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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/
  • Dec 10

    HONORING JOSE SERRANO

    HONORING JOSE SERRANO
    Good Afternoon: Please join us in celebrating Congressman Jose Serrano's 40 years in public service. Hope to see you there. Monday, December 12th, 2016 6:00PM - 8:00PM Jimmy's Restaurant, 156 W. 38th Street (7th Ave), New York, NY…
  • Dec 9

    MARLON BRANDO'S THRONE ROOM

    MARLON BRANDO'S THRONE ROOM
    What's left of his original residence @ The Brando
  • Dec 9

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU, TOO!

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU, TOO!
    Look how I was greeted at Penn Station ....
Rank this Week: 7

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: 166

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
Rank this Week: 176

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
Rank this Week: 220

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Dec 8

    Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rental

    Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rental
    With the growth in the “sharing economy”, many condominiums have been forced to turn their minds to the issue of short-term rentals.  While some investor owners are listing their units on short-term rental sites in order to…
  • Dec 6

    Vote Now for Best New Toronto Buildings in 2016

    Vote Now for Best New Toronto Buildings in 2016
    Urban Toronto is conducting a poll to select Toronto’s favourite buildings completed in 2016, including office and condominium buildings. (Last year’s poll only included residential buildings) There are three categories of…
  • Dec 1

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case, (Middlesex Condominium Corp. No. 195 v. Sunbelt Business Centres (Canada) Inc.) involving a hydro expense dispute in a mixed-use commercial/residential condominium. In that case the condominium…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 359

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Landlord Law Blog looks back at 2016

    Landlord Law Blog looks back at 2016
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: You may think “this is a bit early for a year-end roundup?” The reason is that we are now closing down the blog for a few weeks while it is moved over to a new host – the…
  • Dec 9

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #277

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #277
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis is not doing Christmas this year …) The Xmas break for me starts today as Tessa is closing down the blog for a few weeks for an upgrade. Not that I am remotely in the Xmas mood. We…
  • Dec 7

    The landlord is refusing to repair a broken backdoor lock, what can the tenant do?

    The landlord is refusing to repair a broken backdoor lock, what can the tenant do?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is a question to the blog clinic from Catherine who is a tenant. We rent a property privately via estate agency for 5 years . the homemade extension is in bad repair and now the backdoor cannot be…
Rank this Week: 379

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 8

    Don’t try this at home

    Don’t try this at home
    Gibson v Douglas & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1266 In which the court of appeal almost but not quite consider the notice requirements for licencees excluded from the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 Mr G had been living at Mrs D’s…
  • Dec 7

    Rather too certain to be uncertain

    Rather too certain to be uncertain
    Leeds City Council v Broadley [2016] EWCA Civ 1213 This was Leeds’ second appeal of a Valuation Tribunal decision on council tax liability. We covered the first High Court appeal here. Full disclosure, I acted for the intervener in this…
  • Dec 4

    Housing Law Conference 2016

    Housing Law Conference 2016
    13 December 2016, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE The Housing Law Practitioners Association conference – the biggest and, let’s be honest, best housing law conference of the year. This…
Rank this Week: 436

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Nov 9

    What You Need to Know About Construction Contracts to Protect Your Busine

    What You Need to Know About Construction Contracts to Protect Your Busine
    Guest post by Henderson Franklin’s Construction Chair, J. Matthew Belcastro, Esq. Freedom to contract is one of the cornerstones of our system of jurisprudence. As long as the subject of the contract is not illegal or contrary to an…
  • Nov 1

    Equalizing the Odd

    Equalizing the Odd
    In the 1980s, the television show The Equalizer told the story of a trouble-shooter who assisted people in over their heads, with long odds.  Denzel Washington brought the role to the big screen in 2014.  If you’re a property…
  • Oct 12

    What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Non-Binding Referendum for Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 Program

    What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Non-Binding Referendum for Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 Program
    For those unfamiliar with the program and its history, the Lee County (the “County”) Conservation 20/20 program functions as the County’s environmental acquisition and management program that was established to protect our…
Rank this Week: 448

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (II)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (II)
    If you have not done so yet, you may read the first post in this series here. There you will find an overview of the plan for this series, together with a link to download (.pdf) a parallel-text version of Jesus' Olivet Discourse, delivered…
  • Dec 5

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)
    As mentioned in my previous post, I prepared for Advent a series of three talks for our local parish forum on the subject of the Eskaton, or End Times. The series focused just on what Jesus Himself told his disciples on that topic, as we…
  • Nov 30

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)
    Out of the gallimaufry of Weblogs that I track in my categories in the columns to the right, one of my favorites is the Rev. Dr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment. He is classed under the very few liturgical blogs ("Liturgi-cannon" in my…
Rank this Week: 538

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: 549

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
  • Dec 9

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation
    When the parties can’t come to an agreement, a child custody evaluation by a mental health professional can help judges by giving an assessment of the family, each parent’s capacity to parent, and the children’s needs and…
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
Rank this Week: 570

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Dec 8

    In New York's Second Department, Apparently There Is An Expiration Date On The Takings Clause

    In New York's Second Department, Apparently There Is An Expiration Date On The Takings Clause
    What is is about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 601 (2001), that so many lower courts just don't get? We've read the opinion (multiple times, we assure you), and it seems straightforward enough to us:…
  • Dec 7

    Federal Circuit: Owner Should Have Brought Takings Claim In 1959

    Federal Circuit: Owner Should Have Brought Takings Claim In 1959
    When an opinion starts off like this, you just want to read the rest, even if the substance of the decision is about statutes of limitations: This case arises from Mr. Abbas’s complaint against the United States (“U.S.” or…
  • Dec 6

    2017 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, January 19-20, 2017

    2017 Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, January 19-20, 2017
    Registration is now open for the 2017 Hawaii Land Use Conference, presented by the Hawaii State Bar Association and the University of Hawaii Law School, at the downtown Honolulu YWCA's Fuller Hall on Jnauary 19-20, 2017. "This 2 day…
Rank this Week: 756

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: 815

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: 739

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 798

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 733

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 911

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 22

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.
    Our blog ranked fifth among litigation blogs in this year’s poll by the Expert Institute. Thanks to all our subscribers for voting for us. Please keep in touch with your suggestions so we can continue to provide the best and most…
  • Nov 20

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom
    Three interesting decisions, and a news report were published last week that deserve attention, but really don’t need a lengthy discussion. First, in Natl. Assn. of the Deaf v. Harvard U.,  2016 WL 6540446, at *2 (D.…
  • Nov 14

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA
    The Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development have just issued a guidance document concerning sober homes and other types of group living arrangements. It should help provide some clarity to cities and towns still wrestling with…
Rank this Week: 856

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: 953

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: 923

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 880

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1238

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/
  • Nov 10

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .
    10 November 2016 Global Hospitality Group® survey results: What does all the recent consolidation in the hotel industry mean to different stakeholders? Marriott closed its acquisition of Starwood on September 23, 2016, following…
  • Nov 7

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel
    7 November 2016 Hotel Lawyer on multi-branded hotels. Hotels with more than one brand are increasingly common, but it wasn’t always so. Although some compelling advantages are driving this trend in many situations, developers and owners…
  • Oct 20

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird
    20 October 2016 David Loeb, Senior Research Analyst at RW Baird, presented his research during the Meet the Money® 2017 planning meeting hosted recently during The Lodging Conference. His presentation covered factors currently impacting…
Rank this Week: 1127

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Nov 9

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Rose Park Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Rose Park Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Rose Park area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 5). The…
  • Nov 4

    What Is a Notice to File Statement of Water User's Claim?

    What Is a Notice to File Statement of Water User's Claim?
    Across the State of Utah, there are numerous ongoing General Adjudications, which are court actions to determine all water rights in a given area. Some General Adjudications have been in the process for decades, while other General…
  • Nov 3

    Public Meeting Regarding Groundwater Management Plan in Iron County

    Public Meeting Regarding Groundwater Management Plan in Iron County
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss developing a groundwater management plan for Cedar Valley in Iron County. The following information is from the public meeting notice:What: Public MeetingWho: Cedar…
Rank this Week: 1118

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 1220

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/
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
Rank this Week: 1098

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: 1068

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: 1170

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Dec 9

    Hearing Held on Potential New Historic District in South Village

    Hearing Held on Potential New Historic District in South Village
    Designation of 157 buildings as new historic district supported by elected officials and many residents, while some property owners object. On November 29, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the possible…
  • Dec 8

    Wide Support for Designation of Early Postmodern Hotel Interior

    Wide Support for Designation of Early Postmodern Hotel Interior
    Some speakers testified that landmarked space should be expanded to connect bar and lobby as one designated interior. At its meeting on November 22, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard testimony on the potential designation of…
  • Dec 7

    City Council Committees Approve Pier 40 Transfer of Development Right

    City Council Committees Approve Pier 40 Transfer of Development Right
    Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee approve brokered rezoning and development rights transfer at St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. On December 6, 2016, two City Council committees approved a land use…
Rank this Week: 1395

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Within the State of Florida especially, it is common to encounter real properties encumbered to more than one party– be it by inheritance, speculative investment, marriage, or some other such instance of…
  • Oct 13

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida Commercial real estate investments in south Florida can provide lucrative returns when they are selected and managed properly.…
  • Oct 5

    Hurricane Matthew Property Insurance Claim

    Hurricane Matthew Property Insurance Claim
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Offices Located in Delray Beach, FL and Coral Gables, FL. As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the east coast of Florida, homeowners who happen to be in the path of possible damage are scrambling to make necessary…
Rank this Week: 1580

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific
    A former franchisee successfully defeated a multi-count lawsuit launched by its former franchisor, due to multiple weaknesses in the franchisor’s case. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida refused to order…
  • Dec 5

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam
    The EB-5 immigrant investor program has provided considerable benefits to legitimate investors, immigrants and the communities where those investments take place. When, for example, an EB-5 investor uses the program to create affordable…
  • Dec 2

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida
    A recent decision issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the proper amount of child support to be paid by a father who made roughly $2 million annually addressed a sometimes challenging issue for the courts:  how to…
Rank this Week: 1355

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: 1485

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
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 1391

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: 1610

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

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

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment
    In 2012 Massachusetts divorce law changed by implementation of an Alimony Reform Act. A recent case, George v. George, interpreted and explained a portion of the law known as durational limits.Under prior law, alimony was awarded for life or…
  • Sep 1

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS
    This morning on the news there was a story about an 11 year old who was shot in the face. The shooting was accidental and the gun was legally registered and owned. One child was at another child's home and they found the gun and played with…
  • Mar 20

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?
    In most custody cases, both parents are good parents who can take care of the children. A judge has to decide custody between two good choices. In most Massachusetts custody battles, custody is not decided on the basis that one parent is…
Rank this Week: 1335

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: 1581

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.
    Be Thankful Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.  If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the…
  • Nov 10

    2017 Assessment

    2017 Assessment
    Is your association increasing, or even decreasing, its annual assessment fees for 2017? If so, it is important that the association follow its governing documents when providing notice of the change to all owners.   In…
  • Nov 4

    New Addition to WLPP

    New Addition to WLPP
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne is pleased to announce that Brianna Schaefer has joined our firm. Brianna is an accomplished attorney specializing in the practice of community association law and is an outstanding addition to our…
Rank this Week: 1441

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/
  • Nov 21

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Oct 19

    NEW CA PREVAILING WAGE LAW SUSPENDED BY FEDERAL COURT!

    NEW CA PREVAILING WAGE LAW SUSPENDED BY FEDERAL COURT!
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Oct 14

    Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Supplier

    Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Supplier
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 1439

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
  • Nov 3

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?
    With only a few days remaining until one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, there has been little focus on the candidates’ plans as it pertains to the future of infrastructure development in…
  • Oct 7

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program
    Last year, my partner Ben Rubin reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, which analyzed an inclusionary housing ordinance and held that such…
Rank this Week: 1365

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land

    The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land
    A Massachusetts appellate court has ruled for the first time that new land which accretes to registered waterfront land is treated as registered land automatically, without the registered landowner filing additional proceedings. In Brown v.…
  • Oct 12

    SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easement

    SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easement
    In Taylor v. Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission, the SJC considered the scope of the rights that the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank had under an easement that it held over the Outermost Inn property in Aquinnah owned by Hugh and…
  • Sep 30

    Boston Redevelopment Authority 1957-2016 – RIP?

    Boston Redevelopment Authority 1957-2016 – RIP?
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this week that the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is not only changing its name, but changing its business practices and approach with communities affected by the unprecedented real estate…
Rank this Week: 1552

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: 1424

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: 1285

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements!

    Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements!
    It's cold outside, so thoughts turn to fire.  As Q13 reported last month, Snohomish County fire officials recently confirmed that fifteen local condominium and apartment buildings are not updated with legally required fire alarms. …
  • Nov 22

    Thankful for My Clients!

    Thankful for My Clients!
    Happy Thanksgiving to my clients!  I am thankful for you and appreciate your contributions to your communities.  I will continue to represent your legal interests to the very best of my ability!  
  • Nov 10

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation
    Until recently, condominiums that wanted to obtain FHA lending approval were required to be at least 50% owner-occupied.  HUD announced last month that it is willing to issue FHA approvals to condominiums with owner-occupancy percentages…
Rank this Week: 1747