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Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committee

    Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committee
    Community association board members are asked to do a great deal for the communities they serve.  They give up a great deal of their time and lend their varying expertise to help their communities run as smoothly and effectively as…
  • Apr 5

    Residents of Florida HOA Speak Out Against Association’s Use of Drone

    Residents of Florida HOA Speak Out Against Association’s Use of Drone
    The residents of the Concord Station community north of Tampa in Land O’Lakes, Fla. recently shared their complaints and confusion with a reporter from one of their local television stations over their HOA’s use of a drone…
  • Mar 24

    Why Stopping SB 398 Should Be a Bigger Priority for Community Association

    Why Stopping SB 398 Should Be a Bigger Priority for Community Association
    Each year, our elected state representatives and senators meet in Tallahassee for a legislative session where they review and debate an extensive amount of proposed bills, only to send a few of those bills to the governor to be signed into…
Rank this Week: 4922

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/
  • Apr 21

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Houston recently decided a case, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY v. AMERITON PROPERTIES INCORPORATED, that contains an important caveat for anyone preparing or interpreting a deed. Background Galveston, Harrisburg…
  • Apr 21

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Houston recently decided a case, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY v. AMERITON PROPERTIES INCORPORATED, that contains an important caveat for anyone preparing or interpreting a deed. Background Galveston, Harrisburg…
  • Apr 14

    President Trump’s New Executive Order Impacts the Texas Oil & Gas Indusrty

    President Trump’s New Executive Order Impacts the Texas Oil & Gas Indusrty
    On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth”, rolling back regulations governing emissions. The order is aimed at…
Rank this Week: 1926

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 2709

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/
  • Apr 20

    Governor Brown Declares the End of the Drought

    Governor Brown Declares the End of the Drought
    On April 7, 2017, Governor Brown signed Executive Order B-40-17, ending the drought state of emergency in most of California.  Drought restrictions will remain in effect in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolomne counties, which…
  • Apr 18

    New Client: Tres Vistas Homeowners’ Association, Inc.

    New Client: Tres Vistas Homeowners’ Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Tres Vistas Homeowners’ Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. The Tres Vistas community surrounds Lake Mission Viejo with 64 custom built homes…
  • Apr 10

    Access to HOA Membership List Must be for a Proper Purpose

    Access to HOA Membership List Must be for a Proper Purpose
    *New Case Law As part of the ongoing management of a homeowners association (“HOA”), the HOA is obligated to prepare and maintain certain “association records,” most of which must be made available for inspection by…
Rank this Week: 3382

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

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

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Mar 30

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Jan 26

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 3140

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
  • Mar 30

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
  • Jan 13

    Important news for mining companies with existing or future projects in the California desert

    Important news for mining companies with existing or future projects in the California desert
    BLM releases maps showing 1.3 million acres of proposed mining withdrawal On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) released maps showing the areas that BLM, on December 28, 2016, proposed to withdraw from…
Rank this Week: 1726

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate Assessment

    Real Estate Assessment
    What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
Rank this Week: 2024

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: 4563

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
Rank this Week: 3032

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4502

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
Rank this Week: 1600

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 2401

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 19

    ADA testing and ADA exploitation are not the same – the courts are getting it.

    ADA testing and ADA exploitation are not the same – the courts are getting it.
    The broad sweep of ADA litigation history runs from early cases in which serial litigants (also known as “drive-by” litigants) were given the benefit of the doubt as crusaders for civil rights to more recent cases in which courts…
  • Apr 17

    Trending now – the ADA covers some of the internet, maybe.

    Trending now – the ADA covers some of the internet, maybe.
    I’m writing this brief blog just to let you know that we have some additional decisions on the ADA / Internet issue. Unfortunately they don’t tell us much. In Gil v Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., Case No. 16-23020 (SD Fla. March…
  • Mar 29

    Victory and confusion in ADA internet litigation – what next?

    Victory and confusion in ADA internet litigation – what next?
    ADA defendants just won two significant victories concerning internet accessibility. In a March 20, 2017 decision in Robles v. Dominos Pizza LLC, Case No. 2:16-cv-06599, (C.D. Cal.) Judge Otero dismissed a claim concerning the…
Rank this Week: 2402

Eminent Domain Services, LLC'…

Eminent Domain Services, LLC' Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain, land use, and utilities cases with a special focus on Wisconsin matters.

http://www.wisconsineminentdomain.com/eminent-domain-blog
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority
    A recent published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals used the doctrine of apparent authority to clear up confusion in a compensation action.  Haas v. City of Oconomowoc, 2017 WI App 10, ___Wis. 2d ___, ___ N.W.2d ___.​The…
  • Aug 26

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor
    In a recent per curiam opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals discussed what grounds the Department of Transportation can give to close a business’s driveway and the route landowners may be left with.  Slater v. DOT,…
  • Jul 6

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking
    In April, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case involving billboard compensation.  Department of Transportation v. Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, 785 S.E.2d 151 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). This case is interesting because…
Rank this Week: 1895

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 4491

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Apr 18

    CML Handbook - Staying on Top of Change

    CML Handbook - Staying on Top of Change
    All mainstream lenders provide their instructions to property lawyers via the CML Handbook or BSA mortgage instructions. Understanding a specific lender’s requirements and keeping up-to-date with changes can be a time-consuming manual…
  • Apr 4

    Reports on Title : How do You Find the Time?

    Reports on Title : How do You Find the Time?
    Almost all conveyancing lawyers complain of not having enough hours in the day or being under significant time pressure. For many, there exists a feeling of being stretched or overworked.Few would challenge the sentiment that conveyancing has…
  • Mar 30

    Will your Borrower Client's Lease Term Accord with CML Handbook Requirements?

    Will your Borrower Client's Lease Term Accord with CML Handbook Requirements?
    Accord Buy to Let is the latest of a number of lenders who have changed their CML Handbook requirement relating to minimum unexpired lease terms (section 5.14.1).The new requirement reads :"85 years from the date of completion of the…
Rank this Week: 5214

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Apr 14

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?
    As of the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their…
  • Mar 29

    How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

    How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 
    29 March 2017, London: Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50…
  • Feb 22

    6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Proce

    6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Proce
    When buying a home, there are a million and one variables that could cause the process to pause and you could find yourself in a lengthier process than you ever imagined. However, there are a few pitfalls that you could easily avoid in order…
Rank this Week: 2804

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4865

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/
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
  • Jan 30

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation
    The Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court determination granting summary judgment against a not for profit religious corporation seeking a real property tax exemption on property it owns and uses for religious purposE.
Rank this Week: 2078

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2864

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/
  • Apr 12

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 2701 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33431. We look forward to…
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
  • Mar 4

    Real Estate Consulting Model – Commission Rebate Program

    Real Estate Consulting Model – Commission Rebate Program
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. “Our Real Estate Consulting Model will Revolutionize the entire Real Estate Industry,” says Alejandro E. Jordan, JD. As you know, in today’s real estate market, everything that is listed…
Rank this Week: 2311

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe
    Mark your calendars!  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce the Warehouse Lecture Series.  On May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, and June 16, 2017, WLPP will hold classes designed to help managers obtain credits…
  • Mar 10

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
    All the media and legislative talk of construction defect litigation and its impact on condominium construction in Colorado may seem like discussion that does not impact existing communities. But the changes to state and local laws concerning…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management
    On January 20th, Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R) introduced House Bill 17-1112 (HB 1112) which would provide immunity from penalties for individuals who engage in the unauthorized practice of a profession regulated by the Department…
Rank this Week: 2154

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/
  • Apr 11

    Enforcing “No-Damage-for-Delay” Clauses: A Potential Landmark Construction Law Decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Enforcing “No-Damage-for-Delay” Clauses: A Potential Landmark Construction Law Decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court
    A recent decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court is likely to have a substantial impact on construction contract and claims practice in the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (“MSCBA”)…
  • Feb 27

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906
    During the waning days of his administration, President Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 (16 USC 431-433) (“Act”) to create expansive national monuments on land and at sea.  According to the National Park Service, he…
  • Feb 8

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?
    In the construction industry, it is standard for ‘upstream’ parties to require ‘downstream’ parties to purchase and maintain general liability insurance coverage, at varying limits, and to obtain an endorsement adding…
Rank this Week: 2048

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: 4470

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Apr 9

    Plant Vogtle Project Impacted by Westinghouse Bankruptcy

    Plant Vogtle Project Impacted by Westinghouse Bankruptcy
    One of the largest construction projects in Georgia hit another snag last week when the general contractor filed for bankruptcy protection. The project known as Plant Vogtle (Vogtle Electric Generating plant) in Waynesboro, Burke County,…
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
Rank this Week: 1572

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/
  • Apr 8

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?
    It is well known that condominiums owe a duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.  It is less clear, however, what constitutes adequate proof of a disability. Ambiguous medical notes containing no meaningful details are often the…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
Rank this Week: 4532

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/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
Rank this Week: 4511

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/
  • Apr 6

    BOSTON’S DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT PLAN DEBUTS

    BOSTON’S DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT PLAN DEBUTS
    The Boston Planning and Development Agency recently released the Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Waterfront Plan (the “Waterfront Plan”).  While virtually the entire Boston Harbor Waterfront is subject to Chapter 91…
  • Mar 17

    Sign Envy in Boston

    Sign Envy in Boston
    The recent saving of the iconic Citgo sign in Kenmore Square is being universally hailed as the saving of a true Boston landmark.  Had it been taken down, thousands of people would be aimlessly wandering the city trying to find Fenway…
  • Mar 15

    Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease

    Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease
    Earlier this week the Appeals Court decided that a tenant has the burden of proving that it properly exercised its option to terminate a written lease.  The commercial lease in Patriot Power, LLC v. New Rounder,…
Rank this Week: 3288

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Court of Appeals Upholds Homeowners Association's Application of Bylaw

    Court of Appeals Upholds Homeowners Association's Application of Bylaw
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently upheld a homeowners association's interpretation and application of its bylaws in a published opinion.  Members of the association challenged its authority to impose membership fees and liens…
  • Mar 9

    The Importance of Seeing Both Side

    The Importance of Seeing Both Side
    I just had a most unpleasant conversation with another attorney. This individual was extremely hostile and never budged from his strident position. He was either unwilling or unable to consider my client's side of the dispute.  It was…
  • Feb 13

    Small Associations Need Lawyers Too!

    Small Associations Need Lawyers Too!
    Many boards of small condominium and homeowners associations believe that legal services are out of their financial reach.  However, this is not the case if they work with my office.  We have productive relationships with a large…
Rank this Week: 4318

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/
  • Apr 4

    2017 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2017 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2017 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    POTUS Doubles Down On Local Government – Cuts In Federal Funding To Local Governments Looming

    POTUS Doubles Down On Local Government – Cuts In Federal Funding To Local Governments Looming
    By William W. Abbott The White House puts punitive zoning regulations under the magnifying glass. In his latest Saturday morning tweet, POTUS signaled that his love affair with local government was over. “Local government is worst enemy…
  • Apr 1

    Not Every Mitigation Measure Is A Good Idea: How To Say “No” And Successfully Defend The Result

    Not Every Mitigation Measure Is A Good Idea: How To Say “No” And Successfully Defend The Result
    Appellate court rejects arguments of multiple CEQA claims of procedural error concerning EIR recirculation, error in the notice of determination, insufficient rejection of suggested mitigation measures, and failure to consider late comments.…
Rank this Week: 1957

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
Rank this Week: 4465

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/
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
  • Feb 23

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence
    While there are many advantages of getting an appraisal for a tax appeal, there are a lot of cases where it may not make sense to do so. These cases include matters where there are several identical comparable sales. The best example is an…
  • Dec 7

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Actions: Strategies for Resolving the Difficult Case when the Client does not come to Court

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Actions: Strategies for Resolving the Difficult Case when the Client does not come to Court
    Nearly 200,000 landlord tenant disputes are filed each year in New Jersey Landlord Tenant Courts. The majority of Landlord Tenant matters are filed by attorneys on behalf of landlords. Some landlords would rather not appear at Court for a…
Rank this Week: 4923

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1232

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member
    We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a "fiduciary duty" to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?...
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

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

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
Rank this Week: 4387

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/
  • Mar 15

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.
    Planning for your own death is more than writing a will and instructions on how you want doctors to treat you. You should take steps to provide information to your family and heirs to make administration of your estateeasier. Anticipating…
  • Feb 25

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation
    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiations.1From the time that I started practicing law others have told me do act in a particular way or do things differently using the argument “that's how everybody else does it.” In…
  • Feb 20

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection
    I recently negotiated a separation agreement in a divorce in which the opposing attorney insisted on inserting a clause that on its face prevented the parties from receiving the benefit of bankruptcy laws if one of them filed a bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 3848

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/
  • Mar 10

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project
    The Arlington County Board held a work session this week with representatives from the Planning Division and Planning Commission to discuss projects and priorities for the coming year. This work session provided an opportunity for County…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
Rank this Week: 5062

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

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

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 5127

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Mar 3

    All I Really Need to Know About Client Service I Learned in a Restaurant

    All I Really Need to Know About Client Service I Learned in a Restaurant
    I am a commercial leasing attorney at a large firm. I have developed a decent stable of loyal clients, but not because I am the smartest attorney in the world. I like to think I’m smart, but I would be less than honest if I said that my…
  • Feb 7

    CALL TO ACTION!

    CALL TO ACTION!
    I just thought everyone should know that the federal historic tax credits are in clear jeopardy of being repealed as part of the Trump administration’s approach to tax reform policy. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “Better…
  • Jan 20

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing

    A Lesson in Ground Leasing
    So I don’t know about you, but every time I turn on NPR lately there is some discussion about President Trump’s conflict of interest because of his Washington D.C. Hotel built in the former U.S. Post Office with a ground lease…
Rank this Week: 3973

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Mar 3

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall
    The Government will have to pay Just Compensation for the property they need President Trump has promised a wall at the US-Mexico border that could be 35 to 50 feet high and could cost $25 billion or more. The proposed wall along the…
  • Dec 2

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne
    16 Texas agricultural groups seeking eminent domain reform, including recovering legal fees if owners win The first of several meetings organized by Texans for Property Rights was held in Jourdanton Thursday, Oct 27. Landowners were briefed…
  • Nov 30

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett
    NOBODY MOVES to Carver, Mass., for its urban flair. The town is rural and quiet, thickly wooded with pine and cedar — the sort of place people move to when they have a hankering to raise chickens, grow vegetables, and luxuriate amid an…
Rank this Week: 4691

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention
    Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. Learn how to spot the perpetrators and prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. The post Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention appeared…
  • Feb 17

    Litigation 101

    Litigation 101
    Learn about litigation and how to decide whether your claim is worth your time in court. The post Litigation 101 appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Feb 10

    Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property

    Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property
    How can Arizona's community property laws destroy my sole and separate property? Learn how to prevent transmutation of sole and separate property and plan for the future. The post Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3610

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/
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 17

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR EB-5 PROJECT IS IN TROUBLE By: Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Daniel B Lundy, Esq. and Jeffrey E. Brandlin, CPA, CIRA, CFF Managers and Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds should regularly monitor…
  • Sep 23

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund
    This article is co-authored by Daniel B. Lundy, Esq., of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. His Firm’s blog is available here. The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on…
Rank this Week: 1344

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 3041

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/
  • Feb 13

    The Initiative and CEQA

    The Initiative and CEQA
    The development of a real estate project of almost any size is going to require compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act – CEQA – generally through the preparation of an environmental impact report – an…
  • Feb 8

    Looking Forward – Retail Perspectives 2017 Forecast

    Looking Forward – Retail Perspectives 2017 Forecast
    As they have done for the past eight years, the Retail Group of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP has, once again, taken on the daunting task of forecasting what to expect in the forthcoming year in four critical segments that affect the retail…
  • Feb 1

    “Most Likely Descendants” Regulations Enter Approval Proce

    “Most Likely Descendants” Regulations Enter Approval Proce
    California’s Native American Heritage Commission issued its initial approval of draft regulations that could guide ground-breaking activities in the state.
Rank this Week: 1655

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: 3399

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2628