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Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Apr 18

    Flood insurance rates could see a huge increase

    Flood insurance rates could see a huge increase
    Most homeowner’s insurance policies don’t protect owners against flooding. For this reason, many people in flood-prone areas obtain insurance through the federal government’s flood insurance program. But thanks to a new law,…
  • Apr 15

    Be careful if you donate to charity for a specific purpose

    Be careful if you donate to charity for a specific purpose
    Bernard and Jeanne Adler donated $50,000 to an animal shelter in their hometown of Princeton, N.J. The gift was to finance a new structure for large dogs and older cats (whose prospects for adoption are limited), and the structure was to be…
  • Apr 8

    Condos’ attempts to limit unit rentals can create issue

    Condos’ attempts to limit unit rentals can create issue
    Many condominium associations want to limit the owners’ ability to rent their unit to tenants. But doing so is often more complicated than it sounds. There are lots of reasons why condo associations might want to restrict rentals. For…
Rank this Week: 3315

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk
    As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in…
  • Apr 17

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum would like to recognize and congratulate partners Wendy Bryant Becker and Jennifer J. Cave on their recent election to the Fayette County Bar Association Board of…
  • Apr 15

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
Rank this Week: 2697

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/
  • Apr 17

    Why Mediation Work

    Why Mediation Work
    Community association disputes—whether they involve owner-to-owner, owner-to-board, or association-to-third party—are no different than any other commercial dispute in that the overwhelming majority of them are resolved short of…
  • Apr 10

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon
    Community associations have varying reasons to amend their governing documents and we previously discussed when to amend governing documents in our February 2014 weekly email. Sometimes, a current rule does not fit a community. Other times,…
  • Mar 27

    Discrimination

    Discrimination
    I recently noticed a blog post based on how to challenge your community association. A quick search revealed that there are many postings or websites devoted to the topic. A recurring theme among those posts: If you want to challenge your…
Rank this Week: 4442

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Upcoming Seminars: Grain Belt Express Power Line Project

    Upcoming Seminars: Grain Belt Express Power Line Project
      ​Sever Storey is following a new 700-mile power line project called the Grain Belt Express.  This Project will deliver 3,500 megawatts of renewable energy from western Kansas to communities in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana…
  • Apr 11

    Gov. Quinn Unveils Slightly Smaller Transportation Plan

    Gov. Quinn Unveils Slightly Smaller Transportation Plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will spend slightly less next fiscal year on road, rail and airport construction projects under a transportation plan unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. Among the projects touted by the governor as part of the…
  • Apr 10

    US 45 Project in El Dorado Moves Forward

    US 45 Project in El Dorado Moves Forward
    ELDORADO, IL (KFVS) - A highway project in Saline County is moving forward after years of planning. Some folks sold pieces of their property to make room for the new four lane road, others have to deal with the encroaching pavement. The…
Rank this Week: 2463

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

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

    The War Is Civil No More. Now, it’s A Trademark!

    The War Is Civil No More. Now, it’s A Trademark!
    When I say the words “Civil War” what images are brought to mind? Perhaps Abraham Lincoln in a stovepipe hat or Robert E. Lee astride his horse, Traveler, or maybe tintype photographs of Atlanta shortly after General Sherman and…
  • Apr 15

    Google, Viacom Settle Billion Dollar YouTube Copyright Case

    Google, Viacom Settle Billion Dollar YouTube Copyright Case
    Originally filed in 2007, Viacom has settled its federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Google for allegedly allowing tens of thousands of videos and video clips to be posted on its popular YouTube site. Both companies announced the…
  • Apr 10

    AB-2026 Mobilehome Park Denial of Tenancy

    AB-2026 Mobilehome Park Denial of Tenancy
    Your help is needed to defeat harmful mobilehome park denial of tenancy legislation-AB 2026. This bill will put numerous limitations and restrictions on your ability as a park owner/manager to evaluate and approve a prospective…
Rank this Week: 2728

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/
Rank this Week: 4761

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: 2424

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card

    Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Card
    What happens when two of Freed Marcroft’s practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on…
  • Apr 9

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country

    Pet Trusts in Husky Country
    Our pup, Daphne, is a fixture in Freed Marcroft’s office and has so many opinions of her own that she is even on Twitter at @thatlawyerdog. As a dog lover myself, I understand why one of our trust and estate clients’ common…
  • Apr 7

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media

    Meghan Freed to Participate in Hartford County Bar Association Seminar on Social Media
    Meghan Freed will be a panelist in a seminar the Hartford County Bar Association is presenting tomorrow, April 8, on how lawyers can use social media to enhance their marketing efforts and give their businesses a more robust online presence.…
Rank this Week: 2581

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    North Carolina Condo and HOA “Ask an Attorney Night” – April 22

    North Carolina Condo and HOA “Ask an Attorney Night” – April 22
    Have a condo or HOA association question you’d like to ask a lawyer?   The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) is hosting an “Ask an Attorney Night: Your HOA & Condo Questions…
  • Apr 1

    Buy a Book and Support the National Association of Parliamentarians!

    Buy a Book and Support the National Association of Parliamentarians!
    Prior to having two books published last year, I hadn’t given much attention to the bookselling world.  Sometimes I’d buy a book from NAP at the Biennial Convention or National Training Conference.  Or from Barnes &…
  • Feb 26

    Support CAI — Buy a Book!

    Support CAI — Buy a Book!
    Prior to having two books published last year, I hadn’t given much attention to the bookselling world.  Sometimes I’d buy a book from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) bookstore at the Annual Conference or Law…
Rank this Week: 2631

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Apr 10

    Public Meeting Concerning the Propoosed Determination Within the Orem Subdivision

    Public Meeting Concerning the Propoosed Determination Within the Orem Subdivision
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Orem Subdivision of the Provo River Division in the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area No. 55, Book 3). The…
  • Apr 9

    Central Utah Water Conservancy District v. Jensen

    Central Utah Water Conservancy District v. Jensen
    In 2011, the Utah Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Jensen v. Jones, in which the Court held that the State Engineer could not consider alleged forfeiture in determining whether or not to grant a change application.  The Court did…
  • Mar 10

    Public Meeting Concerning a Groundwater Management Plan for Moab / Spanish Valley

    Public Meeting Concerning a Groundwater Management Plan for Moab / Spanish Valley
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the process for developing a groundwater management plan for the Moab / Spanish Valley area. The following information is from the public meeting notice: What: Public…
Rank this Week: 3217

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine
    Hello to all my spring-loving Blogophytes!  Welcome to another edition of Chicago Law Source's News You Can Use.   In this edition, I aim to discuss what happens when people don't hear what they want to - and how we all can interpret, act…
  • Mar 25

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe
    Hello and Happy Spring (for those of you who know what spring looks like and haven't forgotten as we have in Chiberia)!  I am coming to you with news you can use about ongoing attorney-client relationships, and in fact, any kind of…
  • Mar 2

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the…

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the Blogosphere!  I found this gem on the 'net and thought I would immediately share with you.  I cannot take credit for this simple wisdom, but it is nonetheless true so please take to heart! 6 Documents…
Rank this Week: 4146

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3474

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Apr 9

    Rails to Trails Supreme Court Decision

    Rails to Trails Supreme Court Decision
    A Wyoming man has won a Supreme Court case fighting efforts to route the Medicine Bow Rail Trail through his family’s property. On Monday the Supreme Court decided in favor of the landowner ruling abandoned rail road tracks are not…
  • Mar 27

    Regulatory Takings Revisited

    Regulatory Takings Revisited
    When the condemning authority exercises its power of eminent domain it is commonly referred to as a “taking”.  A “taking” is any sort of publicly inflicted private injury for which the Constitution requires…
  • Mar 14

    Dan Biersdorf Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List

    Dan Biersdorf Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List
    We are pleased to announce that lead attorney Dan Biersdorf of Biersdorf & Associates has been selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List.   This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the…
Rank this Week: 4595

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/
  • Apr 8

    Low Prices, Improving Economy Luring Investors to Commercial Properties in Bergen County and Surrounding Area

    Low Prices, Improving Economy Luring Investors to Commercial Properties in Bergen County and Surrounding Area
    Recent trends in North Jersey point to investors returning to the area to purchase commercial properties, including industrial and office real estate. Parts of North Jersey, including Bergen County, currently boast the sort of value needed to…
  • Mar 25

    Dealing With a Tenant Who Has Breached Its Lease

    Dealing With a Tenant Who Has Breached Its Lease
    As a commercial landlord, one of the considerations one must make is how to deal with a tenant who has failed to live up to the express terms of its lease. A landlord may sometimes seek to work out an amicable solution that allows the tenant…
  • Mar 11

    Injury Accidents and Civil Liability for Commercial Tenant

    Injury Accidents and Civil Liability for Commercial Tenant
    One of the more significant elements of risk for a commercial landlord or tenant is the prospect of a visitor on the property becoming injured. A recent federal court decision ruled that, although the terms of the landlord and tenant's lease…
Rank this Week: 3141

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    10 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    10 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer
    Obviously when hiring an attorney for any services it is imperative ascertain their qualifications and experience in the field law of you need.  If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney knowing where to start a conversation with them…
  • Mar 26

    Will My Employer Know if I File for Bankruptcy?

    Will My Employer Know if I File for Bankruptcy?
    Some people become very concerned that filing for bankruptcy will somehow have negative consequences at work. The simple fact of the matter is that your employer doesn’t need to know if you file for bankruptcy and, more often than not…
  • Mar 10

    What will my Credit Score be after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    What will my Credit Score be after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    Although, many of our customers ask us this question.  We can’t answer it definitively so instead we will examine the general effect of bankruptcy on your credit score.  The question of whether or not filing bankruptcy will…
Rank this Week: 3149

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/
  • Apr 7

    Is your condominium approved for FHA financing?

    Is your condominium approved for FHA financing?
    Many local condominiums are not approved or are about to expire. We provide advice and application preparation with respect to FHA project approvals. Condominiums must get certified/approved every two years. There is no fee charged by the…
  • Apr 3

    Executive Session - Getting it right

    Executive Session - Getting it right
    We have found that there is frequently confusion about how to go into and come out of an executive session (aka closed session) of the board of directors. The governing statutes are Section 55-79.75 (C) of the Virginia Condominium Act...
  • Apr 2

    Members of the Community Associations Law Team will be speaking at CAI's Annual Legislative and Legal update in May and June

    Members of the Community Associations Law Team will be speaking at CAI's Annual Legislative and Legal update in May and June
    This year’s Update will be held on the following dates: May 2, May 9, and June 3. The June program is on a Saturday intended for homeowners. Heather Gillespie, the Ombudsman for Community Associations for the State, will be…
Rank this Week: 4378

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Covers UK real estate law.

http://freethcartwrightrealestateblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Doing it Wright for 40 years…

    Doing it Wright for 40 years…
    You may not be surprised to read that the Nottingham Real Estate department demobs to the pub to kick off the weekend, but it was with mixed emotions that we raised our glasses on Friday night as we wished one … Continue reading →
  • Mar 28

    FC Trainee has the X-Factor

    FC Trainee has the X-Factor
    Congratulations go to our Ben Gant who has won the Nottinghamshire Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year Award. Ben, a second year trainee solicitor currently in the Real Estate department in our Nottingham office, received the award…
  • Mar 25

    Distressing Times Ahead…?

    Distressing Times Ahead…?
    Some pretty momentous things have happened on 6 April in years gone by. In 1722, Peter the Great ended tax on men with beards, in 1896 the first modern Olympic games opened in Athens and in 1917 the US declared … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2635

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 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 3200

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 3

    Landlords and Power of Attorney

    Landlords and Power of Attorney
      Corporations and LLCs when appearing in court must be represented by an attorney. “Washington law…requires individuals appearing before the court on behalf of another party to be licensed in the practice of law.” [1]…
  • Mar 15

    Fighting City Hall

    Fighting City Hall
    Old City Hall LLC bought a commercial building in Tacoma with the intent to convert it into luxury condos. Old City Hall needed tenants in the building to vacate to speed up the process. Old City Hall offered to “buy out” existing…
  • Feb 17

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court
    A man with a learning disability and limited education lost his job in 2008, and soon fell over $10,000 behind on property taxes. The county had not yet issued a certificate of delinquency, but the homeowner felt desperate to borrow against…
Rank this Week: 2787

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    MTA Property Can Be Subject to Adverse Possession Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate

    MTA Property Can Be Subject to Adverse Possession Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate
    In a unique action brought against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) the Court ruled that property belonging to the MTA is not immune from adverse possession. In Brocho V’Hatzlocho Corp. v. MTA, the Plaintiff…
  • Apr 2

    Time Warner Condo Board Buys Unit On Behalf of Rejected Purchaser Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate

    Time Warner Condo Board Buys Unit On Behalf of Rejected Purchaser Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate
    The Condominium Board at the Time Warner Center Condominiums was allowed to exercise its right of first refusal and purchase a condominium unit on behalf of a prior prospective purchaser who was unable to purchase the unit from the Seller. In…
  • Mar 16

    Are Home Inspections Necessary by Natalie Frazier

    Are Home Inspections Necessary by Natalie Frazier
    This is a common question from first time homebuyers in the city. Opinions vary as to their usefulness in NYC home purchases, but here are some basic things to consider when tossing around the idea of getting an inspection. With the right…
Rank this Week: 3515

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/
Rank this Week: 4455

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/
  • Mar 31

    The Association's Attorney Should Be A Good Listener

    The Association's Attorney Should Be A Good Listener
    I was recently interviewed by a condominium association board that wanted to replace the association's attorney.  During that interview, one board member made a startling comment.  She remarked that, in her opinion, the…
  • Feb 20

    Can a Condominium's Common Parking Spaces Be Reserved for Board Use?

    Can a Condominium's Common Parking Spaces Be Reserved for Board Use?
    I was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com regarding the proper use of common parking spaces at a condominium.  In the resulting article, I discuss how board members who vote to reserve common parking spaces for their own use could be…
  • Feb 13

    Paralegal Stephanie Chapman Has Joined My Office!

    Paralegal Stephanie Chapman Has Joined My Office!
    A quality paralegal can be an immense help to a busy attorney.  I am therefore happy to announce that paralegal Stephanie Chapman has joined my office.  Stephanie graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 and earned a…
Rank this Week: 4184

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: 2573

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/
  • Mar 27

    Brownfields Program Has Paid Off For Massachusetts Busine

    Brownfields Program Has Paid Off For Massachusetts Busine
    Guest Post by Larry Feldman, a licensed site professional with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  Reprinted with permission from the Worcester Business Journal. In the early 1990s, a coalition of environmental advocates, bankers,…
  • Jan 16

    MAPC: Region Needs 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040

    MAPC: Region Needs 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040
    The greater Boston area – including MetroWest – will need to add 435,000 new housing units by 2040 in order to sustain economic growth, according to a new report issued by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Without…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court Answers: Your Form Selection Clause Is Enforceable

    Supreme Court Answers: Your Form Selection Clause Is Enforceable
    Earlier this year, I posted about a case on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of a forum selection clause in a construction contract.  The case involved a general contractor from Virginia that entered a…
Rank this Week: 3169

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • 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 WalkerPlease 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 a…
  • Mar 3

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce
    By: Clayton WalkerUnsuccessful Public Contract Bid Process The Alaska Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing a litigants complaints about an unsuccessful public contract bid process.  The full opinion can be found here.  There…
Rank this Week: 2479

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    EU cross-border truck rental

    EU cross-border truck rental
    In their attempt to lower and optimise costs, road transport companies in Europe are trying to apply a cross border truck rental schemes to their international business. One of the most common mistakes is renting trucks, registered in one EU…
  • Nov 24

    Inheriting company in Bulgaria made easy

    Inheriting company in Bulgaria made easy
    Following the 2003-2008 property rush, many Brits and Irish have bought properties in Bulgaria through limited companies. Some investors were in their retirement age, hoping to get their last years spent in new Bulgarian home. Due to…
Rank this Week: 3316

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 2543

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: 2431

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4082

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 4744

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 29

    Cuatro años de cárcel para Enrique y Leopoldo Faura Sánchez ("Mirador de la Fortaleza S.L.").

    Cuatro años de cárcel para Enrique y Leopoldo Faura Sánchez ("Mirador de la Fortaleza S.L.").
    Enrique J. Faura Sánchez y Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez han sido condenados en sentencia firme, dictada por el Tribunal Supremo el pasado 14 de Noviembre de 2013, por un delito continuado de apropiación indebida, subtipo agravado, por…
  • Dec 16

    Blanco y negro: el Ministerio Fiscal.

    Blanco y negro: el Ministerio Fiscal.
    Decía mi profesor de Matemáticas de la EGB, Don Antonio, que los alumnos del fondo de la clase, los que más charlan, cambian cromos e, incluso, juegan a las cartas -hoy, con el móvil-, se están enterando más y mejor de la lección que…
Rank this Week: 4395

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Blog

By Samuelson Law Offices, LLC

http://www.commercialrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Estimates a Landlord Provides, in a Non-Binding Letter of Intent, Can Come Back to Bite *

    Estimates a Landlord Provides, in a Non-Binding Letter of Intent, Can Come Back to Bite *
    Landlords are often persuaded to put, in their letters of intent, estimates with numeric figures (as distinguished from just verbal descriptions) as to the size of the premises, CAM, CAM ratios, fund contributions, construction completion…
  • Jan 27

    Foreclosure Defense: New Weapon for Commercial Mortgagors?

    Foreclosure Defense: New Weapon for Commercial Mortgagors?
    A recent case allows a commercial mortgagor to defend against, and even to claim damages from, the lender, for (a) breaching an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and (b) statutory unfair and deceptive trade practices. Burcam…
  • Dec 3

    TO FOREIGN PURCHASERS OF U.S. REAL ESTATE - YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO KEEP IT

    TO FOREIGN PURCHASERS OF U.S. REAL ESTATE - YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO KEEP IT
    Many real estate attorneys probably never heard of the Exon-Florio Amendment or CFIUS, much less imagined that, under them, a foreign real estate purchaser may be forced to divest the property post-closing. However, recently, the U.S…
Rank this Week: 4621

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
  • Jun 19

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C In a decision that should have both Owners and Design Professionals taking close notice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently upheld enforcement of a contractual limitation of…
Rank this Week: 4035

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: 3917

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: 2654

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/
  • Feb 7

    Quorum oh Quorum

    Quorum oh Quorum
    Post by: Meghan MacDonald We have noticed lately that it is becoming difficult to obtain the required quorum of unit owners at condominium turnover meetings.  The purpose of the turnover meeting is for the Declarant of the condominium to…
  • Nov 20

    Development Charges Season

    Development Charges Season
    Post by: Craig Robson Many municipalities in Ontario are currently undergoing a review of their development charges bylaws for 2014 implementation. Anyone who is involved in real estate development should be paying careful attention to these…
  • Nov 1

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality
    Post by: Craig Robson With respect to phased condominiums, a “Schedule G- Municipality” is required for each phase with the exception of the final phase. The legislation does not specifically exempt the last phase from having a…
Rank this Week: 3975

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

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

    New Mortgage Servicing Rules Effective January 10, 2014

    New Mortgage Servicing Rules Effective January 10, 2014
    Here is a summary of the New Real Estate Settlement Act and Truth in Lending Act that take effect in 2014: Consumers must be provided with a periodic statement showing information on the payment due and the application of past payments. If a…
  • Feb 3

    The Student Loan Crisis was addressed by President Obama in his State of the Union Addre

    The Student Loan Crisis was addressed by President Obama in his State of the Union Addre
    President Obama’s remarks about student loans during his State of the Union address ring true for millions. The President’s succinct message about the massive burden posed by student loans to millions of Americans was spot on: Cap…
  • Jan 28

    SEN. KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: RENEWING A CALL FOR HER FEDERAL LOAN REFINANCING ACT

    SEN. KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: RENEWING A CALL FOR HER FEDERAL LOAN REFINANCING ACT
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates, urging President Barack Obama to push the effort in his State of the Union speech…
Rank this Week: 4257

Foreclosure Defense Law Blog

Foreclosure Defense Law Blog

Covers foreclosure procedures and legal defenses available to debtors. By the Nissenbaum Law Group.

http://www.foreclosuredefenselawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4366

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/
  • Jan 16

    Passing On Your Digital Asset

    Passing On Your Digital Asset
    So, you are not an early adopter. You do not care about the latest iteration of you-name-it software - or the trendiest internet craze - or the most recent must-have technology. How important can a discussion about protecting your digital…
  • Dec 26

    Court Decides Case Regarding Claims Arising Out of Transfers of Mortgage

    Court Decides Case Regarding Claims Arising Out of Transfers of Mortgage
    A.R.S. § 33-420 permits a cause of action to quiet title to property and, among other things, also permits a claim for damages arising out of recording of documents that are forged, groundless, contains a material misstatement or false…
  • Oct 7

    NEW VIDEO BY RETIRED ARIZONA BANKRTUPCY JUDGE DISCUSSES NEED FOR DEBTORS TO GET HELP FROM AN ATTORNEY

    NEW VIDEO BY RETIRED ARIZONA BANKRTUPCY JUDGE DISCUSSES NEED FOR DEBTORS TO GET HELP FROM AN ATTORNEY
    So you have made your decision to file bankruptcy - probably because there is no other viable option that you are aware of and you have heard stories from some of your friends who have had to file. The big question now is whether to hire an…
Rank this Week: 4039

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

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

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 4244

Traci D. Ellis

Traci D. Ellis

Covers real estate investing.

http://www.traciellis.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?
    I know what you’re thinking:  ”Estate plans are for rich people so I don’t need one”.  But, you are wrong.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the truth.  How do I know you’re wrong when I…
  • Oct 2

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?

    Do You REALLY Need An Estate Plan?
    I know what you’re thinking:  ”Estate plans are for rich people so I don’t need one”.  But, you are wrong.  Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the truth.  How do I know you’re wrong when I…
  • Mar 1

    The Tax Man Cometh

    The Tax Man Cometh
    Given that tax season is upon us, I hope that each of you took affirmative steps to minimize your tax liability in 2013.  There are a few things left you can still do in 2014 to lower your tax bill before the April filing deadline, and I…
Rank this Week: 2955

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

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

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 30

    JOIN US FOR A GOOD CAUSE!! (And for some really great food to boot!)

    JOIN US FOR A GOOD CAUSE!! (And for some really great food to boot!)
    The Penfield-Webster Rotary Club would like to welcome you to join us for our Second Annual Brew and Dinner Pairing on November 14, 2013. The evening promises to be filled with good times, great food and tantalizing libations from one of…
Rank this Week: 3819

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
Rank this Week: 4665

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
  • 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…
  • Nov 24

    Digging the gold out of family farm corporation

    Digging the gold out of family farm corporation
    During the 1970s, many farm operations were incorporated for succession planning purposes. Today, the number of corporations that own Iowa farmland has soared.
Rank this Week: 3772

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 4734