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A Look At What The Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Really Occupying
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Peter J. Gallagher

The Wall Street Joural Law Blog had an interesting article -- " Private Owners Of Public Spaces In 'Occupy Wall Street's' Wake " -- on the property that the so-called 99%ers are actually occupying in the Wall Street area. Parks... Read More

Williams Mullen: Zoning Contingencies in Real Estate Contracts
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Williams Mullen

BY: T. PRESTON LLOYD, JR. In the wake of the recession, the marketplace is still in the process of clearing properties that were zoned with an expectation of a development that never came. As the economic environment for real estate transactions improves... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Chatham Waterfront Owners Lack Standing To Challenge Special Permit Over Ocean View Obstruction
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Ocean and waterfront views are some of the most valuable and fought-over property amenities in Massachusetts. The difference in price between a property with unobstructed ocean view versus one without - even on the... Read More

How a Colorado County Pulled the Zoning Rug from under a Developer’s Feet; Rezoning Upheld notwithstanding $2.6 Million in Land Preparation Costs
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Real Estate Law Community Staff

The 10 th Circuit recently determined that a Colorado county's decision to rezone land did not deprive landowners of a constitutionally protected property interest, even though the landowners had paid approximately $2.6 million in capital development... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – April 22nd, 2013 Update
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners,... Read More

Overhaul of North Carolina Board of Adjustment Law to Take Effect October 1, 2013
Posted on 23 Sep 2013 by Williams Mullen

BY: RONALD R. ROGERS & LEMUEL (“UEL”) DUNCAN WHITSETT, V Many North Carolina counties and cities rely on their Boards of Adjustment to review petitioners’ applications for variances, , and appeals of land use ordinance interpretations... Read More

"Put Your Makeup On, Fix Your Hair Up Pretty, And Meet Me Tonight In Atlantic City."
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by Peter J. Gallagher

Apparently there is more than fist bumping (pumping?) going on "down the Shore." The PropertyProf Blog has an interesting story about what it calls " A Non-Taking On The Jersey Shore ." If nothing else, the story gives me a work... Read More

County Zoning can be a Minefield for Livestock Producers Wanting to Expand
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Todd Janzen

Not all counties are created equal when it comes to zoning. Recently, I’ve been involved in a number of zoning disputes in different Indiana counties. It’s remarkable to me that a farm situated on a county line—as many farms are—will... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: SJC To Consider Rental Apartment Occupancy Limits In Holy Cross Case
Posted on 26 Dec 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Does Lodging House Law Apply to Student Apartments? The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the Worcester College Hill case [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] which may significantly... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Massachusetts Smart Growth Zoning Reform Bill On The Fast Track To Passage?
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ 58 Legislators Pushing Comprehensive Zoning Reform Bill - "Inclusionary Zoning" Provision May Expand Controversial 40B Law With "Smart Growth" advocates strongly behind them, a cadre of Beacon Hill... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – May 10, 2013 Update
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners,... Read More

No Insurance For Land Developer and Condo Board Member For Attempt To Rezone Condo Real Estate For Casino
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in State Farm Fire& Cas. Co. v. Anderson , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57837 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 23, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Get Ya Mitts Off My Dish, Mistah Mayah! Boston Mayor Cracks Down On Unsightly Satellite Dishes
Posted on 27 Jun 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Mayor Menino Targets Eyesore Satellite Dishes Consistent with his reputation as the "urban mechanic," Mayor Thomas M. Menino, along with the City Council, want to pass a new ordinance to clean satellite dish... Read More

New York High Court Asked to Re-hear Arguments in Local Zoning Ban Case
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy Citing a recently decided case in Colorado, the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy filed a motion in early August urging the New York Court of Appeals to re-hear arguments in the case, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com... Read More

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Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 2, 2014 Update
Posted on 5 Jul 2014 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of July 2, 2014 New Orleans restaurant cannot use an adjoining lot as a patio bar . The saga of Phillips’ Bar & Restaurant’s use of an adjoining lot as a reception venue and for food and alcohol sales lasted... Read More