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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/
  • Mar 1

    DEATH TO AMERICA!

    DEATH TO AMERICA!
    RJC Launches Ad Campaign for Netanyahu Speech The Republican Jewish Coalition announced on Friday that it will launch two full-page ads in the New York Times in advance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session…
  • Feb 28

    CONGRATS TO MAX MICHAEL MILLER

    CONGRATS TO MAX MICHAEL MILLER
    Congratulations to our friend, Max Michael Miller, for his featured role in "BAD JEWS" -- a comedy-drama now playing at the Long Wharf in New Haven. (For a brief while, Max was an intern @ our New York office.) Here's a…
  • Feb 28

    TOAST FAREWELL TO THE BUBBLE LOUNGE

    TOAST FAREWELL TO THE BUBBLE LOUNGE
    One of our favorite hangouts -- THE BUBBLE LOUNGE -- is closing at the end of March. Let's send it off in style! Here's a great promotion from GROUPON : $60 for a toast for two ($120 value) Two flights of champagne Two appetizers $100…
Rank this Week: 7

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 152

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 27

    Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhood

    Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhood
    In a new paper, geographer Hongwei Dong takes a look at whether home prices in New Urbanist neighborhoods were more resilient after the crash. Planetizen summarizes the findings: Among the measures analyzed by Dong, mixed land uses did not…
  • Feb 27

    Stein on Land Rights in China

    Stein on Land Rights in China
    Gregory Stein (Tennessee) has posted What Will China Do When Land Use Rights Begin to Expire? The Evolution Toward Rule of Law in Real Estate on SSRN. Here's the abstract: China’s recent economic success is largely based on the vitality...
  • Feb 27

    Alexander on Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing

    Alexander on Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing
    Lisa Alexander (Wisconsin) has posted Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The United States (U.S.) does not recognize a formal legal right to housing. Yet, the right to housing is alive in America.…
Rank this Week: 166

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 193

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 27

    Month in Review, January, 2015: Part 1, Goodbye to the past

    Month in Review, January, 2015: Part 1, Goodbye to the past
    By: David A. Smith A new year means a new beginning and new resolutions, and 2015’s first post completed the story of Detroit’s financial death-and-rebirth through bankruptcy, though to hear the New York Times tell it,…
  • Feb 26

    Form forces function: Part 8, Who will bet real money on its future?

    Form forces function: Part 8, Who will bet real money on its future?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith After seven previous parts readers may no doubt wonder not only why architectural fans are so eager to see the…
  • Feb 25

    Form forces function: Part 7, Who can be a hero?

    Form forces function: Part 7, Who can be a hero?
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith With all the practical negatives facing Orange County Government Center, a reader might be forgiven for concluding that…
Rank this Week: 285

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Miscellaneou

    Miscellaneou
    Assorted things of note. The closing date for applications for the Tower Hamlets Law Centre Housing Solicitor post has been extended to 11 March 2015. Southend have been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in Southend v Amour…
  • Feb 25

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Hodge Jones & Allen LLP A Leading Firm of Solicitors Based in London NW1 Housing & Property Disputes Solicitor (minimum 2+ years PQE) An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join our dedicated social housing and…
  • Feb 24

    Ending flexible tenancies – a reminder

    Ending flexible tenancies – a reminder
    We don’t usually (indeed ever) repost previous material on NL. But I’m making an exception for this one, because I think it is timely. Flexible tenancies have been in existence for a while in some boroughs and I would expect that…
Rank this Week: 399

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: 416

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 422

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: 470

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    A Rule of Law, or of One Man?

    A Rule of Law, or of One Man?
    Capitol Hill is today, for better or worse, the last bulwark of this country's Rule of Law. If the Republicans -- given a majority in both Houses in order to stop the administration's lawlessness -- cannot hold the line against Obama's…
  • Feb 23

    SC Court Makes Short Shrift of ECUSA's Motion

    SC Court Makes Short Shrift of ECUSA's Motion
    As reported here, the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group in South Carolina filed a 182-page motion for reconsideration with Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein, asking her to reverse her earlier decision in favor of Bishop Lawrence,…
  • Feb 22

    Annual Litigation Survey for the Episcopal Church (USA) 2015

    Annual Litigation Survey for the Episcopal Church (USA) 2015
    It is a fact well known to certain Episcopalians—both those who have left the Episcopal Church (USA) and those who have remained—that ECUSA and its dioceses have followed a pattern of suing any church that chooses to leave for…
Rank this Week: 500

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: 557

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 23

    The Shrinking Due Diligence Window in Commercial Real Estate Purchase

    The Shrinking Due Diligence Window in Commercial Real Estate Purchase
    February 11, 2015 The Shrinking Due Diligence Window in Commercial Real Estate PurchasesBy: Arnon Wiener, Esq.- CEO, Real Diligence and LeaseProbe, divisions of Madison Commercial Real Estate ServicesThe revival of the real estate…
  • Feb 16

    The State of Homes Sales in Northeast Ohio

    The State of Homes Sales in Northeast Ohio
    I was curious about how home sales are progressing in Ohio. The economy in NE Ohio where I am based has struggled for a while, although it’s been looking up, and some realtors have told me that single family homes are moving much…
  • Feb 8

    Ohio Snow and Ice; to Remove or not to Remove, that is the Question

    Ohio Snow and Ice; to Remove or not to Remove, that is the Question
    (assuming you can get out of your drive)As we dig out from under our latest snowfalls, it seems appropriate to summarize the relatively recent Franklin County Court of Appeals decision in Cain v. McKee Door Sales, 2013-Ohio-4217, and other…
Rank this Week: 609

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 663

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/
  • Feb 26

    Dam You Winter, Bring On the Spring Market!

    Dam You Winter, Bring On the Spring Market!
    Predictions On the Spring Real Estate Market from a Panel of Local Experts “There’s no curb appeal if there’s no curb!” — Rona Fischman, 4 Buyers Real Estate We are less than a week away from March, which usually…
  • Feb 24

    Home Contractor’s Failure To Register Exposes It To Consumer Protection Act Liability

    Home Contractor’s Failure To Register Exposes It To Consumer Protection Act Liability
    With the record amount of snow, roof leaks and interior damage just beginning to hit Bay State homeowners, this spring should be a record season for Massachusetts home improvement contractors. But, according to a recent court…
  • Feb 21

    Upcoming Speaker Series: War Stories from the Real Estate Frontline | March 2, 2015

    Upcoming Speaker Series: War Stories from the Real Estate Frontline | March 2, 2015
    I will be speaking at the upcoming Metrowest Resourceful Realtor Meeting on March 2, 2015 at John Harvard’s Brewhouse at Shoppers World, Framingham. Networking starts at 5:45PM with dinner and speakers starting at 6:30PM. Any licensed…
Rank this Week: 676

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 30

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR
    Ventura Foothill Neighbors v. County of Ventura (12/15/14, 2d Civil No. B254120) The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20% increase in the actual height of a building over the stated…
  • Jan 21

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.” The Guidelines will apply in the Corps’ San Francisco, Sacramento, Los…
  • Jan 7

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie
    Effective January 1, 2015, commercial landlords are prohibited from entering into leases or other occupancy agreements that include any unreasonable restriction or prohibition on the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station…
Rank this Week: 693

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: 759

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    BUDGET SPEECH 2015

    BUDGET SPEECH 2015
    HiThe most relevant part of Minister Nene's Budget Speech for those involved in the Property Industry was the amendment to Transfer Duty. The new rates will only apply to property acquired on or after 1 March 2015 by any person,…
  • Dec 5

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing
    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing - Property | MoneywebGermany-focused property fund debuts on AltX. JOHANNESBURG – Sirius Real Estate Ltd, a wholly Germany-focused property fund, traded in a tightly bound range on Friday morning,…
  • Nov 14

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb
    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now outThe first piece of investment advice I received was when I turned 18. My father told me that I must invest a third of my savings in property, another third in equity and the remaining third in cash.This…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • Feb 24

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Fast Approaching

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Fast Approaching
    As discussed in my last blog on this topic, impact fee rates in Lee County continue to be a focus for many in the community. At its February 3rd meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) adopted the proposed rate…
  • Feb 4

    Homestead Deadline Approaching for Lee County Landowner

    Homestead Deadline Approaching for Lee County Landowner
    The homestead application filing deadline of March 1 is approaching quickly. Below is a snapshot of eligibility and documentation requirements for real property owned in Lee County, Florida. What is the Homestead Exemption? The homestead…
  • Jan 29

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming
    The Lee County Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) is kicking off 2015 with substantial consideration of impact fees, with viewpoints expressed by stakeholders on both sides of the issue. At its January 6th meeting, the first…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • Feb 3

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!
    At least not before checking with your attorney. An interesting case from the Northern District of Iowa was recently brought to my attention.  Although no final disposition of the case occurred due to parties resolving the matter out of…
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
Rank this Week: 816

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    Topics to Study for State Law Portion of Licensure Examination Clarified

    Topics to Study for State Law Portion of Licensure Examination Clarified
    A big thanks goes out to the Colorado Division of Real Estate for clarifying those portions of Colorado law which community association managers should study to prepare for the licensure examination!  To review this important…
  • Feb 18

    Division of Real Estate Publishes 2014 Annual Report

    Division of Real Estate Publishes 2014 Annual Report
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has published the 2014 Annual Report of the Colorado HOA Information and Resource Center.  This report provides a great deal of information on the registration of HOAs in Colorado and a…
  • Feb 12

    Manager Licensing Class Registration

    Manager Licensing Class Registration
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Rank this Week: 854

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: 866

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 861

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 951

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 1037

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: 1061

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/
Rank this Week: 1048

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/
  • Feb 27

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue
    Selected Tweets from last night's live show, PBS Insights.Souki: Ag is not just land; it's also labor and capital. How can we enable more people to farm? #pbsinsights— PBS Hawaii (@pbshawaii) February 27, 2015Atta: The city is trying to…
  • Feb 17

    Hawaii Supreme Court Provides Clearer Guidance on Public Trust Doctrine and Water

    Hawaii Supreme Court Provides Clearer Guidance on Public Trust Doctrine and Water
    Diversion, Wailua River, KauaiThe Kauai Springs case has been working its way through Hawaii's courts.  A summary of the case is described in Intermediate Court of Appeals Creates Public Trust Evaluation Criteria for All Boards and…
  • Feb 12

    Developers Have an Option for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) with Interim Permit

    Developers Have an Option for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) with Interim Permit
    Under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH) § 21-9.100, “the use of neighborhood TOD plans shall be the preferred way to create TOD development regulations for each TOD zone.”  However, creating neighborhood TOD plans is…
Rank this Week: 1203

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1152

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: 1195

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.
    Call 516-858-2620 for immediate legal assistance! The post The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC. appeared first on The Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC.
  • Jan 10

    Repurchase your foreclosed home

    Repurchase your foreclosed home
    Repurchase your foreclosed home at today’s value! Previously, foreclosed homeowners who wanted to repurchase their home were required to pay the entire amount owed on the mortgage.  This requirement also applied to anyone buying…
  • Dec 30

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case
    An interesting decision came down in September of 2014 involving municipal liability claims.  In Granada v City of White Plains, 2014 NY Slip Op 06053, the Second Department ruled that a municipality is not immune from claims involving…
Rank this Week: 1266

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/
  • Feb 21

    David Calles Receives an Eagle Award from Owners’ Counsel

    David Calles Receives an Eagle Award from Owners’ Counsel
          Professor Callies has been an outstanding professor at the University of Hawaii Law School for a number of years. An outstanding thinker on property law and property rights, the Award has clearly been provided to a…
  • Feb 18

    Mackinac City Moves Forward with Eminent Domain

    Mackinac City Moves Forward with Eminent Domain
    After years of bickering with local property owner(s), the City of Mackinac is now attempting to acquire the “coal dock” property by eminent domain. This is something which will effect far more than a simple individual property in…
  • Feb 18

    Nexus is Not Rover

    Nexus is Not Rover
      Attached is the Nexus Gas Transmission Project Overview Map, Timing and Regulatory Process Information. The Nexus line will terminate at Willow Run. This is because there is another line which traverses from Willow Run through other…
Rank this Week: 1282

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1231

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: 1325

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1451

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1413

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1548

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 28

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held
    A protest was held Sunday in North St. Louis to demonstrate against a city bill which would allow the city to condemn property in the city’s third and fifth wards.  The bill is part of attempts to encourage the new National…
  • Feb 28

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property
    A CT state senator wants to ban the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s ability to use its power of eminent domain to seize “intangible property,” such as bus companies’ licenses to carry passengers on specified…
  • Feb 28

    Idaho Sen. Seeks To Restrict Eminent Domain Power

    Idaho Sen. Seeks To Restrict Eminent Domain Power
    The Idaho Senate recently passed a bill which would prevent the use of the power of eminent domain to create hiking trails, bike paths or greenways. The bill, SB 1044, passed the Senate 20-13. It bans the use of condemnation “for…
Rank this Week: 1508

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1583

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Eminent Domain Impacting Property Owner

    Eminent Domain Impacting Property Owner
    Property Owners Impacted by Eminent Domain in Many Different Ways Eminent domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Property owners all of over the country…
  • Jan 26

    The Cost of an Eminent Domain Attorney

    The Cost of an Eminent Domain Attorney
    Are Eminent Domain Attorneys Expensive? The most blatant eminent domain abuse occurs when the condemning authority makes “low ball” offers. This scenario invariably requires the property owner to hire an attorney to obtain just…
  • Jan 21

    The Kelo Decision and Blight

    The Kelo Decision and Blight
    Following the unfavorable Kelo decision in 2005,  governmental entities started abusing their power to exercise eminent domain and attempted to deem lower grade neighborhoods as blighted in order to acquire the property and have the area…
Rank this Week: 1520

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 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
Rank this Week: 1504

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 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 1673

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Judgment Against Real Estate Mogul Has Been Affirmed

    Judgment Against Real Estate Mogul Has Been Affirmed
    Real estate mogul Harry Macklowe has received a resounding defeat by the New York Appellate Division regarding his litigation with Warren Cole, his former business right-hand man. Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern’s grant of summary…
  • Feb 20

    Can a Cooperative Apartment Be Partitioned?

    Can a Cooperative Apartment Be Partitioned?
    Where owners of real property cannot agree on the continued ownership or operation of a property, they may commence an action for partition in Court seeking the public sale of the property. The proceeds from the sale are then distributed…
  • Feb 16

    Are You Aware Of These Updated Regulations For Property Owners?

    Are You Aware Of These Updated Regulations For Property Owners?
    In interesting news, new regulations were finalized by the department of the Treasury regarding income taxation of property owners. Expect dramatic and significant ramifications. It took almost ten years of government efforts to reduce the…
Rank this Week: 1699

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Feb 20

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?
    Boards, beware, if you do not reach out to owners in the right way you may end up with this question (and owners, if you don’t step up, you may end up with this question): “Do you have an article on what happens when a board is…
  • Feb 20

    Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?

    Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?
    Hey, I’ve been out for awhile, held back in January by a nasty health issue, but I’m back. The below blog is one that is on such an important subject that it is being posted on both blogs, this one and www.condolawguru.com. Hope…
  • Nov 13

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?
    HOORAY – I am able to get back into this blog!! So let’s tackle an important subject. LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY? Let’s get it straight for the many people out there who have sent…
Rank this Week: 1672

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 19

    Howard Geneslaw and Jason Tuvel to Speak at the 2015 Land Use Update

    Howard Geneslaw and Jason Tuvel to Speak at the 2015 Land Use Update
    Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the firm’s Real Property & Environmental Department and Secretary of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, will be participating, as both a moderator and speaker, at the…
  • Feb 3

    Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Changes to State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Changes to State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    In his budget proposal unveiled on January 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo included recommendations that would significantly change the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program… Continue Reading
  • Jan 26

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal
    On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that the sale of a useful chemical did not make the seller an "arranger for disposal" under Superfund, even where seller knew that some of that chemical would be spilled…
Rank this Week: 1746