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Mortgagees Beware! – The Massachusetts Obsolete Mortgages Statute Revisited

By Andrew Royce on March 18, 2014
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The recent Massachusetts Land Court decision in Ry-Co International, Ltd. v. VonIderstein, et al. is a salutary reminder to lenders... Read More »

Broker Awarded Fees Where Lease Was Not Signed

By Joshua M. Alper on March 3, 2014
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A judge of the Superior Court has recently awarded brokerage fees to a realtor despite that the landlord did not... Read More »

Retail Shopping: Virtual or Reality?

By on February 26, 2014

In the 1998 movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” the charming children’s bookshop owned by Meg Ryan’s character is threatened by the... Read More »

5 Lease Tips for Startups

By Sherin and Lodgen on February 3, 2014
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Generally when thinking of a lease arrangement between a landlord and tenant we have in mind a long term relationship. ... Read More »

The Basics: Massachusetts Contingency Plan – Massachusetts Chapter 21E

By Ronald W. Ruth on December 9, 2013
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Many of our clients are very familiar with oil and hazardous materials law and how contamination can significantly affect real... Read More »

Must a Retail Business Allow an Individual to use its Property to Solicit Signatures for Elective Office?

By Edward M. Bloom on November 11, 2013
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In 2012, Steven Glovsky needed 1,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for a seat on the... Read More »

The Importance of Notary Acknowledgments in Light of the Weiss Decision

By Andrew Royce on October 28, 2013
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Some alarm has been raised among the real estate bar by the recent decision of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate... Read More »

The Aging Population and the Real Estate Community

By Paula G. Curry on October 8, 2013
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My friend, Phil, turned 60 last month. He’s one of the first among my “peer group” – the people I... Read More »

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Releases Annual Report

By Ronald W. Ruth on September 26, 2013
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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) released its superb Annual Report on the state of the clean energy industry in... Read More »

10 Things Real Estate Developers and Investors Should Know About Boston Zoning and Local Permitting

By Sherin and Lodgen on September 17, 2013
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Major real estate development projects like the former Filenes site downtown and the New Balance “Boston Landing” project in Brighton... Read More »

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