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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/
  • Apr 18

    SPRING'S SPRUNG

    SPRING'S SPRUNG
    Are you excited that it's springtime, Lucas? We are, too, so we're looking for your best photos of spring in New York City. We're calling it #SignsOfSpringNYC -- a celebration of our vibrant, diverse city as the days get longer, the…
  • Apr 17

    UNDRESS YOUR EGGS?

    UNDRESS YOUR EGGS?
  • Apr 17

    AN EGGPLANT PARM PLANT?

    AN EGGPLANT PARM PLANT?
    The Eggplant Special @ Lucali (South Beach)
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Apr 16

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch
    The Virginia Supreme Court today came back with an opinion in Ramsey v. Commissioner of Highways, No, 140929 (Apr. 16, 2015), a eminent domain case in which we filed an amicus brief in support of the property owner. Under Virginia's…
  • Apr 15

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie
    Here's the latest from the Hawaii Supreme Court on the joinder of parties under Rule 19, where there's a claim that an absent party is "indispensable" and thus the case should be dismissed. Bottom line is that an absentee should be joined if…
  • Apr 15

    Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking

    Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking
    In 2011, Missouri adopted a statute that looks to us like a slightly modified "right to farm" law: The statute supplants the common law of private nuisance in actions in which the "alleged nuisance emanates from property primarily used for…
Rank this Week: 122

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 14

    THE HOMEOWNERS’ ANTHEM – 2015

    THE HOMEOWNERS’ ANTHEM – 2015
    Here lies the body of Mary Lee; tried to modify her loan when she was 33. For over five years she fought to keep her sanity; didn’t tell a soul as a matter of vanity.
  • Apr 14

    Saxon Settles HAMP Class Action for $4.5 Million… A win for homeowners, LOL

    Saxon Settles HAMP Class Action for $4.5 Million… A win for homeowners, LOL
    A class action law suit filed against Saxon Mortgage Services/Morgan Stanley alleged that the servicer improperly denied thousands of California homeowners loan modifications through the federal Home Affordable Modification Plan (HAMP), and…
  • Apr 10

    Leave Octogenarians at Home – Stop evictions after 80.

    Leave Octogenarians at Home – Stop evictions after 80.
    Over the last few weeks I’ve learned that we’re a country that actually doesn’t care about people in their 80s that run into financial difficulties. In fact… and as incredible as it may seem, WE EVICT THEM.
Rank this Week: 165

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: 187

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: 211

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: 248

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 245

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee
    Yesterday, under the stewardship of Representative Angela Williams who is the Chair of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, House Bill 1343 sailed through that Committee with unanimous bipartisan…
  • Apr 15

    Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House

    Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House
    Yesterday, as expected, the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 177 on third reading and the bill is now headed to the House for consideration.  While the spin put on this bill by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of Commerce has…
  • Apr 9

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support
    House Bill 15-1343 ("HB 1343") has just been introduced in the Colorado House of Representative to clean-up and improve the manager licensure law which is currently on the books. Given the bipartisan nature of this bill, there is plenty…
Rank this Week: 281

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 17

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership
    Ronen Perry (Haifa) & Tal Zarsky (Haifa) have posted Taking Turns (Florida State Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Two siblings jointly inherit their late father’s rocking chair. The chair has principally sentimental and no real…
  • Apr 17

    Ho on Land Rights in China

    Ho on Land Rights in China
    Peter Ho (Delft) has posted The 'Credibility Thesis' and its Application to Property Rights: (In)Secure Land Tenure and Social Welfare in China (Land Use Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Debates over tenure insecurity have been divided…
  • Apr 16

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew
    The Atlantic Cities Blog profiles the men and women who continually paint the Golden Gate Bridge to keep it from rusting and crumbing into the ocean: The Golden Gate Bridge is under attack. Corrosive salt air, roadway contaminants, age, UV...
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Apr 9

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!
    Real estate professionals, you are cordially invited to a fabulous night of pampering at Metrowest’s hottest style salon, Beauty Parlr! Attendees will enjoy complimentary blow-outs by professional hair stylists, including Moroccan oil…
  • Apr 7

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?
    By August 1, 2015, all real estate attorneys and title companies must be compliant with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rules for closing residential real estate transactions. On April 13, 2015, 3pm-6pm,…
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
Rank this Week: 380

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 17

    A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop

    A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being…
  • Apr 16

    A tale of two cities: Part 4, Either illegal or impossible

    A tale of two cities: Part 4, Either illegal or impossible
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith “… we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other…
  • Apr 15

    A tale of two cities: Part 3, Either change the constitution or discover oil

    A tale of two cities: Part 3, Either change the constitution or discover oil
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities When I started this post by…
Rank this Week: 418

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 434

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building
    It is increasingly important for buildings to be energy efficient.  So-called “green buildings” can not only lead to more efficient energy use, but can also result in significant cost savings over time.  Indeed, green…
  • Apr 1

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion
    The City of Temecula is moving forward with the French Valley Parkway.  The project involves constructio of a new arterial, as well as improvements to the I-15 Winchester Road interchange.  Phase I of the project included…
  • Mar 16

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?
    It depends.  A recent decision out of the Federal Circuit tackled this very issue, and the court’s decision strongly suggests that a taking could arise under the right circumstances.  (Filler v. U.S. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10,…
Rank this Week: 461

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
  • Mar 15

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
  • Mar 8

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?
    In a recent case, Cohen v. Cohen, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction to modify a California divorce decree to order college expenses and child support. This case is easily misunderstood as…
Rank this Week: 616

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
  • Apr 15

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.
    It appears that Barnet Council (via the Mayor’s casting vote) are determined to carry on with their  plan to raise rents for council tenants, new and existing, to 80% of market rent or top of LHA rates, whichever is lowest. We…
  • Apr 14

    Protocol Problem

    Protocol Problem
    Now that the new pre-action protocols are sort of available, and have been in force since 6 April 2015 even when they were not available, people are having a look at them. And coming up with some issues. The new Pre-action Protocol for…
Rank this Week: 719

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: 667

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/
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA
    On March 24, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Nally, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-991, in which the court held that --A total maximum daily load established by the Ohio Environmental…
Rank this Week: 722

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
  • Mar 30

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Exaction for Sidewalk

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Exaction for Sidewalk
    In a recent unpublished decision, Jerman v. Township of Berkeley, a New Jersey trial court held invalid an ordinance which required the construction of sidewalks and curbs as a condition of subdivision or site plan approval, or the payment of…
Rank this Week: 640

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday
    [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.]  There is far more literature about the date of Jesus' death than there is about his birth. One reason is…
  • Apr 1

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)
    MEMORANDUM TO: Her Excellency, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jeffers SchoriFROM: Chancellor to the Presiding BishopDATE: April 1, 2015SUBJECT: Need for Immediate Pastoral DirectionCONFIDENTIAL - FOR THE PB'S EYES ONLYYour Excellency:There is…
Rank this Week: 894

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 6

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?
    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up? Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new…
  • Mar 15

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?
    I hope you are signed up for the E-newsletter if you are interested in this topic because the edition coming out this coming Wednesday (March 18) is all about the new requirements that relate to providing disclosures and documents when an HOA…
  • Feb 20

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?
    Boards, beware, if you do not reach out to owners in the right way you may end up with this question (and owners, if you don’t step up, you may end up with this question): “Do you have an article on what happens when a board is…
Rank this Week: 796

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 10

    Minimum Unexpired Lease Terms : From the Fire to the Furnace

    Minimum Unexpired Lease Terms : From the Fire to the Furnace
    Leasehold conveyancing solicitors beware : Lenders are changing their minimum lease term requirements. For the second time in the space of a week a CML  lender discarded  a whole slice of the leasehold market from being mortgageable…
  • Feb 4

    Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement

    Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement
    Conveyancing solicitors on the Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel can, as from today, carry out personal local authority searches as opposed to being required to carry out official searches.By way of a change to the banks's CML Handbook Part Two…
  • Feb 2

    Platform Home Loans Conveyancing Panel Alert - Minimum Lease Term

    Platform Home Loans Conveyancing Panel Alert - Minimum Lease Term
    Mortgage companies continued the trend to shy away from properties with short leases with Platform Home Loans yesterday tightening their minimum lease term requirements.The lender used to accept leases where there were 50 years unexpired at…
Rank this Week: 764

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 924

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: 827

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/
  • Apr 17

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute
    The Ohio coalition in opposing the present route of the Nexus pipeline has chosen the course of looking at the best alternative using industry standard software. It will be up to FERC to decide whether the additional costs would be beneficial…
  • Apr 16

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding
      The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company statement that there is an “impairment” of demand is something that was required to be provided to FERC. Realistically, FERC is only to grant certificates of necessity when there is a…
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy
    In the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision opposing the changes to the Michigan pension system for teachers, the Supreme Court has found that “just compensation” is not to apply. This likely will mean that in the case of a…
Rank this Week: 995

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    First Bill Makes it Through

    First Bill Makes it Through
    The first bill amending parts of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act made it out of the legislature this week, as was forwarded to the Governor on April 13, 2015.  HB 1095  which amends CRS 38-33.3-119 by permitting…
  • Apr 10

    Manager Licensing Changes are A Foot…again

    Manager Licensing Changes are A Foot…again
    On April 8, 2015, HB 15-1343 was introduced into the House Business and Labor Committee as an effort to streamline the manager licensing requirements.  The bill attempts to clarify who is required to hold a manager license; exempts…
  • Apr 1

    Manager License Application Finally Out!

    Manager License Application Finally Out!
    THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!!After much waiting and anticipation, DORA has released the Community Association Manager License application!!  So for those of you who have completed all the prerequisites for the CAM License, you…
Rank this Week: 1084

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement
    I recently had the pleasure of joining Michael Formby, Director of the Department of Transportation Services at the City and County of Honolulu, and Harrison Rue, Community Building and TOD Administrator for the City to discuss challenges and…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?
    There are many iconic images of Hawaii, and on that list is the endangered Humpback whale breaching in Hawaii's waters during its seasonal migration. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, was created…
  • Feb 27

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue
    Selected Tweets from last night's live show, PBS Insights.Souki: Ag is not just land; it's also labor and capital. How can we enable more people to farm? #pbsinsights— PBS Hawaii (@pbshawaii) February 27, 2015Atta: The city is trying to…
Rank this Week: 1191

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/
  • Apr 8

    Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claim

    Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claim
    The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a construction defect…
  • Mar 31

    Miami’s Green Spaces Are Prime Assets for Public-Private Partnership

    Miami’s Green Spaces Are Prime Assets for Public-Private Partnership
    On March 29, 2015, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, of which Bilzin Sumberg is a member, hosted an event that discussed infrastructure plans that would increase Miami’s…
  • Mar 23

    Why Miami Offers Attractive Opportunities to Chinese Investor

    Why Miami Offers Attractive Opportunities to Chinese Investor
    More so than ever, wealthy Chinese investors are actively seeking returns abroad when it comes to real estate investments. China’s 2014 GDP growth of 7.4% was the slowest since 1990 and China’s growth outlook is gloomy due to…
Rank this Week: 1138

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: 1082

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
Rank this Week: 979

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: 958

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/
  • Apr 14

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle
    When two people marry, have children and then file for divorce, what do you think one of the most contested issues can be? Here's the answer: anything and everything having to do with children. Custody, child support payments, and child…
  • Apr 7

    Mother Indicted for Manslaughter in Child Abuse Case

    Mother Indicted for Manslaughter in Child Abuse Case
    Doesn't it appear as though I'm writing a lot about child custody issues of late? You're right. It's because child custody issues can be the most emotionally contested issues in a divorce. And there are simply too many cases where parents…
  • Mar 31

    Custody Battle: Fighting The Ex-Husband from Hell

    Custody Battle: Fighting The Ex-Husband from Hell
    There are custody disputes, and then there are all-out custody wars. That was the case when Richard Rifkin and Kimberly Dawn Carty decided to divorce. As they took their battle to family law court in three counties (Marin, Los Angeles, and…
Rank this Week: 1490

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 1543

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/
  • Apr 1

    Abbott & Kindermann Adds Noted Guest Editor To Blog Staff

    Abbott & Kindermann Adds Noted Guest Editor To Blog Staff
    [For Immediate Release] Abbott & Kindermann announced today that noted television commentator Jon Stewart is joining Abbott & Kindermann’s blog team as a guest editor. “We are very pleased to have Mr. Stewart bring…
  • Apr 1

    First Tier Functionally Equivalent CEQA Document Upheld for Adoption of Basin Plan Amendment and TMDL Standard

    First Tier Functionally Equivalent CEQA Document Upheld for Adoption of Basin Plan Amendment and TMDL Standard
    By Katherine J. Hart Charles Conway Jr v. State Water Resources Control Board (March 30, 2015, B252688) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Functionally equivalent CEQA documents can be tiered in a manner similar to a regular EIR. This new CEQA decision…
  • Mar 31

    2015 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2015 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane G. Kindermann, Katherine J. Hart, Glen Hansen and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2015 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case discussions located on the…
Rank this Week: 1306

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: 1292

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 1534

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 1302

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: 1430

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1505

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 1466

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
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
  • Apr 13

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool
    When representing a fiduciary such as a conservator or personal representative, you’re often dealing with a lay person who may be feeling overwhelmed by unfamiliar responsibilities. One way to bring the situation under control is to use…
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
  • Apr 16

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State
    A recent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village destroyed an entire building, and, more unfortunately, caused the deaths of at least two individuals and injuries to other people who were unlucky to be in the building during the explosion. …
  • Apr 9

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State
    Prior posts on this blog have dealt with the legal issues regarding partition of property. To summarize, a partition action may be brought when a property has two or more owners, and the owners are unable to agree on the disposition of the…
  • Apr 3

    Happy Holidays from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Holidays from Weiss & Wei
Rank this Week: 1802

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
  • Feb 5

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale
    By: Clayton Walker Foreclosure Sale — Buyer’s Perspective When people buy property at Foreclosure sales they often find that the house came with former owners still occupying the house.  How do you get them out?  In…
Rank this Week: 1770

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2141

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/
  • Apr 15

    WOTUS targeted in spending bill; also, Oregon wolves, (lack of) Bundy document

    WOTUS targeted in spending bill; also, Oregon wolves, (lack of) Bundy document
    An EPA/Army Corps of Engineers rule defining "waters of the United States" would be delayed for a year under a spending bill released by House Republicans (text). The bill is scheduled to be marked up Thursday, April 16, by the energy and…
  • Apr 14

    HCP/ITPs in northern California invalidated

    HCP/ITPs in northern California invalidated
    A federal judge invalidated incidental take permits issued by FWS and NMFS that covered about 150,000 acres of forest land in northern California (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. NOAA, 13-3717 NC, N.D. Cal.). U.S. District Judge…
  • Apr 13

    Challenge to Deepwater restoration project moved to Alabama

    Challenge to Deepwater restoration project moved to Alabama
    Citing "the interest of justice, particularly the interest of Alabama’s citizens in deciding this controversy at home," U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta has transferred Gulf Restoration Network's challenge to the approval of the Gulf…
Rank this Week: 2253