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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    WHO TRAVELS WITH A GRENADE?

    WHO TRAVELS WITH A GRENADE?
    TSA Week in Review - 37 Loaded Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bags This Week Loaded firearm discovered at LAS. 39 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 39 firearms, 37 were loaded and 14 had rounds…
  • Oct 22

    REPRESENTING KIDS

    REPRESENTING KIDS
    Youth Represent Youth Represent is a youth defense and advocacy non-profit organization. They provide civil and criminal representation to young people up to the age of 24 who have legal issues or have been involved in the criminal …
  • Oct 22

    MORE MEN HAVE FULL TIME WORK

    MORE MEN HAVE FULL TIME WORK
    Worldwide, More Men Than Women Have Full-Time Work Women working full time for an employer breaches 50% in only two countries by Julie Ray WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In every region of the world, men continue to do better than…
Rank this Week: 7

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Oct 22

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance
    From a lengthy article in the Seymour Tribune on September 21, 2014: Jackson County Plan Commission held a public hearing about a proposed confined animal feeding operation ordinance. The proposed ordinance, which has been in the works…
  • Oct 21

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO

    Jackson County BZA Approves 4,000 head CAFO
    From the Seymour Tribune on October 15 . . . “A southern Indiana farmer has won permission from county officials to build a facility housing 4,000 hogs, even though dozens of residents are protesting the plans. A Jackson County zoning…
  • Oct 18

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense
    The Indiana Court of Appeals gives us this opinion related to an insurer’s obligation  for pre-notice remediation costs. In 1997, Maplehurst Farms sold its property to Dean Foods.  Dean then discovered environmental…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
  • Oct 21

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application
    The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law would like to invite you to apply for Study Space VIII, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis…
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 193

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 22

    Progressive Taxes and Inequality, Ctd.

    Progressive Taxes and Inequality, Ctd.
    Mike Konczal has an important follow-up to the recent Vox article (How Sweden Fights Inequality WIthout Soaking the Rich) on the relationship between progressive taxes and inequality. Konczal argues that the Vox's definition of…
  • Oct 22

    Berman on the Political Foundations of the Institution of Property

    Berman on the Political Foundations of the Institution of Property
    Mitchell Berman (Penn) has posted Abuse of Property Right Without Political Foundations: A Response to Katz (Yale Law Journal Forum) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In an article recently published in the Yale Law Journal, Larissa Katz defends…
  • Oct 21

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback
    Matt Yglesias explains: The emerging housing market that's rising from the ashes of the recent crash looks very different from the one that we had in the aughts in one important way — a much larger share of new dwellings...
Rank this Week: 191

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 250

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
  • Oct 21

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulance
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “What is dark within me, illumine.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Milton, as we’ve seen in preceding two parts, is a town where time…
  • Oct 20

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] “We know no time when we were not as now.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, the Town of Milton is currently grappling with the…
Rank this Week: 268

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 21

    Christopher Chope MP makes a generous offer

    Christopher Chope MP makes a generous offer
    The Justice Select Committee heard oral evidence on housing legal aid after LASPO today, 21 October 2014. Representatives from HLPA, Shelter and Garden Court Chambers gave evidence. The recording is here, if the video below doesn’t…
  • Oct 19

    Etcetera.

    Etcetera.
    A few bits. There are four new FTT bedroom tax decisions on the FTT page, including one from Manchester where subsidence was classed as a ‘natural catastrophe’ for the purposes of continuity of property for the 1996 exemption.…
  • Oct 12

    Should auld acquaintance…

    Should auld acquaintance…
    In which we revisit a couple of old friends. Mr Gopee of Barons Finance (and many other companies) continues to fare poorly in the RCJ. He apparently sought permission to appeal a couple of orders by HHJ Mackie QC, granting permission to…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Oct 19

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio
    Falling behind this season with CLE credits? Want to become a more seasoned real estate professional this fall/winter? Below are links/information to selected seminars/webinars and teleconferences being offered between now and year…
  • Oct 13

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement
    The article below was contributed by the National Commercial Services Team at Fidelity National Title: In 2012, the ALTA Forms Committee adopted significant changes to the series of ALTA 9 Restrictions, Easements and Agreements (REA)…
  • Oct 6

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog
    Prior to the twentieth century, the old adage- “every dog gets one free bite” was in effect in most jurisdictions. In other words, a dog owner was only held liable for his dog's biting someone if the owner had reason to know the…
Rank this Week: 325

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    To Rent or Not to Rent

    To Rent or Not to Rent
    Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents. Click here and look at my most recent article on…
  • Oct 15

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash
    Enjoy this personal video message from Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Partner, Denise Lash.  
  • Oct 9

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building
    The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was…
Rank this Week: 492

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/
Rank this Week: 546

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

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

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

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

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

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

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

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau often provides subtle clues as to where they may be headed on the enforcement front and on November 6, 2013 they addressed the topic on their website about online Lead Generation and consumer safety…
Rank this Week: 594

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/
Rank this Week: 701

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Oct 21

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision
      Legal Procedure Decision In Roseman v. Baranowski, 2014 NY Slip Op. 05635, the Second Department allowed Plaintiff leave to amend the summons and complaint in order to add a doctor as a defendant after EBT’s (depositions) were…
  • Oct 20

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision
      An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the…
  • Oct 17

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission
    Broker sought to recover commission or finder’s fee of $1,250,000. A NY Broker, who was not registered or licensed as real estate broker in Florida, brought an action against the purchaser of real property in Florida…
Rank this Week: 671

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign
    We are fifteen days from the 2014 midterm elections, and candidates are undoubtedly working hard to get those elusive swing voters to the polls. Yard signs are one tool that candidates use to build name recognition and sway votes. A multitude…
  • Oct 17

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape
    Without a hint of irony, the City of Lakewood passed a six page law to reduce the number of lawsuits.  Ordinance O-2014-21 (you can download it here, beginning page 66) added a new Chapter 26 to Article 14 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.…
  • Oct 15

    We're Moving and Taking You With Us!

    We're Moving and Taking You With Us!
    Our law firm is moving to new offices this month and we promise to take you with us!  Beginning on Monday, October 27th, our new address will be:  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite…
Rank this Week: 794

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: 654

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/
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground
    CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their property without paying…
Rank this Week: 657

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement
    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreementsTHE Competition Commission is due to revisit the contentious issue of exclusivity in lease agreements between the owners of large shopping centres and anchor tenants after…
  • Oct 9

    Judges rule for property owners against bank

    Judges rule for property owners against bank
    Judges rule for property owners against banksAfter three years, the Moores finally own their house. Again! Six years ago, the Vereeniging couple fell prey to a reverse mortgage scam known as the Brusson scheme, named after the unregistered…
  • Oct 8

    SA`s encroaching crisi

    SA`s encroaching crisi
    A thought provoking article by Max du Preez.  There are so many questions without suitable answers or the motivation to implement the changes that are required.  When dealing with massive & rapid urbanisation, I don't believe…
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
Rank this Week: 788

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
Rank this Week: 925

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
  • Oct 8

    Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan

    Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan
    Spectra Energy has sent out notices to a number of property owners requesting entry onto properties in order to investigate the soils and conduct testing for its Nexus pipeline project.  While some say the entry is a trespass, the…
Rank this Week: 801

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/
  • Oct 21

    New Client: Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association

    New Client: Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Tuscany is a private gated community in Porter Ranch which includes Cortile. It consists of…
  • Oct 10

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR
    *New Legislation Provisions of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (Civ. Code §§ 4000 - 6150) currently require homeowners associations ("HOAs") to "provide a fair, reasonable, and expeditious procedure for resolving…
  • Oct 7

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association
    We are proud to announce that Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Heritage Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Winchester being developed by Beazer Homes.…
Rank this Week: 905

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Oct 20

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed
    This is a summary of the Boston Bar Association’s recent seminar, E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, which I moderated last week. The speakers were: Hugh Fitzpatrick, Esq. Appointed Board Member, Registry of…
  • Oct 15

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16
    E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Learn about e-recording technology…
  • Oct 10

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case
    SJC To Hear Important Employment Classification Case The critical question of whether real estate agents are governed by the state’s strict independent contractor law is now headed to the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest…
Rank this Week: 994

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: 912

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 6

    Tom Andersen Again Named a “Best Lawyer”

    Tom Andersen Again Named a “Best Lawyer”
    Thomas J. Andersen was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the field of real estate (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) for the 8th time. Since its inception in 1983,…
  • Sep 30

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark
      There is a general misconception that Federal courts handle severe offenses, while State courts handle less harsh crimes. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, Federal courts deal only with violations against Federal law.…
Rank this Week: 951

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: 832

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 997

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: 803

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: 857

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: 1001

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Do DWI Laws Apply To Anything Driven On A Public Road?

    Do DWI Laws Apply To Anything Driven On A Public Road?
    Most Buffalo drivers arrested for DWI are operating cars, trucks or similar machines. All of New York’s anti-drinking and driving offenses – including Driving While Intoxicated, Driving With a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or…
  • Oct 22

    Can You Lose Your Job For Being Convicted of DWI?

    Can You Lose Your Job For Being Convicted of DWI?
    A Buffalo driver convicted of Driving While Intoxicated often faces many problems aside from the sentence imposed by the court. It is rare for a DWI conviction and the resulting loss of driving privileges and other restrictions imposed by the…
  • Oct 22

    Can New York State Suspend Or Revoke A Driver’s License Issued By Another State?

    Can New York State Suspend Or Revoke A Driver’s License Issued By Another State?
    When a driver with an out-of-state license is arrested in Buffalo or elsewhere in New York State for Driving While Intoxicated, how his or her driver’s license is handled can become very complicated. New York State does not have the…
Rank this Week: 1195

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: 1425

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster
    Scott is a 2014 graduate of the William and Mary Law School and newly admitted member of the Virginia State Bar. In 2010, Scott became the first college student to be elected to the Williamsburg City Council. Scott has worked diligently with…
  • Oct 13

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer
    It’s that time of year when we start to see holiday decorations. Yes, the stores are displaying Halloween items along with Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and other holiday decorations at the same time. And now that there…
  • Sep 30

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?
    A Virginia Beach jury found a condominium association liable for failing to permit unit owners an opportunity to inspect and copy association records. Not only must the condo board allow inspection and copying, they must pay for an audit of…
Rank this Week: 1363

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
Rank this Week: 1290

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
Rank this Week: 1444

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

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

    Texas Oil Prices are Dropping

    Texas Oil Prices are Dropping
    The price of crude oil has been continuing to fall over the last few days. By some benchmarks, crude oil prices in Texas and globally are near to a four year low. For example, West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) was recently reported…
  • Oct 10

    Fracing of Oil and Gas Wells Explained

    Fracing of Oil and Gas Wells Explained
    The Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University has recently made available an educational video entitled "Inside Fracking" that explains the process of fracing oil and gas wells. (I still believe the correct spelling is "fracing"). You…
  • Oct 3

    Expansion of Shale Gas Facilities in Texas Gulf

    Expansion of Shale Gas Facilities in Texas Gulf
    It's good news for Texas mineral and royalty owners that oil and gas production in Texas is increasing, due in large part to the spike in natural gas production from shale reservoirs. It's also good news that plants that use that gas are…
Rank this Week: 1134

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/
  • Oct 17

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?
    Often in a residential real estate transaction, unpermitted improvements to a house are present. The seller may find that purchasers are unwilling to enter a transaction with these conditions. The buyer may not want the responsibility for…
  • Oct 3

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York
    Our firm is often involved in disputes over pets in rental properties. We have represented tenants who have dogs or cats in their rented apartment or house, and whose landlords claim that this is a violation of their lease. We have also…
  • Sep 26

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney
    Attorneys provide valuable legal services on behalf of cooperative and condominium boards. Some buildings with fewer than ten units and without disputes have managed without an attorney representing the board. Other buildings may continue…
Rank this Week: 1442

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1337

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/
  • Oct 10

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully
    In most U.S. states, including California, home sellers must provide buyers with a written set of disclosures indicating what the seller knows about the property’s features, defects, history, and environment. A seller who hides a…
  • Sep 22

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason
    Real estate agents have told me personally that that they’re seeing fewer young people than usual among the herds of interested home buyers, but now it’s official: A study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting found that the burden…
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!
    With Scotland all over the news lately, my thoughts naturally turn to what fun it would be to own a Scottish castle. (As yours do, too, I’m sure.) A really auld one, preferably. Sure, we’ve got properties that pass  for…
Rank this Week: 1121

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/
  • Oct 10

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off
    by Ben Reznik Once considered an area of Los Angeles that had virtually nothing to do after 5pm, downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a development boom. Sure, part of it is due to the fact that our regional economy is on an upswing. But…
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
Rank this Week: 1472

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: 1307

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 1131

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: 1311

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1474

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: 1177