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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: 9

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 27

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?
    Michael Lewyn says no: According to a New York Times article about the evils of foreign investment in New York housing, "About $8 billion is spent each year for New York City residences that cost more than $5 million each."...
  • Jul 27

    Jefferson-Jones on Using Historic Preservation Laws to Halt the Destruction of 'Porch Culture' in New Orlean

    Jefferson-Jones on Using Historic Preservation Laws to Halt the Destruction of 'Porch Culture' in New Orlean
    Jamila Jefferson-Jones (UMKC) has posted Using Historic Preservation Laws to Halt the Destruction of 'Porch Culture' in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on SSRN. Here's the abstract: One Saturday in May, 2014, I visited the Lower Ninth…
  • Jul 24

    Conference Announcement: Planning, Law, and Property Right

    Conference Announcement: Planning, Law, and Property Right
    The 10th International Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) will take place in Bern, Switzerland, on February 17-19, 2016. PLPR is a free-standing academic association with over 400…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 196

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 243

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 199

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 27

    Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events: Takings, Sharing Economy, Fair Housing, etc.

    Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events: Takings, Sharing Economy, Fair Housing, etc.
    If you need CLE credits, you are in luck. There's a plethora of upcoming programs that may be of interest to readers. First, the ones we're involved with: The Takings Issue - August 10, 2015, 1 - 2pm ET (webinar) - from the International…
  • Jul 27

    Eminent Domain Abuse, Coming To A Theater Near You

    Eminent Domain Abuse, Coming To A Theater Near You
    No, it's not the latest economic development project, but an item we've reported on earlier: Jeff Benedict's "Little Pink House" book about the Kelo case is being turned into a movie. Here's a Reason interview with one of the movie's…
  • Jul 22

    New Article: "Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Already on the Way to the Bottom of the Sea of Bad Ideas"

    New Article: "Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Already on the Way to the Bottom of the Sea of Bad Ideas"
    We've covered this topic before (see here, here, and here), but we haven't heard much about it lately. But thanks to this new article by colleague Dwight H. Merriam, we can get back up to speed. In "Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages:…
Rank this Week: 301

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: 278

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Final Judgment in Fort Worth Case

    Final Judgment in Fort Worth Case
    Judge Chupp has entered a final judgment against TEC, its rump diocese of Fort Worth and its parishes, thereby ending the lawsuit in which they sought to claim the corporation, property and bank accounts owned and controlled by Bishop Jack L.…
  • Jul 21

    The Rout (not Rule) of Law

    The Rout (not Rule) of Law
    I am an attorney, licensed to practice law in California (and also to appear in a number of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court). As such, I take an oath to uphold the Constitution, and I take the oath seriously.The…
  • Jul 14

    Charges Filed against +Bruno by Clergy and Parishioner

    Charges Filed against +Bruno by Clergy and Parishioner
    The heavy-handed treatment meted out by Bishop J. Jon Bruno of Los Angeles to the parish of St. James the Great in Newport Beach, as reported in this post, has backfired. Members of the parish, as well as a number of clergy in the Diocese,…
Rank this Week: 253

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: 286

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 24

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association
    On January 20, 2015, a tragic fire ripped through a condominium complex in the city of San Juan Capistrano, killing three, injuring six, and displacing eighty residents living in eight units.  The decedents were three of seventeen…
  • Jul 17

    New Client: The Crossings Rowhouse Association

    New Client: The Crossings Rowhouse Association
    We are proud to announce that The Crossings Rowhouse Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. The Crossings Rowhouse is a transit-oriented condominium community located in the city…
  • Jul 6

    Modifying Enforcement Policies; Avoiding Claims of ‘Selective Enforcement’

    Modifying Enforcement Policies; Avoiding Claims of ‘Selective Enforcement’
    One problem that arises in the context of enforcing homeowners association (“HOA”) governing documents pertains to how consistently certain use restrictions in the governing documents are enforced over time. For example, if a HOA…
Rank this Week: 349

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 27

    LEED Remains the Standard in Green Building

    LEED Remains the Standard in Green Building
    The following article was written by Alex Jones, a summer associate with Kohrman Jackson and Krantz.Green building has been a growing industry for the past few decades, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, also known as…
  • Jul 19

    Grain Storage Bins as Property Tax-Exempt

    Grain Storage Bins as Property Tax-Exempt
    A Legal UpdateBy: Luther L. Liggett, Jr., Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLLIntroductionAcross Ohio, county auditors improperly classify Portable Grain Bins installed by the agricultural industry as incorporated into real estate, and therefore…
  • Jul 13

    Final Rule Issued Redefining "Waters of the United States"

    Final Rule Issued Redefining "Waters of the United States"
    The final Clean Water Rule regarding the new definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) was published in the Federal Register on Monday, June 29, 2015. The effective date for the rule is August 28, 2015. The rule redefines what…
Rank this Week: 501

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Legal Aid Merits Test

    Legal Aid Merits Test
    With thanks to James Stark at Garden Court North for alerting me to this. From Monday (27.7.15) there is an important amendment to the Legal Aid merits test in S.I. 2015/1571. In short, “borderline” and “poor” cases…
  • Jul 24

    TLATA: The Court’s discretion

    TLATA: The Court’s discretion
    In Bagum v Hafiz and Hai [2015] EWCA Civ 801, the Court of Appeal considered, apparently for the first time, the extent of its discretion under section 14, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TLATA”).…
  • Jul 24

    Primary consideration

    Primary consideration
    In Mohamoud v RB Kensington and Chelsea and Saleem v Wandsworth LBC [2015] EWCA Civ 780, the Court of Appeal were faced with the difficult argument about the interaction between section 11, Children Act 2004 and possession…
Rank this Week: 411

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Normal service will be resumed in a few day

    Normal service will be resumed in a few day
    Due to various technical issues too tedious to go into, there will not be any new posts for a few days. It should not be for long.     The post Normal service will be resumed in a few days appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jul 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #213

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #213
    Ben Reeve Lewis considers the best and the worst of housing, and spots a few barrels being scraped ... The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #213 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jul 22

    Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms – a present from the government

    Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms – a present from the government
    Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will become compulsory from 1 October 2015 but read about a present from the government ... The post Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms – a present from the government appeared first on The Landlord Law…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Jul 16

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu
    Nexus desires to survey property that the company desires to acquire. There is little choice but for the oil pipeline companies to move forward unless the companies know what kind of soils will be dealt with. Challenges of environmental…
  • Jul 14

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?
    After a referendum failure in Missouri, the Dexter, Missouri Daily Statesman notes the voter rejection excludes the Missouri Department of Transportation from necessary funds which are required in order to build new roads and perform road…
  • Jul 13

    Is Congress Going the Right Way on Eminent Domain?

    Is Congress Going the Right Way on Eminent Domain?
      Representative Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin has introduced a bill in which it will be closely reviewed. The Private Property Rights Protection Act proposes to make states for cities ineligible for funding for two fiscal years if an…
Rank this Week: 526

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 9

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation
    Fair Housing Advocates Get Major Victory at U.S. Supreme Court While everyone in America was focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, at the end of its Term, the Court also issued an important opinion under…
  • Jun 18

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1
    CFPB Responds To Industry and Consumer Concerns On New Compliance Rules The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Wednesday a proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule…
  • Jun 15

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach
    By-Pass Housing Court For Expedited Superior Court Restraining Order Procedure I recently handled an interesting case involving an unauthorized family member taking up residence in my client’s rental unit. My client, a doctor, owns…
Rank this Week: 496

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 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 570

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Negotiation in Eminent Domain Case

    Negotiation in Eminent Domain Case
    Thousands of landowners face losing their properties in eminent domain actions on an annual basis throughout the United States. Too many owners believe they have no right but to surrender their land and accept the offer for compensation…
  • Jul 21

    Clean Line officials: Grain Belt Express could bring millions to Illinois countie

    Clean Line officials: Grain Belt Express could bring millions to Illinois countie
    SPRINGFIELD - Clean Line Energy Partners officials say several Illinois counties and landowners could receive more than $74 million from the construction and maintenance of the Grain Belt Express. The Grain Belt Express is a proposed project…
  • Jul 21

    Hearings set over major transmission line

    Hearings set over major transmission line
    The Illinois Commerce Commission has scheduled three public hearings about a massive electricity transmission line that would run through west-central Illinois on its way from Kansas to Indiana. The hearings on Clean Line Energy’s…
Rank this Week: 800

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do- The End of a Real Estate Transaction in New York

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do- The End of a Real Estate Transaction in New York
    Real estate transactions can "break up" prior to closing for a variety of reasons. The purchaser may receive a refund of his downpayment depending upon the circumstances. This post will address the legal issues associated with a deal…
  • Jul 16

    Evictions and Warrants of Eviction in New York State

    Evictions and Warrants of Eviction in New York State
    Many of our clients are landlords who own only one property, such as a single or multi-family house or an apartment. Although they may be renting to a tenant, it is not their primary business or livelihood. As such, our firm is often asked…
  • Jul 2

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
Rank this Week: 848

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/
  • Jul 7

    Changing Protected Status of Land Requires CEQA Compliance

    Changing Protected Status of Land Requires CEQA Compliance
    Paulek v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Real Party in Interest) (6/19/2015, 4th Civil No. B253935) In Paulek v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority, the California…
  • Jul 7

    High Standard for Invoking Equitable Estoppel Against the Government Reaffirmed

    High Standard for Invoking Equitable Estoppel Against the Government Reaffirmed
    Schafer v. City of Los Angeles; Triangle Center, LLC, Real Party in Interest (6/17/2015, 3d Civil No. E059133) The California Court of Appeal, Second District, recently re-affirmed the heightened standard for invoking equitable estoppel…
  • Jun 30

    EPA and Corps Issue Rule Defining “Waters of the U.S.”

    EPA and Corps Issue Rule Defining “Waters of the U.S.”
    On June 29, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) published a final rule defining “waters of the United States.” The rule becomes effective on…
Rank this Week: 789

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: 806

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

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

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 828

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

http://www.losangelesevictionlawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Eviction discovery rule

    Eviction discovery rule
    Due to the expedited nature of eviction cases, it is only natural that the discovery process is also expedited.  Unlike in traditional discovery procedures, in eviction cases, the responses are due 5 days after service of the request.  This…
  • Feb 25

    Rent Control Eviction

    Rent Control Eviction
    Assuming your property is within a rent control jurisdiction there are two types of categories under which a landlord can eviction a tenant in a rent control property. As a caveat, rent controls covers all residential units except single…
  • Jan 13

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 614

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1361

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context
    Condo manager licensing and regulation is the focus of our first in-depth examination of the changes proposed in Bill 106 (Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015). This is a natural choice considering that manager licensing and regulation…
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
Rank this Week: 1069

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: 1607

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign
    On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Reed v. Town of Gilbert that an Arizona town’s sign ordinance unconstitutionally regulated the content of speech posted on signs within the town. Like so many modern…
  • Jul 8

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2
    Part 1 of this piece can be accessed here. Specialty Improvements  As mentioned above, the law is evolving to place greater obligations on landlords with respect to maintenance and repair. The landlords strike back by including onerous…
  • Jul 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1
    Disputes over specialized tenant improvements or exclusive heating and air conditioning systems are common in commercial leasing. Landlords and tenants often argue over maintenance and repair obligations, or whether or not such specialized…
Rank this Week: 941

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/
  • Jul 21

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail
    The D.C. Circuit concluded that Gunpowder Riverkeeper's challenge to a conditional certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not fall within the "zone of interests" protected by the National Environmental Policy Act…
  • Jul 14

    Obama designates national monument

    Obama designates national monument
    The monuments are Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Announcement from White House blog And from the Federal Register (to be published July 15): Basin and Range National Monument;…
  • Jul 13

    Three angelshark species proposed as endangered

    Three angelshark species proposed as endangered
    Teen angelshark, can you hear me? If you can, then you may have learned (even down in the depths) that you've been proposed as endangered. Not every one of you, mind you, but the National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed to list as…
Rank this Week: 1166

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/
  • Jul 21

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    It wasn't long after the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage throughout the country that a similar battle brewed in Texas: the right to divorce. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the…
  • Jul 14

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover
    It's amazing how quickly a romantic marriage proposal aboard a loved one's yacht can sink into a morass of reprisals these days. What caused the dramatic turn of events in this seemingly storybook tale of two star-crossed lovers? I can…
  • Jul 7

    After Lengthy Battle, Military Dad Wins Custody Battle

    After Lengthy Battle, Military Dad Wins Custody Battle
    Were they star-crossed lovers when they first met? Probably. But things change with time and in the end they brought life to this often heard quote in legal circles: "... in criminal cases you see bad people at their best and in custody…
Rank this Week: 970

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 21

    HOA Board Meeting Basics: Exceptions to Open Meetings Limited

    HOA Board Meeting Basics: Exceptions to Open Meetings Limited
    In my first installment of this blog series entitled HOA Board Meeting Basics, I discussed whether the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act ("CCIOA") or the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act ("Nonprofit Act") require that members…
  • Jul 15

    HOA Board Meeting Basics: Notice to Members and Agenda

    HOA Board Meeting Basics: Notice to Members and Agenda
    Just last week, I had the privilege of teaching a class for the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority on HOA meetings.  Since my friends in Aspen and Pitkin County had numerous and excellent questions relating to meetings, I…
  • Jul 14

    New ADA Guidance on Service Animals for Condominium Hotel

    New ADA Guidance on Service Animals for Condominium Hotel
    As attorneys who specialize in the practice of community association law, we often hear folks talk about service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").  What most folks don't understand is the ADA doesn't apply…
Rank this Week: 1483

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 20

    Hostel Takeover: Part One

    Hostel Takeover: Part One
    On our New Miami blog we often talk about Miami’s role as a trendsetting market for the hospitality industry. Over the last few years, Miami has been a popular launching point for luxury brands, such as The Thompson Miami Beach, Ian…
  • Jul 14

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3
    Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of…
  • Jul 10

    Lawyers May Advise on Clients’ Social Media Clean-Up

    Lawyers May Advise on Clients’ Social Media Clean-Up
    Most lawyers can easily recall a litigation scenario where a client’s past social media post, photo, or video caused more than a little consternation in both client and lawyer. A new opinion from The Florida Bar now allows lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 1010

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping
    In an unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, a decision was passed down that prevents a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding from voiding a junior mortgage (or second mortgage) if the debt on a … Continue…
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 1596

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: 878

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1322

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1448

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/
  • Jun 18

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015
    The Virginia General Assembly and the Governor have agreed on several changes to the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act (POAA). As a member of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee I want to let you know about...
  • Jun 17

    The Fair Housing Act and Your Community Pool

    The Fair Housing Act and Your Community Pool
    [This article is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Hunter for the Charlotte Observer. We believe it contains some very helpful information and suggestions] “Most swimming pools have a list of rules posted somewhere on the…
  • May 8

    Finally - a new law that helps Associations when foreclosures occur - House Bill 2080.

    Finally - a new law that helps Associations when foreclosures occur - House Bill 2080.
    The General Assembly finally heard the hue and cry from us about lenders abuse of associations in the foreclosure process. Unfortunately this new statute does not fully end the abuse. The key word in the title above is…
Rank this Week: 1265

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 1281

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/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1101

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1496

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1467

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: 1378

Orange County Estate Planning…

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, real estate and property law. By Crockett Law Corp.

http://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 29

    Guardianships For Children

    Guardianships For Children
    Who Will Take Care of My Children and Their Inheritance if the Worst Happens? The parent of a minor child has the legal power to nominate a Guardian of the person. The nomination will typically appoint the surviving spouse if there is one and…
  • Dec 22

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer
    In many family situations money is passed from parents to children with no documentation and with only verbal understandings. To prevent discord or even litigation among heirs, it would be better to document if any Pre-Death Transfers of…
Rank this Week: 1393

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 1387

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: 1441

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
Rank this Week: 1147