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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/
  • Feb 21

    CASINO FIRES EMPLOYEE OVER STRESS-ANXIETY DISORDER

    CASINO FIRES EMPLOYEE OVER STRESS-ANXIETY DISORDER
    Greektown Casino to Pay $140,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit Detroit Casino Refused to Grant Extended Leave and Fired Employee with Stress-Anxiety Disorder, Federal Agency Charged A Detroit casino operator will…
  • Feb 21

    VIDEO OF SCHWARTZ BREAKFAST

    VIDEO OF SCHWARTZ BREAKFAST
    COMPLETE VIDEO: 148th CityLaw Breakfast with Sam Schwartz, P.E. Sam Schwartz, President and CEO of Sam Schwartz. Sam Schwartz, President and CEO of Sam Schwartz, spoke to a large crowd at this morning’s 148th CityLaw Breakfast.…
  • Feb 21

    MEDIA IS A PROBLEM?

    MEDIA IS A PROBLEM?
    Both Sides of the Aisle Agree: The Media Is a Problem by Kimberly Fitch A recent Knight Foundation/Gallup report on Americans' perceptions of the media and its role in democracy contains many alarming findings for…
Rank this Week: 8

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

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

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 61

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 21

    Rehearing Sought In Major Public Use Case From Louisiana

    Rehearing Sought In Major Public Use Case From Louisiana
    Here's the latest in a case we've been following out of Louisiana, involving a local Port's power to seize a Mississippi River docking facility downriver from New Orleans. The Port took the entire VDP facility, made no change in how the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 179

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
  • Feb 21

    SSB 6175: A "Lose-Lose" Situation for Washington Homeowner

    SSB 6175: A "Lose-Lose" Situation for Washington Homeowner
    Here it is, the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act that we have been talking about for years. It has finally obtained some momentum and is scheduled for a vote in the House TOMORROW, February 22. Problem is, this version of the bill…
  • Feb 15

    What do Your Rules Say about Your Community?

    What do Your Rules Say about Your Community?
    A lot has been said about community association rules, but most of these discussions center on the content of the rules as opposed to the overall language used or impression the rules give to owners within the community. Yet, there is…
  • Feb 8

    Lien for Unpaid Assessment

    Lien for Unpaid Assessment
    Under Oregon state law, condominium associations and homeowner associations have an automatic lien against the unit or lot for unpaid assessments. In Washington, a condominium association has a lien on a unit for any unpaid assessments…
Rank this Week: 284

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Letters of Intent Without a Final Contract are Just a Piece of Paper

    Letters of Intent Without a Final Contract are Just a Piece of Paper
    Letters of Intent are often a good place to start negotiations for all types of transactions. I’ve written about this before (see post HERE). They can be very helpful in setting the parties’ expectations and helping to draft the…
  • Feb 12

    Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity

    Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity
    Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act. The Act, sponsored by Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and David Joyce (R-OH), passed with a small amount of…
  • Feb 5

    Where Have All The Cows Gone?

    Where Have All The Cows Gone?
    A client recently completed a 1031 exchange. The replacement property is approximately 27 acres near Tampa.  It will be a little over a year before we are ready to develop this property.  The prior owner had an agricultural…
Rank this Week: 151

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4233

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 2425

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 21

    Just Passing Through: New Deduction for Business Income Expires in 2026

    Just Passing Through: New Deduction for Business Income Expires in 2026
    Under new IRC §199A, business entity owners may be able to deduct 20 percent of passthrough income. This tax boon, which is set to sunset after December 31, 2025, has many lawyers wondering whether they might personally benefit. Almost…
  • Feb 16

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception
    The “dying declaration” exception to the hearsay rule just jumped from law school textbooks onto California newspapers: A young woman who was stabbed and bleeding told officers who had assaulted her shortly before she died,…
  • Feb 14

    When Marriage Is Not About Love

    When Marriage Is Not About Love
    Valentine’s Day is about romance and love—and a lot of marriage proposals are made on that day. But sometimes there’s fraud lurking among the roses and chocolates. Marriage fraud under immigration law is a big issue for…
Rank this Week: 664

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Feb 21

    Greenwich Village Corner Lot Redevelopment Approved after Revision

    Greenwich Village Corner Lot Redevelopment Approved after Revision
    Residential development, with ground-floor commercial space, will occupy two lots, replacing service station structures. On February 6, 2018, Landmarks voted to approve a proposal to demolish two buildings and construct a new building…
  • Feb 20

    The Right To Counsel For Tenants Who Face Eviction

    The Right To Counsel For Tenants Who Face Eviction
    On August 11, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, which guarantees legal representation for low-income tenants who face eviction. The new law has two major innovations with respect…
  • Feb 19

    Brooklyn Daycare Center Approved Despite C of O

    Brooklyn Daycare Center Approved Despite C of O
    Licensed family daycare center operated in dwelling with residential C of O. Diversity Learning Center, located on the first floor of a three-story building at 193 Sumpter Street in Brooklyn, has operated for 10 years providing day care and…
Rank this Week: 1910

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    The Housing Crisis: Community Land Trust

    The Housing Crisis: Community Land Trust
    There is a very inspiring article in the Guardian from Aditya Chakrabortty on how Granby, a small area of Liverpool, has been regenerated by the local community. The development was driven in particular by a few women who lived there and who…
  • Feb 20

    The importance of Prescribed Information

    The importance of Prescribed Information
    Deposit protection We are 11 years into deposit protection now and still, the problems keep coming. Most normal landlords and agents are on top of things, in terms of protecting the deposit and serving the prescribed information of the scheme…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 842

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/
  • Feb 20

    California CivicSpark program seeking application

    California CivicSpark program seeking application
    Presented by the Local Government Commission Become A CivicSpark Partner! CivicSpark, a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program, is now accepting project applications for the 2018-19 Service Year! The program is offering three thematic…
  • Feb 19

    John Nolon on Contemporary Issues in Teaching Land Use: Question 7: How Do You Teach the Contract Transformation in Land Use Regulation?

    John Nolon on Contemporary Issues in Teaching Land Use: Question 7: How Do You Teach the Contract Transformation in Land Use Regulation?
    [While updating the recently released ninth edition to the casebook Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, the four co-authors engaged in numerous spirited discussions about teaching land use. We wanted to open this discussion to others to…
  • Feb 16

    35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

    35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition
    From Alan Weinstein: The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its 35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The Competition, which honors the memory of three leading figures in…
Rank this Week: 3648

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: 604

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
  • Feb 20

    llinois Child Support 2018

    llinois Child Support 2018
    In this article we will provide a comprehensive overview of Illinois child support law in 2018. We answer many frequently asked questions including: how is Illinois child support calculated in 2018?, when can Illinois child support orders be…
  • Feb 20

    Employers' Vicarious Liability for Employee Conduct in Illinoi

    Employers' Vicarious Liability for Employee Conduct in Illinoi
    In this article we will explain the vicarious liability of an employer for the actions of an employee in Illinois. We will discuss both the doctrines of respondeat superior and negligent hiring.
  • Feb 16

    Passenger Rights During A Traffic Stop in Illinois | Do Passengers in a Traffic Stop Need to Show ID?

    Passenger Rights During A Traffic Stop in Illinois | Do Passengers in a Traffic Stop Need to Show ID?
    In this article, we explain passenger rights in a traffic stop in Illinois. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that passengers in a vehicle which has been stopped by police have been “seized” for purposes of asserting their…
Rank this Week: 1597

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Looking to save $$ on property tax? Start here

    Looking to save $$ on property tax? Start here
    Hurry, Cook County tax bills are due March 1"'Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes." Christopher Bullock's infamous quote still rings true, some 300 years later.Cook County's 2017 First Installment property tax bills are…
  • Jan 15

    Do I HAVE to shovel? Chicago snow shoveling law and etiquette

    Do I HAVE to shovel? Chicago snow shoveling law and etiquette
    Set aside any discussion of climate change for a moment. It’s winter. It’s Chicago. It snows. As a homeowner, you owe it to your friends, family, neighbors and delivery people to keep the sidewalks free of snow and ice. Photo…
  • Dec 4

    SHOULD I PREPAY MY 2017 COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BILL?

    SHOULD I PREPAY MY 2017 COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BILL?
    Paying property tax bills before the end of the year may help some owners save on their Federal income tax liabilities.by Michael H. WassermanThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been called the most sweeping tax reform bill in decades. Like it or…
Rank this Week: 1124

Idaho Law Blog

Idaho Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, employment, estate, injury and accident, real estate and property law. By Racine Olson.

https://www.racinelaw.net/blog/
  • Feb 20

    THE THREE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING

    THE THREE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney I have worked as an estate planning attorney for many years. During this time, and after having assisted numerous estate planning clients, I have learned that there are really 3 problems…
  • Feb 15

    IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING BASICS

    IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING BASICS
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney When most people hear the term “estate planning” the first thing they think of is a Will. Perhaps this is because of movies and television shows where they have seen a will being…
  • Feb 15

    IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING BASICS

    IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING BASICS
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney When most people hear the term “estate planning” the first thing they think of is a Will. Perhaps this is because of movies and television shows where they have seen a will being…
Rank this Week: 1792

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
Rank this Week: 2182

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/
  • Feb 20

    New Client: Morgan Hill Homeowners Association

    New Client: Morgan Hill Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Morgan Hill Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tucked away in the rolling hills and wine country of Temecula, Morgan Hill is a collection of…
  • Feb 13

    Should an Association Retain Photo ID Cards?

    Should an Association Retain Photo ID Cards?
    *Asked & Answered Asked – Our HOA makes us take a photograph which they put on an ID card to use at the various amenities on site. Upon move out, they make us turn in the IDs. I found out that they don’t destroy the cards…
  • Feb 6

    New Client: Waterpoint Owners Association

    New Client: Waterpoint Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Waterpoint Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located at the water’s edge in the heart of Point Loma, Waterpoint is a limited collection of…
Rank this Week: 2528

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    What happens to my Moms bank account since she did not have beneficiaries listed?

    What happens to my Moms bank account since she did not have beneficiaries listed?
    If your mom had a trust and the bank account was properly transferred to be owned by the trust, then the trust should be able to distribute it. The bank should not give you any problems. If the bank account was not owned by the trust, but the…
  • Feb 7

    The Legacy Challenge… Can you pass it?

    The Legacy Challenge… Can you pass it?
    When you die will your family have an easy time dealing with all of your financial affairs? We understand that talking about your death or even planning for your death is hard to discuss. Below are a few helpful guidelines to remind you what…
  • Jan 23

    Are you responsible for your parents’ debt?

    Are you responsible for your parents’ debt?
    A question I often get asked when discussing the consequences of the death of a parent is: Am I responsible for my parents’ debt when they die? The quick answer to that question is…..no. Whether your parents have an estate plan…
Rank this Week: 2233

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: 4671

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits – Presidents’ day edition.

    Quick Hits – Presidents’ day edition.
    Cases decided in the last few weeks are mostly good for business, not because they fail to enforce the ADA, but because they refuse to let dubious serial filer claims get beyond the initial pleading stage. Here’s the lineup. Standing…
  • Feb 12

    ADA Standing – A real limit on cheap standing for serial filers.

    ADA Standing – A real limit on cheap standing for serial filers.
    Just in time for Valentine’s day the Fifth Circuit has definitively confirmed what should never have been an issue in the first place; that is, an ADA plaintiff does not have standing without suffering a real injury. The first…
  • Feb 4

    Quick Hits – Groundhog Day and the ADA

    Quick Hits – Groundhog Day and the ADA
    It looks like six more weeks of winter based on the reaction of Punxsutawney Phil to the long shadow he casts over weather forecasting. The last week of ADA decisions seems to confirm that it will remain chilly for businesses as well.…
Rank this Week: 574

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2184

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Letters of Intent Without a Final Contract are Just a Piece of Paper

    Letters of Intent Without a Final Contract are Just a Piece of Paper
    Letters of Intent are often a good place to start negotiations for all types of transactions. I’ve written about this before (see post HERE). They can be very helpful in setting the parties’ expectations and helping to draft the…
  • Feb 12

    Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity

    Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity
    Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act. The Act, sponsored by Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and David Joyce (R-OH), passed with a small amount of…
  • Feb 5

    Where Have All The Cows Gone?

    Where Have All The Cows Gone?
    A client recently completed a 1031 exchange. The replacement property is approximately 27 acres near Tampa.  It will be a little over a year before we are ready to develop this property.  The prior owner had an agricultural…
Rank this Week: 1410

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

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

    In Massachusetts you can't sue for fraudulent inducement to marry.

    In Massachusetts you can't sue for fraudulent inducement to marry.
    What do you do if you find out that your spouse lied to induce you to marry? What do you do if your spouse married you just to get your money? What do you do if your spouse lied to get you to marry for immigration status? What if you find…
  • Feb 12

    Should you file for divorce because of the new tax law?

    Should you file for divorce because of the new tax law?
    IIn writing this article I am not encouraging people to file for divorce. In my opinion, the decision to divorce or stay married should be based on a desire to spend the rest of your life with your spouse. It should not be based on…
  • Nov 4

    When asking for a lawyer be clear in your request.

    When asking for a lawyer be clear in your request.
    In a case in Louisiana a suspect in a case said the following: “if y’all, this is how I feel, if y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not…
Rank this Week: 3496

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: 843

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    The Times They Are A Changin

    The Times They Are A Changin
    PrintA major supermarket, once the largest retailer in the United States, closed in bankruptcy after 156 years in existence. People much smarter and knowledgeable that we are could better explain the cause of its demise and, in hindsight,…
  • Feb 11

    Groceries And Other Definitions Revisited

    Groceries And Other Definitions Revisited
    PrintGroceries, sandwiches, ice cream, supermarkets, restaurants, department stores, variety stores – oh, the words we use, what do they mean? Today, we revisit one of our most-read blog postings because a federal appeals court…
  • Feb 4

    Waiving Non-Waiver Provisions By Waiving Such Provisions (Again)

    Waiving Non-Waiver Provisions By Waiving Such Provisions (Again)
    PrintWe’ve written about the legal concept of “waiver” too many times to warrant furnishing any links to earlier blog postings. To sum it up succinctly, we’ll start with an example of a pretty familiar provision found…
Rank this Week: 2672

The Class-Action & Compliance…

The Class-Action & Compliance Sentinel

Covers class-action litigation and compliance matters for real estate professionals. By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.realestateclassactions.com/
  • Feb 17

    Golden Era of CFPB Permissiveness Has Arrived

    Golden Era of CFPB Permissiveness Has Arrived
        Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its four-year strategic plan. Based on what that document says, members of the real estate industry can breathe easy about the regulatory environment—for…
  • Feb 11

    Captive-Reinsurance Lawsuits Face Bleak Future

    Captive-Reinsurance Lawsuits Face Bleak Future
    For years, ambitious class-action lawyers have tried to criminalize the business of captive reinsurance, with varying degrees of success. Recent decisions from federal courts in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia suggest…
  • Feb 3

    PHH Saga Will Not Reach U.S. Supreme Court

    PHH Saga Will Not Reach U.S. Supreme Court
    This past week, the real estate industry was rocked again by the latest development in the epic court battle between PHH Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Many observers predict that the U.S. Supreme Court will…
Rank this Week: 1776

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

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

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for Vero Beach Family Against Big Tobacco

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for Vero Beach Family Against Big Tobacco
    Wednesday morning a Florida Appeals Court upheld a verdict issued in 2015 by a jury in Indian River County that awarded Gould Cooksey Fennell client Robert Gore $2,000,000 in damages for the premature death of his beloved wife.  Gloria,…
  • Feb 2

    Employer-owned Life Insurance: Notice and Reporting to Avoid Tax

    Employer-owned Life Insurance: Notice and Reporting to Avoid Tax
    Many employers maintain life insurance policies on key employees. In addition to the obvious emotional toll the loss of a team member may have on the employer, a key employee’s sudden and permanent absence can also cause the employer…
  • Jan 31

    The New Wealth Transfer Tax Laws and Their Impacts On Existing Estate Plan

    The New Wealth Transfer Tax Laws and Their Impacts On Existing Estate Plan
    NEW ESTATE, GIFT AND GST TAX LAWS On January 1, 2018, the current federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption levels were increased dramatically to $11,180,000 per person ($22,360,000 combined for a…
Rank this Week: 2308

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: 4087

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/
  • Feb 16

    “We Buy Ugly Houses”…Or Do They?

    “We Buy Ugly Houses”…Or Do They?
    The Charlotte area real estate market remains hot and with that comes opportunists looking to make a dollar in real estate.  I receive solicitations from investors who claim to want to buy my house weekly (sometimes, three or more per…
  • Feb 16

    2018 NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT IN NORTH CAROLINA

    2018 NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT IN NORTH CAROLINA
    As of January 1, 2018, North Carolina has adopted a version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.  This new statute overhauls the way we look at Durable Powers of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorizes someone…
  • Jan 31

    What to Do About Subdivision Roads—The Orphan Road Conundrum

    What to Do About Subdivision Roads—The Orphan Road Conundrum
    For many homeowners associations roads can be a source of constant consternation. Most homeowners do not make their home-buying decision based on the condition of the roads in the community or on the responsibility of the community to…
Rank this Week: 1839

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Spousal Support can Survive after Death of the Recipient Spouse

    Spousal Support can Survive after Death of the Recipient Spouse
    In Marasse Estate (Re), the Court decided on the issue of whether the estate of the deceased was entitled to continue receiving spousal support under a separation agreement. The separation agreement required the defendant to pay $3,000 per…
  • Feb 14

    Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017

    Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017
    In the face of a changing economy, full time and permanent work is no longer the norm and employment is increasingly less secure. Many people are unable to support their families on part-time, contract or minimum-wage jobs and many more…
  • Feb 6

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    “I can’t believe I haven’t done my Will yet! This is well overdue!” – It is not unusual for someone to say these things to me at the beginning of our first meeting to plan their Wills (and Powers of…
Rank this Week: 1669

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: 3463

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Feb 14

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: Limited Liability Companie

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: Limited Liability Companie
    Author: Staff Investors in California real estate hope for returns on their investments, but they must also understand the inevitable risks. A real estate investment, whether it involves participating in a real estate syndicate, buying…
  • Feb 5

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: General Partnership

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: General Partnership
    Author: Staff Investing in California real estate is generally considered a business activity, meaning that it is undertaken for the primary purpose of making a profit, as opposed to charity or recreation. Business activities can have…
  • Jan 29

    What California Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Homeowner Association

    What California Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Homeowner Association
    Author: Staff Ownership of real property includes various rights regarding the use of that property, but these rights are not absolute. Purchasing a particular piece of property often comes with specific restrictions on its use. Many…
Rank this Week: 1764

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Feb 14

    What Is Inverse Condemnation?

    What Is Inverse Condemnation?
    The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution makes it clear that a government agency can only take private lands if the land is needed for a public use and if the property owner is compensated justly for the loss of the property. Often, an…
  • Feb 7

    North Carolina Landowners Sued by Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    North Carolina Landowners Sued by Atlantic Coast Pipeline
    The News & Observer has reported that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline began suing property owners who were refusing to sell their land for a planned natural gas pipeline. In late 2017, the energy consortium filed seven condemnation actions in…
  • Feb 1

    Indiana City Plans to Seize Land to Build Publicly Accessible Park and Beach

    Indiana City Plans to Seize Land to Build Publicly Accessible Park and Beach
    According to a report published by the Indianapolis Star, the Indiana city of Fishers has begun the process of using eminent domain to seize 69 acres of land on Geist Reservoir to build a public park and beach. Geist Reservoir is the second…
Rank this Week: 2010

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: 725

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: 2352

Barron Adler Clough & Oddo, LLP…

Barron Adler Clough & Oddo, LLP News & Resources

Focuses on eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings.

http://www.barronadler.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Federal government issues border wall pre-solicitation notice

    Federal government issues border wall pre-solicitation notice
    The federal government recently issued a Pre-Solicitation Notice to potential vendors regarding the “Rio Grande Valley border barrier segment 01.”  The estimated contract value is between $25 million and $100 million.…
  • Feb 14

    New cross-state pipeline project proposed

    New cross-state pipeline project proposed
    A new 520-mile natural gas pipeline project is currently in an open season for new shipping contracts.  The Permian to Katy Pipeline, a Sempra LNG & Boardwalk Pipeline Partners jointly developed project, would have a capacity of…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Environmental Impact Statement on the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Environmental Impact Statement on the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train
    The draft Environmental Impact Statement, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, doesn't necessarily endorse the so-called Utility Corridor. The U.S. Department of Transportation still has 60 days to hear from the public before a…
Rank this Week: 1688

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 14

    Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs’

    Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs’
    From time to time I get questions from potential clients about Do Not Resuscitate orders; typically they have cancer or heart disease or are on dialysis.  While I do draft both Health Care Surrogacies which allow someone else to make…
  • May 31

    Advice to the New Law Student, or One L.

    Advice to the New Law Student, or One L.
    First, let me make clear this has absolutely nothing to do with my usual topics; estate planning, probate, or trust litigation.  And, this post is not directed at my usual markets; individuals seeking probates, wills, estate planning,…
  • May 18

    LLC’s and Asset Protection in Florida.

    LLC’s and Asset Protection in Florida.
    As I’ve noted elsewhere, limited liability entities, including Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Corporations may not provide as much protection as people think.  While all of these entities…
Rank this Week: 3156

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: 1807

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: 527

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4315

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: 4462

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 13

    Strict Compliance with the Terms of an Agreement is required to Strictly Enforce Contractual Right

    Strict Compliance with the Terms of an Agreement is required to Strictly Enforce Contractual Right
        The Takeaway The terms of a contract govern the relationship between the contracting parties.  If a party intends to strictly enforce a contractual right that party must have strictly complied with the prerequisite…
  • Feb 6

    Renewal of a Commercial Lease and the Doctrine of Waiver

    Renewal of a Commercial Lease and the Doctrine of Waiver
    The Take Away Once a party waives an enforceable legal right its ability to then enforce such right is not immediate. The Case A recent decision of the Court of Appeal reaffirmed the manner in which a party may revoke … Continue…
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3534

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 12

    California Settles Housing Discrimination Case Brought by Military Family

    California Settles Housing Discrimination Case Brought by Military Family
    As professional apartment management employees and property owners, we need to remember that governmental agencies (such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as state, city, and/or county anti-discrimination…
  • Feb 6

    Medical Marijuana, Reasonable Accommodation Requests, and the Fair Housing Act

    Medical Marijuana, Reasonable Accommodation Requests, and the Fair Housing Act
    Each year it seems that a growing number of states approve the use of medical marijuana (and/or loosen restrictions on the use of marijuana more generally). To that end, professional apartment management will likely receive (if you have not…
  • Jan 26

    HUD Announces Grants of Over $37 Million To Combat Housing Discrimination

    HUD Announces Grants of Over $37 Million To Combat Housing Discrimination
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sent out a press release noting that it awarded over $37 million (yes, $37 million) to combat housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program…
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 3241

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 
    Bailey Roese may not be a native Kentuckian, but her commitment to community and social justice in the Commonwealth was apparent when she joined BGD in 2013.
  • Feb 6

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard
    Adding to the growing list of courts ruling on immigration cases this month, the Sixth Circuit recently vacated a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision to deny a woman’s motion to reopen her immigration proceedings.…
  • Dec 19

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference
    Thank you for being a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting life and business in Indiana during the 26th Annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on Dec. 13, 2017.
Rank this Week: 2073