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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/
  • Jul 30

    STRATEGIC LEGAL SOLUTIONS SOLUTION?

    STRATEGIC LEGAL SOLUTIONS SOLUTION?
    Strategic Legal Solutions to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit Legal Staffing Company Rescinded Job Offer After Learning Attorney's Age and Banned Her for Complaining About Ageism, Federal Agency…
  • Jul 30

    NOT INSPECTING CITY RESTAURANTS

    NOT INSPECTING CITY RESTAURANTS
    Comptroller’s Audit of DOHMH’s Follow-up of Health Code Violations at Restaurants NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer. Image credit: Office of the New York City Comptroller Audit shows weaknesses in Health…
  • Jul 30

    RACISM'S A PROBLEM

    RACISM'S A PROBLEM
    Racism Edges Up Again as Most Important U.S. Problem by Rebecca Riffkin Story Highlights Nine percent say racism most important U.S. problem Up from 3% in June, but similar to increases in recent months Economy,…
Rank this Week: 9

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 29

    Pope Francis the Urbanist

    Pope Francis the Urbanist
    From the Atlantic Cities Blog: Today, the Vatican welcomes more than 60 mayors from around the world. The eclectic agenda covers mayoral efforts to combat climate change as well as modern forms of slavery. Many of the mayors will stay...
  • Jul 29

    Bell & Parchomovsky

    Bell & Parchomovsky
    Avi Bell (San Diego) & Gideon Parchomovsky (Penn) have posted Of Property and Information (Columbia Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The property-information interface is perhaps the most crucial and under-theorized dimension of…
  • Jul 27

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?
    Michael Lewyn says no: According to a New York Times article about the evils of foreign investment in New York housing, "About $8 billion is spent each year for New York City residences that cost more than $5 million each."...
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Jul 29

    The Latest on Fair Housing

    The Latest on Fair Housing
    In the last couple of days I've run across some interesting mainstream journalism on fair housing issues - not something that normally gets a lot of play. But I thought this blog's readers would be interested. The first is Brentin...
  • Jul 28

    Elinor Ostrom lives in California's Central Valley

    Elinor Ostrom lives in California's Central Valley
    Farmers in northern California's Central Valley are trying to implement some of Ostrom's ideas about managing commons; in this case, water. Planet Money does a good job with the story. (The part referencing Ostrom and commons is about…
  • Jul 28

    Call it Chi-raq if you want, but we'll take back your tax credits...maybe

    Call it Chi-raq if you want, but we'll take back your tax credits...maybe
    Spike Lee and the City of Chicago are in a battle over the purported title of his new movie about violence in the city. Lee reportedly is using the popular slang moniker of "Chi-raq" to refer to the city's most...
Rank this Week: 122

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Nothing New under the Sun

    Nothing New under the Sun
    With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:THE THREE STAGES OF ERROR AND ITS ACCEPTANCE When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that…
  • Jul 25

    Final Judgment in Fort Worth Case

    Final Judgment in Fort Worth Case
    Judge Chupp has entered a final judgment against TEC, its rump diocese of Fort Worth and its parishes, thereby ending the lawsuit in which they sought to claim the corporation, property and bank accounts owned and controlled by Bishop Jack L.…
  • Jul 21

    The Rout (not Rule) of Law

    The Rout (not Rule) of Law
    I am an attorney, licensed to practice law in California (and also to appear in a number of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court). As such, I take an oath to uphold the Constitution, and I take the oath seriously.The…
Rank this Week: 123

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy
    Colt Defense, LLC, a maker of firearms for 179 years has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials say they plan to financially restructure as to allow for an “accelerated…
  • Jul 15

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping
    In an unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, a decision was passed down that prevents a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding from voiding a junior mortgage (or second mortgage) if the debt on a … Continue…
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
Rank this Week: 414

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 30

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 2, “Endlessly tied up until they just fade away”

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 2, “Endlessly tied up until they just fade away”
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established yesterday, the report received by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and published with commendable transparency performed one of the functions for which…
  • Jul 29

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 1, “Essentially no zoning rules”

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 1, “Essentially no zoning rules”
    By: David A. Smith Even as a candidate Marty Walsh had to have known that upon becoming mayor he would have to reform the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which over the two decades of Tom Menino’s mayoralty parlayed its monopoly over…
  • Jul 28

    Bon viager: Part 2, Synthesis of family

    Bon viager: Part 2, Synthesis of family
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In exploring the en viager model of tenure, prompted by a story on BBC News (1 July 2015), we’ve established that en viager, aside from being an antiquated legal form that…
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Jul 29

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule
    Since the EPA and the Army Corps published the final rule defining “waters of the United States” on June 29, 2015, 72 plaintiffs have already filed ten separate complaints in eight federal district courts challenging the final…
  • Jul 28

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security
    In connection with a commercial lease with an international company, a commercial landlord is often asked to accept U.S.-based subsidiary as the tenant entity.  The U.S. subsidiary often does not have independent financials or credit…
  • Jul 28

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement
    Fourth Annual California EB-5 Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that both John Tishler and Michael Gibson will be participating as panelists at the…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 226

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 276

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
  • Jul 29

    Eat to Live – Live to Eat

    Eat to Live – Live to Eat
    I eat out a lot, and I enjoy it. In fact I prefer it. Being able to enjoy different ambiences and different tastes, and having someone else wait on me and clean up after me, makes eating out fun. Apparently, I am not alone. Even when the…
  • Jun 19

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco
    I just got back from San Diego where I spoke at the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference. I was on a panel with Ron Dee of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and George Galloway of Next…
  • May 18

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog
    The ICSC Walapalooza starts this weekend in Vegas. The sheer number of people converging in one place and the talent level of them is staggering. And of course it is all hard work! I’m hoping to get a couple free minutes to meet with…
Rank this Week: 274

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.
    It may sound harsh to some, but if those people protesting about income inequality, would put their mind, body and soul into learning what needs to be learned to get a job in the tech world, they would discover first hand how America was…
  • Jul 17

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.
    Before you renovate, look at new FEMA rules Hoboken homeowners and home buyers face new challenges when considering extensive renovations because of recent changes in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations. FEMA now forces…
  • Jul 17

    Your next boss could be you

    Your next boss could be you
    Few things symbolize the American dream like owning a business. But delving into the world of entrepreneurship can be scary and tricky without the right planning and advice. There are nearly 28 million small businesses – those with…
Rank this Week: 450

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 182

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: 436

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome
      Incredibly, the Missoula water eminent domain case now has the a different biggest headline – not the cost of the project or the fight about the project, but the cost of the litigation.  The…
  • Jul 16

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu
    Nexus desires to survey property that the company desires to acquire. There is little choice but for the oil pipeline companies to move forward unless the companies know what kind of soils will be dealt with. Challenges of environmental…
  • Jul 14

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?
    After a referendum failure in Missouri, the Dexter, Missouri Daily Statesman notes the voter rejection excludes the Missouri Department of Transportation from necessary funds which are required in order to build new roads and perform road…
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Jul 27

    LEED Remains the Standard in Green Building

    LEED Remains the Standard in Green Building
    The following article was written by Alex Jones, a summer associate with Kohrman Jackson and Krantz.Green building has been a growing industry for the past few decades, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, also known as…
  • Jul 19

    Grain Storage Bins as Property Tax-Exempt

    Grain Storage Bins as Property Tax-Exempt
    A Legal UpdateBy: Luther L. Liggett, Jr., Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLLIntroductionAcross Ohio, county auditors improperly classify Portable Grain Bins installed by the agricultural industry as incorporated into real estate, and therefore…
  • Jul 13

    Final Rule Issued Redefining "Waters of the United States"

    Final Rule Issued Redefining "Waters of the United States"
    The final Clean Water Rule regarding the new definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) was published in the Federal Register on Monday, June 29, 2015. The effective date for the rule is August 28, 2015. The rule redefines what…
Rank this Week: 234

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Jul 8

    Recent Court Decision Expands Rights of Property Owners in Southwest Florida

    Recent Court Decision Expands Rights of Property Owners in Southwest Florida
    The Second District Court of Appeal, which covers fourteen counties in West Central Florida and Southwest Florida from Pasco County in the north to Collier County in the south, issued a decision in June 2015 that significantly expands the…
  • Jun 23

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure
    In April of last year, my colleague, David Fowler shared a post about a seller’s obligation in a residential sale to disclose facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability, and that…
  • Apr 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 334

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.
    When thinking about restructuring a mortgage or even going through the foreclosure process, most homeowners are motivated by the bottom line—lower monthly mortgage payments or relief from burdening debt. What most homeowners do not…
  • Sep 30

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.
    In New York, grieving your property taxes means more than just complaining when your bill and assessment arrives. Each year the tax assessor for hundreds of municipalities sets a base line "assessment" for how much your they believe your…
  • Sep 20

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.
    Yesterday's Blog dealt with what happens if you don't diligently apply for your mortgage while attempting to buy a house. But, what happens if you got your commitment and the bank thereafter revokes it? According to the case law, a…
Rank this Week: 206

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 30

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    A couple of housing law jobs, both in London.   CAMBRIDGE HOUSE LAW CENTRE is seeking an experienced HOUSING SOLICITOR Salary £33 – £40,000.00 depending upon experience 30 days annual leave plus pension contribution. To…
  • Jul 26

    Legal Aid Merits Test

    Legal Aid Merits Test
    With thanks to James Stark at Garden Court North for alerting me to this. From Monday (27.7.15) there is an important amendment to the Legal Aid merits test in S.I. 2015/1571. In short, “borderline” and “poor” cases…
  • Jul 24

    TLATA: The Court’s discretion

    TLATA: The Court’s discretion
    In Bagum v Hafiz and Hai [2015] EWCA Civ 801, the Court of Appeal considered, apparently for the first time, the extent of its discretion under section 14, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TLATA”).…
Rank this Week: 761

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    How Does Eminent Domain Affect Farm Land?

    How Does Eminent Domain Affect Farm Land?
    When most people think of eminent domain, they likely think of cities claiming residential or commercial properties to build highways or shopping centers or simply due to urban blight.1 However, eminent domain actions occur in more rural…
  • Jul 23

    Negotiation in Eminent Domain Case

    Negotiation in Eminent Domain Case
    Thousands of landowners face losing their properties in eminent domain actions on an annual basis throughout the United States. Too many owners believe they have no right but to surrender their land and accept the offer for compensation…
  • Jul 21

    Clean Line officials: Grain Belt Express could bring millions to Illinois countie

    Clean Line officials: Grain Belt Express could bring millions to Illinois countie
    SPRINGFIELD - Clean Line Energy Partners officials say several Illinois counties and landowners could receive more than $74 million from the construction and maintenance of the Grain Belt Express. The Grain Belt Express is a proposed project…
Rank this Week: 1615

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Toddler Dances into Copyright Battle

    Toddler Dances into Copyright Battle
    Almost everyone with a smartphone posts online videos these days. And, whether it’s cute kittens chasing a laser pointer in unison or obnoxious fraternity brothers pranking one another with shaving cream, every amateur videographer…
  • Jul 30

    Comic Con Sues Comic Con

    Comic Con Sues Comic Con
    If you were one of the 160,000 people lucky enough to score passes to San Diego Comic Con earlier this month, then you already understand the scope of the madness that engulfs the city and takes over the downtown Convention Center every…
  • Jul 30

    Cuba – It’s Not Just About Cigars Anymore

    Cuba – It’s Not Just About Cigars Anymore
    Most Americans could probably find Cuba on a map (or at least identify it as one of the larger islands in the Caribbean off the coast of Florida).  But if you asked them to tell you what else they know about the country, they would…
Rank this Week: 1662

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1178

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: 1251

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/
  • Jul 30

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid
    When consulting with startup business owners and entrepreneurs, common issues arise regarding key elements of the business and its structure. These issues can expose the business, and the owners, to unnecessary litigation and other legal…
  • Jul 30

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid
    When consulting with startup business owners and entrepreneurs, common issues arise regarding key elements of the business and its structure. These issues can expose the business, and the owners, to unnecessary litigation and other legal…
  • Jul 30

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid
    When consulting with startup business owners and entrepreneurs, common issues arise regarding key elements of the business and its structure. These issues can expose the business, and the owners, to unnecessary litigation and other legal…
Rank this Week: 3123

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jul 30

    Loaned Servant Defense

    Loaned Servant Defense
    Some Labor Law claims arise in situation where an employer allows their employee to work under the control or direction of another person or entity.  The employee is injured while working under the direction of the other person or…
  • Jul 30

    Labor Law §240(1)

    Labor Law §240(1)
    Labor Law §240(1), sets forth, “All contractors and owners and their agents…shall furnish or erect, or cause to be furnished or erected for the performance of such labor scafolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers,…
  • Jul 30

    Dangers of Gravity on Construction Site

    Dangers of Gravity on Construction Site
    The obvious thought that comes to mind when thinking about how gravity can play an important role in construction site injuries is a construction worker falling to the ground from an elevated position.  An equally important and equally…
Rank this Week: 4593

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Congratulation to David Smith, the new RLA Policy Director

    Congratulation to David Smith, the new RLA Policy Director
    Also of course congratulations to the RLA for being fortunate enough to be able to appoint such a respected figure to this post. As you will all probably know, David Smith is a solicitor and partner at Anthony Gold solicitors and also a…
  • Jul 26

    Normal service will be resumed in a few day

    Normal service will be resumed in a few day
    Due to various technical issues too tedious to go into, there will not be any new posts for a few days. It should not be for long.     The post Normal service will be resumed in a few days appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jul 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #213

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #213
    Ben Reeve Lewis considers the best and the worst of housing, and spots a few barrels being scraped ... The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #213 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 763

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jul 30

    Nonprofit’s Parking Facilities Ruled Subject to Property Tax

    Nonprofit’s Parking Facilities Ruled Subject to Property Tax
    Court of Appeals reversed decision of Appellate Division recognizing a tax exemption.  In 2011, the Department of Finance revoked a property tax exemption granted for five public parking facilities owned by the nonprofit Greater Jamaica…
  • Jul 29

    Wide Community Support Voiced for Extension to Mount Morris Park HD

    Wide Community Support Voiced for Extension to Mount Morris Park HD
    276-property proposed extension shares developments history, scale and architecture with existing historic district.  On July 21, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing on a possible extension to the 1971-designated…
  • Jul 28

    Council Amends Zoning Text to Accelerate Sandy Recovery

    Council Amends Zoning Text to Accelerate Sandy Recovery
    Amendment streamlines process for reconstruction, elevation of homes.  On July 23, 2015 the City Council approved an amendment to the zoning text relating to homes in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  The amendment is designed to…
Rank this Week: 1666

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: 4539

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    MARX STERBCOW INVITED TO SPEAK AT THE FIVE STAR TITLE AND CLOSING COALITION

    MARX STERBCOW INVITED TO SPEAK AT THE FIVE STAR TITLE AND CLOSING COALITION
    Marx Sterbcow, managing attorney of the Sterbcow Law Group, will discuss issues concerning the TRID rollout with Rich Horn of Richard Horn Legal on September 17, 2015 at the Five Star Conference's Title and Closing Coalition's Semi-Annual…
  • Jul 28

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER TARGETS YET ANOTHER MORTGAGE COMPANY FOR ADVERTISING VIOLATIONS

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER TARGETS YET ANOTHER MORTGAGE COMPANY FOR ADVERTISING VIOLATIONS
    The CFPB announced on Feb. 12, 2015 another consent order for issues involving a lender mortgage origination advertising practices. Flagship Financial Group, LLC was alleged to have made material misrepresentations in commercial…
  • Jul 28

    CFPB TARGETS MORTGAGE ORIGINATION ADVERTISING PRACTICES

    CFPB TARGETS MORTGAGE ORIGINATION ADVERTISING PRACTICES
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been sending strong messages across the real estate industry lately with its aggressive campaign against companies who they believe have made material misrepresentations which improperly suggested…
Rank this Week: 870

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/
  • Jul 29

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Portola Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Portola Hills is a planned development located in Trabuco Canyon, surrounded by the…
  • Jul 24

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association
    On January 20, 2015, a tragic fire ripped through a condominium complex in the city of San Juan Capistrano, killing three, injuring six, and displacing eighty residents living in eight units.  The decedents were three of seventeen…
  • Jul 17

    New Client: The Crossings Rowhouse Association

    New Client: The Crossings Rowhouse Association
    We are proud to announce that The Crossings Rowhouse Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. The Crossings Rowhouse is a transit-oriented condominium community located in the city…
Rank this Week: 3002

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/
  • Jul 29

    Can My Will Appoint A Guardian For My Minor Children?

    Can My Will Appoint A Guardian For My Minor Children?
    Appointing a guardian for your children in Arizona. This is the person who will take care of them if anything should happen to you. The post Can My Will Appoint A Guardian For My Minor Children? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers…
  • Jul 22

    Don’t Let The State Write Your Will For You!

    Don’t Let The State Write Your Will For You!
    If you don't have a plan, or a well drafted plan, the state you live in could be making decisions for you. The post Don’t Let The State Write Your Will For You! appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Jul 14

    Can I Transfer My Bank Accounts Without Probate?

    Can I Transfer My Bank Accounts Without Probate?
    Avoiding probate on your bank accounts through beneficiary deeds, small estate affidavits , trusts, gifts and 401Ks. The post Can I Transfer My Bank Accounts Without Probate? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
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Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find
    An en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed an earlier decision, finding that the Forest Service did not properly explain why it was exempting the Tongass National Forest from the roadless rule (Organized Village of Kake v. U.S. Dep't of…
  • Jul 21

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail
    The D.C. Circuit concluded that Gunpowder Riverkeeper's challenge to a conditional certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not fall within the "zone of interests" protected by the National Environmental Policy Act…
  • Jul 14

    Obama designates national monument

    Obama designates national monument
    The monuments are Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Announcement from White House blog And from the Federal Register (to be published July 15): Basin and Range National Monument;…
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Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

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

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Jul 29

    To Will or not to Will?

    To Will or not to Will?
    Heather Ilott: What does this mean for those who wish to disinherit family members? When it comes to making a Will, individuals are free to leave their estate to whoever they choose… within reason! The recent case involving Heather…
  • May 20

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate

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

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
Rank this Week: 2016

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 2: Early Step

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 2: Early Step
    In this second instalment of our close examination of the proposed new Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015, we look at the steps taken by the condo managers themselves to improve standards, forming the genesis of a true self-regulated…
  • Jul 26

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context
    Condo manager licensing and regulation is the focus of our first in-depth examination of the changes proposed in Bill 106 (Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015). This is a natural choice considering that manager licensing and regulation…
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
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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
  • Jul 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
Rank this Week: 2341

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Arlington County Board Approves the Retail Action Plan

    Arlington County Board Approves the Retail Action Plan
    On Saturday, July 18, the County Board approved the Retail Action Plan by a vote of 4 to 1, with direction to further amend some facets of the proposed plan. Board Member Libby Garvey voted against the Plan. During a rather extensive…
  • Jul 22

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign
    On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Reed v. Town of Gilbert that an Arizona town’s sign ordinance unconstitutionally regulated the content of speech posted on signs within the town. Like so many modern…
  • Jul 8

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2
    Part 1 of this piece can be accessed here. Specialty Improvements  As mentioned above, the law is evolving to place greater obligations on landlords with respect to maintenance and repair. The landlords strike back by including onerous…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    ABA Annual Meeting Programming: Takings, Land Use, Supreme Court, Election Law, Appellate Trap

    ABA Annual Meeting Programming: Takings, Land Use, Supreme Court, Election Law, Appellate Trap
    We're in Chicago this week participating in the ABA Annual Meeting. While we really are looking forward to a slate of thrilling committee meetings, what we're really anticipating is the CLE programming. Here are what we think are the…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUS Requests Response To § 1500 Petition

    SCOTUS Requests Response To § 1500 Petition
    Check out the Federal Takings blog, which notes that the Supreme Court has asked the federal government to respond to the cert petition in Ministerio Roca Solida, Inc. v. United States, No. 14-5058 (filed May 27, 2015). The government…
  • Jul 27

    Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events: Takings, Sharing Economy, Fair Housing, etc.

    Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events: Takings, Sharing Economy, Fair Housing, etc.
    If you need CLE credits, you are in luck. There's a plethora of upcoming programs that may be of interest to readers. First, the ones we're involved with: The Takings Issue - August 10, 2015, 1 - 2pm ET (webinar) - from the International…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Jul 28

    New Spanish Language Blog Captures Essence of “New Miami”

    New Spanish Language Blog Captures Essence of “New Miami”
    Bilzin Sumberg has launched Nuevo Miami, a Spanish language publication of the New Miami blog. Nuevo Miami focuses on sharing ground-level insights about the gateway city’s continually growing opportunities for foreign investors and…
  • Jul 20

    Hostel Takeover: Part One

    Hostel Takeover: Part One
    On our New Miami blog we often talk about Miami’s role as a trendsetting market for the hospitality industry. Over the last few years, Miami has been a popular launching point for luxury brands, such as The Thompson Miami Beach, Ian…
  • Jul 14

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3
    Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of…
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Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did
    How carefully have you reviewed the family law court order in your divorce? When Jennifer Lopez met and decided to marry George DeJongh, she had three children. But this isn't a story about Jennifer and George. No, this post is about the…
  • Jul 21

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    It wasn't long after the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage throughout the country that a similar battle brewed in Texas: the right to divorce. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the…
  • Jul 14

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover
    It's amazing how quickly a romantic marriage proposal aboard a loved one's yacht can sink into a morass of reprisals these days. What caused the dramatic turn of events in this seemingly storybook tale of two star-crossed lovers? I can…
Rank this Week: 3031

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 510

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/
  • Jul 24

    (US) Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Agreements: Imprecise Commisson Language Can Cost You

    (US) Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Agreements: Imprecise Commisson Language Can Cost You
    It would be unfair (and likely bad faith) for a property owner to terminate a brokerage agreement prior to entering into a sales agreement or lease just to avoid paying a real estate commission. Yet, if a property owner is dissatisfied with…
  • Jul 16

    (US) Limiting the Sky: Is There Space for Drones in Real Estate Law?

    (US) Limiting the Sky: Is There Space for Drones in Real Estate Law?
    Real property is generally conceived of as tangible and two dimensional. We acquire land described by courses and distances in a deed, depicted by lines on a survey. The laws respecting that land are well-formed; most in the U.S. derive from…
  • Jul 15

    More UK Residential Property for the IHT Net

    More UK Residential Property for the IHT Net
    The headline-grabbing inheritance tax (IHT) news from last week’s Budget was the introduction, from April 2017, of an additional nil rate band when a residence is passed on death to direct descendants. However this is only one part of…
Rank this Week: 3839

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: 1738

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1592