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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/
  • Apr 30

    ATTEND THE GRACIE BOOK CLUB

    ATTEND THE GRACIE BOOK CLUB
    Gracie Mansion Conservancy Launches Ticket Giveaway for First Gracie Book Club Discussion on May 17th NEW YORK—The Gracie Mansion Conservancy has launched the ticket giveaway for the first discussion of the new Gracie Book…
  • Apr 30

    DON'T LET THE BIRTHDAY BOY DOWN

    DON'T LET THE BIRTHDAY BOY DOWN
    It's that time of year again! We're getting ready for Ruben's Birthday! Will you help us celebrate? We're throwing this year's Birthday Bash at the beautiful Split Rock Golf Course in The Bronx. You won't want to miss it! What: Borough…
  • Apr 30

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK
    We are sorry to share the news of the passing of Bob Sack, of Salenger Sack Kimmel & Bavaro. The funeral will take place on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Gutterman’s, located at 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797. Bob…
Rank this Week: 6

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
  • Apr 24

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract
    Chris Odinet (Southern) has posted The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract (SMU Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The standard residential mortgage contract is due for a reappraisal. The goals of…
  • Apr 24

    2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference: Sept 30-Oct 1

    2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference: Sept 30-Oct 1
    Please see the attached call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this fall! Friday and Saturday,...
Rank this Week: 156

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: 218

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 238

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Not thinking things through – miscellany

    Not thinking things through – miscellany
    Assorted bits on the theme of acting hastily and not thinking things through… Exhibit 1. The Housing and Planning Bill. This evening, it completed third reading in the House of Lords and heads back to the Commons. While there will no…
  • Apr 27

    Job Ads – Essex and London

    Job Ads – Essex and London
    Shelter Solicitor £28,471-£34,296 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Colchester Closing date: 8 May 2016 (Midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished Solicitor or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal…
  • Apr 26

    You’ve lost that loving Ealing. (Sorry)

    You’ve lost that loving Ealing. (Sorry)
    H & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Ealing London Borough Council [2016] EWHC 841 (Admin) Ealing’s allocation policy has already had lawfulness problems, compounded by Ealing’s unlawful refusal to do anything about that…
Rank this Week: 271

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
  • Apr 20

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.
    GLENWOOD MASON SUPPLY CO INC v FRANTELLIZZIIn an action filed by attorney Peter Moulinos, Esq., on behalf of Glenwood Mason Supply Co., Inc., Plaintiff sought to recover monies against a corporate defendant for the delivery of materials. The…
  • Feb 22

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta
    New legislation through the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (hereinafter “PATH Act” or “the Act”) has affected the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”). The questions posed…
  • Jan 31

    New York Co-op and Condominium Boards Continue to Enjoy Judicial Deference

    New York Co-op and Condominium Boards Continue to Enjoy Judicial Deference
    Many real estate attorneys and lawyers still discuss the decision of Levandusky v. One Fifth Avenue Apartment Corp. In that action, the New York Court of Appeals decided over 25 years ago that co-op and condominium boards…
Rank this Week: 290

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
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
  • Apr 25

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?
    When is a personal representative bound to arbitrate claims against a nursing home? The answer depends on the nature of the claim, as illustrated in a recent case. Here’s what happened in Monschke v Timber Ridge Assisted Living, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 377

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/
  • Apr 28

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule
    Landlords Cry Foul Over Ruling In a ruling which reaffirms Massachusetts’ place as one of the most landlord-unfriendly jurisdictions in the country, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a landlord’s minor security…
  • Apr 5

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction
    Gov. Baker Earmarks $1M for Expansion The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a reality remains a question…
  • Mar 31

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC
    Drummer Boy Homes Association, Inc. v. Britton In a long awaited ruling pitting condominium associations against mortgage lenders backed by the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the so-called…
Rank this Week: 367

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 28

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith     Yesterday’s Part 1 on Greece’s Sisyphean labors of creating a proper land cadaster, the better to privatize state-owned assets, revealed that…
  • Apr 27

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed
    By: David A. Smith   To understand what he thinks, you must understand how he is wired   While Europe’s chattering classes concern themselves with this year’s Euro-bad-boy (Britain) who might actually think itself…
  • Apr 26

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform

    A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in previous parts of this post, if Chongqing’s ongoing experiment in urban economic…
Rank this Week: 395

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 29

    2016 Florida Legislative Wrap-Up Presented by ULI SW Florida, REIS and FPZA

    2016 Florida Legislative Wrap-Up Presented by ULI SW Florida, REIS and FPZA
    On April 21, 2016, Southwest Florida’s state legislators presented a “Legislative Wrap-Up” at the Cohen Center of Florida Gulf Coast University. This year’s event was well attended and presented for the first time as a…
  • Apr 28

    Buyers and Sellers Beware: Association Approval Requirements May Delay Closing

    Buyers and Sellers Beware: Association Approval Requirements May Delay Closing
    Selling or buying a home within an association may not be as simple as buyer offers and seller accepts. In Florida, condominium and homeowners’ associations may require potential buyers to submit an application to the association before…
  • Apr 26

    Can an Association Collect Assessments Once a Homeowner Files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can an Association Collect Assessments Once a Homeowner Files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    This question comes up a lot from our association clients, who are often unsure about how to proceed, for fear of violating the automatic stay. Many associations know they should refrain from seeking collection efforts against homeowners for…
Rank this Week: 452

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • May 1

    Land-use law articles posted to SSRN in April

    Land-use law articles posted to SSRN in April
    The spring brings the fruits of an academic year's research, and that is evident in the number of articles posted to the SSRN Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal in April. Here are the articles from April, listed...
  • Apr 30

    Why do we give away housing vouchers with a lottery?

    Why do we give away housing vouchers with a lottery?
    This episode of Planet Money provides a surprisingly succinct and detailed introduction to the history of housing policy. Worth a listen!
  • Apr 28

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic
    From Michael T. Roberts: I am happy to report that thanks to funding we have recently received, the UCLA Resnick Program is launching a Food Law and Policy Clinic during the 2016-17 academic year. The clinic's programmatic mission will be...
Rank this Week: 543

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 532

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 25 April

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 25 April
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All the posts from the past week from the Landlord Law Blog and some extra reading for you over this Bank Holiday weekend The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 25 April appeared first on The Landlord Law…
  • Apr 28

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #250

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #250
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis learns of landlords being given curfews…) Regular readers will know that despite spending 25 years prosecuting landlords under the Protection from Eviction Act, I have become more…
  • Apr 28

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 13 – Waste or Neglect

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 13 – Waste or Neglect
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is the wording of the ground “The condition of the dwelling-house or any of the common parts has deteriorated owing to acts of waste by, or the neglect or default of, the tenant or any other…
Rank this Week: 617

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
Rank this Week: 552

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: 606

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: 558

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: 613

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/
  • Apr 29

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    You have obtained a Judgment, but how do you collect? The post Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 22

    Residential Mortgage Fraud

    Residential Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud, what you need to know. The post Residential Mortgage Fraud appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 15

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?
    Is a Will or a Trust better for me? The post Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 689

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/
  • Apr 27

    In Memoriam: William G. Sipple

    In Memoriam: William G. Sipple
    27 April 2016 In Memoriam: William G. Sipple All of us in the hospitality industry will miss the warm smile, good humor and practical insights of our colleague, Bill Sipple, who left us too soon. I am proud to have counted Bill as a good and…
  • Mar 29

    Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angele

    Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angele
    Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angeles Getting to the winner’s circle – marathon, sprint or obstacle course? LOS ANGELES –  The 26th annual…
  • Feb 23

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer update: Lawmakers consider steps to limit abusive ADA lawsuit

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer update: Lawmakers consider steps to limit abusive ADA lawsuit
    23 February 2016 As the number of ADA lawsuits continues to explode, both Federal and California lawmakers are considering steps to limit abusive ADA lawsuits. Here is an update on these positive developments from my partner, Marty Orlick,…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • Apr 25

    Don’t Let Deposits Spoil the Deal

    Don’t Let Deposits Spoil the Deal
    A recent case acted as a reminder of the risk inherent in taking a contractual deposit which is greater than the market norm. That case involved penalties for overstaying permitted parking times and re-confirmed the contract law principle…
  • Apr 21

    (US) For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rule

    (US) For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rule
    Starting July 1, 2016 Virginia local governments must, in reviewing a residential rezoning or concept plan amendment, determine whether a requested land use exaction addresses an impact that is “specifically attributable” to the…
  • Apr 8

    The sky’s the limit…

    The sky’s the limit…
    What would you do if your property development business; had obtained planning permission to construct a 62 storey tower comprising 200,714 sq.m; had secured funding in principle to commencement the development; BUT the proposed development…
Rank this Week: 662

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
Rank this Week: 691

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
  • Oct 20

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie
    As reported by DeWayne Sheaffer, President of NEA’s National Council for Higher Education, this past summer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listened to the voices of more than 30,000 frustrated Americans, including…
Rank this Week: 700

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: 650

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: 735

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 848

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 6

    New Client: Mallorca Condominium Association

    New Client: Mallorca Condominium Association
    We are proud to announce that Mallorca Condominium Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Mallorca is an exclusive private guard gated community located in the city of Mission…
  • Mar 30

    Sober Living Homes in your HOA?

    Sober Living Homes in your HOA?
    *Asked & Answered Asked – We have seen several sober living homes surface within our community. What can our HOA do to prohibit these facilities? Aren’t they businesses which violate the commercial use restrictions in our…
  • Mar 21

    New Client: The Orchards Condominium Association

    New Client: The Orchards Condominium Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Condominium Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Upland, The Orchards presents two brand new neighborhoods by William Lyon…
Rank this Week: 852

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
  • Mar 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
  • Mar 13

    Long Island DWI Crash

    Long Island DWI Crash
    (Image Courtesy of Newsday) Long Island DWI Crash A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver.  The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter.  The…
  • Mar 12

    Wrongful Eviction Action

    Wrongful Eviction Action
    A wrongful eviction is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was…
Rank this Week: 818

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/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 829

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015
    I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Now that the holidays are behind us it is time to get back to work : )  Toward that end, the AASEW has announced the details of its 11th Landlord Boot Camp. Landlording can be pretty…
  • Jan 12

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court
    An important eviction case heard by the WI Supreme Court Attorney Heiner Giese on behalf of the Apartment Association filed an Amicus brief with the WI Supreme Court supporting the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority in their case against…
  • Nov 3

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant
    Those of you that have attended my seminars or read prior blog posts of mine are well aware that in my opinion screening prospective tenants is the single most important part of landlording. These sentiments apply to commercial tenants as…
Rank this Week: 922

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: 823

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce
    You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage. Share:…
  • Apr 19

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
      Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2016/29a15.pdfShare:…
  • Mar 17

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?
    On February 26, 2016, a coworker shot seventeen employees at a Kansas factory, three of whom were killed. While this was a high profile active shooting, unfortunately, it is not the only such workplace shooting.  As investigators piece…
Rank this Week: 956

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1080

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 1035

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/
Rank this Week: 1012

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

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

http://styronblog.com/
Rank this Week: 997

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
Rank this Week: 958

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: 984

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 994

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 957

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 1

    It Isn’t A Quiz Show Choice, “Ordinance Or Law.” So, What Is It?

    It Isn’t A Quiz Show Choice, “Ordinance Or Law.” So, What Is It?
    PrintRiding on our success with an insurance discussion last week about the meaning and implications of having someone’s insurance coverage be “primary and noncontributory,” we thought we’d risk a similar topic this…
  • Apr 24

    Here Is A Primer On “Primary And Noncontributory”

    Here Is A Primer On “Primary And Noncontributory”
    PrintMany of us who “do” agreements, such as a lease, were seemingly trained by Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, “remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay (in which he was victorious) usually paraphrased as…
  • Apr 17

    Edward Snowden Can Help You Negotiate Your Agreement

    Edward Snowden Can Help You Negotiate Your Agreement
    PrintWe’ve promised this before, but have yet to deliver. This time, we’ll keep our promise. Today’s blog posting will be short. Yes, short, but not unimportant. (Yes, short by Ruminations standards, only by those…
Rank this Week: 1272

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 1362

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1284

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 14

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit
    Jessica gave a 20-day notice and then on August 27 vacated the house she had been renting.  Jessica did not turn in her keys until September 3—in part because of the Labor Day holiday—but the landlord had access to the rental…
  • Mar 14

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision
    A Seattle residential landlord may evict a tenant only for just cause. Just cause is defined by Seattle ordinance. Landlord intends to occupy the rental unit. If the landlord or member of the landlord’s immediate family wishes to…
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
Rank this Week: 1230