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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/
  • May 28

    TRUMP CAN LEARN FROM KENNEDY

    TRUMP CAN LEARN FROM KENNEDY
    History is full of lessons. But sometimes, our hyper-present news cycle shrinks our perspective. We forget to seek context. We forget to mine the wisdom of extraordinary leaders throughout our nation’s history. Tomorrow is the…
  • May 27

    FUNDRAISER FOR KATE WATERMAN

    FUNDRAISER FOR KATE WATERMAN
    YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FUNDRAISER FOR KATHLEEN C. (KATE) WATERMAN FOR CIVIL COURT JUDGE When Monday, June 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar Where Bobby Van's Steakhouse 40 Central Park South New York,…
  • May 27

    IS LORRAINE CORTES-VAZQUEZ HIDING?

    IS LORRAINE CORTES-VAZQUEZ HIDING?
    The Search for the Puerto Rican Parade's Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez The NiLP Report (May 27, 2017) Julio Ricardo Varela on his Facebook page (may 26, 2017): Throughout my reporting about the National Puerto Rican Day Parade…
Rank this Week: 28

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 24

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB
    In October 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 839 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016) struck down a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that provided that the director...
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • May 26

    Clint Schumacher's New Eminent Domain Podcast

    Clint Schumacher's New Eminent Domain Podcast
    Welcome to a new entry in the eminent domain and takings blogosphere, Texas colleague Clint Schumacher's Eminent Domain Podcast. Yes, you don't have to read to get your takings updates, you can listen while you work, while you work out, or…
  • May 25

    Who Owes And Who Pays Taxes On Property Being Condemned?

    Who Owes And Who Pays Taxes On Property Being Condemned?
    Here's the latest in a case we've been tracking, the City of Missoula, Montana's takeover of a privately-owned water system. Last year, the Montana Supreme Court held that the city could exercise its power of eminent domain to take the…
  • May 24

    Federal Court Dismisses Removed Takings Claim Under Williamson County ... And That's OK

    Federal Court Dismisses Removed Takings Claim Under Williamson County ... And That's OK
    We don't normally post trial court decisions, particularly ones which simply dismiss a case. But the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's recent memorandum order in The Property Management Group, Ltd. v. City of…
Rank this Week: 336

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
Rank this Week: 182

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground
    Springfield criminal defense attorney Shane Cantin has written a well-balanced article that examines Missouri’s new legislation, SB 656, “Missouri Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine: What You Need to Know.” SB…
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
  • Feb 3

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie
    When Taylor’s bull crossed the fence, attracted by Coble’s heifers, Coble hopped on his ATV. The bull charged and the ATV flipped. The bull mounted–not the heifer–but the ATV, pinning Coble, who was seriously injured.…
Rank this Week: 468

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
Rank this Week: 384

NJ Land Use and Environmental Law…

NJ Land Use and Environmental Law Blog

Covers New Jersey land use and environmental laws, rules, court decisions and government policies. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.nj-landuselaw.com/
  • Mar 19

    N.J. Supreme Court Issues Decision on COAH Motion to Extend its Time for Adopting New Regulation

    N.J. Supreme Court Issues Decision on COAH Motion to Extend its Time for Adopting New Regulation
    By: Stephen Eisdorfer, Esq. On March 14, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to adopt new regulations establishing municipal fair share housing obligations no later than October 22,…
  • Sep 24

    Appellate Division Invalidates 20-Acre Downzoning

    Appellate Division Invalidates 20-Acre Downzoning
    By: Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq. On August 29, 2013, the Appellate Division reversed a trial court decision in Griepenburg v. Ocean Township and invalidated 20-acre zoning, ruling that no environmental features justified the…
  • Aug 9

    In Eminent Domain, Statutory Construction Reigns Supreme

    In Eminent Domain, Statutory Construction Reigns Supreme
    By: Cameron W. MacLeod, Esq. Under New Jersey law, public utilities are afforded the ability to exercise eminent domain by statute. Railroads are included in the general class of public utilities, and also have their own separate statute by…
Rank this Week: 490

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5162

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 28

    Good News – the defense lost in an FHA pet deposit case.

    Good News – the defense lost in an FHA pet deposit case.
    On May 17 a jury in the District of Montana found that a landlord violated the Fair Housing Act by requiring a pet deposit from a disabled tenant and awarded damages of almost $40,000. (U.S. v. Katz et al, Case No. 14-68). Why is this good…
  • May 20

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.
    The Ninth Circuit’s April 24 decision in City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1431084 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017), amended sub nom. City of Los Angeles by and through Dept. of Airports v. AECOM Services,…
  • May 8

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.
    In a March 27, 2017 ruling Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. Circuit found a safe harbor in the Fair Housing Act that I haven’t seen referred to in any earlier published opinion. See, U.S. v. Mid-America Apt. Communities, Inc., 2017 WL…
Rank this Week: 2180

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 28

    Service charge disputes and recovery of cost

    Service charge disputes and recovery of cost
    Bretby Hall Management Company Ltd v Pratt [2017] UKUT 70 (LC) This was an appeal to the UT on various issue arising from an FTT decision. We will not dwell on the issue of specific charges not being consulted on under s.20, but not –…
  • May 28

    Job ad – Dundee/Edinburgh

    Job ad – Dundee/Edinburgh
    Shelter Solicitor Fixed term contract until 31 March 2018 Dundee or Edinburgh Closing date: Monday 5th June 2017 at 11.30pm We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal casework service…
  • May 21

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision
    Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2017] UKSC 36 (For our report of the Court of Appeal decision, see here). For the facts of the case, see the earlier post. In short, Ms Posheth had refused an offer of accommodation in…
Rank this Week: 558

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 28

    Shopping Centers Are Like Health Care

    Shopping Centers Are Like Health Care
    PrintThere may be a connection between our national health care (insurance) policy and our industries’ approach to back-charging for common area expenses (operating costs) and real estate taxes. Oh, come on – isn’t this a…
  • May 21

    Save A Tree – No More Paper Copies – No More Ink

    Save A Tree – No More Paper Copies – No More Ink
    PrintIt seems to us that, in at least one way, ordinary consumer transactions are moving much more quickly into the future than are commercial real estate transactions. We’re thinking about the way they are replacing paper documents…
  • May 14

    Did You Get My Letter?

    Did You Get My Letter?
    PrintWe’ve always wondered about an aspect of giving “notice,” but never having faced the particular issue, never went beyond “wondering.” Then, last week, we came across a Massachusetts Appellate Court’s…
Rank this Week: 2793

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 28

    Tennessee Prohibits Eminent Domain For Industrial Parks.

    Tennessee Prohibits Eminent Domain For Industrial Parks.
    Tennessee has enacted a law that will prohibit the use of eminent domain to condemn land for industrial parks. It deletes the “industrial parks” exception for takings under 29-17-102 (E), . It also provides that any property taken…
  • May 27

    Texas Considers Eminent Domain Bill

    Texas Considers Eminent Domain Bill
    The Texas Senate approved an eminent domain bill intending to expand on current legislation. The bill’s author, State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, said “This bill is designed to build off of Senate Bill 18 six years later as…
  • Apr 29

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development
    The Georgia Legislature approved legislation allowing local governments to seize blighted property for economic development. House Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, said the change would give cities more options in dealing…
Rank this Week: 928

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22nd May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22nd May
    If you want something to do other than vote on 8th June and if you are in the Staffordshire area, you should go along to the North Staffordshire Landlord Conference to be held at Kings Hall in Stoke on Trent, where I am speaking. Its the…
  • May 25

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15
    Well, I didn’t get the ‘Social Media Influencer of the Year’ award I was shortlisted for, in the Property Press Awards 2017 (it was won by Graham Norwood of Estate Agent Today) – but that’s OK.  I’m…
  • May 24

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event
    Our annual Landlord Law Conference took place last Friday at Sprowston Manor Hotel and I have now received the photographs taken by our professional photographer, Phil Smithies. Here is a Flickr slideshow of some of the best.  Enjoy!…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 4756

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: 1742

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
  • May 8

    The Davis-Bacon Act: A Primer for Contractor

    The Davis-Bacon Act: A Primer for Contractor
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal law that sets out minimum wage requirements for certain contractors, subcontractors, laborers and mechanics working on public buildings or public works projects receiving federal…
  • Apr 9

    Plant Vogtle Project Impacted by Westinghouse Bankruptcy

    Plant Vogtle Project Impacted by Westinghouse Bankruptcy
    One of the largest construction projects in Georgia hit another snag last week when the general contractor filed for bankruptcy protection. The project known as Plant Vogtle (Vogtle Electric Generating plant) in Waynesboro, Burke County,…
Rank this Week: 1639

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 26

    Texas Jurisdiction of Oil and Gas Contamination Damage

    Texas Jurisdiction of Oil and Gas Contamination Damage
    The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Forest Oil Corporation v. El Rucio Land and Cattle Co. The Court originally denied the review of the Corpus Christi Appeals Court decision affirming a $15 million dollar arbitration award…
  • May 25

    USGS Issues New Assessment for Oil and Gas in Texas’ Sprayberry Formation

    USGS Issues New Assessment for Oil and Gas in Texas’ Sprayberry Formation
    The U S Geological Survey (USGS) just published a revised assessment of oil and gas reserves in the Sprayberry formation in the Permian Basin in Texas. In the revision, USGS estimates the formation holds 4.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil…
  • May 19

    Texas Regulators Find No Link Between Quakes And Oil and Gas Production

    Texas Regulators Find No Link Between Quakes And Oil and Gas Production
    The Texas Railroad Commission  regulates oil and gas production activities in Texas. The Commission has the authority to issue and suspend permits for production companies. Periodically, an energy company’s drilling and wastewater…
Rank this Week: 1354

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: 4848

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 26

    Best Practices for Hedge Fund Due Diligence

    Best Practices for Hedge Fund Due Diligence
    Join us Wednesday, June 7th, for an in-depth panel discussion for family offices and other investors about the process of conducting due diligence on potential hedge fund investments and the best practices by which to do so. Corporate Partner…
  • May 23

    New Federal Infrastructure Plan Coming Soon

    New Federal Infrastructure Plan Coming Soon
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently informed the U.S. Senate that the President’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will be announced by the end of the month. The new plan is anticipated to rely upon public-private partnerships…
  • Apr 28

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie
    The general public may not be familiar with the term “frontier market,” but frontier markets represent the vast majority of the fastest-growing economies in the world.  The term “frontier market” generally refers…
Rank this Week: 3603

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 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 2249

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 26

    Tenant Denied Move Within Building

    Tenant Denied Move Within Building
    Mitchell-Lama tenant sought to move to a different two-bedroom apartment in building, but failed to meet the occupancy requirements of three persons. In 2014, Lawrence Wilson and his partner occupied a two-bedroom apartment in a Mitchell-Lama…
  • May 25

    City Planning Wrapping Up Brownfield Recommendations in Flushing

    City Planning Wrapping Up Brownfield Recommendations in Flushing
    City Planning presented to community board draft findings and recommendations for brownfield improvements in Queen’s Flushing neighborhood. In 2011, under the New York State Brownfield Opportunity Area Program, the Flushing-Willets…
  • May 24

    City Council to Consider Higher Heating Requirements After Committee Passes Bill

    City Council to Consider Higher Heating Requirements After Committee Passes Bill
    Committee on Housing and Buildings voted to raise minimum heating requirements and to uncouple the requirement from outside overnight temperatures. On May 22, 2017, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings recalled and…
Rank this Week: 2473

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
  • Apr 20

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa
    When it comes to buying a house anywhere, the process is one that can be drawn out by unique and arcane laws that are in place. For a resident of Texas or any out-of-state investor who’s considering the purchase of a home, the Lone Star…
Rank this Week: 1760

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
  • Apr 20

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa
    When it comes to buying a house anywhere, the process is one that can be drawn out by unique and arcane laws that are in place. For a resident of Texas or any out-of-state investor who’s considering the purchase of a home, the Lone Star…
Rank this Week: 1701

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
  • May 25

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay
    More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to…
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • May 25

    "Act Locally, Reflect Globally" report from Sabin Center offers checklist for local govs on climate change

    "Act Locally, Reflect Globally" report from Sabin Center offers checklist for local govs on climate change
    Susan Biniaz, former lead climate lawyer for the Department of State and now an adjunct at Columbia and Yale, has published ACT LOCALLY, REFLECT GLOBALLY: A CHECKLIST OF OPTIONS FOR U.S. CITIES AND STATES TO ENGAGE INTERNATIONALLY IN CLIMATE…
  • May 24

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away
    The foothills around Boise are teeming with newly built mansions, and there seems to be an insatiable market for them. The problem is: while Boise has a foothills planning ordinance, it is riddled with loopholes and the city has been...
  • May 23

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie
    Earlier this month, OECD published The Governance of Land Use: Policy Analysis and Recommendations, which can be viewed freely on its website (and embedded below) or purchased here. The document is a remarkable synthesis of international land…
Rank this Week: 4340

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Inclusivity Revisited

    Inclusivity Revisited
    In lieu of an update while I still explore my alternatives, I am reposting this 2014 article, because I deem it most relevant to the decisions I face just now in evaluating what it truly means to join an "inclusive" church. Obviously, ECUSA…
  • Apr 24

    Turnings -- a Series (I)

    Turnings -- a Series (I)
    Spring has been slow to come to the Sierras this year. Interspersed with periods of cold and freezing, we have experienced the heaviest rainfall thus far in our recorded history. It is raining even more as I write. The official season…
  • Apr 1

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm
    Unable to obtain title policies any more on any of the thousands of properties held at the national, diocesan or local parish level, the Episcopal Church (USA) announced plans today to use part of its endowment to establish its own company to…
Rank this Week: 4821

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 24

    Memorial Day Greetings from Weiss & Wei

    Memorial Day Greetings from Weiss & Wei
  • May 19

    Up on the Roof

    Up on the Roof
    Now that the weather has finally improved in the New York metropolitan area   and Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, many of our readers  may want to consider whether their cooperative building  provides access to…
  • May 11

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider
    Many landlords of commercial property  require that the obligations of the tenant be guaranteed by an individual or affiliated entity.  Most tenants of commercial leases are an entity, such as a corporation or limited liability…
Rank this Week: 3834

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Condo Unit Owner Loses Lawsuit to Prohibit Dogs in Elevator

    Condo Unit Owner Loses Lawsuit to Prohibit Dogs in Elevator
    In a previous blog post we reported about a condominium unit owner in Chicago who sued her condominium association, alleging a violation of the U.S. federal Fair Housing Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act by allowing dogs to travel in the…
  • May 16

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia
    In a prior post, we blogged about a 21-unit residential condominium in British Columbia where all of the unit owners agreed to dissolve the condominium corporation and sell the entire condominium to a developer. At that time, the law in…
  • May 15

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law
    The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has just provided an update with respect to the proposed amendments to section 105 of the Act. The Ministry has confirmed that there are no plans for the amendments to section 105 of the Act…
Rank this Week: 3047

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • May 23

    Will Poor Conveyancing Quality be Exposed?

    Will Poor Conveyancing Quality be Exposed?
    If you are not going to be a good conveyancer then you better be a lucky one and hope that events don't conspire to expose errors. I don't fancy your odds in the long term though if you continue to make mistakes.  Conveyancing errors…
  • May 22

    HSBC Stops Lending on Leaseholds with Onerous Ground Rent

    HSBC Stops Lending on Leaseholds with Onerous Ground Rent
    HSBC have become the latest lender to change their CML Handbook instructions to lawyers in relation to ground rents. Section 5.14.9 of HSBCs CML Handbook Part 2 now reads We will not provide residential or Buy to Let Mortgages in the…
  • May 19

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box
    One reason not to use the latest legal technologies reducing conveyancing risk is that it potentially lulls the lawyer into a false sense of security. Lexsure’s intelligent checklist system COMPLETIONmonitor is sometimes met by such an…
Rank this Week: 4922

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/
  • May 23

    New Client: Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2

    New Client: Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2
    We are proud to announce that Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2 has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Presidential Heights is a condominium community located above the San Clemente…
  • May 16

    New Client: Tidelands Owners Association

    New Client: Tidelands Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Tidelands Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tidelands is a brand new condominium community by The New Home Company. Located in San…
  • May 9

    Swallows Nests are Protected by the Migratory Bird Act

    Swallows Nests are Protected by the Migratory Bird Act
    *Asked & Answered Asked – I’m receiving calls regarding swallows nests. Folks want them removed. Pest control is reminding everyone they are protected and removing is punishable by law. We are in high time for swallow…
Rank this Week: 3327

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
  • May 23

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish
    I have previously commented about the similarity in service between a restaurant and law firm (see prior blog). One area where restaurants differ from other businesses is the issues presented in a retail lease. A restaurant lease involves…
  • Mar 3

    All I Really Need to Know About Client Service I Learned in a Restaurant

    All I Really Need to Know About Client Service I Learned in a Restaurant
    I am a commercial leasing attorney at a large firm. I have developed a decent stable of loyal clients, but not because I am the smartest attorney in the world. I like to think I’m smart, but I would be less than honest if I said that my…
  • Feb 7

    CALL TO ACTION!

    CALL TO ACTION!
    I just thought everyone should know that the federal historic tax credits are in clear jeopardy of being repealed as part of the Trump administration’s approach to tax reform policy. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “Better…
Rank this Week: 3829

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/
  • May 22

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING - June 21

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING - June 21
    This is to announce an offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. Mike Inman, Jeanne Lauer and Greg Montero are approved by the Common Interest Community Board to provide Fair Housing training and Law and Regulation training…
  • May 22

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING
    This is to announce an offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. Mike Inman, Jeanne Lauer and Greg Montero are approved by the Common Interest Community Board to provide Fair Housing training and Law and Regulation training…
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member
    We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a "fiduciary duty" to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?...
Rank this Week: 1158

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: 1522

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 1976

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 1949

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
Rank this Week: 2361

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/
  • May 22

    What is Highest and Best Use?

    What is Highest and Best Use?
    Did you have a home improvement project last weekend? I did. But this one was beyond my limited skills (and limited tools), so I got my dad involved.  He can fix anything.  And he’s got the ultimate set of tools. After he…
  • May 5

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use
    Have you ever wondered whether renting out your property using VRBO qualifies as a commercial use as opposed to a residential use? You’re not alone. On one hand, earning income from rent, advertising for new tenants, managing and…
  • Apr 26

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home
    I find myself frequently having conversations with potential clients asking why they shouldn’t use a title company to handle the closing of their new home. Why spend more money to hire an attorney when a title company can close the deal…
Rank this Week: 2989

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: 996

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 5053

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

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update
    Proposal Moving Through State House, But Funding Remains a Question The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a…
  • Apr 18

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand
    Just a quick note about yet another recent case demonstrating the backwards nature of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. In CMJ Management Company v. Wilkerson, the Appeals Court ruled that a tenant could be evicted from Section…
  • Mar 30

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect
    When All Else Fails, Quiet Title Quiet title cases are lawsuits typically brought in the Land Court in order to resolve complex title defects — often as a last resort for property owners when conveyancing attorneys and title…
Rank this Week: 4233

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/
  • May 19

    Overview of a Lawsuit

    Overview of a Lawsuit
    Learn the basics of a lawsuit. The post Overview of a Lawsuit appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 4

    What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?

    What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?
    Plural marriage, or Polygamy, carries serious legal consequences if more than one marriage is performed under the law and not just on a spiritual basis. The post What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy? appeared first on Phoenix Real…
  • Mar 2

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention
    Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. Learn how to spot the perpetrators and prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. The post Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention appeared…
Rank this Week: 3457

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • May 18

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement
    Author: Staff In a recent unpublished California appellate decision, the plaintiff appealed after a bench trial was conducted on his complaint for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The case arose when one of the defendants,…
  • May 14

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership
    Author: Staff In a recent California appellate decision titled Ito v. Ito, the appellate court considered how to value two brothers’ respective interests in real estate they’d bought and sold. One of the brothers, a…
  • May 10

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?
    Author: Matthew Riley Matthew Riley is an attorney with Bona Law, primarily focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, real-estate, and federal administrative law. Does property that started off as non-qualifying (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 1891

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have already arrived at the second week of May, which can only mean two things: 1. The Miami Marlins are almost out of the playoff hunt (already); and Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 2701 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33431. We look forward to…
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
Rank this Week: 2704

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1174

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1865