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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/
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
  • Jun 18

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute
    In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature passed M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B, known as the independent contractor statute, to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which would deny them benefits they would…
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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 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
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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/
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
  • May 26

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?
    by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law…
  • May 18

    2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry

    2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry
    The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 2, the 40th and last day of the 2015 legislative session. From that date, Governor Deal had 40 days to sign or veto the 312 bills that successfully passed both houses. To date, the…
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Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    What to Do With Rent During a Commercial Eviction - California

    What to Do With Rent During a Commercial Eviction - California
    How parties decide to handle rent after a landlord sues for eviction significantly affects their chances of winning at trial and the length of the eviction process. Commercial tenants wanting to remain on the property and have no legal…
  • May 23

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?

    Can Commercial Landlords Apply Security Deposits to Future Rent Upon Lease Termination?
    With careful planning, yes. Commercial security deposits can be large amounts because there are no limits to what a landlord can demand.  On the high end, they can be over 12 to 15 months of rent.  Landlords should ensure that their…
  • Nov 22

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland
    Didn't think I'd be writing about the Occupy Movement but here we are... Occupy LA and Los Angeles officials may be entering lease negotiations for a space near City Hall.  In exchange for cleaning up camp, officials have offered the…
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California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jun 29

    Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital

    Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 14 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, and Part 13.] By: David A. Smith “The world is full of obvious things which…
  • Jun 26

    Month in Review: May, 2015

    Month in Review: May, 2015
    By: David A. Smith There’s never a straight man in Monty Python — even if one character appears relatively sane, that illusion will shortly be upended.  Too much bull? Similarly, voters in England who might reject the Monster…
  • Jun 25

    Urbanization’s side effects: Part 4, I hope so, anyway

    Urbanization’s side effects: Part 4, I hope so, anyway
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Recommended treatment: Topical ointments of in-situ slum upgrading; anti-corruption boosters via self-help groups at regular intervals; regular…
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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/
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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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CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jun 29

    BSA Permits Mixed-Use Building in Residential Zone

    BSA Permits Mixed-Use Building in Residential Zone
    Board found the applicant had a vested right to complete construction of the building as designed.  On June 2, 2015 the Board of Standards and Appeals voted to permit 250 Manhattan LLC to continue constructing a six-story mixed…
  • Jun 26

    State Legislature Extends Rent Regulation, 421-a

    State Legislature Extends Rent Regulation, 421-a
    Deal is retroactive to the programs’ expiration on June 15.  On June 25, 2015 the New York State Legislature passed a bill extending rent-regulation protections for New York City.  The laws had expired on June 15, and the…
  • Jun 25

    Commission Designates Stonewall Inn as an Individual Landmark Immediately After Hearing

    Commission Designates Stonewall Inn as an Individual Landmark Immediately After Hearing
    After acclaim from many quarters to recognize important site in the history of the LGBT-rights movement as a City landmark, Chair Srinivasan stated, “The people have spoken.” On June 23, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission…
Rank this Week: 2032

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
  • May 31

    Pa. Court Overturns $35M Reassessment

    Pa. Court Overturns $35M Reassessment
    PA’s Commonwealth Court found that Fayette County waited to assess a property owned by Duke Energy Corp until a tax abatement ended instead of assessing it when Duke Energy upgraded the property because it lacked the money to conduct a…
  • May 31

    Over 200 Properties To Be Taken For California Rail Project

    Over 200 Properties To Be Taken For California Rail Project
    It is projected that over 200 properties may be condemned for a high-speed rail project in California.  The California Public Works Board adopted 23 resolutions to acquire properties in Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties. The…
Rank this Week: 1477

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Trouble Ahead for U.S. Churches?

    Trouble Ahead for U.S. Churches?
    The Supreme Court is an anomaly. It is neither "Supreme" (since it can overrule itself at any time, and also be overruled by statute or constitutional amendment) nor -- after yesterday's decision -- a court. Here is how Justice Scalia…
  • Jun 19

    Scratch One Revisionist Blog

    Scratch One Revisionist Blog
    From a story in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (H/T: D.Virtue):The Allegheny County district attorney's office has charged an Indiana, Pa., man with stealing more than $100,000 from the bank account of a 91-year-old resident of a Mt. Lebanon…
  • Jun 13

    Is This a Prophet? His Message Deserves to Be Heard

    Is This a Prophet? His Message Deserves to Be Heard
    In putting up this post, I realize I am asking a lot of my regular readers. Nevertheless, the message below is so important that I am moved not to censor the messenger -- I believe truly, after listening to it, that his message comes…
Rank this Week: 4759

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Food for Thought: Unlicensed Practice of Law Opinion

    Food for Thought: Unlicensed Practice of Law Opinion
    While community association managers in Colorado have been working through the state mandated licensure process, the ‘hot button’ topic of discussion in Florida has been the Florida Supreme Court’s May 14, 2015 Advisory…
  • Jun 22

    Are You Carrying Enough Loss Assessment Coverage?

    Are You Carrying Enough Loss Assessment Coverage?
    I was recently told a story about a condominium association that is carrying property insurance coverage on their condominium units which includes a $50,000 per unit deductible on water related losses!  Evidently, this association has…
  • Jun 19

    You Can't Enforce That!!!

    You Can't Enforce That!!!
    Oh yes we can. It is not unusual for us to encounter communities with strict restrictive covenants that have not been enforced in a strict manner.  Much of the time, this is due to apathy or ignorance.  In other circumstances, Board…
Rank this Week: 2822

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
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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/
  • Jun 25

    Washington State Legislative Update for Community Association

    Washington State Legislative Update for Community Association
    The Washington State Legislature did not approve any significant new laws affecting community associations in 2015.  A bill to replace the existing state laws pertaining to community associations was discussed in committee, but it did…
  • May 18

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules Slip Victim Assumed Risk

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules Slip Victim Assumed Risk
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in an unpublished opinion that a man assumed the risk of slipping and falling on accumulated ice and snow in a roadway.  As a result, the Court upheld the summary judgment dismissal of his…
  • Apr 21

    Court Resolves Dispute Over Sewer Line Damage Caused by Tree Root

    Court Resolves Dispute Over Sewer Line Damage Caused by Tree Root
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished opinion involving downhill homeowners' claims against neighboring uphill homeowners and a neighboring uphill undeveloped property owner for damage to their residence caused by a…
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Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
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New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Rent Regulation in New York - The Newest Provision

    Rent Regulation in New York - The Newest Provision
    A recent article in the New York Times describes a tentative deal in Albany to extend the rent regulation laws in New York. Rent regulation in New York exists not only in New York City, but also in other large cities, such as Yonkers and…
  • Jun 17

    Adverse Possession: The Fundamental Elements have Changed in New York

    Adverse Possession: The Fundamental Elements have Changed in New York
    One of this author's first lessons in Property Law class involved the concept of adverse possession. Under this legal principle, one party may acquire title to the property belonging to another. In New York, the elements required to…
  • Jun 4

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in New York

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in New York
    A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court raises important issues for those whose homes are in foreclosure and are considering filing for federal bankruptcy protection. This case involved a borrower whose home was "underwater,"…
Rank this Week: 3963

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
Rank this Week: 4805

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding
    In a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case, Christakis v. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct. (2015), the court had before it the issue of whether or not judicial liens on real property remain after…
  • Jun 17

    Appeals Court of Massachusetts Affirms Denial of Tax Abatement in Real Estate Case

    Appeals Court of Massachusetts Affirms Denial of Tax Abatement in Real Estate Case
    In a very recent decision, Dinno vs. Bd. of Assessors of Sudbury, App. Ct. Mass. (2015), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it an appeal from a decision reached by the Appellate Tax Board, which affirmed the town of…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement
    In a recent real estate case, Siebecker v. Orefice, Mass. App. Ct. (2015), the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled on an appeal stemming from a lower court decision regarding an easement. The lower court found that the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 2099

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4654

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/
  • Jun 24

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion
    The debate about the new Retail Action Plan (“The Plan”) continued earlier this month as the Board held another work session to discuss the progress on ongoing efforts to update the Plan. Much of the discussion focused on the so…
  • Jun 17

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military
    “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -President John F. Kennedy Richmond-based Hourigan Construction has begun work on Phase One of the Marine Security Force…
  • Jun 10

    Fairfax County’s Plans for the Route 1 Corridor

    Fairfax County’s Plans for the Route 1 Corridor
      On May 12, 2015, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to endorse a phased, multimodal approach to the future expansion and development of the Route 1 Corridor between Huntington and Fort Belvoir. This will take…
Rank this Week: 4161

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jun 23

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure
    In April of last year, my colleague, David Fowler shared a post about a seller’s obligation in a residential sale to disclose facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability, and that…
  • Apr 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
Rank this Week: 2900

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

    AB 596: Is Your Community FHA or VA Certified?

    AB 596: Is Your Community FHA or VA Certified?
    We have previously blogged about Federal Housing Administration (FHA) certification for condominium associations.  Recently, the California legislature proposed AB 596 (Daly), which would add a separate document to the Annual Budget…
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
Rank this Week: 3215

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code
    There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders Association to make it…
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
Rank this Week: 1650

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
  • Jun 19

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco
    I just got back from San Diego where I spoke at the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference. I was on a panel with Ron Dee of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and George Galloway of Next…
  • May 18

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog
    The ICSC Walapalooza starts this weekend in Vegas. The sheer number of people converging in one place and the talent level of them is staggering. And of course it is all hard work! I’m hoping to get a couple free minutes to meet with…
  • Apr 21

    What I Learned Today

    What I Learned Today
    I just attended the Advanced Commercial Lease Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. The Institute “brings together the brightest minds in the commercial leasing industry” to discuss “the most up-to-date and pressing…
Rank this Week: 3972

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/
  • Jun 19

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement
    When forming a business as a corporation, you will have to select corporate directors and officers. You may even be one of these directors or officers. Officers and directors can face personal exposure when the corporation inevitably…
  • Jun 12

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance
    In California real estate brokers are usually allowed to share commission payments. Up until recently, however, it has been unclear whether real estate agents are allowed to share commissions. A California appellate court has finally…
  • Jun 5

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?
    The California General Corporation Law governs how notice of stockholder meetings must be given. This information is of vital importance to all California corporations. It is important to note that while email notice is allowed, it is not…
Rank this Week: 3366

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate
    Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced in prior…
  • Jun 16

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended
    The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This…
  • Jun 3

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity
    South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds. In his speech, the…
Rank this Week: 3676

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4388

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 4549

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 16

    Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer Award Recipient
    GCF’s David Carter and Eugene O’Neill have been named “Super Lawyers” on the “Florida Super Lawyer” list.  In addition, Anthony Guettler and Sean Mickley have been named “Rising…
  • Jun 16

    GCF’S Brian Connelly Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

    GCF’S Brian Connelly Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law
    Brian Connelly recently earned his board certification in Civil Trial Law from The Florida Bar. Mr. Connelly has been with GCF since 2000 and focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical…
  • May 21

    Disclosure of Retained Subsurface Right

    Disclosure of Retained Subsurface Right
    Effective October 1, 2014, HB 489 was signed into law as a result of the legislature’s need to more closely regulate the disclosure of retained mineral interests. The law created Sec. 689.29, F.S.  which requires the seller to…
Rank this Week: 2247

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jun 16

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review
    2013 was a banner year for developers under the takings clause, as both the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court issued decisions expanding the developers’ ability to challenge exactions as unconstitutional. In Koontz v. St.…
  • Jun 12

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego
    Next week, Nossaman’s eminent domain group will be attending the International Right of Way Association’s Annual Education Conference in San Diego.  While we’ve been attending the conference for several years,…
  • Jun 3

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?
    Two days ago, the Appraisal Foundation issued a memorandum to “Appraisal Regulatory System Stakeholders” that warned of the Appraisal Institute approaching members of Congress to sponsor legislation that would…
Rank this Week: 3978

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 15

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid
    Forget nexus. Don’t worry about rough proportionality. It’s not an exaction and it’s not a taking.  In a ruling that will adversely impact landowner and market-rate developers, while providing new opportunities for…
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
Rank this Week: 2096

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    CAM Licenses are Going Electronic!

    CAM Licenses are Going Electronic!
    Starting June 29, 2015, DORA is introducing the new eLicense online service. According to DORA, licensed CAMs will be required to set up user names and passwords to create their accounts and once created, CAMs will be able to login and check…
  • Jun 11

    Boulder City Council Considers Airbnb Restriction

    Boulder City Council Considers Airbnb Restriction
    With the gaining popularity of sites like Airbnb and VRBO, municipalities nationwide are beginning to look more closely at how to regulate the short term rental of rooms or entire homes by individuals. After a lengthy public hearing, the…
  • Jun 3

    Final CAM License Application

    Final CAM License Application
    DORA has updated the CAM License Application to address its recent decision to NOT require CAM licenses for associations that directly employ managers. As you may recall, there was concern in the industry as to whether associations that…
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Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
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Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Jun 15

    Taking the Bite Out of Zoning

    Taking the Bite Out of Zoning
    Post by: Evan Holt A property is often acquired for the purpose of continuing the existing use of the property, redeveloping an existing building(s) for a new purpose or developing a vacant site. In any of these cases, it is … Continue…
  • Jun 5

    Unresolved Warranty Claims Under The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act

    Unresolved Warranty Claims Under The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act
    Post by: Evan Holt A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Blair v Tarion Warranty Corp. (Tarion) –  confirmed that warranty claims under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (ONHWPA) can only be…
  • May 29

    Adverse Possession & Land Titles Conversion Qualified Land

    Adverse Possession & Land Titles Conversion Qualified Land
    Post by: Evan Holt A recently released Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision clarifies adverse possession claims with respect to property registered in Land Titles Conversion Qualified (LTCQ). The lands in dispute were converted to LTCQ…
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California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
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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 12

    Why It is Especially Important that Connecticut Unmarried Same Sex Partners Adopt Their Children

    Why It is Especially Important that Connecticut Unmarried Same Sex Partners Adopt Their Children
    One of the most common misconceptions that we hear when we are discussing parental rights for same-sex couples with new or prospective clients is their belief that they are the legal parent of a child by virtue of appearing on the birth…
  • Jun 1

    The Marry Month of June

    The Marry Month of June
    We are on the threshold of June, the month traditionally selected by couples to wed, and now seems the perfect time to bring up the topic of marriage.  Freed Marcroft celebrates and advocates for the rights of all people to marry…
  • May 14

    Mad Men, and Why Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Like Don Draper’s Divorce(s)

    Mad Men, and Why Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Like Don Draper’s Divorce(s)
    This post was a family affair – with substantial insights and contribution from Ginna Freed, Meghan’s mother.  As one half of a 45-year marriage, she is widely considered a better resource on the institution than Don Draper.…
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Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court
    A pair of neighbors feuding over an easement and a fence for the past four years, have whittled their dispute down to a small five-foot wide strip of land. The plaintiff’s property in the Town of Chazy has a gravel path running along…
  • Jun 4

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee
    A New York court recently held that a finder was not entitled to finder’s fee where over three years had passed and multiple offers had come and gone. In May of 2007,  the plaintiff’s chairman, who is not a party to the…
  • May 29

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment
    The rise in popularity of short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb and Roomarama has given tourists the opportunity to live like locals, and those looking for a place to live for only a month another option to the standard hotel.…
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New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
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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/
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
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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/
  • Jun 7

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?
    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED? A manager recently said to me: “I was under the impression the term “annual meeting” was obsolete now due to the
  • May 6

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!
    Clotheslines – Don’t Get in a Bind About Them Clotheslines are becoming a big issue in HOAs (this I perceived 3 years ago when I first wrote this blog). Many
  • Apr 24

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
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Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Let’s Change Every Word Of The Proposed Lease And Send It Back To the Other Side

    Let’s Change Every Word Of The Proposed Lease And Send It Back To the Other Side
    PrintOne technique Ruminations and other blogs use is to write only about what they know. That minimizes the risk of being wrong and gives the impression that the writer has figured everything out. Yes, that time-honored technique hides the…
  • May 31

    I Paid For Replacement Cost Insurance Coverage, Where Is the Rest Of My Money?

    I Paid For Replacement Cost Insurance Coverage, Where Is the Rest Of My Money?
    PrintWe were Ruminating about the reasons some people, instead of asking for “replacement cost” insurance coverage, ask for “full replacement cost” or “100% replacement cost” coverage. That made us think…
  • May 25

    What Representation? – I Thought It Was Over When I Delivered The Deed.

    What Representation? – I Thought It Was Over When I Delivered The Deed.
    PrintLast week, we put tried to put down a foundation for understanding the deed merger doctrine. In its simplest (but very inadequate) formulation, it stands for the proposition that once a buyer accepts a deed to the purchased property,…
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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
  • Jun 6

    Final Offer of Compensation is Not Reasonable

    Final Offer of Compensation is Not Reasonable
    What happens when the government agency’s offer is subject to approval of a federal agency, the City Council, or the Board of Supervisors? In California eminent domain cases, a property or business owner is entitled to recover…
  • May 13

    How to Stop Eminent Domain

    How to Stop Eminent Domain
    Want to Fight Eminent Domain?   Can I stop the government from taking my property by the use of its eminent domain powers? The eminent domain process can be stopped if the proposed taking does not meet the requirements for public…
  • May 5

    The Government is Taking My Property

    The Government is Taking My Property
    Is your Property being acquired by the State, City, County or any other Government Authority for a Project? Many times a day, the Government acquires property for public projects across the country. Roads, bridges, and many components of our…
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About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jun 4

    CML Lenders Handbook for Scotland - Changes 8 June 2015

    CML Lenders Handbook for Scotland - Changes 8 June 2015
    Changes are about to be made to the CML Lenders Handbook for Scotland on Monday 8 June.   The main changes include the following:The handbook is being amended to include the introduction of the…
  • Jun 2

    New CML Website goes-live Today

    New CML Website goes-live Today
    The new version of the CML website has gone live today Monday 1 June.The format and contents of the CML Handbook has not been changed and just has a new look and feel to be consistent with the new website.
  • Apr 23

    Fleet Ships New Leasehold Conveyancing Requirement

    Fleet Ships New Leasehold Conveyancing Requirement
    Yesterday Fleet Mortgages became the latest lender to change their minimum lease term requirements via the CML Handbook Part 2.In a change that would be easy to miss here is the old and new wording:Old wording : 75 years unexpired at the…
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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/
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
  • Mar 15

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
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