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Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 1313

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

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

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

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

    Are you ready for December 1?

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

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
Rank this Week: 992

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 1168

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 1072

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 862

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

Covers community associations law in Texas. By William G. Gammon.

http://www.cailawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home
    As the Baby Boomer generation matures, the need for group homes devoted to the elderly is expected to increase substantially. Moreover, as our courts and the legislature deem more and more factions of people as “handicapped” in the eyes…
  • Jul 31

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset
    Trees can be a huge asset to a community if they are managed and cared for properly. A mature tree can, at times, have an appraised value of up to $5,000. Fifty mature trees on your common area could result in a tree infrastructure with a…
  • Jul 16

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association
    A common misconception among community association boards and managers is that fair housing law doesn’t apply to community associations. This misconception exists largely because federal fair housing law states that it is illegal to…
Rank this Week: 1086

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issues all…
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
Rank this Week: 1041

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 1232

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1121

Real Estate and Business Blog

Real Estate and Business Blog

By Levine Segev LLC.

http://www.levinesegev.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?
    As a result of the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, passed in March, 2010, Code §1411 was placed in the tax law to generate what is referred to as a “3.8% Medicare tax,” which impacts general earnings as well as…
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine
    In a Property Prescriptions article, in the May-June, 2010 edition of the Commercial Investment Real Estate, the magazine of the CCIM Institute, Dr. Levine was quoted – “There are often positive assumptions in internal rate of return or…
  • Feb 5

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010
    Mark Lee Levine of the law firm of Levine Segev LLC, will be teaching the International Real Estate Course, Global One, for individuals seeking the FIABCI International Real Estate Consultant (FIREC) designation.
Rank this Week: 941

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

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

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

    Paradoxe

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

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

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

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

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 870

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4264

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 10

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act
    Sanzaro v. Ardiente Homeowners Ass. et al, 2:11-cv-01143-RFB,  2017 WL 5895133 (D. Nevada June 29, 2017) asks whether the clubhouse in a planned development is a “dwelling” for purposes of the Fair Housing Act. The…
  • Dec 3

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.
    Brooke v. A-Ventures, LLC, 2:17-CV-2868-HRH, 2017 WL 5624941, at *1 (D. Ariz. Nov. 22, 2017) is a case with an unusual procedural posture and a holding that shows a frightening misunderstanding of issues concerning website development.…
  • Nov 20

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer
    Black Friday is approaching. In honor of the annual sales we’ve collected a bevy of cases containing helpful lessons for any business subject to the ADA or Fair Housing Act. Siler v. Abbott House, Inc.,  2017 WL…
Rank this Week: 2681

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Dec 8

    Caltrans’ Ceres Interchange Project May Result in Eminent Domain

    Caltrans’ Ceres Interchange Project May Result in Eminent Domain
    With the passing of California’s new gas tax (SB1) earlier this year, local government agencies have come across a new source of funding to complete public infrastructure projects.  According to an article in the Ceres Courier,…
  • Nov 27

    Can Cards Against Humanity Fight Eminent Domain to Delay Border Wall?

    Can Cards Against Humanity Fight Eminent Domain to Delay Border Wall?
    We’ve previously reported on President Trump’s desire to build a border wall and the potential need to acquire over a thousand properties for the project.  Political issues aside, the border wall continues to make news in the…
  • Nov 8

    Join Nossaman at the Appraisal Institute’s 50th Annual Litigation Seminar

    Join Nossaman at the Appraisal Institute’s 50th Annual Litigation Seminar
    This week, Nossaman Eminent Domain Partner Bernadette Duran-Brown will be speaking at the Southern California Appraisal Institute’s 50th Annual Litigation Seminar. Ms. Duran-Brown will be providing a Summary of Recent Eminent Domain and…
Rank this Week: 3679

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: 3841

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/
  • Dec 8

    Buying a House May Still Be the Right Move

    Buying a House May Still Be the Right Move
    Our readers  may be aware that there is a movement to pass sweeping Federal tax reforms. Some analysts have suggested that such proposed legislation may not be favorable to highly taxed areas such as New York and that home ownership may…
  • Nov 21

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei
  • Nov 9

    When There’s a Will There’s a Way

    When There’s a Will There’s a Way
    As our political landscape is more uncertain than ever after this week’s election results, our readers  cannot be certain that estate tax repeal is on the horizon.  Also, most people do not own substantial assets so that…
Rank this Week: 3693

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/
  • Dec 8

    A Christmas List to Improve Construction Project

    A Christmas List to Improve Construction Project
    By Mark A. Cobb As construction attorneys working throughout Georgia, the Cobb Law Group stays busy. Because we represent project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, we come across the same issues…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2487

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred
    The South Dakota Supreme Court recently decided a unique case which may be persuasive to jurists in many other states that have adopted the Uniform Trust Code, particularly as it relates to literal compliance with shortened time frames for…
  • Nov 15

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision
    It is becoming increasingly common for beneficiaries to want to create a power to remove trustees of their trusts, when the trust agreement does not grant them this power.  In states which have adopted it, the Uniform Trust Code does…
  • Nov 15

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS
    In Private Letter Ruling 201737008, issued by the IRS on September 15, 2017, the Service gave retroactive tax effect to a court modification of the power of appointment held by the donor’s spouse over the donor’s trust. …
Rank this Week: 2474

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Dec 8

    Postmodern Icon to be Considered as Individual Landmark

    Postmodern Icon to be Considered as Individual Landmark
    Tower’s design, which flamboyantly rejected the precepts of the International Style, generated tremendous publicity and controversy. On November 28, 2017, Landmarks voted to add the former AT&T Building, at 550 Madison Avenue to its…
  • Dec 7

    Edna Wells Handy Appointed Acting NYCHA Chief Compliance Officer

    Edna Wells Handy Appointed Acting NYCHA Chief Compliance Officer
    The new Compliance department will be responsible for the compliance training for NYCHA’s employees. On November 20, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Edna Wells Handy to the New York City Housing Authority’s…
  • Dec 6

    Two City Island Residences Designated as Individual Landmark

    Two City Island Residences Designated as Individual Landmark
    A late 19th century wood-framed Queen Anne style cottage and rare 1930 Sears Roebuck prefabricated bungalow both added to Landmarks portfolio. On November 28, 2017, Landmarks voted to designate two buildings on City Island in the Bronx as…
Rank this Week: 2368

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Dec 7

    Buyer Beware

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

    Directors v. Officer

    Directors v. Officer
    One of the benefits of being general counsel for many community associations—both HOAs and condos—is that we can recognize frequently misunderstood, confusing and difficult issues, and help our clients avoid them. One…
  • Nov 22

    Don't Be a Turkey

    Don't Be a Turkey
    President Truman started a yearly tradition in 1947 by pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey. That practice now takes place every year by the sitting president. You probably didn't know that insurance advice shares a common characteristic of the…
Rank this Week: 3860

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association

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

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Oscar R. Rivera was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
Rank this Week: 3156

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/
  • Dec 7

    Law Office of Kristina M. Reed Receives Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award

    Law Office of Kristina M. Reed Receives Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award
    Law Office of Kristina M Reed selected for 2017 Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award Sacramento,CA – November 30, 2017 — Law Office of Kristina M Reed has been selected for the 2017 Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 2862

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4231

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/
  • Dec 7

    The Proper Method for Determining Damages in a Breach of Contract Case in Florida

    The Proper Method for Determining Damages in a Breach of Contract Case in Florida
    Whenever you go to court to seek relief based upon an alleged breach of contract, there are several keys to success. There is establishing liability. There is also establishing your damages. Both are essential parts of a positive outcome.…
  • Nov 22

    South Florida Business Defeats Attempt to Have Court Disqualify its Attorney in Breach of Contract Case

    South Florida Business Defeats Attempt to Have Court Disqualify its Attorney in Breach of Contract Case
    Your commercial litigation case can involve many battles, some of which may not always be expected. You may have to litigate items that go beyond just the contractual dispute that started your case. In one recent case, a plaintiff in a breach…
  • Nov 17

    Congress Passes Extension for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    Congress Passes Extension for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
    Many involved in the immigration process were waiting to see what Congress would do with the EB-5 program, which faced a fast-approaching sunset date. The answer to this question came in the form of a House Resolution that the president…
Rank this Week: 1671

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 7

    Just Who is Considered “Disabled” Under the Fair Housing Act?

    Just Who is Considered “Disabled” Under the Fair Housing Act?
    Although it comes up most frequently when I review emotional support animal reasonable accommodation requests under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the issue of just who is “disabled” is one for all of us in the professional apartment…
  • Nov 29

    An Annual Guide to Holiday Displays in Apartment Communitie

    An Annual Guide to Holiday Displays in Apartment Communitie
    December will be here very soon. With the change in the calendar comes Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays. Always a great time for kids and families. Santa Claus. Christmas trees. Menorahs. Decorations. For professional apartment…
  • Nov 22

    Catching Up With Reader Assistance Animal Question

    Catching Up With Reader Assistance Animal Question
      First, let me go off topic for a minute to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. As I do once a year, I want to give a special shout out to my wife (Hi Sweetie!) to see if she actually reads these posts. Assistance…
Rank this Week: 1947

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Dec 7

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath
    Vincent Russo Jr. of the Robbins Firm is representing Mary Norwood as she squares off with Keisha Lance Bottoms over the close election results. Bottoms has turned to Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight and others. Meanwhile, Bottoms…
  • Nov 20

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission
    Governor names three former staffers to Judicial Nominating Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday named three of his former staffers to the Judicial Nomination Commission, which recommends candidates for the governor to consider when…
  • Nov 17

    Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Ticket

    Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Ticket
    Atlanta’s development arm, Invest Atlanta, has sued the city Board of Ethics over its refusal to reverse a ruling declaring that tickets to events at the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium are an illegal gratuity barred by city…
Rank this Week: 1895

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/
  • Dec 6

    The Gift of Guidance

    The Gift of Guidance
    Happy holidays to all! If your condominium or homeowners association board does not work with an attorney yet, consider giving your association, your board, and yourself the gift of our legal guidance in 2018!      
  • Nov 6

    Washington Appellate Court: Condominium Bylaws Amendment Is Invalid

    Washington Appellate Court: Condominium Bylaws Amendment Is Invalid
    A recent Washington unpublished opinion concerned the amendment of a condominium association’s bylaws.  The condominium’s declaration stated that amending the bylaws required the approval of a majority of the unit…
  • Oct 27

    Halloween: A Scary Time for Seattle-Area Condos and HOAs (and Their Attorneys)

    Halloween: A Scary Time for Seattle-Area Condos and HOAs (and Their Attorneys)
    Each year, some Seattle-area condos and HOAs are compelled to enforce their governing documents in response to Halloween-related activities.  One common type of enforcement action relates to installation of decorations that pose a…
Rank this Week: 4537

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/
  • Dec 6

    Local Government Contracts and Buying American

    Local Government Contracts and Buying American
    In April 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order calling for stricter enforcement of the federal government’s “Buy American” laws.  These laws have been on the books for several decades and generally require…
  • Dec 6

    Art in Public Places: Regulatory Burden or Opportunity?

    Art in Public Places: Regulatory Burden or Opportunity?
    The concept of art in public places is well-established in the United States. As early as the 1930s, the federal government created New Deal programs that paid artists to create works of art for display in municipal buildings and other public…
  • Nov 16

    Extension of Property Tax Discount in Miami-Dade and Potentially Other Countie

    Extension of Property Tax Discount in Miami-Dade and Potentially Other Countie
    On September 4, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 in response to anticipated severe damage across Florida due to Hurricane Irma. The Executive Order granted the Florida Department of Revenue authority to issue an…
Rank this Week: 3495

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
  • Dec 4

    Public Meeting Concerning Groundwater Appropriation Policie

    Public Meeting Concerning Groundwater Appropriation Policie
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has announced a public meeting regarding an update to the groundwater appropriation policies for the Malad and Bear River drainages within Box Elder County. The information below comes from the meeting…
  • Dec 1

    Utah Stream Access Coalition v. Orange Street Development

    Utah Stream Access Coalition v. Orange Street Development
    The Utah Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Utah Stream Access Coalition v. Orange Street Development. This case focuses on the interpretation of navigability under the Public Water Access Act.In the 2008 decision in Conatser v.…
  • Nov 16

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Mill Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Mill Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Mill Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 15).…
Rank this Week: 2815

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 1

    We hit 100 Yelp reviews! Read the good, the bad and the indifferent

    We hit 100 Yelp reviews! Read the good, the bad and the indifferent
    O ne hundred reviews ago, our firm didn’t take Yelp seriously. We knew word of mouth was important, and that Yelp was an easy way for people to leave reviews about pizza joints, taverns and such. But then Yelp grew. As did our reviews.…
  • Nov 21

    Celebrating Thanksgiving with a Side of Gratitude

    Celebrating Thanksgiving with a Side of Gratitude
    Our real estate law firm loves Chicagoland. We live here; we work, cycle and play here. Most of us grew up here. We give back to our community here too through “Thanks to You,” our charitable program. With great pride and…
Rank this Week: 4232

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: 1989

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/
Rank this Week: 1911

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
  • Dec 4

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?
    There was a time, not so long ago, when a high percentage of the residential closings that we were doing were short sales. Short sales really ramped up following the bursting of the housing bubble and then peaked during the foreclosure…
  • Nov 27

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy
    The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time. Beginning at the start of November, as thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving turkey, cooler temperatures, family gatherings, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years and shopping, a certain contentment…
  • Nov 20

    What Language is Zoning Code?

    What Language is Zoning Code?
    This post promises to be a short one. It could be much longer because I could cut and paste any number of sections from any number of municipal zoning codes to make my point.  But I won’t.  I will state my case succinctly. As…
Rank this Week: 2376

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
  • Dec 4

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?
    There was a time, not so long ago, when a high percentage of the residential closings that we were doing were short sales. Short sales really ramped up following the bursting of the housing bubble and then peaked during the foreclosure…
  • Nov 27

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy
    The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time. Beginning at the start of November, as thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving turkey, cooler temperatures, family gatherings, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years and shopping, a certain contentment…
  • Nov 20

    What Language is Zoning Code?

    What Language is Zoning Code?
    This post promises to be a short one. It could be much longer because I could cut and paste any number of sections from any number of municipal zoning codes to make my point.  But I won’t.  I will state my case succinctly. As…
Rank this Week: 2338

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/
  • Dec 3

    Bank of America Can’t Shake Mortgage-Servicing Lawsuit

    Bank of America Can’t Shake Mortgage-Servicing Lawsuit
    Federal mortgage-servicing regulations are complex and fraught with traps for the unwary. A recent court decision involving Bank of America, N.A., shows how easy it is for borrowers to sue over alleged mortgage-servicing violations—and…
  • Nov 25

    First American Defeats Home-Warranty Class Action

    First American Defeats Home-Warranty Class Action
    Companies that are sued in class actions often face two options, neither of which is pleasant: pay money to settle a baseless lawsuit or continue fighting until the court acknowledges the flaws in the case and dismisses it. First American…
  • Nov 18

    Four Tips to Help Your Real Estate Business Avoid Cyber Scam

    Four Tips to Help Your Real Estate Business Avoid Cyber Scam
    At any informal gathering of real estate professionals these days the discussion often turns to the same topic: cyber scams. Home sales are a lucrative target for fraudsters because large sums of money are involved and the financial transfers…
Rank this Week: 2004

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/
  • Dec 1

    “Protecting Associations from Liability for Sexual Harassment”

    “Protecting Associations from Liability for Sexual Harassment”
    You can’t turn on the news these days, pick up a paper or listen to the radio without hearing about someone else in the entertainment industry being accused of improper sexual behavior towards employees, coworkers or others. Community…
  • Nov 27

    THE COURT OF APPEALS GOT IT WRONG – AGAIN!

    THE COURT OF APPEALS GOT IT WRONG – AGAIN!
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has struggled with its interpretation of the divisible property statute since its enactment in 1995.  This statute, codified at G.S. Section 50-20(b)(4), provides for the division of certain assets and…
  • Nov 27

    Budget Ratification Meetings Basics – What You Need to Know

    Budget Ratification Meetings Basics – What You Need to Know
    The Planned Community Act and the Condominium Act require most homeowners associations and condominium associations to hold budget ratifications meetings.  What are these meetings? A budget ratification meeting is a meeting of the owners…
Rank this Week: 2356

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 28

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill
    A NJ appellate court ruled that the state’s Sports and Exposition Authority had the right to use eminent domain to acquire a landfill to continue solid waste disposal there. The Court held that the New Jersey Sports and…
  • Nov 28

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case
    A New Mexico utility has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a decision precluding it from condemning land for a power line because the Navajo Nation held an interest in that property. The Tenth Circuit Court…
  • Oct 31

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation
    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Marietta violated the Georgia Landowner’s Bill of Rights when it condemned a grocery store without providing a summary of its appraisal to the property owner. The City argued that…
Rank this Week: 1945

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

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

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

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

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 3757

Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. Blog

Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. Blog

Covers corporate, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration.

https://www.hojlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 27

    ENFORCABLE AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE WITH EMPLOYEES

    ENFORCABLE AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE WITH EMPLOYEES
    Businesses often try to avoid the high costs associated with litigation, including employment litigation, through agreements to arbitrate.  However, when disputes arise, employees and others who previously agreed to arbitrate not…
  • Jul 31

    Florida Statute Allows Removal of Certain Occupants of Real Property Without a Lawsuit

    Florida Statute Allows Removal of Certain Occupants of Real Property Without a Lawsuit
    Florida’s landlord-tenant laws have long grappled with the competing goals of providing property owners with efficient means of removing non-paying tenants or trespassers while minimizing potential abuse of bona fide tenants. The…
  • Jul 31

    Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange (Part II)

    Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange (Part II)
    An opportunity to defer taxes and build wealth arises when and individual or entity sells an investment property for more than he or it purchased it for. Generally, tax on the seller’s capital gain is due upon the sale of property.…
Rank this Week: 1780

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Links to new prescribed Condo Act form

    Links to new prescribed Condo Act form
    After much anticipation and on the final evening before the first major batch of condo law changes came into force, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released its new prescribed forms under the amended Condominium…
  • Nov 7

    Bob’s AGM tip

    Bob’s AGM tip
    Directors, managers and condo lawyers will spend at least the next year struggling through intricate implications arising with respect to the major amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (“the Act”) and its many new…
  • May 11

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work
    A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit…
Rank this Week: 3967

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/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1839

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Nov 21

    Buy to Let mortgages – Practical advice following Bank of England interest rate rise

    Buy to Let mortgages – Practical advice following Bank of England interest rate rise
    For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. What does this mean for buy-to-let? Can landlords mitigate the interest rate hike? Is now the time to remortgage? Portico London estate agents ask…
  • Nov 21

    How to compare the best mortgage rates following BoE increasing base rate

    How to compare the best mortgage rates following BoE increasing base rate
    The Bank of England recently increased its base rate for the first time in a decade. This historic interest rate rise to 0.5% may have been expected – but it has raised lots of questions, nonetheless. What does the rise mean for…
  • Oct 23

    5 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords need to know going into 2018

    5 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords need to know going into 2018
    New regulations, tax changes and tighter lending rules are changing the buy-to-let market.  In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that landlords are clued up on their obligations and seriously savvy about…
Rank this Week: 2777

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/
  • Nov 21

    Trouble selling your home? Make sure your realtor is working for you!

    Trouble selling your home? Make sure your realtor is working for you!
    If your home has been on the market for some time (and you are using a realtor) you better make sure your realtor is working for you. Do you know the common ways that realtors and property owners use to market their property listings? Below…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1471

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

https://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    WHEN CAN OWNERS SUBMIT A COMPLAINT TO THE COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY (CIC) BOARD?

    WHEN CAN OWNERS SUBMIT A COMPLAINT TO THE COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY (CIC) BOARD?
    Since 2012, all associations have been required by Virginia law to have a complaint procedure in place so that owners have a way to submit written complaints to their association board of directors.  The Common Interest Community…
  • Nov 10

    Leasing Restrictions Dos and Don’t

    Leasing Restrictions Dos and Don’t
    Leasing restrictions can be one of the most controversial and complicated matters in community association governance.  Between statutory requirements, governing documents and VA/FHA regulations, how are Associations supposed to sort it…
  • Oct 26

    Is your Resale Certificate up-to-date?

    Is your Resale Certificate up-to-date?
    If there is one thing we seem to be able to count on from the Virginia General Assembly, its frequent amendments to the statutes regarding association resale certificates and 2017 was no exception. Under the “News You Can…
Rank this Week: 3895

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    A Triumph of Injustice and Irresponsibility

    A Triumph of Injustice and Irresponsibility
    In two orders mailed to the parties at the end of last week, the South Carolina Supreme Court announced the following rulings in the property dispute between Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and the Episcopal Church (USA)…
  • Oct 26

    Is It Man over God, or God over Man?

    Is It Man over God, or God over Man?
    This is an outstanding homily on last Sunday's Gospel reading recounting Jesus' skill in handling the Pharisees and the Herodians who tried to entrap him on the payment of taxes to the government (Mt 22:15-22). The Very Rev. John Lankeit,…
  • Oct 24

    A Pyrrhic Victory in San Joaquin

    A Pyrrhic Victory in San Joaquin
    What would you say of a trustee who spent $6.8 million of his trust fund's money to recover just $1 million? Is that a healthy example of how a fiduciary should carry out his duties?You probably already guessed before I tell you: the trustee…
Rank this Week: 3132