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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/
  • Oct 1

    GUACAMOLE @ TEQUIZTLAN

    GUACAMOLE @ TEQUIZTLAN
    GUACAMOLE Made right at your table with fresh avocado, tomato, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, salt & lime to your taste. $12 http://www.tequiztlan.com/ 1884 BAY RD., MIAMI BEACH FL 33139
  • Oct 1

    TIME FOR THE TUMIS!

    TIME FOR THE TUMIS!
    @ Lincoln Road, South Beach "The Tumi USA Award honors those Peruvian immigrants in the USA with recognition, gratitude and admiration for excelling as professionals, as well as students, and for exemplifying their merit, estimable…
  • Oct 1

    COME HERE OFTEN?

    COME HERE OFTEN?
    @ Bubble Lounge
Rank this Week: 5

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 146

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Sep 30

    Do I Qualify for a HAMP Loan Modification?  Does it Really Matter?

    Do I Qualify for a HAMP Loan Modification?  Does it Really Matter?
    Do you qualify for a HAMP loan modification? It’s worth noting that prior to 2008, I would have to say that the question of qualifying for a loan modification had never been asked of anyone, because for all intents and purposes, loan…
  • Sep 28

    Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement

    Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement
    More and more Americans are finding retirement more of an impossible dream than an American one. Baby boomers are delaying retirement or working through it, and most are woefully short of the amounts they'd need to retire. But can anyone…
  • Sep 26

    Understanding The Black Swan… Thy Name is Retirement

    Understanding The Black Swan… Thy Name is Retirement
    Reverse mortgages can help us deal with the Black Swan event we’re most familiar with today... the meltdown in home prices that began in 2007 and left tens of millions of American homeowners “underwater,” or in other words,…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 195

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    PUBLIC LAW SOLICITORS are looking for a lawyer or paralegal for maternity cover starting in December 2014. We are a firm specialising in Public Law, Community Care and Human Rights work. We are based in Birmingham and have a national…
  • Sep 23

    The way we live now.

    The way we live now.
    This is not exactly a housing law post, though the operation of housing law runs through it at an angle. It is more of a snapshot of the present reality of social and private housing, at least in London, traced through the history of a…
  • Sep 22

    Technical hitch for Internet Explorer user

    Technical hitch for Internet Explorer user
    Sorry to anyone already affected by this, but it appears that trying to print from this site in Internet Explorer to a laser printer causes the printer to crash or reboot – and not print. I have absolutely no idea what is causing this.…
Rank this Week: 225

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: 274

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    When the house loses: Part 1, $700 million a year?

    When the house loses: Part 1, $700 million a year?
    By: David A. Smith All that I am asking for is ten gold dollars I could pay you back with one good hand – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) Gold has been coveted since prehistory because it is small, rare, and valuable…
  • Sep 23

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 3, Not in China’s operating system

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 3, Not in China’s operating system
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As so happens when I write about China, the process of laboriously sorting through my thinking means the posts expand, and my post about Chinese emigration,…
  • Sep 22

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 2, Breathing freely is a basic requirement

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 2, Breathing freely is a basic requirement
    [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Capital, whether economic of human, is a continuous referendum on government’s effectiveness – a referendum that government does not schedule but nevertheless must observe…
Rank this Week: 379

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: 372

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/
  • Sep 30

    One More Chance At "Gone With the Wind"

    One More Chance At "Gone With the Wind"
    We've mentioned Gerald O'Hara's talk to Scarlett about the importance of land before, and on the occasion of the film's 75th anniversary had an opportunity to see the entire movie again, fully remastered, and in its original aspect ratio.…
  • Sep 26

    Pennsylvania: No Public Use To Condemn, When "Sole Purpose" Of Taking Benefits Private Developer

    Pennsylvania: No Public Use To Condemn, When "Sole Purpose" Of Taking Benefits Private Developer
    Here's a very important case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Middle District). The question before the court in Reading Area Water Auth. v. Schuylkill River Greenway Ass'n , No. J-13-2014 (Sep. 24, 2014) was this: The primary question…
  • Sep 25

    New Cert Petition: Raisin Takings Case, Round II

    New Cert Petition: Raisin Takings Case, Round II
    We get to post the California Raisins again! Last term, in Horne v. U.S. Dep't of Agriculture, No. 12-123 (June 10, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a property owner could raise a takings claim as a defense to the…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Sep 25

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update

    September 2014 Florida Real Estate Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Below are highlights of the new legislation affecting Timeshares, Cooperatives, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations. These provisions are effective as of July 1, 2014 per Session Law Ch. 2014-133 (HB 807).…
  • Aug 13

    August 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    August 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. CONTEMPORANEOUS LEASE ADDENDUM PROVIDING FOR LIQUIDATED DAMAGES Wilson v. Terwillinger, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1313 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) A landlord and tenant executed a residential lease and at the same time executed…
  • Aug 4

    1st Quarter 2014 Industrial Market Report for Miami-Dade County CRE

    1st Quarter 2014 Industrial Market Report for Miami-Dade County CRE
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Total Industrial inventory in the Miami-Dade County market area amounted to 229,374,658 square feet in 8,790 buildings as of the end of the second quarter 2014. The Flex sector consisted of 16,908,307…
Rank this Week: 445

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 24

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer
    Class action lawsuits against condo developers seem to be on the rise. We have previously blogged about class actions relating to falling glass from condominiums and faulty balcony railings. The Toronto Star recently reported that a new class…
  • Sep 23

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case
    In a recent Alberta case, Condominium Plan No. 762 1302 v. Stebbing, the condominium corporation was unsuccessful in its attempt to have a cat removed from the property.  The condominium by-laws provided that no animal or pet was…
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
Rank this Week: 443

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
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • Sep 30

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?
    Should The Real Estate Industry Change Showings and Open Houses? What other industry requires unaccompanied female (and male) agents to meet perfect strangers in empty houses? None. One would think this is a recipe for disaster. And…
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
Rank this Week: 540

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that Hoboken cannot designate an 11.5-acre site in the city as an “area in need of rehabilitation,” which had allowed it to implement a redevelopment plan.  It found that the…
  • Sep 26

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a condemning authority cannot unilaterally dismiss a condemnation action after the special master has rendered an award. In Dillard Land Investments LLC v. Fulton County, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Case…
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
Rank this Week: 663

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Legality of CTICC construction scrutinised

    Legality of CTICC construction scrutinised
    Oh Wow ......... I absolutely LOVE a good discussion on Servitudes!Gareth SheppersonCommercial and Property AttorneyLegality of CTICC construction scrutinisedAlthough construction on the R832 million expansion of the Cape Town…
  • Sep 30

    Attacq, still on the prowl for development opportunitie

    Attacq, still on the prowl for development opportunitie
    Attacq, still on the prowl for development opportunitiesStill bullish in the local and international market.A strong development pipeline and diversification strategy in Africa and international markets buoyed Attacq to report an increase in…
  • Sep 30

    Court grants Pick n Pay exclusive property lease

    Court grants Pick n Pay exclusive property lease
    Court grants Pick n Pay exclusive property leaseMassstores has been interdicted by the high court from interfering with the contractual relationship between Pick n Pay and listed property fund Hyprop by operating a general food supermarket at…
Rank this Week: 655

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 1.

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 1.
    PrintHere a mantra often heard by tenants all of their lives: “Make sure you get self-help rights. Make sure you get self-help rights.” It’s not a bad theme, but is it a cure-all? No, it’s not, and what it…
  • Sep 21

    How To Turn A Holdover Tenant Into Not A Holdover Tenant

    How To Turn A Holdover Tenant Into Not A Holdover Tenant
    PrintOne of the most viewed Ruminations postings is the one titled: “Why So Much Confusion About Holdover Tenants?” It can be seen by clicking: HERE. Today, we are going to illustrate the concept and, at the same time, demonstrate…
  • Sep 14

    We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Rents Are Not Created Equal. What Does “Present Value” Mean?

    We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Rents Are Not Created Equal. What Does “Present Value” Mean?
    PrintEveryone knows that a dollar received today is better than a dollar received a year from now. Many realize that it is advantageous to pay a dollar a year from now rather than pay it today. That’s the “time value of…
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: 638

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS
    The recent meltdown at the country's oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some of the canonical abuses and litigation strategy implemented in the last few years…
  • Sep 25

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion
    For some time now -- ever since ECUSA's unilateral decision to consecrate V. Gene Robinson as a bishop -- the Anglican Communion has been unraveling, but since it was such a loosely based agglomeration of churches to begin with, hardly no one…
  • Sep 16

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (III)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (III)
    In the first post of this series, I examined "Jesus and the paradox of Jewish law", by which He Who was the unique and only Son of God was also (from a human viewpoint) condemned by that law for claiming to be the Son of God. In the second…
Rank this Week: 881

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    Board Communications and E-mail

    Board Communications and E-mail
    In 2012, the Colorado legislature changed the laws governing community association records, including requirements that Board members' e-mail addresses be retained as official records.  At first, many of our clients balked at the new…
  • Sep 26

    They Aren't As Bad as You Might Be Lead to Believe

    They Aren't As Bad as You Might Be Lead to Believe
    We all know that everybody hates their homeowners association - or do we? Many people might be surprised, particularly those who do hate their associations and think that everybody thinks the way they do, and maybe our state legislators, who…
  • Sep 24

    Community Association Managers - Topics to Study for Colorado Law Test

    Community Association Managers - Topics to Study for Colorado Law Test
    Community Association managers in Colorado know that licensure is just around the corner.  Beginning on July 1, 2015, every community association manager in Colorado must be licensed by the Colorado Division of Real Estate.  Part of…
Rank this Week: 947

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today, September 30, 2014, that they had entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, for entering into Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs)…
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
  • Aug 29

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau often provides subtle clues as to where they may be headed on the enforcement front and on November 6, 2013 they addressed the topic on their website about online Lead Generation and consumer safety…
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • Sep 24

    (US) New York City Air Rights: The Sky's The Limit

    (US) New York City Air Rights: The Sky's The Limit
    In an article that appears on Law360.com, Joe Marger of our New York office is quoted in an article titled "Developers Reaching Deep for Rights to Build Sky-High." The demand for sky-high condos and penthouse apartment has changed how…
  • Sep 23

    (US) Condominiums Exempted From Filing & Registration Requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

    (US) Condominiums Exempted From Filing & Registration Requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
    On September 18, 2014 Congress amended the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”) to exempt condominiums from the filing and registration requirements. Originally intended to protect consumers against fraudulent land…
  • Sep 19

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update
    This post was written by Stuart Wright and Siobhan Hayes When tenants offer landlords guarantees of their lease liabilities landlords need to take care what assignment rights the tenant can have and this was demonstrated in last week’s…
Rank this Week: 897

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Sep 22

    NJDEP Document Review Process Curtailed: More Autonomy for LSRP

    NJDEP Document Review Process Curtailed: More Autonomy for LSRP
    Unable to keep up with submittals from Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) and with the resulting increase in review times, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has recently decided to defer the review of…
  • Sep 18

    Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Stationary Source

    Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Stationary Source
    Since the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, it has been clear that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has the authority under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) to regulate emissions of…
  • Sep 3

    Potential Change Coming to NJ’s Economic Opportunity Act

    Potential Change Coming to NJ’s Economic Opportunity Act
    The “New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013” overhauled New Jersey’s economic development programs. The Act retooled and substantially enhanced the State’s job creation and retention program known as the Grow NJ…
Rank this Week: 758

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: 749

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
  • Aug 7

    Costly Nassau County Eviction

    Costly Nassau County Eviction
    Knowing the venue where you are litigating your eviction is vital in several ways including the cost of the action.  Nassau County in particular can be very costly due to some local town codes.  In Nassau County, the Sheriff…
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
Rank this Week: 744

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: 793

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: 860

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 780

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Successfully Maneuvering Through Post Foreclosure Evictions and Rental

    Successfully Maneuvering Through Post Foreclosure Evictions and Rental
    By Sandra Gottlieb and Cyrus Koochek, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Many California condominium and homeowner associations end up with units and homes after foreclosing on assessment liens with no third-party bidders at…
  • Sep 29

    Does Your Condo/HOA Board Undertake "Due Diligence"?

    Does Your Condo/HOA Board Undertake "Due Diligence"?
    David Swedelson, Partner, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys We community association attorneys are fond of telling boards of directors that they need to "do their due diligence" before making important decisions, especially…
  • Sep 24

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules that Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust; Too Bad California Does NOT Have Super Lien

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules that Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust; Too Bad California Does NOT Have Super Lien
    By David Swedelson, Partner, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys The Nevada Supreme Court recently ruled that a super priority lien held by a Nevada homeowners association can extinguish a first deed of trust on a property.…
Rank this Week: 1231

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1380

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1184

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/
  • Sep 29

    Vacant Property Registration Ordinances: Understanding the Issue

    Vacant Property Registration Ordinances: Understanding the Issue
    Since the foreclosure crisis in 2008 – 2009, many communities in the U.S. have enacted “vacant property registration” ordinances (VPR ordinances) as a tool to help them deal with problem properties that are vacant. There are…
  • Sep 22

    “Reasonable Surface Rights” Can Include Strip-Mining

    “Reasonable Surface Rights” Can Include Strip-Mining
    (So WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE with deeds, contracts and leases; and“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant #6”)Typically, courts follow a well-known principle of interpreting contract (or deed) language so…
  • Sep 15

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio
    With the real estate market heating up, continuing education seminars on real estate topics are increasing. Below are links to Sterling Education, NBI and the OSBA for their seminars, webinars, teleconferences, etc. that are being offered…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1333

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: 1320

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/
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
  • Jul 16

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away
    In its recent decision in Samuelson v. Planning Bd. of Orleans, the Appeals Court affirmed and expanded on its 2011 decision in Killorin v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Andover, which confined the reach of M.G.L. c. 184, § 23.…
Rank this Week: 1127

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 980

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
  • Jun 5

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
Rank this Week: 1294

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin
    As the 2014 tax appeal season nears its conclusion, and as the 2015 tax appeal season is ready to begin, we look back at another great year. In 2014, while we reduced the number of tax appeal clients we agreed to represent, we still saved…
  • Aug 22

    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening
    Our clients frequently ask us about Tenant Screening. For Landlords who want to minimize their risk of renting to problematic tenants, a variety of methods can be used to predict whether the tenant may present a problem in the future. Most…
  • Jun 9

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise
    In New Jersey, most residential tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides protection to residential tenants against evictions without cause. The fundamental principal of the Anti-Eviction Act is that the expiration of a…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Oct 1

    Can Someone Be Arrested For DWI On Private Property?

    Can Someone Be Arrested For DWI On Private Property?
    As Buffalo DWI defense lawyers, we would never advise anyone to drive a vehicle after having consumed too much alcohol, even if it is not actually illegal to do so. Drinking and driving is not always illegal on private property, but this does…
  • Sep 24

    What Is A “Change In Circumstance” When It Comes To Modifying Support Payments In Buffalo?

    What Is A “Change In Circumstance” When It Comes To Modifying Support Payments In Buffalo?
    Judges understand that however solid an initial agreement is between two spouses at the time of a divorce, situations change, and sometimes these agreements require review and modification to be realistic in a new context. When your support…
  • Sep 24

    Is My Medical license in jeopardy if I fall behind on child support payments in Buffalo?

    Is My Medical license in jeopardy if I fall behind on child support payments in Buffalo?
    Eventually, a professional or occupational license issued by the State of New York will fall into jeopardy if you fail to meet your child support obligation in Buffalo. The state has numerous administrative tools at its disposal to encourage…
Rank this Week: 1827

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/
  • Oct 1

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Join Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, in a new class which discusses recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
  • Sep 30

    Permissible CEQA Mitigation Includes Reliance Independent Agency Regulatory Review

    Permissible CEQA Mitigation Includes Reliance Independent Agency Regulatory Review
    By William W. Abbott A continuing reoccurring question for CEQA practitioners is: when is it appropriate to rely upon the regulatory scheme and permitting steps of independent regulatory agencies? The most ready criticism of that practice is…
  • Sep 24

    It Says It's A "Project" EIR. You Say It Should Be A "Program" EIR. Does The Label Even Matter?

    It Says It's A "Project" EIR. You Say It Should Be A "Program" EIR. Does The Label Even Matter?
    By Glen Hansen In Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island v. City and County of San Francisco (2014) 227 Cal.App.4th 1036, the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District held that the environmental impact report for the comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 1705

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/
  • Oct 1

    Governor Speaks About Bridge Crossing On NPR

    Governor Speaks About Bridge Crossing On NPR
    The Governor provided a four-minute discussion with Craig Fahle of NPR about the bridge crossing.  The Governor stated that there has already been property acquired, probably meaning that the State of Michigan has obtained the City-owned…
  • Sep 30

    Taking Beef To Slaughter With ET Rover

    Taking Beef To Slaughter With ET Rover
    There have been many angry articles about the ET Rover project.  This firm does represent property owners in the path of the Rover project, so we speak with biased breath.  The advice of outstanding Township lawyer, David Lattie,…
  • Sep 29

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre
    The recent challenge of the United States Public Interest Research Group to the Opportunity Corridor, holding that it was one of the ten lowest priority road projects in the country, will have little affect on the construction of the…
Rank this Week: 1633

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/
  • Sep 30

    AB2104 Signed: Low-Water Using Plants; Watering During Drought

    AB2104 Signed: Low-Water Using Plants; Watering During Drought
    *New Legislation We have previously blogged about several bills being considered by the California Legislature relating to drought relief. Among them was AB2104 (Gonzales), which has now been signed by Governor Brown and will take effect…
  • Sep 23

    New Client: Griffin Ranch Homeowners Association

    New Client: Griffin Ranch Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Griffin Ranch Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Griffin Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of La Quinta being developed by Lennar Homes. …
  • Sep 19

    Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?

    Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?
    For many associations with a December year end, September marks the first opportunity for the board of directors to review the first draft of the budget and disclosures materials. As of January 1, 2014, changes to the Davis-Stirling Act now…
Rank this Week: 2277

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2101

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: 2060

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV
    Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted several film and television production companies the right to use UAVs for filming. The FAA’s permission for such use is an exemption to the general prohibition in the U.S. on…
  • Sep 21

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)
    PrivacyHOW THE NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BAY AREA SLEEPERS  (Jawbone)PUBLIC VS. NONPUBLIC DATA: THE BENEFITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS  (Stanford Law Journal)Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen …
  • Sep 21

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?
    Last week (September 18, 2014) I had the opportunity to speak at the Yale University Information Society Project (ISP) "Ideas" Lunch.  A copy of my presentation, "What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important" can be found here.  
Rank this Week: 1534

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    Manager Licensing Update

    Manager Licensing Update
    Today I attended the CAI Rocky Mountain Chapter Mountain Conference in Vail. During an afternoon session it was confirmed that it is "almost" official ... DORA will likely be acknowledging that anyone who holds a CMCA, AMS or PCAM from CAI…
  • Sep 23

    Construction Defects Dead in Lakewood?

    Construction Defects Dead in Lakewood?
    The Lakewood City Council is set to hold public hearings on October 13 regarding a proposed city ordinance 0-2014-21 that will make it harder for community associations in Lakewood to sue for construction defects. Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy…
  • Sep 22

    HindmanSanchez Community Can-Can Collects 31,667 Pounds of Food to Support Local Familie

    HindmanSanchez Community Can-Can Collects 31,667 Pounds of Food to Support Local Familie
    On September 12th, HindmanSanchez kick-started this year’s season of giving with the 5th Annual Community Can-Can Canned Food Drive and Sculpture Challenge.  HindmanSanchez partnered with eight teams from community association…
Rank this Week: 1968