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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/
  • Apr 15

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
    Published in 2012 and recently released as a film starring Reese Withersoon, Wild is the autobiography of Cheryl Strayed’s thousand mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert through California…
  • Apr 10

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood
    With a plot line straight out of a soap opera or a Lifetime movie, the recent Connecticut case involving Dennis Dix’s will and the subsequent battle between his wife and children highlights some interesting points in Connecticut law,…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?
    Articles are flying around the internet about New York Justice Matthew Cooper’s decision that Facebook is an acceptable alternative method for Ellanora Arthus Baidoo to serve her husband. According to court documents, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 1945

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: 1690

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 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
  • Mar 30

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway
    Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1865

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 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes. In the Matter of People, Inc. V. City…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
Rank this Week: 2278

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
Rank this Week: 1742

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
  • Apr 6

    Ombudsman in Eminent Domain

    Ombudsman in Eminent Domain
    Ombudsman Assist Property Owners in Eminent Domain Disputes Property owners impacted by eminent domain have few options. In almost all cases, consulting with an attorney is always recommended. In a few states including Missouri, Virginia and…
  • Mar 25

    Negotiating in Eminent Domain

    Negotiating in Eminent Domain
    Should you Negotiate in Eminent Domain? Property owners that are affected by eminent domain have few options once they receive an offer for their property. Typically, the owner is dealing with the Government, which has vast experience…
  • Mar 18

    Property Owner Timeline in Eminent Domain

    Property Owner Timeline in Eminent Domain
    Timeline for Property Owners in Eminent Domain Ranked Each state has different statutes and condemnation procedures. For this reason (among others), it is important for property owners to consult with an attorney experienced in eminent…
Rank this Week: 2180

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

    Washington Supreme Court Affirms Drainage Pipe Maintenance Decision

    Washington Supreme Court Affirms Drainage Pipe Maintenance Decision
    The Washington Supreme Court recently upheld an appellate court's decision that the City of Bothell assumed responsibility for maintaining a drainage pipe installed in a residential subdivision in Snohomish County.  The Court concluded…
  • Mar 4

    HOAleader.com Interviews Discuss Actions Without Meetings and Alcohol at Meeting

    HOAleader.com Interviews Discuss Actions Without Meetings and Alcohol at Meeting
    I was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com regarding two interesting questions that community association boards sometimes encounter.  First, can boards act without a meeting?  Second, can boards allow alcohol at meetings?  To…
  • Feb 6

    Recent Court Decision Interprets Tree Covenant

    Recent Court Decision Interprets Tree Covenant
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished decision that interpreted covenants governing trees in a residential community.  The Court ruled that the covenants prohibit removal of natural tree growth consistent with…
Rank this Week: 2021

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: 2126

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/
  • Apr 1

    Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo

    Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo
    Recently, the Arlington County subcommittee for NAIOP met with Bob Duffy and members of the County staff to discuss the County’s February 9, 2015 Memo regarding policies related to GFA calculation for site plan projects in Arlington…
  • Mar 25

    What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determination

    What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determination
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court clarified how property owners appealing adverse zoning determinations must style their case and who must be named as a party to such a proceeding. In Frace v. Johnson, the Virginia Supreme Court held that…
  • Mar 18

    Arlington County Board Adopts Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (with a Few Exceptions)

    Arlington County Board Adopts Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (with a Few Exceptions)
    The Arlington County Board recently approved, with a few exceptions, the proposed amendments to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance. The amendments to Articles 1-18 and Appendices A and B, to incorporate a use classification system; update…
Rank this Week: 1735

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 31

    KC Photo Exhibit On Eminent Domain

    KC Photo Exhibit On Eminent Domain
    An installation about eminent domain by Matt Rahner at the Kansas City Public Library in downtown Kansas City focuses on four blocks of Eminent Domain history that were cleared to make way for a new East Patrol police station and crime lab.…
  • Mar 31

    TX Proposed Eminent Domain Bill Focuses On Post Taking Requirement

    TX Proposed Eminent Domain Bill Focuses On Post Taking Requirement
    A Texas state senator introduced a bill seeking to prevent the use of eminent domain to take private property for public projects. TX SB 479 creates a stricter pool of defined project milestones that government entities would have to hit to…
  • Mar 29

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan
    New York City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod recently stated that the City’s redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property.  The planning priorities include building more affordable housing…
Rank this Week: 1688

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/
  • Mar 30

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele
    30 March 2015 Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles The window of opportunity is open – choosing the right deals LOS ANGELES–Meet the Money® 2015 will mark the 25th…
  • Mar 19

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project
    18 March 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    The buzz continues on EB-5 financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel…
  • Feb 12

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine
    12 February 2015 Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and significant…
Rank this Week: 1705

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
  • Oct 30

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!
    If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code §…
Rank this Week: 1769

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/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 2295

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/
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
  • Feb 26

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board
    Post by: Roy Gentles Parkland dedication, or cash-in-lieu of land, has been a hotly debated topic between municipalities and developers for years.  In a decision dated January 15, 2015, the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”)…
  • Dec 15

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium
    Post by: Roy Gentles Introduction In our previous blog post we discussed phased standard condominiums.  In this post we will offer part one of our discussion on common elements condominiums. Common Elements Condominium Plans A common…
Rank this Week: 1861

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 14

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant
    After several unsuccessful attempts to personally serve a tenant with a summons and complaint, the landlord got a court order allowing service. The landlord then had a process server post and mail the summons and complaint along with a notice…
  • Jan 12

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !
    Court of Appeals rules on commercial lease dispute. Commercial tenant Outloud Entertainment Group, Inc. rented two spaces from its commercial landlord Group 44, Inc.—one rental space in Seattle and the other in Tacoma.…
  • Nov 14

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable
    A landlord and tenant entered into a commercial lease. The landlord required an additional signer as security. The lease expired. The tenants were current on the rent at the time the lease expired. The tenants stayed in possession and began a…
Rank this Week: 2311

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1845

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

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

http://www.njredeveloper.com
  • Jan 28

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim
    On January 26, 2015, in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., (A-38-13) (073248), the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed that the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for…
  • Oct 7

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced a specific “Guidance Document” and protocol to assist Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) to address contamination that is suspected to be…
  • Aug 27

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance “Contributions” that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance “Contributions” that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)
    In its August 7, 2014 opinion in Majestic Contracting, LLC v. Nunziato, Docket No. A-1539-12T3 (App. Div. Aug. 7, 2014) (“Majestic II”), the New Jersey Appellate Division confirmed that municipal ordinances that require developers…
Rank this Week: 2177

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/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
Rank this Week: 1597

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
  • Oct 20

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power
    We have all heard the phrase “knowledge is power” but a recent Florida case involving a condominium association suggests that a lack of proper knowledge may prove to be even more powerful! In the process of collecting delinquent…
Rank this Week: 1990

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

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

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

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

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

    TWO WORD$

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

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

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 2328

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

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

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

    Happy Memorial Day!

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

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

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

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 1743

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.
    When thinking about restructuring a mortgage or even going through the foreclosure process, most homeowners are motivated by the bottom line—lower monthly mortgage payments or relief from burdening debt. What most homeowners do not…
  • Sep 30

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.
    In New York, grieving your property taxes means more than just complaining when your bill and assessment arrives. Each year the tax assessor for hundreds of municipalities sets a base line "assessment" for how much your they believe your…
  • Sep 20

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.
    Yesterday's Blog dealt with what happens if you don't diligently apply for your mortgage while attempting to buy a house. But, what happens if you got your commitment and the bank thereafter revokes it? According to the case law, a…
Rank this Week: 1923

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

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

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

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

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

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

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

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 1876

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1804

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
  • Mar 10

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
  • Mar 3

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE
    Bloomberg News reported that a group of Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, urged the government to offer relief to distressed borrowers, even if that dampens the profit it makes from collecting on people with…
Rank this Week: 4965

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4495

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
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
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  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
  • Mar 26

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058
                             Last week the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report[1] about the employment and earning status of women in the U.S. The…
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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/
  • Apr 17

    Canada's Yukon government paves the way for hydraulic fracturing

    Canada's Yukon government paves the way for hydraulic fracturing
    The Yukon government has accepted all 21 recommendations made by a Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly Regarding the Rights and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing. The Select Committee held public hearings and accepted submissions to…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Activity Update - Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bills were introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA Senate Bill 415 - Natural Gas Severance Tax Sponsor: Arthur L. Haywood III (Democrat – Philadelphia and part of Montgomery County)Overview: …
  • Apr 16

    New York Court of Appeals refuses to extend drilling right

    New York Court of Appeals refuses to extend drilling right
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Second Circuit) certified a question to the New York Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals) that could have provided an avenue by which an energy company could have maintained its right…
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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/
  • Apr 17

    Extension to 1971 Historic District Enters Designation Proce

    Extension to 1971 Historic District Enters Designation Proce
    Landmarks vowed to continue engagement with the community and property owners in advance of hearing on extension of the Mount Morris Park Historic District. On April 14, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to add the Mount…
  • Apr 16

    My Rules for Thee, But Not for Me: The City Destroys a City-Owned Landmark

    My Rules for Thee, But Not for Me: The City Destroys a City-Owned Landmark
    The Castle on the Concourse is doomed. Had any other owner of a designated landmark abandoned his property to the elements like this, the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have sued him for “demolition by neglect.” But here…
  • Apr 15

    Victor Gotbaum: The Majesty of Fighting for the Underdog

    Victor Gotbaum: The Majesty of Fighting for the Underdog
    Much has been said about Victor Gotbaum’s many contributions to our country, and to our city in particular.  His place among the legends of organized labor is secure; his position as a master negotiator while helping save NYC from…
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Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development
      Federal, state, and local governments have the power to take private property for qualified purposes if they reasonably compensate landowners for the taking. However, this power is limited by both the Takings Clause of the 5th…
  • Apr 13

    Decision on $40 millon natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June

    Decision on $40 millon natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June
      AVON LAKE, Ohio - A decision is expected by or before June 8 on whether a natural gas pipeline can be constructed from the NRG plant in Avon Lake through 20 miles of Lorain County. The gas would allow the coal-burning plant to be…
  • Apr 13

    $2 million in federal funding approved for Ash Street underpa

    $2 million in federal funding approved for Ash Street underpa
      Land acquisition has begun for a second railroad underpass as part of long-term plans to consolidate trains on the 10th Street rail corridor in Springfield. Negotiations with business owners — and a $2 million federal…
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Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 15

    House of Representatives Passes H.R. 650

    House of Representatives Passes H.R. 650
    Great news out of Washington D.C.! The House of Representatives passed H.R. 650 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by a vote of 263-162. The bill will now move on to the Senate. In review, H.R. 650 revises the triggers by which small-sized…
  • Apr 10

    Contact Your U.S. Representative to Vote YES on H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

    Contact Your U.S. Representative to Vote YES on H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act
    Members of Congress are expected to vote on H.R. 650 this week and the industry needs your immediate help to get this Dodd Frank reform passed by the House of Representatives. H.R. 650 revises the triggers by which small-sized manufactured…
  • Apr 9

    The Language of Rental

    The Language of Rental
    This article by Bill Dahlin originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission Many states, including, for example, California, have statutory schemes where the language of a consumer contract is…
Rank this Week: 3326

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2785

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
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Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3085

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/
  • Apr 13

    Why Do I Need A Will?

    Why Do I Need A Will?
    A common question heard by many lawyers on a routine basis is "Do I really need a will? Requirements of a will are set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes § 14-2502. In general, a will is a document that provides directions for what…
  • Apr 3

    Is A Living Trust Better Than A Will?

    Is A Living Trust Better Than A Will?
    Estate planning, for one reason or another, is often a subject people tend to avoid. However, having a good estate plan is crucial for just about anyone over the age of 18. Wills and Trusts are governed by Title 14 of the Arizona Revised…
  • Mar 23

    How Do the Recent Changes in the Real Estate Loan Anti-Deficiency Laws Apply to You?

    How Do the Recent Changes in the Real Estate Loan Anti-Deficiency Laws Apply to You?
    On January 1, 2015, Arizona's amended anti-deficiency laws became effective. The previous law contained in Arizona Revised Statute §33-814 (G) held that "If trust property of two and one-half acres or less which is limited to and…
Rank this Week: 4145

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 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,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
  • Mar 25

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)
    *New Case LawLitigation can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. These two factors typically weigh heavily against filing a lawsuit, especially where there is no ability for the party prevailing in the lawsuit to recover its attorney's…
Rank this Week: 3807

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3408

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/
  • Apr 10

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference
    LOS ANGELES – Catherine De Bono Holmes, Chair of the Investment Capital Law Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP and publisher of the Investment Law Blog, will participate on a panel at the IIUSA 8th annual EB-5 Regional…
  • Apr 6

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development
    By Catherine DeBono Holmes and Bruce Baltin This article was first published in the Winter 2015 edition of EB5 Investors magazine.      For EB-5 financing of hotel projects, proving that new jobs will be created…
  • Mar 5

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law
    JMBM and AAEB5 Announce New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Laws Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) and Advantage America EB5 Group are pleased to announce the publication of Regional Centers & Sponsors and…
Rank this Week: 2516

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3816

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/
Rank this Week: 2789

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
  • Dec 4

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer
    One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties. The Chancellor abolished the old system from midnight on the 3rd December 2014. The…
Rank this Week: 2583

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2722

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 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
  • Feb 18

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility
    According to a press release issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today, the Suffolk Superior Court issued a judgment against a New York City-based company for failing to properly address historical…
  • Dec 31

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014
    With the year coming to an end, we take a moment to look back at the year that was.  Each year brings new developments in real estate, environmental and construction law, and 2014 was no exception.  Here’s our top five…
Rank this Week: 2999

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

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

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance
    Written by: Jane Errico Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer these funds to draw tenants to their developments and subsequently recoup their investment…
  • Mar 30

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!
    Written by: Paula G. Curry and Ronald W. Ruth This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article with the teaser “Higher Income…
  • Feb 27

    Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

    Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained
    Written by: Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli  On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot be brought in Housing Court –…
Rank this Week: 3829

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 3

    A Case Study on Oil & Gas Drainage and Waste

    A Case Study on Oil & Gas Drainage and Waste
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently decided the case of Breton Energy, L.L.C., et al. v. Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., et al which concerned claims of waste and drainage against Defendants who were operators of…
  • Mar 27

    Tainted Water Not from Fracing

    Tainted Water Not from Fracing
    Another piece of scientific evidence has been published that suggests that the negative press over hydraulic fracturing may be unwarranted. As most of you are aware, there have been many accusations reported in the media that fracing allowed…
  • Mar 27

    Tainted Water Not from Fracing

    Tainted Water Not from Fracing
    Another piece of scientific evidence has been published that suggests that the negative press over hydraulic fracturing may be unwarranted. As most of you are aware, there have been many accusations reported in the media that fracing allowed…
Rank this Week: 4551