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5 Lease Tips for Startups

02/03/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Generally when thinking of a lease arrangement between a landlord and tenant we have in mind a long term relationship.... Read More »

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The Basics: Massachusetts Contingency Plan – Massachusetts Chapter 21E

12/09/2013   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth

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?

11/11/2013   |   BY

In 2012, Steven Glovsky needed 1,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for a seat on the... Read More »

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The Importance of Notary Acknowledgments in Light of the Weiss Decision

10/28/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Some alarm has been raised among the real estate bar by the recent decision of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate... Read More »

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The Aging Population and the Real Estate Community

10/08/2013   |   BY

My friend, Phil, turned 60 last month. He’s one of the first among my “peer group” – the people I... Read More »

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Releases Annual Report

09/26/2013   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) released its superb Annual Report on the state of the clean energy industry in... Read More »

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

09/17/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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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Key Ingredients in Restaurant Leases

09/16/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Developers of life style centers want to offer their customers an enticing selection of restaurants to draw in customers and... Read More »

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10 Key Features of the Massachusetts Transportation Funding Legislation

08/27/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

The ULI Boston Infrastructure Council, which I Co-Chair, has in recent years engaged in an effort to demonstrate to the... Read More »

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Lender’s Title Insurance Coverage Does Not Extend to Lender Liability Claims

08/23/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

The decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”)  in Deutsche Bank National Association v. First American Title Insurance Company,... Read More »

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10 Highlights of “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities”

08/11/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

With the support of numerous environmental, housing and planning groups (along with some municipal leaders and, most recently, The Boston... Read More »

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To Guaranty or Not to Guaranty?

07/16/2013   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Real estate professionals often ask themselves this question when negotiating terms of a loan. The pros know the script well: The... Read More »