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Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Nov 10

    Planning for estate tax vs. planning for income tax

    Planning for estate tax vs. planning for income tax
    Traditionally, the federal estate tax was extremely burdensome to wealthier individuals, and the bulk of estate planning involved finding ways to minimize this federal tax. In the last few years, though, the federal estate tax rates and…
  • Nov 5

    Professional, knowledgeable and thorough

    Professional, knowledgeable and thorough
    I have recently worked with Marco on Estate Planning matters and found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Estate planning can be very complicated and confusing, but Marco has been able to reduce things down to…
  • Nov 1

    What you need to know about easements on your property

    What you need to know about easements on your property
    An “easement” is a legal right of someone who doesn’t own a piece of property to use the property for a particular reason. Many properties have easements on them, so it’s important to know about them if you’re…
Rank this Week: 4321

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

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

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

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 4345

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to Location Privacy. Feel free…
  • Nov 6

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to UAVs. Feel free to contact me if you…
  • Nov 1

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - Location Privacy

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - Location Privacy
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are location privacy-related links from the past week.3 NY GOP assemblymen sign on to bill to bar use of GPS devices to track people …
Rank this Week: 4907

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

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

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

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

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

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
  • Oct 6

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference
    By John Bradford In early November, the Texas Federal Tax Institute will host the TexFed: Oil & Gas Tax Conference in New York City. This is the first time a conference of this nature will be held in the Big Apple, and I am honored to…
Rank this Week: 4717

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/
  • Nov 6

    What You Need To Know About Your Family's Finance

    What You Need To Know About Your Family's Finance
    When a head of a household dies, a surviving spouse or children often end up in our office. During the initial conference it frequently becomes obvious how little is known about the family finances. Assets, debts, how bills are paid,…
  • Oct 30

    Do I Need A Lawyer For Probate?

    Do I Need A Lawyer For Probate?
    Probate is a legal proceeding in which a deceased person's property is distributed to his or her heirs. As part of the process a personal representative is appointed to follow through with disposing of any assets owned by the deceased…
  • Oct 23

    Do I Need A Lawyer To Form A Business?

    Do I Need A Lawyer To Form A Business?
    The first thing to consider is what type of business do you want to have. There are there major categories of business, with some additional subcategories (which won't be discussed here. The first is the sole proprietorship. In our…
Rank this Week: 2380

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/
  • Nov 6

    Watch Out: Developers limiting their liability for building defect

    Watch Out: Developers limiting their liability for building defect
    As the buying frenzy for new condos continues, a growing trend threatens to leave purchasers poorly protected against construction deficiencies.   Purchasers and their lawyers should pay attention. In recent years, some…
  • Oct 24

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014
    In addition to people, pets and parking issues, this autumn’s harvest of condo-related court and tribunal decisions includes a bumper crop of court of appeal cases dealing with: Expired condo liens; Contempt of court by directors;…
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
Rank this Week: 3958

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
  • Nov 5

    NJ Eviction for Late Payments: There's More to "Habitual" Than Meets the Eye

    NJ Eviction for Late Payments: There's More to "Habitual" Than Meets the Eye
    Late payment of rent is one of the more common landlord complaints. Late-paying tenants interfere with their landlord's bottom line and create an atmosphere of disrespect toward the landlord's investment. The NJ Anti-Eviction Act allows a…
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
Rank this Week: 2312

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

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

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable
    We are happy to announce that Mark Cobb will be speaking on creditors rights to a group of lumber and building supply owners at a roundtable forum sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) on Monday, November 10, 2014 and…
  • Oct 30

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien
    When a building mateiral supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the…
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
Rank this Week: 3106

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4066

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
  • Nov 3

    Dickinson Law named Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” by U.S. New

    Dickinson Law named Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” by U.S. New
    Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. has been named a Tier 1 National "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report in 2015.
  • Dec 16

    The new Business Property Tax Credit

    The new Business Property Tax Credit
    The deadline to take advantage of the Business Property Tax Credit is quickly approaching.
  • Aug 17

    Eighteen attorneys from Dickinson,…

    Eighteen attorneys from Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s The Best Lawyers in America. This list is an annual compilation based…
Rank this Week: 2536

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.
    In 2008 Massachusetts decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Possession of more than one ounce is still a crime. Needless to say, it is not an unusual occurance for police to encounter automobiles with the smell of…
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
Rank this Week: 2635

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Oct 31

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"
    October Research has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST in which Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group; Charles Cain who is the Senior Vice President Midwest Agency Manager of WFG National Title…
  • Sep 30

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today, September 30, 2014, that they had entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, for entering into Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs)…
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
Rank this Week: 3869

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
  • Oct 30

    Public Meeting Concerning the Groundwater Appropriation Policies in Goshen Valley

    Public Meeting Concerning the Groundwater Appropriation Policies in Goshen Valley
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the appropriation policies and a proposed study in Goshen Valley, Utah County. The following information is from the public meeting notice: What: Public Meeting Who: Water…
  • Oct 28

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in Moab Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in Moab Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Taylor Flat Subdivision, Moab Division of Southeastern Colorado River Drainage Area (Area No. 05, Book 3). The…
  • Aug 30

    Southam v. South Despain Ditch Company

    Southam v. South Despain Ditch Company
    Yesterday the Utah Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Southam v. South Despain Ditch Company.  This case could have significant impact on how water companies are allowed to regulate and limit share transfers.This case…
Rank this Week: 3429

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/
Rank this Week: 3116

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: 3584

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 3516

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
  • Oct 27

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal
    The city of Hackensack, N.J., has asked the NJ Supreme Court to determine whether a municipality seeking to condemn property must expressly find that the property is “blighted” in order to meet the constitutional eminent…
  • Oct 26

    PA Supreme Court Declines Eminent Domain Appeal

    PA Supreme Court Declines Eminent Domain Appeal
    The PA Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a Mercer County eminent domain case.  The case involves Mercer Area School District’s attempt to condemn property that borders school grounds to extend a parking lot and…
Rank this Week: 4934

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 27

    6 Month Rule Starting to be Extended By Lender

    6 Month Rule Starting to be Extended By Lender
    In recent years a number of solicitors have been found guilty of professional misconduct after breaching the six month rule requiring conveyancing solicitors, to report any transactions in which the property being purchased/remortgaged…
  • Oct 21

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?
    Was your firm - or more importantly were your clients - affected by the technical issues experienced by Bank of England yesterday?It is understood that many conveyancing transactions were delayed as a result of system problems…
  • Oct 19

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?
    Unanimity across the spectrum of law firm profiles is rare, yet 99% of law firms surveyed agree that The Law Society's view of endorsing only one or two case & practice management software suppliers is counterproductive. The Society's…
Rank this Week: 4375

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
Rank this Week: 4406

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
Rank this Week: 4214

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/
  • Oct 22

    New Jersey Court Filing Fees Scheduled to Increase

    New Jersey Court Filing Fees Scheduled to Increase
    Between the 21 vicinages of the New Jersey Superior Court, thousands of employees are on staff, performing a variety of functions. Despite streamlining and reductions in workforce, the operation of the Courts remains a very expensive…
  • Oct 1

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Season is Ready to Begin
    As the 2014 tax appeal season nears its conclusion, and as the 2015 tax appeal season is ready to begin, we look back at another great year. In 2014, while we reduced the number of tax appeal clients we agreed to represent, we still saved…
  • Aug 22

    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening
    Our clients frequently ask us about Tenant Screening. For Landlords who want to minimize their risk of renting to problematic tenants, a variety of methods can be used to predict whether the tenant may present a problem in the future. Most…
Rank this Week: 4049

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2883

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Landscaping Stops Adverse Possession Claim Real Estate Attorney

    Landscaping Stops Adverse Possession Claim Real Estate Attorney
    In an action arising in Queens County, New York, Plaintiffs brought suit against their neighbor, which happened to be Apple Bank, claiming that they were entitled to the right and title of a fenced in portion and unfenced portion of their…
  • Oct 7

    Chelsea Piers Not Liable For Trespass Real Estate Attorney

    Chelsea Piers Not Liable For Trespass Real Estate Attorney
    In Abraham v. Chelsea Piers Management Inc.,, Chelsea Piers was sued for the death of an individual who trespassed onto Chelsea Pier’s property and drowned in the Hudson River. The decedent scaled a locked gate at Chelsea Piers while…
  • Oct 3

    Are Listings on AirBnb in New York Legal? Real Estate Attorney Peter Moulino

    Are Listings on AirBnb in New York Legal? Real Estate Attorney Peter Moulino
    The growing popularity of the website AirBnb has given many homeowners the opportunity to list their properties for temporary rental to third parties. Real estate attorneys however urge caution. In New York, the recent enactment of the Short…
Rank this Week: 3879

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/
  • Oct 15

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant
    The Washington Supreme Court issued a published opinion this past April that significantly limited the ability of homeowners associations to create new restrictive covenants that have no relation to existing covenants.  The case involved…
  • Sep 18

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that 90% owner approval is necessary to amend the declarations of condominiums created after July 1, 1990 in a manner that restricts owners' ability to lease their units.  The…
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
Rank this Week: 4156

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Oct 14

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent webinar discussing the subject, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on the HOA elections. In the brief interview, I explain some big best practices in elections and a few common missteps I…
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
  • Jul 26

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
Rank this Week: 2392

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?
      If a contractor’s carrier is insolvent, often times in California the insured will be defended by the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”). Case law supports the propriety of indemnity claims against…
  • Sep 19

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy
    If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you may notice that bankruptcies of developers and owners became more frequent during the downturn and can cause major problems on your projects. A mechanic’s lien is a significant and…
  • Sep 9

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California
    Stairs are not safe!  At least the Court of Appeal in the Second Appellate District of California doesn’t think so. A rail station in Los Angeles was completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority…
Rank this Week: 3182

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Oct 8

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop
    Jeanne Lauer will speak at the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership Workshop on October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the SEVA-CAI meeting hall located at 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400, Virginia…
  • Oct 7

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop

    Jeanne Lauer to speak at CAI Leadership Workshop
    Jeanne Lauer will speak at the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership Workshop on October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the SEVA-CAI meeting hall located at 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400, Virginia…
  • Aug 14

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?
    We have found that managers and board members who have not had any experience with the process of obtaining FHA project approval have unrealistic expectations about the processing time.In this edition we let you know the “ins and…
Rank this Week: 4668

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
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Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic
    Every year, I get calls from clients who need help resolving boundary disputes with their neighbors. One such dispute involved an adjacent neighbor who built a wall on the client’s property. Another involved a neighbor who built a barn…
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
Rank this Week: 3090

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3179

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 3475

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/
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
Rank this Week: 3363

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/
  • Sep 19

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
    On Thursday evening, Freed Marcroft was honored to host Hartford city officials, representatives of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), and judges from both the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee of the Strong Cities,…
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
Rank this Week: 3083

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

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

    Wi Fi Oh My!

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

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power
    We have all heard the phrase “knowledge is power” but a recent Florida case involving a condominium association suggests that a lack of proper knowledge may prove to be even more powerful! In the process of collecting delinquent…
Rank this Week: 4551

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/
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
  • May 13

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998( “the Act”) provides for different types of condominiums, which in turn allows developers to utilize a condominium plan which is best suited to their needs. These…
Rank this Week: 2867

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port
    The ship arrest procedure in Bulgaria can be done in one of the two Bulgarian Black Sea ports – Varna and Burgas. The legal regime of the ship arrest is subject to the regulation of two main legal acts, effective in Bulgaria:…
  • Jul 6

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company
    There are two main reasons why foreigners dissolve their Bulgarian limited companies: Regarding the first point, we have alarmed in the past few years that all companies in Bulgaria which haven’t been re-registered or dissolved…
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
Rank this Week: 4371

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 3538

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey
    I represent both sides in Hoboken Rent Control disputes. Many condominium purchasers do not realize that their unit may be subject to rent control.  If you are buying a condo in Hoboken that was not built prior to 1986 it may be…
  • Jun 30

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.
    June 27, is Helen Keller day, and I just happened to watch “A Miracle Worker” on TV, which is a great, great movie about how Helen Keller was taught to understand the world by her teacher Ann Sullivan.  Well, the part of…
  • Mar 27

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training
      Just helped out a new business woman in Jersey City /Hoboken with a dog training business, Steph is great with Dogs and Roxy is already doing all sorts of polite things !!!!! The world needs good dogs, give Steph a try, especially…
Rank this Week: 2348

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.
    No existe. Y, en este caso, al contrario que (dicen) ocurre con el "príncipe azul", no es culpa de Walt Disney. Debe ser culpa de nuestra dejadez, exceso de confianza o empatía, tanto con el candidato como con la inmobiliaria o…
  • Jun 3

    El abogado que no lo era.

    El abogado que no lo era.
    Hace algunos años contesté una demanda, no mía, de unos clientes: los demandantes exigían elevar a público un contrato privado que mis representados, de escasa instrucción, ni siquiera recordaban haber firmado. El asunto era más que…
  • Mar 7

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").
    Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez have been found guilty of missappropiation by Spanish Supreme Court, they face a final sentence of four years in prison, judgment dated 14th. November 2013. The Supreme Court has confirmed the first…
Rank this Week: 4767

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: 3913

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Covers UK real estate law.

http://freethcartwrightrealestateblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Care Deal

    Care Deal
    According to Colliers’ recent report, the UK care home investment market is heating up and is reminiscent of 2005 and 2006 when keen competition in the main property asset categories (retail, industrial and offices) drove a large-scale…
  • May 21

    Who Changed JR…again?

    Who Changed JR…again?
    In January, I blogged about changes to judicial review of planning decisions. At the time, the government was considering a specialist tribunal for planning JRs as well as restrictions on those who could bring judicial review claims. The…
  • May 15

    No Refunds Allowed

    No Refunds Allowed
    We blogged last year on the case of Marks and Spencer Plc –v- BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited, which was a case concerning whether M&S was entitled to a refund of rent paid in relation to a ……
Rank this Week: 3063

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: 4658

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

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

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

    Happy Memorial Day!

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

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

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

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 2524

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

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

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
Rank this Week: 3190

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
  • Mar 9

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?
    by Michael H. WassermanApparently, we have learned nothing over the last 8 years. Folks are actually starting to tout no and low down payment loans again. Worse yet, many consumers seem ready to follow their suggestions.Back before the bubble…
Rank this Week: 4859