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Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Jun 23

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One
    If you think that formerly married couples are the only couples who argue about child custody, well, you wouldn't be taking into account today's world. Not everyone gets married. But every divorcing couple does argue about child…
  • Jun 16

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned
    Now here's a complicated case. A wife and husband with two children divorced and in 2011 the mother died from strangulation. Who committed the murder? And should the alleged murderer - the ex-husband - be able to retain his parental…
  • Jun 2

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 60% of Americans believe that the law should allow marriage between gay couples. Obviously, there has been a huge political shift in this country. Back in 1996, the Gallup poll reported that 68% of…
Rank this Week: 3829

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/
  • Jun 23

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure
    In April of last year, my colleague, David Fowler shared a post about a seller’s obligation in a residential sale to disclose facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability, and that…
  • Apr 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
Rank this Week: 4661

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
  • Jun 19

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco
    I just got back from San Diego where I spoke at the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference. I was on a panel with Ron Dee of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and George Galloway of Next…
  • May 18

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog
    The ICSC Walapalooza starts this weekend in Vegas. The sheer number of people converging in one place and the talent level of them is staggering. And of course it is all hard work! I’m hoping to get a couple free minutes to meet with…
  • Apr 21

    What I Learned Today

    What I Learned Today
    I just attended the Advanced Commercial Lease Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. The Institute “brings together the brightest minds in the commercial leasing industry” to discuss “the most up-to-date and pressing…
Rank this Week: 2236

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement
    When forming a business as a corporation, you will have to select corporate directors and officers. You may even be one of these directors or officers. Officers and directors can face personal exposure when the corporation inevitably…
  • Jun 12

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance
    In California real estate brokers are usually allowed to share commission payments. Up until recently, however, it has been unclear whether real estate agents are allowed to share commissions. A California appellate court has finally…
  • Jun 5

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?
    The California General Corporation Law governs how notice of stockholder meetings must be given. This information is of vital importance to all California corporations. It is important to note that while email notice is allowed, it is not…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Jun 19

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate
    Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced in prior…
  • Jun 16

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended
    The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This…
  • Jun 3

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity
    South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds. In his speech, the…
Rank this Week: 2859

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

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

    The Fair Housing Act and Your Community Pool

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

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

    Finally - a new law that helps Associations when foreclosures occur - House Bill 2080.
    The General Assembly finally heard the hue and cry from us about lenders abuse of associations in the foreclosure process. Unfortunately this new statute does not fully end the abuse. The key word in the title above is…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • Jun 18

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1

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

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach
    By-Pass Housing Court For Expedited Superior Court Restraining Order Procedure I recently handled an interesting case involving an unauthorized family member taking up residence in my client’s rental unit. My client, a doctor, owns…
  • Jun 3

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain
    SJC Issues Long Awaited Ruling That Agents Can Be Classified as Both Independent Contractors and Employees, But Leaves Questions The Supreme Judicial Court has just released its long awaited ruling in the case of Monell, et al. v. Boston…
Rank this Week: 390

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: 4189

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
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 4089

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/
  • Jun 16

    Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer Award Recipient
    GCF’s David Carter and Eugene O’Neill have been named “Super Lawyers” on the “Florida Super Lawyer” list.  In addition, Anthony Guettler and Sean Mickley have been named “Rising…
  • Jun 16

    GCF’S Brian Connelly Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

    GCF’S Brian Connelly Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law
    Brian Connelly recently earned his board certification in Civil Trial Law from The Florida Bar. Mr. Connelly has been with GCF since 2000 and focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical…
  • May 21

    Disclosure of Retained Subsurface Right

    Disclosure of Retained Subsurface Right
    Effective October 1, 2014, HB 489 was signed into law as a result of the legislature’s need to more closely regulate the disclosure of retained mineral interests. The law created Sec. 689.29, F.S.  which requires the seller to…
Rank this Week: 2644

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 16

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project
      The Missouri MPSC is considering blocking a project by a three to two vote. In all likelihood, the project lobbyists will find the last vote resulting in three to two in favor of the project. However, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch…
  • Jun 8

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion
    In response to a property owner’s claim that the FERC approved pipeline would only create further environmental harm, a Federal Court recognized that the approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was superior to any…
  • Jun 2

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission
    Almost every State maintains what is called a “Public Utility Commission” or “Public Service Commission” to regulate utility activities and changes. The attempt of Kinder Morgan to acquire property without authority…
Rank this Week: 1177

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jun 16

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review
    2013 was a banner year for developers under the takings clause, as both the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court issued decisions expanding the developers’ ability to challenge exactions as unconstitutional. In Koontz v. St.…
  • Jun 12

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego
    Next week, Nossaman’s eminent domain group will be attending the International Right of Way Association’s Annual Education Conference in San Diego.  While we’ve been attending the conference for several years,…
  • Jun 3

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?
    Two days ago, the Appraisal Foundation issued a memorandum to “Appraisal Regulatory System Stakeholders” that warned of the Appraisal Institute approaching members of Congress to sponsor legislation that would…
Rank this Week: 2034

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jun 15

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid
    Forget nexus. Don’t worry about rough proportionality. It’s not an exaction and it’s not a taking.  In a ruling that will adversely impact landowner and market-rate developers, while providing new opportunities for…
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
Rank this Week: 2546

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/
  • Jun 15

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy
    In Cal. Bldg. Industry Assn. v. City of San Jose (opinion filed on June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance that requires new residential developments to sell 15 percent of…
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
  • May 7

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
Rank this Week: 1096

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    CAM Licenses are Going Electronic!

    CAM Licenses are Going Electronic!
    Starting June 29, 2015, DORA is introducing the new eLicense online service. According to DORA, licensed CAMs will be required to set up user names and passwords to create their accounts and once created, CAMs will be able to login and check…
  • Jun 11

    Boulder City Council Considers Airbnb Restriction

    Boulder City Council Considers Airbnb Restriction
    With the gaining popularity of sites like Airbnb and VRBO, municipalities nationwide are beginning to look more closely at how to regulate the short term rental of rooms or entire homes by individuals. After a lengthy public hearing, the…
  • Jun 3

    Final CAM License Application

    Final CAM License Application
    DORA has updated the CAM License Application to address its recent decision to NOT require CAM licenses for associations that directly employ managers. As you may recall, there was concern in the industry as to whether associations that…
Rank this Week: 5026

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/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 589

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Jun 15

    Taking the Bite Out of Zoning

    Taking the Bite Out of Zoning
    Post by: Evan Holt A property is often acquired for the purpose of continuing the existing use of the property, redeveloping an existing building(s) for a new purpose or developing a vacant site. In any of these cases, it is … Continue…
  • Jun 5

    Unresolved Warranty Claims Under The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act

    Unresolved Warranty Claims Under The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act
    Post by: Evan Holt A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Blair v Tarion Warranty Corp. (Tarion) –  confirmed that warranty claims under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (ONHWPA) can only be…
  • May 29

    Adverse Possession & Land Titles Conversion Qualified Land

    Adverse Possession & Land Titles Conversion Qualified Land
    Post by: Evan Holt A recently released Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision clarifies adverse possession claims with respect to property registered in Land Titles Conversion Qualified (LTCQ). The lands in dispute were converted to LTCQ…
Rank this Week: 2016

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: 4795

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court
    A pair of neighbors feuding over an easement and a fence for the past four years, have whittled their dispute down to a small five-foot wide strip of land. The plaintiff’s property in the Town of Chazy has a gravel path running along…
  • Jun 4

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee
    A New York court recently held that a finder was not entitled to finder’s fee where over three years had passed and multiple offers had come and gone. In May of 2007,  the plaintiff’s chairman, who is not a party to the…
  • May 29

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment
    The rise in popularity of short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb and Roomarama has given tourists the opportunity to live like locals, and those looking for a place to live for only a month another option to the standard hotel.…
Rank this Week: 3833

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: 3150

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Jun 10

    Conversion of Shares into Acre-Feet

    Conversion of Shares into Acre-Feet
    People often ask me how to convert shares into acre-feet.  Unfortunately, the answer is not as easy as one might expect.At the outset, please note that this post focuses on water shares, not water rights.  To understand the…
  • Apr 30

    Water Right vs. Water Share - revisited

    Water Right vs. Water Share - revisited
    One of the my most visited blog posts is a post I wrote back in 2010 entitled "What Is the Difference Between a Water Right and a Water Share?"  The post explained that the two terms are not interchangeable, and that there are important…
  • Mar 20

    2015 Utah Legislature Review

    2015 Utah Legislature Review
    The 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature began on January 26th and ended at midnight on March 12th. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is April 1st, and the effective date for most of the newly enacted bills will be…
Rank this Week: 1054

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Jun 10

    Buyer Beware: Project Conditions Of Approval Run With The Land

    Buyer Beware: Project Conditions Of Approval Run With The Land
    By William W. Abbott City of Berkeley v. 1080 Delaware, LLC (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 1144. As the real estate market gathers steam post-recession, many development projects involve project approvals obtained during the height of the real estate…
  • Jun 3

    SAVE THE DATE - Abbott & Kindermann's 2nd Annual Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    SAVE THE DATE - Abbott & Kindermann's 2nd Annual Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, will present the 2nd annual update on recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
  • Jun 2

    Local Zoning Laws Prevent an Eldercare Facility from Proceeding with Plans for Development

    Local Zoning Laws Prevent an Eldercare Facility from Proceeding with Plans for Development
    By Brian Russell Walnut Acres Neighborhood Assn. v. City of Los Angeles (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1303 The owners of the property and the developer Community MultiHousing, Inc. sought a permit under Los Angeles City code section 14.3.1 to build…
Rank this Week: 692

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: 3955

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 8

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim
    The Handlins applied to rent an apartment. They were turned down because a tenant screening report showed a previous eviction. The Handlins provided information showing that the previous eviction case had been resolved in their favor. The…
  • Jun 1

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation
    Any LLC or corporation appearing as a party in a lawsuit must be represented by an attorney. A non-lawyer cannot represent a professional services corporation, even if he or she is the corporation’s sole director, officer, and…
  • May 28

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case
    Pham, a Seattle residential landlord, bought a rental property at foreclosure. It was metered for five units, so he assumed it was properly permitted for five living units. It turned out that the building was only permitted as a triplex. Pham…
Rank this Week: 1781

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: 3258

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jun 7

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?
    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED? A manager recently said to me: “I was under the impression the term “annual meeting” was obsolete now due to the
  • May 6

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!
    Clotheslines – Don’t Get in a Bind About Them Clotheslines are becoming a big issue in HOAs (this I perceived 3 years ago when I first wrote this blog). Many
  • Apr 24

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
Rank this Week: 935

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Let’s Change Every Word Of The Proposed Lease And Send It Back To the Other Side

    Let’s Change Every Word Of The Proposed Lease And Send It Back To the Other Side
    PrintOne technique Ruminations and other blogs use is to write only about what they know. That minimizes the risk of being wrong and gives the impression that the writer has figured everything out. Yes, that time-honored technique hides the…
  • May 31

    I Paid For Replacement Cost Insurance Coverage, Where Is the Rest Of My Money?

    I Paid For Replacement Cost Insurance Coverage, Where Is the Rest Of My Money?
    PrintWe were Ruminating about the reasons some people, instead of asking for “replacement cost” insurance coverage, ask for “full replacement cost” or “100% replacement cost” coverage. That made us think…
  • May 25

    What Representation? – I Thought It Was Over When I Delivered The Deed.

    What Representation? – I Thought It Was Over When I Delivered The Deed.
    PrintLast week, we put tried to put down a foundation for understanding the deed merger doctrine. In its simplest (but very inadequate) formulation, it stands for the proposition that once a buyer accepts a deed to the purchased property,…
Rank this Week: 3504

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
  • Jun 6

    Final Offer of Compensation is Not Reasonable

    Final Offer of Compensation is Not Reasonable
    What happens when the government agency’s offer is subject to approval of a federal agency, the City Council, or the Board of Supervisors? In California eminent domain cases, a property or business owner is entitled to recover…
  • May 13

    How to Stop Eminent Domain

    How to Stop Eminent Domain
    Want to Fight Eminent Domain?   Can I stop the government from taking my property by the use of its eminent domain powers? The eminent domain process can be stopped if the proposed taking does not meet the requirements for public…
  • May 5

    The Government is Taking My Property

    The Government is Taking My Property
    Is your Property being acquired by the State, City, County or any other Government Authority for a Project? Many times a day, the Government acquires property for public projects across the country. Roads, bridges, and many components of our…
Rank this Week: 3973

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jun 4

    CML Lenders Handbook for Scotland - Changes 8 June 2015

    CML Lenders Handbook for Scotland - Changes 8 June 2015
    Changes are about to be made to the CML Lenders Handbook for Scotland on Monday 8 June.   The main changes include the following:The handbook is being amended to include the introduction of the…
  • Jun 2

    New CML Website goes-live Today

    New CML Website goes-live Today
    The new version of the CML website has gone live today Monday 1 June.The format and contents of the CML Handbook has not been changed and just has a new look and feel to be consistent with the new website.
  • Apr 23

    Fleet Ships New Leasehold Conveyancing Requirement

    Fleet Ships New Leasehold Conveyancing Requirement
    Yesterday Fleet Mortgages became the latest lender to change their minimum lease term requirements via the CML Handbook Part 2.In a change that would be easy to miss here is the old and new wording:Old wording : 75 years unexpired at the…
Rank this Week: 3571

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 3

    Can a Mortgage Lien Be Stripped in a Chapter 7?

    Can a Mortgage Lien Be Stripped in a Chapter 7?
    As reported by Robin Miller of CBAR: A dream is over, as today in Bank of America, N. A. v. Caulkett, Case No. 13-1421 (June 1, 2015) the Supreme Court disallowed the stripping of wholly-unsecured liens in Chapter 7 cases. The court…
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
  • Mar 10

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
Rank this Week: 1104

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

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

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
Rank this Week: 1591

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "Vísteme despacio que tengo prisa"

    "Vísteme despacio que tengo prisa"
    Dicen que fue consejo del Emperador Augusto la siguiente recomendación: "Caminad lentamente si queréis llegar más pronto a un trabajo bien hecho". Los abogados vamos corriendo a todas partes: a la notaría, al juzgado, a una…
  • May 4

    Sección sexta del concurso de Aifos: culpable.

    Sección sexta del concurso de Aifos: culpable.
    El pasado 13 de Abril, el Juzgado de lo Mercantil Número Uno de Málaga, dictó Auto aprobando el plan de liquidación de Aifos y decretando la apertura de la sección sexta del concurso, sección encaminada a determinar su calificación:…
  • Apr 1

    ¿Vas a comprar una casa? Entérate de lo que se cuece en las reuniones de comunidad.

    ¿Vas a comprar una casa? Entérate de lo que se cuece en las reuniones de comunidad.
    No hace mucho, en una de las compraventas en la que asistía al comprador, solicité al vendedor información sobre las reuniones de comunidad, las juntas ordinarias y extraordinarias celebradas durante los últimos años. El vendedor, muy…
Rank this Week: 4162

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/
  • May 27

    Oil & Gas Activity in Texas’ Permian Basin

    Oil & Gas Activity in Texas’ Permian Basin
    There are some relatively new operators in the Texas oil and gas industry. One of these is Parsley Energy, Inc. which was founded in 2008. Run by a relatively young management team, Parsley Energy appears to be establishing a good reputation…
  • May 20

    New Texas Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operation

    New Texas Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operation
    On May 18, 2015, the Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 40 into law. The law is effective September 1, 2015. This new law effectively prohibits local city and county governments and subdivisions from regulating surface oil and gas activity…
  • May 9

    Texas Legislature Targets Municipal Fracing Ban

    Texas Legislature Targets Municipal Fracing Ban
    As of November 4, 2014 Denton, Texas was the first Texas city to ban fracing inside city limits with a ballot initiative that passed with almost 59 percent of the vote. The next day, the state’s energy lobby, Texas Oil and Gas…
Rank this Week: 2217

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
Rank this Week: 3512

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
Rank this Week: 4505

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/
  • May 20

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate
    If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved. Most people think about going to Court and concerns about an acrimonious and costly legal…
  • Apr 8

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
Rank this Week: 2615

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
  • May 19

    Indiana Supreme Court Interprets AIA’s Waiver of Subrogation Clause

    Indiana Supreme Court Interprets AIA’s Waiver of Subrogation Clause
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C A waiver of subrogation clause is a typical (but often overlooked) contract provision in design and construction contracts, especially for parties using standard form contracts, such as the American…
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
Rank this Week: 1374

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: 1159

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • May 13

    Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Agree to Erase Debts From Credit Reports After Bankruptcies – NYTimes.com

    Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Agree to Erase Debts From Credit Reports After Bankruptcies – NYTimes.com
    Finally some relief to people caught up in the mortgage crisis. These Banks, who received billions from the Government are finally doing something to help the poor consumer. By updating credit reports, people can now afford to buy a new…
  • May 13

    Rock and Roll and  Child Custody

    Rock and Roll and  Child Custody
    While divorced parents may disagree on whether a child should or should not be exposed to certain works or performances of the creative arts, the court will generally not interfere with either parent’s freedom of personal discretion on…
  • May 13

    Dupuy: End the war on deadbeat dad

    Dupuy: End the war on deadbeat dad
    Interesting article from a women whose father was a deadbeat Dad but who is against putting men who do not pay their child support in Jail. I have on a few occasions fought for child support payments from delinquent fathers to the point of…
Rank this Week: 1757

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/
  • May 13

    Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. CORRECTING A FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT The Court considered whether Florida’s Rule of Civil Procedure allowing for corrections of “clerical mistakes,” encompasses authorization to supplement a final…
  • Mar 31

    What Constitutes a Reasonable Amount of Time To Be Bound by a Florida Non-Compete Agreement?

    What Constitutes a Reasonable Amount of Time To Be Bound by a Florida Non-Compete Agreement?
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. In determining the reasonableness in time of a postterm restrictive covenant (a.k.a. a non compete agreement) not predicated upon the protection of trade secrets, a court must apply the following rebuttable…
  • Mar 17

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Residential Restrictive Covenant – Neighbor Veto Leamer v. White, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D283 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) The Whites and the Leamers lived in adjoining luxury waterfront townhomes. The townhomes are…
Rank this Week: 2976

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/
  • May 8

    Аppealing fines of Bulgarian Border Police imposed to Airline

    Аppealing fines of Bulgarian Border Police imposed to Airline
    Many airlines are fined by the Bulgarian Border Police because they are not aware of the liability to check if their passengers have a valid visa to enter Bulgaria. In most of the cases, the passenger has a valid visa to enter…
  • May 6

    Claim against ground handling company in Bulgaria

    Claim against ground handling company in Bulgaria
    If an airline has a claim against a ground handling operator in Bulgaria, most probably the claim will be resolved according to rules of the signed IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA). In extremely rare cases, the ground…
  • Feb 20

    Specifics on ship arrest in Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)

    Specifics on ship arrest in Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)
    Аrresting a ship is a way to secure a maritime claim, while the claimant initiates the claim proceedings. We have described the procedures for ship arrest in Bulgaria before, but here we will clarify some prerequisites, necessary…
Rank this Week: 5056

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
Rank this Week: 2253

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
  • May 1

    Updated DEP Fill Material Guidance To Facilitate Redevelopment

    Updated DEP Fill Material Guidance To Facilitate Redevelopment
    Developers of brownfields and sites regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (“DEP”) Site Remediation Program (“SRP”) often struggle with the issue of testing quarry/mine material…
  • Jan 28

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim
    On January 26, 2015, in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., (A-38-13) (073248), the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed that the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for…
  • Oct 7

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced a specific “Guidance Document” and protocol to assist Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) to address contamination that is suspected to be…
Rank this Week: 4017