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7 Tips for Financing Solar Projects

05/14/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

As the warm weather approaches, we see the usual signs of spring which, in a good year, includes an increase... Read More »

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Can Solar Farms and Backyard Gardens Co-Exist? Zoning Tensions Flare in Massachusetts

05/09/2013   |   BY Paula G. Curry

Imagine you’ve just purchased your dream home in the ‘burbs. Your patio has just been finished. Your beautiful 2-acre lot,... Read More »

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Unwary Landlord May Lose Right to Damages when Terminating Defaulting Tenant’s Lease

05/06/2013   |   BY

Commercial landlords should be aware of the April 30th SJC decision in 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International,... Read More »

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EB-5: How Immigration is Driving the American Real Estate Recovery

04/11/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

When traditional sources of financing for real estate projects became more difficult to find in 2007 and 2008, some business... Read More »

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Boston Building Energy Reporting Ordinance Proposed

04/02/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

Recently, Mayor Menino filed a proposed Ordinance with the Boston City Council to require owners of medium and large sized... Read More »

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Former Railroad Rights-of-Way

03/25/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

Many cities and towns, particularly in greater Boston, are criss-crossed with former railroad lines and rights of way, some of... Read More »

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Letters of Credit versus Cash Security Deposits

03/19/2013   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

Commercial Tenants often request that Landlords accept a Letter of Credit in lieu of a cash security deposit. This blog... Read More »

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Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels: Taking a Local Look at a Global Problem

03/05/2013   |   BY Peter Friedenberg

The Boston Harbor Association recently released a sobering report entitled “Preparing for the Rising Tide” which assesses Boston’s vulnerability to... Read More »

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Streamlining Property Surveys – A Look at the ALTA/ACSM Table A Requirements

01/09/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The property survey is typically a lead-time item in commercial real estate loans since it can often take several weeks... Read More »

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Featured Deal: RBS Citizens, N.A. Financing of Mixed Use Project

01/08/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Gary Markoff and Bethany Bartlett represented RBS Citizens on the financing of a mixed use project in Lowell, Massachusetts. For more... Read More »

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Amazon being pressed to collect sales tax in Massachusetts

11/21/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The Boston Globe reported on November 21, 2012 that the Patrick administration is pushing for Amazon.com to collect sales tax... Read More »

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How Green is my Dollar Tree?

11/19/2012   |   BY Paula G. Curry

While shopping for socks the other day, I heard this announcement. “Did you know,” said the soothing female voice, “that... Read More »