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The Importance of Recordkeeping in Commercial Lease Administration

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on March 17, 2017
Folder reading “leasing” placed on top of computer keyboard

Many commercial leases provide for automatic extension of the term unless one party notifies the other in writing within a... Read More »

Residential Security Deposits Provide Protection for a Landlord, but There can be Unexpected Pitfalls

By David A. Michel and Sander A. Rikleen on April 29, 2016
notice of eviction and keys placed on top

On April 27, 2016, the ever-perilous legal landscape for Massachusetts residential landlords developed an additional potential pitfall. The statute governing... Read More »

Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on February 27, 2015
the word "permits" labeled on a blue binder in a office

On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot... Read More »

Take Advantage of the Massachusetts Personal Property Tax Exemption for Solar Installations

By Sander A. Rikleen on December 17, 2014
miniature solar panel house with gold money sign in the middle

The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board recently addressed the situation in which a land owner used a solar power system to... Read More »