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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/
  • May 23

    More On No. Cal. Wildfire Inverse Cases - Order Overruling Demurrer

    More On No. Cal. Wildfire Inverse Cases - Order Overruling Demurrer
    Earlier this week, we reported that a San Francisco trial court had heard arguments that Pacific Gas and Electric could not be liable for damages resulting from the Northern California wildfires under an inverse condemnation theory. Well,…
  • May 22

    HAWSCT Clarifies When An "Accident" Occurs In Service-Connected Disability Retirement Statute

    HAWSCT Clarifies When An "Accident" Occurs In Service-Connected Disability Retirement Statute
    A slight detour from our usual fare, to note a decision from a closely-divided Hawaii Supreme Court in a case about when a State employee is eligible for service-connected disability retirement benefits under the State Employees' Retirement…
  • May 21

    The Difference Between "In Rem" And "In Personam" Jurisdiction Becoming Much Less Important

    The Difference Between "In Rem" And "In Personam" Jurisdiction Becoming Much Less Important
    Today's 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren, No. 17-387 (May 21, 2018), isn't a takings case, and is more about appellate procedure and framing your issues, but there are several nuggets which takings mavens…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 35

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 19

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland
    Rachael Walsh (Trinity College) and Lorna Fox O'Mahony (Essex) have posted Land Law, Property Ideologies and the British-Irish Relationship (Common Law World Review) online. Here's the abstract: This article examines the role of property…
  • May 18

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home
    For your summer reading, check out this edited book by Helen Carr (Kent), Brendan Edgeworth (New South Wales), and Carolina Hunter (York) titled Law and the Precarious Home: Socio Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times (Hart…
  • May 14

    CFP: Law and Communities Conference @Bar Ilan University Law

    CFP: Law and Communities Conference @Bar Ilan University Law
    We are delighted to announce that, on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 June 2018, the Bar Ilan University law school and the Center for Jewish and Democratic law will be hosting an international conference titled “Communities & the Law”. The...
Rank this Week: 68

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 29

    When the government does it: Part 4 After the hearing

    When the government does it: Part 4 After the hearing
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   Okay, okay, I’ll apologize to all my readers!   Update from an extremely dilatory blogger: I frequently miss my deadlines – like the…
  • Jan 10

    When the government does it: Part 3, Similar mega-development

    When the government does it: Part 3, Similar mega-development
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   As we saw in Part 1, using as our source a short factual article University of Washington Daily (November 22, 2017) by student reporter Max Wasserman, the…
  • Jan 8

    When the government does it: Part 2, The city’s largest employer

    When the government does it: Part 2, The city’s largest employer
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in the previous Part 1, using as our source a short factual article University of Washington Daily (November 22, 2017) by student reporter Max Wasserman,…
Rank this Week: 133

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
  • Oct 3

    IL Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Power Line Project

    IL Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Power Line Project
    IL Supreme Court concluded that Clean Line did not qualify as a public utility Developers of a $2.2 billion high-voltage power line that would cross south-central Illinois are considering their options after the Illinois Supreme Court…
  • Sep 30

    Foxconn Facing Resistance With Landowner

    Foxconn Facing Resistance With Landowner
    The proposed $10 Billion, 20 Million Square Foot Foxconn plant planned for Southeast Wisconsin appears likely to be built in Racine County. Although the location for the proposed manufacturing facility the Foxconn Technology Group plans to…
  • Apr 28

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired
    Transco not following state eminent domain rules When an agency has to take property by eminent domain in Georgia, under the state constitution, the “taking” agency must pay the property owner before actually taking the property…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • May 17

    New Client: Mission Trails Collection Community Corporation

    New Client: Mission Trails Collection Community Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Mission Trails Collection Community Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Mission Trails Collection is a new condominium community by City Ventures. Located in…
  • May 9

    HOA CC&Rs & Condo Plan Trump Conflicting Rights Conveyed in Deed

    HOA CC&Rs & Condo Plan Trump Conflicting Rights Conveyed in Deed
    *Unpublished Opinion Homeowners Association (“HOA”) Boards of Directors and management professionals often encounter disputes with homeowners as to who has the right to use common areas parking spaces within a condominium…
  • May 1

    New Client: Rancho Tesoro Community Association

    New Client: Rancho Tesoro Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Rancho Tesoro Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Rancho Tesoro is a new master-planned community by Brookfield Residential. Located in San Marcos,…
Rank this Week: 236

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/
  • May 3

    Jim Brooks Act (Just Cause Eviction) Fails To Pass Legislative Session

    Jim Brooks Act (Just Cause Eviction) Fails To Pass Legislative Session
    Bill Sent to Study Committee, Effectively Killing It After intense lobbying on both sides by property owner groups and tenant rights activities, lawmakers sent the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act to study effectively killing it for…
  • Apr 29

    Governor Baker Nominates Five For New Housing Court Judgeship

    Governor Baker Nominates Five For New Housing Court Judgeship
    New Judges to Serve Expanded Statewide Jurisdiction In the 2018 Fiscal Year budget, the jurisdiction of the Housing Court expanded to full state-wide coverage, and with it, the Legislature created five new judgeships. Earlier this week,…
  • Apr 24

    The Case of the Son, the Mother, and the Nantucket Cottage

    The Case of the Son, the Mother, and the Nantucket Cottage
    A Poem by Richard D. Vetstein, Esq. About a Real Case In Nantucket District Court This is the true tale of a son, a mother, and a cottage.  Located in the village of Siasconset, Nantucket For all ye interlopahs, it’s…
Rank this Week: 267

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: 208

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    California Supreme Court Limits Use of Independent Contractor

    California Supreme Court Limits Use of Independent Contractor
    On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, clarifying the standard for determining whether workers in California should be classified as employees…
  • Feb 1

    9th Circuit Rules an Illegal Minor has No Right to Court Appointed Counsel

    9th Circuit Rules an Illegal Minor has No Right to Court Appointed Counsel
    Immigrant children who enter the country illegally with their parents have no right to a government-appointed paid lawyer in court, as just recently ruled by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling came in the case of a Honduran boy who…
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
Rank this Week: 325

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: 284

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…
Rank this Week: 280

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://lawfirmcarolinas.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Personalizing Your Personal Injury Claim

    Personalizing Your Personal Injury Claim
    When people find out that I am an attorney, it is not uncommon for them to share with me their own experiences with the law.  Most often, these recollections involve a claim for personal injuries they suffered due to the negligence of a…
  • May 22

    Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act

    Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act
    "Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act" blog by Adam Marshall at Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A. Continue reading → The post Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act appeared first on Black…
  • May 18

    South Carolina Legislative Update: Bill Affecting HOAs and Condos Signed Into Law

    South Carolina Legislative Update: Bill Affecting HOAs and Condos Signed Into Law
    A South Carolina bill we have been watching for more than a year was signed into law by the Governor yesterday, May 17, 2018.  House Bill 3886 is the first SC bill specifically directed at homeowners associations and condominiums in…
Rank this Week: 693

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Size Matters: Should Your Condo Super-Size Its Board of Directors?

    Size Matters: Should Your Condo Super-Size Its Board of Directors?
    For many condominium associations in Florida, the amount of board members serving on a board of directors is usually dictated by the association’s governing documents or bylaws. There are associations, however, whose documents are…
  • May 8

    $20 Million Verdict Against HOA for Playground Injury Serves as Industry Wake-Up Call

    $20 Million Verdict Against HOA for Playground Injury Serves as Industry Wake-Up Call
    For many Florida residents, the appeal of living in condominium and homeowners’ associations is partly due to the many types of shared amenities and recreational facilities that these communities provide and maintain for the enjoyment…
  • May 7

    New Law Gives Condominium Owners Green Light for Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    New Law Gives Condominium Owners Green Light for Electric Vehicle Charging Station
    With their eco-friendly promise to Mother Nature, electric vehicles have gained popularity among U.S. consumers and policymakers alike, and auto industry giants are predicting even further growth for this high-tech and…
Rank this Week: 579

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 23

    City Comptroller’s Response to Airbnb Guest Commentary

    City Comptroller’s Response to Airbnb Guest Commentary
    [The following guest commentary is a response to Airbnb’s commentary published here.] New Yorkers are facing a growing affordability crisis, and over the years my office has examined many factors that have proven to contribute to the…
  • May 22

    Council Introduces Legislative Package To Eliminate Lead Poisoning In Housing

    Council Introduces Legislative Package To Eliminate Lead Poisoning In Housing
    City Council bills target lead levels. On May 10, 2018, Speaker Corey Johnson and 19 City Council Members introduced a package of 23 bills to eliminate lead poisoning in the five boroughs. The package of bills, the largest lead laws since…
  • May 21

    Guest Commentary: The Truth about Airbnb, Housing and New York City

    Guest Commentary: The Truth about Airbnb, Housing and New York City
    NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer recently released a report on Airbnb in New York City that is wrong on the facts, wrong on the methodology and wrong in its conclusions. Comptroller Stringer falsely asserts that middle class New Yorkers who…
Rank this Week: 643

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Land Law, a bit of history, and the two estates in land

    Land Law, a bit of history, and the two estates in land
    Foundations of landlord and tenant law – part 1 Land law is pretty complicated. The subject matter, land, is, after all, both very important and limited. There may be a few bits at the edge of the country where land is dropping into the…
  • May 22

    Landlords and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

    Landlords and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
    GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – refers to the new and more onerous data protection rules that will be coming into force on Friday 25 May 2018 (or will have come into force depending on when you read this). I wrote…
  • May 19

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 14th May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 14th May
    Thank you to everyone who came along to our Landlord Law Conference on Friday.  It was a great day. We will be publishing some photos and videos we took then soon. But in the meantime – what happened on the blog last week?…
Rank this Week: 633

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • May 22

    It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .

    It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .
    Steve Bochco died last month at age 74. It was big news. Bochco developed and produced some of the most influential TV shows of the last forty years — shows that set the stage for the golden age of TV we’re in the middle of right…
  • May 18

    What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year

    What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year
    Grab your fascinator, clot the cream, and set your alarm clock – there’s a royal wedding on the horizon!  Celebrity weddings are always fodder for rumors and gossip and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials…
  • May 8

    Best of Hartford 2018 – This One’s For You!

    Best of Hartford 2018 – This One’s For You!
    Freed Marcroft is honored to have been voted Best Law Firm in the Best of Hartford Magazine 2018 Reader’s Poll for the fourth consecutive year. We love the work we do because we get to help people begin living the lives they previously…
Rank this Week: 629

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://eminentdomainlaw.net/category/blog/
  • May 21

    California Delta Tunnels: The Project Is Flowing Along

    California Delta Tunnels: The Project Is Flowing Along
    Just a few month ago, the Delta Tunnels, dubbed the WaterFix, was sputtering due to a lack of funds and environmental hurdles. Governor Jerry Brown’s administration was forced to consider a phased-in approach that called for building…
  • Feb 25

    Update: The Future of the California WaterFix and Delta Tunnel

    Update: The Future of the California WaterFix and Delta Tunnel
    After state officials said that they will press ahead with a scaled-down, $10.7-billion version of the long-planned Delta Tunnels, the massive two-tunnel project in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is still a viable option, in…
  • Feb 4

    Update: Where is the California High-Speed Rail Project Headed?

    Update: Where is the California High-Speed Rail Project Headed?
    Nine years after California voters narrowly approved a nearly $10-billion bond to launch the $64-billion statewide High-Speed Rail project, residents and officials are wondering where the project is headed in 2018 and beyond. The narrative…
Rank this Week: 845

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 20

    Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenant

    Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenant
    Worthington & Anor v Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd (2018) EWCA Civ 1125 The Court of Appeal on an instance of tenancy management going bad, very bad indeed. And the landlord losing a claim against them for damages for harassment under…
  • May 20

    Job Ads – Flyde/Blackpool, Wandsworth

    Job Ads – Flyde/Blackpool, Wandsworth
    Fylde Coast Advice & Legal Centre Blackpool Lancashire Solicitor full time or two part time posts. £26,000   (Open to job share) We require a supervising solicitor for the Centre. The successful candidate(s) will…
  • May 18

    Court of Appeal on illegal eviction – quantum and heads of claim.

    Court of Appeal on illegal eviction – quantum and heads of claim.
    Smith v Khan (2018) EWCA Civ 1137 Well! It is not often that an illegal eviction case gets to the Court of Appeal, let alone on the tenant’s appeal. But that is what we have here. There are some useful bits along the way, the correction…
Rank this Week: 632

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
  • May 18

    What's Your Authority?

    What's Your Authority?
    I was reminded this week of a common pitfall: Don't choose your authority to fit the argument you're trying to make at the time.
  • May 8

    WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?

    WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?
    Whether any of us are truly ready or not, the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA") takes effect on July 1, 2018. That date will be here sooner than you think. Are you ready?
  • May 3

    No, You Don't Own Your Condo Parking Spot

    No, You Don't Own Your Condo Parking Spot
    A relatively common request fielded by condominium associations is from owners wanting to sell their parking spot to another owner. While many owners may believe they own their parking space, parking spaces are almost universally classified…
Rank this Week: 935

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • May 17

    What San Diego Real Estate Investors Should Know About FHA Loan Rule

    What San Diego Real Estate Investors Should Know About FHA Loan Rule
    Author: Staff “House flipping,” which is the process of purchasing a residential property, making improvements to it, and selling it, has been particularly popular in recent years among real estate investors in California and…
  • May 12

    House Flipping for California Real Estate Investors: A Legal Checklist

    House Flipping for California Real Estate Investors: A Legal Checklist
    Author: Staff House flipping, which involves purchasing a residential property and refurbishing it for resale, has been a popular activity in the U.S. for some time. Numerous television programs depict various aspects of the house…
  • Apr 26

    How to Prepare for an Open House: A Four-Step Plan

    How to Prepare for an Open House: A Four-Step Plan
    Author: Seth Murphy Seth Murphy first got into doing DIY projects to save money, but over time he has developed a real passion for this hands-on, intensive work. He created papadiy.com to share his ongoing projects and to…
Rank this Week: 1112

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1070

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: 1105

In the Zone

In the Zone

Covers real estate, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 9

    DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP

    DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP
    The Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation (CTCDC) is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for the acquisition and redevelopment of a 5 acre parcel of land, zoned commercial, and owned by the Township. …
  • May 1

    Objectors Have a Heavy Burden When Opposing a Special Exception

    Objectors Have a Heavy Burden When Opposing a Special Exception
    The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently confirmed the standards by which an applicant is entitled to special exception approval, which could help applicant’s in preparing their cases before a zoning board. In Monroe Land…
  • May 1

    IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. WHAT TIME? TIME TO REVIEW YOUR PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS.

    IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. WHAT TIME? TIME TO REVIEW YOUR PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS.
    Are the real property taxes assessed against your property out of proportion to the actual value of your property?  If so, what should you do? First, you need to determine if you have a basis to file an appeal to the county board of…
Rank this Week: 1127

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 521

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 24, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 24, 2018)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySocial Fitness Apps May Be More Harmful to User Privacy Than You Think  (CPO)People love fitness trackers,…
  • Apr 15

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 15, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 15, 2018)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityHow protectionist policies can impact digital developments  (IAPP)Facebook may stop the data leaks, but it’s too late: Cambridge Analytica’s models live on  (MIT…
  • Apr 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 8, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 8, 2018)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityAmazon's idea for employee-tracking wearables raises concerns  (CNN)Uber implements HIPAA compliance…
Rank this Week: 897

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Expediting Bid Protest

    Expediting Bid Protest
    Last week, the Rand Corporation, which just completed an analysis of the federal bid-protest system, announced that one thing the federal government has been doing particularly well is resolving bid protests quickly–the majority within…
  • Apr 11

    New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida

    New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida
    Regional mass-transit systems are often plagued by the permitting challenges associated with construction in multiple cities, each with its own priorities, regulations, and permitting processes.  For example, the cost of the first leg of…
  • Mar 28

    Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivision

    Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivision
    For many years we have sought to address the problems faced by mixed-use developments where different uses in a single structure are carved up into separate fee simple parcels. The main problem has been the inability to obtain separate tax…
Rank this Week: 1011

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/
  • Apr 6

    Can’t Get There From Here?

    Can’t Get There From Here?
    In the just-decided Maslow v. O’Connor, the Appeals Court addressed rights in a Gloucester subdivision road.  Since Gloucester is a seaside community, naturally the case concerns water access. The defendants own the residential…
  • Mar 20

    When Is It Too Late to Force a Neighbor to Cure a Zoning Violation?

    When Is It Too Late to Force a Neighbor to Cure a Zoning Violation?
    Section 7 of Chapter 40A contains a statute of limitations for actions by individuals and municipalities to compel the removal, alteration, or relocation of any structure due to a zoning violation.  In Bruno v. Zoning Board of Appeals of…
  • Mar 14

    Governor Baker Proposes Zoning Changes to Promote More Housing

    Governor Baker Proposes Zoning Changes to Promote More Housing
    Governor Baker recently announced a proposal to change state zoning laws to make it easier to build more housing units state-wide. The Governor’s goal is to add 135,000 housing units by 2025. To do so, he has introduced legislation…
Rank this Week: 1126

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 3

    Resulting Trusts in North Carolina

    Resulting Trusts in North Carolina
    A resulting trust arises “when a person becomes invested with the title to real property under circumstances which in equity obligate him to hold the title and to exercise his ownership for the benefit of another. A trust of this…
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Mar 20

    Administrative Law 101

    Administrative Law 101
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 794

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: 706

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…
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Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
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Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
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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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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/
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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://www.hawaii-attorney.net/blog/
  • Dec 13

    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 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…
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SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
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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…
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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…
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Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
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Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin,…

Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin, LLC Blog

Covers landlord-tenant law.

http://www.hannafinlaw.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Getting Your First Apartment? Here's What You Need to Know About Lease

    Getting Your First Apartment? Here's What You Need to Know About Lease
    If you are getting an apartment for the first time, you should be aware that signing a lease can be a big commitment. You'll be bound by the terms of the written lease, and if you do not follow the lease agreement including paying rent as…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant's Property Uninvited?

    Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant's Property Uninvited?
    When you rent an apartment or house, you expect that you will have privacy within the confines of your own home. Of course, your landlord is the legal owner of the property, so the landlord may expect to be given access to the home. 
  • Mar 29

    What if a Tenant Won't Leave After Eviction?

    What if a Tenant Won't Leave After Eviction?
    Evicting a tenant can be a complicated prospect in Boston because you have to follow Massachusetts laws that protect tenants. This means you cannot just lock a tenant out of his or her apartment if the tenant stops paying the rent or violates…
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Where Were the Soldiers Quartered in Jerusalem?

    Where Were the Soldiers Quartered in Jerusalem?
    This is Part II of a series: Where Did Israel's Temples Stand? You may read Part I here.There are a good number of blog posts and articles on the Internet that deal with the relationship of Fortress Antonia to what is today called "Temple…
  • May 16

    South Carolina Case Goes to SCOTUS Conference

    South Carolina Case Goes to SCOTUS Conference
    The petition for review (certiorari) filed by Bishop Mark Lawrence's Diocese of South Carolina and 28 of its parishes with the Supreme Court of the United States is now ready for decision by the justices. At least four of the nine justices on…
  • May 14

    Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?

    Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?
    (Part One of a Series)With the recent news of renewed clashes between Jews and Muslims over the right to occupy Jerusalem's so-called "Temple Mount", your Curmudgeon has thought it timely to remind people of all the historical evidence that…
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Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Covers bankruptcy, business law, family law, elder law, criminal law and estate planning. By Kevin O'Flaherty.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
  • May 23

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement
    In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically…
  • May 21

    Illinois Divorce Forms Explained

    Illinois Divorce Forms Explained
    In this article we will explain the forms necessary for a couple to file for a divorce in Illinois, including “where to find the required forms for an Illinois divorce,” “What are the Required Forms for an Illinois…
  • May 17

    How to Respond to a Restraining Order | Illinois Orders of Protection

    How to Respond to a Restraining Order | Illinois Orders of Protection
    In this article, we will explain how to respond to a restraining order or order of protection in Illinois, including how to file a response to an Illinois restraining order, what to do at the court hearing, and your right to appeal if the…
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Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://www.sherin.com/real-estate/
  • May 23

    Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation

    Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation
    Corporate legal departments in the retail industry are under constant pressure to cut costs, and they often pass those pressures on to outside counsel. In turn, law firms are searching for new technologies to help increase efficiencies for…
  • Sep 5

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence
    Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a buyer wants not to buy a “pig in a poke.”  (As an aside, do you know the origin of “pig in a…
  • Sep 5

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence
    Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a buyer wants not to buy a “pig in a poke.”  (As an aside, do you know the origin of “pig in a…
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Archer Real Estate

Archer Real Estate

By Archer & Greiner, P.C.

https://www.archerlaw.com/tag/real-estate/
  • May 23

    Lori Grifa Weighs In On The Progress Of NJ’s Affordable Housing

    Lori Grifa Weighs In On The Progress Of NJ’s Affordable Housing
    By: Joshua Burd (Real Estate NJ) When it comes to zoning for new affordable housing, Jeff Surenian says he has spent the past several years fighting to preserve each municipality’s right to choose. But at some point, he said, they have…
  • Feb 10

    Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War?

    Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War?
    Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War? – NJ Spotlight by: Lori Grifa This article originally appeared in NJ Spotlight:…
  • Jun 9

    John DiPasquale Joins Archer

    John DiPasquale Joins Archer
    John DiPasquale, III has joined Archer as an Associate in the firm’s Haddonfield office. Mr. DiPasquale concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, land use and financing. He counsels clients on the acquisition, development,…
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