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Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 10

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking
    Placemaking? Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented…
  • Jul 7

    Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    In a landmark case titled  Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, issued July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the…
  • Apr 24

    Guaranteed to blow your mind

    Guaranteed to blow your mind
    We have posted previously about the case of EMI Group Ltd v O&H Q1 Ltd, in which the court was asked to decide whether a tenant can assign its tenancy to its guarantor.  In this case, EMI Group were the guarantor of original tenant…
Rank this Week: 3570

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/
  • Aug 9

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage
    A recent New York Times article concerns possible changes to the enforcement of reverse mortgages against surviving spouses.  To those unfamiliar with reverse mortgages, they are a type of mortgage loan which allows elderly…
  • Jul 20

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?
    News outlets have recently reported a conflict between local business Ralph’s Italian Ices in Mamaroneck and local officials, who are seeking to close the business due to noise and parking issues.  While we do not know how…
  • Jul 14

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?
    Our firm frequently has clients who own property that is in foreclosure.  Often, these parties wish to sell their property and move on from the situation.  Once a sales price is agreed upon, the important question to be…
Rank this Week: 3594

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
  • Jun 12

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney
    Before hiring a probate attorney you should become familiar with the probate process.  Below are five questions that I have been asked many times by past clients. As with any service, I do believe that an informed client is a happier…
Rank this Week: 1422

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
  • Jul 19

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse
    Today the Appeals Court decided Gund v. Planning Board of Cambridge.  That case concerns the former location of the Middlesex Superior Court, an asbestos-filled, anomalous sky-scraper near Lechmere in Cambridge.  The building, which…
  • Jul 12

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case
    On June 29, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Steinmetz v. Coyle Caron, Inc.  That case, which has its roots in the mundane desire of a couple to build a new home on their land in Cohasset, gave rise to some interesting…
Rank this Week: 2868

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
Rank this Week: 2604

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/
  • Aug 7

    P3s for Social Impact

    P3s for Social Impact
    Government agencies at all levels are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) for the delivery of new public infrastructure.  However, the discussion often focuses exclusively on transportation infrastructure,…
  • Jul 21

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit
    Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the…
  • Jul 11

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay
    The image of Mexicans in Florida is usually framed around the immigration debate raging in our country currently. But the Mexican influence and presence in Florida goes far beyond migrant workers picking crops in Homestead and elsewhere in…
Rank this Week: 3338

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
  • Aug 4

    Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company

    Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion in the case of Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company. The case began in 2014 when Greg Torgerson, a shareholder in Koosharem Irrigation Company, filed a lawsuit against the Company. Shortly…
  • Aug 4

    Utah Water Strategy Report

    Utah Water Strategy Report
    In 2013, Governor Gary Herbert tasked the State Water Strategy Advisory Team to provide recommendations for a 50-year water strategy for the State of Utah. The Advisory traveled around the state and held town hall meetings, and also invited…
  • Jul 17

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Liberty Park Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Liberty Park Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Liberty Park area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book…
Rank this Week: 2162

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 3

    U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall

    U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall
    Regardless of your political leanings, we can all agree that one of the most talked about issues during this past election cycle was the proposal to erect a wall along the Mexican border. Despite the fact that the current president indicated…
  • Jul 27

    An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

    An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case
    For many people, the very concept of eminent domain is difficult to comprehend, and in many ways, it is contrary to our basic principles of land ownership. Fundamentally, eminent domain allows the government (and sometimes even private…
  • Jul 21

    How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Action

    How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Action
    When you think of an eminent domain case, you may think of the government suddenly marching in and demanding your land against your will. However, many eminent domain cases evolve in a much less dramatic fashion. One situation out of…
Rank this Week: 2008

In the Zone

In the Zone

Covers real estate, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 3

    LIBOR to Disappear

    LIBOR to Disappear
    Kevin Scott writes: In case you missed it last week, The Wall Street Journal and others reported (sub. req.) that the rate index LIBOR is going to be discontinued by the end of 2021. LIBOR has been the base index for most all variable…
  • Aug 1

    MPC Permits a Private Cause of Action to Enforce a SALDO

    MPC Permits a Private Cause of Action to Enforce a SALDO
    In a case caption Smith v. Ivy Lee Real Estate, LLC, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania was faced with the question if Section 617 of the MPC permits a private cause of action to enforce a subdivision land development ordinance (SALDO).…
  • Jul 31

    PA Supreme Court Rules on School District Tax Appeal

    PA Supreme Court Rules on School District Tax Appeal
    In a recent Supreme Court of Pennsylvania case, captioned as Valley Forge Towers, taxpayer brought an action against the school district, as a taxing district, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief claiming that the school district…
Rank this Week: 1678

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is given the green light

    Third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is given the green light
    By Christopher Tung, Sacha Cheong and Dominic Lau, K&L Gates, Hong Kong On 14 June 2017, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016. The Bill comes on…
  • Jun 29

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation
    NEC4, the next generation of the NEC suite of contracts, was released on 22 June 2017. It includes significant developments and reflects current best practice throughout the construction industry. Please join us at our London office for a…
  • Jun 19

    Return of arbitration to road construction disputes in Poland

    Return of arbitration to road construction disputes in Poland
    By Łukasz Gembiś, K&L Gates, Warsaw In February 2017, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction announced the introduction of the “New standards in road construction” aimed primarily at regulating the balanced…
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Trump Effect on California’s Wetland Regulation

    The Trump Effect on California’s Wetland Regulation
    One of Trump’s primary targets has been environmental regulations, and wetland regulations in particular have been in the crosshairs. Federal pullback from wetland regulations may have unintended consequences in California, which is on…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
Rank this Week: 1591

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal
    Federal agencies are considering raising the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
Rank this Week: 1689

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal
    Federal agencies are considering raising the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Jul 28

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look
    In a previous post, we established an over-arching general understanding of Partition Actions and their applications.  Now let’s investigate some of the details of common Partition Actions. As with every facet of the justice…
  • Jul 24

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?
    Earlier this month, Florida Power and Light (FPL) was issued a stunning legal defeat when a $1.5 million dollar judgment was issued against the company for breaking a handshake agreement for the purchase of real estate.  A Palm Beach…
  • Jul 8

    CMBS – Commercial Loan Maturity: The “Wall of Maturities” – Status Update

    CMBS – Commercial Loan Maturity: The “Wall of Maturities” – Status Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. According to reporting by Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC, commercial real estate mortgage borrowers with maturing loans paid them off at a slower rate as of May 2017.  Peter Grant of the Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2390

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: 965

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS
    The white paper below was updated on July 24, 2017. It first appeared in the Investment Law Blog on February 21, 2017. Now that the USCIS has released amendments to its Policy Manual regarding the required “sustainment period” for…
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
Rank this Week: 2302

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
Rank this Week: 4309

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal
    In cases where the property is situated in a town that has recently been re-assessed, or revalued (which includes most Monmouth County towns, due to the Assessment Demonstration Program), the current year’s tax assessment may be…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
Rank this Week: 4539

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

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

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?
    Seattle politicians are considering legislation to limit the ability of landlords to reject potential tenants due to their criminal records.  Under the proposed new law, landlords would be prohibited from posting ads barring people with…
  • Jun 26

    Collection Options for Community Association

    Collection Options for Community Association
    Assessments are the lifeblood of community associations.  If owners fail to pay their assessments, then associations can not perform their duties.  Once reminder notices have proven ineffective, associations should consider taking…
  • May 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion last month that partition of a common area created by the deeds of four adjacent properties was not a remedy available to the trial court when the property owners could not agree…
Rank this Week: 3839

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1861

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
Rank this Week: 1594

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jul 19

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue
    NBC 5 DFW recently interviewed real estate attorney Michael Farah to discuss a pesky problem affecting residents of a northwest Arlington neighborhood. A large flock of migratory egrets has descended on their homes, and 76-year-old Norma…
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
Rank this Week: 1898

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jul 19

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue

    Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue
    NBC 5 DFW recently interviewed real estate attorney Michael Farah to discuss a pesky problem affecting residents of a northwest Arlington neighborhood. A large flock of migratory egrets has descended on their homes, and 76-year-old Norma…
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
Rank this Week: 2346

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/
Rank this Week: 2181

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

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

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
Rank this Week: 2279

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/
  • Jul 15

    Seven GCF Attorneys Named to Florida’s Super Lawyer List

    Seven GCF Attorneys Named to Florida’s Super Lawyer List
    Seven GCF Attorneys representing  five distinct practice groups have been selected to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. David Carter (Personal Injury), Sandra Rennick (Real Estate), Jason Odom (Employment…
  • May 15

    You May Be Entitled To Independent Legal Counsel of Your Choice Paid For By Insurance

    You May Be Entitled To Independent Legal Counsel of Your Choice Paid For By Insurance
    For businesses in Florida, the cost of commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance can be overwhelmingly expensive, but it is a necessity for financial protection.  After it is purchased, a business will generally feel…
  • Nov 23

    DOL’S Expanded Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

    DOL’S Expanded Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge
    In May 2016, we wrote about the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) newly approved Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. In general, the Final Rule substantially increased the…
Rank this Week: 2306

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Jul 14

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home
    The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our…
  • Apr 14

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?
    As of the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their…
  • Mar 29

    How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

    How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 
    29 March 2017, London: Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50…
Rank this Week: 1431

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  Please note that the following is…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
Rank this Week: 3550

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jul 13

    Self-Managed Liability

    Self-Managed Liability
    QUESTION: My wife and I are the president and treasurer of our association. We have been holding these positions since 1988 because we own 13 of the 18 units. We have not been providing the required annual documents to the other homeowners…
  • Jul 12

    Contact Information

    Contact Information
      QUESTION: I understand there is a new notice requirement we have to give the membership involving contact information. Our year-end disclosures get longer every year. What is the purpose of this new requirement? Do we include it in our…
  • May 31

    Phantom Smell Syndrome

    Phantom Smell Syndrome
    QUESTION: I am on the board of a retirement community. We have a resident complaining of cigarette smoke. We investigated and could not smell any smoke, nor is there anyone around her who smokes. She is threatening to go to Fair Housing if we…
Rank this Week: 2372

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 10

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer
    For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced…
  • Jul 5

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?
    Whether you’re deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and…
  • Jun 23

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows…
Rank this Week: 2472

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Sin miedo a la muerte.

    Sin miedo a la muerte.
    Hace ya más de diez años, acudí a la notaría con unos clientes para otorgar sus testamentos. Recuerdo como si fuera ayer el preciso momento en el que, firmadas ya las escrituras, salíamos por la puerta del despacho del Sr. Notario, y…
  • Jun 23

    El "no" de los bancos.

    El "no" de los bancos.
    Tengo encima de la mesa del despacho una docena de expedientes contra bancos, bien por cláusula suelo, bien por gastos de formalización de la hipoteca, bien por ambas causas. Presentadas algunas reclamaciones extrajudiciales por la segunda…
  • Jun 23

    Entre compañeros...

    Entre compañeros...
    Todos los que trabajamos, de una u otra forma, con el Derecho y de cara al público somos compañeros: los administradores de fincas, asesores fiscales, abogados, contables, procuradores, sus ayudantes, auxiliares y habilitados... todos…
Rank this Week: 893

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 6

    Seattle Considers Limiting Landlords from Screening for Criminal History

    Seattle Considers Limiting Landlords from Screening for Criminal History
    A proposed Seattle ordinance would limit landlords’ use of criminal history, including sex offender registration.[1] Under the proposal, among other requirements and prohibitions: landlords could not use arrest records for any purpose,…
  • Jul 1

    Seattle Landlords Must Provide Voter Registration

    Seattle Landlords Must Provide Voter Registration
    A new ordinance requires Seattle landlords to provide voter registration to new tenants. Seattle landlords are already required to provide an informational packet on landlord-tenant law to each new prospective renter (not only those who sign…
  • Apr 22

    Criminal History and Fair Housing

    Criminal History and Fair Housing
    If a landlord treats individuals with comparable criminal histories differently because of their race, national origin, or other protected characteristic this is intentional discrimination and the landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing…
Rank this Week: 429

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/
Rank this Week: 2074

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1766

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 26, that it plans to hear arguments later this year on a case that is of great importance to corporate whistleblowers and to people who support them. The case centers on the Dodd-Frank law,…
  • May 31

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Federal government employees are often in an excellent position to know about waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and to quietly inform others of what they know in order to punish wrongdoing, spur change and save the government vast…
  • May 31

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
    Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdfShare: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 1464

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 22

    ‘Lease’ Vega

    ‘Lease’ Vega
    I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General…
  • Jun 14

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland
    It has an urban, industrial feel. It has a live DJ. It has a festive atmosphere. It has a patio. And, in addition, to the tacos, gorditas, crunch wraps and chulapas that you’ve come to love and expect, it has beer! It’s the new…
  • May 23

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish
    I have previously commented about the similarity in service between a restaurant and law firm (see prior blog). One area where restaurants differ from other businesses is the issues presented in a retail lease. A restaurant lease involves…
Rank this Week: 3621

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/
  • Jun 19

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law
    Senate Bill 1520 was signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2017. The following is a summary of the bill, which will take effect on July 1, 2017: SB 1520 amends 718.117, Florida Statutes, regarding the optional termination of condominiums,…
  • Feb 13

    Steven Siegfried Profile in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Meet the Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Construction Law. Literally.”

    Steven Siegfried Profile in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Meet the Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Construction Law. Literally.”
    Steven M. Siegfried, our firm’s founder who launched the practice 40 years ago in 1977, was the subject of a “Profiles in Law” article published by the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily…
  • Jan 18

    SRHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    SRHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary
    This year our firm is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.  In 1977, Steven M. Siegfried had the vision to bring great lawyers and supporting staff together to focus on every aspect of Florida’s burgeoning…
Rank this Week: 2967

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

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

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1783

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog
  • May 24

    Real Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained

    Real Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained
    Although you may not realize it or at least give it too much thought, whenever you purchase real property (i.e., real estate) in New York, you have options as far as how the property is titled between co-owners. Although not every option is…
  • Apr 25

    WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY CAN HOME BUYERS EXPECT IN NEW YORK?

    WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY CAN HOME BUYERS EXPECT IN NEW YORK?
    The purchase of a new home is always a big move, regardless of one’s age or financial status. When considering such a purchase, one question that may come to mind is what protections do I have against the seller down the road? Am I…
  • Apr 11

    ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pa

    ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pa
    As people move through their lives, they hit certain milestones along the way: getting a driver’s license; graduating college; getting married; celebrating the birth of their first child; and yes, even drafting your first will is a…
Rank this Week: 3134

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4634

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 982

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/
  • May 11

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work
    A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit…
  • Apr 8

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?
    It is well known that condominiums owe a duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.  It is less clear, however, what constitutes adequate proof of a disability. Ambiguous medical notes containing no meaningful details are often the…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 4009

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 1713

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 9

    Changes at Gardner Croft

    Changes at Gardner Croft
    Gardner Croft is pleased to announce some major changes at Gardner Croft which took effect on 1st May 2017. Peer Le Fleming, who has been the senior partner of the firm for the last eleven years retired as a partner on 30th April. At the same…
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

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

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
Rank this Week: 1495

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
  • Apr 28

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired
    Transco not following state eminent domain rules When an agency has to take property by eminent domain in Georgia, under the state constitution, the “taking” agency must pay the property owner before actually taking the property…
  • Mar 3

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall
    The Government will have to pay Just Compensation for the property they need President Trump has promised a wall at the US-Mexico border that could be 35 to 50 feet high and could cost $25 billion or more. The proposed wall along the…
  • Mar 3

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall
    The Government will have to pay Just Compensation for the property they need President Trump has promised a wall at the US-Mexico border that could be 35 to 50 feet high and could cost $25 billion or more. The proposed wall along the…
Rank this Week: 4370