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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/
Rank this Week: 9

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 10

    NEW BOOK: Land Registration Law Reform in England and Wale

    NEW BOOK: Land Registration Law Reform in England and Wale
    There's a new book out by Hart Publishing and edited by Amy Goymour, Stephen Watterson, and Martin Dixon titled New Perspectives on Land Registration. Judging from the table of contents, the work looks like quite a fascinating…
  • Feb 5

    Kreiczer-Levy on the Sharing Economy

    Kreiczer-Levy on the Sharing Economy
    Shelly Kreiczer-Levy (College of Law & Business: Ramat-Gan) has posted Share, Own, Access (Yale Law & Policy Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Millennials are losing interest in ownership. They prefer to access property when…
  • Feb 4

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Two Positions with NYU's Furman Center

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Two Positions with NYU's Furman Center
    Courtesy of John Infranca (Suffolk), please spread the word about these two exciting opportunities available at New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy: NYU Furman Center (New York, NY) LEGAL RESEARCH FELLOW The…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Feb 19

    Anti-Eminent Domain Protester Persecuted Because Of His Political Opinion

    Anti-Eminent Domain Protester Persecuted Because Of His Political Opinion
    Mr. Song's tale is harrowing: His property targeted for redevelopment. Offered compensation, but he believed that local regulations required payment of at least 45% more. When he attempted to negotiate, local officials said no deal. So he…
  • Feb 15

    Indiana: Equal Footing Doctrine Means Public Owns Up To The Ordinary High Water Mark

    Indiana: Equal Footing Doctrine Means Public Owns Up To The Ordinary High Water Mark
    In our experience, rationality often takes a second chair when delving into the question of who may own various parts of beaches. It's certainly true in our home jurisdiction, where any claims to private rights anywhere near a beach can be…
  • Feb 13

    HSBA Appellate Section Testimony: Please Don't Muck Around With The Appeals Proce

    HSBA Appellate Section Testimony: Please Don't Muck Around With The Appeals Proce
    Here's the written testimony submitted by the Hawaii State Bar Association's Section on Appellate Law for today's hearing on a bill making its way through the Hawaii Legislature. The bills, HB 2191, and HB 2194, would return the state court…
Rank this Week: 143

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: 162

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 19

    The HECM Mortgage is Controversial?  Well, it shouldn’t be.

    The HECM Mortgage is Controversial?  Well, it shouldn’t be.
    Everyone approaching or in retirement should know about the HECM program and how it might impact their retirement years. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with today’s HECM mortgages... no matter what you've heard in the past.
  • Nov 20

    We teach our children to compromise, but have we forgotten how to do it as adults?

    We teach our children to compromise, but have we forgotten how to do it as adults?
    We seem to have forgotten that compromise is crucial to our collective future… that without dedication to compromise we are doomed to underperform our potential, assuming we make any progress at all.
  • Oct 25

    Well Played – The Republican Tax Cut Strategy

    Well Played – The Republican Tax Cut Strategy
    While we argue over how Trump handled a condolence call, the GOP has moved much closer towards the passage of their treasured tax cuts.
Rank this Week: 219

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/
Rank this Week: 268

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Legal Training Webinars for Landlord

    Legal Training Webinars for Landlord
    Every year seems to be a big year for legal changes for landlords – the changes seem to be never-ending. In order to help Landlords (and other property professionals) keep up with all this, we have for several months been putting on…
  • Feb 17

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 12th February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 12th February
    Thank you to everyone who answered our survey, now closed.  I will be publishing some details of the responses (anonymised of course( later. But in the meantime – what happened on the blog last week> Monday Landmark…
  • Feb 16

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #37

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #37
    The usual crop of bad news items this week, but first let’s have some good news for pets. Pets by default The Labour Party it seems is looking to make a tenants right to keep a pet the default position in law. Although, actually, it…
Rank this Week: 374

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: 436

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 18

    Children Act and Housing – (not) joining the dots.

    Children Act and Housing – (not) joining the dots.
    J and L, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Hillingdon (2017) EWHC 3411 (Admin) This is a very interesting judicial review, concerning the interrelation of a council’s housing duties under Part 6 and Part 7 Housing Act…
  • Feb 18

    Jobs Ads – Swansea, South London

    Jobs Ads – Swansea, South London
    Shelter Cymru Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home. We are…
  • Feb 11

    I can serve this only once – gas safety certificate

    I can serve this only once – gas safety certificate
    Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz. Central London County Court. 2 February 2018 (from note of judgment) First our thanks to Matthew Cannings of 3 Paper Buildings for note of judgment and Richard Cherry of 33 Bedford Row for details…
Rank this Week: 451

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/
Rank this Week: 456

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Mar 3

    Trump and Eminent Domain

    Trump and Eminent Domain
    Ilya Somin provided an outstanding article last August in his Blog called the Bollkh Conspiracy. The article describes the comments ... The post Trump and Eminent Domain appeared first on National Eminent Domain.
  • Feb 27

    Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain

    Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain
    In Indiana, legislators are attempting to enact substantial restrictions on the right of railroads to condemn for public use. This ... The post Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain appeared first on National…
  • Jan 9

    LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain

    LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain
    In the recent Chicago Tribune article, LaPorte County counsel thought it would prepare a statute which would stop the eminent ... The post LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain…
Rank this Week: 564

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/
Rank this Week: 681

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: 689

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…
Rank this Week: 693

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…
Rank this Week: 794

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: 839

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Watch your Language with Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio (#2)

    Watch your Language with Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio (#2)
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz(A Watch Your Language Series Article)It’s a lease, it’s a contract, it’s a lease and a contract. Just as Faye Dunaway’s character…
  • Dec 11

    To Be or Not to Be (an Enforceable Real Estate Agreement), That Is the Question

    To Be or Not to Be (an Enforceable Real Estate Agreement), That Is the Question
    While title to real estate cannot transfer without a deed and a closing, the closing merely carries out the provisions of the real estate agreement. Accordingly, it is the agreement in a real estate transaction that is of paramount importance…
  • Nov 15

    Bragdon v. Carter- Life Estate or Unreasonable Restraint on Alienation

    Bragdon v. Carter- Life Estate or Unreasonable Restraint on Alienation
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz(A Watch Your Language Series Article) As is commonly known, ignorance of the law is no excuse to one who is charged with a crime.In real estate,…
Rank this Week: 843

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/
  • Feb 6

    Corps and EPA Push Out Effective Date of Disputed Clean Water Rule

    Corps and EPA Push Out Effective Date of Disputed Clean Water Rule
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency published a rule postponing the effective date of the Clean Water Rule for two years, until February 6, 2020. The Clean Water Rule defined the extent of…
  • Jan 29

    Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform

    Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform
    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most extensive overhaul of the United States tax regime in over thirty years. The new tax laws will have a significant impact upon taxpayers in all…
  • Jan 23

    District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges to Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Say

    District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges to Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Say
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal district courts can hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Clean Water Rule, rejecting the federal…
Rank this Week: 888

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 28

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal
      The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of the owner of a Florida Keys island who alleged that increasingly restrictive development regulations have harmed his property rights. The property owner argued that the…
  • Dec 30

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear a developer’s case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over a permit denial for a beachfront parcel. The case relates to a DEP denial of a final permit for a…
  • Dec 27

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue
    To address the homeless crisis, NY City will acquire buildings that house homeless families to convert them to affordable housing, using with legal force if necessary. It has stated that it will use eminent domain if necessary. The city has…
Rank this Week: 899

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 14

    Dogs are People Too?

    Dogs are People Too?
    For those of you who know me, or have read my blogs over the years, you know that I love dogs.  Labrador retrievers and beagles are my breeds of choice.  But the truth is, I love darn near every dog - large, medium or small! …
  • Feb 14

    Manager Licensure Bill Headed to House Finance Committee

    Manager Licensure Bill Headed to House Finance Committee
    House Bill 1175 (HB 1175) cleared the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee without amendment on an 8-5 vote.  The bill will now be taken up by the House Finance Committee where it is expected to be approved, since the Fiscal Note…
  • Feb 5

    Community Association Manager Licensure Continuation Bill Introduced

    Community Association Manager Licensure Continuation Bill Introduced
    As expected, last Friday House Bill 18-1175 (HB 1175) was introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives.  The co-prime sponsors in the House are Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Jefferson County), Chair of the House Business…
Rank this Week: 910

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/
  • Feb 12

    New Funding Source for Mass Transit under the SMART Plan

    New Funding Source for Mass Transit under the SMART Plan
    We have previously written about the need for new funding solutions for public transportation, including mechanisms that capture the added value of mass transit on adjacent properties.  Last week, consistent with our recommendation,…
  • Jan 25

    Bid Protests for Small Businesse

    Bid Protests for Small Businesse
    A bid protest is a method for a bidder for a government contract to formally challenge the government’s selection process or decision.  Bid-protest procedures vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but there is generally an…
  • Dec 29

    South Florida Real Estate Industry Update

    South Florida Real Estate Industry Update
    Begin the new year with essential guidance that will help prepare your real estate company or clients for a productive and profitable 2018.  The South Florida real estate community will come together on Thursday, January 18, to hear…
Rank this Week: 991

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 995

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
  • Feb 13

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of…
  • Jan 26

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018
    On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the latest state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, when the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill last year. The bill - known as the…
  • Jan 19

    What Is Sexual Harassment?

    What Is Sexual Harassment?
    Recently, the #MeToo movement has cast a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the media focus on sexual harassment, there still seems to be a fair amount of confusion about what is and is not sexual harassment. Simply…
Rank this Week: 1008

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/
  • Dec 1

    Thoits Law Welcomes Misasha Graham

    Thoits Law Welcomes Misasha Graham
    Thoits Law Welcomes Misasha Graham – December 1, 2017 Misasha Graham joined the firm as a Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on general commercial litigation...
  • Apr 30

    Thoits Law Welcomes Melinda Barker

    Thoits Law Welcomes Melinda Barker
    Thoits Law Welcomes Melinda Barker – May 2017 Melinda Barker joined the firm as a shareholder in 2017 and is a Certified Legal Specialist in the State of California for...
  • Apr 30

    Thoits Law Welcomes Michael Hsueh

    Thoits Law Welcomes Michael Hsueh
    Thoits Law Welcomes Michael Hsueh – May 2017 Michael Hsueh joined the firm as a litigation associate. His prior firms include Weidmann & Yun, Edward Yun, & Associates, the Law...
Rank this Week: 1009

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Don’t Make Snow and Ice an Olympic Event on Your Property

    Don’t Make Snow and Ice an Olympic Event on Your Property
    Many of us have recently enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics.  The competitive spirit of the athletes is enhanced by the beauty of the snow and ice and the vistas in South Korea.  Back in our region, snow and ice can be dangerous…
  • Feb 8

    Has Your Building Been Sold?

    Has Your Building Been Sold?
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the purchase of the building which currently houses Chelsea Market by Google.  Of course, this raises the issue of what becomes of the tenants in the building, including the…
  • Feb 1

    Recent Tax Overhall and Deducting New York Real Estate Taxe

    Recent Tax Overhall and Deducting New York Real Estate Taxe
    In December, 2017 a new federal tax bill was enacted.  Such legislation has a profound effect on relatively high tax states such as New York.  This has resulted in a lawsuit filed by the State of New York as well as other regional…
Rank this Week: 1031

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Asks US Supreme Court for Review

    Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Asks US Supreme Court for Review
    Bishop Mark Lawrence and his Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, along with a number of member parishes, having lost a confusing, non-definitive and divided decision in that State's Supreme Court, have filed a petition for writ of certiorari…
  • Feb 5

    Last Word

    Last Word
    [Note: I interrupt my ongoing explorations into today's Christian origins to record my thoughts about other works encountered along the way.]Jacques Monod was a brilliant microbiologist, one who was present at the very beginning of the…
  • Jan 21

    From Doubt to Certainty: Luther's Transformation

    From Doubt to Certainty: Luther's Transformation
    Despite all the tumult and clamor, the year 2017 did not mark the "500th anniversary" of the Reformation movement begun by Martin Luther. At most, it marked the 500th year after Luther sent off his Ninety-five Theses to…
Rank this Week: 1042

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: 1053

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: 1071

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

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

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

    Lights Out

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

    Compliance Building

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

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1080

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 1110

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 13

    Applying Tenant Payment

    Applying Tenant Payment
    Sometimes a tenant owes the landlord for more than just the current month rent. If a tenant offers money short of the total amount owed, it is important that the landlord apply the payment to the oldest month first. Otherwise, in an eviction…
  • Feb 5

    Rent Control Dead for Now

    Rent Control Dead for Now
    This year bills have been introduced in both the Washington State House and Senate that would allow local governments in Washington to impose rent control on residential tenancies. Under current law local governments in Washington are…
  • Feb 2

    When the Tenant Avoids Service

    When the Tenant Avoids Service
    The summons and complaint must be served by a non-party (someone other than the landlord) and served into the hands of a tenant or other resident of the rental unit. This is in contrast to the initial eviction notices. A 3-day notice to pay…
Rank this Week: 1112

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jan 9

    Get the Fair Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury

    Get the Fair Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury
    A slip and fall injury is common, resulting in serious, life-altering injuries that may end up in wrongful death. Wet floors, construction site’s negligence and unlit stairwells can have catastrophic results. Contact slip and fall…
  • Dec 22

    Labor law attorneys- Fighting for Fair Compensation to Injured Employee

    Labor law attorneys- Fighting for Fair Compensation to Injured Employee
    Accidents are unavoidable and may result in minor injuries to severe ones causing death. These mishaps impact not only injured person, but the whole family suffers from it. If you have suffered an injury at your workplace due to the…
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
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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…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 1216

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

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

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

    Paradoxe

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

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

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

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

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1238

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: 1276

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 6

    David Freeman to Speak at New York University Brownfields Program

    David Freeman to Speak at New York University Brownfields Program
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Environmental Department, will participate in an upcoming program entitled “New Opportunities in Brownfield Urban Redevelopment.” The event will be hosted by the NYU School of…
  • Jan 25

    Catherine McCabe Assumes Duties as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

    Catherine McCabe Assumes Duties as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    Governor Phil Murphy’s nominee for Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) assumed her new duties as Acting Commissioner on January 22, 2018 while she awaits confirmation by the…
  • Dec 29

    Real Estate and Pass-Through Provisions of the New Tax Act

    Real Estate and Pass-Through Provisions of the New Tax Act
    The new Tax Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Holders and developers of commercial real estate will be impacted by certain provisions of the new Tax Act, such as its treatment of real property depreciation deductions, 1031…
Rank this Week: 1278

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture

    Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture
    In a decision announced this week, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality and method of compensation for the expropriation by a governmental body of property owned by an ongoing commercial venture.   In St.…
  • Jan 24

    Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law

    Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law
    The stage appears to be set for intervention by the United States Supreme Court following the Ninth Circuit’s recent panel decision in Batterton v. Dutra Group, No. 15-56775 (9th Cir. Jan. 23, 2018).  In Batterton, the Ninth…
  • Jan 24

    The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court

    The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court
    In July 2017, Weyerhaeuser Company, a Louisiana landowner and timber lessee, filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”)…
Rank this Week: 1291

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: 1294

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1346

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1399

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: 1409

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    Freaking awful

    Freaking awful
    There’s no sugar-coating it. The new prescribed forms under the amended Condo Act regulations are generally terrible. After spending more than 95 days working with these new forms and counselling and consoling condo owners, directors,…
  • Dec 30

    Suggested new year’s resolutions for the new Condo Authority

    Suggested new year’s resolutions for the new Condo Authority
    It’s customary in late December to ponder resolutions for the coming year, especially for the young and idealistic. We’re neither, but we offer the following 7 suggested resolutions for the new Condominium Authority of Ontario.…
  • Nov 27

    Links to new prescribed Condo Act form

    Links to new prescribed Condo Act form
    After much anticipation and on the final evening before the first major batch of condo law changes came into force, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released its new prescribed forms under the amended Condominium…
Rank this Week: 1410

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    CFPB Director Richard Cordray Announces His Resignation

    CFPB Director Richard Cordray Announces His Resignation
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray, announced today in an email to CFPB employees that he will be stepping down as the Director at the end of November.  It is widely expected that…
  • Apr 17

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the Escrow Institute of California’s 70th Annual Conference

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the Escrow Institute of California’s 70th Annual Conference
    Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group will present at the Escrow Institute of California’s 70th Anniversary Conference  at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California on May 5, 2017. …
  • Apr 15

    MARX STERBCOW TO PRESENT AT 2017 RESPRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    MARX STERBCOW TO PRESENT AT 2017 RESPRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    Marx Sterbcow, Managing Attorney, of the Sterbcow Law Group will present in two sessions at the 2017 Real Estate Service Providers Council “RESPRO” Annual Conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19,…
Rank this Week: 1415

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision
    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision - MoneywebLawyers bringing the class action application on behalf of the 18 000-odd investors in Highveld Syndications 15 to 22, the property syndication companies promoted…
  • Mar 17

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD
    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD - MoneywebMaxwell Office Park, WaterfallAttacq Limited’s Waterfall City, a 240-hectare development sandwiched between Sandton and Midrand, is on track to be…
  • Mar 11

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash
    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash - MoneywebNearly eight years ago, green building was considered ‘the right thing to do’, but more developers and building owners now view it as an economic necessity.This is according to…
Rank this Week: 1434