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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: 3455

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: 4653

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4426

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: 2657

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
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  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
  • Mar 25

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World
    German DPAs issue guidelines on CCTV use  (Hunton &Williams)  Link to Germany's policy (in German). Offshoring Data  (Coors, Chambers, Westgarth)  Impact of new Australian privacy laws on companies that…
Rank this Week: 4423

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit
    Provisions in contracts requiring parties to first mediate their disputes are increasingly common in real estate transactions.  In fact, many standard real estate purchase agreements require such alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…
  • Mar 18

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract
    Clients often ask me how we can give certain clauses in contracts “teeth” to ensure that the other side performs.  For instance, in settlement agreements, many clients seek to impose monetary penalties that the other side…
  • Feb 28

    My Week of Jury Duty

    My Week of Jury Duty
    In corporate America, many executives believe that jury verdicts are out of control, and, as evidence, point to cases like the McDonald’s hot coffee case in which a woman was awarded millions of dollars in damages after spilling…
Rank this Week: 2775

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: 2647

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Apr 7

    Will a “Premiere Party” Help Sell Your Home?

    Will a “Premiere Party” Help Sell Your Home?
    The trend-spotters at Oakland Magazine have been at work, with a recent article titled, “To Sell a Property, They Throw a Party.” And not just any party: It’s a “premiere party” (usually for a luxury home in an…
  • Apr 1

    Will This Year’s Real Estate April Fools’ Joke Be Tomorrow’s Listing Reality?

    Will This Year’s Real Estate April Fools’ Joke Be Tomorrow’s Listing Reality?
    Anyone who didn’t read the “April 1″ dateline on Midwest Real Estate Data’s article called “MRED Makes Scents,” might have been shocked by this Illinois provider of multiple listing services’…
  • Mar 21

    They’re Tweeting About This House!

    They’re Tweeting About This House!
    Well, it looks like a charming young couple was intrigued by the open house, and is moving into our “cottage.” (When selling a house with less-than-impressive square footage, it’s important to use appealing words like…
Rank this Week: 2448

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: 4434

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: 2848

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 6

    California Passenger Rail Summit

    California Passenger Rail Summit
      Last week I attended the 2014 California Passenger Rail Summit where industry leaders met to discuss the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. While the California High Speed Rail train was an important…
  • Mar 21

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You
    On March 20, 2014, the California Transportation Commission allocated $334 Million to 53 projects around the state.  As one Caltrans press release puts it, "Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the…
  • Mar 19

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort
    Last week, the Court of Appeal issued a decision that may be one of the ones we look back on as among the most significant of 2014 (at least in the world of eminent domain).  For years (and certainly for the entire 20 years I've been…
Rank this Week: 4086

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/
  • Apr 6

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.
    In September, 2011 the Massachusetts enacted into Law the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law changed completely the law of alimony in the state. It created presumptive maximum lengths of time for alimony to be received, guidelines…
  • Mar 16

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?
    Same gender couples who were lawfully married in Massachusetts and have since moved to other states may find that they can't get divorced in the state where they reside. Their state of residence may define marriage as consisting of one man…
  • Mar 2

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.
    If you watch police shows on tv you have seen episodes where the police go to their computer and pull up a suspect's cell phone's number and then access cell tower information and show the physical location of the suspect. This…
Rank this Week: 3999

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: 3164

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: 3572

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: 4414

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: 4139

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4571

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the pitfalls of reverse mortgages, including the effect such a mortgage may have on the heirs of the borrowers in question. A recent blog post also examined the possible negative legal…
  • Mar 21

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate
    Our clients have inquired as to the consequences of the termination of a martial relationship upon rights in a New York estate. The resolution to this issue depends upon whether the relationship was legally terminated through a divorce and…
  • Mar 12

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program
    Our readers may have read a recent article in The New York Times concerning a compulsive hoarder (or "collector") and his struggle to clean out his rent-stabilized apartment in order to avoid eviction. While this situation is so notorious…
Rank this Week: 4082

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: 2403

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: 3058

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: 2471

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar
    On March 14, 2014, ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark was a speaker at the Trial and Error CLE held in Atlanta, GA. The CLE focused on trial and appellate practice and covered a broad range of topics. It was broadcast live to 15 locations across…
  • Mar 17

    ATC’s Annual Kickin’ Cookout!

    ATC’s Annual Kickin’ Cookout!
    Join us April 24th, 2014 for our annual “Kickin’ Cancer Cookout“ to raise funds for the Gwinnett County Relay for Life! the cookout will be at One Sugarloaf Centre 1960 Satellite Blvd. Duluth, Georgia 30097 from 11:30am to…
  • Feb 26

    Tom Andersen awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

    Tom Andersen awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.
    On Saturday February 22nd, The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation held its sixth annual Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation Cornerstone Society Gala event at the Gwinnett Center. The event was headlined by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the man…
Rank this Week: 4872

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/
  • Mar 24

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible
    In the last few weeks the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided two more cases dealing with the effects of botched foreclosure sales.  The more important decision is U.S. Bank National Association v. Schumacher (pdf). …
  • Mar 12

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense
    On April 25, 2014, the Boston Bar Association will host a lunch program entitled "The (Slow) Rise and (Sudden) Fall of the Chapter 40B Municipal Planning Defense."  This program is jointly sponsored by the BBA's Land Use and Development…
  • Mar 3

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting
    If you think land use is simple, read Beverly Port Marina, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Protection — not just the recent Appeals Court decision but the underlying agency decision.  What’s so difficult?  Begin…
Rank this Week: 3545

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4973

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: 2709

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: 2538

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: 4026

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

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

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Mar 11

    Re-Purposing for the Hospitality Industry

    Re-Purposing for the Hospitality Industry
    It seems that old is new again !  In cities throughout the U.S. buildings originally built for a specific purpose: banks, office buildings, schools and warehouses are being converted or "re-purposed" into other uses, but in particular…
  • Feb 18

    Update: Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968

    Update: Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968
    Back when this Blog was in its infancy our partner, Kristin Boose, reported on the then legislative environment relating to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968.  As many of you already know the Act is broad in its…
  • Feb 6

    Ohio Leads Nation in Construction Job Growth

    Ohio Leads Nation in Construction Job Growth
    Ohio added 4,000 new construction jobs in December, leading the country in gains for the month according to an analysis of Labor Department data released by The Associated General Contractors of America (“AGC”) last week. The…
Rank this Week: 4117

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: 4394

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

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

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption
    Rebecca M. SpenoWe recently posted about the Legislature’s recent amendment to the RPTL 458-a Alternative Veterans’ Exemption. From what we have seen and heard, most school districts statewide have determined not to pass…
  • Feb 27

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption
    Kathleen M. BennettBond, Schoeneck & King member, Rebecca Speno has been presenting to school districts in central New York about the costs associated with providing an optional real property tax exemption to veterans.  See the full…
  • Feb 23

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?
    Kathleen M. BennettIn November 2013, Governor Cuomo released the Final Report of the New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission regarding tax reform. One week later, the New York State Senate Republican Conference Tax Policy…
Rank this Week: 3780

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
  • Feb 27

    Only 7 Days Left To Sign Up For Landlord Boot Camp on March 8th

    Only 7 Days Left To Sign Up For Landlord Boot Camp on March 8th
    There are just 7 days left to register for Landlord Boot Camp!!! Come learn about Wisconsin’s new Landlord Tenant law – Act 76 – plus everything else you need to know about Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin. The Apartment…
  • Feb 24

    New CCAP Bill Introduced

    New CCAP Bill Introduced
    A new CCAP bill (Senate Bill 526) was introduced on January 30, 2014 by Senators Grothman, Taylor, Schultz, Harris, and Risser.  A public hearing has already been held. Current law allows for any criminal charge to remain on CCAP even if…
  • Feb 14

    Revised Wisconsin Legal Blank Forms Will Be Available on Monday, February 17th

    Revised Wisconsin Legal Blank Forms Will Be Available on Monday, February 17th
    As I hope most of you are aware, Wisconsin passed a new law that will great affect landlord-tenant law – Act 76.  Whenever the law is changed, there is usually a need to revise and/or update your rental documents to comply with the…
Rank this Week: 4596

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: 4664

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: 3897

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: 2756

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: 4346

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: 4404

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: 4023

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: 4204

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: 2931

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: 3786

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: 4629

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: 3756

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
  • Aug 12

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case
    Whether you have been sued or need to sue someone, it is important to know what to do both before the need for litigation arises. Careful record keeping and document organization are the best ways to help your business litigation attorney. …
  • Jul 23

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall
    Anyone who wants to buy a business needs to be cautious before signing an offer. It is critical to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in California business sales to guide you through the process. Very often the business purchase…
Rank this Week: 3868

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

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

http://styronblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of…

    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir by Leland and Crystal Payton. Published by Lens & Pen Press, 4067 Franklin, Springfield MO 65807, $25 postpaid. See http://www.dammingtheosage.com Leland…
  • Oct 25

    Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online

    Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online
    Getting a copy of an old subdivision plat or survey isn’t difficult, but it can require a visit to a county recorder’s office, which may or may not have the ability to print the plat or survey on one sheet of paper or to give it…
  • Oct 23

    Timeshare resale scam uses my name. Ugh.

    Timeshare resale scam uses my name. Ugh.
    I received a call today from a man who claimed I advised him a few days ago send $800 to a timeshare resale company called Timeshare Concepts. I told the man that I didn’t remember having spoken to him. He claimed that I had answered…
Rank this Week: 4349

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4722