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Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

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

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

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

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

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

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

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 3461

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Covers UK real estate law.

http://freethcartwrightrealestateblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Care Deal

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

    Who Changed JR…again?

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

    No Refunds Allowed

    No Refunds Allowed
    We blogged last year on the case of Marks and Spencer Plc –v- BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited, which was a case concerning whether M&S was entitled to a refund of rent paid in relation to a ……
Rank this Week: 2200

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

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

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

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

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

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

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 4399

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

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

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

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

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

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

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

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
Rank this Week: 2563

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 4458

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: 2287

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: 2170

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5001

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: 4490

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: 2832

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: 4719

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: 3810

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: 4764

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Covers Tennessee commercial and residential real estate law. By J. David Wicker.

http://tennrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee via PILOT

    Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee via PILOT
    On December 4, 2012, Metro Council passed an economic incentive for Nashville-based HCA Holdings, Inc. (“HCA”) that is estimated to total $66 million over 20 years and is one of the largest Metro Nashville has ever offered to a…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Tennessee-Georgia Border War of 2013

    The Great Tennessee-Georgia Border War of 2013
    On March 25, 2013, Georgia senators passed House Resolution 4 (“HR 4”), a resolution which proposed settlement of the boundary dispute between the State of Georgia and the State of Tennessee. The resolution attempts to settle the…
  • Nov 19

    Oral Modification to Construction Contract

    Oral Modification to Construction Contract
    Construction contracts typically contain provisions that explicitly require the parties to reduce all modifications to the contract into writing. These “additional work” provisions are written to prevent the enforceability of oral…
Rank this Week: 3650

Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold's blog

Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold's blog

Covers property law, land use and environmental law.

http://www.law.louisville.edu/blog/61
Rank this Week: 2342

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

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

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

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

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

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

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

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 3575

South Carolina Community…

South Carolina Community Association Law Blog

Covers the law of homeowners associations, property owners associations, condominium associations, cooperatives and other community associations. By D. Ryan McCabe.

http://sccommunityassociationlaw.com
  • Jul 18

    HOA’s Arrest of Homeowner is Malicious Prosecution

    HOA’s Arrest of Homeowner is Malicious Prosecution
    Alamo County Club Owners Association v. Shelton, 12-1—00300-VB (Tex. App. 2012) Sometimes personal disregard for a fellow homeowner can overlap and have a costly effect when enforcing covenants.  In this case, a board member called…
  • Jul 18

    Certain Owners Exempt from Special Assessment

    Certain Owners Exempt from Special Assessment
    Green v. Lake Montowese Association, 387 S.W. 3d 413 (Mo. Ct. App. 2012) Here, the Missouri Court of Appeals determined that it was unfair to force homeowners to pay special assessments on a central water system for which they received no…
  • Jun 17

    HOA Doesn't Have Authority to Restrict Lot Usage

    HOA Doesn't Have Authority to Restrict Lot Usage
    Estates at Desert Ridge Trails Homeowner’s Association v. Vazquez, Nos. 30, 944; 31, 590 (N.M. Ct. App. Feb. 8, 2013) The New Mexico Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that a Homeowners’ Association’s power is limited in…
Rank this Week: 1999

Attorney Brandi

Attorney Brandi

Provides general information and Ohio specific information relating to small business law, real estate, landlord/tenant law, civil, probate and estate planning. By Brandi N. Buchenau.

http://attorneybrandi.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 14

    Rental Collection

    Rental Collection
      Collections can be handled in one of two ways. First, when someone is evicted, you can pursue past due rent and damages through a “Second Cause Hearing” (the first cause being the eviction). If no eviction took place, you can sue for…
Rank this Week: 3147

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law…

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting landlords, owners, and property management companies.

http://lawmatters.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 5003

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2906

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 4972

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3948

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

http://www.stephenwaque.com/
  • Feb 11

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 3691

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 3901

EvictionTime.com Blog

EvictionTime.com Blog

Covers Florida eviction and landlord-tenant law. By Chen Law Firm, PA.

http://evictiontime.com/blog-evictiontime/
  • Oct 8

    When do you need an Attorney in a Landlord-Tenant matter?

    When do you need an Attorney in a Landlord-Tenant matter?
    A tenant should hire an attorney whenever the landlord is represented by an attorney.  If the tenant feels there is something improper by the landlord or feels their rights are being violated, they should consult an attorney.  Quite often…
  • Oct 8

    Lease Terms – a few item

    Lease Terms – a few item
    IMPORTANT: If you do not understand something in the lease or the lease does not include something the landlord agreed to provide, don’t sign it!!! The lease is legally binding and most judges will not accept the following statement,…
  • Oct 8

    When is it okay to withhold rent?

    When is it okay to withhold rent?
    Generally you need a material breach of the landlord’s duties to withhold rent.  It is most commonly used when the landlord fails to make repairs or maintain the property according to the following statute: 83.51  Landlord’s obligation…
Rank this Week: 3226

Wireless Site Development Law

Wireless Site Development Law

Covers the wireless site development process from A to Z-–acquisition to zoning. By LeClair Ryan.

http://wirelesssitedevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 24

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation
    It’s important to educate legislators and local governments about the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which added Section 332(c)(7) to the Communications Act of 1934. This section, also referred to as Section 704, affects the permitting of…
Rank this Week: 4017

Natasi Law Group Blog

Natasi Law Group Blog

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

http://nastasilaw.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 3656

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

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

http://www.cailawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home

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

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset

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

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association
    A common misconception among community association boards and managers is that fair housing law doesn’t apply to community associations. This misconception exists largely because federal fair housing law states that it is illegal to…
Rank this Week: 2135

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
Rank this Week: 4938

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

Covers criminal law, landlord tenant law and personal injury law. By Kira Fonteneau.

http://thefonteneaufirm.com
Rank this Week: 2112

Redman Law Firm

Redman Law Firm

Covers real estate legal issues in Michigan.

http://redmanlawfirm.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 16

    Short Sale Seller Beware – Court Holds Lender Approval is Not an Essential Element of Contract

    Short Sale Seller Beware – Court Holds Lender Approval is Not an Essential Element of Contract
    On June 21, 2012, in the case of Cullinane v. Estate of Holly Vene, unpublished, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed a case where a buyer sued the estate of a seller for specific performance on a short sale when the estate refused to…
  • Jun 26

    Court Finds Foreclosed Homeowners Not Liable for Removing Fixtures From Home

    Court Finds Foreclosed Homeowners Not Liable for Removing Fixtures From Home
    In the case of Gerber Federal Credit Union v. Shields, unreported, Docket # 303663, the Michigan Court of Appeals were faced with a case brought by a credit union against homeowners who allegedly removed cabinets, a sink and countertops from…
  • Jun 15

    Bank of America Issues New Short Sale Guideline

    Bank of America Issues New Short Sale Guideline
    Bank of America has announced “Enhanced Second Lien Deficiency Waiver Guidelines”. It is important when processing a short sale to understand all of the latest programs in place by all of the lenders.  The latest announcement reads:…
Rank this Week: 3623

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland
    Didn't think I'd be writing about the Occupy Movement but here we are... Occupy LA and Los Angeles officials may be entering lease negotiations for a space near City Hall.  In exchange for cleaning up camp, officials have offered the…
  • Nov 2

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit
    California’s vexatious litigant statute, Code of Civil Procedure 391, et seq., has been around for some time but it is worth revisiting in today’s litigation climate.  Improved access to law and courts and legal information is allowing…
  • Aug 23

    Thanks Justia!

    Thanks Justia!
    Lord of the Lease has been selected for inclusion in Justia's Blawg Directory. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Justia provides online legal and consumer information to the public, including case law, codes, regulations, legal…
Rank this Week: 3208

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

http://www.losangelesevictionlawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Eviction discovery rule

    Eviction discovery rule
    Due to the expedited nature of eviction cases, it is only natural that the discovery process is also expedited.  Unlike in traditional discovery procedures, in eviction cases, the responses are due 5 days after service of the request.  This…
  • Feb 25

    Rent Control Eviction

    Rent Control Eviction
    Assuming your property is within a rent control jurisdiction there are two types of categories under which a landlord can eviction a tenant in a rent control property. As a caveat, rent controls covers all residential units except single…
  • Jan 13

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 4670

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 2742

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 2138

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

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

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

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

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

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

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

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 4924

Real Estate and Business Blog

Real Estate and Business Blog

By Levine Segev LLC.

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

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?

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

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

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

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

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010
    Mark Lee Levine of the law firm of Levine Segev LLC, will be teaching the International Real Estate Course, Global One, for individuals seeking the FIABCI International Real Estate Consultant (FIREC) designation.
Rank this Week: 4879

utahcondolaw

utahcondolaw

Covers the development, governance and management of community associations, including condominiums, homeowners' associations and mixed use projects. By Lincoln W. Hobbs.

http://utahcondolaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    We're Moving

    We're Moving
    Over the next little while, I intend to relocate the hosting of this blog to wordpress -- it will allow more options and features in posting, and I think I can make it look a bit better.  So, if you want to keep up, you might want to change…
  • Mar 26

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation
    The National Business Institute has asked me to present a national teleconference on the subject of amending community association (HOAs, Homeowner Associations, Home Owner Associations, condominiums, PUDs, Planned Unit Developments --…
  • Mar 25

    The Essentials of Community Management

    The Essentials of Community Management
    Last weekend, The Utah Chapter of the Community Associations Institute sponsored its "Essentials of Community Management" course. Several active members of the industry taught about the fundamentals of homeowner association and condominium…
Rank this Week: 4502

wyomingcondolaw

wyomingcondolaw

Covers the development, governance and management of community associations, including condominiums, homeowners' associations and mixed use projects. By Lincoln Hobbs.

http://wyomingcondolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Challenge to Conversion Prohibition

    Challenge to Conversion Prohibition
    It appears there's a dispute brewing in Jackson Hole about the ability of a municipality to restrict conversions of apartments to condominiums.
  • Feb 15

    Riverview Heights HOA v. Rislov

    Riverview Heights HOA v. Rislov
    There's a new Wyoming Opinion respecting the amendment of community association governing documents, and it's likely to be followed in other jurisdictions. The case arose over a prohibition against manufactured housing; the prohibition had…
  • Mar 26

    Design Committee Rebuked by Wyoming Court

    Design Committee Rebuked by Wyoming Court
    In the case of Dwan v. Indian Springs Ranch Homeowners Association, Inc. 186 P.3d 1199 (Wyo. 2008), the Wyoming Supreme Court reversed a trial court's decision which had affirmed the Association's Design, Environment and Wildlife Committee…
Rank this Week: 4501

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 4509

idahocondolaw

idahocondolaw

Covers the development, governance and management of community associations, including condominiums, homeowners' associations and mixed use projects. By Lincoln Hobbs.

http://idahocondolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    Disability Discrimination in Idaho?

    Disability Discrimination in Idaho?
    There haven't, admittedly, been a lot of posts to this site, but that's because there doesn't appear to be a lot going on in Idaho condolaw. That may be related to the economy, but here's a bit of news on the regulatory front:
  • Apr 3

    Rental Restrictions in Bylaws?

    Rental Restrictions in Bylaws?
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in an opinion released last Friday, issued an opinion which affirms the validity of rental restrictions included in a community association's bylaws, as opposed to the association's declaration. Several courts…
  • Feb 27

    Get Your Pools and Spas Fixed NOW!

    Get Your Pools and Spas Fixed NOW!
    A recent meeting of the Utah Chapter of the Community Association Institute addressed pool safety and the need to modify association pools pursuant to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; seven months ago I suggested in this…
Rank this Week: 4503

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 3020

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

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

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

    Lights Out

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

    Compliance Building

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

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 2012

Real Estate Law Weblog

Real Estate Law Weblog

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

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

    NYC Coop Sales Price Now Public Information

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

    Noah's Ark 2006

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

    Commercial Rent Prices Up - Square Footage Down?

    Commercial Rent Prices Up - Square Footage Down?
    A recent article in Business Week suggests that the open space model of the dot com era may, actually be a paradigm to enable businesses to reduce one of their largest expenses, namely, commercial office rent. Yet, the position of the…
Rank this Week: 2743