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Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi
    It seems like an odd “butterfly effect”—a plane shot down over Ukraine could boost energy efficiency?  But it is not as far-fetched as it seems.  “Fuel switching”—changing power plants over to…
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
  • Apr 10

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change
    The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico handed down a limited win for energy code advocates, holding that adopting changes to building codes that removed energy conservation provisions without any justification violated…
Rank this Week: 624

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Access to Building Services in Rental Units in New York

    Access to Building Services in Rental Units in New York
    A recent news story regarding affordable housing in New York may be of interest to readers of our blog. New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) approved a separate entrance in a proposed new building…
  • Jul 10

    Buyouts Between Landlords and Tenants in New York

    Buyouts Between Landlords and Tenants in New York
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the issue of landlords making cash offers to "buy out" tenants of their rent regulated tenancies. Our firm has handled these situations, representing both landlords and tenants in different…
  • Jul 4

    Wishing Our Readers a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing Our Readers a Happy 4th of July
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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: 406

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 21

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional
    This post was written by Steven Chadwick and Sean Delaney. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the matter of Robinson Township, et. al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued the latest decision in the state…
  • Jul 21

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer
    This post was written by Katherine Campbell and Siobhan Hayes. We have just had a reminder that a landlord’s obligation to pay rates can arise when it has the legal right to take possession even though it is careful not to do so. The…
  • Jul 11

    (US) Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands Clears the PA State Legislature

    (US) Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands Clears the PA State Legislature
    On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the Commonwealth’s fiscal code by a margin of 26 to 22. Included within the fiscal code, as a companion piece to the legislation, were provisions critical to the…
Rank this Week: 1434

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
  • Apr 24

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  I'm rekindling an old article from a different forum on Chicago Law Source, for some good old fashioned news you can use, 2014-style. Have you ever thought that for a legal matter it would be simpler and…
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Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle
    After meeting with local residents, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has weighed in on the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, responding to residents’ concerns. The proposed plan for the project is to…
  • Jul 16

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)
    By 2017, PSNC Energy has plans to begin construction on a transmission pipeline that will connect two existing pipelines, in Franklin and Wake counties. The Energy company hopes to accommodate what they say is an increased demand for natural…
  • Jul 15

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana
      Ann Schneider’s recently resigned as head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, due to concerns about political hiring at her agency.  However John Greuling, president and CEO for Will County Center for Economic…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show
    Are you aware that the age 50 and older divorce rate is the fastest growing segment of divorce filings? Not surprisingly, Baby Boomers are a significant part of that demographic. Peter Dunn, host of “The Pete the Planner Radio…
  • Jul 15

    ICYMI: Blaine Blood Discusses the Rise of Labor Litigation

    ICYMI: Blaine Blood Discusses the Rise of Labor Litigation
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Blaine R. Blood discusses what businesses can do to lessen the risk of being involved in labor lawsuits.  Read his advice below and don’t miss our…
  • Jul 11

    Best of Bingham: BGD Women?s Forum Welcomes Family to New Home

    Best of Bingham: BGD Women?s Forum Welcomes Family to New Home
    The Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum furnished and prepared an apartment at Coburn Place Safe Haven for a new family. Members of the Forum helped prepare the apartment for a family of five -- a mother and her four…
Rank this Week: 3422

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jul 20

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property
    Reprinted/posted with permission of Cohen & Company, Ltd. Original copyright “Taxonomics”, Spring, 2014Just when you think you’ve figured out the rules of the game… The IRS has adopted new regulations for business…
  • Jul 14

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common
    Owners of commercial property have increasing found benefit in owning their separate interests in the property as “tenants in common.”  Typically, if two or more parties wanted to jointly own a commercial property, the…
  • Jul 6

    How to Spell Real Estate Tax Relief in Ohio-“ESOP”, “PTAP” “TOP”…

    How to Spell Real Estate Tax Relief in Ohio-“ESOP”, “PTAP” “TOP”…
    While paying taxes is still one of the “top 2 certainties” in our lives, and we can’t legally avoid them, there are a number of property tax deferral/loan/grant programs currently in place (or in process) in Ohio offering…
Rank this Week: 1091

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 19

    Motions in Limine May be Used in Eminent Domain Proceedings to Determine Party's Interest in Property

    Motions in Limine May be Used in Eminent Domain Proceedings to Determine Party's Interest in Property
    "Motions in limine" are motions made shortly before trial, and they're typically filed in an attempt to limit the introduction of evidence to the jury.  They are a powerful tool in eminent domain proceedings, and can be used to limit an…
  • Jul 19

    Time Limit to Transfer Base Year Property Tax Value Expanded for Eminent Domain Taking

    Time Limit to Transfer Base Year Property Tax Value Expanded for Eminent Domain Taking
    Californians who have owned their properties for years understand the benefits of Proposition 13: their property taxes are based upon the property's purchase price (with only small allowable annual increases), as opposed to the property's…
  • Jul 18

    Missoula, MT and Apple Valley, CA Team Up for Water Fight

    Missoula, MT and Apple Valley, CA Team Up for Water Fight
    In what might appear as a strange pairing, the city of Missoula, Montana and Apple Valley, California are collaborating on how to take back their local water systems.  As reported by the Missoulian, the water systems for both cities are…
Rank this Week: 1529

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey
    I represent both sides in Hoboken Rent Control disputes. Many condominium purchasers do not realize that their unit may be subject to rent control.  If you are buying a condo in Hoboken that was not built prior to 1986 it may be…
  • Jun 30

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.
    June 27, is Helen Keller day, and I just happened to watch “A Miracle Worker” on TV, which is a great, great movie about how Helen Keller was taught to understand the world by her teacher Ann Sullivan.  Well, the part of…
  • Mar 27

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training
      Just helped out a new business woman in Jersey City /Hoboken with a dog training business, Steph is great with Dogs and Roxy is already doing all sorts of polite things !!!!! The world needs good dogs, give Steph a try, especially…
Rank this Week: 3289

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/
  • Jul 18

    What Happens When You Don't Use a Lawyer to Review Your Oil & Gas Lease?

    What Happens When You Don't Use a Lawyer to Review Your Oil & Gas Lease?
    Not all Texas folks consult an attorney to prepare a will or to review an oil and gas lease or a pipeline easement they have been offered. Maybe they think lawyers are expensive and only for the wealthy or maybe they don't want to take the…
  • Jul 11

    Texas Mineral Owners: Don’t Sign a "Standard" Oil & Gas Lease Form for Oil and Gas Lease

    Texas Mineral Owners: Don’t Sign a "Standard" Oil & Gas Lease Form for Oil and Gas Lease
    A recent case that was decided by the Texas Court of Appeals in San Antonio illustrates the problems when mineral owners sign a "standard" form for their oil and gas lease and why they should consider getting the opinion of an experienced…
  • Jul 4

    Oil and Gas Benefits and Challenges for Texa

    Oil and Gas Benefits and Challenges for Texa
    More Texas oil and gas companies are expanding. In January 2014 Brenham Oil and Gas Inc. announced the purchase of a 100% and 74% revenue interest in the 332 acre Inez field prospect. This prospect is located in Victoria County, Texas.…
Rank this Week: 2435

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
  • Jun 25

    Real Property Tax: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Recency Presumption for Sale Occurring 29 Months Prior to the Tax Lien Date

    Real Property Tax: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Recency Presumption for Sale Occurring 29 Months Prior to the Tax Lien Date
    By: Richard Fry Former R.C. 5713.03 required a county auditor to consider a recent arm’s-length sale in determining a property’s true value for real property tax purposes. “The best evidence of the true value in money of…
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An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 748

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jul 17

    What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud

    What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud
    Buying groceries. Stopping for gas. Going to the bank. Picking up your dry cleaning. Of all the irritating but necessary errands you have to tend to, getting something notarized ranks among the most mundane—but it’s also among the…
  • Jun 1

    10 Tips to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease Agreement

    10 Tips to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease Agreement
    Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing one, signing a commercial lease agreement is an exciting and important step. It can be difficult to be patient and make sure all the I’s are dotted and the T’s…
  • May 13

    The 10 Worst Types of Driver

    The 10 Worst Types of Driver
    It’s a fact: Driving is a dangerous enterprise. You could be the very definition of a cautious driver, but you can’t control what the thousands of other drivers on the road are doing. And a lot of the time, what they’re…
Rank this Week: 4193

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
Rank this Week: 2034

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/
  • Jul 17

    Electronic Privacy and Community Association

    Electronic Privacy and Community Association
    Community associations, like many organizations, have caught the technology wave and are increasing their reliance upon the lnternet and other digital media for conducting business. As more and more of these associations migrate information…
  • Jul 10

    Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved

    Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved
    Community associations often look to their declarations and bylaws for guidance on the governance of their community. Sometimes, though, associations want to clarify, supplement, or add to those governing documents. Depending on the…
  • Jul 3

    Construction Defects: A Call for Accountability

    Construction Defects: A Call for Accountability
    Owners frequently ask why construction defects and building product failures are so prevalent these days. In his New York Times op-ed article, "They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To: Inferior Products and Labor Drive Modern Construction,"…
Rank this Week: 2396

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
  • Jun 18

    A Lesson From Somerville: Better Zoning Promotes Economic Growth

    A Lesson From Somerville: Better Zoning Promotes Economic Growth
    Paul McMorrow wrote an interesting column in yesterday’s Boston Globe that deserves reading, particularly for those interested in crafting workable zoning codes and bylaws in our cities and towns.  The current zoning process in…
  • May 15

    SJC: Private Forest Land Eligible for Tax Exemption

    SJC: Private Forest Land Eligible for Tax Exemption
    As an update to our previous post, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) today reversed the Appellate Tax Board (ATB) and held that forest land owned by a private conservation organization should be exempt from local property taxes. The decision…
Rank this Week: 3108

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
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

    Return of the New Shopping Center
    For quite a while there has been very few new shopping centers being developed. Many people may have even questioned whether there would ever be any new significant shopping centers. Apparently, times have changed. In rapid succession, I have…
  • Jul 14

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
  • Jun 11

    The New Water Fountain

    The New Water Fountain
     Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our firm's new Columbus, Ohio offices.  The office design and space use is so refreshing and sharp.  What caught my attention most was the creative re-design/re-purposing of the office…
Rank this Week: 2635

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 360

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
  • Jul 15

    Priority Cuts on the Virgin River and Tributarie

    Priority Cuts on the Virgin River and Tributarie
    Water Users on the Virgin River and Associated Tributaries Including:North Fork, North Creek, Ash Creek, La Verkin Creek,Quail Creek, Leeds Creek, Leap Creek, Toquerville SpringsDue to extremely dry conditions over the last 3 years, the…
  • Jun 13

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination Within the Ash Creek Division

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination Within the Ash Creek Division
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Ash Creek Division of the Virgin River Drainage (Book 81-3). The following information is from the public…
  • Apr 10

    Public Meeting Concerning the Propoosed Determination Within the Orem Subdivision

    Public Meeting Concerning the Propoosed Determination Within the Orem Subdivision
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Orem Subdivision of the Provo River Division in the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area No. 55, Book 3). The…
Rank this Week: 3813

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/
  • Jul 15

    Miami Real Estate Industry Willfully Blind to Sea Level Rise

    Miami Real Estate Industry Willfully Blind to Sea Level Rise
    It takes a writer from a British newspaper to point up the absurdity of human behavior in Miami, where despite obviously rising sea levels, “The local population is steadily increasing; land prices continue to surge; and building is…
  • Jul 9

    Rent vs. Buy Analysis Now a 50-50 Proposition, Nationwide

    Rent vs. Buy Analysis Now a 50-50 Proposition, Nationwide
    Rent or buy, rent or buy? Good reasons always exist to do either. Renting offers flexibility, protection from getting in over your head financially and being foreclosed on, yet limited freedom within one’s space; buying offers a…
  • Jun 30

    Why Non-Parent Homebuyers Should Care About School Quality

    Why Non-Parent Homebuyers Should Care About School Quality
    Who’s thinking about school in the middle of summer, right? Well, I went to a neighborhood party yesterday, which was heavily attended by parents of toddlers, and the primary topic of conversation was where they were going to send the…
Rank this Week: 1083

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: 2488

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 17

    Why I’m Grateful For Our Imperfect Civil Law System

    Why I’m Grateful For Our Imperfect Civil Law System
    Winston Churchill once said that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” I sometimes feel the same way about our civil law system for resolving disputes. Simple breach of contract cases can take…
  • May 27

    How To Draft A Contract And Minimize Future Dispute

    How To Draft A Contract And Minimize Future Dispute
    From the simplest work orders to the most complex buy/sell agreements, contracts are how companies and people do business with one another in a civil law society. Because many people in the business world negotiate, draft, and execute…
Rank this Week: 4182

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/
  • Jul 14

    TLG Expansion: New Greater Los Angeles Area Office!

    TLG Expansion: New Greater Los Angeles Area Office!
    The Tinnelly Law Group is proud to announce the opening of its newest office location in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The opening of the L.A. office is in response to our rapidly expanding Greater Los Angeles Area client portfolio.…
  • Jul 9

    HOA Restrictions on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs)

    HOA Restrictions on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs)
    The popularity of electronic cigarettes ("E-Cigs") has increased in recent years. In light of unknown health risks, many state and local governments are passing laws restricting the sale and use of E-Cigs. Homeowners Associations ("HOAs")…
  • Jul 3

    New Client: New Chase Homeowners Association

    New Client: New Chase Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that New Chase Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. New Chase HOA is a private gated community near Mile Square Park and the Santa Ana River Trail in Fountain…
Rank this Week: 1312

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/
  • Jul 14

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
    Mt. Gox, a well-known bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US on June 17. The filing comes more than one week after the company filed bankruptcy in Japan. Mt. Gox’s trustee for the ……
  • Jun 30

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home
    There aren’t many things that can turn your life upside down like filing for bankruptcy. Over a million Americans last year had to make the gut-wrenching decision to file and start all over again. Bankruptcy, if at all possible, should…
  • Jun 16

    Sbarro: Cheese Pizza with a Side of Bankruptcy

    Sbarro: Cheese Pizza with a Side of Bankruptcy
    “I could really go for a lukewarm piece of food court pizza right now,” said no one ever. Unfortunately, Sbarro pizza does not rank high in the foods people flock to the malls to eat, and it shows in the … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4212

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jul 13

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    An observation from the trenches: Conveyancing lawyers aren’t very good as assessing risk. They tend to overinflate those that have the lesser ramification and underestimate those that pose a real threat.To be fair, they are in good…
  • Jul 9

    In the case of Risk Management, Denial IS Just a River in Egypt

    In the case of Risk Management, Denial IS Just a River in Egypt
    Can conveyancing be better risk managed? To a room full of lawyers, the answer to this question is so obvious that you would be forgiven for feeling silly for asking it. However, sit opposite a law firm owner and you may find that they are…
  • Jul 8

    Using risk reduction software to save law firms "tens of thousands of pounds"

    Using risk reduction software to save law firms "tens of thousands of pounds"
    Legal risk software house Lexsure and AmTrust Europe Limited, an ‘A’ rated insurance company, have signed a groundbreaking agreement that for the first time links the use of risk mitigation software with lower expenditure on…
Rank this Week: 2552

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/
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
  • Jun 26

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger
    One commonly misunderstood concept in criminal law is that of double jeopardy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."…
Rank this Week: 2339

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jul 11

    Where do governance policies come from?

    Where do governance policies come from?
    I recently prepared a package of the nine mandatory policies for a community association. The board of that association read the policies very carefully and sent back a number of questions, asking why I had drafted various provisions the way…
  • Jul 7

    Manager Class on Board Meetings Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th

    Manager Class on Board Meetings Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th
    The community association manager class presented by Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, which was originally scheduled for this Wednesday (July 9th), has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th at…
  • Jun 30

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    Have you signed up for our free manager classes on Colorado law yet? As previously blogged by Lindsay Smith, Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is offering free lunchtime teleconference classes for community association managers…
Rank this Week: 782

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
  • Jul 11

    Attention Tenants! Grow-NJ Tax Credits Without Prevailing Wage

    Attention Tenants! Grow-NJ Tax Credits Without Prevailing Wage
    A little known regulation makes a big difference for tenants taking less than 55% of a leased facility. Namely, these tenants may be eligible to receive millions of dollars of monetizable corporate income tax credits under New Jersey’s…
  • Dec 18

    The Economic Opportunity Act of 2013: Incentives and Challenges for Residential Developer

    The Economic Opportunity Act of 2013: Incentives and Challenges for Residential Developer
    As of November 18, 2013, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“EDA”) began accepting applications for the new state-sponsored incentive programs created under the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (the…
  • Dec 3

    Garden State Growth Zones Under The Economic Opportunity Act of 2013

    Garden State Growth Zones Under The Economic Opportunity Act of 2013
    The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, signed into law in September 2013, provides significant bonus incentives. The most generous incentives under the Act are reserved for four (4) municipalities defined as within the Garden State…
Rank this Week: 2804

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Jul 10

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation entered into a consent order with New Frontier Bank in St. Charles, Missouri on May 5, 2014 which was recently made public. (FDIC-14-0084b and FDIC-13-151k) The FDIC ordered New Frontier Bank to…
  • Jul 9

    RESPA: NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES MARX STERBCOW ON CFPB ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    RESPA: NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES MARX STERBCOW ON CFPB ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Sterbcow Law Group's Marx Sterbcow was quoted in a New York Times article titled "Cracking Down on Illegal Mortgage Referrals" written by NY Times Mortgage Columnist Lisa Prevost. The article published June 5, 2014, discusses the recent…
  • Jun 12

    CFPB: SECTION 8 CONSENT ORDER AGAINST TITLE AGENCY IN NEW JERSEY

    CFPB: SECTION 8 CONSENT ORDER AGAINST TITLE AGENCY IN NEW JERSEY
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced today another consent order involving violations of Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA". Administrative Proceeding File No. 2014-CFPB-0006 "In the Matter of…
Rank this Week: 1755

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/
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
  • Jun 22

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup
    The first half of 2014 brought a bumper crop of condo-related court and tribunal cases from across Canada.   The race for the top 10 cases of the year is heating up! ONSC nixes unit owner’s case vs condo & bd over…
  • May 19

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection
    Some of the most uncomfortable conversations that condo directors, managers and lawyers have with unit owners take place when owners cannot afford the monthly common expenses for their unit. While it is natural to show compassion to someone…
Rank this Week: 1309

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jul 8

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking
    New York’s highest court dealt a blow to the hydrofracking industry on June 30 when it upheld, in a consolidated opinion in Matter of Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, the authority of…
  • Jun 25

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has more formally confirmed the scope of the responsibility to address historic pesticide use on commercial and industrial properties: namely that a party need not remediate historic…
  • Jun 23

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS
    In the waning hours of this year's legislative session, the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed identical bills extending the sunset date for tax credits under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program from December 31, 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 1274

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/
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
  • Jul 1

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association
    A case issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals today suggests there are instances when an amendment to a Declaration (also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) has to pass an “original intent” test.   …
  • Jun 22

    RBS Expansion Complete

    RBS Expansion Complete
    Exciting news—the expansion to our Greensboro office is finished and our large meeting room/training center is now open!  (See photo.)   Our newest conference room has a flexible arrangement and can be used for training, board…
Rank this Week: 3853

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/
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 1110

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • 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.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
Rank this Week: 1034

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/
  • Jul 6

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company
    There are two main reasons why foreigners dissolve their Bulgarian limited companies: Regarding the first point, we have alarmed in the past few years that all companies in Bulgaria which haven’t been re-registered or dissolved…
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
  • Mar 6

    EU cross-border truck rental

    EU cross-border truck rental
    In their attempt to lower and optimise costs, road transport companies in Europe are trying to apply a cross border truck rental schemes to their international business. One of the most common mistakes is renting trucks, registered in one EU…
Rank this Week: 2441

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
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
  • Jun 14

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case
    Often times in Personal Injury cases, the injury itself becomes an issue.  Not all injuries are sufficiently damaging to be considered “serious” under New York Insurance Law, section 5102(d).   The facts of each…
Rank this Week: 618

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.
    No existe. Y, en este caso, al contrario que (dicen) ocurre con el "príncipe azul", no es culpa de Walt Disney. Debe ser culpa de nuestra dejadez, exceso de confianza o empatía, tanto con el candidato como con la inmobiliaria o…
  • Jun 3

    El abogado que no lo era.

    El abogado que no lo era.
    Hace algunos años contesté una demanda, no mía, de unos clientes: los demandantes exigían elevar a público un contrato privado que mis representados, de escasa instrucción, ni siquiera recordaban haber firmado. El asunto era más que…
  • Mar 7

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").
    Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez have been found guilty of missappropiation by Spanish Supreme Court, they face a final sentence of four years in prison, judgment dated 14th. November 2013. The Supreme Court has confirmed the first…
Rank this Week: 4439

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/
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Jul 1

    How an Integration Clause in Your Commercial Can Work For, And Against, You

    How an Integration Clause in Your Commercial Can Work For, And Against, You
    Many contracts, including commercial lease agreements, contain what's known as an integration, or merger, clause. While these clauses may seem like boilerplate language and not worthy of close consideration, it is important that you…
  • Jun 17

    Pro Soccer Team's $2.8M Tax Debt Instructive for Commercial Tenants Seeking Tax Exemption

    Pro Soccer Team's $2.8M Tax Debt Instructive for Commercial Tenants Seeking Tax Exemption
    Negotiating the terms of a commercial lease involves considerable give and take between the landlord and the tenant. Reaching an agreement between those two parties and getting all the parties' terms written into the lease is not always…
  • Jun 3

    Negotiating Personal Guarantees in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Personal Guarantees in Commercial Lease
    The economic collapse of the last decade created many significant changes in the business landscape. In recent years, with tenant defaults having skyrocketed, the frequency of personal guarantees attached to commercial leases has risen…
Rank this Week: 4004

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 30

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York
    The New York Court of Appeals validated a local zoning laws that banned hydrofracking in two Towns.
  • May 25

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held there was a claim that was ripe for adjudication, in view of the ten years of delay in processing the Plaintiffs application, even though there was no final determination on Plaintiff's subdivision…
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
Rank this Week: 1608

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

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

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
  • Jun 3

    2 Ways to Stop Adverse Possession Easement

    2 Ways to Stop Adverse Possession Easement
    In California, an easement is typically the right to use another person's property for a particular purpose.  Common examples are people creating paths, or dirt roads to cross property to get to another property.  Sometimes, people…
Rank this Week: 2823

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: 480

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation
    PA law requires that challenges to condemnations must be filed within 30 days of service of the Declaration of Taking. The document that is filed challenging the taking is called “Preliminary Objections.” HB 2387, currently being…
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute
    The PA Senate is considering a bill which would make minor changes to the PA eminent domain statute providing for reimbursement for professional fees and expenses. Generally, PA requires reimbursement for up to $4,000 for those fees and…
  • May 31

    Tax Appeal Victory

    Tax Appeal Victory
    We recently had a significant victory in a large tax appeal case in Allegheny County, PA.  The property included 2 office buildings that were being transitioned from a single tenant to a multi-tenant property. There were 2 years under…
Rank this Week: 1468

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2095