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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    TRANS OCEAN SEAFOOD SETTLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT

    TRANS OCEAN SEAFOOD SETTLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT
    Trans Ocean Seafoods To Pay $75,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit Mixtec Clam Diggers Faced Explicit Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged SEATTLE - Northwestern Washington-based Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc., doing …
  • Dec 14

    NEW SOCCER FIELD FOR WEST HARLEM

    NEW SOCCER FIELD FOR WEST HARLEM
    Department of Environmental Protection and FC Harlem Lions Partner to Bring New Youth Soccer Field to West Harlem Renderings of the New Field and Photos are Available on DEP’s Flickr page The New York City Department of…
  • Dec 14

    YOU CALLING ME FAT?

    YOU CALLING ME FAT?
    Americans Weigh More, but Shun "Overweight" Label by Jim Norman Story Highlights Comparing 2003-2007 with 2013-2017, the average weight is up 3 pounds Over same period, average "ideal" weight increased 4 pounds Fewer…
Rank this Week: 5

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 40

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 117

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    WLPP Continuing Education - Warehouse Lecture Serie

    WLPP Continuing Education - Warehouse Lecture Serie
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis and Payne, LLP is pleased to announce our Warehouse Lecture Series for the 2017/2018 year. The Series is comprised of quarterly, half-day sessions providing Community Association Manager Continuing Education credits…
  • Apr 12

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe
    Mark your calendars!  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce the Warehouse Lecture Series.  On May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, and June 16, 2017, WLPP will hold classes designed to help managers obtain credits…
  • Mar 10

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
    All the media and legislative talk of construction defect litigation and its impact on condominium construction in Colorado may seem like discussion that does not impact existing communities. But the changes to state and local laws concerning…
Rank this Week: 194

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 219

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 264

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Landlord Law Blog looks back at 2017

    Landlord Law Blog looks back at 2017
    We generally take a long break over Christmas – to allow Ben and I a bit of a break, and this year to allow my injured finger time to recover its full typing capacity. Although mind you I will still be working – one of my projects…
  • Dec 11

    Interim and Final Management Order

    Interim and Final Management Order
    All in a day Most of my writings derive from discussions or incidents that I have engaged with during the course of my working week, usually when rowing with a landlord in a front garden. Either a weird bit of law comes up that’s worth…
  • Dec 11

    Using the Landlord Tap website to prevent unpaid water bill

    Using the Landlord Tap website to prevent unpaid water bill
    Did you know that the unpaid water bills adds an extra £21 per year to everyone else’s bill and that 80% of water and sewerage debt is due from residential tenants? Thats all those tenants disappearing at the end of their tenancy…
Rank this Week: 397

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 11

    The cloud of title: Part 2, the Established Doctrine

    The cloud of title: Part 2, the Established Doctrine
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   In the previous Part 1, our examination of the novel concept of using blockchain technology – cloud-based encryption, storage, and potentially universal…
  • Dec 4

    The cloud of title: Part 1, the Necessary Belief

    The cloud of title: Part 1, the Necessary Belief
    By: David A. Smith   Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke, 1962   I’ll show you a verified transaction, big boy   This year’s It Girl, at least in the…
  • Dec 1

    Fiscal autonomy = Political autonomy: Part 2, Obstructing his policie

    Fiscal autonomy = Political autonomy: Part 2, Obstructing his policie
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from the previous Part 1.]   As we saw in Part 1, using as the jumping-off-point a disappointingly credulous article in the Economist (November 16, 2017), China’s provinces, territories, and…
Rank this Week: 406

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 10

    “I made him aware he is very lucky”

    “I made him aware he is very lucky”
    A Local Government Ombudsman Report on the actions of Maidstone Borough Council towards a homeless household makes for depressing reading. Both for the actions (and inactions) of the Council and for what it lays bare about the attitude to the…
  • Dec 10

    Job Ad – Norwich

    Job Ad – Norwich
    Shelter Solicitor £29,331 – £35,332 depending on experience Norwich Closing date: 10 January 2018 at 11.30 pm We’re looking for a qualified Solicitor or experienced Housing Adviser with experience of handling a wide…
  • Dec 4

    An air of unreality

    An air of unreality
    Whilst winding my way home this evening, I chanced across a piece from Inside Housing in which is was reported that the Secretary of State, (Sajid Javid) had suggested that private freeholders should pick up the costs associated with…
Rank this Week: 435

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 314

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 5

    Tesla slips the noose of regulatory capture in Missouri

    Tesla slips the noose of regulatory capture in Missouri
    A regulated industry sometimes is able to use a regulatory agency to restrict competition. In Missouri, licenses for dealers of new cars have been issued only to applicants which hold franchises granted by manufacturers, with the franchisees…
  • Oct 8

    Book Review: James Fork of the White River, Transformation of an Ozark River

    Book Review: James Fork of the White River, Transformation of an Ozark River
    Published by Lens & Pen Press, 4067 Franklin, Springfield MO 65807, $35 (buy both James Fork of the White River and Damming the Osage for $52.50 postpaid), 351 pages. The evolution of a river in the modern era has many…
  • Oct 10

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground
    Springfield criminal defense attorney Shane Cantin has written a well-balanced article that examines Missouri’s new legislation, SB 656, “Missouri Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine: What You Need to Know.” SB…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Jun 24

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally,...
  • Jun 23

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California’s new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers…
  • May 11

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim
    By Andrew P. Holland and Jared M. Ahern On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). Among other things, the DTSA...
Rank this Week: 324

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 456

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 508

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
Rank this Week: 536

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

Provides a weekly summary of select real property and title insurance cases and recent developments. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 453

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 29

    CFP: Fourth Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    CFP: Fourth Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    (This just in from Troy Rule @ASU:) The Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU Law launched the annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators in May 2015. This innovative conference is a national event hosted each spring for…
  • Nov 19

    What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership?

    What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership?
    Now that Richard Cordray is on his way out as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), banking and financial services lobbyists are gearing up to attempt to unwind some of the bureau’s regulatory work and to put a...
  • Nov 2

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Managing the Tensions and Conflicts Among Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Fair Housing Law The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal) is the nation’s only law journal dedicated to…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Nov 28

    Pending SJC Case Could Change Condominium Litigation in Massachusett

    Pending SJC Case Could Change Condominium Litigation in Massachusett
    My colleague at Rackemann, Jonathan Hayden, has been watching this pending SJC decision and the following is his take on the case: The Supreme Judicial Court’s upcoming decision in Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v.…
  • Nov 20

    Land Dedicated As A Public Park Is Protected Under Article 97

    Land Dedicated As A Public Park Is Protected Under Article 97
    With a shortage of vacant land available for construction of new school buildings, municipalities are frequently pressured to convert parkland to school uses. More often than not, such conversions implicate Article 97. Article 97 of the…
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
Rank this Week: 460

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Oct 31

    New Client: Tremont Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Tremont Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Tremont Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tremont is a beautiful condominium community located in the Serrano Heights area of Orange.…
  • Oct 24

    New Client: Sierra Vista Estates Towhomes Association

    New Client: Sierra Vista Estates Towhomes Association
    We are proud to announce that Sierra Vista Estates Townhomes Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Sierra Vista Estates is a condominium community located in Mountain View.…
  • Oct 16

    AB 634 Signed! Reduced HOA Control of Solar Energy System Installation

    AB 634 Signed! Reduced HOA Control of Solar Energy System Installation
    The Governor has signed AB 634 into law changing HOA control over solar energy system (“Solar”) installations. HOAs may no longer adopt policies and guidelines that prohibit Solar installations on common area roofs protecting HOA…
Rank this Week: 511

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 645

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 477

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

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

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

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

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

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

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 565

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 12

    California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018

    California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018
    12 December 2017 California has enacted a number of new regulations related to labor and employment that go into effect when 2018 begins. Hotels owners and developers with properties in California need to be aware of how these rules apply to…
  • Nov 20

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and maliciou

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and maliciou
    20 November 2017 JMBM’s ADA Compliance and Defense team, led by my partner Marty Orlick, continues to help hotels and other businesses achieve compliance under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and is actively defending…
  • Nov 17

    In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin

    In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin
    17 November 2017 We are saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Merkin, former publisher of Hotel Management and a well-known and admired industry leader. Jerry’s long career in hospitality helped shaped the industry and the…
Rank this Week: 1113

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 11

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning
    Q: I am interested in hearing more about estate planning services. What documents are part of an estate plan? At McAvoy & Murphy, one of the first things we bring up at our free initial consults is that there is no “one size fits…
  • Nov 17

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI
    In order to help our client’s gain valuable insight into the conversations one must have with their health care agent, we routinely offer the following publication as a handout. The handout we use is from The Center for Public…
  • Jun 12

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)
    In part 1 of this series on real estate ownership and transfer, we had left off with a discussion of the types of freehold interests one has with regards to his or her ownership interest in property. The last type of fee simple we had…
Rank this Week: 1198

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Dec 9

    Who to Name in Post-Foreclosure Notice

    Who to Name in Post-Foreclosure Notice
    The purchaser at a trustee’s sale foreclosure is required to serve on all occupants a notice to vacate. The former owners and other non-tenant occupants must vacate within twenty days of the foreclosure auction. The new owner must give…
  • Dec 7

    Automatic Month-to-Month Lease Provision

    Automatic Month-to-Month Lease Provision
    Some leases have provisions that stipulate that if the tenant hold over a periodic month-to-month tenancy results. Such lease provisions may not be in the landlord’s interests. Automatic month-to-month lease provisions are not…
  • Nov 27

    Courts Clarify Service of Eviction Pleading

    Courts Clarify Service of Eviction Pleading
    Some tenants avoid service of the initial eviction lawsuit pleadings. The initial pleadings are a summons and a complaint. The summons and complaint must be served by a disinterested non-party (not the landlord) and must be placed into the…
Rank this Week: 1005

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Covers oil and gas law. By Aimee Hess.

https://www.texasoilandgasattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    What To Do When Someone Wants to Buy Your Texas Mineral Interest

    What To Do When Someone Wants to Buy Your Texas Mineral Interest
    I get calls every week from folks who have received a letter in the mail offering to purchase their Texas mineral interests. I tell all my clients (and anyone else who will listen) never to sell their mineral interests. There are a number of…
  • Dec 1

    What Are the Requirements for a Nuisance Claim In Texas?

    What Are the Requirements for a Nuisance Claim In Texas?
    Nuisance claims are a bit of a muddled area of Texas law. As Justice Boyd stated in the opinion: “This is a nuisance case, but that does not tell you much. As a legal concept, the word nuisance ‘has meant all things to all…
  • Nov 24

    What Is The True Cost of Environmental Regulation?

    What Is The True Cost of Environmental Regulation?
    When it comes to U.S. energy policy, federal government regulations unquestionably limit competition and innovation, and the people who suffer for it are the consumers and taxpayers. While the availability of new and abundant energy sources,…
Rank this Week: 965

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided

    Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided
    A fairly common problem area for homeowners association communities is the use of lawn signs by residents, especially during election season.  When HOAs attempt to crack down on the use of signs in accordance with their governing…
  • Nov 14

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association
    In the pursuit of association fraud and embezzlement, one of the most important aspects of the major legislation that was adopted earlier this year is the law’s effort to curb conflicts of interest by association board members and…
  • Nov 13

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Oscar R. Rivera was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
Rank this Week: 684

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 845

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Dec 4

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann’s 17th Annual Land Use, Environmental, and Real Estate Law Update

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann’s 17th Annual Land Use, Environmental, and Real Estate Law Update
    Reserve your seat for one of four annual seminars taking place in early 2018 in Sacramento, Napa, Redding and Modesto. In January 2018 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 17th annual educational program for clients and colleagues…
  • Nov 14

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann’s 17th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update

    REGISTER TODAY! Abbott & Kindermann’s 17th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2018. In January 2018 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 17th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental,…
  • Oct 25

    2017 THIRD QUARTER ENVIRONMENTAL LAW UPDATE

    2017 THIRD QUARTER ENVIRONMENTAL LAW UPDATE
    Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2017 Third Quarter Environmental update. This update discusses selected litigation, regulations / administrative guidance and pending legislation, on both the federal and state levels, in the…
Rank this Week: 940

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
Rank this Week: 744

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Florida Supreme Court Resuscitates Right to Privacy in Litigation

    Florida Supreme Court Resuscitates Right to Privacy in Litigation
    In the social media age, it may seem as though nothing is private. A perfect stranger can readily access our personal information through simple internet searches, and massive data breaches are becoming commonplace. This pervasive…
  • Nov 15

    New Tax Laws Affecting Entities Taxed as Partnership

    New Tax Laws Affecting Entities Taxed as Partnership
    Effective January 1, 2018, the IRS will implement new audit procedures applicable to entities (including LLCs) taxed as partnerships. These new audit rules may be referred to as the New Partnership Audit Regime. Application of the New…
  • Sep 25

    Combatting Trend of Low Pre-Suit Offers in Personal Injury Cases by Showing Willingness and Resources to Go to Trial

    Combatting Trend of Low Pre-Suit Offers in Personal Injury Cases by Showing Willingness and Resources to Go to Trial
    Many attorneys who represent Plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases are seeing a trend of lower pre-suit offers by the insurance companies controlling the settlement purse strings.  The trend seems to be extending through…
Rank this Week: 1229

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    Elusive Affordable Housing Policy

    Elusive Affordable Housing Policy
    My current work at the Hawaii Community Development Authority has me thinking a lot about affordable housing.Halekauwila Place, an affordable rental project in Kakaʻako.Among other things, the development guidance policy for the…
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
Rank this Week: 1106

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/blog
  • Nov 27

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for holding over beyond the end of their term in the Town of Babylon, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means,…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Brookhaven, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 1257

Orange County Estate Planning…

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Personal Property and Jewelry Division Can Cause Irreconcilable Problems in an Estate

    Personal Property and Jewelry Division Can Cause Irreconcilable Problems in an Estate
    Typical situation.  An elderly mom with two adult children, Sally & John, passes away with a house full of nice personal belongings (furniture, antiques, crystal and jewelry).  Sister Sally lives with mom or in the same town and…
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
Rank this Week: 1163

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Surviving Wife Not Liable For Mortgage Debt On Marital Home, Appeals Court Rule

    Surviving Wife Not Liable For Mortgage Debt On Marital Home, Appeals Court Rule
    Court Shoots Down Lender’s Attempt to Expand Doctrine of Equitable Subrogation In the interesting case of Wells Fargo Bank v. Comeau (Nov. 15, 2017), Justice Peter Agnes of the Appeals Court has held that a surviving wife is not…
  • Nov 5

    SJC Clarifies Security Deposit Liability For Move Out Damage

    SJC Clarifies Security Deposit Liability For Move Out Damage
    No Triple Damages Although Landlord Failed To Provided Sworn Statement of Itemized Damage at Move Out When a tenant leaves damage to a rental unit at move out, the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law allows a landlord to deduct the cost…
  • Oct 26

    DPH Proposes Changes To State Sanitary Code

    DPH Proposes Changes To State Sanitary Code
    Changes Catching Landlords By Surprise Without much publicity or property owner input, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has rolled out proposed revisions to the State Sanitary Code which provides minimum standards of habitability…
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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/
  • Nov 6

    Preparing for the Changes in the New AIA 2017 Form

    Preparing for the Changes in the New AIA 2017 Form
    By: Justin L. Weisberg After a decade, the AIA  released new design and construction contract forms in April 2017.  Some of the more notable changes to the AIA construction contract documents are summarized below. Probably as a…
  • Oct 16

    Presentation Available: The Role of Insurance and Cost Reduction in EPC Contract

    Presentation Available: The Role of Insurance and Cost Reduction in EPC Contract
    London partner, Matthew E. Smith spoke on the role of insurance and cost reduction in EPC contracts at the recent Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference on October 12-13, 2017 in London. To view a copy…
  • Oct 2

    K&L Gates Presents at the 3rd Annual Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference

    K&L Gates Presents at the 3rd Annual Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference
    Please Join Us at the Conference and use our Sponsor Discount Code for 20% Savings We will be sponsoring and presenting at this year’s Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference on October 12-13, 2017 at the…
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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 714

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
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Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
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Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 934

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…
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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: 946

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: 1006

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
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Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Dec 14

    Automatic Bankruptcy Stay

    Automatic Bankruptcy Stay
    This week, I am digging deeper into the bankruptcy world to discuss the Automatic Bankruptcy Stay. I'm guessing you are not a stranger to this term and that at some point you have been told that you cannot do "XYZ" because of the Automatic…
  • Dec 7

    Buyer Beware

    Buyer Beware
    The Washington Condominium Act (WCA) implied warranties are again under attack by some in the building industry. In the 1990s and early 2000s there was a glut of terrible construction that resulted in huge repair costs and a lot of…
  • Nov 30

    Directors v. Officer

    Directors v. Officer
    One of the benefits of being general counsel for many community associations—both HOAs and condos—is that we can recognize frequently misunderstood, confusing and difficult issues, and help our clients avoid them. One…
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