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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    DOG WALKING?

    DOG WALKING?
    Some dogs walking dogs .... Times Square, earlier today.
  • Apr 24

    HANGING WITH GAVIN

    HANGING WITH GAVIN
    Gavin DeGraw opened for Billy Joel at the Garden
  • Apr 24

    I'VE GOT BOYES

    I'VE GOT BOYES
    Miami Panther
Rank this Week: 9

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 24

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 2, You tell me this town ain’t got no heart

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 2, You tell me this town ain’t got no heart
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. Well, well, well, you can never tell. The sunny side of the street is dark. Well, well, well, you can never tell. – Grateful Dead,…
  • Apr 23

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?
    By: David A. Smith Nothin’ shakin’ on Shakedown Street. Used to be the heart of town. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street When it comes to flimsy cases to justify the state’s using judicial or police power to intimidate…
  • Apr 22

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.  – Phaedrus. As we’ve seen in…
Rank this Week: 100

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 24

    The Giant Arrows That Guide You Across America

    The Giant Arrows That Guide You Across America
    Twentieth Century GPS: Long before the days of radio (and those convenient little smartphone applications), the US Postal service began a cross-country air mail service using army war surplus planes from World War I, many piloted by former…
  • Apr 24

    Chang & Fennell on Partition and Revelation

    Chang & Fennell on Partition and Revelation
    Yun-chien Chang (Academia Sinica) & Lee Fennell (Chicago) have posted Partition and Revelation (Chicago Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Judicial partition works like a private taking, yet it has been under-theorized. Existing…
  • Apr 23

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule
    Rick Hills (NYU) has posted Hydrofracking and Home Rule: Defending and Defining an Anti-Preemption Canon of Statutory Construction in New York (Albany Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Extracting natural gas through hydraulic…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Apr 22

    April 28 - APA Conference in Atlanta presents a day on taking

    April 28 - APA Conference in Atlanta presents a day on taking
    The American Planning Association annual conference is in Atlanta from April 26-30. Check out the conference program here. Monday, April 28, is the "law" day and is focusing on takings. Panels include: "Takings in the 21st…
  • Apr 22

    Idaho Law's Resilient Cities symposium now online

    Idaho Law's Resilient Cities symposium now online
    The 2014 Idaho Law Review symposium, Resilient Cities: Environment | Economy | Equity, was held earlier this month and was a great success. For those who couldn’t happen by Boise for the event, video of the entire symposium is now...
  • Apr 22

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School
    Pace Law School seeks applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law. The VAP in Environmental Law will hold a one-year appointment, renewable for a second one-year term. The appointment is designed to mentor and…
Rank this Week: 178

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 290

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 24

    Ignoring the Court of Appeal?

    Ignoring the Court of Appeal?
    There has been an odd bedroom tax development, one on which details are tantalisingly still absent. Mr & Mrs Carmichael have won their appeal to the First Tier Tribunal, apparently on the basis of Mrs Carmichael’s disability, so on…
  • Apr 23

    Not a Good Idea

    Not a Good Idea
    One to be filed under ‘Do not do this, ever’. R (Grimshaw) v LB Southwark [2013] EWHC 4504 (Admin) [Not on Bailii, I've seen a transcript] This started out well enough, as a judicial review claim of Southwark’s decision to…
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
Rank this Week: 423

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: 506

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 521

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Apr 24

    Thursday Round-Up: NC Beltway Blight Case, Precondemnation Entry Statute Unconstitutional, Why Buy Land You Can Get For Free?

    Thursday Round-Up: NC Beltway Blight Case, Precondemnation Entry Statute Unconstitutional, Why Buy Land You Can Get For Free?
    Here's what we're reading today: "Flash Boys and the Transportation Corridor Act" - from the North Carolina Land Use Litigator blog, some thoughts about the recent NC Supreme Court decision that we described as a "muddled hash." This is the…
  • Apr 24

    Back In Busine

    Back In Busine
    After several days of the blog being booted off-line (through no fault of our own, it was our blog platform, Typepad), we're back from our forced blog vacay, and all looks good. Thanks to Gideon Kanner for posting the notice so y'all didn't…
  • Apr 18

    Don't Forget To Celebrate The Secular Good Friday Holiday Today, By Going Shopping Or Something

    Don't Forget To Celebrate The Secular Good Friday Holiday Today, By Going Shopping Or Something
    Today is Good Friday, an official state holiday in Hawaii, so we're reposting our annual recounting of how it came to be that the State commemorates the date of the crucifixion, and how that squares with the Establishment Clause of the First…
Rank this Week: 597

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall
    Sheehan v. Weaver: Strict Liability For Building Code Violations Does Not Apply To Residential Structures I love being right. I was critical, and called for the overruling, of Northeast Housing Court Judge David Kerman’s 2012…
  • Apr 5

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing
    Decision Could Have Wide Impact Upon Marijuana Use By Tenants The law on marijuana and rental housing remains clouded to say the least. And that’s no pun. This week on April 8th, the Supreme Judicial Court will consider the first…
  • Mar 25

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction
    Distressed Homeowners Lose Key Defense, While Foreclosure Purchasers Gain More Title Security Last week, the Supreme Judicial Court decided yet another important foreclosure case, U.S. Bank v. Schumacher (embedded below). The issue considered…
Rank this Week: 617

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 21

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue
    New York State Brownfield Act reform did not survive the crush of last-minute negotiations over the State’s 2014-15 budget. The Governor’s office, the Senate, and Assembly each introduced their own proposals for accomplishing…
  • Apr 15

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie
    Recently, Wal-Mart placed an order for 1,738 fuel cell powered forklifts that move products in Wal-Mart’s warehouses. This highly publicized order spotlights the emerging commercial markets, the technologies and patents that have made…
  • Apr 14

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook
    Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, contributed a section on environmental issues in bankruptcy to the 8th edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. Her section discusses the…
Rank this Week: 661

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/
  • Apr 21

    CMBS Litigation: The Guarantor Actually Wins One

    CMBS Litigation: The Guarantor Actually Wins One
    On April 7, 2014, the US District Court in the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of the Guarantor in CP III Rincon Towers, Inc. (Plaintiff) v. Richard Cohen (Defendant) (No. 10 Civ. 4638 (DAB).   The…
  • Apr 13

    CLE Updates: Upcoming Real Estate Educational Seminar

    CLE Updates: Upcoming Real Estate Educational Seminar
    In one sign that spring is here, the number of educational seminars on real estate topics is blooming.  Below is information regarding several upcoming seminars:1.  The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) is sponsoring a Land Use and…
  • Apr 7

    How the Right App Can Save the Day

    How the Right App Can Save the Day
    This post is a little off topic for our blog but I wanted to share how one of the apps that I wrote about in January saved the day in a transaction closing. Recently, I attended a closing for a combined asset/commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Apr 18

    The Right To Be Paid For Control Of Property

    The Right To Be Paid For Control Of Property
    The PLF Liberty Blog, one of the leading proponents of property rights, is providing an amicus brief on the interesting Stamper case. The reality is that a market participant, meaning an owner, has a specific control of the utilization of a…
  • Apr 17

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation
    The co-founder of Missoula Water Now provided a letter to the editor of The Missoulian. It is interesting that the letter broaches the subject of Carlyle “taking” money from the State. Realistically, the citizens of Missoula…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase
    Originally, many Missouri couunties supported the Clean Line approach of bringing power through the State. Subsequently, after a lack of support from the local utility companies and those directly affected by the Line, many of the Counties…
Rank this Week: 684

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 23

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?
    Created by: CollegeAtHome.com
Rank this Week: 685

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: 695

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
  • Oct 7

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association

    More on Electric Car Charging Stations – for Community Association
    A reader of  my post here sent me an e-mail message raising concerns about whether installing charging stations could make a community association an unlicensed electric power re-seller.  The reader raised an important issue.  As…
Rank this Week: 770

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 805

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: 823

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

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

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
  • Oct 22

    Probability of zone change in NJ eminent domain case

    Probability of zone change in NJ eminent domain case
    The Supreme Court of New Jersey, in a 3-2 opinion written by Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, reversed and remanded Borough of Saddle River v. 66 East Allendale, LLC, overturning a jury verdict for just compensation in the amount of $5,250,000.…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Apr 23

    Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansion

    Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansion
    Port Miami and Port Canaveral, two of the busiest ports in Florida, are preparing to get busier as both equip to undergo major expansion projects.  The current endeavor that plans to widen and deepen the Panama Canal is slated to be…
  • Apr 18

    Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism

    Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism
    Though the multi-billion dollar medical tourism industry is dominated by Asia, it is on the rise in the United States, with many wealthy international patients eyeing the U.S.’s innovative treatments in areas such as orthopedic and…
  • Apr 16

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3
    Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras, passenger rail,…
Rank this Week: 876

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: 862

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Leatherman Visits the Shepperson Ranch

    Leatherman Visits the Shepperson Ranch
    by Gareth Shepperson Commercial and Property Attorney
  • Apr 23

    'The 4 main reasons why banks decline mortage applications'

    'The 4 main reasons why banks decline mortage applications'
    It is interesting that amongst the 4 "MAIN" reasons, Number 4 is that (in the Bank's view) the property is overpriced.  The article goes on to say that this is the case in less than 1% of declines.  Therefore I don't think it is a…
  • Apr 23

    Credit amnesty's impact on the property market

    Credit amnesty's impact on the property market
    As the saying goes: "The proof is in the pudding!"We will see whether tighter lending criteria by the banks will offset any possible advantage to credit applicants.Gareth SheppersonCommercial and Property AttorneyCredit amnesty's impact on…
Rank this Week: 903

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Heenan Blaikie LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 11

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…
    The Ottawa Condo Group is very pleased to announce that it will be moving to the Ottawa office of Gowlings. As you may have heard, Heenan Blaikie will be winding down its legal practice after 40 years of excellence and dedication. Thank you…
  • Feb 6

    We’re Moving

    We’re Moving
    The Toronto Condo Group is pleased to announce that we will be moving to Aird & Berlis. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients and are excited to be able to draw on the expertise of Aird & Berlis’ renowned Real…
  • Feb 5

    Condo Group Update

    Condo Group Update
    An exciting change is on the way for the Condo Group. As some of you may have learned, we will no longer be operating as Heenan Blaikie LLP. Our Condo Group is committed to continuing to work with all of you, our amazing clients. Stay…
Rank this Week: 922

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: 880

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: 946

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Clarifying Attorney-Client Privilege in HOA Construction Defect Litigation

    Clarifying Attorney-Client Privilege in HOA Construction Defect Litigation
    *New Case LawCivil Code Section 6150 requires that a homeowners association ("HOA") make various disclosures to its membership in the context of construction defect litigation. The HOA is further required to hold a meeting of its membership…
  • Apr 21

    New Client: JP Ranch Community Association

    New Client: JP Ranch Community Association
    We are proud to announce that JP Ranch Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. JP Ranch is a master planned community consisting of 786 single family homes nestled in the foothills near the…
  • Apr 16

    Community Website for our Homeowners Association?

    Community Website for our Homeowners Association?
    *Asked & Answered Asked - Is it common for an association to create a website and share certain information via this website with owners/residents of the community? If yes, what are the regulations? Answered - Yes. A community website…
Rank this Week: 1047

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
Rank this Week: 1031

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1056

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/
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
  • Jun 19

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C In a decision that should have both Owners and Design Professionals taking close notice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently upheld enforcement of a contractual limitation of…
Rank this Week: 1107

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: 1099

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 23

    Management Company Transparency Bill Signed Into Law

    Management Company Transparency Bill Signed Into Law
    On April 18th, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB 1254 into law. The bill addresses the disclosure of fees charged to HOAs in Colorado by management companies. HB 1254 will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Here’s what you…
  • Apr 23

    Free Manager Classes from WLPP!

    Free Manager Classes from WLPP!
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce free lunchtime teleconference classes for community association managers designed to help prepare managers to take the Colorado law portion of the licensing…
  • Apr 18

    Full Disclosure: How much is too much?

    Full Disclosure: How much is too much?
    Community associations often deal with situations that they must disclose to buyers or lenders as part of the documentation provided in a real estate transaction. Typical disclosures that associations must give include (1) whether the…
Rank this Week: 1254

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 1207

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 1208

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan
    You may recall that a Michigan judge, not too long ago, stated his conviction that a ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution and issued an order invalidating the state's constitutional restriction limiting marriage to a union…
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce
    New studies indicate that the social scientists who read data on marriage and divorce rates have been studying the wrong data. According to the Minnesota Population Center, it turns out that more people are splitting up these days, not…
  • Apr 8

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
Rank this Week: 1485

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 1

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
    I got an email from someone that posed a simple little problem – ha ha. There seems to be very few of those in this business. When I wrote back asking if the person was seeking legal advice, I got this answer: “I do not need a…
  • Apr 1

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?
    I received an email inquiry today from a board member who says they want to work with me to update their governing documents. They are filled with anticipation and ready to go. They say “Our Board has set up a committee to tackle this…
  • Mar 22

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
    This is a long post. It is excerpted from the currently updated Primer – Assessments A-2 – What Happens in an HOA Foreclosure Situation, which is all about foreclosures in HOAs. If you are interested as an HOA in getting notice of…
Rank this Week: 1459

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: 1392

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    "The Right Way to Correct Wrongs" - A Preview

    "The Right Way to Correct Wrongs" - A Preview
    The Washington State Chapter of CAI is hosting “Law Day” this Saturday – and we hope you can make it! In the morning session, my Partner Dan Zimberoff is co-presenting with Jim Talaga (Association Reserves) on the topic,…
  • Apr 17

    Why Mediation Work

    Why Mediation Work
    Community association disputes—whether they involve owner-to-owner, owner-to-board, or association-to-third party—are no different than any other commercial dispute in that the overwhelming majority of them are resolved short of…
  • Apr 10

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon
    Community associations have varying reasons to amend their governing documents and we previously discussed when to amend governing documents in our February 2014 weekly email. Sometimes, a current rule does not fit a community. Other times,…
Rank this Week: 1637

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Choosing the Right Entity for Your Start-Up Busine

    Choosing the Right Entity for Your Start-Up Busine
    In creating a start-up, it is important to form the business as the type of legal entity that best suits its needs and goals. Because there are numerous forms of entities to choose from, each with their advantages and disadvantages, choice…
  • Apr 10

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case
    A recent federal court ruling offers a good reminder of the many unique claims that may be made against employers by their unhappy employees. All Sacramento business owners--from established enterprises to start ups--should be familiar with…
  • Apr 2

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie
    Many business owners, particularly start-ups, remain unaware of the complex legal issues involved in employer-employee relationships. It is critical to have guidance on these matters, to understand your risks, rights, and obligation as an…
Rank this Week: 1573

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/
Rank this Week: 1567

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: 1545

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/
  • Mar 24

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible
    In the last few weeks the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided two more cases dealing with the effects of botched foreclosure sales.  The more important decision is U.S. Bank National Association v. Schumacher (pdf). …
  • Mar 12

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense
    On April 25, 2014, the Boston Bar Association will host a lunch program entitled "The (Slow) Rise and (Sudden) Fall of the Chapter 40B Municipal Planning Defense."  This program is jointly sponsored by the BBA's Land Use and Development…
  • Mar 3

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting
    If you think land use is simple, read Beverly Port Marina, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Protection — not just the recent Appeals Court decision but the underlying agency decision.  What’s so difficult?  Begin…
Rank this Week: 1602

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/
  • Oct 17

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce
    Local knowledge - Nothing grabs a community's attention like a construction project in or around their neighborhood.  Be it public utility, roads, schools, houses, or commercial project, people want to know what you're doing, why you're…
  • Oct 10

    There is No "Wizard of Oz" Pulling Levers Behind the Curtain

    There is No "Wizard of Oz" Pulling Levers Behind the Curtain
    My interest was piqued by a recent Hawaii Public Radio piece entitled, Planning Neighborhoods: What? When? Where?  It is part of the larger, ongoing discourse in Hawaii that is now reaching a fevered pitch as Hawaii's economy improves…
  • Sep 20

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013
    A survey of significant Hawaii land use and planning legislation, judicial opinions, and land use commission activities in 2013. These materials supported a lecture on the impacts these developments in the law will have on project proponents,…
Rank this Week: 1513

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1611