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On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?
    In the construction industry, it is standard for ‘upstream’ parties to require ‘downstream’ parties to purchase and maintain general liability insurance coverage, at varying limits, and to obtain an endorsement adding…
  • Jan 30

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC
    On October 24th, 2016, the Massachusetts Land Court revised its ruling in St. John’s Holdings, LLC. v. Two Electronics, LLC  (2016 WL 1460477 (2016).  The underlying case (the subject of a prior blog article) involved…
  • Dec 22

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming
    by Joseph S. Campisi, President, Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) promulgated underground storage tank (UST) regulations on January 2, 2015 that replaced…
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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/
  • Feb 8

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit
    Questionable Ruling Goes Against Established Law That Foreclosed Owner Not Entitled to Notice to Quit In a recent post-foreclosure eviction case before the Southeast Housing Court, Justice Anne Kenney Chaplin issued a head-scratching ruling…
  • Jan 12

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection
    An Act Regulating Notaries Public to Protect Consumers And The Validity And Effectiveness Of Recorded Instruments On October 6, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed Chapter 289 of the Acts of 2016, An Act Regulating Notaries Public to…
  • Jan 2

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective
    Many Titles Automatically Cleared As Of Dec. 31, 2016 While 2016 may have been a tough year for some, the new year brings some relief to those affected by foreclosure related title defects. For some homeowners saddled with bad titles due…
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Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Feb 7

    CALL TO ACTION!

    CALL TO ACTION!
    I just thought everyone should know that the federal historic tax credits are in clear jeopardy of being repealed as part of the Trump administration’s approach to tax reform policy. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “Better…
  • Jan 20

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing
    So I don’t know about you, but every time I turn on NPR lately there is some discussion about President Trump’s conflict of interest because of his Washington D.C. Hotel built in the former U.S. Post Office with a ground lease…
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
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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/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
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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/
  • Feb 3

    Who Has The Right to Execute an Oil and Gas Lease?

    Who Has The Right to Execute an Oil and Gas Lease?
    The Texas 14th Court of Appeals recently decided the case an interesting case,  Clay Exploration, Inc. v. Santa Rosa Operating, LLC, concerning who has the right to execute oil and gas leases for unknown owners. In 1889 Frederick Kastan…
  • Jan 27

    Termination and Repudiation of an Oil and Gas Lease in Texas: Rippy Interests LLC. v. Nash, LLC

    Termination and Repudiation of an Oil and Gas Lease in Texas: Rippy Interests LLC. v. Nash, LLC
    The case of Rippy Interests LLC. v. Nash, LLC is interesting because it examines what type of operations will keep a Texas oil and gas lease in force after the primary term has expired, and also what constitutes a repudiation of an oil and…
  • Jan 20

    E. Scott Pruitt as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

    E. Scott Pruitt as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
    Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt is being considered for the post of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator. This is good news for the Texas oil and gas industry as well as for Texas royalty owners. He seems like a great…
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Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

    Illegal Instruction
    So your boss wants you to do something you think is illegal… Given the recent sacking of the US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, we thought it appropriate to look at how English law deals with similar situations. There are of…
  • Nov 1

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
  • Sep 7

    Ploughing Match

    Ploughing Match
    INVITATION Come along and meet us at the 72nd East Kent Ploughing Match held this year at Nonington by kind permission of Mr and Mrs David Solley and Family. The event will be held on 28th September and it is a great opportunity for us to…
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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 2

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.
    We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories.…
  • Jan 31

    Hunt article published in The National Psychologist

    Hunt article published in The National Psychologist
    The National Psychologist’s January/February 2017 edition includes Richard’s article “What is a disability, anyway?” The article explains for mental health professionals why caution is needed in diagnosing a…
  • Jan 22

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility
    On January 17 the District Court for the Middle District of Florida flatly rejected an ADA claim based on a lack of website accessibility. The Court’s explanation was straightforward: “Regardless, Plaintiff may not claim a…
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Feb 1

    Is the GOP Moving to Solve a Medical Malpractice ‘Crisis” That Doesn’t Exist?

    Is the GOP Moving to Solve a Medical Malpractice ‘Crisis” That Doesn’t Exist?
        There have been countless articles this year about the efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to end Obamacare and replace it with some other health insurance program. But the Washington Post…
  • Jan 29

    Understanding The Seriously Injured Child

    Understanding The Seriously Injured Child
      INTRODUCTION The damages sustained by a seriously injured child do not just relate to the child himself.  They also affect the altered lifestyles of siblings and parents and encompass a whole host of experts who are necessary to…
  • Jan 26

    Busy 2016 for Estate and Trust High Court Ruling

    Busy 2016 for Estate and Trust High Court Ruling
            In 2016, the appellate courts addressed a variety of issues in the field of estates and trusts including will construction, the statute of limitations for a petition to caveat, the ability to change the…
Rank this Week: 2914

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
  • Dec 29

    Wife Not Named in Eviction

    Wife Not Named in Eviction
    A husband and wife owned a home that was foreclosed. The wife moved out months prior to the foreclosure auction. The purchasers at the foreclosure auction served legal notices on the husband, but did not name the wife in the notices. The…
  • Dec 12

    Seattle Just Cause Eviction and Selling Your House

    Seattle Just Cause Eviction and Selling Your House
    For a Seattle residential landlord, selling your house can be tricky. Under the just cause eviction ordinance the landlord must give 90 days notice (not a 20-day notice). The date to terminate the tenancy (the date the tenant is to vacate)…
Rank this Week: 536

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
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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/
  • Jan 26

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Dec 19

    Reversal of Fortune: AB 219 is Back!

    Reversal of Fortune: AB 219 is Back!
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Nov 21

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
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California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
Rank this Week: 1124

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management
    On January 20th, Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R) introduced House Bill 17-1112 (HB 1112) which would provide immunity from penalties for individuals who engage in the unauthorized practice of a profession regulated by the Department…
  • Jan 19

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing
    As I mentioned in my blog entry kicking off the 2017 legislative session in Colorado, 8 to 10 bills relating to construction defects and the construction of affordable housing are expected to be introduced this session.  In my January…
  • Jan 18

    Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round

    Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round
    Senator Bob Gardner (R) has introduced Senate Bill 17-078 ("SB 78") to address the taxation of "residential storage condominium units."  If my memory serves me well, this is the third time this bill has been introduced in…
Rank this Week: 479

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law…

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law Blog

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

http://lawmatters.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Mobilehome Notices Required by Feb. 1 Under the 2017 MRL

    Mobilehome Notices Required by Feb. 1 Under the 2017 MRL
    Per California Law, there are three important notices mobilehome park owners and manufactured housing community owners and/or their management need to send to all homeowners/residents by February 1 of each year:   1. Notice of MRL…
  • May 29

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level
    The California Alternate Rates for Energy, otherwise known as “CARE” has issued new income qualification levels as of June 1, 2013. These new income levels will be used to determine if an individual or household qualifies for…
  • May 29

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level
    The California Alternate Rates for Energy, otherwise known as “CARE” has issued new income qualification levels as of June 1, 2013. These new income levels will be used to determine if an individual or household qualifies for…
Rank this Week: 4780

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
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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/
  • Jan 24

    (US) There are two New York real estate transfer tax proposals to watch in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget

    (US) There are two New York real estate transfer tax proposals to watch in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his FY 2018 budget proposal on January 17. The proposal includes several significant revenue-raisers, including a few that could impact the New York  real estate market. Income Tax –…
  • Jan 5

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017
    Welcome to 2017 and the first posting of the New Year on realestatelegalupdate.com. In a Law360.com article published on January 2nd titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regs to Watch in 2017,” Andrew…
  • Dec 19

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on
    Modern Slavery is broadly a term covering slavery, forced labour, servitude and human trafficking. It has been described as “the great human rights issue of our time” by Theresa May. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced as…
Rank this Week: 3722

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/
  • Jan 19

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance
    On December 20, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved an Ordinance proposed by Commissioner Barbara Jordan that provides incentives for builders to offer workforce housing units in new developments within the…
  • Jan 11

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal
    This past year, the federal government implemented a variety of rules requiring that its contractors meet certain fair-labor requirements.  For example, a federal rule finalized in September requires federal contractors to provide their…
  • Jan 9

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit
    After expediting the solicitation process for the Miami Beach light rail/modern streetcar project, the Miami Beach City Commission hit the brakes last month.  In response to concerns voiced by City residents, the Commission adopted a…
Rank this Week: 1955

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
  • Jan 18

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision
    On January 18, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that municipalities do have an obligation to satisfy the unmet affordable housing obligations arising from 1999 through 2015, the so-called “gap period.”   In a…
  • Jul 23

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
  • Jul 23

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
Rank this Week: 3396

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4480

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower
      A fairly unique situation in an Ohio city is drawing attention to the use of eminent domain to take private property for a public purpose. Eminent domain1 is the power of the government (and private entities, in some cases) to take…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?
      Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner…
  • Dec 30

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case
    For many landowners facing the threat of eminent domain, it can feel personal. We hear all the time that our clients have lived on their land for years going back generations, that the land was bought with a significant amount money, and that…
Rank this Week: 2460

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/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
Rank this Week: 4139

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
  • Jan 4

    Train Derailment

    Train Derailment
    (Image from CBS New York) TRAIN DERAILMENT For the second time within one year, the New York Tri-State area has seen a train derailment due to human error, poor maintenance and otherwise negligent behavior cause serious injuries to patrons…
  • Dec 13

    Construction Accident

    Construction Accident
    Construction Accident The construction industry is a very dangerous industry for trade workers who often put their life and safety on the line when they go to work and risk construction accidents. In large cities such as New York City where…
  • Dec 13

    Congratulations to DUI Attorney Cory Morris, Esq.

    Congratulations to DUI Attorney Cory Morris, Esq.
    Cory Morris named Premier DUI Attorney Cory Morris was named a “Premier DUI Attorney” by the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys! This is a product of the work ethic and dedication of one of the best young attorneys in…
Rank this Week: 3501

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 5011

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Dec 15

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an…
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
  • Jun 30

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa
    It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language…
Rank this Week: 2782

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Dec 15

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an…
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
  • Jun 30

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa
    It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language…
Rank this Week: 2304

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Dec 13

    Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina

    Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina
    Yesterday the Appeals Court upheld a variance decision by our former colleague, Land Court Justice Robert Foster.  In that case, Furlong v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Salem, Furlong challenged a variance granted to the abutting Brewer…
  • Oct 21

    The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land

    The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land
    A Massachusetts appellate court has ruled for the first time that new land which accretes to registered waterfront land is treated as registered land automatically, without the registered landowner filing additional proceedings. In Brown v.…
  • Oct 12

    SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easement

    SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easement
    In Taylor v. Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission, the SJC considered the scope of the rights that the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank had under an easement that it held over the Outermost Inn property in Aquinnah owned by Hugh and…
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Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
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Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Within the State of Florida especially, it is common to encounter real properties encumbered to more than one party– be it by inheritance, speculative investment, marriage, or some other such instance of…
  • Dec 7

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Within the State of Florida especially, it is common to encounter real properties encumbered to more than one party– be it by inheritance, speculative investment, marriage, or some other such instance of…
  • Oct 13

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida

    Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Due Diligence Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in South Florida Commercial real estate investments in south Florida can provide lucrative returns when they are selected and managed properly.…
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New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
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Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
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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/
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES
    A few months ago we informed you that both houses of Congress voted unanimously to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which, in part, required FHA to lower the required percentage of owner occupied units in…
  • Nov 28

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
  • Aug 25

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?
    By: Lindsey Flaherty What exactly is limited residential lodging? It is, in essence, renting of rooms or entire homes or condo units for short term occupancy i.e. less than 30 days. Airbnb provides a searchable online marketplace that enables…
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An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne
    16 Texas agricultural groups seeking eminent domain reform, including recovering legal fees if owners win The first of several meetings organized by Texans for Property Rights was held in Jourdanton Thursday, Oct 27. Landowners were briefed…
  • Nov 30

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett
    NOBODY MOVES to Carver, Mass., for its urban flair. The town is rural and quiet, thickly wooded with pine and cedar — the sort of place people move to when they have a hankering to raise chickens, grow vegetables, and luxuriate amid an…
  • Nov 14

    Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain

    Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain
    In eminent domain cases that result from  transportation projects or any public use project, an owner’s only remedy is to insure that full payment is received for the property taken (direct damages) and any resulting loss in value…
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Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Firm’s Attorneys Discuss Ramifications of Thwarted Condominium Termination with Reporters from Daily Business Review, The Real Deal

    Firm’s Attorneys Discuss Ramifications of Thwarted Condominium Termination with Reporters from Daily Business Review, The Real Deal
    The firm’s Helio De La Torre and Lindsey Thurswell Lehr were interviewed during the last few days by reporters from the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper, and The Real…
  • Nov 22

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve
    For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty.  An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every…
  • Nov 22

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve
    For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty.  An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every…
Rank this Week: 3319

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3243

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 17

    4 Tips for Finding an Attorney in Wisconsin

    4 Tips for Finding an Attorney in Wisconsin
    Finding an attorney in Wisconsin is easy. Finding the best attorney for your specific legal issue, however, can be quite difficult unless you know what to look for. If you follow these tips, you should have a better chance of finding your…
  • Nov 4

    Posner’s Reflections on Judging: A Discussion of Legal Style

    Posner’s Reflections on Judging: A Discussion of Legal Style
    While immersing myself  in Judge Posner’s Reflections on Judging, again I found myself interested in his discussion on the differences between the concepts of legal realism and legal formalism. In this reading, Judge Posner…
  • Oct 17

    Getting Borked: The Evolution of Judicial Politics at the Federal Level

    Getting Borked: The Evolution of Judicial Politics at the Federal Level
    With this being the last in a series of blog posts regarding the judiciary, I believe it is fitting that we address Federal Court nominations and the increased politicization of the process. I have harped in numerous prior blog posts about my…
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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: 301

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/
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
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Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
  • Nov 3

    Lawsuits Against Foreign Companies Doing Business in New York

    Lawsuits Against Foreign Companies Doing Business in New York
    Just passing through New York?  Is your company soliciting business here?   Companies often question whether engaging in these actions allow […] The post Lawsuits Against Foreign Companies Doing Business in New York…
  • Oct 22

    Douglas Elliman Sues Competitor For Poaching Real Estate Broker

    Douglas Elliman Sues Competitor For Poaching Real Estate Broker
    New York real estate brokerage powerhouse Douglas Elliman has filed a lawsuit against another competing brokerage, Compass, and two of […]
  • Oct 12

    Damages are Forever: Tiffany & Co.…

    Damages are Forever: Tiffany & Co. Succeeds in Diamond Ring Trademark Infringement Case Against Costco This notable trademark infringement case […]
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California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 1879

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/
  • Oct 10

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground
    Springfield criminal defense attorney Shane Cantin has written a well-balanced article that examines Missouri’s new legislation, SB 656, “Missouri Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine: What You Need to Know.” SB…
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
  • Feb 3

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie
    When Taylor’s bull crossed the fence, attracted by Coble’s heifers, Coble hopped on his ATV. The bull charged and the ATV flipped. The bull mounted–not the heifer–but the ATV, pinning Coble, who was seriously injured.…
Rank this Week: 842

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know
    Hello internet friends!  Happy day! I hope you are doing well, watching our Indian summer turn into Fall, and hoping for some worthy sweater and fire-pit weather before Old Man Winter shows.  Here at Levin Law, I've been insanely busy and…
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
Rank this Week: 4206

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/
  • Sep 18

    May It Be Infinite While It Last

    May It Be Infinite While It Last
    Kristen and I spent a weekend last winter obsessed with figuring out our ancestry.  A family rumor on my side of Scandinavian roots was defeated and instead we learned that my Dad is a descendant of King Edward I (a bad, bad, bad man…
  • Sep 6

    Divorce and Brick Dust

    Divorce and Brick Dust
    The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on…
  • Aug 31

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning
    This morning our nieces headed off to first (how?) and fifth (basically impossible!) grades.  Thanks to Carla, Felicia, and Jackie, Freed Marcroft now has a kindergartener, a first grader, a second grader, an eighth grader, and…
Rank this Week: 718

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

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

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)
    All airlines and AOC holders, registered in Bulgaria benefit of the country’s EU membership and all connected Single Sky and Open Skies agreements. Country’s location is quite beneficial as it is almost in the middle on the…
  • Feb 25

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open
    Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
Rank this Week: 4039

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/
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
Rank this Week: 4202

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit
    Local businesses are being targeted by ADA accessibility testers at an alarming rate.  The number of lawsuits filed in federal court is already up 63% from last year.  The three states with the most lawsuits continue to be Florida,…
  • Aug 12

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie
    On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would significantly reduce the tax planning benefits involving family limited partnerships and similar structures which are effective tools for certain wealthy…
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
Rank this Week: 2793