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Massachusetts Registered Land – A Primer

By Andrew Royce on July 8, 2014

Many out-of-state attorneys and real estate professionals are unfamiliar with the existence of registered land in Massachusetts. Approximately 15 to... Read More »

2014 Massachusetts Solar Update

By Bethany A. Bartlett on June 30, 2014

SREC II: It seems we hardly knew you. In April of 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published amendments... Read More »

Purchase Money Security Interests – Value Limited

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 16, 2014

During a recent discussion, the topic of purchase money security interests arose and it seemed like a good topic for... Read More »

Buying Standing? Buyer Beware.

By Thomas P. Gorman on June 3, 2014

The doctrine of standing to sue -- the status that allows a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit in the first... Read More »

Science Meets Government: MassDEP Moves Forward With Contingency Plan Regulations

By Ronald W. Ruth on May 14, 2014

Last month, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) promulgated several important amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), which... Read More »

The Effect of Online Shopping on Retail Leases and Percentage Rent

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 30, 2014

“Percentage Rent” is a familiar concept to retailers and landlords and has long formed a significant aspect of the business... Read More »

Five Key Issues for the Parties to a Sublease

By Edward M. Bloom on April 15, 2014

A sublease is a transfer of less than a tenant’s full interest in its lease because either it is a... Read More »

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (“HVAC”), Solar and Other “Green” Heating Alternatives in Retail Leasing

By Gary D. Buchman on April 10, 2014

A topic that arises in virtually every retail lease, and yet is barely addressed in the letter of intent (LOI),... Read More »

Appeals Court Rejects Buyer’s Attempt to Enforce Seller’s Conditional Acceptance

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 7, 2014

The Massachusetts Appeals Court in Host v. Gray recently affirmed a Land Court decision dismissing a buyer’s claim seeking specific... Read More »

This couldn’t happen in my mixed-use condominium….or could it?

By Peter Friedenberg on April 1, 2014

I just finished reading an article about a recent Superior Court case, Board of Trustees of the Gates of Greenwood... Read More »

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