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Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 1668

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
Rank this Week: 1793

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
Rank this Week: 1799

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1790

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/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
Rank this Week: 1778

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1658

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: 1879

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 2068

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/
Rank this Week: 1876

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 2064

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
  • Jun 19

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C In a decision that should have both Owners and Design Professionals taking close notice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently upheld enforcement of a contractual limitation of…
Rank this Week: 1970

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1945

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/
  • Oct 21

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014
    Kevin MacLeodWe’re starting off our new blog season after a bit of a break with a recap of two key exemption cases that will be making waves again soon. Specifically, on October 21, 2014 the New York Court of Appeals heard…
  • Aug 10

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation
    Kathleen M. BennettRecently there has been increasing debate regarding if and when assessing jurisdictions, or its agents, can invade the privacy of New York residents. Even New York’s governor has been impacted by…
  • Jun 15

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case
    Kevin MacLeodAs reported in an earlier post, entitled New York Pagan Phryganium Wins Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal,  the Third Department recently held that the Town of Catskill improperly denied a pagan religious group a real…
Rank this Week: 2243

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/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 2120

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
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
Rank this Week: 2279

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/
  • Oct 17

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?

    Have Your Home Improvements Been Properly Permitted?
    Often in a residential real estate transaction, unpermitted improvements to a house are present. The seller may find that purchasers are unwilling to enter a transaction with these conditions. The buyer may not want the responsibility for…
  • Oct 3

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York

    Landlords, Tenants, and Pets in New York
    Our firm is often involved in disputes over pets in rental properties. We have represented tenants who have dogs or cats in their rented apartment or house, and whose landlords claim that this is a violation of their lease. We have also…
  • Sep 26

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney

    How Your Cooperative or Condominium Board Benefits from Hiring an Attorney
    Attorneys provide valuable legal services on behalf of cooperative and condominium boards. Some buildings with fewer than ten units and without disputes have managed without an attorney representing the board. Other buildings may continue…
Rank this Week: 2256

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Landscaping Stops Adverse Possession Claim Real Estate Attorney

    Landscaping Stops Adverse Possession Claim Real Estate Attorney
    In an action arising in Queens County, New York, Plaintiffs brought suit against their neighbor, which happened to be Apple Bank, claiming that they were entitled to the right and title of a fenced in portion and unfenced portion of their…
  • Oct 7

    Chelsea Piers Not Liable For Trespass Real Estate Attorney

    Chelsea Piers Not Liable For Trespass Real Estate Attorney
    In Abraham v. Chelsea Piers Management Inc.,, Chelsea Piers was sued for the death of an individual who trespassed onto Chelsea Pier’s property and drowned in the Hudson River. The decedent scaled a locked gate at Chelsea Piers while…
  • Oct 3

    Are Listings on AirBnb in New York Legal? Real Estate Attorney Peter Moulino

    Are Listings on AirBnb in New York Legal? Real Estate Attorney Peter Moulino
    The growing popularity of the website AirBnb has given many homeowners the opportunity to list their properties for temporary rental to third parties. Real estate attorneys however urge caution. In New York, the recent enactment of the Short…
Rank this Week: 2375

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/
Rank this Week: 2322

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Oct 14

    New Affirmation of Legal Work Status Form Required as of October 1st

    New Affirmation of Legal Work Status Form Required as of October 1st
    If you have hired a new employee this month or intend to do so make sure you complete the new "Affirmation of Legal Work Status" form within 20 calendar days of hire.  Colorado's employment verification law has been in effect for over…
  • Oct 14

    Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defect

    Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defect
    In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is…
  • Oct 3

    Manager Licensing Update Part 2

    Manager Licensing Update Part 2
    In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of the state exam.  DORA is evaluating…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Oct 10

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully
    In most U.S. states, including California, home sellers must provide buyers with a written set of disclosures indicating what the seller knows about the property’s features, defects, history, and environment. A seller who hides a…
  • Sep 22

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason
    Real estate agents have told me personally that that they’re seeing fewer young people than usual among the herds of interested home buyers, but now it’s official: A study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting found that the burden…
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!
    With Scotland all over the news lately, my thoughts naturally turn to what fun it would be to own a Scottish castle. (As yours do, too, I’m sure.) A really auld one, preferably. Sure, we’ve got properties that pass  for…
Rank this Week: 2137

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
Rank this Week: 2405

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: 2231

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 2220

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

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

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    In commemoration of all those who have served for and/or given their lives for our great country since its inception, I offer the following poem for your reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful verse that I found which truly captures the…
  • Dec 23

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE
    At this time of year, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season while forgetting the true meaning of the season. As 2013 draws to a close and I look back on … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 2266

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 10

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.
    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills. Sometimes people want to put in a “no contest” or “in terrorem” clause in a Florida will. A no contest clause says that if someone who is a…
  • Jan 13

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage
    Very frequently, retirees moving to Florida are either single, or at some point, wind up single, whether through divorce or widowhood. And then they meet someone new. And sometimes the other person is formerly married as well; having been…
  • Jan 9

    Selling the Collection

    Selling the Collection
    A recurring situation in probate is where the parent had some sort of “collection” and the children want to sell the items. A lot of times, the parent would talk about the collection and raise the children’s expectation of…
Rank this Week: 2223

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2128

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 2143

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
Rank this Week: 2105

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2722

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/
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
Rank this Week: 2864

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster
    Scott is a 2014 graduate of the William and Mary Law School and newly admitted member of the Virginia State Bar. In 2010, Scott became the first college student to be elected to the Williamsburg City Council. Scott has worked diligently with…
  • Oct 13

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer
    It’s that time of year when we start to see holiday decorations. Yes, the stores are displaying Halloween items along with Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and other holiday decorations at the same time. And now that there…
  • Sep 30

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?
    A Virginia Beach jury found a condominium association liable for failing to permit unit owners an opportunity to inspect and copy association records. Not only must the condo board allow inspection and copying, they must pay for an audit of…
Rank this Week: 2587

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 21

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?
    Was your firm - or more importantly were your clients - affected by the technical issues experienced by Bank of England yesterday?It is understood that many conveyancing transactions were delayed as a result of system problems…
  • Oct 19

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?
    Unanimity across the spectrum of law firm profiles is rare, yet 99% of law firms surveyed agree that The Law Society's view of endorsing only one or two case & practice management software suppliers is counterproductive. The Society's…
  • Oct 12

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management
    Legal software house Lexsure have announced that in the three months leading up to 1st October over 120 firms upgrade their risk processes by  signing up to Lexsure’s conveyancing risk management products.Simon Seaton, CEO of…
Rank this Week: 2913

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/
  • Oct 20

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement
    The requirements of California real estate law change regularly. That is one of the many reasons it is important to consult with a licensed an experienced real estate attorney before entering into any sort of commercial real estate…
  • Oct 10

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure
    There has been an important development in California commercial real estate law. California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 requires owners and operators of certain non-residential buildings to disclose building energy performance…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole
    A new law important to certain foreign LLCs went into effect in California on September 15, 2014. According to the Imperial Valley News, Governor Brown signed the law that day, and it includes a clause that indicates that the law takes effect…
Rank this Week: 2608

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
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Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard
    Residential cost of energy in Hawaii is nearly 200 percent over the national average--over 200 percent for natural gas.An overwhelming majority of energy in Hawaii is produced from imported fossil fuels (e.g., petroleum and coal).Hawaii's…
  • Oct 12

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Blackburn’s sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni) is Hawaii’s largest native insect, with a wing span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters).…
  • Aug 8

    Hurricane Iselle

    Hurricane Iselle
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Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

Covers Virginia condominium and homeowner's Association law. By LeClair Ryan.

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Oct 14

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent webinar discussing the subject, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on the HOA elections. In the brief interview, I explain some big best practices in elections and a few common missteps I…
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
  • Jul 26

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
Rank this Week: 2730

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
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Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Are You Ready For the Conversion?

    Are You Ready For the Conversion?
    Earlier this year the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted decision 14-03-021 to create a three-year pilot program for conversion of Master-Metered Communities to direct service from the providing utility provider such as…
  • Oct 10

    Hart King Partner Successful in Defense of Client

    Hart King Partner Successful in Defense of Client
    After a six day trial in the L.A. Superior Court, our partner Jim Morse of Hart King obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client, a natural hazard disclosure reporting company, that was being sued by its much larger competitor. In…
  • Oct 7

    Faithful Companion vs. Service Animal – What’s the Big Deal?

    Faithful Companion vs. Service Animal – What’s the Big Deal?
    This article by John Pentecost originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission If your park rules and regulations do not currently address pet restrictions and pet conduct rules, amend them. Enforce your…
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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/
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
  • Oct 6

    New Miami Breakfast Insight

    New Miami Breakfast Insight
    Our New Miami Breakfast, “Miami: The Next Entrepreneurial Frontier,”  was heavily attended by nearly 200 of Miami’s business community members. Our co-moderators, Bilzin Sumberg Partners Javier…
Rank this Week: 2619

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)
    PrivacyExclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths  (BuzzFeed)New York City Shuts Down Unauthorized Sensors  (WSJ) A follow up to the link above. Geo organizations can learn a great deal from this…
  • Oct 6

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure
    Now that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun to allow UAVs to be used for commercial purposes in the U.S. (albeit for limited purposes) one should expect there to be increased attention paid to the potential privacy concerns.…
  • Oct 2

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct
    Recently, the Department of Energy released for public comment  a proposed privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct for smart grid operators and third parties (the "Proposed Voluntary Code"). A link to the Proposed Voluntary Code can be found…
Rank this Week: 2420

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 7

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.
    When a Court refers to the case before it as a “sad commentary on the litigious nature of our society” you can be fairly sure that one party or the other is going to do badly. In Sabal Palm Condominiums of Pine Island Ridge…
  • Oct 7

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA
    NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) litigation is common under the Fair Housing Act. An organization that serves recovering addicts or individuals with mental disabilities will try to locate in a neighborhood where deed restrictions or…
  • Sep 14

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.
    A door is just a door, no matter how grand. That is what the Tenth Circuit’s held in Colorado Cross Disability Coal. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 2014 WL 4290589 (10th Cir. 2014) when it reaffirmed what businesses have…
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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.…
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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/
  • Oct 1

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin
    As the 2014 tax appeal season nears its conclusion, and as the 2015 tax appeal season is ready to begin, we look back at another great year. In 2014, while we reduced the number of tax appeal clients we agreed to represent, we still saved…
  • Aug 22

    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening
    Our clients frequently ask us about Tenant Screening. For Landlords who want to minimize their risk of renting to problematic tenants, a variety of methods can be used to predict whether the tenant may present a problem in the future. Most…
  • Jun 9

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise
    In New Jersey, most residential tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides protection to residential tenants against evictions without cause. The fundamental principal of the Anti-Eviction Act is that the expiration of a…
Rank this Week: 2783

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 2728

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 2795