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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/
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
  • Sep 30

    Divorce and the Family Home

    Divorce and the Family Home
    You married, purchased a home, and started a family. Isn't that the typical recipe of marital success that most married couples strive to emulate? Then bickering with you spouse ensues, or there's a betrayal, or your spouse sinks your life…
Rank this Week: 4207

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

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

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1847

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 1447

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 14

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 2, Longest

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 2, Longest
    [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In the long, long month of August, I wrote three long pieces, none longer than the final one, a post that set a dubious personal record – ten parts! – in which I covered…
  • Oct 10

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 1, Long, longer

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 1, Long, longer
    By: David A. Smith Whether by accident, laziness, or design, during August I wrote only three posts, but they were all mega-expositions: 3, 7, and 10 parts.  Long, longer, and longest The shortest was my piece about New York City (where…
  • Oct 9

    When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?

    When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith I got no chance of losing this time – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia,…
Rank this Week: 369

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?
      If a contractor’s carrier is insolvent, often times in California the insured will be defended by the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”). Case law supports the propriety of indemnity claims against…
  • Sep 19

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy
    If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you may notice that bankruptcies of developers and owners became more frequent during the downturn and can cause major problems on your projects. A mechanic’s lien is a significant and…
  • Sep 9

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California
    Stairs are not safe!  At least the Court of Appeal in the Second Appellate District of California doesn’t think so. A rail station in Los Angeles was completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority…
Rank this Week: 3055

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Are You Ready For the Conversion?

    Are You Ready For the Conversion?
    Earlier this year the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted decision 14-03-021 to create a three-year pilot program for conversion of Master-Metered Communities to direct service from the providing utility provider such as…
  • Oct 10

    Hart King Partner Successful in Defense of Client

    Hart King Partner Successful in Defense of Client
    After a six day trial in the L.A. Superior Court, our partner Jim Morse of Hart King obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client, a natural hazard disclosure reporting company, that was being sued by its much larger competitor. In…
  • Oct 7

    Faithful Companion vs. Service Animal – What’s the Big Deal?

    Faithful Companion vs. Service Animal – What’s the Big Deal?
    This article by John Pentecost originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission If your park rules and regulations do not currently address pet restrictions and pet conduct rules, amend them. Enforce your…
Rank this Week: 2846

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Oct 13

    Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker

    Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker
    Some car accidents are inevitable. Things like poor road conditions and inclement weather can sometimes make it impossible to avoid a fender-bender. But there are plenty of other instances in which a driver’s failure to properly…
  • Sep 30

    10 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident

    10 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident
    There’s nothing quite like the thrill of zipping down the highway on a motorcycle. But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were…
  • Sep 22

    Get Help With Common Real Estate Disputes: Our Q&A with Texas Home

    Get Help With Common Real Estate Disputes: Our Q&A with Texas Home
    The experienced attorneys at The Farah Law Firm have a thorough understanding of the many complexities of real estate law. While some real estate disputes can be handled swiftly and amicably, there are many instances when it’s best to…
Rank this Week: 3039

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1575

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/
Rank this Week: 1490

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

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

    Landowners question NEXUS pipeline plan

    Landowners question NEXUS pipeline plan
      The NEXUS Gas Transmission open house buzzed Wednesday night with local landowners’ questions about the proposed natural gas pipeline. How close could it be to my property? What will the pipeline carry? How big will it be? Will…
  • Oct 8

    Labor, Green Orgs Step Up to Back Grain Belt Clean Line in Missouri

    Labor, Green Orgs Step Up to Back Grain Belt Clean Line in Missouri
    The Grain Belt Clean Line, a multi-state powerline crossing Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and ending in Indiana, is gaining support from labor and environmental leaders in Missouri. Jim Turner, executive committee chair of the Missouri Chapter…
  • Oct 8

    Environmental Group "Paddles in Protest" Against Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline

    Environmental Group "Paddles in Protest" Against Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline
    Approximately 20 members of the environmental group "Honor the Earth," took to the water to protest the 616-mile Sandpiper pipeline. The group, after congregating with signs near Lake Bemidji, launched a canoe into the lake as a show of…
Rank this Week: 2928

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 12

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

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

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

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

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

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground
    CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their property without paying…
Rank this Week: 893

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Oct 10

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully

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

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

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

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

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!
    With Scotland all over the news lately, my thoughts naturally turn to what fun it would be to own a Scottish castle. (As yours do, too, I’m sure.) A really auld one, preferably. Sure, we’ve got properties that pass  for…
Rank this Week: 2438

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Oct 10

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

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

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association
    We are proud to announce that Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Heritage Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Winchester being developed by Beazer Homes.…
  • Sep 30

    AB2104 Signed: Low-Water Using Plants; Watering During Drought

    AB2104 Signed: Low-Water Using Plants; Watering During Drought
    *New Legislation We have previously blogged about several bills being considered by the California Legislature relating to drought relief. Among them was AB2104 (Gonzales), which has now been signed by Governor Brown and will take effect…
Rank this Week: 1431

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Oct 10

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off

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

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

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

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
Rank this Week: 4820

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3468

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Must North Carolina HOA and Condominium Associations Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

    Must North Carolina HOA and Condominium Associations Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
    An article in the Charlotte Observer last week suggested that all North Carolina HOA and condominium associations must have Workers’ Compensation coverage or suffer the consequences. The article can be found at this link, but…
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
Rank this Week: 2896

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/
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
  • Oct 6

    New Miami Breakfast Insight

    New Miami Breakfast Insight
    Our New Miami Breakfast, “Miami: The Next Entrepreneurial Frontier,”  was heavily attended by nearly 200 of Miami’s business community members. Our co-moderators, Bilzin Sumberg Partners Javier…
Rank this Week: 3370

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: 1204

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

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

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement

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

    Judges rule for property owners against bank

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

    SA`s encroaching crisi

    SA`s encroaching crisi
    A thought provoking article by Max du Preez.  There are so many questions without suitable answers or the motivation to implement the changes that are required.  When dealing with massive & rapid urbanisation, I don't believe…
Rank this Week: 769

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)
    PrivacyExclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths  (BuzzFeed)New York City Shuts Down Unauthorized Sensors  (WSJ) A follow up to the link above. Geo organizations can learn a great deal from this…
  • Oct 6

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure
    Now that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun to allow UAVs to be used for commercial purposes in the U.S. (albeit for limited purposes) one should expect there to be increased attention paid to the potential privacy concerns.…
  • Oct 2

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct
    Recently, the Department of Energy released for public comment  a proposed privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct for smart grid operators and third parties (the "Proposed Voluntary Code"). A link to the Proposed Voluntary Code can be found…
Rank this Week: 4449

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

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

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

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

    Tom Andersen Again Named a “Best Lawyer”

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

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

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark
      There is a general misconception that Federal courts handle severe offenses, while State courts handle less harsh crimes. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, Federal courts deal only with violations against Federal law.…
Rank this Week: 1266

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/
  • Oct 8

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop
    Jeanne Lauer will speak at the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership Workshop on October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the SEVA-CAI meeting hall located at 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400, Virginia…
  • Oct 7

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop
    Jeanne Lauer will speak at the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership Workshop on October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the SEVA-CAI meeting hall located at 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400, Virginia…
  • Aug 14

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?
    We have found that managers and board members who have not had any experience with the process of obtaining FHA project approval have unrealistic expectations about the processing time.In this edition we let you know the “ins and…
Rank this Week: 1628

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 7

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.
    When a Court refers to the case before it as a “sad commentary on the litigious nature of our society” you can be fairly sure that one party or the other is going to do badly. In Sabal Palm Condominiums of Pine Island Ridge…
  • Oct 7

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA
    NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) litigation is common under the Fair Housing Act. An organization that serves recovering addicts or individuals with mental disabilities will try to locate in a neighborhood where deed restrictions or…
  • Sep 14

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.
    A door is just a door, no matter how grand. That is what the Tenth Circuit’s held in Colorado Cross Disability Coal. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 2014 WL 4290589 (10th Cir. 2014) when it reaffirmed what businesses have…
Rank this Week: 3534

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Oct 7

    City of Milwaukee Looking to Expand Its Residential Rental Inspection Program (a.k.a Landlord Licensing)

    City of Milwaukee Looking to Expand Its Residential Rental Inspection Program (a.k.a Landlord Licensing)
    The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) of the city of Milwaukee is looking to expand its Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) program to additional parts of Milwaukee.  Simply put the RRI program is “landlord…
  • Sep 16

    Landlord Boot Camp Is Just Around The Corner – October 4, 2014.

    Landlord Boot Camp Is Just Around The Corner – October 4, 2014.
    The AASEW’s ever popular Landlord Boot Camp is just around the corner.  It will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Clarion Hotel located near the airport. At this Fall’s Boot Camp I will…
  • Sep 5

    Landlords Lose Lawsuit Against City of LaCrosse

    Landlords Lose Lawsuit Against City of LaCrosse
    On August 27, 2014, a LaCrosse County judge ruled against several LaCrosse landlords that had sued the city over its local rental registry and inspection ordinance. The plaintiffs included 34 landlords with rental property in the city of…
Rank this Week: 4010

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
Rank this Week: 4210

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: 1081

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2938

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

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

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

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

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
Rank this Week: 1830

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)
    Sub silentio (literally, "under [the cloak of] silence") is a legal term of art for the technique of a court that, say, wants to accomplish something like the overruling of an earlier case -- without having to admit in express words what it…
  • Oct 1

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS
    The recent meltdown at the country's oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some of the canonical abuses and litigation strategy implemented in the last few years…
  • Sep 25

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion
    For some time now -- ever since ECUSA's unilateral decision to consecrate V. Gene Robinson as a bishop -- the Anglican Communion has been unraveling, but since it was such a loosely based agglomeration of churches to begin with, hardly no one…
Rank this Week: 927

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1804

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/
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
Rank this Week: 3973

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1430

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
  • Sep 20

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy
    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed bankruptcy for the third time. The action represents yet another blow to Atlantic City’s struggling casino gaming industry. The company runs two casinos in the city. With an ever-increasing level of…
  • Aug 25

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
Rank this Week: 3458

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 4439

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: 2298

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic
    Every year, I get calls from clients who need help resolving boundary disputes with their neighbors. One such dispute involved an adjacent neighbor who built a wall on the client’s property. Another involved a neighbor who built a barn…
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
Rank this Week: 2139

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3057

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/
  • Oct 1

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin
    As the 2014 tax appeal season nears its conclusion, and as the 2015 tax appeal season is ready to begin, we look back at another great year. In 2014, while we reduced the number of tax appeal clients we agreed to represent, we still saved…
  • Aug 22

    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening
    Our clients frequently ask us about Tenant Screening. For Landlords who want to minimize their risk of renting to problematic tenants, a variety of methods can be used to predict whether the tenant may present a problem in the future. Most…
  • Jun 9

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise
    In New Jersey, most residential tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides protection to residential tenants against evictions without cause. The fundamental principal of the Anti-Eviction Act is that the expiration of a…
Rank this Week: 2219

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/
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
  • Sep 23

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application
    by Mark A. Cobb Isn’t it generally true that the best time to ask for something from someone is when they want something from you in return. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your spouse, your neighbor or your boss, if they…
  • Sep 16

    New Home for the Braves Underway!

    New Home for the Braves Underway!
    Through our blog, the construction lawyers of the Cobb Law Group try to provide industry professionals with the latest information, case law, trends and interests.  Although there are some very sizeable construction projects going on…
Rank this Week: 3075

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

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

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

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

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

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

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

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau often provides subtle clues as to where they may be headed on the enforcement front and on November 6, 2013 they addressed the topic on their website about online Lead Generation and consumer safety…
Rank this Week: 1026

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 800

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that Hoboken cannot designate an 11.5-acre site in the city as an “area in need of rehabilitation,” which had allowed it to implement a redevelopment plan.  It found that the…
  • Sep 26

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a condemning authority cannot unilaterally dismiss a condemnation action after the special master has rendered an award. In Dillard Land Investments LLC v. Fulton County, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Case…
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
Rank this Week: 994

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/
  • Sep 29

    Is it time to revisit your Florida limited liability company’s operating agreement?

    Is it time to revisit your Florida limited liability company’s operating agreement?
    Chapter 605 and the Revised Limited Liability Company Act Effective January 1, 2014, the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) became the applicable law with respect to the operation of limited liability companies in this…
  • Sep 29

    Hurricane Season brings Emergency Powers to Homeowners and Cooperative Association Board

    Hurricane Season brings Emergency Powers to Homeowners and Cooperative Association Board
    Florida Statute Sections 719.128 and 720.316 are newly created statutes effective July 1, 2014, affording Association board of directors with emergency powers in cooperative associations and mandatory homeowners associations. The boards of…
  • Sep 4

    Are Irrevocable Trusts Really Irrevocable?

    Are Irrevocable Trusts Really Irrevocable?
    Many clients establish irrevocable trusts, or are the beneficiaries of existing irrevocable trusts, which no longer reflect the grantor’s objectives.  Because of changes in the tax laws, the terms of an irrevocable trust may no…
Rank this Week: 3091

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 1210

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 4151