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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/
  • Dec 22

    AIRLINES MADE $3.1 BILLION

    AIRLINES MADE $3.1 BILLION
    3rd Quarter 2014 Airline Financial Data U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $3.1 billion in the third quarter of 2014, down from $3.6 billion in the second quarter and virtually unchanged from $3.1 billion in the…
  • Dec 22

    MEET THE TURNERS

    MEET THE TURNERS
    Turner Family It was a day filled with Disney princesses, face painting and goody bags, but Alicia Turner was most excited when the Judge officially made her the mom of Desiree and Precious. On November 20th, at the Kings County Family…
  • Dec 22

    UKRAINIANS SEEK STABILITY

    UKRAINIANS SEEK STABILITY
    Ukrainians Seek Stability After Crimean Crisis by Julie Ray and Neli Esipova Story Highlights Only 4% support Crimea's joining Russia Few approve of allowing Donetsk, Luhansk to leave Ukraine Forty-three percent…
Rank this Week: 4

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
Rank this Week: 71

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Buying optionality, or Is there life after death?

    Buying optionality, or Is there life after death?
    By: David A. Smith Backing up the claim? Vera Coking’s boarding house, pre-demolition A few months ago, in August, I wrote at length (You have the right to remain: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7) about the end…
  • Dec 19

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth
     [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain During yesterday’s Part 2, Mr. Guite prevailed in court (back in 2011) and…
  • Dec 18

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont,…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Dec 22

    Ill App: First Condemnation Was Not Res Judicata To Second

    Ill App: First Condemnation Was Not Res Judicata To Second
    The first time the government tried to take the property, it screwed up: the ordinance authorizing the taking failed to state that the property was necessary, and failed to adequately describe the property to be taken. The trial court…
  • Dec 21

    Mich App: Denial Of Shale Oil Drill Permits Not A Taking

    Mich App: Denial Of Shale Oil Drill Permits Not A Taking
    Here's one of the decisions we've been meaning to post for a while. In Schmude Oil Co., Inc. v. Dep't of Envt'l Quality, No. 313475 (July 1, 2014), the Michigan Court of Appeals held that there was no wipeout per se taking, nor was there a…
  • Dec 20

    Texas (Reluctantly) Finds No Regulatory Takings Claim

    Texas (Reluctantly) Finds No Regulatory Takings Claim
    The Texas Supreme Court is generally pretty good about property rights. See this opinion, this one, and this one, for examples. So when the legal analysis in one of its regulatory takings/inverse condemnation opinions has the following…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 161

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/
  • Dec 21

    How Does A Refusal Hearing Work In Buffalo?

    How Does A Refusal Hearing Work In Buffalo?
    A driver arrested for drinking and driving who refuses to take a breath test faces additional penalties outside of criminal court and requires the help of an experienced Buffalo DWI lawyer. The report of the refusal will be sent to the…
  • Dec 21

    When Can The Buffalo Police Pull Someone Over For DWI?

    When Can The Buffalo Police Pull Someone Over For DWI?
    There are several circumstances under which the police may pull a Buffalo driver over and investigate whether he or she has been drinking and driving. Law enforcement, however, does not have the unfettered right to simply stop vehicles to see…
  • Dec 21

    In Buffalo, What Does The Grand Jury Do In A Felony DWI Case?

    In Buffalo, What Does The Grand Jury Do In A Felony DWI Case?
    A person arrested for a felony drinking and driving charge needs an experienced Buffalo DWI lawyer who can explain the entire legal process for a felony case. Repeat DWI offenders may face felony charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Driving…
Rank this Week: 423

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Dec 21

    A Different Take On Whether Consent To An Assignment Or Subletting Can Be Unreasonably Withheld

    A Different Take On Whether Consent To An Assignment Or Subletting Can Be Unreasonably Withheld
    PrintWhat happens if a lease states merely that a tenant may not assign it or sublet the leased premises? What happens if it says the tenant may do so, but only with the landlord’s consent? A majority of jurisdictions (states), perhaps…
  • Dec 14

    To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate, That Is The Question.

    To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate, That Is The Question.
    PrintTo arbitrate or not to arbitrate, that is the question. That has become a pretty hackneyed way of putting an issue in play. Here’s another hackneyed way of expressing something: “we’re not going to touch that third…
  • Dec 7

    Why Some Negotiations Feel Like Going To The Dentist (With Apologies To All Dentists)

    Why Some Negotiations Feel Like Going To The Dentist (With Apologies To All Dentists)
    PrintLong-time readers may have discerned a certain pattern to the subjects Ruminations Ruminates about week after week. We try to mix up legal, factual, and procedural (negotiation) topics. Whereas we often do multi-part blog postings on…
Rank this Week: 314

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 19

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole
    Yes, that Denmark: In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home -- the North Pole. Although it might seem like a joke, Denmark's wish to expand its influence in the Arctic is part of a serious geopolitical struggle:...
  • Dec 19

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie
    Ryan McCarl (Independent) has posted When Homeowners Associations Go Too Far: Political Responses to Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communities (Real Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Common Interest Communities (CICs) are…
  • Dec 18

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation
    According to highway engineer Matt Taylor, Manhattan would need 48 more bridges and an underground parking lot equivalent the size of the entire island if everyone drove to work.
Rank this Week: 206

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 365

Traci D. Ellis

Traci D. Ellis

Covers real estate investing.

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

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

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

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

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

    The Tax Man Cometh

    The Tax Man Cometh
    Given that tax season is upon us, I hope that each of you took affirmative steps to minimize your tax liability in 2013.  There are a few things left you can still do in 2014 to lower your tax bill before the April filing deadline, and I…
Rank this Week: 300

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
  • Aug 12

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case
    Whether you have been sued or need to sue someone, it is important to know what to do both before the need for litigation arises. Careful record keeping and document organization are the best ways to help your business litigation attorney. …
  • Jul 23

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall
    Anyone who wants to buy a business needs to be cautious before signing an offer. It is critical to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in California business sales to guide you through the process. Very often the business purchase…
Rank this Week: 550

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 532

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 560

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 453

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 548

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/
Rank this Week: 4533

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    More Labor Favors: What the NLRB?s Recent Legal Changes Mean for Union and Non-Union Employer

    More Labor Favors: What the NLRB?s Recent Legal Changes Mean for Union and Non-Union Employer
    Shortly after the midterm elections ended, the NLRB granted labor unions several more favorable changes to the law. Most of these changes will impact employers regardless of whether they have a unionized workforce. In one major change, the…
  • Dec 22

    USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Invention

    USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Invention
    Since the Supreme Court’s Myriad decision of 2013 (see Ass’n. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2107), inventors and patent owners have struggled with trying to protect inventions that were suddenly…
  • Dec 19

    How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast?

    How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast?
    The price point at which crude oil is traded internationally is fixed predominantly by the Brent Crude Oil, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil and Dubai/Oman Crude Oil benchmarks. As of Dec. 15, 2014, rates are as follows: Brent Crude Oil,…
Rank this Week: 1806

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 3239

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Dec 22

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Coastal Act Decision with Takings Implication

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Coastal Act Decision with Takings Implication
    In September 2014, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District issued a surprising decision, finding that even if an applicant maintains that it is accepting imposed permit conditions “under protest”…
  • Dec 19

    What Do You Do When The Bank Wants Your Condemnation Award?

    What Do You Do When The Bank Wants Your Condemnation Award?
    Property owners typically have a lot on their minds when they find out that the government is going to be taking their property.  For residential owners, they need to worry about where they are going to live with their families once the…
  • Dec 12

    41 Projects Get Funding at CTC December Meeting

    41 Projects Get Funding at CTC December Meeting
    The California Transportation Commission met in Riverside on Wednesday.  On the agenda was the allocation of $254 million in funding for transportation projects throughout the state.  You can read Caltrans’ press release…
Rank this Week: 3842

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
  • Dec 22

    New Year, New Laws for Litigator

    New Year, New Laws for Litigator
    Did you keep up with the onslaught of legislative developments affecting litigation this year? Don’t worry, here’s a list of some key changes every California litigator needs to know. Goodbye to the summary adjudication statute…
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
Rank this Week: 1909

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/
  • Dec 22

    Commercial Real Estate Brokers Now Subject to Same Dual Agency and Disclosure Laws as Residential Broker

    Commercial Real Estate Brokers Now Subject to Same Dual Agency and Disclosure Laws as Residential Broker
    Starting on January 1, 2015, commercial real estate brokers and salespeople in California will have to comply with the agency disclosure requirements that previously only residential brokers had to comply with. This is happening because the…
  • Dec 16

    Small Business Hardship Relief Act

    Small Business Hardship Relief Act
    While our state legislators here in California regulate businesses to a great extent, the federal government also passes laws that affect small businesses, especially those that do business in multiple states. Therefore, when you start a…
  • Dec 9

    Doing Business in California? You May Be Even if You Do Not Think You Are

    Doing Business in California? You May Be Even if You Do Not Think You Are
    For many of our clients, determining whether they do business in California is simple, because they either hold substantial real estate here or engage in the majority of their business dealings here. But whether or not your business is doing…
Rank this Week: 3231

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Changes to Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) Have Now Come into Force

    Changes to Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) Have Now Come into Force
    By Sandra Steele and Marcel Marquardt, K&L Gates, Sydney The amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIPA) came into force yesterday. Last minute further amendments to the BCIPA were passed on 26…
  • Dec 15

    General Contract Law Update

    General Contract Law Update
    As part of K&L Gates’ commitment to continuing professional development, the lawyers in our London office’s Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group regularly provide presentations and seminars on a wide range of legal…
  • Dec 9

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code
    By Duncan Fletcher, K&L Gates, Perth and  Matthew Parker, K&L Gates, Sydney The Federal Government has issued an advance release of its revised Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014…
Rank this Week: 735

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 22

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”
    22 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from…
  • Dec 5

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing large amounts of cheap mezzanine capital through EB-5 financing for its top developer clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must…
  • Nov 28

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities”…
Rank this Week: 2489

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: 764

CityLand

CityLand

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

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

    Commission Approves District Encompassing almost 1,000 Building

    Commission Approves District Encompassing almost 1,000 Building
    District was modified from its initially conceived boundaries to exclude buildings uncharacteristic of district that lay on its edge. On December 9, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve the designation of 990 buildings…
  • Dec 19

    Zoning Subcommittee Approves Sollazzo Plaza

    Zoning Subcommittee Approves Sollazzo Plaza
    Approval permits demolition of old farmhouse to make way for a shopping center.  On December 15, 2014 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises voted unanimously to approve rezoning for portions of a block to permit the…
  • Dec 18

    Waiver Granted to Construct New Building on Fulton Street

    Waiver Granted to Construct New Building on Fulton Street
    BSA permitted construction on a lot covering a mapped but unbuilt portion of Fulton Street.  On October 28, 2014 the Board of Standards and Appeals voted to grant the applicant, 92 Henry Fulton LLC, a bulk regulations waiver to allow…
Rank this Week: 2640

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: 4486

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Landlord Law Blog looks back on 2014

    Landlord Law Blog looks back on 2014
    The traditional round up of the years Landlord Law Blog posts - something for you to read while the blog closes down of the Christmas period and Ben and I take a break.
  • Dec 19

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #184

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #184
    Ben Reeve Lewis takes out his crytal ball and looks at housing politics, and whether letting agents will be around this time next year ...
  • Dec 18

    Charalambou v. Ng – another worrying tenancy deposit case on old deposit

    Charalambou v. Ng – another worrying tenancy deposit case on old deposit
    A new tenancy deposit case from the Court of Appeal regarding tenancy deposits which were taken by landlords prior to the regulations coming into force
Rank this Week: 2378

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/
  • Dec 19

    Anti Deificiency Statute Update

    Anti Deificiency Statute Update
    Arizona is one of the few states with a strong Anti-deficiency law. Our Arizona law was responsible for protecting thousands of Arizona homeowners from even greater hardship when they lost their homes to foreclosure during the recent real…
  • Dec 12

    Grandparent's Right

    Grandparent's Right
    In 2013 Arizona's grandparent visitation statute was consolidated with our in loco parentis statute. The new terminology is "third party rights" and the statute is ARS 25-409. The idea is to allow a third party, including but not limited…
  • Dec 2

    Be Careful What You Sue For, It May Be All You Get!

    Be Careful What You Sue For, It May Be All You Get!
    Many times every week we discuss filing suit with potential plaintiffs. Uncomfortable with the high cost of litigation in the Superior Court, sometimes plaintiffs consider filing a reduced or stripped down claim in Justice Court or in Small…
Rank this Week: 3751

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    LA Mayor Proposes Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Building

    LA Mayor Proposes Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Building
    Capping a year-long partnership between the City of Los Angeles and Dr. Lucy Jones, a well-known seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, Mayor Eric Garcetti released  “Resilience by Design” last week, a plan…
  • Dec 19

    California Supreme Court to Review Denial of Homeowner’s Private Beach Acce

    California Supreme Court to Review Denial of Homeowner’s Private Beach Acce
    In the case of Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (D064120; Cal.App.4th 658; San Diego Superior Court; 37-2011-00058666-CU-WM-NC), the California Supreme Court has granted a petition for review of the decision by the Fourth Appellate…
  • Dec 18

    Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Set to Expire at Year End

    Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Set to Expire at Year End
    The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress.  The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014[1] would have extended the existing…
Rank this Week: 1355

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/
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    During this special holiday season, the attorneys and staff of the Cobb Law Group would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, friends, colleagues, and vendors for their support. We truly believe that our clients are among the…
  • Dec 11

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville
    For the past several semesters, Mark Cobb has been an adjunct professor in the Thomas University School of Business. He has taught primarily in the MBA programs focusing on leadership and business economics. In January 2015, however, Mark…
  • Nov 26

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract
    In a case decided on November 17, Inland Atlantic Old National Phase I, LLC et. al. v. 6425 Old National, LLC, the Fourth Division Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled on fiduciary duties owed under joint venture agreements, applied rules of…
Rank this Week: 702

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
  • Dec 19

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland
      Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not require that warehouse workers who package goods for Amazon be paid for the time they spend going through mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. These…
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
  • Dec 5

    Do my children need their own attorney?

    Do my children need their own attorney?
      In Maryland, the Court has the authority to appoint what is called a Best Interest Attorney.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it is the term used in our courts to categorize any of the various lawyers for children;…
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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 19

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Mary Ward Legal Centre Seeks a full-time Housing Solicitor to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, disrepair actions and homelessness appeals. You will have a minimum of two years experience of…
  • Dec 16

    Of Penalties and Possession

    Of Penalties and Possession
    Charalambous & Anor v Maureen Rosairie Ng & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 The Court of Appeal has again thrown the cat among the tenancy deposit protection pigeons. In Charalambous it had to grapple with the, admittedly fairly rare…
  • Dec 15

    Not quite, Minister

    Not quite, Minister
    Following the Upper Tribunal judgment in SSWP v David Nelson and Fife Council, SSWP v James Nelson and Fife Council [2014] UKUT 0525 (AAC) [our report], the DWP has issued a Circular - HB U6/2014 The thing is that it isn't quite…
Rank this Week: 2377

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Pizza Trademark

    Pizza Trademark
    Everyone loves pizza. New York Style, Chicago deep dish, Sicilian style. And, everyone has a favorite pizza joint, hence the popularity of pizza franchises like Dominoes, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut. Their advertising is everywhere.…
  • Dec 19

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO
    When you see the acronym “WTF,” do you think of chewing gum? Probably not. If you text, then you probably have a very different understanding of the acronyms intended reference and, depending upon your sensibilities, you might…
  • Dec 19

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case
    Can fruit in a can be “all natural”? What if I told you the canned fruit you were eating was “All Natural Fruit” and then went on to describe the ingredients as including ascorbic acid and citric acid; would you find…
Rank this Week: 2399

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
  • Dec 19

    Come Closer, We Have A Secret To Share With You…Fly Over States !

    Come Closer, We Have A Secret To Share With You…Fly Over States !
    It is no surprise to most real estate professionals that the industry is cyclical. 2008/2009 was rock bottom for the real estate industry. Slowly the industry has made a steady rebound thanks to the private investment. As in many recoveries,…
  • Dec 8

    Bourbon Street coming to Ohio?

    Bourbon Street coming to Ohio?
    The push in recent years for open container entertainment districts in Ohio, which would allow people to openly drink alcoholic beverages in designated outdoor public areas, took another step forward this past week. The Ohio Senate passed a…
  • Nov 14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze-2r0zchGc In January 2009 we launched the RealEstateAdvisorLaw Blog. Our approach was to bring trends and legal developments related to the real estate industry in a fresh hit and run format. From the…
Rank this Week: 3782

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/
  • Dec 19

    The Five Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Project

    The Five Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Project
    Click Here to read a recent article titled TheFive Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Projects published in the Florida Bar’s Fall 2014 ActionLine publication authored by GCF’s attorney Sean Mickley.…
  • Dec 8

    What Constitutes Due Process in an Administrative Hearing?

    What Constitutes Due Process in an Administrative Hearing?
    Under Florida law, everyone involved in the justice system (civil or criminal) is entitled to due process of law.  In general, due process entails the right to know the charges or allegations against you, an opportunity to know the…
  • Oct 29

    Allegations of Smart Phone Usage at time of Crash leads to Inspection of all Stored Data on Device

    Allegations of Smart Phone Usage at time of Crash leads to Inspection of all Stored Data on Device
    One of the leading contributors to automobile accidents is the use of cell phones and other “smart” devices while driving.  When representing injured victims of car crashes, we often have reason to believe that the other…
Rank this Week: 1434

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/
  • Dec 19

    Globalize Miami Series: PortMiami and its Significance to Miami’s Growth

    Globalize Miami Series: PortMiami and its Significance to Miami’s Growth
    In the weeks ahead, our New Miami Blog will present a series that asks how Miami can become the nation’s premier center for education, innovation and entrepreneurshipin global trade. We will invite PortMiami leadership as well as…
  • Dec 17

    Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation

    Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation
    The challenge posed by deteriorating infrastructure in communities throughout the United States has received increasing attention in recent years.  While roads and bridges are crumbling and important civic spaces such as convention…
  • Dec 8

    Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brand

    Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brand
    Last week more than 75,000 art aficionados and celebrities from around the globe descended upon Miami for the 2014 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach.  What began in 2002 as a winter outpost of the original Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland,…
Rank this Week: 3503

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    New Franklin Council votes to oppose Nexus natural gas pipeline crossing city

    New Franklin Council votes to oppose Nexus natural gas pipeline crossing city
    NEW FRANKLIN: City Council on Wednesday voted to oppose a new natural gas pipeline that would cross southern Summit County, much to the delight of a standing-room-only crowd of 120 residents. The vote against was 5-0, with two councilmen…
  • Dec 19

    State speeds up $53M I-70 widening project in Clark County

    State speeds up $53M I-70 widening project in Clark County
    A $53 million construction project to widen the remaining portion of Interstate 70 in Clark County may be funded in fiscal year 2020. The project — to add a third lane in both directions on I-70 from U.S. 68 to Ohio 72 — had once…
  • Dec 19

    Updated U.S. 33 rerouting plans in Goshen includes acquisition of 29 residential properties, 6 businesse

    Updated U.S. 33 rerouting plans in Goshen includes acquisition of 29 residential properties, 6 businesse
    GOSHEN — Planning for the U.S. 33 Northern Connector in Goshen continues, and residents and commuters in the area were able to get the latest updates for the project. The Indiana Department of Transportation met with the…
Rank this Week: 2116

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Your Board's Presence Is Present Enough: Don't forget to say "Thank you" this holiday season

    Your Board's Presence Is Present Enough: Don't forget to say "Thank you" this holiday season
    We've all received the party invitation with a note letting us know that gifts are not requested--Your presence is present enough. Some of us take the cue, while others go above and beyond and bring a gift despite the note. I like to think…
  • Dec 10

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate is gearing up to get the rulemaking process rolling on the new manager licensure law that goes into effect on January 1st and here's the latest communication from the Division.  While community…
  • Dec 4

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix
    After a long day at work, it's sometimes nice to sit down with a lovely glass of red wine or a cocktail.  However, at the risk of sounding like an old fuddy duddy, I have to say that alcohol and HOA board meetings are…
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
Rank this Week: 3824

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: 4961

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Proposed Legislation Requires Mandatory Service on the Board

    Proposed Legislation Requires Mandatory Service on the Board
    Just kidding.  Playing through the scenario, though, what if being “elected” to the board was like being called for jury duty?  Homeowners’ names are fed into a machine.  Then every couple of years, a button…
  • Dec 9

    Cold Weather Brings Cold Reality for Condo

    Cold Weather Brings Cold Reality for Condo
    All I’ve heard about this winter is Frozen. No, not the movie, but the pipes.  For condos (and to some extent townhomes), cold weather brings the cold reality of one familiar theme … frozen pipes, leading to water leaks,…
  • Dec 5

    DORA Sets Date for Rule Making Hearing

    DORA Sets Date for Rule Making Hearing
    DORA has set the hearing on its proposed rules regulating manager licensing for January 2, 2015.  Public comments will be taken during the hearing held at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in conference room 1B located at 2 East…
Rank this Week: 2668

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/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 1342

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3311

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/
  • Dec 17

    AB 2188 Signed: Reducing HOA Authority to Restrict Solar Energy System

    AB 2188 Signed: Reducing HOA Authority to Restrict Solar Energy System
    *New Legislation The California Solar Rights Act ("Solar Rights Act"), found at Civil Code Sections 714 and 714.1, provides certain protections for homeowners seeking to install solar energy systems (i.e., solar panels) on their properties.…
  • Nov 25

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Jacaranda I & II Maintenance Corporations have selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Jacaranda is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Stanton being developed by MBK Homes. …
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
Rank this Week: 2989

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: 995