Is the ‘hot potato doctrine’ now applicable in Massachusetts?

In an important new decision, the Supreme Judicial Court has held that “a law firm may not undertake representation of a new client where the firm can reasonably anticipate that a conflict will develop with an existing client, and then choose between the two clients when the conflict materializes.”

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Telecommunication Lease: The Battle Over Subleasing Rights

Telecommunication (“telecom”) leases can be a unique animal due to the nature of the tenant’s use and business model. In negotiating these leases, the parties can run into difficulties negotiating the subleasing rights.

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Debra Squires-Lee Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

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New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union parity rules, promise to open new areas of credit union investment in real estate as an ancillary business line.

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