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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/
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right
    In a recent case, the Massachusetts Land Court was called on to decide a property dispute involving the use of a private way to access a parcel of land. In Pearson v. Bayview Associates, Inc. (Mass. Land Ct. Jan. 11, 2016), the plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 1723

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1529

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/
  • Feb 1

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private
    The contents of David Bowie’s will were widely reported over the weekend.  Some provisions were “unusual” enough to make the New York Post’s famous gossip section, Page Six. According to reports, $50 million went…
  • Jan 18

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce
    A divorce is often an emotionally and financially unsettled time, and, understandably, estate planning may be your last priority when you’re facing the breakup of your marriage. However, once your divorce is final and things have…
  • Jan 12

    Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire: Five Tips for Smoother Communication During Divorce

    Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire: Five Tips for Smoother Communication During Divorce
    Even under the best circumstances, divorce is difficult.  There is so much emotion and so many parts of your life are in flux. Understandably, for many couples, maintaining productive, or even civil, communication during the divorce…
Rank this Week: 1638

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 2963

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Old Photograph Found In Attic Key to Victory I handle a fair amount of Massachusetts boundary line and adverse possession disputes. For those who don’t know,…
  • Jan 20

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law
    Good news to report today! Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to repeal the Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties. The Act…
  • Jan 17

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act
    Former Green Party Gov. Candidate, Grace Ross, Leads Repeal Effort A group of anti-foreclosure activists recently filed a petition to repeal the Act to Clear Title to Foreclosed Properties, which was signed by Gov. Baker…
Rank this Week: 3889

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 1263

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jan 29

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal
    Civil Code Section 4925 grants to each member of a homeowners association (“HOA”) the right to attend HOA board meetings (except for executive session meetings). Section 4925 also grants members with rights to speak at board…
  • Jan 19

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Boulevard Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Santa Clara, Boulevard is the latest collection of condominiums designed for…
  • Jan 12

    New Client: Ravello Homeowners Association

    New Client: Ravello Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Ravello Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Ravello by Shea Homes is a brand new condominium community located within…
Rank this Week: 2934

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/
  • Jan 28

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA
    Washington County, Pennsylvania recently concluded its first county-wide reassessment in over thirty-five years, with reassessment values effective for the 2017 tax year.  Property owners will receive two separate notices regarding…
  • Jan 28

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA
    Washington County, Pennsylvania recently concluded its first county-wide reassessment in over thirty-five years, with reassessment values effective for the 2017 tax year.  Property owners will receive two separate notices regarding…
  • Jan 6

    (US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016

    (US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016
    In a Law360.com article published on January 4th titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation to Watch in 2016,” Andrew McIntyre of Law360 addresses the challenges facing the California real estate market in…
Rank this Week: 3757

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/
  • Jan 28

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 15th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann's 15th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2016. In January and February 2016 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 15th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land…
  • Jan 26

    REGISTER TODAY! WETLANDS: NEW ISSUES - NEW CONTROVERSIES -OLD AND NEW SOLUTIONS

    REGISTER TODAY! WETLANDS: NEW ISSUES - NEW CONTROVERSIES -OLD AND NEW SOLUTIONS
    Reserve your seat for one of two seminars taking place in February and March 2016 This seminar addresses wetlands and associated endangered species challenges, the latest statutory and regulatory guidance, plus valuable strategies for…
  • Jan 20

    2015 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW

    2015 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2015 Annual CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Jan 28

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children
    Some of our trust and estate clients  have adult children who are disabled.  The child may have been born with a disability, such as cerebral palsy, making the parents accustomed to allowing for the disability while knowing that…
  • Jan 22

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop
    Many legal issues arise in New York relating to rental apartments.  Disputes between landlords and tenants are extremely common, and have been discussed in many posts on this blog.  Extremely prevalent are situations in…
  • Jan 14

    Have You Included Your Pet in Your Estate Plan?

    Have You Included Your Pet in Your Estate Plan?
    Some of our trust and estate clients have asked us how to best protect their beloved pet in the event of their disability or demise.  Pets can be just as important as children when planning one’s estate.  These…
Rank this Week: 3753

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jan 28

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended
    An important amendment is be made to to clause 10 of the CML Lenders’ Handbook on 1 February 2016.The amendment will insert an additional sentence into clause 10.2 as follows: (additional wording in bold)10.2 We shall treat…
  • Jan 26

    Skipton make Subtle but Important Change to CML Handbook Requirement

    Skipton make Subtle but Important Change to CML Handbook Requirement
    Skipton Building Society have made a recent change to P2 of their CML Handbook. The change was to Section 4.1 The old wording was : The Borrower should provide you with a copy of the valuation. If not, you can obtain a copy from the…
  • Jan 19

    Will stamp duty changes create problems for conveyancing lawyers?

    Will stamp duty changes create problems for conveyancing lawyers?
    In the 2015 Autumn Statement, George Osborne announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional properties, such as buy-to-lets and second homes. The government is currently consulting on the practicalities of how the 3% stamp…
Rank this Week: 3996

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2232

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/
  • Jan 27

    Hello from the Law Office

    Hello from the Law Office
    I work hard every day to provide my community association clients with quality legal services.  However, I can't help clients that don't seek my help.  Some association boards seem reluctant to incur legal expenses of any kind…
  • Dec 24

    Washington Court Rules that Light May Be Nuisance and Tree May Be Spite Structure

    Washington Court Rules that Light May Be Nuisance and Tree May Be Spite Structure
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in a published opinion that a driveway light installed in compliance with the local code could nonetheless constitute a nuisance if certain facts are proven on remand.  The Court also ruled…
  • Nov 30

    Court's Decision Compels Condominiums to Evaluate Validity of Leasing Restriction

    Court's Decision Compels Condominiums to Evaluate Validity of Leasing Restriction
    Condominiums created on or before July 1, 1990 are governed by the Washington Horizontal Property Regimes Act.  The Washington Condominium Act (WCA) governs condominiums created after July 1, 1990.  Under the WCA, a condominium…
Rank this Week: 4318

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jan 27

    ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference in Austin this Week

    ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference in Austin this Week
    If you happen to be in Austin this week, stop by and see me at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference.  It starts Thursday, January 28 and runs through Saturday.  I’ll be speaking Thursday afternoon on the condemnation of…
  • Jan 24

    FTA and FHWA Buy America Update

    FTA and FHWA Buy America Update
    Public agencies are routinely facing Buy America requirements in their infrastructure projects.  Some of the most difficult situations involve how to satisfy Buy America obligations with public utility relocations.  The rules…
  • Jan 15

    Menlo Park Grade Separations – On Track

    Menlo Park Grade Separations – On Track
    The City of Menlo Park is proceeding with two transportation projects.  The first one, an undercrossing to separate bicycles and pedestrians from rail traffic at Middle Avenue, received the green light from the City Council on December…
Rank this Week: 3769

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/
  • Jan 26

    Gay Adoption Battle Continues to Brew in Alabama and the Problem with SwanLuv

    Gay Adoption Battle Continues to Brew in Alabama and the Problem with SwanLuv
    An Alabama Supreme Court made a huge mistake. The court refused to recognize parental rights to a lesbian woman who had already adopted the children in a neighboring state. In fact, the woman at the center of this case, V.L, adopted the…
  • Jan 12

    Maternal Grandparents Help Kids Sue Father After Mother's Death

    Maternal Grandparents Help Kids Sue Father After Mother's Death
    Can minor children sue the surviving father over an estate after the mother is killed in a car accident? After a district court appointed a retired judge as Guardian Ad Litem for his children, Michael Soule filed an appeal to Supreme Court…
  • Dec 22

    Same-sex equality in the courts takes another step forward

    Same-sex equality in the courts takes another step forward
    The fight for same-sex equality in the arena of family law recently took a giant step forward. A Utah judge who earlier decided to remove a foster baby from its same-sex foster parents decided to amend his decision and return the child to…
Rank this Week: 3012

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Who Owns Yosemite National Park? (The Trademark, Not The Actual Park)

    Who Owns Yosemite National Park? (The Trademark, Not The Actual Park)
    If the federal government changed the name of Yosemite National Park to something else, would it change the beauty of the natural setting, the breathtaking grandeur of the vistas or even the popularity of visiting the national park amongst…
  • Jan 26

    The Return of the Los Angeles Charger

    The Return of the Los Angeles Charger
    When the Rams and the Raiders both left Los Angeles back in the 1990’s, no one thought it would be more than twenty years before an NFL franchise returned to the City of Angels. But, now that it appears the Rams are on their way back…
  • Jan 26

    Chick-fil-A says, “Eat Mor Chikin…..And Kale.”

    Chick-fil-A says, “Eat Mor Chikin…..And Kale.”
    I don’t know about you, but I just don’t get kale. I’ve read the articles about it being a “nutritional powerhouse” and I know it’s supposed to be part of the proverbial balanced diet, but I don’t…
Rank this Week: 1667

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyJudge to review police records on secret Stingray cellphone tracking system (Chicago Tribune)Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos (The Social Ms)Privacy & Security in the…
  • Jan 17

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyFederal drone regulations raise questions about property, privacy rights (GazetteNet)The big data of bad driving, and how insurers plan to track your every turn  (The Washington Post)Uber fined peanuts in God…
  • Jan 5

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where…

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyQuestions and Answers - Data protection reform  (European Commission)HK: Estate agent fined for breach of personal data privacy…
Rank this Week: 1249

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/
  • Jan 25

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie
    Pacific Shores Property Owners Association v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1/20/16, C070201) On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California ruled that where a state agency assumes control of a…
  • Jan 21

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed
    On January 19, 2016, President Obama vetoed legislation that, if approved, would have nullified the Clean Water Rule. The controversial rule, which redefines which water bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the…
  • Dec 22

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative
    The fashion industry has recently been flexing its clout and cache to combat climate change. Who else is using a heavy hand in the fight against climate change? The answer, while not as surprising, is the White House.  With a common…
Rank this Week: 897

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/
  • Jan 22

    Beneficiary Deeds, A Useful Tool In Avoiding Probate

    Beneficiary Deeds, A Useful Tool In Avoiding Probate
    No trust, no problem. An uncomplicated estate can avoid probate through a beneficiary deed. The post Beneficiary Deeds, A Useful Tool In Avoiding Probate appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Jan 6

    Can I Discharge Student Loans In Bankruptcy?

    Can I Discharge Student Loans In Bankruptcy?
    Getting rid of student loan debt is difficult, but possible. See what you need to know before filing to discharge your student debt. The post Can I Discharge Student Loans In Bankruptcy? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Dec 18

    Garage or Repair Liens?

    Garage or Repair Liens?
    What you should know about Garage and Repair Liens. The post Garage or Repair Liens? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3670

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1916

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/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
Rank this Week: 2431

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
Rank this Week: 1965

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/
  • Jan 21

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26
    Mirick O’Connell is proud to sponsor the Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on January 26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  The summit will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, followed by a…
  • Nov 10

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute
    Private landowners allowing public access to land should take note of recent court decisions which have refined the scope of the Recreational Use Statute, G.L. c. 21, § 17C (“Statute”).  The Massachusetts Legislature…
  • Sep 8

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett
    The Tom Brady decision was not the only important decision issued last week.  Attached is a slip opinion of an SJC decision that will help define the role of a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on construction projects in…
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: 1262

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/
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
  • Aug 20

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
    Post by: Carly Haynes There are two systems of land registration in Ontario, Land Titles and Land Registry. Historically, land in Ontario was registered only under the Land Registry System pursuant to the Registry Act. In this System all…
  • Aug 7

    Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 2 – Additional Provisions in the Declaration

    Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 2 – Additional Provisions in the Declaration
    Post by: Evan Holt Part 1 of this series discussed the new mandatory provisions for condominium declarations. Now, in Part 2 of this series, the discussion focuses on additional (optional) provisions that may be included in the declaration.…
Rank this Week: 3520

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
  • Jan 15

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.
    By: Clayton Walker sp-7075 School Funding Formula The State’s local school funding formula requires a local government to make a contribution to fund its local school district. The superior court held that this required local…
  • Dec 21

    New Firm Photo

    New Firm Photo
    By: Clayton Walker Dave Jensen Photography These are just proofs; but, they should freshen up the web site. The post New Firm Photos appeared first on Alaska Law Office, Inc.
Rank this Week: 2369

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.
    In a recent case in Massachusetts a court ruled that a search warrant issued for a computer (in this case an iPhone) properly included a search for photographs. The search in this case arose out of a shooting on a city street between two…
  • Nov 15

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.
    In every lawsuit the Plaintiff has the obligation to notify all defendants that they are being sued. When a lawsuit is filed the court issues a summons which must be served (usually with a complaint) on every defendant. Massachusetts and…
  • Oct 18

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    By presidential proclamation, October was declared to be National Violence Awareness Month. Nobody should be subject to domestic violence. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship you need to get help. You can get…
Rank this Week: 3504

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/
  • Jan 15

    Why You Should Join & Support North Carolina’s CAI Chapter

    Why You Should Join & Support North Carolina’s CAI Chapter
    As 2016 President of the CAI North Carolina Chapter, I encourage you to join the Community Associations Institute (CAI) if you are not already a member.   Homeowner and condominium associations have become a major force in our…
  • Jan 14

    Drone Wars: South Carolina Drone Laws and Your Homeowners Association and Condominium Association

    Drone Wars: South Carolina Drone Laws and Your Homeowners Association and Condominium Association
    As highlighted in his recent blog post, Jim Slaughter of Rossabi Black Slaughter, P.A., noted the explosion of drone purchasing and use. This post is designed to supplement Jim’s summary of specific drone-related laws passed in North…
  • Jan 11

    Title: Land Use, HOAs, and Your Neighborhood, continued . . .

    Title: Land Use, HOAs, and Your Neighborhood, continued . . .
    This post is Part 2 in the series: “Land Use, HOAs, and Your Neighborhood”. The goal of the series is to explain how land use works, both in process and function, in your HOA and your municipality. These two areas of law may seem…
Rank this Week: 1426

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
  • Jan 15

    What Do Ted Jones and Doug Forbes Have In Common?

    What Do Ted Jones and Doug Forbes Have In Common?
    First of all, Ted Jones is an economist who presents his economic forecast to the clients of NorthStar Title every January. Secondly, Doug Forbes is my brother who lives outside of Philadelphia. My brother had not been to Cleveland for 8…
  • Dec 29

    The Cincinnati Children’s Theater

    The Cincinnati Children’s Theater
    We have been watching a wonderful adaptive reuse of an old machine shop in Cincinnati as it is transformed into the new home of the The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati. Peter Horton of Terrex Development & Construction is managing…
  • Dec 14

    What’s Hot – What’s Not

    What’s Hot – What’s Not
    As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to make resolutions and to consider what is trending. My resolution is to eat better – more of a plant based diet with less processed foods. It’s either that or buy a new wardrobe. I just…
Rank this Week: 3650

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4773

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jan 10

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County
    In residential evictions in some Washington counties the tenant can get a free attorney. All Pierce County eviction cases are heard in the Superior Court in Tacoma. Several years ago free attorneys were available to residential tenants in…
  • Oct 28

    Amending or Waiving Landlord-Tenant Law by Contract

    Amending or Waiving Landlord-Tenant Law by Contract
    FPA Crescent Associates, LLC (FPA) owns the Crescent Building in Spokane, Washington.  It leased a portion of the building to Pendleton Enterprises LLC (Pendleton).   The lease defined the “lease term” as beginning on…
  • Sep 17

    Tenant Current on Rent Evicted

    Tenant Current on Rent Evicted
    A landlord believed the lease required the tenant to pay $2,000 per month in rent. The tenant believed the lease required only $1,200 rent per month. For about a year and a half, the tenant paid and the landlord accepted without objection the…
Rank this Week: 1977

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 3179

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/
  • Dec 29

    2015 round-up of court and tribunal decision

    2015 round-up of court and tribunal decision
    Those who have followed our blog for a while have come to expect our “Top 10 cases of the year” to be posted in late December.  This is a natural time to reflect on the year gone by, spot trends, make predictions and look…
  • Dec 20

    Bill 106 becomes law, but changes not yet in force

    Bill 106 becomes law, but changes not yet in force
    On December 3, 2015, the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 (known as Bill 106) received Royal Assent after being passed by the Ontario legislature. This momentous occasion comes 3 years, 5 months and 25 days after the Ontario Government…
  • Nov 30

    Key takeaways from 19th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from 19th annual condo conference
    The 19th annual ACMO/CCI Condominium Conference was held November 13-14, 2015 in Toronto.  Over 1,600 attendees (including condo owners, directors, property managers, lawyers and other industry members) took the opportunity to network,…
Rank this Week: 1076

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Covers UK real estate law.

http://freethcartwrightrealestateblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1631

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/
  • Dec 22

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!
    As we reflect on 2015, we are especially thankful for all of the connections that we have made this year. We are thankful for our clients, our colleagues, our friends, and all of our readers. Thus, for our holiday video we wanted to focus on…
  • Dec 17

    After the Dust Settles: Implications of Continued Development in South Florida

    After the Dust Settles: Implications of Continued Development in South Florida
    To say South Florida’s real estate market is “booming” would be an understatement. The massive interest in development throughout Miami and its surrounding cities continues to increase. To quantify just how large this…
  • Dec 16

    The Termination of Condo Terminations?

    The Termination of Condo Terminations?
    A Florida 2015 Condominium Law Amendment Condominiums were established in Florida in 1963. The condominium form of ownership in Florida has, therefore, been in effect for more than 50 years. An aging condominium stock sitting on valuable land…
Rank this Week: 3421

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Do Texas Oil and Gas Fracing and Disposal Wells Cause Earthquakes?

    Do Texas Oil and Gas Fracing and Disposal Wells Cause Earthquakes?
    Earthquakes are caused by a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust when two sections of the crust slip past each other.The size of an earthquake is determined by the Richter magnitude scale, which ranges from 0-10. Earthquakes…
  • Nov 27

    A Short Term Problem? Oil and Gas Prices and Industry Contract

    A Short Term Problem? Oil and Gas Prices and Industry Contract
    Last year was a tough year for oil and gas companies. Houston based Schlumberger announced that it was laying off 9,000 workers. Range Resources cut its 2015 capital budget to $870 million. Other oil producers have cut rig production in…
  • Nov 20

    Getting Accurate Data on the Connection between Hydraulic Fracturing and Seismic Activity

    Getting Accurate Data on the Connection between Hydraulic Fracturing and Seismic Activity
    Currently, there is  a coordinated effort underway by a number of organizations to study and identify a possible connection between hydraulic fracturing (fracing) and a recent increase in seismic activity. Some scientists have observed…
Rank this Week: 1212

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/
  • Dec 10

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s Expansion to Palm Beach County

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s Expansion to Palm Beach County
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 10 SE 1st Ave Suite A Delray Beach, Florida. We look forward to serving your legal needs…
  • Oct 1

    Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Lenders Standing at Foreclosure Creadon v. U.S. Bank N.A. 166 So.3d 952 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2015) The circuit court entered final judgment in favor of U.S. Bank N.A., foreclosing a mortgage encumbering property. The…
  • Jul 31

    FAQs – 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred Exchanges) for Commercial Real Estate

    FAQs – 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred Exchanges) for Commercial Real Estate
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, JD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred Exchanges) for Commercial Real Estate Question 1:    What is the difference between a sale and an exchange?  …
Rank this Week: 1597

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.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 3820

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Dec 1

    Department of Labor Set to Expand Overtime Coverage

    Department of Labor Set to Expand Overtime Coverage
    In July 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement proposed rules and regulations to extend overtime pay to an additional 5 million employees. Earlier this year, the DOL announced a plan to essentially…
  • Nov 10

    IRS Releases 2016 Estate and Gift Tax Figure

    IRS Releases 2016 Estate and Gift Tax Figure
    On November 2, 2015 the IRS published updated estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax figures.  These amounts will be effective beginning on January 1, 2016. 2016 Basic Exclusion Amount for Estate and Gift Tax: $5,450,000 2016…
  • Nov 5

    Criminal Background Screening on Job Applicants and Existing Employees is not Without Risk

    Criminal Background Screening on Job Applicants and Existing Employees is not Without Risk
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) just settled its first case since adoption of its 2012 updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. The case involved BMW Manufacturing…
Rank this Week: 1838

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
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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: 1829

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/
  • Nov 15

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method
    "The Judge responded that he was familiar with standard accounting practices, but remarked that they were not adequate to enable the tenant a fair opportunity to prepare his defense. The Judge, accordingly, dismissed that matter, with an…
  • Nov 5

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Pilot Program – Understanding the Myth

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Pilot Program – Understanding the Myth
    [W]hile we dismiss the notion that there is any unscrupulous or nefarious motive behind the Pilot Program, we are simply arguing the point that the Pilot Program is a bad idea since it deprives the taxpayer from the justice of sustaining a…
  • Sep 16

    New Jersey’s Abandoned Property Act – A New Decision

    New Jersey’s Abandoned Property Act – A New Decision
    "The Court ruled that, notwithstanding the fact that the legal requirements of the Abandoned Property Act were complied with, the tenant should be afforded an additional week to claim her belongings." The post New Jersey’s Abandoned…
Rank this Week: 4470

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/
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3166

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
Rank this Week: 3266