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Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 1605

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Dec 4

    Parallel Construction, Consequential Damages, And Use Of A Dictionary

    Parallel Construction, Consequential Damages, And Use Of A Dictionary
    PrintQuestions about damages and remedies are not simple to answer and, often, the answers are less than fully satisfying. The overriding framework is that business people don’t really focus on these “leave it to the…
  • Nov 27

    Ruminations Goes Bowling – Scores A 300!

    Ruminations Goes Bowling – Scores A 300!
    Print300 is a pretty good score for a single bowling game. It is a score of perfection. While the same can’t be said about reaching our 300th Ruminations blog posting today, perfection not even being on our wish list, we’re pretty…
  • Nov 20

    You’ve Got To Know What Words Mean – Was Arbitration Mandatory?

    You’ve Got To Know What Words Mean – Was Arbitration Mandatory?
    PrintArbitration (and other alternate dispute resolution methods) have their place in agreements such as leases. Another possible way to say that, and one that brings out a bit of nuance, is that arbitration is a specialized tool, not a Swiss…
Rank this Week: 2146

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2140

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES
    A few months ago we informed you that both houses of Congress voted unanimously to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which, in part, required FHA to lower the required percentage of owner occupied units in…
  • Nov 28

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
  • Aug 25

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?
    By: Lindsey Flaherty What exactly is limited residential lodging? It is, in essence, renting of rooms or entire homes or condo units for short term occupancy i.e. less than 30 days. Airbnb provides a searchable online marketplace that enables…
Rank this Week: 1744

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/
  • Dec 1

    Starting A Busine

    Starting A Busine
    Learn about the common pitfalls when starting a business and how to avoid them. The post Starting A Business appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 23

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?
    Learn about the pros and cons of hiring an Agent and how to best protect your transaction. The post Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 18

    Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home?

    Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home?
    Learn about HOA's and their use of recording Lis Pendens against property owners and how to dispute wrongful recordings. The post Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 2370

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 1

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower
    In a recent change to their CML Handbook Part 2 requirements, HSBC have imposed new obligations on their conveyancing panel when it comes to advising joint borrowers.One might expect Section 8.1 (‘Does the lender allow me to advise any…
  • Nov 30

    CML Handbook Changes: Tis the Season for Melancholy

    CML Handbook Changes: Tis the Season for Melancholy
    If a conveyancing lawyer were to identify the period where they were under the most pressure it would be the last quarter of the year,being the lead-up to the seasonal holidays.Buyers and sellers agreeing a house sale or purchase almost…
  • Nov 18

    Japanese Knotweed : Knot Disclosing to Lender

    Japanese Knotweed : Knot Disclosing to Lender
    This week three lenders followed HSBC's lead* in using the CML Handbook Part 2 to set out their conveyancing instructions relating to Japanese Knotweed.What should otherwise be a simple ”yes-or no” to question 5.4.4  instead…
Rank this Week: 2302

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
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 2339

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
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
  • Aug 1

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are
    Allen Klein said that humor cannot change a situation, but it can change your attitude about it. I am working on a lease where I represent a restaurant tenant against a well-known, national REIT landlord. Needless to say, the landlord’s…
  • Jun 28

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
Rank this Week: 2397

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 27

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal
    A Texas appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of the city of Austin’s lawsuit claiming commercial and vacant property are being undervalued during property tax appraisals.  Austin sued the Travis Central Appraisal…
  • Nov 25

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use
    The NJ Appellate Division recently decided a case involving an important and recurring issue – valuing a property for a use that requires land development approvals.  In New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Franco, Docket No. A-3802-12T4,…
  • Nov 15

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal
    The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing entitled “Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. This hearing will examine the…
Rank this Week: 1702

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
  • Jun 30

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa
    It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language…
  • Jun 22

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa
    A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different that other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party…
Rank this Week: 2272

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/
  • Nov 22

    Thankful for My Clients!

    Thankful for My Clients!
    Happy Thanksgiving to my clients!  I am thankful for you and appreciate your contributions to your communities.  I will continue to represent your legal interests to the very best of my ability!  
  • Nov 10

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation
    Until recently, condominiums that wanted to obtain FHA lending approval were required to be at least 50% owner-occupied.  HUD announced last month that it is willing to issue FHA approvals to condominiums with owner-occupancy percentages…
  • Oct 26

    Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Order to Trim Hedge Row and Restore View

    Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Order to Trim Hedge Row and Restore View
    A Mercer Island homeowner sued his downhill neighbors for specific performance of a covenant that requires landscaping to be maintained at a height no greater than the nearest roof peak.  His neighbors responded that a hedge row on their…
Rank this Week: 1884

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
  • Nov 3

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?
    With only a few days remaining until one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, there has been little focus on the candidates’ plans as it pertains to the future of infrastructure development in…
  • Oct 7

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program
    Last year, my partner Ben Rubin reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, which analyzed an inclusionary housing ordinance and held that such…
Rank this Week: 2084

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/
  • Nov 2

    Vote Robert Jubinville for Governor’s Council

    Vote Robert Jubinville for Governor’s Council
    I rarely get into politics on this Blog, but I have to make an exception for my colleague Attorney Robert Jubinville who is running for reelection for Governor’s Council in District 2 which covers Milton, Sharon and a good part of Metro…
  • Oct 25

    10 Year Battery Life Smoke Detectors Now Required For Older Home

    10 Year Battery Life Smoke Detectors Now Required For Older Home
    New Smoke Detector Rules Go Into Effect On December 1, 2016 Catching many people by surprise, including me, a new change in smoke detector regulations will take effect Dec. 1. The new rules provide that when homes built before…
  • Oct 12

    Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down CFPB: Structure Ruled Unconstitutional

    Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down CFPB: Structure Ruled Unconstitutional
    Mortgage Lender Wins Stunning Ruling Challenging $103 Million Fine Characterizing Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the “single most powerful official in the entire U.S. Government,…
Rank this Week: 1670

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/
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2322

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)
    All airlines and AOC holders, registered in Bulgaria benefit of the country’s EU membership and all connected Single Sky and Open Skies agreements. Country’s location is quite beneficial as it is almost in the middle on the…
  • Feb 25

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open
    Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
Rank this Week: 2212

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Aug 31

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the 2016 MBA Regulatory Compliance Conference

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the 2016 MBA Regulatory Compliance Conference
    Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group will speak on "The Essentials IV -- CFPB Consent Orders for Compliance Officers" at the Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. on…
  • Aug 31

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the 2016 MBA Regulatory Compliance Conference

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the 2016 MBA Regulatory Compliance Conference
    Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group will speak on "The Essentials IV -- CFPB Consent Orders for Compliance Officers" at the Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. on…
  • May 31

    RESPA CONSENT ORDER; CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST LOAN OFFICER FOR VIOLATING RESPA

    RESPA CONSENT ORDER; CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST LOAN OFFICER FOR VIOLATING RESPA
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" announced they entered into a consent order on May 26, 2016 with a now former Wells Fargo loan officer employee, David Eghbali, for engaging in a purported illegal mortgage fee-shifting scheme. …
Rank this Week: 1961

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

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

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1639

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Jul 8

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row
    Kristina Michelle Reed has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the 5th year in a row. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating…
  • May 14

    To Disclose or Not To Disclose…What Is A Seller To Do?

    To Disclose or Not To Disclose…What Is A Seller To Do?
    DO Fully, completely and truthfully complete the Transfer Disclosure Statement (“TDS”) and the Seller Property Questionnaire (“SPQ”).  As a general rule, all sellers of residential real estate property containing…
Rank this Week: 2366

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
  • Feb 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyGoogle takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'  (BBC) Spying through strangers' webcams just got easier  (CNBC)Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease  (NYT) My concern is that laws and…
Rank this Week: 1701

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: 1920

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: 1698

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 2349

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
Rank this Week: 2408

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 2285

Orange County Estate Planning…

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, real estate and property law. By Crockett Law Corp.

http://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 29

    Guardianships For Children

    Guardianships For Children
    Who Will Take Care of My Children and Their Inheritance if the Worst Happens? The parent of a minor child has the legal power to nominate a Guardian of the person. The nomination will typically appoint the surviving spouse if there is one and…
Rank this Week: 1858

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1815

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 1751

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 2104

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 2157

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law…

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting landlords, owners, and property management companies.

http://lawmatters.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2360

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2128

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

http://www.stephenwaque.com/
  • Feb 11

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 1868

Wireless Site Development Law

Wireless Site Development Law

Covers the wireless site development process from A to Z-–acquisition to zoning. By LeClair Ryan.

http://wirelesssitedevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 24

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation
    It’s important to educate legislators and local governments about the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which added Section 332(c)(7) to the Communications Act of 1934. This section, also referred to as Section 704, affects the permitting of…
Rank this Week: 1673

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1827

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 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
  • Oct 9

    Fall 2016 law reform update

    Fall 2016 law reform update
    With the change of season, our focus switches from sunshine and leisure back to the serious business of law reform. There are plenty of different items presently open for consideration.  Here are the most noteworthy for condominium…
Rank this Week: 4259

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling
      The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is back in the news as 14 Iowa landowners have asked that the Polk County District Court review to the Iowa Utility Board’s (IUB) ruling allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be…
  • Nov 18

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action
      The 5th Amendment2 gives the government the power to take private lands under specific conditions. One of the most important conditions is that the purpose of the taking must be for “public use.” While public use…
  • Nov 9

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline
      Pipelines are a major catalyst for eminent domain actions, as these pipelines must be laid continuously for hundreds of miles. Not surprisingly, many landowners with property in the proposed path of the pipeline are less than willing…
Rank this Week: 3136

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 2

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market
    Attorney James W. Shindell, Real Estate chair at Bilzin Sumberg, has a message for those who believe Donald Trump’s presidential election will hurt Miami’s real estate market: The sky is not falling. Shindell addressed concerns of…
  • Nov 18

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market
    Significant issues facing the residential real estate industry in the coming year will be the topic of discussion on Wednesday, November 30 at the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida & Caribbean’s annual Miami Condo &…
  • Nov 18

    Changes to Public Records Act Reshape Duties of Government Contractor

    Changes to Public Records Act Reshape Duties of Government Contractor
    Recent amendments to Florida’s Public Records Act change a government contractor’s responsibilities under the Act in four ways: (1) Public records requests must be made directly to the public agency and not the contractor. (2)…
Rank this Week: 3793

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 2

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline
    In 2015, Enterprise Product Partners announced plans for a new pipeline that will run over 400 miles from Midland, Texas to Sealy, Texas. The yet-to-be-named pipeline will originate at Enterprise Product Partners’ trading and storage…
  • Nov 18

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore
    The District Court granted summary judgment dismissing the antitrust and civil conspiracy claims against Denbury. In an antitrust claim, a plaintiff must show: 1. injury in fact; 2. an "antitrust injury"; and 3. proper plaintiff status. An…
  • Nov 17

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa
    These discoveries mean major advances towards energy independence in the United States. In addition,as the price of oil and gas slowly increases over time, oil and gas production in these areas means many more new jobs. However, these…
Rank this Week: 4403

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act
    Some tenants facing eviction refuse to answer the door and accept service of the eviction lawsuit. Pre-litigation notices like the 3-day notice to pay rent or vacate can be posted and mailed if the landlord or person serving the document…
  • Nov 20

    Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalitie

    Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalitie
    The successful bidder at foreclosure is generally entitled to possession twenty days following the foreclosure sale. If the occupants do not vacate, the party who purchased at the foreclosure auction must bring an eviction action against the…
  • Aug 16

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance
    A new Seattle landlord-tenant law limits landlords’ discretion in rental decisions for residential rental properties.  Under the new law, Seattle residential landlords must accept essentially all forms of alternative income…
Rank this Week: 2963

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Nov 29

    Environmental Justice is Coming to California General Plan

    Environmental Justice is Coming to California General Plan
    Environmental justice goals and policies are coming to the general plans of California cities and counties.  So what does that mean for new development projects? Timing.  The new environmental justice requirements are the product of…
  • Nov 17

    When the Coastal Act Clashes with the State’s Housing Density Law

    When the Coastal Act Clashes with the State’s Housing Density Law
    No matter your politics or perspective on development in the state, one thing is beyond debate – California is facing a serious housing shortage crisis. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times warns that this shortage will have…
  • Nov 14

    SB 820: Sacramento Extends California’s Best (Remaining) Tool For Brownfield Renewal

    SB 820: Sacramento Extends California’s Best (Remaining) Tool For Brownfield Renewal
    From timber country to the urban core, California is struggling to get its brownfield sites—land contaminated or believed to be contaminated by hazardous chemicals—back into productive use.
Rank this Week: 2993

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/
  • Nov 29

    New Client: Sage Homeowners Association

    New Client: Sage Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Sage Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Sage, by Shea Homes, is a brand new master planned community located in Livermore.…
  • Nov 22

    FHA Proposes New Rule for Condominium Certification & Lowers Owner-Occupancy Requirement

    FHA Proposes New Rule for Condominium Certification & Lowers Owner-Occupancy Requirement
    We previously blogged about H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016”, which was signed by the President on July 29, 2016.  H.R. 3700 required the Department of Housing and Urban Development…
  • Nov 15

    New Client: Mission Grove Community Association

    New Client: Mission Grove Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Mission Grove Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Mission Grove, by D.R. Horton, is a brand new condominium community located…
Rank this Week: 3751

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
  • Jun 30

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa
    It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language…
  • Jun 22

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa
    A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different that other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party…
Rank this Week: 2464

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Firm’s Attorneys Discuss Ramifications of Thwarted Condominium Termination with Reporters from Daily Business Review, The Real Deal

    Firm’s Attorneys Discuss Ramifications of Thwarted Condominium Termination with Reporters from Daily Business Review, The Real Deal
    The firm’s Helio De La Torre and Lindsey Thurswell Lehr were interviewed during the last few days by reporters from the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper, and The Real…
  • Nov 22

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve
    For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty.  An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every…
  • Nov 22

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve
    For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty.  An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every…
Rank this Week: 4789

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.
    Be Thankful Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.  If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the…
  • Nov 10

    2017 Assessment

    2017 Assessment
    Is your association increasing, or even decreasing, its annual assessment fees for 2017? If so, it is important that the association follow its governing documents when providing notice of the change to all owners.   In…
  • Nov 4

    New Addition to WLPP

    New Addition to WLPP
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne is pleased to announce that Brianna Schaefer has joined our firm. Brianna is an accomplished attorney specializing in the practice of community association law and is an outstanding addition to our…
Rank this Week: 3005

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/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei
  • Nov 16

    Thanksgiving Preparation

    Thanksgiving Preparation
    The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday requires quite a bit of planning.  We are not speaking merely about creating the menu, shopping for the required ingredients and preparing the delicious food.  Rather, we wish to call attention…
  • Nov 3

    Pitfalls Arising from the Purchase of Foreclosed Propertie

    Pitfalls Arising from the Purchase of Foreclosed Propertie
    From time to time, we  are approached by a client who says that she is getting a bargain on a real estate purchase of a foreclosed property.  Such a property is being sold by the lender or its subsidiary at a price that the client…
Rank this Week: 4172