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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/
  • Nov 27

    BRING A TOY

    BRING A TOY
    We Give Thanks The Lex Club has plenty to be thankful for in 2014. But we are most thankful for you! Thank you for all the petitions you gathered, palm cards you handed out, fundraisers you contributed to, events you attended, happy…
  • Nov 27

    THINKING OF THOSE WITH LESS

    THINKING OF THOSE WITH LESS
    Dear Lucas, On this special day, I want to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. Today, we give thanks for all we have while keeping in mind those who have a little less. I am grateful to have your support and for…
  • Nov 27

    THE BARBERS ARE HAPPY

    THE BARBERS ARE HAPPY
    Dear Lucas, Every year at Thanksgiving we pause to reflect on all that we are grateful for. I am grateful for my family, my wife Nancy who has been my rock throughout our time together, my two strong and independent daughters, Jenny…
Rank this Week: 7

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Nov 26

    Hallowed Ground: Wrigley Field Undergoes Renovation

    Hallowed Ground: Wrigley Field Undergoes Renovation
    I am a lifelong Cubs fan. And for me, there are few more hallowed parcels of real estate anywhere than Wrigley Field. But if you’ve been there — and if you haven’t you definitely need to include Wrigley on your ……
  • Nov 25

    US Supreme Court to Decide EPA’s Authority to Regulate Mercury Pollution from Electric Power Plant

    US Supreme Court to Decide EPA’s Authority to Regulate Mercury Pollution from Electric Power Plant
    In its recent conference, the US Supreme Court agreed to rule on the EPA’s authority to regulate mercury pollution from electric power plants. This case continues the recent pattern of the SCOTUS’ willingness to hear challenges to…
  • Nov 24

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate
    The EPA will delay the final rule for renewable fuel standards related to blending requirements for ethanol and other biofuels. The White House Office of Management and Budget did not meet the 90-day requirement for the EPA’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 8

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 27

    Did Private Property Save the Pilgrims?

    Did Private Property Save the Pilgrims?
    In honor of the holiday, we usually post an article about how private property saved the pilgrims. Benjamin Powell, an economist at Suffolk, gives a good version of the story here. You can find the same tale on any number...
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
Rank this Week: 256

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Nov 26

    HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedure

    HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedure
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a lengthy opinion in a case we've been following, DW Aina Lea Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Lea, LLC, No. SCAP-13-0000091 (Nov. 25, 2014). The litigation is a series of two lawsuits that originated in…
  • Nov 26

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"
    Check out this story from today's Greensboro/Winston-Salem (NC) News-Record, "DOT's long road to nowhere angers property owners" about the practice in North Carolina of using "protected corridors" to designate property under the state's…
  • Nov 25

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue
    The use of eminent domain for energy transmission corridors has become a hot topic lately. See, for example, the following posts: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Is Common Carrier With Eminent Domain Power Private Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain…
Rank this Week: 267

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Nov 25

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 6, And miles to go before I sleep

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 6, And miles to go before I sleep
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Finally, in the story of the potential 298 apartments in Belmont, 60 of them affordable (at no cost to the Town of Belmont, mind…
  • Nov 24

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 5, But I have promises to keep

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 5, But I have promises to keep
    [Continued from Friday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, with four parts of this story completed, the opponents of a private owner’s development of its own property (consistent…
  • Nov 21

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post on the saga of a site’s (so far non-) development ended with Massachusetts State Senator Will Brownsberger…
Rank this Week: 385

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 27

    On the naughty step. What Brad did next

    On the naughty step. What Brad did next
    Readers with a mid to long term memory might recall 'lawontheweb', which featured in a naughty step post (and indeed a Guardian article) in 2012. Behind lawonetheweb was Brad Askew. Despite my best attempts at the time, Brad didn't respond to…
  • Nov 27

    Stop Retaliating!

    Stop Retaliating!
    The Tenancies Reform Bill has now been formally published following its second reading. The Bill has changed substantially from the original version that was put forward by Sarah Teather MP and drafted by Shelter. We commented on the Bill…
  • Nov 25

    Southwark: Not appealing

    Southwark: Not appealing
    It is not unknown for losing parties in a case to not be happy, indeed very upset. There are two basic options. To shut up and put up with it, or appeal. Rather unusually, faced with one of the most coruscating High Court judgments I can…
Rank this Week: 434

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/
  • Nov 25

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375
    In 2008, California enacted the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, typically referred to as SB 375. SB 375 required regional planning agencies to draft plans that would, in effect, reduce GHG emissions by linking land use and…
  • Nov 25

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law
    The following is a guest post from John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor and Counsel to the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. One of the clinical activities of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School...
  • Nov 24

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment
    This post is part of a series based upon my experience as a planning commissioner. Last month, I was reviewing staff reports in preparation for a planning commisson hearing and saw something I'd never seen before: buried in a public...
Rank this Week: 429

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: 433

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 532

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: 570

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice
    Ruling Hurts Condominium Associations’ Collection Efforts The Massachusetts Condominium Act gives condominium associations the ability to file a “super-lien” for unpaid monthly condominium fees, six months of which is…
  • Nov 12

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure
    Distressed Homeowners Take Another Hit In another court ruling against embattled homeowners facing foreclosure, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a defective 150 day cure notice is not a valid defense to a foreclosure sale. The…
  • Nov 9

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
    Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Nov 24

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?
    With the Thanksgiving holiday only a few days away, we’ve been hearing news stories about which stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and which will remain closed. Every year there seems to be contest as to which stores can get the…
  • Nov 16

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?
    New IRS Regulations Detail Standards on How to Categorize Property RepairsReprinted from the November 2014 edition of Smart Business Cleveland with permission from Smart Business (www.sbnonline.com) and Skoda Minotti…
  • Nov 10

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court
    On September 26, 2014, in Hupp v. Beck, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Ohio overturned the trial court’s decision that certain oil and gas leases in Monroe County, Ohio between landowners and Beck Energy Corporation (Beck) were…
Rank this Week: 614

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    A Thanksgiving to God, for His House

    A Thanksgiving to God, for His House
    Lord, Thou hast given me a cellWherein to dwell,A little house, whose humble roofIs weather-proof:Under the spars of which I lieBoth soft, and dry;Where Thou my chamber for to wardHast set a guardOf harmless thoughts, to watch and keepMe,…
  • Nov 26

    ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case

    ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case
    Today the Illinois Supreme Court posted twenty-eight pages of its recent dispositions of requests made by losing parties for leave to appeal their decision to that Court. On page twelve, at the very top, appears this brief notation:No. 118186…
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
Rank this Week: 691

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

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

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

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

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 685

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 26

    Have Your Assessments Increased?

    Have Your Assessments Increased?
    It’s that time of year again when Boards are planning for the New Year. If your Association has increased (or even decreased) its annual assessment fees for 2015, it is important that the Association follow its governing documents when…
  • Nov 25

    Molly Foley-Healy Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyer

    Molly Foley-Healy Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyer
    The law firm of Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is proud to announce that Molly Foley-Healy has been admitted to the College of Community Association lawyers. Molly is now one of fewer than 150 lawyers nationwide to be admitted to…
  • Nov 21

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)
    My household includes a Grinch and a Clark Griswold.  "Clark' wants to put up holiday decorations last weekend.  "The Grinch" thinks holiday decorations are overly-expensive cat toys to be avoided at all costs.  The Grinch…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
Rank this Week: 706

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: 822

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 900

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/
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
Rank this Week: 944

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 937

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb
    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now outThe first piece of investment advice I received was when I turned 18. My father told me that I must invest a third of my savings in property, another third in equity and the remaining third in cash.This…
  • Nov 3

    The folly of holding on for too long

    The folly of holding on for too long
    The folly of holding on for too longThe price only rises so far.  A wise investor once said: we all make mistakes when it comes to investing. Being wrong is not the problem, but staying wrong is.I have been living on the Dainfern Golf…
  • Nov 3

    Affordable housing construction lag

    Affordable housing construction lag
    Affordable housing construction lagsThe lack of suitable affordable housing stock continues to bedevil the banking sector's ability to increase primary market end user finance, according to FNB chief executive Jacques Cilliers.“Unless we…
Rank this Week: 971

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/
Rank this Week: 1092

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: 1085

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/
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
Rank this Week: 1135

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 1193

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/
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    Water, Water, Everywhere
    Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically purchase an…
  • Sep 16

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
Rank this Week: 1259

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1269

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 1271

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1394

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: 1415

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1387

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1426

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
  • Oct 24

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice
    (photo from nydailynews.com)   New York Daily News writer Stephen Rex Brown (October 23, 2014 edition) told the story of Jeff Deskovic and the incredible award he obtained.  It was the largest verdict in U.S. history at $41.6…
  • Oct 23

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case
    The Court in Burbar v. Inc. Vill. of Garden City,961 F. Supp. 2d 462,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117029,2013 WL 4427810(E.D.N.Y.2013) made a very important distinction when deciding the Defendant’s motion to dismiss.  After analyzing the…
  • Oct 22

    Familial Exception to Eviction

    Familial Exception to Eviction
    A very interesting decision was issued by Judge Eric Bjorneby, J.D.C. in Kakwani v Kakwani,40 Misc. 3d 627,967 N.Y.S.2d 827,2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2555,2013 NY Slip Op 23200,2013 WL 3155372(N.Y. Dist. Ct.2013).  This eviction action…
Rank this Week: 1375

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1343

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/
  • Nov 25

    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase

    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase
    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Avison Young, Inc. recently expanded its U.S. reach when it announced last week that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Miami-based commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm…
  • Nov 24

    MIA Expansion Indicative of City’s Economic Growth

    MIA Expansion Indicative of City’s Economic Growth
    For signs of economic growth in Miami, look no further than Miami International Airport, or as Miamians call it, “MIA.”  In the past couple of years, MIA has experienced incredible growth. It is recognized as the number…
  • Nov 17

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World
    While 2014 Has Seen Miami Emerge as a Growing Technology Hub, the Year Has Also Highlighted Significant Risks that Technology Poses for Businesses of all Types Technology continues to be a hot industry throughout the world and particularly in…
Rank this Week: 1443

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

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

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

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

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

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

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 1493

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

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

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard
    Residential cost of energy in Hawaii is nearly 200 percent over the national average--over 200 percent for natural gas.An overwhelming majority of energy in Hawaii is produced from imported fossil fuels (e.g., petroleum and coal).Hawaii's…
  • Oct 12

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Blackburn’s sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni) is Hawaii’s largest native insect, with a wing span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters).…
  • Aug 8

    Hurricane Iselle

    Hurricane Iselle
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Rank this Week: 1477

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/
  • Nov 26

    Can A Person Convicted Of DWI In Cleveland Still Own A Firearm?

    Can A Person Convicted Of DWI In Cleveland Still Own A Firearm?
    As experienced Buffalo DWI attorneys, we understand that there are many ways a conviction for drinking and driving may impact a client’s life aside from any court-ordered sentence. Driving While Intoxicated is considered a crime in New…
  • Nov 26

    In Cleveland, What’s The Impact Of A DWI Arrest On A Professional License?

    In Cleveland, What’s The Impact Of A DWI Arrest On A Professional License?
    Any Buffalo driver arrested for Driving While Intoxicated will find that there are many potential penalties following a conviction in addition to the sentence imposed by the court. For individuals who hold a professional license – such…
  • Nov 26

    How Long After A Cleveland DWI Stop Can The Police Administer A Breath Test?

    How Long After A Cleveland DWI Stop Can The Police Administer A Breath Test?
    The breath test score is often the most damaging piece of evidence in a Buffalo DWI case. To prove a driver is guilty of Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Greater or Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated per se (which requires a…
Rank this Week: 1641

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/
  • Nov 25

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho
    The Bureau of Land Management has decided to cancel a planned hunt for wolves, coyotes and other species on about 3 million acres in Idaho. The permit for the so-called “predator derby” would have allowed three days of hunting…
  • Nov 25

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’
    The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to designate critical habitat for the New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon (Delaware Riverkeeper Network…
  • Nov 21

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule
    Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths (CBD press release) ESA lawsuit takes on #USFWS, #NMFS over #USEPA cooling water intake rule #seaturtles http://t.co/dgmZwH7Lca CBD press release — Steve Davies (@ESWR_Update) November 21,…
Rank this Week: 1625

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1607

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Nov 13

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?
    HOORAY – I am able to get back into this blog!! So let’s tackle an important subject. LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY? Let’s get it straight for the many people out there who have sent…
  • Sep 21

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!
    Board, have any of you this problem on your plate – a “mature” owner comes to you and complaints about children playing in the street in your HOA? And/or the parents come to you because the neighbor is complaining about the…
  • Sep 3

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…
    Boy, a lot of people generate a lot of work and energy promoting and opposing bills in Sacramento. I have a lot of respect for the groups that are working to protect HOAs and to try and minimize costs for Associations where possible, and am…
Rank this Week: 1597

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 1624

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1662