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Gap Closings: A Commercial Real Estate Necessity, Especially Now

04/02/2021   |   BY Jennifer Ioli Connelly

Despite their long tenure in commercial real estate transactions, the gap closing has been, and will likely continue to be,... Read More »

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Sherin and Lodgen represents Breed’s Hill Capital in equity financing for acquisition of Campus at Marlborough

06/24/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Sherin and Lodgen’s Commercial Finance Group represented Breed’s Hill Capital, a Boston-based investment firm, in equity financing for the purchase... Read More »

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The Main Street Lending Program

05/21/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

Background Following the enactment of the CARES Act, the Federal Reserve announced the establishment of the Main Street Lending Program (the... Read More »

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What Landlords, Tenants, Borrowers, and Lenders Need to Know About The Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act

04/21/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Overview On April 20, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed H.4647 (the “Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act” or the “Act”)... Read More »

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New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

05/24/2016   |   BY Steven D. Eimert

Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union... Read More »

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New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Property Survey Table A Requirements

03/08/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors issued new Minimum Standard... Read More »

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Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

09/09/2015   |   BY John J. Slater III

When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind. ... Read More »

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Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances

04/06/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer... Read More »

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Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

03/30/2015   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth and Paula G. Curry

This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article... Read More »

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Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

02/27/2015   |   BY Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer Ioli Connelly

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

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What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinances

01/05/2015   |   BY Jennifer Ioli Connelly

On July 28, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts enacted an energy use disclosure ordinance, joining Boston and several other cities. The Cambridge... Read More »

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

12/17/2014   |   BY Sander A. Rikleen

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