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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: 6

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Serving penal notices on tenants who don’t move out

    Serving penal notices on tenants who don’t move out
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Workshops are a good chance for me to speak to landlords and agents and find out what is going on in landlord land. At my recent workshop on Ending Tenancies, I learned about a new ploy being used by at…
  • Jul 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 July

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18 July
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Summer is definitely here.  Instead of me moaning about being too cold, Patrick has been moaning about it being too hot. Highlight of the week was one of our quarterly Property Redress Scheme Council…
  • Jul 21

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #259

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #259
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis is getting blasé …) I’m getting blasé about this TV Malarkey. 5 years ago I did my first bit on Channel 4 news about rogue landlords. I phoned all friends and…
Rank this Week: 152

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 157

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: 141

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder
    Eisai, Inc. v. Housing Appeals Committee: Master Plan Conflict Does Not Trump Need For Affordable Housing Chapter 40B — the state’s so-called “anti-snob” affordable housing law — has pitted developers vs.…
  • Jun 25

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery
    This past week, I was honored to give a panel discussion on life after TRID (Truth in Lending Integrated Disclosure Rules) at the Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference sponsored by the Warren Group. After my panel, Jim Morrison of Banker…
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
Rank this Week: 297

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jul 25

    Indiana App: No Gov't Immunity For Inverse Condemnation

    Indiana App: No Gov't Immunity For Inverse Condemnation
    Another flooding case, this time from the Indiana Court of Appeals. In Birge v. Town of Linden, No. 54A01-1509-PL-1495 (July 25, 2016), the court considered a pure legal question (the issue was up on appeal after the trial court dismissed for…
  • Jul 21

    Taps For A Good Man, K. Mark Takai

    Taps For A Good Man, K. Mark Takai
    . Yesterday came the news I've been dreading, but was hoping might never arrive. Congressman K. Mark Takai lost his final fight, a battle with pancreatic cancer. I am devastated. He was not only a client, but one of the rare people in public…
  • Jul 21

    California Supreme Court Rewrites Eminent Domain Entry Statutes To Give Government A Free Pa

    California Supreme Court Rewrites Eminent Domain Entry Statutes To Give Government A Free Pa
    Today, in a case we've been following (because we filed a brief in support of the property owner), the California Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion essentially rewrote California's precondemnation entry statute to give the government a…
Rank this Week: 387

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 21

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective
    With the increase in “sharing” websites that enable condo owners to rent out their units for short-term stays, many condominium corporations are dealing with the new challenges that this has created. Short-term rentals of condo…
  • Jul 19

    Police Search Rights on Condominium Common Elements – An American Case

    Police Search Rights on Condominium Common Elements – An American Case
    We previously blogged about an Ontario case where a man accused of drug trafficking was acquitted, as the police had on three occasions entered the common elements of the condominium in which the accused resided and owned a unit, without…
  • Jul 14

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Condo Corporation’s Breach of Repair Obligation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Condo Corporation’s Breach of Repair Obligation
    In a recent case, Ryan v. YCC No. 340, a condominium unit owner was awarded almost $70,000 in damages plus pre-judgment interest, after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the condominium corporation had breached its repair and…
Rank this Week: 423

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Facing the Fact

    Facing the Fact
    R (on the application of Hoyte) v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWHC 1665 Admin is a useful decision of the High Court on the subject of repeat homelessness applications. Ms Hoyte is a 58 year old woman with a history of mental health…
  • Jul 13

    Getting Noticed

    Getting Noticed
    With NL away on his summer holidays I have picked up the Supreme Court judgement in Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] UKSC 40 The case of Edwards v Kumarasamy has now seen a final decision from the Supreme Court with the Court overturning the…
  • Jul 13

    Wrong warrants? Issues in N325 compliance

    Wrong warrants? Issues in N325 compliance
    This is a guest post by Jonathan Holt of Garden Court North Chambers. GCN’s Jonathan Holt sets out below the background and detail to the recent emergence of a potential argument employable by those facing a warrant for possession,…
Rank this Week: 622

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 21

    Weiss on Housing Tax Credits and Residual Value

    Weiss on Housing Tax Credits and Residual Value
    Brandon M. Weiss (UMKC) has posted Residual Value Capture in Subsidized Housing (Harvard Law & Policy Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article argues that our primary federal subsidized housing production program, the Low-Income…
  • Jul 20

    CFP: "Property in the City" Conference at the University of British Columbia

    CFP: "Property in the City" Conference at the University of British Columbia
    Douglas Harris over at the the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia passes along the following call for papers. The conference will take place March 3-7, 2014 in Vancouver. Cribbing from the announcement: In...
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for the Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for the Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND.…
Rank this Week: 550

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Villa Portofino Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Villa Portofino is a planned development located at the southern gateway to the…
  • Jun 27

    New Client: Woodbury Lafayette Community Association

    New Client: Woodbury Lafayette Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Woodbury Lafayette Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Woodbury Lafayette is a brand new condominium community by The New Home…
  • Jun 22

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor
    On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) published its decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. case (“BFI Case”). In that case, Browning-Ferris Industries of California,…
Rank this Week: 538

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    You Think Your Association Dues Are High?

    You Think Your Association Dues Are High?
    According to the Denver Post, former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan is selling his home in Cherry Hills Village for $22 million. While the home is definitely stunning, the monthly assessments are listed at $8,814.00 a month - which…
  • Jun 17

    Pool Rules: A Fair Housing Concern

    Pool Rules: A Fair Housing Concern
    The heat hitting Denver this weekend has reminded several clients to ask us to review their pool rules.  Community associations are "housing providers" under the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, and thus our pool rules need to comply…
  • May 26

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou
     What is it about community associations that sometimes bring out the worst in people? Is it that we’re dealing with people’s homes? Do we not like somebody else telling us what we can and can’t do? Is there a sense of…
Rank this Week: 525

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: 630

Natasi Law Group Blog

Natasi Law Group Blog

Covers distressed real estate, work-outs, real estate contracts and other real estate law issues.

http://nastasilaw.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 494

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: 521

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
Rank this Week: 1193

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 25

    Bitch, we’re the co-op board

    Bitch, we’re the co-op board
      By: David A. Smith   I always thought I should be treated like a star. – Madonna Ciccone Blogs must be entertaining or they are nothing, and few things can be more entertaining than mocking a self-important bloviator playing…
  • Jul 21

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 2, Breaking the blogger’s fourth wall

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 2, Breaking the blogger’s fourth wall
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1] In yesterday’s Part 1 of a content-additive review of my May posts, I introduced the concept of kayfabe to politics.  More precisely, I outed kayfabe as an…
  • Jul 20

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 1, The world of kayfabe

    Month in Review: May, 2016: Part 1, The world of kayfabe
    By: David A. Smith   Over the last few years, I have become consumed with the post-meta concept of kayfabe, the twenty-first century’s dominant mode of entertainment, as defined (in true kayfabe fashion) by Wikipedia’s entry…
Rank this Week: 719

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/
  • Jul 24

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 1: An Agenda for the First Decade: A Series by John R. Nolon

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 1: An Agenda for the First Decade: A Series by John R. Nolon
    Zoning’s Next Century An Agenda for the First Decade John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University July 25, 2016 On this date--July 25th--in 1916, New York City adopted the nation’s first…
  • Jul 22

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?
    A new report from the National Housing Conference has some of the answers. Here is the abstract: More than 500 local inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs have been implemented in communities across the country. In most cases, these IZ policies…
  • Jul 22

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie
    Western Places / Western Spaces Conference Request for Proposals What issues are important to you in your work? The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's annual land use conference, Western Places / Western Spaces explores a range of land use,…
Rank this Week: 1276

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Costly Mistakes To Learn From

    Costly Mistakes To Learn From
    PrintHow perfectly are we required to draft agreements? Ruminations doesn’t know. Do any readers know? If you do, please share your thoughts with the rest of us. Do we abide by Voltaire’s admonition: “The best is the enemy…
  • Jul 17

    Estop Me Before I Write Again

    Estop Me Before I Write Again
    PrintA commercial real property lease is supported by a three-legged stool. One leg is the tenant; one is the landlord; and one is the lender. Without one of those legs, the stool won’t serve its purpose. Estoppel certificates or…
  • Jul 10

    Open For One Day? Why Bother?

    Open For One Day? Why Bother?
    PrintLast week, we put forth the view that tenants with limited bargaining power will have little choice but to accept a continuous operation obligation (assuming they really want to be at the property). We offered some suggestions that could…
Rank this Week: 1134

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1036

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/
Rank this Week: 695

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: 1041

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    GAO Bid Protest Reform

    GAO Bid Protest Reform
    Debates in Washington over expenditures associated with military-related bid protests are fueling new legislation that could curtail protest efforts. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) handles bid protests filed by entities…
  • Jul 14

    How South Florida Real Estate Developers Are Reducing Litigation Risk

    How South Florida Real Estate Developers Are Reducing Litigation Risk
    Leading up to the Great Recession of 2008, properties throughout South Florida were being bought only to be subsequently resold at a profit.  This “flipping” of properties culminated in an unsustainably-inflated real estate…
  • Jul 5

    Bisnow Power Series: Women of Influence

    Bisnow Power Series: Women of Influence
    Bilzin Sumberg Real Estate Practice Group Leader, Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams, will act as moderator of Bisnow’s Power Series event, Women of Influence, where panelists will discuss what is driving South Florida’s top…
Rank this Week: 1028

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/
  • Jul 19

    (US) The Tide Rises Waterfront Development in Pennsylvania

    (US) The Tide Rises Waterfront Development in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania organizations hoping to increase development of public amenities and parks along Pennsylvania’s waterfronts  may soon benefit from the new “Waterfront Development Tax Credit” enacted as part of Act 84, and…
  • Jul 13

    Brexit Effects on the US Real Estate Landscape

    Brexit Effects on the US Real Estate Landscape
    In a Law360.com article published on July 12th titled “4 Ways Brexit Could Shape The US Real Estate Landscape,” Andrew McIntyre of Law360 looks at four ways attorneys say the Brexit could play out in the following US…
  • Jul 13

    Update on Small Scale Development

    Update on Small Scale Development
    Following on from our posting about the removal of the exemption of small scale developments from affordable housing contributions, please note that the Court of Appeal reversed the High Court’s decision. The Court of Appeal has given…
Rank this Week: 1251

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

    San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court
    I have held off writing about the case of the Episcopal Church (USA)'s lawsuit against the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin as it was going through its final stages in the California courts. Today I can do so no longer, because today the…
  • Jul 8

    A Uniquely American Conundrum

    A Uniquely American Conundrum
    When it comes to evaluating prosecutorial discretion, count me out -- my career for 45 years has been in the civil law. (Although I was fortunate to learn criminal law from a new and then very young Professor Alan Dershowitz.)So I am…
  • Jul 3

    Curmudgeonly Remarks as America Turns 240

    Curmudgeonly Remarks as America Turns 240
    The America of 2016 is as unlike the America that declared its independence from Britain in 1776 as Bernie Sanders is unlike Thomas Jefferson.Just as Mr. Sanders has no clue to the importance of the freedoms which Jefferson and his…
Rank this Week: 923

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: 979

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Jul 6

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit
    SADDLEBROOK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. v. CITY OF SUFFOLK TRIAL AND APPEAL HANDLED BY INMAN & STRICKLER On June 1, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled on a case decided by a Suffolk Circuit Court Judge regarding the taxation of...
  • Jul 6

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit
    SADDLEBROOK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. v. CITY OF SUFFOLK TRIAL AND APPEAL HANDLED BY INMAN & STRICKLER On June 1, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled on a case decided by a Suffolk Circuit Court Judge regarding the taxation of...
  • Jul 6

    What happened in the 2016 General Assembly?

    What happened in the 2016 General Assembly?
    Rentals; resale disclosure; condemnation These changes are effective on July 1, 2016: “Realtor Bill.” HB684 was legislation introduced by Delegate Peace having been requested by the Virginia Association of Realtors.…
Rank this Week: 1150

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: 1267

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: 843

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 1274

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
Rank this Week: 1080

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?
    In most custody cases, both parents are good parents who can take care of the children. A judge has to decide custody between two good choices. In most Massachusetts custody battles, custody is not decided on the basis that one parent is…
  • Jan 19

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.
    In a recent case in Massachusetts a court ruled that a search warrant issued for a computer (in this case an iPhone) properly included a search for photographs. The search in this case arose out of a shooting on a city street between two…
  • Nov 15

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.
    In every lawsuit the Plaintiff has the obligation to notify all defendants that they are being sued. When a lawsuit is filed the court issues a summons which must be served (usually with a complaint) on every defendant. Massachusetts and…
Rank this Week: 1040

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/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 920

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: 1033

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1105

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: 1178

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.
    When thinking about restructuring a mortgage or even going through the foreclosure process, most homeowners are motivated by the bottom line—lower monthly mortgage payments or relief from burdening debt. What most homeowners do not…
  • Sep 30

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.
    In New York, grieving your property taxes means more than just complaining when your bill and assessment arrives. Each year the tax assessor for hundreds of municipalities sets a base line "assessment" for how much your they believe your…
  • Sep 20

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.
    Yesterday's Blog dealt with what happens if you don't diligently apply for your mortgage while attempting to buy a house. But, what happens if you got your commitment and the bank thereafter revokes it? According to the case law, a…
Rank this Week: 1170

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: 860

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law…

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting landlords, owners, and property management companies.

http://lawmatters.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 834

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: 1107

Real Estate and Business Blog

Real Estate and Business Blog

By Levine Segev LLC.

http://www.levinesegev.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?
    As a result of the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, passed in March, 2010, Code §1411 was placed in the tax law to generate what is referred to as a “3.8% Medicare tax,” which impacts general earnings as well as…
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine
    In a Property Prescriptions article, in the May-June, 2010 edition of the Commercial Investment Real Estate, the magazine of the CCIM Institute, Dr. Levine was quoted – “There are often positive assumptions in internal rate of return or…
  • Feb 5

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010
    Mark Lee Levine of the law firm of Levine Segev LLC, will be teaching the International Real Estate Course, Global One, for individuals seeking the FIABCI International Real Estate Consultant (FIREC) designation.
Rank this Week: 915

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
  • Feb 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyGoogle takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'  (BBC) Spying through strangers' webcams just got easier  (CNBC)Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease  (NYT) My concern is that laws and…
Rank this Week: 1416

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 25

    Two Decisions out of San Diego Remind Us to Follow the Rule

    Two Decisions out of San Diego Remind Us to Follow the Rule
    We don’t often see multiple takings-related cases in one week, but last week we saw three.  The California Supreme Court’s decision in Property Reserve was obviously the most important, but the Fourth Appellate District Court…
  • Jul 21

    California’s Precondemnation Right of Entry Statutes Upheld — With a Slight Judicial Tweak

    California’s Precondemnation Right of Entry Statutes Upheld — With a Slight Judicial Tweak
    For the last two-plus years, we have been waiting for guidance from the California Supreme Court on whether public agencies could utilize the statutory “right of entry” procedure to gain access to private property to conduct…
  • Jul 6

    Can Technology Preserve Government Rights of Entry?

    Can Technology Preserve Government Rights of Entry?
    As we await the California Supreme Court’s decision in the Property Reserve case (see related posts here and here), many government agencies are faced with the question of what they will do if the justices deem the current…
Rank this Week: 3894

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/
  • Jul 25

    Ohio EPA's DMWM Proposes Beneficial Use Rules to JCARR

    Ohio EPA's DMWM Proposes Beneficial Use Rules to JCARR
    Earlier today I had published information regarding Ohio's Dredged Material Program. This afternoon I received the following information from the Ohio EPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management ("DMWM") regarding it's proposed rules on…
  • Jul 25

    Ohio's Dredged Material Program -- Additional Information

    Ohio's Dredged Material Program -- Additional Information
     Given the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 1 earlier this year, finding solutions for keeping Ohio’s northern shipping channels open has taken on new urgency. As stated in previous blog articles, the Army Corps of Engineers handles the…
  • Jul 17

    Maintain does not mean Relocate

    Maintain does not mean Relocate
    (Watch your Language [with easements] & Say What You Mean, Precisely or a Judge Will Tell You What You Meant #11)…
Rank this Week: 1683

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 25

    $1,250,000 Win

    $1,250,000 Win
    Last week I tried a case in York County, PA involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison.  My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by…
  • Jun 28

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot
    The NC Senate Republicans gave initial approval to putting three constitutional amendments on the November ballot. One of those amendments seeks to restrict eminent domain powers.  An eminent domain amendment has been approved by the NC…
  • Jun 27

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking
    North Carolina’s Supreme Court held that a state law carving out potential future highway projects represented an unconstitutional taking of residents’ property without just compensation. In Kirby et al v. North Carolina…
Rank this Week: 1426

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jul 25

    St. John the Divine Cathedral and Close to Enter Designation Process for Second Time

    St. John the Divine Cathedral and Close to Enter Designation Process for Second Time
    2003 designation of Church was overturned by the City Council. On July 19 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to add the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and the Cathedral Close to its designation calendar, formally…
  • Jul 22

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for June 2016

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for June 2016
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org). To view the New…
  • Jul 21

    Proposed Commercial Tower Would Fill Odd-Shaped Lot at Lafayette and Great Jones Street

    Proposed Commercial Tower Would Fill Odd-Shaped Lot at Lafayette and Great Jones Street
    Commissioners asked for further refinement to asymmetrical development composed of stacked rectangular forms. On July 12, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission considered an application to develop a vacant lot at 363 Lafayette Street in…
Rank this Week: 2006