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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 1009

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

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

    CML Handbook Amendment - Part 3 Handbook Standard Requirements Letter

    CML Handbook Amendment - Part 3 Handbook Standard Requirements Letter
    The CML have made an amendment the example standard requirements letter, which was developed when they introduced Part 3 of the CML Lenders’ Handbook.  The amendment deletes the final sentence of the sixth bullet under the…
  • May 24

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change
    With “Bank of Mum and Dad” currently helping finance 25% of UK mortgages the latest change to the CML Lenders’ Handbook for four banks within LBG is particularly significant.Earlier this month the Guardian (excuse the pun)…
  • Feb 8

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015
    # changesSection numberQuestion11017.2.1bDoes the lender send the discharge via a DS 1 form or direct with the Land Registry?786.7.1What new home warranty schemes are acceptable to the lender?745.20.4Does the lender require you to disclose…
Rank this Week: 1085

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 661

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: 694

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/
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
Rank this Week: 749

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 1096

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015
    I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Now that the holidays are behind us it is time to get back to work : )  Toward that end, the AASEW has announced the details of its 11th Landlord Boot Camp. Landlording can be pretty…
  • Jan 12

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court
    An important eviction case heard by the WI Supreme Court Attorney Heiner Giese on behalf of the Apartment Association filed an Amicus brief with the WI Supreme Court supporting the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority in their case against…
  • Nov 3

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant
    Those of you that have attended my seminars or read prior blog posts of mine are well aware that in my opinion screening prospective tenants is the single most important part of landlording. These sentiments apply to commercial tenants as…
Rank this Week: 1133

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 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…
  • Dec 22

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer
    In many family situations money is passed from parents to children with no documentation and with only verbal understandings. To prevent discord or even litigation among heirs, it would be better to document if any Pre-Death Transfers of…
Rank this Week: 702

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 1088

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 996

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 995

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4786

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/
  • Jun 24

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project
    Looking only at its name, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), a long-term funding bill adopted by Congress in late 2015, would seem to benefit only ground transportation projects. For the most part, FAST has been…
  • May 26

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court
    The need for “reform” of the California Environmental Quality Act is acknowledged by development interests and environmental groups alike. The challenge is that these stakeholders have very different ideas of what that reform…
  • May 3

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?
    We previously shared with you the critical role that the late Justice Antonin Scalia played in landmark Supreme Court land use decisions. So now let’s look at how Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s current nominee for…
Rank this Week: 2209

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/
  • Jun 24

    Avoiding Ancillary Probate

    Avoiding Ancillary Probate
    When accounts or property are in other states at the time of death, many times those portions of the estate need to go through an ancillary probate, or an additional probate. Learn how to avoid that process through estate planning. The post…
  • Jun 17

    Benefits of The Probate Proce

    Benefits of The Probate Proce
    Learn about the benefits of going through the probate process. The post Benefits of The Probate Process appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Jun 9

    Funding Your Trust

    Funding Your Trust
    Funding your trust - the essential element to making your trust work. The post Funding Your Trust appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3802

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jun 24

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for May 2016

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for May 2016
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org). To view the New…
  • Jun 23

    Report Identifies Flaws in DOB’s Auditing of Professionally Certified Application

    Report Identifies Flaws in DOB’s Auditing of Professionally Certified Application
    Comptroller’s audit found that Buildings generally implemented adequate controls over construction permit applications, but issued three recommendations to ensure public safety. On June 17, 2016, the Officer of the Comptroller Scott…
  • Jun 22

    State Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Online Advertisements of Illegal Short-Term Apartment Rental

    State Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Online Advertisements of Illegal Short-Term Apartment Rental
    The legislation, which is the first of its kind in the Nation, represents New York’s newest tool in its battle with Airbnb. On June 17, 2016, the New York State Legislature passed the first state bill in the Nation to ban online…
Rank this Week: 1966

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 3247

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: 2169

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 3143

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/
  • Jun 22

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor
    On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) published its decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. case (“BFI Case”). In that case, Browning-Ferris Industries of California,…
  • Jun 7

    New Client: Meadowview Community Association

    New Client: Meadowview Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Meadowview Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Meadowview is a planned community of 900 homes situated over 1175 acres within the City…
  • Jun 1

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades – June 2016

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades – June 2016
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
Rank this Week: 3301

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Jun 22

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in the West Mill Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in the West Mill Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the West Mill Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 5).…
  • Jun 15

    Public Meeting Regarding Water Rights from Farm Creek

    Public Meeting Regarding Water Rights from Farm Creek
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has scheduled a meeting to discuss the water rights from Farm Creek, near Hanna and Tabiona in Duchesne County. The meeting will be held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the…
  • May 30

    Dansie v. Public Service Commission

    Dansie v. Public Service Commission
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its ruling in the case of Jesse H. Dansie Family Trust v. Public Service Commission and Hi-Country Estates Homeowners Association. This case originates from a well lease agreement between…
Rank this Week: 2698

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Feb 3

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate
    You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.”  This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the…
  • Nov 19

    Lease Document Preparation Service

    Lease Document Preparation Service
    With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to…
Rank this Week: 1806

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Feb 3

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate
    You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.”  This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the…
  • Nov 19

    Lease Document Preparation Service

    Lease Document Preparation Service
    With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to…
Rank this Week: 2170

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jun 21

    North Carolina Transportation Corridor Map Act

    North Carolina Transportation Corridor Map Act
    In the state of North Carolina, the Transportation Corridor Map Act[1] allows the Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to file official roadway maps listing and mapping properties that are in the path of a proposed roadway in order to create…
  • Jun 17

    Eminent Domain Allowed In Ohio To Obtain Propane And Butane

    Eminent Domain Allowed In Ohio To Obtain Propane And Butane
      In February 2016, Ohio Judge T. Shawn Hervey issued a ruling in the case of “Sunoco Pipeline L.P.[1] vs. Carol A. Teter, trustee of the Carol A. Teter Revocable Living Trust et. al.” In his decision, Judge Hervey ruled…
  • Jun 10

    North Carolina Business Condemnation

    North Carolina Business Condemnation
    Under the power of eminent domain[1], a governmental entity can take business property as well as residential property.  When that occurs, many North Carolina business owners are surprised to learn that business losses caused by…
Rank this Week: 2653

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 4311

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
  • Mar 28

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?
    A huge problem for HOA and condo associations over the past 5 years has been “zombie foreclosures.” That’s where a bank starts the foreclosure process on a property and the owner moves out, but then the bank doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 1943

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/
  • Jun 20

    The Beach is Which Way?

    The Beach is Which Way?
    On June 17, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court decided an interesting zoning case concerning whether the holder of a beach access easement has standing to challenge a zoning determination affecting the beach parcel.  The case is Picard v.…
  • Feb 19

    City of Boston Updates its Inclusionary Development Policy

    City of Boston Updates its Inclusionary Development Policy
    In December 2015, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an Executive Order Relative to Inclusionary Development updating the city’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), which has been in place since 2000. The IDP applies to residential…
  • Dec 15

    At Long Last Legislation Addresses Ibanez Issue

    At Long Last Legislation Addresses Ibanez Issue
    The Massachusetts Legislature and Governor Baker have taken a much needed step to limit further problems resulting from the Ibanez decision and its progeny.  Those cases made clear that a foreclosure by a party that did not yet hold an…
Rank this Week: 3177

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jun 19

    Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA – a story with a moral.

    Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA – a story with a moral.
    A news story about a children’s theater group  caught my eye this week because it so vividly illustrates the trouble a business can get into if it does not understand the law of reasonable accommodation under the ADA. You…
  • Jun 8

    “Avoiding ADA Lawsuits – A DIY Guide” – Register now for our June webinar.

    “Avoiding ADA Lawsuits – A DIY Guide” – Register now for our June webinar.
    How do serial ADA litigants manage to file dozens of lawsuits at a time? It certainly is not because they conduct formal ADA surveys of the properties they sue. On June 22, 2016 at noon Central Standard Time we will present our free webinar…
  • Jun 5

    A quick note on ADA injury – shouldn’t the injury be real?

    A quick note on ADA injury – shouldn’t the injury be real?
    The following observation from a District Court in Louisiana hardly seems radical: Some injury or harm is a requisite element of the constitutional requirement that a plaintiff have standing to pursue a claim, and although courts differ in…
Rank this Week: 2789

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Divorce and Father’s Dad: Being Kind to Kids, Dads, and Mom

    Divorce and Father’s Dad: Being Kind to Kids, Dads, and Mom
    We have written before about how to help children (and parents!) cope with divorce during the “holiday holidays.”  Although they don’t often trigger all the same complexities related to tradition and loss,…
  • Jun 16

    6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce

    6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce
    Most people going through it know that divorce is not only emotionally trying, but also that there will likely be unwelcome financial consequences.  Entrepreneurs and business owners, however, face the additional potential of a…
  • May 26

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise
    One way I know that it’s officially Spring is that I’m driving my Freed Marcroft colleagues crazy with my allergies.  Robin ultimately said I could just keep her Carmex, Nisha gave me some precious, family-made ghost…
Rank this Week: 1974

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
Rank this Week: 2177

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 17

    That Sinking Feeling

    That Sinking Feeling
    Structuring the ownership of mixed use buildings requires care both initially and then during the management of the building.  In a recent case, an investor in the residential parts of a mixed use building faces a significant service…
  • Jun 6

    Have You Got the Right EPCs?

    Have You Got the Right EPCs?
    We were reading in the Property Week (27th May edition) just how unreliable an EPC rating can be.  This matters because from 2018 when new minimum energy efficiency regulations (MEES) start to apply, investors won’t be able to…
  • May 20

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New
    Welcome news for developers of small sites. Following the government’s successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago (click here to go to our previous…
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 16

    What Do Immigrants Need to Know When Considering Personal Injury Litigation?

    What Do Immigrants Need to Know When Considering Personal Injury Litigation?
    In a recent case out of the Superior Court of Connecticut, Judicial District of Fairfield, a personal injury plaintiff argued that the fact that he “is an undocumented immigrant, resident or worker, does not bar him from recovering lost…
  • Jun 16

    The Three Most Important Pieces of an Estate Plan

    The Three Most Important Pieces of an Estate Plan
    Eleanor Hunt, senior counsel at the Firm, recently discussed wills, trusts, and related estate-planning topics on “Your Future Your Finances,” a television show that aired in Montgomery County, Md., on MMC Channel 16. Hunt, who…
  • May 26

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act
    Jeffrey Mills was the Director of Food and Nutritional Services for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) from 2010 to 2013.  DCPS used Chartwells, a contractor, to provide its food and food services for students in…
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Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1628

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Mixed Picture for Housing in 2016

    Mixed Picture for Housing in 2016
    Posted By: Daniel Pascale, Esq. Offices in Delray Beach and Coral Gables, FL Source: Naples Daily News (Naples, Fla.), June Fletcher. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Continue Reading
  • Jun 13

    Enforceability of Electronically Signed Document

    Enforceability of Electronically Signed Document
    By: Daniel Pascale, Esq. Office Locations: Delray Beach and Coral Gables, FL On April 20, 2016, the District Court of Appeal for the Fourth District of Florida held that a copy of an electronic promissory note (e-note) was sufficient to prove…
  • Jun 8

    New Florida Building Laws Effective July 1, 2016

    New Florida Building Laws Effective July 1, 2016
    Daniel Pascale By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Office Locations in Delray Beach, FL and Coral Gables, FL Florida bills effective July 1 revise some rules in Fla.’s building code, regulate private-residence elevators and authorize officials…
Rank this Week: 2631

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jun 13

    Why you may need to change your “Competitive Set” now. STR adopts new guideline

    Why you may need to change your “Competitive Set” now. STR adopts new guideline
    13 June 2016 To maintain the confidentiality of hotel data, STR imposes certain restrictions on the hotels for which it will provide competitive set data. The Marriott-Starwood merger is shaking up the world of competitive sets with the…
  • May 13

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve
    13 May 2016 Hotel industry fundamentals are good, and will continue to improve. But the hotel industry is being punished by the disconnect between the investment community of Wall Street and actual performance of the hotels on Main Street.…
  • May 10

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn
    10 May 2016 One of the great breakout sessions at our recent Meet the Money® hotel conference in Los Angeles was organized by my partner Bob Braun and moderated by Jeff Higley of HotelNewsNow. I was particularly impressed by the…
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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/
  • Jun 9

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina
    The Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian in North Carolina Continue reading →
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
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Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • May 11

    Podiatrist plot: Wife allegedly targeted wants their property

    Podiatrist plot: Wife allegedly targeted wants their property
                                Divorces turn people into their own worst enemy.  Its so important to realize that a life free of stress, anger, and chaos is worth way…
  • Jul 28

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.
    It may sound harsh to some, but if those people protesting about income inequality, would put their mind, body and soul into learning what needs to be learned to get a job in the tech world, they would discover first hand how America was…
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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/
  • Jun 3

    Texas Trial Courts Can Decide on Jurisdiction During Condemnation Proceeding

    Texas Trial Courts Can Decide on Jurisdiction During Condemnation Proceeding
    The Texas Supreme Court recently decided an important eminent domain case in In Re Lazy W District No. 1, Relator. Specifically, the Court decided that the trial court must consider whether the court has jurisdiction over a proceeding as…
  • May 27

    Building A Pond On Your Own Property and the EPA Will Get You!

    Building A Pond On Your Own Property and the EPA Will Get You!
    You wouldn’t think that building a stock pond on your own property would be something that requires the approval of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would you? One unsuspecting family in Wyoming found out just how…
  • May 20

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier
    Most Texas landlords realize that when they rent to a tenant with a criminal history, the landlord may be held liable for criminal acts committed by that tenant. Texas Property Code Section 92.025 provides that a tenant cannot sue a landlord…
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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
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Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 31

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review
    Section 135 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) gives unit owners, condo corporations, declarants and mortgagees the right to bring applications against one another for relief against conduct that is or threatens to be…
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board
    April 13, 2016 was International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, better known as the “International Day of Pink.” A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision demonstrates that…
  • Apr 13

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
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California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 1607

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
Rank this Week: 3433

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
  • Feb 23

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster
    Hi All!  Happy Late-Winter (or just not snowing) as they say in Chicago!  I've missed you and been so busy that I haven't had much time to write.  However, what has been plaguing me is something I decided to write about today.  That is:…
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Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 2651

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • May 4

    Great Lakes Basin Railroad Update

    Great Lakes Basin Railroad Update
    Property Owners Are Concerned For Many Reasons The Great Lakes Basin is a large railroad project extending from part of Indiana, through Illinois and into the southern part of Wisconsin. The $8 Billion invested into the project from investors…
  • Apr 7

    I-71/I-75 Crossover Interchanges at KY 536 and KY 338

    I-71/I-75 Crossover Interchanges at KY 536 and KY 338
    Information regarding the I-71/I-75 Crossover Interchanges at Mt. Zion Road and Richwood Road Project The purpose of KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) Interchange Reconstruction Project is to improve safety and traffic operations within and near the KY…
  • Feb 18

    Dan Biersdorf Discussing Eminent Domain this Saturday

    Dan Biersdorf Discussing Eminent Domain this Saturday
    Dan will be discussing Eminent Domain on the Eye on Real Estate Radio Show Dan Biersdorf, our lead attorney, will be appearing on the radio show Eye on Real Estate this Saturday with Dottie Herman, the CEO of Douglas Elliman to discuss…
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Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1892