Real Estate Blog

Category: Development & Land Use

Open Permits, Empty Pockets

02/22/2024   |   BY Gary D. Buchman and Eyal Schwartz

Real estate transactions can be influenced by various factors.  One often-overlooked aspect is the existence of open building permits at... Read More »

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Massachusetts SJC rules in favor of Hume Lake Christian Camp zoning appeal under the Dover Amendment

06/09/2023   |   BY Briana McCarthy

The Supreme Judicial Court finds that Hume Lake Christian Camps, Inc.’s proposed recreational vehicle park would be exempt from Monterey’s... Read More »

Architect rendering from BPDA of front of proposed Building A of Allston Yards from street view showing entrance to Stop & Shop

Congratulations to our client, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, on upcoming ground-breaking of Boston’s newest mixed-use development, Allston Yards

11/11/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Sherin and Lodgen congratulates our longtime client, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC (Stop & Shop), an Ahold Delhaize... Read More »

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Massachusetts House Bill No. 5250: Revisions to Massachusetts Zoning

02/17/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On January 14, 2021, Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive economic development bill H.5250  (the “Act”) which aims to... Read More »

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Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

09/05/2017   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a... Read More »

Grass and weeds growing in cracked sidewalk. Close up, top down view.

Cracks in the Law of Sidewalks

06/05/2017   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Under Massachusetts common law in effect since 1860, property owners have no duty to repair or warn of hazards on... Read More »