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Private Development of Public Land: 7 Key Tips for Developers

By Peter Friedenberg on May 9, 2012
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Developers seek out publicly-owned land for private development projects for a number of reasons, ranging from the unique locations available... Read More »

What is “Main Street Fairness” or “Marketplace Fairness”?

By Joshua M. Bowman on May 2, 2012
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Given the amount of media attention that the issue of “Marketplace Fairness” (formerly called Main Street Fairness) has attracted from... Read More »

5 Key Issues in Biotech Leasing

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 25, 2012
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While there are commonalities in concerns on the landlord and tenant side in all leases regardless of the use, biotech... Read More »

5 Basics of Title Insurance Endorsements

By on April 18, 2012
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Title insurance, in the form of owner’s and lender’s policies, has long been a mainstay of real estate practice.  As... Read More »

6 Tips for Retail Tenants: Traps Preventing Lease Transfers

By on April 11, 2012
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Retail tenants entering into long term leases should be aware that tenants’ rights to assign or sublet may prove illusory... Read More »

The Eaton Foreclosure Case: Addressing A Problem That Doesn’t Exist

By Edward M. Bloom on April 4, 2012
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The case of Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, which is currently pending before the SJC, addresses the issue of... Read More »

4 Lessons on Funding a Community Health Center with New Markets Tax Credits

By Douglas M. Henry on March 27, 2012
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The process of funding community health centers is often complicated and lengthy. Combining financing from a multiple sources, such as... Read More »

What Real Estate Developers Should Know About Affordable Housing

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 26, 2012
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The return of real estate development to the Boston area creates a renewed focus on the complex legal framework associated... Read More »