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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/
  • Jul 21

    MY AMERICAN NUTS

    MY AMERICAN NUTS
    Nuts served on an American Airlines domestic flight ...
  • Jul 21

    DON'T BE A ....

    DON'T BE A ....
    PICK UP: 1) After your dog 2) Cigarette Butts 3) Lunch
  • Jul 21

    THIS IS THE DIPLOMAT?

    THIS IS THE DIPLOMAT?
    @ Hollywood, Florida Quite a busy joint .... Diplomat Beach Resort
Rank this Week: 6

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 17

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD
    From our friends at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law: HUD: Past, Present, and Future The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks proposals from scholars, practitioners, and housing advocates interested in participating in…
  • Jul 15

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation
    Joe Singer (Harvard) has posted Property and Sovereignty Imbricated: Why Religion Is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations (Theoretical Inquiries in Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: May a hotel owner that objects to…
  • Jul 11

    Zale on Local Government Law and Land Use Decision-Making

    Zale on Local Government Law and Land Use Decision-Making
    For a little property law and local government decision-making, Kellen Zale (Houston) has posted Compensating City Council (Stanford Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article analyzes the institutional design of city council…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 190

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
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
  • Jul 19

    Is There a Right to a Home’s View?

    Is There a Right to a Home’s View?
    Your client bought a home with a beautiful view but has just learned that this view will soon be blocked. Do you know your client’s rights and how to protect them? Under English common law, views were well protected: Under the doctrine…
  • Jul 17

    4 Things Expert Witnesses Should Read Before Trial

    4 Things Expert Witnesses Should Read Before Trial
    In addition to the file materials used in preparing for deposition—and that should be reviewed again for trial—there are at least four types of written materials that every expert witness should carefully read and analyze before…
Rank this Week: 271

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 307

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 19

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 2, Interior

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 2, Interior
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in the previous Part 1, the march of human urbanization is a march into the sky: the creation of a vertical built environment that doesn’t…
  • Jul 17

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 1, Ma

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 1, Ma
      By: David A. Smith   The world has experienced more change in humanity’s cities and our residential patterns in the last century and a half than in all of human history put together.  Take a pair of American twins born…
  • Jul 6

    Bail out? Bail in?: Part 2, Italians aren’t stupid

    Bail out? Bail in?: Part 2, Italians aren’t stupid
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the previous Part 1.]   As we saw in Part 1, the Italian government is following in a series of national governments (previously Greece, before that Spain) that when confronted with a…
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • Jul 21

    New Cert Petition: Overrule Williamson County!

    New Cert Petition: Overrule Williamson County!
    Here's a newly-filed cert petition which asks the Supreme Court to review a Sixth Circuit decision in which the county auctioned the Church's property to satisfy a tax lien, then kept the difference between the owed taxes plus costs, and the…
  • Jul 20

    ALI-CLE: The Larger Parcel Issue and the Future of Regulatory Takings (July 25, 2017)

    ALI-CLE: The Larger Parcel Issue and the Future of Regulatory Takings (July 25, 2017)
    One last reminder: next Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm Eastern, is "The U.S. Supreme Court and Property Rights: The 'Larger Parcel" Issue and the Future of Regulatory Takings," ALI-CLE's first look at the U.S. Supreme Court's recent…
  • Jul 19

    Hawaii Supreme Court Allows A Practical Fix To A Technical Appeal Problem With Non-Final Judgment

    Hawaii Supreme Court Allows A Practical Fix To A Technical Appeal Problem With Non-Final Judgment
    Here's one that every Hawaii civil practitioner, trial and appellate, should read. It's only a few pages, but it's very important. It is a pillar of the appeals process that in the usual case, the lower court's judgment must be final --…
Rank this Week: 369

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 16

    Job Ads – national

    Job Ads – national
    Shelter Training Shelter Training is recruiting freelance trainers to deliver our nationwide programme of housing and homelessness courses. Previous training experience, or extensive front line services experience is essential and you will…
  • Jul 11

    Not looked into enough to be unaware

    Not looked into enough to be unaware
    Trindade v London Borough of Hackney (2017) EWCA Civ 942 A second appeal of a homeless decision that Ms T was intentionally homeless, on the issues of whether Ms T’s actions were “an act or omission in good faith on the part…
  • Jul 7

    On the naughty step – Physician heal thyself edition

    On the naughty step – Physician heal thyself edition
    If Nearly Legal has a mantra, it is this: “Everyone should have a housing lawyer with them at all times”. Or, at the bare minimum, a landlord and tenant lawyer. We had taken the reasonableness of this to be self-evident. However,…
Rank this Week: 372

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #19

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #19
    It’s my turn for the news post today and there are quite a few news items to tell you about, so let’s get started. As usual, there are the Grenfell related stories. Legal Aid for Grenfell Survivors The first is that amendments…
  • Jul 19

    How do we find slum properties?

    How do we find slum properties?
    Ben Reeve Lewis gives away some tricks of the enforcement officers trade As a companion piece to my previous one on the benefits of landlord licensing for enforcement teams, I thought I would share some tricks of the trade. I didn’t…
  • Jul 19

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – day 28 – Student

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – day 28 – Student
    Focus on student lets Students and student lets are a big part of the lettings market.  Previous governments have increased the numbers getting a degree, and they all have to live somewhere.  Many landlords let exclusively to…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • Jul 18

    New Client: Broadmoor Hills Community Association

    New Client: Broadmoor Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Broadmoor Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Broadmoor Hills is a planned development located in Corona Del Mar.  Residents…
  • Jul 10

    AB 534 Signed: Associations to Provide Notice to Members of Lien Claim

    AB 534 Signed: Associations to Provide Notice to Members of Lien Claim
    Vendor professionals frequently provide a variety of services on behalf of community associations and individual homeowners.  Under California’s Constitution, unpaid vendors possess a legal right to lien the property upon which…
  • Jul 5

    Court Concludes Rental Restrictions are Reasonable

    Court Concludes Rental Restrictions are Reasonable
    *Unpublished Case Recently, many residential common interest developments have experienced an influx in the number of short-term rentals within their community. This problem is exacerbated by the increased popularity of websites such as…
Rank this Week: 459

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: 521

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/
  • Jul 13

    Fight for Your Right

    Fight for Your Right
    According to The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition, the word “fight” has several meanings, including [t]o stand up against something or assert oneself.” Recently, as a nation, we celebrated the 241st…
  • Jul 6

    Negligent Security Claims: Reducing Liability for Association

    Negligent Security Claims: Reducing Liability for Association
    In recent years, Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations have become a target for negligent security lawsuits and claims. Typically, a resident or guest of an Association is a victim of a violent crime and the crime victim later sues…
  • Jun 28

    HOA’s: Your Restrictions Have an Expiration Date

    HOA’s: Your Restrictions Have an Expiration Date
    With the turnover of volunteer homeowner’s association (“HOA”) board members over time, it is not surprising that certain important long-term issues may be overlooked. There is one very important law, however, which board…
Rank this Week: 514

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 592

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: 579

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/
Rank this Week: 630

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe
    Mark your calendars!  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce the Warehouse Lecture Series.  On May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, and June 16, 2017, WLPP will hold classes designed to help managers obtain credits…
  • Mar 10

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
    All the media and legislative talk of construction defect litigation and its impact on condominium construction in Colorado may seem like discussion that does not impact existing communities. But the changes to state and local laws concerning…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management
    On January 20th, Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R) introduced House Bill 17-1112 (HB 1112) which would provide immunity from penalties for individuals who engage in the unauthorized practice of a profession regulated by the Department…
Rank this Week: 617

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 644

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: 785

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/
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
Rank this Week: 790

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: 1029

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/
  • Jul 21

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit
    Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the…
  • Jul 11

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay
    The image of Mexicans in Florida is usually framed around the immigration debate raging in our country currently. But the Mexican influence and presence in Florida goes far beyond migrant workers picking crops in Homestead and elsewhere in…
  • Jun 2

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked
    Join us on Thursday, June 15th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for an in-depth webinar as Philip R. Stein, a partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Practice, and Ray Vasquez, a director in Enterprise Risk Management’s Cybersecurity and IT…
Rank this Week: 1021

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: 974

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 18

    Government of Ontario Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation Concerning Condominium Returns and Information Database

    Government of Ontario Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation Concerning Condominium Returns and Information Database
    The Government of Ontario has recently released a draft regulation under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 concerning the mandatory filing of condominium information returns and the maintenance of a condominium information database…
  • Jul 13

    Denise Lash’s Article on Licensing of Condo Manager

    Denise Lash’s Article on Licensing of Condo Manager
    Denise Lash’s article on mandatory licensing of condo managers was featured in CCI Golden Horseshoe’s Spring 2017 edition. Click here for a copy of the article.
  • Jul 12

    Condo Balcony Fire

    Condo Balcony Fire
    Toronto Fire Services recently held a press conference about the increasing number of fires on condo balconies caused by cigarettes being carelessly tossed from balconies. At the time of the press conference, there had been 27 balcony fires…
Rank this Week: 1014

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Jul 12

    What Is the Difference Between Real Estate Syndicates and Real Estate Investment Trusts in California?

    What Is the Difference Between Real Estate Syndicates and Real Estate Investment Trusts in California?
    Author: Staff Real estate investments have generated income for investors for about as long as the concept of private ownership of real property has existed. The fundamental concepts of real estate investment have not changed much…
  • Jun 29

    Crowdfunding and Real Estate Syndicate

    Crowdfunding and Real Estate Syndicate
    Author: Staff The internet and social media have changed the way people communicate in a vast number of ways. They also offer numerous opportunities—and hazards—for investors. Securities laws and regulations have struggled to keep…
  • Jun 22

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: Land and 1031 Exchange

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: Land and 1031 Exchange
    Author: Matthew Riley  How do you characterize vacant and unproductive land that is not used for personal enjoyment nor in furtherance of any trade or business purpose? As we described in a prior article, for property to qualify for a…
Rank this Week: 1099

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 987

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

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

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 963

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/
  • Mar 10

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project
    The Arlington County Board held a work session this week with representatives from the Planning Division and Planning Commission to discuss projects and priorities for the coming year. This work session provided an opportunity for County…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
Rank this Week: 995

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: 915

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 21

    DOJ Settles Race and National Origin Fair Housing Act Case for $70,000

    DOJ Settles Race and National Origin Fair Housing Act Case for $70,000
    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settled a Fair Housing Act (FHA) case filed in Massachusetts for $70,000 in which the Complainants asserted discrimination based on race and national origin. As a part of its…
  • Jul 13

    What is the “Mrs. Murphy” Exception to the Fair Housing Act?

    What is the “Mrs. Murphy” Exception to the Fair Housing Act?
    I get this question about exemptions to the Fair Housing Act (FHA) regularly, so I thought I would provide a refresher on the “Mrs. Murphy” exception to the FHA. At the outset, please know that apartment community owners,…
  • Jul 7

    HUD/Fair Housing After Six Months of the Trump Administration

    HUD/Fair Housing After Six Months of the Trump Administration
      While I always try to avoid political commentary here at the Fair Housing Defense Blog (as the reader comments can be, shall we say, colorful), I wanted to note a couple of housing related points with the Trump Administration in place…
Rank this Week: 1231

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/
  • Jul 19

    Housing Court Expansion Bill Gets Funding

    Housing Court Expansion Bill Gets Funding
    State-Wide Housing Court Coverage a “Done Deal” Governor Baker has earmarked $750,000 in the new state budget towards the Housing Court Expansion plan, clearing the way for state-wide coverage for the Housing Court. Senator Karen…
  • Jun 27

    Mass. Lawmakers: Tax and Regulate Airbnb Rental

    Mass. Lawmakers: Tax and Regulate Airbnb Rental
    Proposal: 5%-10% Tax, Plus Comprehensive Regulations Like Uber and Lyft, is the law finally catching up with the new economy-disrupting technologies for the real estate industry like Airbnb? The answer is yes if Massachusetts legislators have…
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update
    Proposal Moving Through State House, But Funding Remains a Question 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…
Rank this Week: 1499

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/
Rank this Week: 1289

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jul 16

    We Never Do That Until We Do, Now Let’s Negotiate

    We Never Do That Until We Do, Now Let’s Negotiate
    PrintWhy do we do this to each other? Yes, at the end of the day, bargaining power is the dominant factor in determining a negotiated result. But, does that mean reaching a deal is an act pure gamesmanship? We hope not. We recently attended a…
  • Jul 9

    Additional Rent Is No Rent At All

    Additional Rent Is No Rent At All
    PrintWe are aware that in New Jersey, if a lease doesn’t denominate a particular tenant’s financial obligation as some version of “rent,” then the landlord can’t get the tenant evicted for non-payment of that…
  • Jul 2

    Frustrated? – Bail Out Of A Lease Before It Begins – Impossible? No.

    Frustrated? – Bail Out Of A Lease Before It Begins – Impossible? No.
    PrintToday, we offer a potpourri of rants: the doctrine of impossibility; good faith and fair dealing; and why did you think you could get away with that? We’ve written about “impossibility” and “impracticality.”…
Rank this Week: 1318

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    New Modeling Tool for Aquifers in Eagle Ford Shale

    New Modeling Tool for Aquifers in Eagle Ford Shale
    As many Texans are aware, hydraulic fracturing (“fracing”) uses a lot of water. In fact, one of the important ways in which Texas oil and gas lawyers assist their clients is to make sure that the oil and gas leases they sign…
  • Jul 7

    Texas Railroad Commission May Be Liable for Plugging the Wrong Well

    Texas Railroad Commission May Be Liable for Plugging the Wrong Well
    Texas oil companies, mineral owners and oil and gas attorneys are all familiar with the Texas Railroad Commission. The Commission regulates oil and gas drilling and production and oil and gas pipelines in Texas. The Commission is pretty…
  • Jun 23

    New Texas Law Gives New Rights to Co-Tenant Heir

    New Texas Law Gives New Rights to Co-Tenant Heir
    The Texas legislature recently passed and Governor Abbott signed  Section 16.0265 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code that provides assistance to heirs who have collectively inherited real estate from a common ancestor. In…
Rank this Week: 1328

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

Provides a weekly summary of select real property and title insurance cases and recent developments. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
  • Jul 13

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 7, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 7, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Takings/Declaratory Relief: plaintiff’s request for a declaration that its further pursuit of a zoning application was futile was not a proper claim for declaratory relief – GolfRock, LLC v. Lee County, Fla.,…
  • Jun 26

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 16 & 23, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 16 & 23, 2017
    Real Property Update US Supreme Court Regulatory Taking: owner of parcel A, that took title to adjacent parcel B after regulation restricting use of parcels had been passed, lost grandfather rights for both parcels by operation of merger and…
  • Jun 7

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 2, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 2, 2017
    Real Property Update Lease: where lessee transfers leasehold interest to third party, but retains easement in leased property, lessee transfers less than “entire interest” in property, and such sublease not tantamount to an…
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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/
  • Jul 8

    CMBS – Commercial Loan Maturity: The “Wall of Maturities” – Status Update

    CMBS – Commercial Loan Maturity: The “Wall of Maturities” – Status Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. According to reporting by Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC, commercial real estate mortgage borrowers with maturing loans paid them off at a slower rate as of May 2017.  Peter Grant of the Wall Street…
  • Jul 7

    TAX DEED SALES

    TAX DEED SALES
    In Florida, as in many other states, properties that fall into arrears on delinquent taxes may eventually be sold at public auction by the county in which they are located.  The process by which this occurs, called a Tax Deed Sale, is…
  • Jun 30

    Quiet Title Actions: An Overview

    Quiet Title Actions: An Overview
    Most people never hear of a Quiet Title action until they’re in the midst of one.  Here at Jordan + Pascale, P.L. one of our main focuses is Quiet Title actions.  Because we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound…
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • Jun 29

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation
    NEC4, the next generation of the NEC suite of contracts, was released on 22 June 2017. It includes significant developments and reflects current best practice throughout the construction industry. Please join us at our London office for a…
  • Jun 19

    Return of arbitration to road construction disputes in Poland

    Return of arbitration to road construction disputes in Poland
    By Łukasz Gembiś, K&L Gates, Warsaw In February 2017, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction announced the introduction of the “New standards in road construction” aimed primarily at regulating the balanced…
  • Jun 5

    What is the thinking behind zero subsidy bids in the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany?

    What is the thinking behind zero subsidy bids in the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany?
    By Christoph Mank, K&L Gates, Berlin As announced last year in our blog post of 6 June 2016, Germany passed an amendment to the German Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz) to implement bidding processes for determining the…
Rank this Week: 1268

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • May 15

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
  • Feb 23

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence
    While there are many advantages of getting an appraisal for a tax appeal, there are a lot of cases where it may not make sense to do so. These cases include matters where there are several identical comparable sales. The best example is an…
Rank this Week: 1224

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/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1213

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 1347

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 1181

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: 1212

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: 1142

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1445

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Covers Tennessee commercial and residential real estate law. By J. David Wicker.

http://tennrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee via PILOT

    Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee via PILOT
    On December 4, 2012, Metro Council passed an economic incentive for Nashville-based HCA Holdings, Inc. (“HCA”) that is estimated to total $66 million over 20 years and is one of the largest Metro Nashville has ever offered to a…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Tennessee-Georgia Border War of 2013

    The Great Tennessee-Georgia Border War of 2013
    On March 25, 2013, Georgia senators passed House Resolution 4 (“HR 4”), a resolution which proposed settlement of the boundary dispute between the State of Georgia and the State of Tennessee. The resolution attempts to settle the…
  • Nov 19

    Oral Modification to Construction Contract

    Oral Modification to Construction Contract
    Construction contracts typically contain provisions that explicitly require the parties to reduce all modifications to the contract into writing. These “additional work” provisions are written to prevent the enforceability of oral…
Rank this Week: 1468

SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
Rank this Week: 1143