Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssChristine P. Claffey attends NAIOP Program: Boston - The Investment World's Newest Heavyweighthttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29825&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5213&amp;format=xml">Christine P. Claffey</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, attended NAIOP Massachusetts&rsquo;s April 17<sup>th</sup> program, &ldquo;Boston - The Investment World&rsquo;s Newest Heavyweight.&rdquo; Panelists discussed why they are investing in Boston including the types of investments they are targeting, how Boston is viewed in both national and international context, pricing predictions for the coming 24 months and possible threats to Boston&rsquo;s continued place as a target of capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.naiopma.org/">NAIOP Massachusetts</a> is the leading voice representing the interests of the real estate industry, including developers, owners and other professionals engaged in real estate development, investment and ownership in the Commonwealth.</p>News Items17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29825&format=xmlNew blog post by Edward M. Bloom: Five Key Issues for the Parties to a Subleasehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29803&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1792&amp;format=xml">Edward M. Bloom</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, outlines issues for the subtenant and issues for the prime tenant (as a sub landlord) in a sublease.</p> <p>Read the post, &ldquo;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/342670/Five-Key-Issues-for-the-Parties-to-a-Sublease">Five Key Issues for the Parties to a Sublease</a>.&rdquo;</p>News Items15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29803&format=xmlNew blog post by Gary D. Buchman: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Solar and Other Green Heating Alternatives in Retail Leasinghttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29719&format=xml<p>Gary D. Buchman, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, discusses heating and cooling provisions in the retail leases. Read the post, &ldquo;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/342205/Heating-Ventilation-and-Air-Conditioning-HVAC-Solar-and-Other-Green-Heating-Alternatives-in-Retail-Leasing">Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (&ldquo;HVAC&rdquo;), Solar and Other &ldquo;Green&rdquo; Heating Alternatives in Retail Leasing</a>.&rdquo;</p>News Items10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29719&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen sponsors NEWiRE Annual Achievement Awardshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29718&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen sponsored New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE) &ldquo;Annual Achievement Awards,&rdquo; held April 9<sup>th</sup> at the Fairmont Copley. The event was attended by Joshua M. Alper, Jane Errico, and Ronald W. Ruth, partners in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newire.org/default.aspx">NEWiRE</a> is the region&rsquo;s leading professional organization promoting the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry. Since its creation in 1982 by a small group of women professionals with considerable vision, NEWIRE has been an important force behind the increasing success of women in New England's real estate community.</p>News Items09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29718&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen sponsors Bottom Line: Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinnerhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29695&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen sponsored Bottom Line&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="https://www.bottomline.org/Get-Involved/Attend-an-Event/Boston-Dinner.aspx">Get In, Graduate, and Go Far</a>&rdquo; dinner, held April 8<sup>th</sup> at the Boston Convention Center. The event was attended by <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, partners in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department.</p> <p>Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of at-risk urban youth. Our organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process <em>and</em> throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line has helped thousands of low-income and first-generation students stay in college and complete their degrees.</p>News Items08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29695&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen sponsors Hotel Equity and Lender Perspective Conferencehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29701&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen sponsored the Hotel Equity and Lender Perspective (HELP) Conference, held April 7-8<sup>th</sup> at the Seaport Boston Hotel. Joshua M. Bowman, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department and chair of the Hospitality Group, moderated a panel discussion. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.helpconference.com/helpconference/index.htm">The HELP Confernece</a> is the premier event for the hospitality industry. <br /> &nbsp;</p>News Items08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29701&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen hosts Commonwealth Institute program with Lauren Stiller Rikleenhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29702&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen hosted The Commonwealth Institute's April 8<sup>th</sup> breakfast program. The program, &ldquo;<a href="http://commonwealthinstitute.org/event/breakfast-roundtable-the-expanding-roles-of-millennials-in-the-workplace/">The Expanding Roles of Millennials in the Workplace</a>, discussed Lauren Stiller Rikleen&rsquo;s recently published book, &ldquo;You Raised Us. Now Work With Us.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sara Jane Shanahan, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, attended the event. <br /> <br /> The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is<strong> </strong>a vibrant nonprofit organization, founded to help women-led businesses become and stay successful.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>News Items08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29702&format=xmlNew blog post: Appeals Court Rejects Buyer's Attempt to Enforce Seller's Conditional Acceptancehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29698&format=xml<p>Anthony L. DeProspo, chair of the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Litigation Practice Group, discusses the Massachusetts Appeals Court decision in <em>Host v. Gray. </em><em>Read the post, &ldquo;</em><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/341777/Appeals-Court-Rejects-Buyer-s-Attempt-to-Enforce-Seller-s-Conditional-Acceptance">Appeals Court Rejects Buyer&rsquo;s Attempt to Enforce Seller&rsquo;s Conditional Acceptance</a>.&rdquo;</p>News Items07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29698&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen sponsors Massachusetts Appleseed Good Apple Receptionhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29704&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen sponsored the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice &ldquo;Good Apple Reception,&rdquo; held March 20<sup>th</sup> at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Sara Jane Shanahan, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, and Joshua M. Alper and Gary M. Markoff, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, attended the event.</p> <p>Sara Jane Shanahan is a member of Appleseed&rsquo;s Board of Directors. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.massappleseed.org/about/index.php">MA Appleseed's </a>mission is to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues.</p>News Items20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29704&format=xmlSara Jane Shanahan appointed to Secretary of the Wellesley Clubhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29306&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was appointed to secretary of the Wellesley Club.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wellesleyclub.org/">The Wellesley Club</a> is a civic organization that was founded in 1889 soon after the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts was established.&nbsp; The Club&rsquo;s mission is to promote literary and social culture among&nbsp;its members, with a focus on discussions relating to the welfare of the Town of Wellesley.</p>News Items18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29306&format=xmlProfessional Liability Newsletter: Fee Disputes, ABA Malpractice Conferencehttp://www.sherin.com/http://blog.sherin.com/profliabilitymarch2014?&t=31902&format=xml<br />Publications and Newsletters06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/http://blog.sherin.com/profliabilitymarch2014?&t=31902&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen attorneys attend NAIOP Program: Big is BACK: Changing The Gamehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29108&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen attorneys attended NAIOP Massachusetts&rsquo;s March 5<sup>th</sup> program, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.naiopma.org/wcevents/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=294">Big is BACK: Changing The Game</a>.&rdquo; The program discusses recent developments in Boston and the future outlook for similar projects.</p> <p>The event was attended by <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1828&amp;format=xml">Jane Errico</a>, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1815&amp;format=xml">Gary M. Markoff</a>, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, partners in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5213&amp;format=xml">Christine P. Claffey</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.naiopma.org/">NAIOP Massachusetts</a> is the leading voice representing the interests of the real estate industry including developers, owners and other professionals engaged in real estate development, investment and ownership in the Commonwealth.</p>News Items05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29108&format=xmlNew blog post by Joshua M. Alper: Broker Awarded Fees Where Lease Was Not Signedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29079&format=xml<p>Joshua M. Alper, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, discusses the court&rsquo;s decision in <em>Ria K. McNamara, Inc. v. Fore Cast Shrewsbury Limited Partnership </em> in his blog post, &ldquo;Broker Awarded Fees Where Lease Was Not Signed.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/337997/Broker-Awarded-Fees-Where-Lease-Was-Not-Signed"><span>Click here</span></a> to read the post.</p>News Items03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29079&format=xmlRonald W. Ruth quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on tech wary lawyershttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29114&format=xml<p>Ronald W. Ruth, managing partner of the firm, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on the importance of tech-savy lawyers. The article, entitled &ldquo;<a href="http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/02/28/tech-wary-lawyers-told-to-innovate-or-perish/">Tech-wary lawyers told to innovate or perish</a>,&rdquo; was published February 28<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p><b><i>From the article: </i></b></p> <p>Ronald W. Ruth, managing partner at Sherin &amp; Lodgen in Boston, says lawyers essentially are in the information business and that those who are able to use technology to manage and manipulate vast amounts of information will have a leg up in fields from discovery to mergers and acquisitions.</p> <p>&ldquo;Being able to manipulate [data and information] and do so quickly is a great skill and asset that lawyers need today and will continue to need in the future,&rdquo; Ruth says. &ldquo;It would certainly be an attractive attribute in a job candidate.&rdquo;</p>News Items28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29114&format=xmlIs it time to require arbitration of fee disputes?http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29107&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, discusses whether fee disputes should be arbitrated or prosecuted by bar counsel.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the article, &quot;<a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/TFM - MLW Fee Arbitration.pdf">Is it time to require arbitration of fee disputes?</a>&quot;<br type="_moz" />Articles28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29107&format=xmlArticle by Thomas F. Maffei on arbitration of fee disputes in Massachusetts Lawyers Weeklyhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29100&format=xml<p>An article by Thomas F. Maffei, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was published in the February 27<sup>th</sup> issue of <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>.</p> <p>The article was entitled &ldquo;<a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/TFM - MLW Fee Arbitration.pdf">Is it time to require arbitration of fee disputes</a>&rdquo; and discusses whether fee disputes should required to be arbitrated rather than prosecuted by bar counsel.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>News Items27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29100&format=xmlCaroline Woodward quoted in Boston.com article on Bottom Linehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29127&format=xml<p>Caroline Woodward, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was quoted in an article that appeared on Boston.com entitled, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.boston.com/business/blogs/global-business-hub/2014/02/bottom_line_hel.html">Bottom Line helps students get in, graduate, go far.</a>&rdquo;</p> <p><i>From the article: </i></p> <p>Caroline Woodward, partner at Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen and member of the Bottom Line Leadership Committee, said &quot;I've been very impressed with the Bottom Line students and graduates that I've met. In fact, Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s marketing intern last summer was a Bottom Line student. These are impressive kids, driven to succeeding in life!&quot;</p>News Items25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=29127&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen sponsors CJP Real Estate, Construction and Design Annual Dinnerhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=28354&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen sponsored CJP&rsquo;s &ldquo;Real Estate, Construction, and Design Annual Dinner,&rdquo; held February 10<sup>th</sup> at the InterContinental Hotel. This year&rsquo;s dinner honored Stephen D. Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL &amp; Associates Properties, Inc. The event was attended by <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1809&amp;format=xml">Richard J. Kaitz</a>, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1815&amp;format=xml">Gary M. Markoff</a>, Partners in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cjp.org/">CJP</a>, Greater Boston's Jewish Federation, brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations <br /> of our community.</p>News Items10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=28354&format=xmlThomas F. Maffei quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on Karasavas v. Gargano decisionhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=28901&format=xml<p>Thomas F. Maffei, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was quoted in a February 6, 2014 <i>Massachusetts Lawyer&rsquo;s Weekly</i> article, &ldquo;</p> <p>Lawyer gets slapped with $90K verdict in fee case.&rdquo; The article discussed the recent ruling in <u>Karasavas v. Gargano</u>.</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p>&ldquo;While Frisoli&rsquo;s past dealings with Gargano proved advantageous to the plaintiff&rsquo;s team, Heraty says the outcome of the case hinged on the two experts he lined up: Boston&rsquo;s Thomas F. Maffei, a legal ethicist who served on the Board of Bar Overseers for years, and high-profile criminal defense lawyer J.W. Carney Jr.&rdquo;</p> <p>&hellip;</p> <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s no such thing as a nonrefundable retainer fee. The lawyer has to earn the fee before he takes the fee,&rdquo; Maffei testified. &ldquo;What the defendant did in that case was take the money up front on day one and put it in his operating account. Clients have the absolute right to change lawyers, but there&rsquo;s quite a disincentive to fire the lawyer if you forfeit the $40,000. It chills the ability of the client to fire the lawyer and go somewhere else.&rdquo;</p> <p>Maffei also refuted Gargano&rsquo;s claims that his defunct law firm, rather than he personally, was the liable party that had charged Karasavas fees.</p> <p>&ldquo;Lawyers don&rsquo;t get that insulation from personal liability when they practice in professional partnerships,&rdquo; Maffei testified.</p>News Items06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=28901&format=xml