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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/
Rank this Week: 3217

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: 1213

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 23

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?
    Guidance from HUD and DOJ is nice to have, but ultimately the courts are responsible for deciding what the Fair Housing Act means. In Fair Hous. Rights Ctr. in Se. Pennsylvania v. Post Goldtex GP, LLC, 2016 WL 2865733…
  • May 15

    Does the ADA require a compliance policy? Maybe not, but it’s a good idea.

    Does the ADA require a compliance policy? Maybe not, but it’s a good idea.
    This last week a federal district court in Ohio kicked out most of an ADA plaintiff’s claims that were based on the defendant’s lack of an ADA policy.  Mark Timoneri  v. Speedway, LLC,  2016 WL 2756868  (N.D.…
  • May 5

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD
    Just after posting yesterday’s blog on the perils of being ignorant in FHA matters I received a copy of a recent charge of discrimination showing how reasonable accommodation can be done wrong. You can read the complaint…
Rank this Week: 2742

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 22

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry
    PrintFrom time to time, you actually get a gift. Last Tuesday, Ruminations received one from Judge Richard A. Posner. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. No shrinking violet is he. The gift was his…
  • May 15

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning
    PrintToday, we’ll be looking at a court’s decision resolving a dispute over the default provisions of a mortgage loan repurchase agreement. Knowing that few readers harvest crops in that vineyard, all we will tell you about such…
  • May 8

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease
    PrintThere’s nothing like a mysterious title to draw the flies. Usually, Ruminations knows its destination before it begins each weekly journey. Not so today. Our long-ago set plan was to rant (once again) about the trees lost in the…
Rank this Week: 2877

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
  • May 17

    ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review

    ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review
    [Note to new readers: You may be surprised at the degree of bias evident in this post, but I do not apologize. After eight years of participating in and writing about all of the matters collected under the links at this page, your Curmudgeon…
  • May 10

    What's Wrong with the Law, and in Particular, with Harvard Law School

    What's Wrong with the Law, and in Particular, with Harvard Law School
    This is one of the more remarkable, blatant and contemptuous liberal screeds ever to appear on the Internet. I graduated almost fifty years ago from the school where this man now teaches, and to connect the dots from then to now is a task…
Rank this Week: 4697

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/
  • May 20

    Revocable Living Trust – A Family Planning Document

    Revocable Living Trust – A Family Planning Document
    Learn how a trust can benefit your family during your life. The post Revocable Living Trust – A Family Planning Document appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 12

    Revocable Living Trust – A Defense Against Elder Financial Abuse

    Revocable Living Trust – A Defense Against Elder Financial Abuse
    Financial abuse is common among the elderly, learn how a Trust can protect you and your loved ones. The post Revocable Living Trust – A Defense Against Elder Financial Abuse appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 6

    When Your LLC Won’t Protect You – Piercing the Corporate Veil/Alter Ego

    When Your LLC Won’t Protect You – Piercing the Corporate Veil/Alter Ego
    When you may have personal liability stemming out of your LLC. The post When Your LLC Won’t Protect You – Piercing the Corporate Veil/Alter Ego appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3813

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/
  • May 20

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier
    Most Texas landlords realize that when they rent to a tenant with a criminal history, the landlord may be held liable for criminal acts committed by that tenant. Texas Property Code Section 92.025 provides that a tenant cannot sue a landlord…
  • May 13

    Earthquakes and Fracing in Texa

    Earthquakes and Fracing in Texa
    Fracing, or hydrofracturing, is a natural gas extraction technique by which a liquid solution (primarily made up of water) is pumped into the ground at high pressures to fracture rock formations. Fracturing the rock releases gas that is…
  • Apr 22

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Oil & Gas Pipeline Case

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Oil & Gas Pipeline Case
    The Texas Supreme Court recently granted a petition for review in the case of Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners. The review will focus on how the courts are to apply a test created by the Texas Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • May 20

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

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

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

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?
    A huge problem for HOA and condo associations over the past 5 years has been “zombie foreclosures.” That’s where a bank starts the foreclosure process on a property and the owner moves out, but then the bank doesn’t…
  • Mar 15

    NC-CAI Chapter Update

    NC-CAI Chapter Update
    As 2016 President of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, I provide an update in each issue of “Serving NC,” the state CAI Chapter newsletter. Look for the new issue, which should arrive this…
Rank this Week: 1931

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/
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

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

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
Rank this Week: 2170

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • May 19

    Next Stops for the Alameda Corridor East – Montebello, Maple and Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation

    Next Stops for the Alameda Corridor East – Montebello, Maple and Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation
    At some time or another, most of us have experienced sitting in our cars at a railroad crossing waiting for what seems like the longest freight train in the world go by. And it always seems to happen when you’re late for an appointment…
  • May 14

    Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project

    Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project
    As cities become more dense and urbanized, it is common for infrastructure to get outdated or insufficient to handle increased demand.  We see this with roads, highways, schools, and even utilities.  When new infrastructure is…
  • May 9

    Preparing for the Future – SCAG Adopts 2016 RTP/SCS

    Preparing for the Future – SCAG Adopts 2016 RTP/SCS
    The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is the nation’s largest regional planning agency and is governed by an 86-member Regional Council, made up of elected officials from among the six counties and 191 cities who are…
Rank this Week: 3870

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
  • May 19

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident
      Snapchat, the popular social networking application, is unique in that the messages sent over the app “self-destruct” seconds after being opened.  Snapchat also provides its users with a series of…
  • May 19

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL
    On March 21, 2016, the American Bar Association formally announced its opposition to a proposed bill in Congress that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded by judges and juries in medical liability cases in state…
  • May 10

    New Study Demonstrates That Medical Error Is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State

    New Study Demonstrates That Medical Error Is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State
    A study published in the British Journal of Medicine published on May 3, 2016 found that the third leading cause of death in the United States is medical error resulting in 251,000 deaths annually. Medical error is just behind Heart disease…
Rank this Week: 2143

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/
  • May 19

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation
    In April of last year Governor Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history in order to address the prolonged California drought crisis. That order directed the State Water Resources Control…
  • May 17

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Esencia Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Esencia is a brand new master planned community located in Rancho Mission Viejo.…
  • May 10

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Country Road is a planned community situated over 35 acres within the City of…
Rank this Week: 3313

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/
  • May 19

    Who’s in Charge? Disputes over Control of Religious Institution

    Who’s in Charge? Disputes over Control of Religious Institution
    Recently in the news is a story relating to control over Touro Synagogue, located in Newport, Rhode Island.  The Touro Synagogue was built prior to the Revolutionary War and is one of the oldest congregations in the United…
  • May 13

    New York State Landlord Prosecuted – Does this Sound Familiar?

    New York State Landlord Prosecuted – Does this Sound Familiar?
    Recently in the news is the story regarding New York City landlord Steve Croman.  Mr. Croman was arrested for allegedly harassing rent-stabilized tenants into leaving their apartments so that he could increase the rent for new…
  • May 6

    House Rentals in New York- Legal Issues to Consider

    House Rentals in New York- Legal Issues to Consider
    Some of our clients have a reason why they will not live in their house in New York for a particular period of time.  Perhaps an employment assignment in another location has caused the homeowner to leave the area for a set period…
Rank this Week: 3783

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

Covers mortgages, condominium law, conveyancing, bankruptcy, employment law, construction law, debt collection and other related subjects.

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • May 19

    California Hyperloop Transport Construction Race Begin

    California Hyperloop Transport Construction Race Begin
    Four companies have announced plans or made demonstrations regarding their intention to build a tubular transport system from Los Angeles to San Francisco that would cut travel time from 6 hours of driving to 30 minutes.  This requires…
  • May 16

    Wave of Bankruptcies in the Energy Sector Continue

    Wave of Bankruptcies in the Energy Sector Continue
    Over 60 entities have filed for bankruptcy protection as a result of the current market downturn despite the recent marginal recovery in oil prices.  Exco Resources, Inc. of Dallas, TX is the latest and one of at least five to file last…
  • May 12

    Condominium Terminology Explained

    Condominium Terminology Explained
    The Perkins & Anctil website has a number of sections that could be helpful to condominium unit owners.  These explain concepts behind the creation of a condominium, their operation and the associated legal aspects.  The…
Rank this Week: 2040

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/
Rank this Week: 2194

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/
  • May 15

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce
    One of the questions we are often asked at Freed Marcroft is whether there is an advantage to filing for divorce before your spouse.  Given that this is such a common concern, we have put together a three-part series detailing the…
  • Apr 14

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  …
  • Apr 11

    Our Clients’ Top Five Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce

    Our Clients’ Top Five Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce
    At Freed Marcroft, we understand that divorce and child custody aren’t legal issues alone.  For many people, these types of transitions are the most difficult experiences of their lives.  Though it is easier said than…
Rank this Week: 1953

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • May 13

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal
    As we prepare for another batch of hearings in the remainder of the County Tax Boards, we will discuss four of the more common errors that taxpayers make that have resulted in dismissals of their matters. The post New Jersey Tax Appeals:…
  • Mar 6

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Update

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Update
    "While a drastic increase in assessment is not sufficient cause to file a tax appeal, an over-assessment is a very good cause to file a tax appeal." The post New Jersey Tax Appeal Update appeared first on New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog.
  • Nov 15

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method
    "The Judge responded that he was familiar with standard accounting practices, but remarked that they were not adequate to enable the tenant a fair opportunity to prepare his defense. The Judge, accordingly, dismissed that matter, with an…
Rank this Week: 4456

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/
  • May 13

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve

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

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

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn
    10 May 2016 One of the great breakout sessions at our recent Meet the Money® hotel conference in Los Angeles was organized by my partner Bob Braun and moderated by Jeff Higley of HotelNewsNow. I was particularly impressed by the…
  • May 7

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available
    07 May 2016 Meet the Money® 2016 – Deals, dialog and learning Conference presentations now available JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2016, completed its 26th national hotel finance and investment conference this week in Los…
Rank this Week: 2489

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • May 12

    WHO NEEDS THE LEGISLATURE WHEN YOU CAN ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER?

    WHO NEEDS THE LEGISLATURE WHEN YOU CAN ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER?
    By William W. Abbott Well, it has been a long time since I took my high school civics class. While I have forgotten far more than I remember, the distinct responsibilities allocated between the legislative branch and the executive branch…
  • Apr 5

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2016 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.
    By William W. Abbott Citing the need for planning for the long term, Assemblyman Elwood Mead unveiled his new legislation promoting the planning and development of new urban centers in California, planned and financially underwritten by the…
Rank this Week: 1667

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/
  • May 12

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation
    On May 4, 2016, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), seeking to compel EPA to “fulfill long-delayed nondiscretionary duties” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by issuing…
  • May 10

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost
    In a May 4, 2016 opinion, Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal made clear that venue was not proper in Concordia Parish—where plaintiff filed suit for damages resulting from the loss of its drilling rig in LaSalle…
  • May 6

    Fracking Scores with Two Colorado Supreme Court Opinion

    Fracking Scores with Two Colorado Supreme Court Opinion
    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a hotly debated topic in many states.  In New York and Pennsylvania, anti-fracking groups have obtained a statewide ban on fracking and the allowance of local authority to regulate…
Rank this Week: 1572

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • May 11

    Podiatrist plot: Wife allegedly targeted wants their property

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

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

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.
    It may sound harsh to some, but if those people protesting about income inequality, would put their mind, body and soul into learning what needs to be learned to get a job in the tech world, they would discover first hand how America was…
  • Jul 17

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.
    Before you renovate, look at new FEMA rules Hoboken homeowners and home buyers face new challenges when considering extensive renovations because of recent changes in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations. FEMA now forces…
Rank this Week: 2491

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 3274

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
Rank this Week: 3463

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • May 10

    Gifts to Care Custodians: Traps for the Unwary.

    Gifts to Care Custodians: Traps for the Unwary.
    What does care custodian mean to you? A friend or acquaintance that visits, runs errands, pays bills, cooks, cleans, administers medications, and takes care of other pressing needs?. Probate Code Section 21350 provides that gifts to…
  • Apr 26

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement
    With the high price of real estate, we increasingly see arrangements between parents and children, unmarried couples, or friends who pool money to buy residential property. Owners often do not understand their rights and responsibilities.…
  • Apr 6

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline
    Paper, paper and still more paper! When can these documents be destroyed? We get questions about tax backup documentation from clients often.  To assist you, we provide some ideas to carefully consider when deciding about destruction…
Rank this Week: 2078

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/
  • May 5

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court
    The Washington Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that a condominium unit owner's legal challenge to a recorded condominium declaration amendment restricting leasing was barred by a one-year statute of limitation in the Washington…
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
  • Mar 9

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim
    Mr. Geiger and Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own adjoining parcels of property on the north side of Lake Stevens.  Mr. Geiger owns and lives on lot 1, the upland parcel.  Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own lot 2, which is located on the waterfront…
Rank this Week: 4035

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2678

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/
  • May 3

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?
    We previously shared with you the critical role that the late Justice Antonin Scalia played in landmark Supreme Court land use decisions. So now let’s look at how Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s current nominee for…
  • Apr 20

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic
    Have you ever been required to have your Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluate whether your project will be compatible with the “character of the community”? Recently, in a ruling…
  • Apr 5

    California Supreme Court To Hear Three Land Use And California Environmental Quality Act Cases In May

    California Supreme Court To Hear Three Land Use And California Environmental Quality Act Cases In May
    The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument on three land use and CEQA cases in early May in San Francisco. The Court has generally been moving to clear its calendar of pending CEQA and land use cases, of which there are many,…
Rank this Week: 2191

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
Rank this Week: 1289

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 29

    North Carolina 2016 Condemnation By NCDOT

    North Carolina 2016 Condemnation By NCDOT
      The North Carolina Department of Transportation[1] released its March 2016 Board of Transportation Agenda.  The document confirms the Board’s determination that a right of way acquisition is necessary for specified projects…
  • Apr 26

    What Is Kentucky Condemnation?

    What Is Kentucky Condemnation?
      Condemnation occurs when a local, state, or federal government seizes private property and compensates the owner. The power of the government to do this is called “eminent domain”, which means that the government…
  • Apr 15

    Illiana Tollway Project Dead

    Illiana Tollway Project Dead
    On March 11, 2016, the Daily Southtown[1] reported that Will County, Illinois officials now believe that the proposed Illiana toll road is a dead project in the state of Illinois. Will County officials stated that they plan to move on without…
Rank this Week: 2609

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
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Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
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Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Congratulations to our Winners!

    Congratulations to our Winners!
    Congratulations to Molly Ryan of Metro Property Management, Inc. and Jared Theis of Community Management Specialists, Inc.!  You are the winners of our mint julep baskets.  We will be in contact with you shortly so you can claim…
  • Apr 25

    The Business Judgment Rule

    The Business Judgment Rule
    Board members often ask us, “What is the standard of conduct for the board of a common interest community?”  The standard of conduct is known as the Business Judgment Rule.  According to this rule of law, actions taken…
  • Apr 21

    Come Visit Us at the Spring Showcase!

    Come Visit Us at the Spring Showcase!
    It's time for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI's Spring Showcase!  In honor of the Kentucky Derby, the theme this year is Race to Success.  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne will be exhibiting and we hope you will stop…
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Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental
    With the burst of transient occupancy arrangements, vacation rentals and renter occupied units/homes in common interest communities in recent years, community associations continue to scramble to figure out how best to handle them in light of…
  • Mar 29

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge
    As of July 1, 2015, the Virginia Condominium Act provides that no condominium association may impose an assessment or charge against a unit owner unless such charge or assessment (a) is expressly authorized by the Condominium Act (see…
  • Mar 8

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update
    Since our last postings on the subject of disclosure packets, the General Assembly has adopted several minor Code changes to clarify existing provisions: Delivery by Overnight Carrier  The Code section providing for cancellation of the…
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Family Property

Family Property

An English law site covering land and trusts, particularly within a family law context. By Sheila Hamilton Macdonald.

http://familyproperty.org.uk/newblog/
  • Apr 21

    Lawyers in Glass Houses (or, indeed, Cubicles)

    Lawyers in Glass Houses (or, indeed, Cubicles)
    Not long ago, I visited two very different solicitors’ offices in the space of the same week. The first was a stone-built Victorian warren of rooms in a rural Derbyshire market town. The firm had been in the same premises since at least…
  • Apr 11

    G v G: A Correction

    G v G: A Correction
    It has been brought to my attention that the parties in G v G were not Polish nationals, as I reported in my previous post, but British nationals. I have corrected the post to reflect this.
  • Feb 17

    G v G: A TLATA Jurisdiction Dispute

    G v G: A TLATA Jurisdiction Dispute
    G v G [2015] EWHC 2101 (Fam) Trusts of Land – Application by H to dismiss or stay W’s TLATA claim for order for sale and equal division of proceeds — Appropriate Jurisdiction for Claim – Matrimonial financial remedies…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
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Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

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

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
  • Mar 5

    Employers tasked with addressing sexual violence and harassment

    Employers tasked with addressing sexual violence and harassment
    The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015.  This bill follows the government’s March 2015…
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Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 14

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit
    Jessica gave a 20-day notice and then on August 27 vacated the house she had been renting.  Jessica did not turn in her keys until September 3—in part because of the Labor Day holiday—but the landlord had access to the rental…
  • Mar 14

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision
    A Seattle residential landlord may evict a tenant only for just cause. Just cause is defined by Seattle ordinance. Landlord intends to occupy the rental unit. If the landlord or member of the landlord’s immediate family wishes to…
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
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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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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/
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the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home
    There are a couple of things ALL home owners should know about their abodes. The wonderful Art of Manliness blog hits this point very well in a recent post identifying spots in the home that every owner should be familiar with for safety and…
  • Nov 11

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day
    by Michael H. WassermanI am happy to announce my affiliation with Heroes Home Advantage, a real estate program designed to reward military veterans and those serving our country on active duty, with fire or police departments, teachers and as…
  • Nov 2

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer
    by Michael H. WassermanHome buyers on the hunt for information about a prospective new home have a new arrow in their quiver - DiedinHouse.com. This web site provides a service just exactly as its name suggests. Customers willing to pay a…
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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
  • Apr 7

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit
    I just attended the Midwest Real Estate News Magazine Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit. I heard a very interesting discussion about the Cincinnati real estate market, addressing retail, office, industrial, healthcare and investment…
  • Feb 22

    New Wage Theft Ordinance In Cincinnati

    New Wage Theft Ordinance In Cincinnati
    Cincinnati City Council recently enacted an anti-wage theft and payroll fraud ordinance designed to protect workers and insure that those doing business with the City pay their legal share of taxes and other financial obligations. The…
  • Feb 15

    Domestic Buyers and Foreign Seller’

    Domestic Buyers and Foreign Seller’
    As a result of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) passed by Congress and signed into law in December, 2015 effective on the 16th of February, 2016 changes to the FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act) go into…
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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/
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

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

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
  • Oct 20

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie
    As reported by DeWayne Sheaffer, President of NEA’s National Council for Higher Education, this past summer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listened to the voices of more than 30,000 frustrated Americans, including…
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Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Apr 4

    Water Rights Certification Course

    Water Rights Certification Course
    The Rural Water Association of Utah, in conjunction with the Utah Division of Water Rights, offers a two-day water rights training course. The course covers a variety of water right topics, including priority, change applications, water…
  • Mar 19

    2016 Legislature: Bills That Passed

    2016 Legislature: Bills That Passed
    H.B. 222: Nonuse Application AmendmentsHouse Bill 222 amends Utah's statute regarding nonuse applications. The bill inserts language into the statute to provide (1) that one or more successive overlapping change applications do not protect a…
  • Mar 19

    2016 Legislature: Bills That Did Not Pa

    2016 Legislature: Bills That Did Not Pa
    H.B. 82: Property Taxing Authority for Public WaterThe Utah Legislature failed to act on House Bill 82 during the 2016 Legislative session. The bill would have modified the maximum property tax rate that water districts served by the Colorado…
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