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Hub and Spoke: Greater Boston Transportation Update

10/10/2012   |   BY John J. Slater III

In June, the ULI Boston District Council issued “Hub and Spoke: Core Transit Congestion and the Future of Transit and... Read More »

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Be careful (and wordy) in drafting “Prevailing Party” clauses

09/26/2012   |   BY Peter Friedenberg

It’s an oft-repeated complaint – the sheer cost of litigating a claim, regardless of its merits, makes it difficult or... Read More »

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An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures

09/12/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On August 3, 2012, Governor Patrick of Massachusetts signed “An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures” into law.  As suggested... Read More »

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Permit Extension Act Extended Once More in Massachusetts

08/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The development community within the Commonwealth was the recipient of a welcome benefit following Governor Deval Patrick’s signature of the... Read More »

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Negotiating the Scope of Non-recourse Carve-outs in Mortgage Loan Documents

08/29/2012   |   BY

While many commercial real estate loans are made without either partial or full payment guaranties, almost all institutional lenders will... Read More »

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When is P&S Warranty Disclaimer Not a Disclaimer?

08/22/2012   |   BY

The widely used Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) standard form of purchase and sale agreement has a disclaimer whereby... Read More »

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Legislation Resolves Problems Affecting Commercial Leases Created By 2011 SJC Decision – Bishop v. TES Realty Trust

08/15/2012   |   BY Joshua M. Bowman

Marking the successful conclusion of a campaign spearheaded by the ICSC Massachusetts Government Relations Committee, of which Sherin and Lodgen... Read More »

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Supreme Court Affirms Secured Creditors’ Right to Credit Bid

08/08/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

At the end of its most recent term, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the rights of secured creditors to... Read More »

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New Markets Tax Credit Update -Renewal of Popular Program Pending in Congress

07/31/2012   |   BY Douglas M. Henry

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) is a popular program, with a proven record of job creation and economic development... Read More »

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No writing? No problem. When a Purchase & Sale may be found enforceable

07/18/2012   |   BY

On May 22, 2012, a judge of the Middlesex Superior Court found that a buyer and seller intended to be... Read More »

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LEED Certification – Worth the Cost?

07/03/2012   |   BY Paula G. Curry

Dana Developer has just acquired a coveted brownfield site in Blackacre and is planning to construct a 300,000 square foot... Read More »

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5 Elements to Include in Collateral Assignment of Lease/Landlord’s Waiver

06/20/2012   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

Landlords of commercial properties are often asked to sign a collateral assignment of lease and a waiver of the landlord’s... Read More »