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The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
  • Mar 18

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy
    Abate v. Fremont Investment & Loan:  High Court Rules That “Try Title” Procedure Only Available After Foreclosure Auction Completed After Deutsche Bank foreclosed his Newton home, Thomas Abate brought a…
  • Mar 10

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down
    Attorney General’s Office Accused of Smearing Local Landlords In Press A Craigslist ad online for merely 8 days for an unleaded apartment turned into a complete nightmare for two Melrose landlords who claim that Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 4667

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/
  • Mar 26

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation
    In our post on 20 March we explained the implications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and in particular the need for heat suppliers to register before 30 April 2015. In amendment regulations of yesterday the date…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? CONTINUE READING If the answer to these questions is…
Rank this Week: 2007

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
  • Mar 17

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation
    Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for…
  • Mar 10

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive
    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing…
Rank this Week: 2272

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 26

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest
    The ABA section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law announces its annual student writing competition. Here are the details: Goals: The goal of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest…
  • Mar 26

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property
    Ezra Rosser (American) has posted Destabilizing Property (Connecticut Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Property theory has entered into uncertain times. Conservative and progressive scholars are fiercely contesting everything it…
  • Mar 25

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering
    John King takes a look at the future promised to us by architectural renderings. He doesn't like what he sees: In tomorrow’s San Francisco, every adult who matters looks as if he or she arrived on a Google bus. The...
Rank this Week: 2612

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?
    Fans of the FX animated television series Archer would likely tell you they enjoy the show for its irreverent humor or the voice acting of Hollywood actors such as Jessica Walter and Jon Benjamin or the stylized way the animation is…
  • Mar 25

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case
    A recent district court ruling is an important reminder of the consequences of not having social media policies in place and properly training employees in the use of social media, particularly third party images and photographs. North Jersey…
  • Mar 25

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case
    In 2013, we reported on a trial court ruling out of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California which held that DC Comics could enforce its intellectual property in the Batmobile, a fictional vehicle used by a fictional…
Rank this Week: 2338

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1723

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
  • Mar 25

    Negotiating in Eminent Domain

    Negotiating in Eminent Domain
    Should you Negotiate in Eminent Domain? Property owners that are affected by eminent domain have few options once they receive an offer for their property. Typically, the owner is dealing with the Government, which has vast experience…
  • Mar 18

    Property Owner Timeline in Eminent Domain

    Property Owner Timeline in Eminent Domain
    Timeline for Property Owners in Eminent Domain Ranked Each state has different statutes and condemnation procedures. For this reason (among others), it is important for property owners to consult with an attorney experienced in eminent…
  • Mar 3

    Farm Land and Eminent Domain

    Farm Land and Eminent Domain
    Are you a farmer and impacted by eminent domain? There some things you should consider. We have represented farmers in many states across the country, but we have more specifically worked with more farmers in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin;…
Rank this Week: 3297

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
  • Mar 20

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell
    An episode of This American Life described the failed effort to get a Tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into evidence in the death penalty case of a mentally ill man with a very low IQ. Defense counsel was trying to rebut a psychiatrist’s…
Rank this Week: 3093

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/
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

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

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

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
  • Oct 30

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!
    If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code §…
Rank this Week: 3164

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/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 3762

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Mar 24

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children
    At times, life seems horribly unfair. That must be how Andrea felt after being accosted by her husband and fleeing to her local police department for help. What happened next was social services took her children and then attempted to…
  • Mar 17

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for these two mothers. If you are active on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen this popular hashtag #StandWithNanHui. #StandWithNanHui Case Draws Attention to Domestic…
  • Mar 10

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?
    Are you thinking about leaving your spouse but fear that you can't afford a divorce? There are resources that you can access that can help you reduce your costs. Resources for Divorces To find court forms, courthouse information and to run…
Rank this Week: 3618

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4521

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/
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
  • Feb 22

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency
    An involved agency, while making its own SEQRA findings, is limited to the record developed by the lead agency.
  • Jan 30

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance
    The Appellate Division upheld the denial of area variances to permit the legalization of an addition to an accessory structure.
Rank this Week: 2711

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    How Do the Recent Changes in the Real Estate Loan Anti-Deficiency Laws Apply to You?

    How Do the Recent Changes in the Real Estate Loan Anti-Deficiency Laws Apply to You?
    On January 1, 2015, Arizona's amended anti-deficiency laws became effective. The previous law contained in Arizona Revised Statute §33-814 (G) held that "If trust property of two and one-half acres or less which is limited to and…
  • Mar 13

    What Do I Do With My Estate Plan After The Death Of An Heir?

    What Do I Do With My Estate Plan After The Death Of An Heir?
    It is natural to expect that named beneficiaries, or a designated attorney in fact will outlive you, but as everyone knows all too well, things rarely go according to plan. However, just because an unexpected death may occur, it doesn't need…
  • Feb 26

    REVERSE MORTGAGE - AN INVESTMENT TOOL OR TRAP?

    REVERSE MORTGAGE - AN INVESTMENT TOOL OR TRAP?
    Imagine a home mortgage loan where the mortgage company pays you and your re-payment obligation is deferred until you sell or for the rest of your life. To those of us accustomed to monthly mortgage payments this sounds amazingly good. This…
Rank this Week: 1940

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Mar 23

    Hamilton County, Fishers to add roundabouts, lanes to 96th Street

    Hamilton County, Fishers to add roundabouts, lanes to 96th Street
      Fishers and Hamilton County plan major upgrades to 96th Street over the next three years, including adding roundabouts and making lane improvements. Mayor Scott Fadness said he wants to ensure that urban decay doesn't strike the…
  • Mar 23

    Landowners wary of energy line plan

    Landowners wary of energy line plan
      PANA -- What will happen to their land and how much say they will have were the concerns of more than 120 Central Illinois landowners at a meeting sponsored by the Shelby County Farm Bureau on Thursday. The meeting at Oak Terrace…
  • Mar 9

    Easement Negotiation Tips Ohio Landowners Should Know

    Easement Negotiation Tips Ohio Landowners Should Know
    When landowners are faced with a potential pipeline easement across their property, there are many things that should be considered. The first, and likely the most important, is that landowners are not completely at the mercy of the large…
Rank this Week: 2979

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=787
Rank this Week: 1272

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/
  • Mar 23

    Why Miami Offers Attractive Opportunities to Chinese Investor

    Why Miami Offers Attractive Opportunities to Chinese Investor
    More so than ever, wealthy Chinese investors are actively seeking returns abroad when it comes to real estate investments. China’s 2014 GDP growth of 7.4% was the slowest since 1990 and China’s growth outlook is gloomy due to…
  • Mar 12

    Advisory Committee’s Recommendations: Positive Sign for South Florida Companie

    Advisory Committee’s Recommendations: Positive Sign for South Florida Companie
    We previously discussed the SEC’s decision to allow businesses to solicit accredited investors and what this could mean for the growth of companies in Florida. Now, the SEC is weighing whether the definition of ‘accredited…
  • Mar 11

    Rising Traffic Concerns Could Provide Cash Flow Stability for Miami’s Transportation P3 Solution

    Rising Traffic Concerns Could Provide Cash Flow Stability for Miami’s Transportation P3 Solution
    With plans to reduce Biscayne Boulevard to fewer lanes to allow for the creation of a promenade and bicycle lanes in Downtown Miami, some are arguing that the need for public transportation options cannot be clearer. The drivers in Miami-Dade…
Rank this Week: 1467

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/
  • Mar 23

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners…
  • Mar 9

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling
    Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University. Currently, he is teaching a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Eric Persson., is today’s guest blogger, and he is…
  • Mar 3

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book
    The American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law recently chose Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb, as an editor of a new book to be published. This book will be a practical, legal guide to the mechanics and…
Rank this Week: 2547

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/
Rank this Week: 4430

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Mar 22

    Will, Must, May, Should, Or Nothing At All – But Not Shall.

    Will, Must, May, Should, Or Nothing At All – But Not Shall.
    PrintLegal documents love the word “shall.” At one time, not long ago, we did as well. We don’t any more. We did a search within a few form leases and a few form mortgages. Here’s what was found: 433 (landlord’s…
  • Mar 15

    Smart Isn’t Enough. Ours Is A Craft.

    Smart Isn’t Enough. Ours Is A Craft.
    PrintThere are those readers who will charge that Ruminations has gone “off-topic” with today’s posting, but they would be wrong for two reasons. First, and convincingly so, like the United States Supreme Court, it is…
  • Mar 8

    Whose Rogue Is It Anyway, A Landlord’s Or Its Tenant’s?

    Whose Rogue Is It Anyway, A Landlord’s Or Its Tenant’s?
    PrintLast week and the week before, we wrote about some substantive aspects of exclusive use covenants – promises by a landlord to its tenant that only that tenant will be permitted to sell certain goods or services at the shopping…
Rank this Week: 3118

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
  • Jan 7

    Residential Development in California: New Density Bonus Law Makes New Affordable Housing Difficult to Build

    Residential Development in California: New Density Bonus Law Makes New Affordable Housing Difficult to Build
    By Matthew Hinks Governor Brown signed into law on September 27, 2014, AB2222, which amends the State's Density Bonus Law ("DBL"), Gov't Code §§ 65915, et seq. to establish significant constraints upon the use of the incentives…
Rank this Week: 4649

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
  • Mar 20

    2015 Utah Legislature Review

    2015 Utah Legislature Review
    The 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature began on January 26th and ended at midnight on March 12th. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is April 1st, and the effective date for most of the newly enacted bills will be…
  • Jan 16

    2015 Legislative Preview: Change Application Modification

    2015 Legislative Preview: Change Application Modification
    Two identical bills have been introduced that seek to change the definition of a person entitled to file a change application.  Senator Margaret Dayton has introduced Senate Bill 35 (SB 35), entitled "Water Rights Amendments," and…
  • Jan 16

    2015 Legislative Preview: Shareholder Change Application

    2015 Legislative Preview: Shareholder Change Application
    Representative Kay L. McIff has introduced House Bill 43 (HB 43), entitled "Water Rights - Change Application Amendments."  This bill seeks to change the procedures for shareholders of a mutual water company requesting the filing of a…
Rank this Week: 2689

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1805

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 19

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project
    18 March 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    The buzz continues on EB-5 financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel…
  • Feb 12

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine
    12 February 2015 Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and significant…
  • Feb 3

    Just published: The ADA Compliance and Defense Guide — free download

    Just published: The ADA Compliance and Defense Guide — free download
    03 February, 2015 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance & Defense. New Resource: The ADA Compliance and Defense Guide Download your free copy now! The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell…
Rank this Week: 1448

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3280

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case
    In the recent real estate case, Roman Catholic Bishop of Fall River v. Board of Assessors of Attleboro, App. Ct. Mass. (2014), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it the issue of a requested tax abatement for a church property.…
  • Mar 12

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts recently announced that the state has reached a settlement with Coldwell Banker, on the matter of alleged instances of discrimination against families with children in housing rentals. Discrimination…
  • Mar 2

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with MERS in Mortgage Assignment Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with MERS in Mortgage Assignment Case
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reached an important decision on the assignability of mortgages by mortgagees. The issue arose out of a foreclosure case in which the plaintiff was attempting to challenge the legality of the process…
Rank this Week: 2469

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    SB 15-177 Approved by Senate Committee

    SB 15-177 Approved by Senate Committee
    A Colorado Senate committee voted last late night to forward SB 15-177 to the full Senate with four approved minor amendments. After hearing over eight hours of testimony from over forty witnesses representing both proponents and opponents of…
  • Mar 18

    The Ever-Increasing Deductible Dilemma, Part One

    The Ever-Increasing Deductible Dilemma, Part One
    It is becoming more and more common place.  A condominium association has a few claims on its insurance policy over the years and premiums start to rise.  In order to purchase affordable casualty insurance to cover the common…
  • Mar 12

    House Seeks To Protect Rain Barrel

    House Seeks To Protect Rain Barrel
    Last week, HB 15-1259 was introduced to the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources.  The Bill, as drafted, will protect personal rain barrel collection systems and…
Rank this Week: 3452

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
  • Feb 5

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale
    By: Clayton Walker Foreclosure Sale — Buyer’s Perspective When people buy property at Foreclosure sales they often find that the house came with former owners still occupying the house.  How do you get them out?  In…
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
Rank this Week: 2969

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
  • Jan 21

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers!  Happy January 2015.  Can you believe it's already almost February?  Boy, how time flies when you are having fun.  Well, today, I'd like to talk about what happens when you have a bad attorney, and how that…
  • Dec 11

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!
    Happy Holidays from Levin Law, Ltd!  We are busy at work preparing for 2015 and want to talk bugs.  Bugs?  Yes.  Bugs.  Specifically, bed bugs, and how they can affect even the cleanest, spic-and-span-cleanest-homes, from Detroit to L.A.…
Rank this Week: 4855

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
  • Mar 18

    Project Parklet

    Project Parklet
    At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law
    On February 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that certain oil and gas-related ordinances of the city of Munroe Falls are preempted by state law. State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015-Ohio-485 (Read the opinion here). In…
  • Feb 27

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance
    The new IRS repair regulations can impact how tenant allowances are structured. Traditionally, landlord and tenants have relied on the Section 110 safe harbor so that provided the allowance is spent on leasehold improvements, the allowance is…
Rank this Week: 2056

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/
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
  • Mar 3

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case
    After 94 years, what was once a staple of radio and stereo aficionados has filed for bankruptcy. Though they had managed to stay in business for many years more than expected, the company will be doing a massive restructuring and ……
  • Feb 16

    Companies Bankruptcy Leads to Student Exposure, Possible Identity Theft

    Companies Bankruptcy Leads to Student Exposure, Possible Identity Theft
    Usually, when companies go bankrupt and are broken up in order to sell, the transfer of private information is done in a safe and private way. But when ConnectEDU Inc., an education-tech company, was broken up in order to sell, ……
Rank this Week: 2904

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/
  • Mar 17

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Residential Restrictive Covenant – Neighbor Veto Leamer v. White, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D283 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) The Whites and the Leamers lived in adjoining luxury waterfront townhomes. The townhomes are…
  • Feb 28

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, JD Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Properties Not all real estate investors are created equal. A large number of them simply are looking to place their hard-earned money into a safe…
  • Feb 23

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Homestead Devise Restrictions Stone v. Stone, 873 So.2d 628 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) Title to a residence was vested in a husband and wife. By warranty deed they conveyed the property to themselves as tenants in common.…
Rank this Week: 2947

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Mar 16

    New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Trial Court the Venue for Affordable Housing Dispute

    New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Trial Court the Venue for Affordable Housing Dispute
    Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a green light to developers and other interested parties to eventually pursue builders’ remedy actions in New Jersey Superior Court. The decision is the latest in a battle over affordable…
  • Feb 19

    Howard Geneslaw and Jason Tuvel to Speak at the 2015 Land Use Update

    Howard Geneslaw and Jason Tuvel to Speak at the 2015 Land Use Update
    Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the firm’s Real Property & Environmental Department and Secretary of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, will be participating, as both a moderator and speaker, at the…
  • Feb 3

    Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Changes to State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Changes to State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    In his budget proposal unveiled on January 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo included recommendations that would significantly change the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 3605

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

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

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?
    It depends.  A recent decision out of the Federal Circuit tackled this very issue, and the court’s decision strongly suggests that a taking could arise under the right circumstances.  (Filler v. U.S. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10,…
  • Mar 11

    Lake Elsinore to use Eminent Domain to Expand Serenity Park

    Lake Elsinore to use Eminent Domain to Expand Serenity Park
    On Tuesday, the Lake Elsinore City Council adopted a Resolution of Necessity to acquire a 2+ acre property in order to expand Serenity Park.  As Michael Williams describes in his article “City hopes to take over boat…
  • Mar 6

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward
    As this article by OCTA explains, the Southern California region is growing both in terms of population and in the volume of goods moving through the region via both road and rail.  I am sure many of us are familiar with the impacts this…
Rank this Week: 2021

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Mar 15

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?
    I hope you are signed up for the E-newsletter if you are interested in this topic because the edition coming out this coming Wednesday (March 18) is all about the new requirements that relate to providing disclosures and documents when an HOA…
  • Feb 20

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?

    What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?
    Boards, beware, if you do not reach out to owners in the right way you may end up with this question (and owners, if you don’t step up, you may end up with this question): “Do you have an article on what happens when a board is…
  • Feb 20

    Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?

    Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?
    Hey, I’ve been out for awhile, held back in January by a nasty health issue, but I’m back. The below blog is one that is on such an important subject that it is being posted on both blogs, this one and www.condolawguru.com. Hope…
Rank this Week: 1872

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/
  • Mar 13

    Reality TV Star's Tanning Business in Monmouth County Evicted for Non-Payment of Rent

    Reality TV Star's Tanning Business in Monmouth County Evicted for Non-Payment of Rent
    The closure of a tanning salon in Middletown Township might not normally make the news, but the Boca Tanning Club in Middletown Plaza was not a normal tanning salon. The salon, which closed in February according to NJ.com, was owned by the…
  • Feb 13

    Early Termination of New Jersey Commercial Leases and Rent Acceleration Clause

    Early Termination of New Jersey Commercial Leases and Rent Acceleration Clause
    Parties enter into commercial leases with the hope and expectation of the completion of the lease term, in full, without problems. Constructing a thorough and well-crafted lease agreement, however, involves establishing the outcomes that will…
  • Jan 16

    What to Expect When You Appear in Landlord/Tenant Court

    What to Expect When You Appear in Landlord/Tenant Court
    A famous football coach once remarked that the "will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." While he may have been discussing athletic competition, his observation holds true for litigation as well. With that in mind, in…
Rank this Week: 2895

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/
  • Mar 13

    Obtaining a Trademark… Are We There Yet?

    Obtaining a Trademark… Are We There Yet?
    You have decided that it is finally time to protect your brand, however you have been wondering how long it will take before you officially are the owner of a trademark. The answer will generally depend upon your specific situation, however,…
  • Mar 11

    Community Association Managers, Lawyers, and Tooth Whitening?

    Community Association Managers, Lawyers, and Tooth Whitening?
    So, what do state boards that regulate community association managers and dentists have in common? According to a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court last week, possibly more than you’d think. Interestingly, the case of North Carolina…
  • Mar 6

    Unpaid Rent: 5 things a North Carolina Landlord should think after a tenant leave

    Unpaid Rent: 5 things a North Carolina Landlord should think after a tenant leave
    Your tenants are gone and still owe you rent. Is it worth your time, effort and money to pursue a money judgment against them? Unfortunately, collection efforts can be expensive and difficult and, often, just aren’t worth it. If the…
Rank this Week: 2320

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/
  • Mar 10

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will
    One of our guilty pleasures is ABC’s soapy drama Nashville, which follows the trials and tribulations of the country music industry. On the recent episode “I’m Lost Between Right or Wrong”, singer Deacon Clayborne,…
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce
    Following the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, people are understandably focused on their own well-being, helping their children through the transition, and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This can lead to their…
  • Feb 18

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony
    Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse’s alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many couples are…
Rank this Week: 2355

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4670

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/
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
  • Dec 4

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer
    One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties. The Chancellor abolished the old system from midnight on the 3rd December 2014. The…
  • Nov 21

    Overtime and Holiday Pay

    Overtime and Holiday Pay
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently ruled on a number of joined cases dealing with the question of whether overtime pay has to be included in the calculation of holiday pay. The actual outcome of the cases is not particularly surprising,…
Rank this Week: 2551

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Mar 9

    Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?

    Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?
    Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future. But navigating the various negotiations and purchases required of real estate investment can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the process.…
  • Jan 23

    Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying

    Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying
    You know that scene in Final Destination 2 when all the logs fall off that truck and a horrifying chain of events ensues? New Line Cinema via quickmeme.com Luckily, in real life, fate isn’t out to get us the way it was for the folks in…
  • Dec 30

    Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent

    Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent
    For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re…
Rank this Week: 2598

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Mar 9

    Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?

    Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?
    Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future. But navigating the various negotiations and purchases required of real estate investment can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the process.…
  • Jan 23

    Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying

    Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying
    You know that scene in Final Destination 2 when all the logs fall off that truck and a horrifying chain of events ensues? New Line Cinema via quickmeme.com Luckily, in real life, fate isn’t out to get us the way it was for the folks in…
  • Dec 30

    Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent

    Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent
    For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re…
Rank this Week: 2536

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: 4998

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
  • Feb 26

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board
    Post by: Roy Gentles Parkland dedication, or cash-in-lieu of land, has been a hotly debated topic between municipalities and developers for years.  In a decision dated January 15, 2015, the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”)…
  • Dec 15

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium
    Post by: Roy Gentles Introduction In our previous blog post we discussed phased standard condominiums.  In this post we will offer part one of our discussion on common elements condominiums. Common Elements Condominium Plans A common…
Rank this Week: 1841

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2596