the time that it left…
  • Mar 25

    There’s big money in charity: Part 1, Not corporate chieftains?

    There’s big money in charity: Part 1, Not corporate chieftains?
    By: David A. Smith [I wrote a report about how] some Madison Avenue sharpies ripped off the Office of Economic Opportunity. That one I entitled, “Poverty is Where the Money’s At.” – Ross Thomas, If You Can’t Be…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
  • Mar 18

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy
    Abate v. Fremont Investment & Loan:  High Court Rules That “Try Title” Procedure Only Available After Foreclosure Auction Completed After Deutsche Bank foreclosed his Newton home, Thomas Abate brought a…
  • Mar 10

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down
    Attorney General’s Office Accused of Smearing Local Landlords In Press A Craigslist ad online for merely 8 days for an unleaded apartment turned into a complete nightmare for two Melrose landlords who claim that Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 204

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
Rank this Week: 296

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 246

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
Rank this Week: 207

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 29

    No comment

    No comment
    Bounce message received for one of our email updates. I think it was this one (in which I tried so hard not to swear, but may have said damn. Also I mentioned Grayling). “Message blocked due to profanity content. Working with…
  • Mar 29

    Disability discrimination goes to full trial

    Disability discrimination goes to full trial
    Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd [2015] UKSC 15 When the Court of Appeal held that a disability discrimination defence to possession under Equality Act 2010 had to face the same ‘seriously arguable’ summary test as…
  • Mar 28

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Mayflower Solicitors (Birmingham) Housing Lawyer/Caseworker with experience in all aspects of Landlord and Tenant (Housing) Litigation. This is a position for self motivated individual able to assist with the development and expansion of our…
Rank this Week: 611

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/
  • Mar 29

    State Appeals NC "Map Act" Takings Case

    State Appeals NC "Map Act" Takings Case
    In Kirby v North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. COA14-184 (Feb. 17, 2015), the North Carolina held that state's "Map Act," which gives the DOT the ability to designate property for future highway use and prevent its development in the…
  • Mar 28

    Cal App (Unpub): Temporary Prohibition On Rebuilding In A Landslide Zone Is A Taking

    Cal App (Unpub): Temporary Prohibition On Rebuilding In A Landslide Zone Is A Taking
    Brost v. City of Santa Barbara, No. B246153 (Mar. 25, 2015) is an unpublished opinion, but (1) we hope the property owners ask the court to publish it, and (2) even if it remains unpublished, it is worth reading, because the court correctly…
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain
    The Wisconsin Court of Appeals' decision in Somers USA, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation, No. 2014AP1092 (Mar. 25, 2015), is the second case we're posting today that asks -- just what was the government thinking? This kerfuffle…
Rank this Week: 613

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Mar 29

    How One Tenant Can Become Two Different Tenants Without A Landlord Knowing What Happened

    How One Tenant Can Become Two Different Tenants Without A Landlord Knowing What Happened
    PrintWe think today’s subject is quite interesting, though we know that its greatest appeal will be to law “wonks.” [A “wonk” is variously “a person preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a…
  • Mar 22

    Will, Must, May, Should, Or Nothing At All – But Not Shall.

    Will, Must, May, Should, Or Nothing At All – But Not Shall.
    PrintLegal documents love the word “shall.” At one time, not long ago, we did as well. We don’t any more. We did a search within a few form leases and a few form mortgages. Here’s what was found: 433 (landlord’s…
  • Mar 15

    Smart Isn’t Enough. Ours Is A Craft.

    Smart Isn’t Enough. Ours Is A Craft.
    PrintThere are those readers who will charge that Ruminations has gone “off-topic” with today’s posting, but they would be wrong for two reasons. First, and convincingly so, like the United States Supreme Court, it is…
Rank this Week: 521

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
  • Mar 15

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
  • Mar 8

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?
    In a recent case, Cohen v. Cohen, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction to modify a California divorce decree to order college expenses and child support. This case is easily misunderstood as…
Rank this Week: 779

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Spring Real Estate Market- Timing is Everything

    The Spring Real Estate Market- Timing is Everything
    In the New York metropolitan area, the residential real estate market is often seasonal. During the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, most sellers do not list their properties for sale or may remove their home from active…
  • Mar 20

    The Disposition of Housing of the Deceased

    The Disposition of Housing of the Deceased
    Many people who pass away also leave behind the place in which they resided. The housing could be a rental apartment, a cooperative or condominium unit, or a house. The deceased may not necessarily have resided in the property immediately…
  • Mar 12

    Foreclosure Settlement Conferences in New York State

    Foreclosure Settlement Conferences in New York State
    Our firm handles many cases in which the client is being sued for foreclosure of their property. In general, a foreclosure lawsuit involves a mortgage loan which has been recorded as a lien against real property, such as a house or…
Rank this Week: 831

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed

    The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed
    The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church (USA) has commended the staff at Church headquarters (815 Second Avenue in New York) for producing an operating "surplus" of some $2.4 million for calendar 2014.  A resolution adopted at the…
  • Mar 24

    Tyranny in Vestment

    Tyranny in Vestment
    The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things:Of shoes, and ships, and sealing -wax; of cabbages, and kings.Yes, indeed -- "of cabbages and kings." The thing you need to know about the former is to "[p]lant [the] recommended…
  • Mar 13

    Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable

    Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable
    Only weeks after leaving office on Jan. 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.Troy drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive,…
Rank this Week: 737

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 26

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest
    The ABA section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law announces its annual student writing competition. Here are the details: Goals: The goal of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest…
  • Mar 26

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property
    Ezra Rosser (American) has posted Destabilizing Property (Connecticut Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Property theory has entered into uncertain times. Conservative and progressive scholars are fiercely contesting everything it…
  • Mar 25

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering
    John King takes a look at the future promised to us by architectural renderings. He doesn't like what he sees: In tomorrow’s San Francisco, every adult who matters looks as if he or she arrived on a Google bus. The...
Rank this Week: 534

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: 703

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Mar 16

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?
    It depends.  A recent decision out of the Federal Circuit tackled this very issue, and the court’s decision strongly suggests that a taking could arise under the right circumstances.  (Filler v. U.S. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10,…
  • Mar 11

    Lake Elsinore to use Eminent Domain to Expand Serenity Park

    Lake Elsinore to use Eminent Domain to Expand Serenity Park
    On Tuesday, the Lake Elsinore City Council adopted a Resolution of Necessity to acquire a 2+ acre property in order to expand Serenity Park.  As Michael Williams describes in his article “City hopes to take over boat…
  • Mar 6

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward
    As this article by OCTA explains, the Southern California region is growing both in terms of population and in the volume of goods moving through the region via both road and rail.  I am sure many of us are familiar with the impacts this…
Rank this Week: 766

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Mar 10

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent
    Following the rule making hearing last week, and much input from industry stakeholders, on March 9, 2015, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) adopted the permanent rules regarding managing licensing, effective upon…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
Rank this Week: 334

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 705

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: 330

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 28

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim
    On January 26, 2015, in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., (A-38-13) (073248), the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed that the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for…
  • Oct 7

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced a specific “Guidance Document” and protocol to assist Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) to address contamination that is suspected to be…
  • Aug 27

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance “Contributions” that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance “Contributions” that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)
    In its August 7, 2014 opinion in Majestic Contracting, LLC v. Nunziato, Docket No. A-1539-12T3 (App. Div. Aug. 7, 2014) (“Majestic II”), the New Jersey Appellate Division confirmed that municipal ordinances that require developers…
Rank this Week: 827

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: 674

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: 4552

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/
Rank this Week: 1558

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 947

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 29

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan
    New York City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod recently stated that the City’s redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property.  The planning priorities include building more affordable housing…
  • Mar 27

    $22.5 Million Victory

    $22.5 Million Victory
    You may recall a prior blog post regarding a case where we proved a “de facto” taking of a property.  A “de facto” condemnation – sometimes known as an “inverse condemnation” – occurs when…
  • Feb 28

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held
    A protest was held Sunday in North St. Louis to demonstrate against a city bill which would allow the city to condemn property in the city’s third and fifth wards.  The bill is part of attempts to encourage the new National…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Mar 29

    Black rhino trophies to be imported

    Black rhino trophies to be imported
    The Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed the import of two sport-hunted black rhinoceros trophies from Namibia, finding that the decision "will benefit conservation of the species, while the import of any elephant sport-hunted trophy from…
  • Mar 27

    FWS gives out $4.2 million in tribal wildlife grant

    FWS gives out $4.2 million in tribal wildlife grant
    Yes, as it says above and below, FWS has awarded more than $4 million in grants to tribes for conservation work. Here's the text of the press release: Tribes in 13 states receive $4.2 M from service for conservation work March 27, 2015…
  • Mar 26

    Greater sage-grouse: Barrick Gold (Nev.) conservation agreement, another announcement today in Oregon, and a lek back to Wyoming

    Greater sage-grouse: Barrick Gold (Nev.) conservation agreement, another announcement today in Oregon, and a lek back to Wyoming
    The greater sage-grouse cannot stay out of the news long. On Thursday, the Interior Department announced an agreement with Barrick Gold of North America and The Nature Conservancy allowing Barrick "to accumulate credits for successful…
Rank this Week: 4742

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/
Rank this Week: 1225

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1135

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/
  • Mar 27

    Tainted Water Not from Fracing

    Tainted Water Not from Fracing
    Another piece of scientific evidence has been published that suggests that the negative press over hydraulic fracturing may be unwarranted. As most of you are aware, there have been many accusations reported in the media that fracing allowed…
  • Mar 20

    Texas Railroad Commission Oil & Gas Pipeline Permit Rule

    Texas Railroad Commission Oil & Gas Pipeline Permit Rule
    Previously I have discussed the revised Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) Rule 3.70 regarding permits for pipelines. You can access my previous blogs here and here. The RRC approved that new rule on December 3. 2014, and it went into effect on…
  • Mar 13

    Texas Senate Committee Aproves "Transfer at Death Deed"

    Texas Senate Committee Aproves "Transfer at Death Deed"
    Earlier this week, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee approved the draft of a new statute entitled the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act (Senate Bill 462). You can review a draft of the bill here. This bill would create a…
Rank this Week: 1410

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3037

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: 1886

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Mar 27

    Zoning Subcommittee Hears Proposal for New Through-Block Residential Building

    Zoning Subcommittee Hears Proposal for New Through-Block Residential Building
    The fifteen-story building would be built over an open rail cut in the Special Clinton District.  On March 24, 2015, the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises heard a proposal by 1818 Nadlan LLC to construct a new…
  • Mar 26

    Addition to Tammany Hall Approved after Reduction in Size

    Addition to Tammany Hall Approved after Reduction in Size
    Contemporary dome would sit atop restored neo-Georgian building facing Union Square. On March 3, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve the construction of an addition, as well as façade renovations, to the former…
  • Mar 25

    Council Subcommittee Approves Flushing Mixed-Use Building

    Council Subcommittee Approves Flushing Mixed-Use Building
    Proposal praised as valuable for Flushing’s commercial growth.  On March 24, 2015 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises voted to approve a zoning map amendment facilitation construction of an eleven-story mixed-use…
Rank this Week: 1572

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing
    An important part of business and commercial law is drafting security agreements and UCC filings. These sorts of documents require a certain degree of specificity to be valid. However, just as with anything, too much specificity can be too…
  • Mar 22

    Arbitration Provisions in Online Contract

    Arbitration Provisions in Online Contract
    As businesses move online the way they create contracts with consumers continues to change. This ever evolving area of business law impacts not only the way businesses interact with your customers but also the way they resolve any disputes…
  • Mar 13

    Forbearance Agreements in California

    Forbearance Agreements in California
    Real estate and commercial disputes across the country are often settled by a forbearance agreement. In these agreements, the creditor agrees to settle its claim for a discounted amount, usually payable in installments. In exchange, the…
Rank this Week: 3190

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
Rank this Week: 1872

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Mar 26

    Alberta Energy Regulator responds to earthquakes possibly linked to fracking

    Alberta Energy Regulator responds to earthquakes possibly linked to fracking
    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued new rules which create a "traffic light" process in response to earthquakes believed to have been caused by hydraulic fracturing. Subsurface Order No. 2 comes after several seismic events that…
  • Mar 20

    Bureau of Land Management releases new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing

    Bureau of Land Management releases new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing
    In 2012, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) circulated a proposed rule governing the use of hydraulic fracturing on federal land. That proposal garnered a significant amount of interest and public comment.…
  • Mar 19

    Texas Legislature considers incentives for use of alternative fracking fluid

    Texas Legislature considers incentives for use of alternative fracking fluid
    The Texas Legislature is currently considering several bills related to hydraulic fracturing and the oil and gas industry in general. Last Friday, March 13th, two additional bills were proposed in the Texas Legislature that would incentivize…
Rank this Week: 3592

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 3355

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/
  • Mar 26

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with Bank in Nantucket Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with Bank in Nantucket Foreclosure Case
    In the recent Massachusetts Appeals Court case, The Bank of NY Mellon Corp v. Wain, 85 Mass. App. Ct. 498 (2014), the court had before it the issue of rightful ownership of a home that had been mortgaged. In the case, two…
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case
    In the recent real estate case, Roman Catholic Bishop of Fall River v. Board of Assessors of Attleboro, App. Ct. Mass. (2014), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it the issue of a requested tax abatement for a church property.…
  • Mar 12

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts recently announced that the state has reached a settlement with Coldwell Banker, on the matter of alleged instances of discrimination against families with children in housing rentals. Discrimination…
Rank this Week: 1996

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/
  • Mar 26

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation
    In our post on 20 March we explained the implications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and in particular the need for heat suppliers to register before 30 April 2015. In amendment regulations of yesterday the date…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? CONTINUE READING If the answer to these questions is…
Rank this Week: 3880

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
  • Mar 17

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation
    Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for…
  • Mar 10

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive
    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing…
Rank this Week: 1794

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?
    Fans of the FX animated television series Archer would likely tell you they enjoy the show for its irreverent humor or the voice acting of Hollywood actors such as Jessica Walter and Jon Benjamin or the stylized way the animation is…
  • Mar 25

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case
    A recent district court ruling is an important reminder of the consequences of not having social media policies in place and properly training employees in the use of social media, particularly third party images and photographs. North Jersey…
  • Mar 25

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case
    In 2013, we reported on a trial court ruling out of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California which held that DC Comics could enforce its intellectual property in the Batmobile, a fictional vehicle used by a fictional…
Rank this Week: 1605

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: 1319

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/
  • Mar 25

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)
    *New Case LawLitigation can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. These two factors typically weigh heavily against filing a lawsuit, especially where there is no ability for the party prevailing in the lawsuit to recover its attorney's…
  • Mar 24

    New Client: Spanish Walk Community Association

    New Client: Spanish Walk Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Spanish Walk Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Spanish Walk is a gated, master planned community with condominiums and single family homes. The…
  • Mar 18

    Expanded Emergency Regulation: Prohibited Irrigation Activitie

    Expanded Emergency Regulation: Prohibited Irrigation Activitie
    *New Regulations The prolonged period of drought in California has resulted in numerous regulatory and legislative changes aimed at addressing the water shortage (i.e., legislation regarding low-water using plants and watering during…
Rank this Week: 3092

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Negotiating in Eminent Domain

    Negotiating in Eminent Domain
    Should you Negotiate in Eminent Domain? Property owners that are affected by eminent domain have few options once they receive an offer for their property. Typically, the owner is dealing with the Government, which has vast experience…
  • Mar 18

    Property Owner Timeline in Eminent Domain

    Property Owner Timeline in Eminent Domain
    Timeline for Property Owners in Eminent Domain Ranked Each state has different statutes and condemnation procedures. For this reason (among others), it is important for property owners to consult with an attorney experienced in eminent…
  • Mar 3

    Farm Land and Eminent Domain

    Farm Land and Eminent Domain
    Are you a farmer and impacted by eminent domain? There some things you should consider. We have represented farmers in many states across the country, but we have more specifically worked with more farmers in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin;…
Rank this Week: 4989

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
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
  • Mar 20

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell
    An episode of This American Life described the failed effort to get a Tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into evidence in the death penalty case of a mentally ill man with a very low IQ. Defense counsel was trying to rebut a psychiatrist’s…
Rank this Week: 2575