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Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4671

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4976

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 5075

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 895

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Discusses the latest on tenant eviction cases, laws, rules, how-tos, and other useful information for landlords in Suffolk County and Nassau County New York.

http://www.longislandevictionslawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    A Tip For Tenants Who Fall Too Far Behind In Rent

    A Tip For Tenants Who Fall Too Far Behind In Rent
    It is not uncommon for tenants to fall behind from time-to-time in paying rent. It is also quite normal for tenants to be a little late from time-to-time in paying rent. But occasionally a tenant falls so far behind that the end of the…
  • Jan 1

    Common Landlord Tenant & Eviction Term

    Common Landlord Tenant & Eviction Term
    Thirty-Day Notice of Termination – A notification, pursuant to Real Property Law § 232-b, by a landlord to a tenant, or by a tenant to a landlord, that either elects to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. The…
  • Dec 21

    Can a Landlord Collect Rent on an Illegal Apartment in Nassau County or Suffolk County?

    Can a Landlord Collect Rent on an Illegal Apartment in Nassau County or Suffolk County?
    The simple answer is YES. Courts, for a long time, were split on this issue. As most seasoned landlord-tenant attorneys know, the Nassau County District Court has traditionally held that so long as the property is being used in conformity…
Rank this Week: 2518

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: 2244

Natasi Law Group Blog

Natasi Law Group Blog

Covers distressed real estate, work-outs, real estate contracts and other real estate law issues.

http://nastasilaw.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 3854

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Apr 17

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute
    The Ohio coalition in opposing the present route of the Nexus pipeline has chosen the course of looking at the best alternative using industry standard software. It will be up to FERC to decide whether the additional costs would be beneficial…
  • Apr 16

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding
      The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company statement that there is an “impairment” of demand is something that was required to be provided to FERC. Realistically, FERC is only to grant certificates of necessity when there is a…
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy
    In the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision opposing the changes to the Michigan pension system for teachers, the Supreme Court has found that “just compensation” is not to apply. This likely will mean that in the case of a…
Rank this Week: 1439

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
  • Apr 15

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.
    It appears that Barnet Council (via the Mayor’s casting vote) are determined to carry on with their  plan to raise rents for council tenants, new and existing, to 80% of market rent or top of LHA rates, whichever is lowest. We…
  • Apr 14

    Protocol Problem

    Protocol Problem
    Now that the new pre-action protocols are sort of available, and have been in force since 6 April 2015 even when they were not available, people are having a look at them. And coming up with some issues. The new Pre-action Protocol for…
Rank this Week: 488

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 4619

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

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

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Common Mistakes by Taxpayers and Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Common Mistakes by Taxpayers and Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal
    Since 2004, our office has been representing property owners throughout New Jersey in both residential and commercial tax appeals. For a taxpayer, who has already paid the tax appeal filing fee, and in some cases, has even retained an…
  • Dec 15

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Demonstration Program: Understanding the Basic

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Demonstration Program: Understanding the Basic
    Our office previously reported on the changes in how Monmouth County's tax appeals are scheduled. In order to ensure that all County Tax Appeals are heard and resolved prior to the finalization of municipal budgets, Monmouth County had…
  • Nov 30

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions pt. 1

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions pt. 1
    As we enter the 2015 tax appeal season, we have fielded hundreds of phone calls from property owners who are interested in filing appeals. Since the determination of whether a property has been over-assessed is not always apparent without an…
Rank this Week: 4856

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: 2288

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claim

    Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claim
    The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a construction defect…
  • Mar 31

    Miami’s Green Spaces Are Prime Assets for Public-Private Partnership

    Miami’s Green Spaces Are Prime Assets for Public-Private Partnership
    On March 29, 2015, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, of which Bilzin Sumberg is a member, hosted an event that discussed infrastructure plans that would increase Miami’s…
  • Mar 23

    Why Miami Offers Attractive Opportunities to Chinese Investor

    Why Miami Offers Attractive Opportunities to Chinese Investor
    More so than ever, wealthy Chinese investors are actively seeking returns abroad when it comes to real estate investments. China’s 2014 GDP growth of 7.4% was the slowest since 1990 and China’s growth outlook is gloomy due to…
Rank this Week: 852

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Jan 9

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"
    A NJ commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be challenging to manage. A commercial landlord must balance the benefit of having a rent paying tenant in a space that can be difficult to rent with the realities of the tenant's behavior. In…
  • Jan 2

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Eviction of a Subetter Claiming to be a Co-Tenant

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Eviction of a Subetter Claiming to be a Co-Tenant
    A residential landlord client received financing for his building from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. In exchange for this financing, Landlord had to maintain a certain amount of low-income units in the building. This…
  • Jan 2

    2014, the Year that Was: A 5 Part Review of Successful NJ Landlord-Tenant Case

    2014, the Year that Was: A 5 Part Review of Successful NJ Landlord-Tenant Case
    2014 was a busy year for the Firm on the landlord side of the ledger. Some particularly notable NJ landlord-tenant cases include (1) a successful eviction in connection with a tenant's refusal to cooperate with the Landlord's lease (required…
Rank this Week: 2130

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: 2963

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: 1861

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/
  • Apr 16

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State
    A recent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village destroyed an entire building, and, more unfortunately, caused the deaths of at least two individuals and injuries to other people who were unlucky to be in the building during the explosion. …
  • Apr 9

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State
    Prior posts on this blog have dealt with the legal issues regarding partition of property. To summarize, a partition action may be brought when a property has two or more owners, and the owners are unable to agree on the disposition of the…
  • Apr 3

    Happy Holidays from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Holidays from Weiss & Wei
Rank this Week: 2241

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: 2292

NJ Land Use and Environmental Law…

NJ Land Use and Environmental Law Blog

Covers New Jersey land use and environmental laws, rules, court decisions and government policies. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.nj-landuselaw.com/
  • Mar 19

    N.J. Supreme Court Issues Decision on COAH Motion to Extend its Time for Adopting New Regulation

    N.J. Supreme Court Issues Decision on COAH Motion to Extend its Time for Adopting New Regulation
    By: Stephen Eisdorfer, Esq. On March 14, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to adopt new regulations establishing municipal fair share housing obligations no later than October 22,…
  • Sep 24

    Appellate Division Invalidates 20-Acre Downzoning

    Appellate Division Invalidates 20-Acre Downzoning
    By: Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq. On August 29, 2013, the Appellate Division reversed a trial court decision in Griepenburg v. Ocean Township and invalidated 20-acre zoning, ruling that no environmental features justified the…
  • Aug 9

    In Eminent Domain, Statutory Construction Reigns Supreme

    In Eminent Domain, Statutory Construction Reigns Supreme
    By: Cameron W. MacLeod, Esq. Under New Jersey law, public utilities are afforded the ability to exercise eminent domain by statute. Railroads are included in the general class of public utilities, and also have their own separate statute by…
Rank this Week: 3425

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 4470

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 5

    An Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge

    An Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge
    Following is an interview I conducted recently with North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge, Fred G. Morrison, Jr., for the Administrative Lawyer newsletter: A Year of Recognition For more than five decades, Fred Gilbert…
  • Jan 5

    A Recent Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge

    A Recent Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge
    Following is an interview I conducted recently with North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge Fred G. Morrison, Jr. for the Administrative Lawyer newsletter: A Year of Recognition For more than five decades, Fred Gilbert…
  • Dec 1

    Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning

    Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning
    Several online web sites provide forms for people to create their own wills for a fee less than that of hiring a typical attorney.  Earlier this year, a member of the Florida Supreme Court called that approach “penny-wise and…
Rank this Week: 2732

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 7

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?
    In a case of first impression, in In re Markosian, 506 B.R. 273 (9th Cir.BAP Cal) 2014 WL 956475, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) held that an individual debtor's postpetition Chapter 11 earnings that are property of the…
  • Sep 16

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13
    In In re Dale, 505 B.R. 8 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2014), the BAP held that for purposes of determining what constitutes property of the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, §1306 of the Bankruptcy Code includes all property described…
Rank this Week: 3163

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 3669

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 4663

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

Covers community associations law in Texas. By William G. Gammon.

http://www.cailawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home
    As the Baby Boomer generation matures, the need for group homes devoted to the elderly is expected to increase substantially. Moreover, as our courts and the legislature deem more and more factions of people as “handicapped” in the eyes…
  • Jul 31

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset
    Trees can be a huge asset to a community if they are managed and cared for properly. A mature tree can, at times, have an appraised value of up to $5,000. Fifty mature trees on your common area could result in a tree infrastructure with a…
  • Jul 16

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association
    A common misconception among community association boards and managers is that fair housing law doesn’t apply to community associations. This misconception exists largely because federal fair housing law states that it is illegal to…
Rank this Week: 4473

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA
    On March 24, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Nally, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-991, in which the court held that --A total maximum daily load established by the Ohio Environmental…
Rank this Week: 764

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: 3123

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: 1752

Orange County Estate Planning…

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, real estate and property law. By Crockett Law Corp.

http://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 29

    Guardianships For Children

    Guardianships For Children
    Who Will Take Care of My Children and Their Inheritance if the Worst Happens? The parent of a minor child has the legal power to nominate a Guardian of the person. The nomination will typically appoint the surviving spouse if there is one and…
  • Dec 22

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer
    In many family situations money is passed from parents to children with no documentation and with only verbal understandings. To prevent discord or even litigation among heirs, it would be better to document if any Pre-Death Transfers of…
Rank this Week: 2694

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4425

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: 4160

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 10

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.
    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills. Sometimes people want to put in a “no contest” or “in terrorem” clause in a Florida will. A no contest clause says that if someone who is a…
  • Jan 13

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage
    Very frequently, retirees moving to Florida are either single, or at some point, wind up single, whether through divorce or widowhood. And then they meet someone new. And sometimes the other person is formerly married as well; having been…
  • Jan 9

    Selling the Collection

    Selling the Collection
    A recurring situation in probate is where the parent had some sort of “collection” and the children want to sell the items. A lot of times, the parent would talk about the collection and raise the children’s expectation of…
Rank this Week: 4041

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

Covers property tax law in Florida, including questions relating to valuation, homestead exemptions, agricultural classifications, and how to challenge decisions of the taxing authority. By Sherri Johnson.

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser…
  • Aug 19

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser mails out the…
  • Jan 17

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 3503

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 17

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership
    Ronen Perry (Haifa) & Tal Zarsky (Haifa) have posted Taking Turns (Florida State Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Two siblings jointly inherit their late father’s rocking chair. The chair has principally sentimental and no real…
  • Apr 17

    Ho on Land Rights in China

    Ho on Land Rights in China
    Peter Ho (Delft) has posted The 'Credibility Thesis' and its Application to Property Rights: (In)Secure Land Tenure and Social Welfare in China (Land Use Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Debates over tenure insecurity have been divided…
  • Apr 16

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew
    The Atlantic Cities Blog profiles the men and women who continually paint the Golden Gate Bridge to keep it from rusting and crumbing into the ocean: The Golden Gate Bridge is under attack. Corrosive salt air, roadway contaminants, age, UV...
Rank this Week: 225

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: 2291

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

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

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Mar 18

    Project Parklet

    Project Parklet
    At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law
    On February 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that certain oil and gas-related ordinances of the city of Munroe Falls are preempted by state law. State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015-Ohio-485 (Read the opinion here). In…
  • Feb 27

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance
    The new IRS repair regulations can impact how tenant allowances are structured. Traditionally, landlord and tenants have relied on the Section 110 safe harbor so that provided the allowance is spent on leasehold improvements, the allowance is…
Rank this Week: 4244

Real Estate and Business Blog

Real Estate and Business Blog

By Levine Segev LLC.

http://www.levinesegev.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?
    As a result of the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, passed in March, 2010, Code §1411 was placed in the tax law to generate what is referred to as a “3.8% Medicare tax,” which impacts general earnings as well as…
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine
    In a Property Prescriptions article, in the May-June, 2010 edition of the Commercial Investment Real Estate, the magazine of the CCIM Institute, Dr. Levine was quoted – “There are often positive assumptions in internal rate of return or…
  • Feb 5

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010
    Mark Lee Levine of the law firm of Levine Segev LLC, will be teaching the International Real Estate Course, Global One, for individuals seeking the FIABCI International Real Estate Consultant (FIREC) designation.
Rank this Week: 4982

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1318

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Real Estate Law Weblog

Real Estate Law Weblog

Covers co-ops, condos, commercial leasing, real estate development, investing, mortgages, taxes and more. By Jay Hollander.

http://www.hollanderco.com/blog/realestate_rss.xml
  • Aug 27

    NYC Coop Sales Price Now Public Information

    NYC Coop Sales Price Now Public Information
    It's an old axiom that, despite increasing numbers of condos, coops still account for around 80% of NYC's apartment inventory. Yet, until recently, the sales figures were shrowded in mystery. No more. A recently passed law allows access to…
  • Aug 3

    Noah's Ark 2006

    Noah's Ark 2006
    In the year 2006, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save 2 of every…
  • Jul 25

    Commercial Rent Prices Up - Square Footage Down?

    Commercial Rent Prices Up - Square Footage Down?
    A recent article in Business Week suggests that the open space model of the dot com era may, actually be a paradigm to enable businesses to reduce one of their largest expenses, namely, commercial office rent. Yet, the position of the…
Rank this Week: 2649

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 2

    (UK) The latest thinking on lease guarantee

    (UK) The latest thinking on lease guarantee
    The dust has now settled on the recent cases involving discussion on the continuing AGA, GAGA situation and its inter play with section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. The second case has given us just a little bit more…
  • Mar 26

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation
    In our post on 20 March we explained the implications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and in particular the need for heat suppliers to register before 30 April 2015. In amendment regulations of yesterday the date…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’…
Rank this Week: 4247

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

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

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

    Lights Out

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

    Compliance Building

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

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 4559

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 2424

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1004

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 4584