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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/
  • Feb 6

    NO TOLERANCE FOR GENITAL MUTILATION

    NO TOLERANCE FOR GENITAL MUTILATION
    ICE, FBI recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation WASHINGTON — Feb. 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. U.S.…
  • Feb 6

    CO-OP LIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    CO-OP LIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
    Ask Real Estate By RONDA KAYSEN A Well-Connected Tenant I live in a co-op building with some rent-regulated tenants. One of them happens to work for a city agency that deals with housing. He routinely uses his position to file…
  • Feb 5

    LOOKING FOR ZAK THE BAKER

    LOOKING FOR ZAK THE BAKER
    Where's Zak? There he is! @ Zak The Baker (Miami)
Rank this Week: 6

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 202

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: 297

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/
  • Feb 5

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music
    <a href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london" data-mce-href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london">kelo v new london by Swamp…
  • Feb 5

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked
    Here's a decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, similar to a recent case from the Oregon Supreme Court involving highway improvements which cut off existing access. The issue in Hoffer Properties, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation,…
  • Feb 3

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference
    We've posted a lot lately reporting on the 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, recently held in Austin. We have a couple of more posts for you before we turn to other things. Here is the first, a run-down of…
Rank this Week: 306

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 5

    Find a new place to dwell

    Find a new place to dwell
    Or spousal rights after notice to quit served by joint tenant. Derwent Housing Association Limited v Taylor,  Court of Appeal (Civ Div) 19 January 2016 (unreported as far as I can see, apart from this note by Shoosmiths, for which…
  • Feb 4

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
  • Feb 4

    Job Ad – Norwich

    Job Ad – Norwich
    Shelter – Norwich Solicitor £28,471-£34,296 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Norwich Closing date: 14 February 2016 (Midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished housing solicitor or equivalent to…
Rank this Week: 327

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: 351

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #238

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #238
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Bens mind is running on war this week, thinking about the end of the phony war, shells and crime in Bel Air and the battle between rich and mega-rich. Plus a recipe for crab soup ... The post Ben Reeve…
  • Feb 4

    Tessa’s tenancy agreements – letting to tenants with pet

    Tessa’s tenancy agreements – letting to tenants with pet
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Advice to landlords renting properties to tenants with pets, and how to deal with amending your tenancy agreement to provide for this The post Tessa’s tenancy agreements – letting to tenants with…
  • Feb 3

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 2 – where the mortgagee is entitled to sell

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 2 – where the mortgagee is entitled to sell
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: In our Grounds for Eviction series, Ben Reeve Lewis takes a look at ground 2 which is the mortgagee ground The post Grounds for Eviction: Ground 2 – where the mortgagee is entitled to sell appeared…
Rank this Week: 427

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/
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction
    The “general rule with regard to determining value of real property (in order to calculate real estate taxes) is that the purchase price at a recent (within 3 years) “arms length sale” of the property between a willing buyer…
  • Jan 25

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage
    The following article was prepared by Alex Jones, Law Clerk for Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP.What it is?Generally, an open-end mortgage is one that remains open after it has been delivered to the county recorder, and it permits the…
  • Jan 17

    Tax Relief Extension Act of 2015

    Tax Relief Extension Act of 2015
    Putting valuable tax dollars back into the pockets of U.S. businesses for job creation and growth.Re-printed with permission by author: Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services, Inc. Long-Term Certainty through…
Rank this Week: 418

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 4

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut
    My law professor husband and I spent the better part of Thursday evening trying to get our daughter a shoe. It’s not that we don’t have shoes. We have every shoe a seven-year-old girl could want: school shoes, soccer shoes,...
  • Feb 3

    Public lands, common ground, and the smell of sagebrush after the rain

    Public lands, common ground, and the smell of sagebrush after the rain
    (photo by Jonathan Long) The Malheur Occupation has presented at least two community-learning opportunities. These most recent sagebrush rebels have used a specific, limited reading of the Constitution to support their arguments, and legal…
  • Feb 1

    Finders Keepers and King Cake Babie

    Finders Keepers and King Cake Babie
    Finders law is always fun teach. It’s fun in part because everyone, even my seven-year-old daughter, knows the rule “finders keepers.” It’s also fun because the law of finders gives an easy avenue into topics I particularly enjoy,…
Rank this Week: 481

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 4

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte Whenever a government decides to…
  • Feb 3

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 3, Befuddled by free market

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 3, Befuddled by free market
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte Markets have a nasty habit of speaking truth to power, and for that reason, they…
  • Feb 2

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 2, A high price for the honor

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 2, A high price for the honor
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] In politics, never retreat, never retract, never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, judging by the report in Bloomberg Business (January 14,…
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Feb 5

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue
    When Stephen Miller blogged a week ago about the implications of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, it seemed like things were winding to a close. Ammon Bundy and the other organizers had been arrested and...
  • Feb 4

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob
    It's called A Matter of Death and Life: A Movie about Cities through the Lens of Jane Jacobs. Apparently there was a screening in LA last week. Probably out soon. Here is how the film describes itself: Fifty years ago,...
  • Feb 4

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause
    A complaint filed in mid-January by plaintiffs in Michigan's Court of Claims alleges a novel, and intriguing claim. Taken to its limits, the class action essentially alleges that the State of Michigan inversely condemned the entire City of…
Rank this Week: 559

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
  • Feb 2

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim
    In a recent case, Seto v. PCC No. 492, several commercial condominium owners were unsuccessful in their application for an order that the condominium corporation had engaged in conduct that
  • Jan 26

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act
    In a recent landmark decision, HSCC No. 627 v. Grandview Living Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that a condominium corporation could not terminate a contract pursuant to
Rank this Week: 638

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: 649

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/
  • Jan 25

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie
    Pacific Shores Property Owners Association v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1/20/16, C070201) On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California ruled that where a state agency assumes control of a…
  • Jan 21

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed
    On January 19, 2016, President Obama vetoed legislation that, if approved, would have nullified the Clean Water Rule. The controversial rule, which redefines which water bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the…
  • Dec 22

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative
    The fashion industry has recently been flexing its clout and cache to combat climate change. Who else is using a heavy hand in the fight against climate change? The answer, while not as surprising, is the White House.  With a common…
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • Jan 28

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 15th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 15th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2016. In January and February 2016 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 15th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land…
  • Jan 26

    REGISTER TODAY! WETLANDS: NEW ISSUES - NEW CONTROVERSIES -OLD AND NEW SOLUTIONS

    REGISTER TODAY! WETLANDS: NEW ISSUES - NEW CONTROVERSIES -OLD AND NEW SOLUTIONS
    Reserve your seat for one of two seminars taking place in February and March 2016 This seminar addresses wetlands and associated endangered species challenges, the latest statutory and regulatory guidance, plus valuable strategies for…
  • Jan 20

    2015 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW

    2015 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2015 Annual CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The…
Rank this Week: 786

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

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

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!
    As we reflect on 2015, we are especially thankful for all of the connections that we have made this year. We are thankful for our clients, our colleagues, our friends, and all of our readers. Thus, for our holiday video we wanted to focus on…
  • Dec 17

    After the Dust Settles: Implications of Continued Development in South Florida

    After the Dust Settles: Implications of Continued Development in South Florida
    To say South Florida’s real estate market is “booming” would be an understatement. The massive interest in development throughout Miami and its surrounding cities continues to increase. To quantify just how large this…
  • Dec 16

    The Termination of Condo Terminations?

    The Termination of Condo Terminations?
    A Florida 2015 Condominium Law Amendment Condominiums were established in Florida in 1963. The condominium form of ownership in Florida has, therefore, been in effect for more than 50 years. An aging condominium stock sitting on valuable land…
Rank this Week: 766

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: 863

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
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 838

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: 803

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right
    In a recent case, the Massachusetts Land Court was called on to decide a property dispute involving the use of a private way to access a parcel of land. In Pearson v. Bayview Associates, Inc. (Mass. Land Ct. Jan. 11, 2016), the plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 861

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: 906

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)
    In the first part of this report on the 2016 Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina last week, I covered the four lectures that related to Islam as an ideology and as an historical movement. In this second part, I will…
  • Feb 3

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)
    [A note to my readers in South Carolina: As of this moment (7:25 PST Wednesday, February 3, 2016), the Supreme Court of South Carolina has not announced any decisions today. Should that change, I will immediately publish an update here. And…
  • Jan 21

    Mere Anglicanism Conference Next Week

    Mere Anglicanism Conference Next Week
    Your Curmudgeon looks forward to attending his third annual Mere Anglicanism Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, starting Thursday of next week (January 28, 2016). The topic is timely: "The Cross and the Crescent -- the Gospel and the…
Rank this Week: 939

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: 968

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: 964

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 1071

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Dec 8

    RESPA CONSUMER CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST REALOGY, PHH CORP, TRG, NRT, AND OTHERS SURROUNDING THEIR AFFILIATED BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS

    RESPA CONSUMER CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST REALOGY, PHH CORP, TRG, NRT, AND OTHERS SURROUNDING THEIR AFFILIATED BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS
    A consumer class action RESPA lawsuit was filed on November 25, 2015 by Timothy L. Strader Sr., against PHH Corporation, REALOGY Holdings Corp., PHH Mortgage Corporation, PHH Home Loans LLC, RMR Financial LLC, NE Moves Mortgage LLC, PHH…
  • Oct 21

    RESPA News Lead Generation Compliance Webinar

    RESPA News Lead Generation Compliance Webinar
    Marx Sterbcow, managing attorney with the Sterbcow Law Group, and James Milano, member with Weiner Brodsky Kider PC will speak on RESPA News's webinar series on the topic of Lead Generation Compliance. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday,…
  • Oct 20

    Marx Sterbcow to Moderate RESPRO RESPA Webinar

    Marx Sterbcow to Moderate RESPRO RESPA Webinar
    Marx Sterbcow, managing attorney with the Sterbcow Law Group, will moderate a RESPRO Marketing Service Agreement webinar with Phil Schulman, partner at K&L Gates on October 22, 2015. The RESPA webinar titled "To Agree to Market or Not…
Rank this Week: 1051

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 1046

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/
  • Jan 29

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal
    Civil Code Section 4925 grants to each member of a homeowners association (“HOA”) the right to attend HOA board meetings (except for executive session meetings). Section 4925 also grants members with rights to speak at board…
  • Jan 19

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Boulevard Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Santa Clara, Boulevard is the latest collection of condominiums designed for…
  • Jan 12

    New Client: Ravello Homeowners Association

    New Client: Ravello Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Ravello Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Ravello by Shea Homes is a brand new condominium community located within…
Rank this Week: 1217

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner
    The recent court case of Scafidi v. Hille No. 2014-CA-01261-SCT offers countless reminders for small business owners both experienced and novice about the importance of planning and documenting no matter what the relationship is between the…
  • Jan 15

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse
    New and established businesses are becoming more and more energy conscious as they create business plans and make decisions for the future. However, the costs associated with transforming a building into an energy-efficient hub can be great.…
  • Jan 10

    Common Issues with Commercial Lease

    Common Issues with Commercial Lease
    When people consider leasing commercial spaces for their office or business needs, sometimes they do not consider the potential complications that can occur during the negotiation process. While not all commercial leases are complicated and…
Rank this Week: 1207

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 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1161

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: 1123

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1150

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: 1451

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1309

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1265

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/
  • Jan 31

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Old Photograph Found In Attic Key to Victory I handle a fair amount of Massachusetts boundary line and adverse possession disputes. For those who don’t know,…
  • Jan 20

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law
    Good news to report today! Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to repeal the Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties. The Act…
  • Jan 17

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act
    Former Green Party Gov. Candidate, Grace Ross, Leads Repeal Effort A group of anti-foreclosure activists recently filed a petition to repeal the Act to Clear Title to Foreclosed Properties, which was signed by Gov. Baker…
Rank this Week: 1345

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/
  • Jan 28

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA
    Washington County, Pennsylvania recently concluded its first county-wide reassessment in over thirty-five years, with reassessment values effective for the 2017 tax year.  Property owners will receive two separate notices regarding…
  • Jan 28

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA
    Washington County, Pennsylvania recently concluded its first county-wide reassessment in over thirty-five years, with reassessment values effective for the 2017 tax year.  Property owners will receive two separate notices regarding…
  • Jan 6

    (US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016

    (US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016
    In a Law360.com article published on January 4th titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation to Watch in 2016,” Andrew McIntyre of Law360 addresses the challenges facing the California real estate market in…
Rank this Week: 1468

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/
  • Jan 28

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children
    Some of our trust and estate clients  have adult children who are disabled.  The child may have been born with a disability, such as cerebral palsy, making the parents accustomed to allowing for the disability while knowing that…
  • Jan 22

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop
    Many legal issues arise in New York relating to rental apartments.  Disputes between landlords and tenants are extremely common, and have been discussed in many posts on this blog.  Extremely prevalent are situations in…
  • Jan 14

    Have You Included Your Pet in Your Estate Plan?

    Have You Included Your Pet in Your Estate Plan?
    Some of our trust and estate clients have asked us how to best protect their beloved pet in the event of their disability or demise.  Pets can be just as important as children when planning one’s estate.  These…
Rank this Week: 1457

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/
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 1272

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 1355

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: 1474

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: 1412

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain
    What is eminent domain?   Eminent domain1 is the power of the government to take a private property for public use, so long as the person who owned the property is provided just compensation. In practice, eminent domain tends to be…
  • Jan 29

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner
    A proposed project that would move natural gas through a 232-mile pipeline has the potential to affect a substantial number of Oregon landowners, should energy company Williams obtain approval to move forward. Known as the Pacific Connector…
  • Jan 22

    Compensation You Deserve For The Taking Of Your Property

    Compensation You Deserve For The Taking Of Your Property
      If your property is subject to a taking under the government's eminent domain powers, the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States1 requires that the government provide “just compensation” for the loss of…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
Rank this Week: 1725