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Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Oct 11

    Tax changes are imminent for the property market in Wale

    Tax changes are imminent for the property market in Wale
    In April 2018, home buyers in Wales will be subject to a new property tax system, deemed financially beneficial for up to 90% of home purchasers. The new tax regime will see the introduction of Land Transaction Tax (LTT), which will replace…
  • Sep 2

    New buy-to-let mortgage lending rules hitting landlords this month

    New buy-to-let mortgage lending rules hitting landlords this month
    Portico’s Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson, comments on the upcoming buy-to-let mortgage changes:  “Under the new rules, if you want to make an application for a buy-to-let-mortgage on a new rental property, the lender…
  • Jul 14

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home
    The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our…
Rank this Week: 1434

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Oct 11

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule
    by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c)…
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
Rank this Week: 2327

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    California Limited Liability Company (LLC) Can E-File Statement Of Information (SOI)

    California Limited Liability Company (LLC) Can E-File Statement Of Information (SOI)
    Filing the initial and the biennial (every two years) Statement of Information recently became much easier for California limited liability companies (LLCs).  California LLCs can now file their Statements of Information online. …
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
Rank this Week: 2380

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/
  • Oct 9

    What to ask your Estate Planning Attorney before hiring them

    What to ask your Estate Planning Attorney before hiring them
    One question that should take top priority when interviewing a potential estate-planning attorney is: What is the amount of experience they have accumulated in the field? The reason this should take such precedence is not only because you…
  • Oct 4

    Podcast Interview with Steve Sleeper – Ask the Expert

    Podcast Interview with Steve Sleeper – Ask the Expert
    I am pleased to announce that I was recently featured on an informational podcast to generally discuss common estate planning and real estate issues.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed giving it! Ask the Expert…
  • Sep 7

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?
    If you are buying or selling real estate in the state of Illinois, one of the biggest line item dollar amounts will be the real estate tax proration (credit) given by the seller of the property to the buyer. In Illinois, all real estate taxes…
Rank this Week: 1474

Benner & Wild Blog

Benner & Wild Blog

Covers real estate law, business law, and commercial law.

http://www.bennerwild.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution
    If you’re seeking alternative dispute resolution in Bucks County, you’re not alone. Individuals, companies, and even government organizations are all subject to lawsuits, and this can often result in painful court battles, which…
  • Aug 11

    How a Business Lawyer Can Save Your Company Money

    How a Business Lawyer Can Save Your Company Money
    You might greet the prospect of hiring a lawyer for your business with one simple thought: What’s that going to cost us? And yes, it’s unlikely you will find a business lawyer willing to work for free. There are also ……
  • May 30

    Are You in Need of Construction Litigation?

    Are You in Need of Construction Litigation?
    In a perfect world, every last commercial and residential building constructed would be perfectly designed and flawlessly executed. Buildings would stand for hundreds of years, with nary a foundation issue or ceiling crack or crooked window…
Rank this Week: 1660

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 9

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note
    It has been an eventful three weeks in the world of ADA and FHA litigation. Rather than picking and choosing among the various cases that deserve attention we’ve provided some quick analysis of the cases with immediate relevance to most…
  • Oct 8

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?
    Reed v. W. Oil, Inc., 2017 WL 4236549 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 22, 2017) adds another jurisdiction to those which have considered the relationship between the ADA and common law negligence claims. We’ve blogged about this before*, and while…
  • Oct 3

    ADA and the internet – the confusion continue

    ADA and the internet – the confusion continue
    On Monday the Supreme Court denied review of McGee v. Coca Cola, a case concerning the application of the ADA to vending machines that had the potential to help clarify the application of the ADA to the internet. We’ve blogged…
Rank this Week: 1985

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding
    Indiana, in particular the Indianapolis region, is drawing the attention of private equity firms and venture capitalists from around the country.  The city, with a growing industry focus in technology and healthcare, as well as a variety…
  • Sep 29

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit
    The U. S. Tax Court recently upheld the right of the IRS to adjust the amount of the unused estate tax exemption left by the predeceased spouse, when computing the federal estate tax owed by the estate of the surviving spouse
  • Sep 26

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial
    A federal court in California recently rejected a motion by the San Diego Comic Convention and will hear whether the mark COMIC-CON is generic.  Background The San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”), a non-profit corporation,…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
Rank this Week: 3625

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Judges Who Are Indifferent to Injustice

    Judges Who Are Indifferent to Injustice
    Perhaps none of my readers in South Carolina will be surprised to learn that two former colleagues of South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn, both retired judges who sat with her for many years on that State's Court of Appeals, have…
  • Sep 3

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)
    [Note: For background to this post, please read its predecessor here.]After the Motion to Recuse and Vacate discussed in the previous post, the petition for rehearing heaps on many more reasons why the South Carolina Supreme Court should…
  • Sep 2

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare
    In two separate court filings yesterday, the attorneys for Bishop Mark Lawrence, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and twenty-nine parishes -- who had been told they must hand over their properties to the national Church (ECUSA) and its…
Rank this Week: 2773

In the Zone

In the Zone

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

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 6

    Loan Documents and Key Provisions: Casualty Clause

    Loan Documents and Key Provisions: Casualty Clause
    Whether you are a Lender or a Borrower, it’s obviously very important to know what terms are included in your Loan Documents and how they may affect your interests. Periodically, I will be blogging on issues and concerns regarding Loan…
  • Sep 11

    OBTAINING PENNDOT RIGHT OF WAY AS A CONDITION TO OBTAIN YOUR HOP

    OBTAINING PENNDOT RIGHT OF WAY AS A CONDITION TO OBTAIN YOUR HOP
    If your development projects fronts on a state road, then it is likely that you will need a Highway Occupancy Permit (“HOP”) from PennDOT. If you need a HOP from PennDOT, then it is very likely that you will need to improve one or…
  • Aug 28

    Court Dismisses Developer’s Claim Against Township for Damage

    Court Dismisses Developer’s Claim Against Township for Damage
      In the case of Cardinal Crossing v. Marple Township, the PA Commonwealth Court was faced with the issue of whether a developer, who spends substantial funds on a development, in reliance on statements of support from a committee formed…
Rank this Week: 1606

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/
  • Oct 5

    Breaking: Boston City Council Passes Just Cause Eviction Petition

    Breaking: Boston City Council Passes Just Cause Eviction Petition
    Proposal Heads To State House Next Once thought to be dead, the Boston City Council yesterday approved the first ever “just cause” eviction proposal known as the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act. The Act, which…
  • Sep 25

    Rent Escrow Bill Heads Back Up To State House

    Rent Escrow Bill Heads Back Up To State House
    Public Hearing Scheduled For September 26, 1pm Small property owner groups are saying that this may finally be the year when state legislators pass a Rent Escrow bill on Beacon Hill. The bill is designed to reform tenant abuses of the…
  • Aug 21

    Land Court Dismisses Foreclosure Challenge Under New Title Clearing Act

    Land Court Dismisses Foreclosure Challenge Under New Title Clearing Act
    Kenney v. Brown:  First Reported Decision Under Act Clearing Title to Foreclosed Properties In a ruling applauded by the conveyancing bar and title underwriters, Land Court Justice Robert Foster has dismissed a borrower’s challenge…
Rank this Week: 3727

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Oct 5

    CLUBHOUSE USE AND "SOCIAL HOSTS"

    CLUBHOUSE USE AND "SOCIAL HOSTS"
    Many manufactured home communities have clubhouses for park and social events. Some events are sponsored by the Park, but some are sponsored by individuals or groups that reside within a given manufactured home community. An ongoing issue in…
  • Oct 27

    Mobilehome Park Ground Lease

    Mobilehome Park Ground Lease
    Ground leases are long term-leases that share many of the characteristics of a land purchase. The ground lessee acquires long-term exclusive rights of possession, including the right to build on and use the property as the lessee sees fit…
  • Aug 2

    RENT CONTROL - A TRILOGY OF DECISIONS

    RENT CONTROL - A TRILOGY OF DECISIONS
    In the past month, Hart | King has received rulings in 3 separate rent control applications/hearings. First, we received a ruling arising out of an application in the city of Lancaster. The city of Lancaster has a fairly expedited process...
Rank this Week: 1907

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Homeowners Association Orders Owner to Remove Tank

    Homeowners Association Orders Owner to Remove Tank
    Even the parking disputes are bigger in Texas.Houston attorney Tony Buzbee bought a fully functional World War II tank.  His homeowners association board was not pleased when he parked the tank outside his home.  "It's not violating…
  • Jul 21

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?
    Seattle politicians are considering legislation to limit the ability of landlords to reject potential tenants due to their criminal records.  Under the proposed new law, landlords would be prohibited from posting ads barring people with…
  • Jun 26

    Collection Options for Community Association

    Collection Options for Community Association
    Assessments are the lifeblood of community associations.  If owners fail to pay their assessments, then associations can not perform their duties.  Once reminder notices have proven ineffective, associations should consider taking…
Rank this Week: 3560

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Amended Civil Code Section 4775 Clarifies Responsibility for Exclusive Use Common Area — Has Your Association Adjusted to The Changes?

    Amended Civil Code Section 4775 Clarifies Responsibility for Exclusive Use Common Area — Has Your Association Adjusted to The Changes?
    By David C. Swedelson, Community Association Attorney at SwedelsonGottlieb Many California community association’s CC&Rs, particularly those in older communities, do not clearly state who is responsible for the repair or replacement…
  • Sep 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb Urges Governor Brown to VETO AB 634

    SwedelsonGottlieb Urges Governor Brown to VETO AB 634
    According to CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee, there is still time to stop AB 634, a bill that impacts a condominium association’s ability to control the placement of solar panels in common interest developments. BUT…
  • Aug 14

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer
    Title VIII of the Civil Rights of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), is a federal law which prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related services due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,…
Rank this Week: 864

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Oct 3

    IL Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Power Line Project

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

    Foxconn Facing Resistance With Landowner

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

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired
    Transco not following state eminent domain rules When an agency has to take property by eminent domain in Georgia, under the state constitution, the “taking” agency must pay the property owner before actually taking the property…
Rank this Week: 4324

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Oct 2

    20-Year Review of the Bear River Compact

    20-Year Review of the Bear River Compact
    The Bear River Compact is an agreement between Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming that governs the distribution and use of water from the Bear River. The Compact was originally signed into law in 1958. The Compact provides that at least every 20 years,…
  • Sep 25

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Parleys Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Parleys Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Parleys Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 14).…
  • Sep 19

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Foothill Village Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Foothill Village Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Foothill Village area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book…
Rank this Week: 461

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/
Rank this Week: 333

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/
Rank this Week: 925

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waiver

    Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waiver
    35 appraiser organizations including the Appraisal Institute are asking Congress to prevent Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from issuing appraisal waivers. Freddie and Fannie recently announced plans to no longer require appraisals for first…
  • Sep 28

    PA Considers Bill Prohibiting Condemnations Land Locking Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Prohibiting Condemnations Land Locking Propertie
    A bill was introduced in the PA House of Representatives which stating that “in the case of a partial taking of the property of a condemnee, a condemnor may not render the remaining parcel inaccessible to the condemnee by creating a…
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
Rank this Week: 1619

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waiver

    Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waiver
    35 appraiser organizations including the Appraisal Institute are asking Congress to prevent Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from issuing appraisal waivers. Freddie and Fannie recently announced plans to no longer require appraisals for first…
  • Sep 28

    PA Considers Bill Prohibiting Condemnations Land Locking Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Prohibiting Condemnations Land Locking Propertie
    A bill was introduced in the PA House of Representatives which stating that “in the case of a partial taking of the property of a condemnee, a condemnor may not render the remaining parcel inaccessible to the condemnee by creating a…
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
Rank this Week: 849

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Adverse Possession: A Situation In Which a Fence and Locked Gate Did Not Provide Notice of Hostile Use

    Adverse Possession: A Situation In Which a Fence and Locked Gate Did Not Provide Notice of Hostile Use
    Adverse possession is a way of acquiring title to real property through continuous possession or use for a specified period of time. One of the elements required to prove adverse possession is that the possession or use must be “hostile…
  • Aug 28

    Reverse Veil Piercing in California – Available to Expose LLC Assets to Liability

    Reverse Veil Piercing in California – Available to Expose LLC Assets to Liability
    Piercing the corporate veil, (the alter ego doctrine) is a procedure which creditors use when their judgment is against a corporation or LLC which is owned by, or controlled by, a sole shareholder. Usually, the corporation has no assets to…
  • Aug 11

    Partition – When You Can Partition By Appraisal in California

    Partition – When You Can Partition By Appraisal in California
    Co-owners of real estate do not always have the same goals, and when they cannot agree, they may need the court’s help. Such is the case in a Partition action; in its original form, it literally meant dividing the land up into parts,…
Rank this Week: 2867

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 1353

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: 2739

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/
  • Sep 27

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Address College Expenses (Finally).

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Address College Expenses (Finally).
    Massachusetts child support law allows for payment of child support until age 23 if the child attends an undergraduate college. Judges can also order parents to pay for the cost of college. This has resulted in onerous orders where parents…
  • Mar 15

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.
    Planning for your own death is more than writing a will and instructions on how you want doctors to treat you. You should take steps to provide information to your family and heirs to make administration of your estateeasier. Anticipating…
  • Feb 25

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation
    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiations.1From the time that I started practicing law others have told me do act in a particular way or do things differently using the argument “that's how everybody else does it.” In…
Rank this Week: 3468

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
  • Sep 25

    OFCCP Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Hurricane Relief Measures for Federal Contractor

    OFCCP Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Hurricane Relief Measures for Federal Contractor
    Minimum Wage Rate Increases Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced an increase in the minimum wage applicable to federal contractors for contracts that are covered by Executive Order 13658. …
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
Rank this Week: 4412

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/
Rank this Week: 2319

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 23

    HOW CAN AN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWYER HELP LANDOWNERS?

    HOW CAN AN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWYER HELP LANDOWNERS?
    When the government is trying to take your part or all of your land through eminent domain powers, you can feel very helpless. It is important to remember that you do not have to face this process alone and that there are many ways in which…
  • Sep 15

    Common Reasons for Eminent Domain Action

    Common Reasons for Eminent Domain Action
    You have heard about eminent domain in your town or city but likely never think that it will affect you. Then one day, you receive notice that there is a project being planned that will require the use of all or part of your land to complete.…
  • Sep 1

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?
    When the government authorizes an eminent domain action regarding your land, the government will make an offer to compensate you for your property. All too often, this offer is grossly inadequate and you have the right to contest the offer…
Rank this Week: 2040

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    New Oil Recovery Techniques Will Benefit Texas Royalty Owner

    New Oil Recovery Techniques Will Benefit Texas Royalty Owner
    Graph courtesy of EOG Resources EOG Resources has been experimenting with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques that may be good news for Texas mineral and royalty owners. Specifically, EOG has been using injections of natural gas to…
  • Sep 15

    DNA Used to Predict Oil and Gas Deposit

    DNA Used to Predict Oil and Gas Deposit
    A company known as Biodentify, based in the Netherlands, announced that it can help predict oil and gas deposits based on DNA in the soil just a foot beneath the surface! Specifically, the company claims that by analyzing the microbiological…
  • Sep 8

    The United States Continues to Lead in Oil and Gas Production

    The United States Continues to Lead in Oil and Gas Production
    Interesting to realize that United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest oil and gas producer and continues to lead in production. On April 7, 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration…
Rank this Week: 766

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://eminentdomainlaw.net/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Charges Over Improper Subsidies Could Make Delta Tunnels Dead In The Water

    Charges Over Improper Subsidies Could Make Delta Tunnels Dead In The Water
    Opponents of the Delta tunnels project, who have been trying to stop the project based on environmental grounds, are now trying to kill it through its financial structure. This comes just after federal auditors says $50 million in taxpayer…
  • Sep 18

    City Gives Go Ahead to the Army Corps of Engineers to Begin Restoration

    City Gives Go Ahead to the Army Corps of Engineers to Begin Restoration
    A plan to have the Army Corps of Engineers alter the Los Angeles River for the purpose of ecosystem restoration was approved by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The $8.1-million approved plan is part of the larger $1.6-billion effort to…
  • Sep 18

    County Officials, Environmentalists, and Farmers Rising to Oppose Twin Delta Tunnel Project

    County Officials, Environmentalists, and Farmers Rising to Oppose Twin Delta Tunnel Project
    Butte County has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Water Resources over their “WaterFix” plan to bury a pair of tunnels underneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and move water from the Sacramento River to southern…
Rank this Week: 3675

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Sep 13

    Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?

    Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?
    The construction industry is witness to some fascinating developments, particularly around trophy properties in prime US coastal cities. Within the US –and California particularly- we’re seeing a large number of reputable,…
  • Sep 13

    Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision

    Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision
    In early July 2017, in a case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a  landmark decision…
  • Aug 10

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking
    Placemaking? Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 3421

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals: Our Improved Paradigm Leads to Improved Result

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals: Our Improved Paradigm Leads to Improved Result
    Each year, our office files more than a hundred tax appeals with the Monmouth County Tax Board and the  Ocean County Tax Board. We also file dozens of appeals for taxpayers in other counties. In the past, we were proud to report that we…
  • Jul 23

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal
    In cases where the property is situated in a town that has recently been re-assessed, or revalued (which includes most Monmouth County towns, due to the Assessment Demonstration Program), the current year’s tax assessment may be…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
Rank this Week: 4269

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4622

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 6

    HURRICANE IRMA PREPARATION CHECKLIST AND VALUABLE TIPS!

    HURRICANE IRMA PREPARATION CHECKLIST AND VALUABLE TIPS!
    If you are reading this, NOW is the PERFECT time to get ahead and make sure you are most prepared to deal with the before and after effects of the Storm.  Locate your Auto, Boat, and Homeowners Insurance policies and make sure they are…
  • Jul 28

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look
    In a previous post, we established an over-arching general understanding of Partition Actions and their applications.  Now let’s investigate some of the details of common Partition Actions. As with every facet of the justice…
  • Jul 24

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?
    Earlier this month, Florida Power and Light (FPL) was issued a stunning legal defeat when a $1.5 million dollar judgment was issued against the company for breaking a handshake agreement for the purchase of real estate.  A Palm Beach…
Rank this Week: 1831

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.sherin.com/real-estate/
  • Sep 5

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

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

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence
    Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a buyer wants not to buy a “pig in a poke.”  (As an aside, do you know the origin of “pig in a…
  • Aug 23

    LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution

    LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution
    In accordance with our commitment to delivering efficient and cost effective legal services for our clients, Sherin and Lodgen’s leasing team has established LeaseCraft™, a technology based solution that allows our…
Rank this Week: 3195

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    La paciencia todo lo alcanza... o eso dicen.

    La paciencia todo lo alcanza... o eso dicen.
    Foto: pixibay.com Me decía un cliente hace unos meses, que no entendía la razón de que se le dieran tantas explicaciones al juez y al fiscal, para solicitar autorización de venta de bien inmueble propiedad de un menor y que los dos…
  • Jul 10

    Sin miedo a la muerte.

    Sin miedo a la muerte.
    Hace ya más de diez años, acudí a la notaría con unos clientes para otorgar sus testamentos. Recuerdo como si fuera ayer el preciso momento en el que, firmadas ya las escrituras, salíamos por la puerta del despacho del Sr. Notario, y…
  • Jun 23

    El "no" de los bancos.

    El "no" de los bancos.
    Tengo encima de la mesa del despacho una docena de expedientes contra bancos, bien por cláusula suelo, bien por gastos de formalización de la hipoteca, bien por ambas causas. Presentadas algunas reclamaciones extrajudiciales por la segunda…
Rank this Week: 3840

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Street Food Gone Upscale

    Street Food Gone Upscale
    “Street Food” has generally referred to prepared food items ready for immediate consumption sold on the street or in a public space from a food cart, food truck or similar moveable station. The connotation was cheaper fast food.…
  • Jun 22

    ‘Lease’ Vega

    ‘Lease’ Vega
    I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General…
  • Jun 14

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland
    It has an urban, industrial feel. It has a live DJ. It has a festive atmosphere. It has a patio. And, in addition, to the tacos, gorditas, crunch wraps and chulapas that you’ve come to love and expect, it has beer! It’s the new…
Rank this Week: 3425

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2129

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!
    New Law Limiting Your Rights Under Your Policy Goes Into Effect September 1 The Texas Legislature passed a law, effective September 1, called the “Hailstorm Bill.” This new law severely limits your rights under your commercial…
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
Rank this Week: 1774

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    NEW VIRGINIA LAW REGARDING REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SIGNS

    NEW VIRGINIA LAW REGARDING REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SIGNS
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. As of July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted...
  • Aug 10

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. Beginning July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted by...
  • Jul 13

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool
    Inverse condemnation is valuable tool for property owners and associations and can be relevant and useful in many situations. State and local governments and their agencies appear to operate with absolute immunity leaving property owners with…
Rank this Week: 3888

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 3314

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Blended Families And Estate Planning

    Blended Families And Estate Planning
    Estate Planning in a Blended Family In this era of the blended family, there are many challenging legal issues. Separation and remarriage are currently so common in our nation that blended families have mostly turned into the new standard.…
  • Aug 11

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Rebecca S. Koch Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Koch has joined the firm, effective Aug 1, 2017. Ms. Koch is a skilled and compassionate…
  • Jul 20

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust
    A couple’s revocable living trust can be freely amended during their joint lifetimes.  Amendments can be used to adapt to changes in law, family circumstances, or the couple’s wishes.  However, once the first spouse…
Rank this Week: 1345

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    A rental cap is a mechanism put in place to limit the number or percentage of units which may be rented at any one time in a community.  While not every community needs, wants, or should have a rental cap in place, before you spend the…
  • Jul 20

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval
    Colorado law prohibits associations from adopting rules or regulations that effectively prohibit the installation of solar panels on homeowners’ properties, but associations are allowed to adopt reasonable rules governing such…
  • Jun 16

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!
    Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones?…
Rank this Week: 2519

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
  • Jul 19

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse
    Today the Appeals Court decided Gund v. Planning Board of Cambridge.  That case concerns the former location of the Middlesex Superior Court, an asbestos-filled, anomalous sky-scraper near Lechmere in Cambridge.  The building, which…
  • Jul 12

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case
    On June 29, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Steinmetz v. Coyle Caron, Inc.  That case, which has its roots in the mundane desire of a couple to build a new home on their land in Cohasset, gave rise to some interesting…
Rank this Week: 2884

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
Rank this Week: 2496

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Aug 7

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.
    If Zwicker & Associates, P.C. entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Zwicker & Associates, P.C. had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Zwicker & Associates, P.C.…
  • Aug 6

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.
    If the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (e.g., “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3,” “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2,” etc.) entered a default judgment against you but you were never…
  • Aug 5

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
Rank this Week: 3411