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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/
  • Dec 18

    TRAVEL WITH A LIPSTICK KNIFE?

    TRAVEL WITH A LIPSTICK KNIFE?
    TSA Week in Review: 43 Loaded Firearms, Lipstick Knife, Explosives Training Kit & More Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at San Antonio (SAT). 56 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 56 firearms, 43 were…
  • Dec 18

    UKRAINIANS PREFER THE EU

    UKRAINIANS PREFER THE EU
    Ukrainians Prefer European Union, U.S. to Russia by Elizabeth Keating and Cynthia English Story Highlights Ukrainians prefer strong stance toward Russia Attitudes toward Russia, U.S., EU vary by region WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More Ukrainians…
  • Dec 18

    ANCHOVY SAUCE?

    ANCHOVY SAUCE?
    Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovy in Whalen’s Seafood & Burger Sauce Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc. of Galway, NY is recalling WHALEN’S SEAFOOD & BURGER…
Rank this Week: 7

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 18

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation
    According to highway engineer Matt Taylor, Manhattan would need 48 more bridges and an underground parking lot equivalent the size of the entire island if everyone drove to work.
  • Dec 18

    Miller on Food Safety and Land Use Law

    Miller on Food Safety and Land Use Law
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted Cultivating Candide's Foodshed: A Coordinated Approach to Food Safety and Land Use Law at the Urban Fringe (American Journal of Law and Medicine) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Much has been written about the…
  • Dec 16

    Apply for a Fellowship at Harvard

    Apply for a Fellowship at Harvard
    PROJECT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law.…
Rank this Week: 276

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Dec 18

    HAWSCT: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately

    HAWSCT: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately
    Remember that case we posted about here, when it was set for oral arguments in the Hawaii Supreme Court a few months ago, where the plaintiff was asserting that the County of Hawaii Planning Department was liable for negligence for not…
  • Dec 17

    Amicus Brief: Eminent Domain Jury Can't Be Kept In The Dark About The Condemnor's Initial Valuation

    Amicus Brief: Eminent Domain Jury Can't Be Kept In The Dark About The Condemnor's Initial Valuation
    Under Virginia's condemnation procedures, as a prerequisite to a court exercising jurisdiction over an eminent domain action, a state condemning agency must as an initial step present to the property owner a statement of "the amount which…
  • Dec 13

    Federal Circuit On Williamson County Ripeness And Other Takings ... Stuff

    Federal Circuit On Williamson County Ripeness And Other Takings ... Stuff
    Biafora v. United States, No, 2013-5130 (Dec. 10, 2014), is one of those opinions that you don't really look forward to reading. Something about the Federal Circuit seems to attract these type of takings cases, where the parties are many, the…
Rank this Week: 306

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/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 369

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: 368

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/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 366

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: 402

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 16

    Of Penalties and Possession

    Of Penalties and Possession
    Charalambous & Anor v Maureen Rosairie Ng & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 The Court of Appeal has again thrown the cat among the tenancy deposit protection pigeons. In Charalambous it had to grapple with the, admittedly fairly rare…
  • Dec 15

    Not quite, Minister

    Not quite, Minister
    Following the Upper Tribunal judgment in SSWP v David Nelson and Fife Council, SSWP v James Nelson and Fife Council [2014] UKUT 0525 (AAC) [our report], the DWP has issued a Circular - HB U6/2014 The thing is that it isn't quite…
  • Dec 14

    Conscious Re-coupling and Succession

    Conscious Re-coupling and Succession
    In R (Turley) v LB Wandsworth , the Claimant was the partner of the late Mr Doyle, who was the secure tenant of a property at Battersea Park Rd, London, SW8 from 1995 until his death on 17/3/2012. Mr D and Ms T had 4 children…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Dec 12

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer…

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer station because a community does not like the use does not suffice to say that just compensation must be paid. That transfer station is a very special use and may end up being a very expensive purchase…
  • Dec 12

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a…

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a number of Burns Town members were elected, in part at least, on a slate that they would reverse the fracking moratorium. Landowners have the opportunity to receive substantial payments when fracking is…
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
Rank this Week: 469

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/
  • Dec 17

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail
    The increase in the number of accidents involving the transportation of oil by rail has increased the scrutiny on shippers of Bakken crude oil. In response, the United States Department of Transportation has proposed new rules to govern the…
  • Dec 16

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline
    Anti-fracking groups have been clamoring over the negative impact fracking has on the environment. One of the primary arguments raised by these groups is that fracking leads to high methane emissions. A newly released study suggests that…
  • Dec 15

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy
    The fluids used during hydraulic fracturing are an integral component of the fracking process. Although the fracking fluids are primarily composed of water and sand, manufacturers add varying amounts of chemicals to the fluids. The…
Rank this Week: 528

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 614

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Dec 10

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate is gearing up to get the rulemaking process rolling on the new manager licensure law that goes into effect on January 1st and here's the latest communication from the Division.  While community…
  • Dec 4

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix
    After a long day at work, it's sometimes nice to sit down with a lovely glass of red wine or a cocktail.  However, at the risk of sounding like an old fuddy duddy, I have to say that alcohol and HOA board meetings are…
  • Nov 26

    Have Your Assessments Increased?

    Have Your Assessments Increased?
    It’s that time of year again when Boards are planning for the New Year. If your Association has increased (or even decreased) its annual assessment fees for 2015, it is important that the Association follow its governing documents when…
Rank this Week: 551

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: 596

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 18

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont,…
  • Dec 17

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here
    By: David A. Smith We have come to dedicate a portion of that field ‘Forever’ is a concept that we human beings use all too cavalierly in ordinary conversation but that when written into a contract (such as a land-use agreement or…
  • Dec 16

    One man’s windfall is another man’s score: Part 11, “I think most people will tell you yes.”

    One man’s windfall is another man’s score: Part 11, “I think most people will tell you yes.”
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith As our survey of Southbridge Towers’ impending privatization reaches its…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • Dec 15

    General Contract Law Update

    General Contract Law Update
    As part of K&L Gates’ commitment to continuing professional development, the lawyers in our London office’s Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group regularly provide presentations and seminars on a wide range of legal…
  • Dec 9

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code
    By Duncan Fletcher, K&L Gates, Perth and  Matthew Parker, K&L Gates, Sydney The Federal Government has issued an advance release of its revised Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014…
  • Dec 4

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.
    By Ryan D. DeMotte and Richard F. Paciaroni, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh The design/build delivery model o­ffers owners and contractors the potential for greater efficiencies in the construction process, but if the parties do not carefully…
Rank this Week: 685

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/
  • Dec 5

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing large amounts of cheap mezzanine capital through EB-5 financing for its top developer clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must…
  • Nov 28

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities”…
  • Nov 11

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US
    11 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Chinese Investment or here on EB-5 Financing. As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 756

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1028

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Beethoven Benedictu

    Beethoven Benedictu
    (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus)
  • Dec 14

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase
    From the Gospel according to Matthew, ch. 24 (all translations in this post are from the New English Translation): 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. 6 You…
  • Dec 10

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon
    Today, at the request of Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, both sides in the South Carolina case are submitting proposed forms of a final decision and order for her to sign. She will most likely use one of the two versions as a basis for her own…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 931

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Dec 11

    9th Circuit Rules E-mail Doesn’t Constitute Enforceable Signature Absent Express Consent

    9th Circuit Rules E-mail Doesn’t Constitute Enforceable Signature Absent Express Consent
    In a ruling released on December 5th, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a businessman’s automatically generated email signature is ineffective to enforce settlement agreement because it does not constitute an…
  • Dec 2

    Property Rights in the Trenches – Two Recent Court Decision

    Property Rights in the Trenches – Two Recent Court Decision
    This article by C. William Dahlin originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission When the United States Supreme Court hears and decides cases involving property rights, it is, of course, national news.…
  • Nov 24

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre
    In what may be a “first of its kind” ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that the “look and feel” of a corporate Web site may constitute “trade dress” and,…
Rank this Week: 1219

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing

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

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

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb
    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now outThe first piece of investment advice I received was when I turned 18. My father told me that I must invest a third of my savings in property, another third in equity and the remaining third in cash.This…
  • Nov 3

    The folly of holding on for too long

    The folly of holding on for too long
    The folly of holding on for too longThe price only rises so far.  A wise investor once said: we all make mistakes when it comes to investing. Being wrong is not the problem, but staying wrong is.I have been living on the Dainfern Golf…
Rank this Week: 1187

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Dec 3

    Eminent Domain Compensation

    Eminent Domain Compensation
    Eminent Domain Compensation There are hundreds of road projects happening all over the country, whether they are small widening projects or new road realignments; construction projects are needed and will continue to happen throughout the…
  • Nov 24

    Roundabouts and their Impact in Eminent Domain

    Roundabouts and their Impact in Eminent Domain
    This is a summary regarding roundabouts and eminent domain, lets first start with a summary of roundabouts.  Roundabouts are becoming popular among states as they are construction more and more every year and they are outpacing the…
  • Nov 14

    Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain

    Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain
    Eminent domain is the process by which the government or another entity has the ability to take private property for public use. Any property taken through eminent domain must be fairly compensated. This triggers a process by which…
Rank this Week: 1052

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

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

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

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

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

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

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1173

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Oct 31

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"
    October Research has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST in which Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group; Charles Cain who is the Senior Vice President Midwest Agency Manager of WFG National Title…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 935

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port
    The ship arrest procedure in Bulgaria can be done in one of the two Bulgarian Black Sea ports – Varna and Burgas. The legal regime of the ship arrest is subject to the regulation of two main legal acts, effective in Bulgaria:…
  • Jul 6

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company
    There are two main reasons why foreigners dissolve their Bulgarian limited companies: Regarding the first point, we have alarmed in the past few years that all companies in Bulgaria which haven’t been re-registered or dissolved…
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
Rank this Week: 1231

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.
    No existe. Y, en este caso, al contrario que (dicen) ocurre con el "príncipe azul", no es culpa de Walt Disney. Debe ser culpa de nuestra dejadez, exceso de confianza o empatía, tanto con el candidato como con la inmobiliaria o…
  • Jun 3

    El abogado que no lo era.

    El abogado que no lo era.
    Hace algunos años contesté una demanda, no mía, de unos clientes: los demandantes exigían elevar a público un contrato privado que mis representados, de escasa instrucción, ni siquiera recordaban haber firmado. El asunto era más que…
  • Mar 7

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").
    Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez have been found guilty of missappropiation by Spanish Supreme Court, they face a final sentence of four years in prison, judgment dated 14th. November 2013. The Supreme Court has confirmed the first…
Rank this Week: 972

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: 867

SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
Rank this Week: 1088

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Proposed Legislation Requires Mandatory Service on the Board

    Proposed Legislation Requires Mandatory Service on the Board
    Just kidding.  Playing through the scenario, though, what if being “elected” to the board was like being called for jury duty?  Homeowners’ names are fed into a machine.  Then every couple of years, a button…
  • Dec 9

    Cold Weather Brings Cold Reality for Condo

    Cold Weather Brings Cold Reality for Condo
    All I’ve heard about this winter is Frozen. No, not the movie, but the pipes.  For condos (and to some extent townhomes), cold weather brings the cold reality of one familiar theme … frozen pipes, leading to water leaks,…
  • Dec 5

    DORA Sets Date for Rule Making Hearing

    DORA Sets Date for Rule Making Hearing
    DORA has set the hearing on its proposed rules regulating manager licensing for January 2, 2015.  Public comments will be taken during the hearing held at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in conference room 1B located at 2 East…
Rank this Week: 2065

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: 1918

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2027

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/
  • Dec 17

    Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation

    Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation
    The challenge posed by deteriorating infrastructure in communities throughout the United States has received increasing attention in recent years.  While roads and bridges are crumbling and important civic spaces such as convention…
  • Dec 8

    Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brand

    Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brand
    Last week more than 75,000 art aficionados and celebrities from around the globe descended upon Miami for the 2014 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach.  What began in 2002 as a winter outpost of the original Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland,…
  • Dec 2

    Miami-Dade County’s Public Transit Plans Spur Development Opportunitie

    Miami-Dade County’s Public Transit Plans Spur Development Opportunitie
    With Miami-Dade County making a concerted effort to expand it’s public transit system, South Florida developers are asking “what development opportunities will accompany the birth of such transit…
Rank this Week: 2023

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: 1710

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
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
  • Dec 12

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage
    Yes, drafting a contract takes a lot of work. But it generally takes less time to draft a contract document that advances your client’s interests than it does to modify another party’s document to achieve that result. So whenever…
Rank this Week: 1572

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: 1758

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
  • Dec 15

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again
    “Low” is the operative word of the day. According to the US Energy Information Administration, U.S. weekly regular gasoline retail prices averaged $2.78/gallon (gal) on December 1, the lowest since October 4, 2010. U.S. regular…
  • Dec 8

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading
    A decision issued last year by the U.S. Supreme Court has ramifications that affect property owners. The case, Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 11-1274 (“Gabelli”), involved an enforcement action filed by the SEC…
  • Dec 1

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee
     (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #7)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 1786

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
  • Nov 24

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA
    This week two ADA writers I follow, Marc Dubin and William Goren, looked at the problem of telling just what the ADA requires. Both concluded that in some respect the only way to know was to  look at the latest private…
Rank this Week: 1583

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/
  • Dec 11

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae
    Feds Hope New Low Down Payment Will Boost Housing Market Ho, ho, ho, early Christmas and holiday presents are coming to first time home buyers courtesy of Fannie Mae! Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market,…
  • Dec 5

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End
    Short Sale Sellers In 2013 Would Get Key Tax Break A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of short sale sellers who sold their homes in 2013 for less than they owed on their mortgages passed the U.S.…
  • Dec 1

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham
    Sorry for the late notice, but I will be giving a presentation on Massachusetts landlord-tenant law to the Waltham Rental Housing Association, December 2, 2014, starting at 7PM at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA,…
Rank this Week: 1344

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
Rank this Week: 1331

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1352

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
Rank this Week: 2050

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium
    Two D.C. Council committees advanced legislation allowing for the use of eminent domain in the construction of a $300 million professional soccer stadium in Washington, D.C.  The bill will now go before the full council for a vote on…
  • Nov 29

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case
    One frequent issue in eminent domain and other valuation cases is the admissibility of appraisals obtained by a party other than the appraisal they intend to actually use.  For example, in a case that will be heard by the VA Supreme…
  • Nov 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
Rank this Week: 1798

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/
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
  • Feb 11

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

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

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
Rank this Week: 2075