Real Estate Blog


SJC Decision Permits Solicitation of Nominating Signatures at Supermarket Entrance

10/14/2014   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

Owners and operators of supermarkets and other commercial property in Massachusetts should be aware that on October 10th, the Supreme... Read More »

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Broker Awarded Fees Where Lease Was Not Signed

03/03/2014   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

A judge of the Superior Court has recently awarded brokerage fees to a realtor despite that the landlord did not... Read More »

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Lender’s Title Insurance Coverage Does Not Extend to Lender Liability Claims

08/23/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

The decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”)  in Deutsche Bank National Association v. First American Title Insurance Company,... Read More »

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Former Railroad Rights-of-Way

03/25/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

Many cities and towns, particularly in greater Boston, are criss-crossed with former railroad lines and rights of way, some of... Read More »

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Importance of Carefully Drafting Commercial Leases

05/16/2012   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

Two recent decisions by the Massachusetts Appeals Court highlight the importance of carefully drafting commercial leases.  In Panagakos v.  Collins,... Read More »