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Massachusetts Registered Land – A Primer

By Andrew Royce on July 8, 2014
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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
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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
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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
a rusted soda can in a lake

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
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“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
sliver air vents on top of a building

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
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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
apartments and a view of the street

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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