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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/
Rank this Week: 8

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: 366

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/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
Rank this Week: 404

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 26

    Regulations and damn regulations.

    Regulations and damn regulations.
    Two quite different sets of secondary legislation. First: there is a new prescribed form for section 6(2), section 8 and section 13(2) notices for assured (including shorthold) tenancies from 6 April 2015. The regulations are here and the…
  • Mar 24

    Not So Alarming

    Not So Alarming
    There are new provisions requiring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties. This announcement has had an interesting genesis! The Government announced on 11 March 2015 that it would be utilising powers it had taken to…
  • Mar 24

    Relief from sanctions for not turning up?

    Relief from sanctions for not turning up?
    In Home Group v Matrejek [2015] EWHC 441 (QB), the High Court has applied Rule 3.9 of the Civil Procedure Rules and the guidance on applications for relief from sanctions in Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (our note here) to a…
Rank this Week: 422

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: 431

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/
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain
    The Wisconsin Court of Appeals' decision in Somers USA, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation, No. 2014AP1092 (Mar. 25, 2015), is the second case we're posting today that asks -- just what was the government thinking? This kerfuffle…
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part I: City Stealing Dirt Is A Taking

    What Were They Thinking, Part I: City Stealing Dirt Is A Taking
    Here's the first of two cases we're going to post today, both with the same theme -- what was the government thinking? The facts in Irwin v. City of Minot, No. 20140217 (Mar. 24, 2015), are similar to cases we've covered before, the…
  • Mar 26

    Pacific Business News Report On Eminent Domain And The Honolulu Rail

    Pacific Business News Report On Eminent Domain And The Honolulu Rail
    We can't reproduce the entire interview, and the link to the online version is behind a partial paywall, but here are the highlights of a recent interview, where A. Kam Napier, the Editor-in- Chief of Pacific Business News, came by and…
Rank this Week: 479

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    There’s big money in charity: Part 3, To court donor

    There’s big money in charity: Part 3, To court donor
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] The first shipment of food was 300 tons of wheat destined for the bellies of the citizens of one of those countries on the west coast of Africa that had…
  • Mar 26

    There’s big money in charity: Part 2, Few would thrive

    There’s big money in charity: Part 2, Few would thrive
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] It was finally decided that since I was a budding historian it would be nice if I made a historic record of the first shipment of Food for Peace from the time that it left…
  • Mar 25

    There’s big money in charity: Part 1, Not corporate chieftains?

    There’s big money in charity: Part 1, Not corporate chieftains?
    By: David A. Smith [I wrote a report about how] some Madison Avenue sharpies ripped off the Office of Economic Opportunity. That one I entitled, “Poverty is Where the Money’s At.” – Ross Thomas, If You Can’t Be…
Rank this Week: 542

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 26

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest
    The ABA section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law announces its annual student writing competition. Here are the details: Goals: The goal of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest…
  • Mar 26

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property
    Ezra Rosser (American) has posted Destabilizing Property (Connecticut Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Property theory has entered into uncertain times. Conservative and progressive scholars are fiercely contesting everything it…
  • Mar 25

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering
    John King takes a look at the future promised to us by architectural renderings. He doesn't like what he sees: In tomorrow’s San Francisco, every adult who matters looks as if he or she arrived on a Google bus. The...
Rank this Week: 594

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/
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
  • Mar 17

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?
    With both interest rates and home inventory starting the year at lows we haven't seen in a long time, this may be the best opportunity for you to sell your home for the most profit.  Most people hire a Realtor to help them through the…
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
Rank this Week: 566

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Mar 22

    Pending Real Estate Legislation in the Ohio Legislature

    Pending Real Estate Legislation in the Ohio Legislature
    Spring is finally in the air and that means, among other things that the Ohio Legislature (https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) is in session. The bills of the 131st General Assembly pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real…
  • Mar 16

    Ohio Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Beck Energy; Local Drilling Ordinances Not a Valid Exercise of Home Rule

    Ohio Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Beck Energy; Local Drilling Ordinances Not a Valid Exercise of Home Rule
    The Ohio Supreme Court decided a critical case in February affecting the state’s oil and gas drilling industry when it issued its decision in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp (Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485) on February…
  • Mar 9

    Aladdin and the Vacancy Exclusion

    Aladdin and the Vacancy Exclusion
    On one level, the granting of Aladdin’s wishes by the Genie is a lot like insurance coverage today. “Aladdin: You're gonna grant me any three wishes I want, right?Genie: Uh, almost. There are a few, uh, provisos, a, a couple of…
Rank this Week: 607

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: 618

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: 638

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

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

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 606

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/
  • Mar 26

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing
    An important part of business and commercial law is drafting security agreements and UCC filings. These sorts of documents require a certain degree of specificity to be valid. However, just as with anything, too much specificity can be too…
  • Mar 22

    Arbitration Provisions in Online Contract

    Arbitration Provisions in Online Contract
    As businesses move online the way they create contracts with consumers continues to change. This ever evolving area of business law impacts not only the way businesses interact with your customers but also the way they resolve any disputes…
  • Mar 13

    Forbearance Agreements in California

    Forbearance Agreements in California
    Real estate and commercial disputes across the country are often settled by a forbearance agreement. In these agreements, the creditor agrees to settle its claim for a discounted amount, usually payable in installments. In exchange, the…
Rank this Week: 774

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: 921

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/
  • Mar 23

    Outstanding Appraiser Article

    Outstanding Appraiser Article
    Bill Rothman, an experienced Pennsylvania appraiser, provided an outstanding appraiser discussion about eminent domain. Mr. Rothman describes the process under which individuals deal with pipeline eminent domain actions in Pennsylvania.…
  • Mar 22

      Missoula may indeed have a right to…

      Missoula may indeed have a right to acquire and control the privately owned water utility. But the simple argument that “this is owned by out of state people who will sell to other out of state people” does not properly…
  • Mar 21

    When Is A Song A Song? Rover Reroute

    When Is A Song A Song? Rover Reroute
      ET Rover maintains it will eliminate 110 miles of a proposed pipeline. In a recent Livingston Daily article, a local resident notes that ET Rover could still “expand their capacity” by providing a “loop”…
Rank this Week: 917

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Mar 10

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent
    Following the rule making hearing last week, and much input from industry stakeholders, on March 9, 2015, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) adopted the permanent rules regarding managing licensing, effective upon…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
Rank this Week: 734

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: 785

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: 773

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: 913

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1011

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed

    The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed
    The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church (USA) has commended the staff at Church headquarters (815 Second Avenue in New York) for producing an operating "surplus" of some $2.4 million for calendar 2014.  A resolution adopted at the…
  • Mar 24

    Tyranny in Vestment

    Tyranny in Vestment
    The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things:Of shoes, and ships, and sealing -wax; of cabbages, and kings.Yes, indeed -- "of cabbages and kings." The thing you need to know about the former is to "[p]lant [the] recommended…
  • Mar 13

    Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable

    Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable
    Only weeks after leaving office on Jan. 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.Troy drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive,…
Rank this Week: 992

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Mar 16

    New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Trial Court the Venue for Affordable Housing Dispute

    New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Trial Court the Venue for Affordable Housing Dispute
    Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a green light to developers and other interested parties to eventually pursue builders’ remedy actions in New Jersey Superior Court. The decision is the latest in a battle over affordable…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 1299

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: 1180

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: 1064

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: 1066

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 1214

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

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

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

    Lights Out

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

    Compliance Building

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

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Mar 27

    FWS gives out $4.2 million in tribal wildlife grant

    FWS gives out $4.2 million in tribal wildlife grant
    Yes, as it says above and below, FWS has awarded more than $4 million in grants to tribes for conservation work. Here's the text of the press release: Tribes in 13 states receive $4.2 M from service for conservation work March 27, 2015…
  • Mar 26

    Greater sage-grouse: Barrick Gold (Nev.) conservation agreement, another announcement today in Oregon, and a lek back to Wyoming

    Greater sage-grouse: Barrick Gold (Nev.) conservation agreement, another announcement today in Oregon, and a lek back to Wyoming
    The greater sage-grouse cannot stay out of the news long. On Thursday, the Interior Department announced an agreement with Barrick Gold of North America and The Nature Conservancy allowing Barrick "to accumulate credits for successful…
  • Mar 26

    Ninth Circuit dismisses Sharp Park case as moot

    Ninth Circuit dismisses Sharp Park case as moot
    The Ninth Circuit has dismissed as moot a challenge to the operations of Sharp Park golf course in the city of San Francisco (Wild Equity Institute v. City and County of San Francisco, 13-15046). "Wild Equity argued on appeal that the…
Rank this Week: 1971

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: 1324

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/
  • Mar 27

    The Spring Real Estate Market- Timing is Everything

    The Spring Real Estate Market- Timing is Everything
    In the New York metropolitan area, the residential real estate market is often seasonal. During the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, most sellers do not list their properties for sale or may remove their home from active…
  • Mar 20

    The Disposition of Housing of the Deceased

    The Disposition of Housing of the Deceased
    Many people who pass away also leave behind the place in which they resided. The housing could be a rental apartment, a cooperative or condominium unit, or a house. The deceased may not necessarily have resided in the property immediately…
  • Mar 12

    Foreclosure Settlement Conferences in New York State

    Foreclosure Settlement Conferences in New York State
    Our firm handles many cases in which the client is being sued for foreclosure of their property. In general, a foreclosure lawsuit involves a mortgage loan which has been recorded as a lien against real property, such as a house or…
Rank this Week: 1981

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/
  • Mar 26

    Alberta Energy Regulator responds to earthquakes possibly linked to fracking

    Alberta Energy Regulator responds to earthquakes possibly linked to fracking
    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued new rules which create a "traffic light" process in response to earthquakes believed to have been caused by hydraulic fracturing. Subsurface Order No. 2 comes after several seismic events that…
  • Mar 20

    Bureau of Land Management releases new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing

    Bureau of Land Management releases new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing
    In 2012, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) circulated a proposed rule governing the use of hydraulic fracturing on federal land. That proposal garnered a significant amount of interest and public comment.…
  • Mar 19

    Texas Legislature considers incentives for use of alternative fracking fluid

    Texas Legislature considers incentives for use of alternative fracking fluid
    The Texas Legislature is currently considering several bills related to hydraulic fracturing and the oil and gas industry in general. Last Friday, March 13th, two additional bills were proposed in the Texas Legislature that would incentivize…
Rank this Week: 1811

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/
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
  • Mar 18

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy
    Abate v. Fremont Investment & Loan:  High Court Rules That “Try Title” Procedure Only Available After Foreclosure Auction Completed After Deutsche Bank foreclosed his Newton home, Thomas Abate brought a…
  • Mar 10

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down
    Attorney General’s Office Accused of Smearing Local Landlords In Press A Craigslist ad online for merely 8 days for an unleaded apartment turned into a complete nightmare for two Melrose landlords who claim that Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 1753

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Mar 26

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation
    In our post on 20 March we explained the implications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and in particular the need for heat suppliers to register before 30 April 2015. In amendment regulations of yesterday the date…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? CONTINUE READING If the answer to these questions is…
Rank this Week: 1974

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
  • Mar 17

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation
    Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for…
  • Mar 10

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive
    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing…
Rank this Week: 1480

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 25

    What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determination

    What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determination
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court clarified how property owners appealing adverse zoning determinations must style their case and who must be named as a party to such a proceeding. In Frace v. Johnson, the Virginia Supreme Court held that…
  • Mar 18

    Arlington County Board Adopts Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (with a Few Exceptions)

    Arlington County Board Adopts Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (with a Few Exceptions)
    The Arlington County Board recently approved, with a few exceptions, the proposed amendments to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance. The amendments to Articles 1-18 and Appendices A and B, to incorporate a use classification system; update…
  • Feb 25

    Arlington’s New Take on Density Exclusion

    Arlington’s New Take on Density Exclusion
    A new memorandum issued by Arlington County’s Director of the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development, Bob Brosnan, is proposing to change which areas in a building developers can expect to exclude from density…
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
  • Mar 24

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children
    At times, life seems horribly unfair. That must be how Andrea felt after being accosted by her husband and fleeing to her local police department for help. What happened next was social services took her children and then attempted to…
  • Mar 17

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for these two mothers. If you are active on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen this popular hashtag #StandWithNanHui. #StandWithNanHui Case Draws Attention to Domestic…
  • Mar 10

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?
    Are you thinking about leaving your spouse but fear that you can't afford a divorce? There are resources that you can access that can help you reduce your costs. Resources for Divorces To find court forms, courthouse information and to run…
Rank this Week: 1844

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1617

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/
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
  • Feb 22

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency
    An involved agency, while making its own SEQRA findings, is limited to the record developed by the lead agency.
  • Jan 30

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance
    The Appellate Division upheld the denial of area variances to permit the legalization of an addition to an accessory structure.
Rank this Week: 1697

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/
  • Mar 20

    Texas Railroad Commission Oil & Gas Pipeline Permit Rule

    Texas Railroad Commission Oil & Gas Pipeline Permit Rule
    Previously I have discussed the revised Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) Rule 3.70 regarding permits for pipelines. You can access my previous blogs here and here. The RRC approved that new rule on December 3. 2014, and it went into effect on…
  • Mar 13

    Texas Senate Committee Aproves "Transfer at Death Deed"

    Texas Senate Committee Aproves "Transfer at Death Deed"
    Earlier this week, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee approved the draft of a new statute entitled the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act (Senate Bill 462). You can review a draft of the bill here. This bill would create a…
  • Jan 30

    Texas Supreme Court Decision on Implied Easement

    Texas Supreme Court Decision on Implied Easement
    An interesting case that involved easements was recently decided by the Texas Supreme Court. The case is David Hamrick, et al. v. Tom Ward and Betsy Ward and the issue presented to the Court was whether an implied easement of necessity by…
Rank this Week: 1350

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/
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case
    In the recent real estate case, Roman Catholic Bishop of Fall River v. Board of Assessors of Attleboro, App. Ct. Mass. (2014), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it the issue of a requested tax abatement for a church property.…
  • Mar 12

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts recently announced that the state has reached a settlement with Coldwell Banker, on the matter of alleged instances of discrimination against families with children in housing rentals. Discrimination…
  • Mar 2

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with MERS in Mortgage Assignment Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with MERS in Mortgage Assignment Case
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reached an important decision on the assignability of mortgages by mortgagees. The issue arose out of a foreclosure case in which the plaintiff was attempting to challenge the legality of the process…
Rank this Week: 1366

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Mar 18

    Project Parklet

    Project Parklet
    At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law
    On February 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that certain oil and gas-related ordinances of the city of Munroe Falls are preempted by state law. State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015-Ohio-485 (Read the opinion here). In…
  • Feb 27

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance
    The new IRS repair regulations can impact how tenant allowances are structured. Traditionally, landlord and tenants have relied on the Section 110 safe harbor so that provided the allowance is spent on leasehold improvements, the allowance is…
Rank this Week: 1963

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/
  • Mar 17

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Residential Restrictive Covenant – Neighbor Veto Leamer v. White, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D283 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) The Whites and the Leamers lived in adjoining luxury waterfront townhomes. The townhomes are…
  • Feb 28

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, JD Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Properties Not all real estate investors are created equal. A large number of them simply are looking to place their hard-earned money into a safe…
  • Feb 23

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Homestead Devise Restrictions Stone v. Stone, 873 So.2d 628 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) Title to a residence was vested in a husband and wife. By warranty deed they conveyed the property to themselves as tenants in common.…
Rank this Week: 1477

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1771