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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/
Rank this Week: 7

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 140

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker
    It turns out that the nasty shootout between two motorcycle gangs in Texas may have it's origin in a dispute over who controls certain "bottom rockers." From an interview with a DEA agent: What caused this shootout in Waco is...
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 196

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/
Rank this Week: 272

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Month in Review: April, 2015

    Month in Review: April, 2015
    By: David A. Smith “The site is now known as the Great Blue Island Swamp.” – R. A. Lafferty, “What’s the Name of that Town?”, 1964 R. A. Lafferty In 1964, the mad genius of science fiction R. A. Lafferty…
  • May 21

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning…
  • May 20

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode…
Rank this Week: 305

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 23

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast

    Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast
    In a speech timed to hide the release of the latest figures on net migration, the Prime Minister made an assortment of announcements on forthcoming policies. The part that concern us here, went as follows: There are other ways we can identify…
  • May 21

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut
    Haile v Waltham Forest LBC [2015] UKSC 34 is the second of the triptych of cases which are before the UKSC (We have yet to have the outcome of the third one, the eligibility appeals in Samin/Mirga).  The first, Johnson/Hotak/Kanu,…
  • May 19

    Two Job Ad

    Two Job Ad
    Two job ads Lester Morrill Solicitors Assistant Solicitor, 2-4 PQE, with expertise in Housing Law to conduct a mixed caseload of Legal Aid and privately funded work within the firm’s Social Welfare Law department. Caseload includes work…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 330

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 393

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/
Rank this Week: 464

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: 469

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 20

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30
    I am honored to be one of four fantastic speakers at the Massachusetts Rental Housing Association (MRHA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Saturday, May 30, 9AM-1PM at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. My presentation…
  • May 7

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again
    State House Hearing Set For May 12, 1pm, Joint Committee for Judiciary Hearing Room A-2  For the last decade, Massachusetts landlords have been lobbying for a tenant rent escrow bill which would prevent tenants from using the infamous…
  • May 4

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!

    Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!
    Like Superman, A Use and Occupancy Agreement Can Save the Day, But Be Aware of the Risks! Tom and Mary Ryan, and their two little kids, Abigail and Jake, are relocating from California to the Boston area so Tom can take a job with a local…
Rank this Week: 519

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/
  • May 17

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”
    Not paying taxes that are legally owed is often referred to as “tax evasion”, and has been, is and will always be illegal. Reducing one’s tax burden, legally, however, by taking advantage of applicable exemptions,…
  • May 11

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement
    When improvements abut property lines, landowners will inevitably encroach on the neighboring property when maintaining and repairing their own property.  Of course a landowner can always just ask for permission to have equipment,…
  • May 4

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property
    The purchase and sale of real property that is leased by one or more tenants presents a number of issues worth thinking about and planning for, before you “sign on the dotted line”. Usually, rental property is worth a premium…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
Rank this Week: 564

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May
    All the posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog with some extra reading for you over the bank holiday The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 May appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • May 22

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale

    Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wale
    Professor Partington discussing housing law reform, the Welsh legislation and the Renting Homes project at the Commission which he lead in 2001-6 The post Professor Martin Partington at the Landlord Law Conference 2015 Wales appeared first on…
  • May 21

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205
    Ben's sense of social justice is awakened by reading Owen Jones book “The Establishment and how they get away with” The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #205 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 579

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: 601

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: 687

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: 746

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: 779

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: 777

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: 812

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/
  • May 16

    Legal Costs, Litigation Expenses and Eminent Domain

    Legal Costs, Litigation Expenses and Eminent Domain
    Governments and private entities acquiring property often have the problem of spending more than is necessary to acquire property. One may just think a position is “right” creating a need to fight because it is a matter of…
  • May 15

    How Do You Treat Farmers Fairly?

    How Do You Treat Farmers Fairly?
    In many jurisdictions, the farmers are considered the guys with the bucks. Clearly, many farmers have done well over the last ten years. Hopefully, some of this money has been kept “at home” and has not been moved out of the local…
  • May 8

    Title Disputes In Eminent Domain

    Title Disputes In Eminent Domain
    The St. Louis Public Radio article discussing the dispute over who owns the “McKee parcels” is a prime example of how an eminent domain statute is to work when title disputes exist. Almost every State has a procedure in which all…
Rank this Week: 904

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within

    The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within
    In my previous post, I detailed the sordid story by which the Episcopal Church (USA) has gotten into the debt collection business. Refugees designated to migrate to the United States are advanced travel money by an arm of the U.S. State…
  • Apr 23

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector
    The Episcopal Church (USA) has two primary sources of income: according to its latest audited financial statements for the calendar year 2013, it received a little over $27 million from its member dioceses, and it received half as much again,…
  • Apr 16

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
Rank this Week: 902

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: 912

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: 933

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
  • Oct 30

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!
    If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code §…
Rank this Week: 984

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/
  • May 22

    Today’s retweet

    Today’s retweet
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper takes steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse - http://t.co/5pSSL3eDkx — SageGrouseInitiative (@SageGrouseInit) May 22, 2015 Here is Senate Energy and Water appropriations report…
  • May 22

    WOTUS on the way? “In the coming days,” New York Times report

    WOTUS on the way? “In the coming days,” New York Times report
    The Gray Lady, as she is sometimes known, has an article today predicting an announcement of the controversial "waters of the U.S." rule from the Obama Administration "in the coming days." Coral Davenport of the Times reports that the…
  • May 19

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa
    The Fish and Wildlife Service cannot enforce a rule prohibiting the interstate shipment of reticulated pythons or green anacondas, unless the destination is Florida or Texas, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday (U.S. Ass'n of Reptile Keepers…
Rank this Week: 1111

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • May 21

    Emergency Rules Addressing Provisional and Apprentice License

    Emergency Rules Addressing Provisional and Apprentice License
      Since House Bill 1343, the manager licensure clean-up bill, has been signed into Law, the Division of Real Estate has published Emergency Rules which relate in part to obtaining a Provisional License and Apprentice…
  • May 21

    Licensure for Managers Employed by Common Interest Communities: Clearing Up the Confusion

    Licensure for Managers Employed by Common Interest Communities: Clearing Up the Confusion
    There has been a lot of confusion pertaining to the licensure of community association managers who are employed directly by a common interest community in Colorado.  There have also been questions about whether…
  • May 21

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Signed Into Law!

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Signed Into Law!
    It's official - Governor Hickenlooper has signed House Bill 1343 ("HB 1343") into law!  Now that this important manager licensure clean-up bill has been signed into law, we expect the Colorado Division of Real Estate to immediately…
Rank this Week: 1104

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • May 21

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation
    Seeing marriage in their future, Andrew and Kent decided to buy a house together. They found a property that needed some renovations, but would generate rental income through a separate apartment. Andrew and Kent split the down payment and…
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property
    Hughes­Reddick v. Hughes, 15299/13, NYLJ 1202723952829, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided April 15, 2015). A mortgage company has suffered a set back in action brought by plaintiff to partition properties and unencumber her share from mortgages.…
  • May 7

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase
    A buyer entered into a contract to purchase a penthouse apartment from defendants for $27.5 million and paid a deposit of $2.75 million. The parties intended to close after obtaining the cooperative corporation’s board of…
Rank this Week: 1112

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision
    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision - MoneywebLawyers bringing the class action application on behalf of the 18 000-odd investors in Highveld Syndications 15 to 22, the property syndication companies promoted…
  • Mar 17

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD
    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD - MoneywebMaxwell Office Park, WaterfallAttacq Limited’s Waterfall City, a 240-hectare development sandwiched between Sandton and Midrand, is on track to be…
  • Mar 11

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash
    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash - MoneywebNearly eight years ago, green building was considered ‘the right thing to do’, but more developers and building owners now view it as an economic necessity.This is according to…
Rank this Week: 1141

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
Rank this Week: 1132

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • May 8

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?

    Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?
    Miami may soon join the ranks of other major U.S. metropolises boasting innovative urban trail projects that have transformed neighborhoods and ignited a firestorm of private investment. The Underline, a proposed development catalyzed by the…
  • May 1

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier

    Miami: The Next Global Frontier
    Miami’s second annual eMerge Americas Conference marks another milestone in the city cementing itself as a hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs. In the last 18 months, Miami has established and cemented many of the key…
  • Apr 30

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America

    Get Charged with Bilzin Sumberg at eMerge America
    Bilzin Sumberg invites you to visit our booth at the eMerge Americas Conference on May 1-5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More than 10,000 attendees are expected to engage in networking events and interactive sessions which will serve…
Rank this Week: 1218

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
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
  • May 1

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court
    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court Standing is an affirmative defense that finds its way into many Answers in Landlord Tenant Court.  Standing refers to the right of the petitioner/landlord to bring the case in the first place.  The…
Rank this Week: 1263

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • May 6

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!
    Clotheslines – Don’t Get in a Bind About Them Clotheslines are becoming a big issue in HOAs (this I perceived 3 years ago when I first wrote this blog). Many
  • Apr 24

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
  • Apr 6

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?
    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up? Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new…
Rank this Week: 1327

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 1256

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 1308

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: 1306

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: 1351

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 17

    The Urge To Merge: What Happens To My Bargained-For Protections After The Closing?

    The Urge To Merge: What Happens To My Bargained-For Protections After The Closing?
    PrintRuminations has explored the thorny area of integration clauses and the limits of the parol evidence rule in the context of contracts. [If you don’t believe us, click HERE or HERE or HERE to see if we’re fibbing.] We…
  • May 10

    Structural Damage Revisited And A Global Lesson

    Structural Damage Revisited And A Global Lesson
    PrintOne of Ruminations’ most popular blog postings explored what distinguishes a structural repair from one that is non-structural. In doing so, it pointed out that not every component of a structure is a structural element or a…
  • May 3

    Security Deposits – Fugetaboutit (From A Tenant’s Perspective)

    Security Deposits – Fugetaboutit (From A Tenant’s Perspective)
    PrintA tenant derives no particular benefit from posting a security deposit other than its use as a means to conclude lease negotiations. A security deposit is merely part of that package of rights and duties we call a lease. Every single…
Rank this Week: 1399

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/
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
Rank this Week: 1424

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1436

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: 1398

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1404

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • May 22

    Are Your Governing Documents Working For You?

    Are Your Governing Documents Working For You?
    Or against you?  If your community association's documents are several years old, it might be time to re-examine them and determine if they're more harm than good.  In this video, you can watch Trish Harris describe her Top 5 List…
  • May 21

    HB 15-1343 (a/k/a The Manager License Clean-Up Bill) is Now the Law!

    HB 15-1343 (a/k/a The Manager License Clean-Up Bill) is Now the Law!
    House Bill 15-1343 which was introduced to clean up and clarify certain provisions of the manager license requirements, was signed by Governor Hickenlooper making the Bill an official law!  As a quick recap, the Bill made the following…
  • May 21

    DORA Adopts Emergency Rules Related to Community Association Manager Licensing

    DORA Adopts Emergency Rules Related to Community Association Manager Licensing
    As a result of HB 15-1343, DORA has published emergency rules effective today.  These rules modify the prior rules to deal with the details of HB15-1343.  Specifically, they set the process to obtain an apprentice license or a…
Rank this Week: 1521

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 21

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?

    Where Will You Be Driving This Memorial Day Weekend?
    After another harsh winter in New York, many of us are looking forward to getting away this Memorial Day weekend. Those of us who are driving may have acquired the vehicle from an estate. This post will address estate issues as they…
  • May 14

    "Time of the Essence" Closing Dates in New York State

    "Time of the Essence" Closing Dates in New York State
    Parties to real estate transactions often ask us whether it is appropriate to include a time of the essence clause in their real estate contract. A time of the essence clause provides that if the parties do not close on the specified date,…
  • May 8

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law

    Employment Issues as Related to New York State Religious Corporation Law
    Our firm is often retained to represent parties relating to their employment at religious institutions. Such employment refers to, among other persons, the clergy, whether it is a Rabbi or Cantor at a Synagogue, a Minister or Reverend at a…
Rank this Week: 1589

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/
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
  • May 7

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
  • May 7

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today
    The 28th session of the Hawaii state legislature ends today, sine die.  Photo SourceBut do not despair, the same cast—some in new roles—will be back next year for the Opening Day of the 2016 Session on January 20,…
Rank this Week: 1535