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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

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 »

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Proposed Changes to Rules for Loan Purchases, Sales and Participations by Massachusetts-Chartered Credit Unions

06/18/2012   |   BY Steven D. Eimert

Last month, the Division of Banks issued proposed changes to its parity rules intended to clarify and arguably expand the... Read More »

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1031 Exchanges: 3 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

06/13/2012   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Unless Congress comes to terms with itself before year’s end, all indications point to rising income tax rates next year. One... Read More »

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Liquor License Applications – Counsel and Patience Required

06/06/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In their two-page “How to Get a Liquor License in Massachusetts” article, the instructional website claims: “applying for your... Read More »

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Gaming in Massachusetts: What are the stakes to play in the new regulatory system?

05/30/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On November 22, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth (the “Act”),... Read More »

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U.S. D.O.J. Extends ADA Compliance Date For Pools And Spas

05/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Public accommodations with pools and spas built before March 15, 2012 now have until January 31, 2013 to comply with... Read More »

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Thoughts on DEP “Reg Reform”

05/25/2012   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection released its Final Action Plan for Regulatory Reform at Mass DEP on March 5,... Read More »