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Negotiating Inclusions and Exclusions from Operating Expenses or Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Costs

11/07/2012   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

Most retail leases are so called triple net leases, in which Tenant pays its proportionate share of Insurance, Real Estate... Read More »

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Breaking Up Is So Very Hard To Do: The Importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

10/31/2012   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

“Make it easy on yourself”, the hit single by the Walker brothers, not only resonates with love struck couples, it... Read More »

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Maximizing Percentage Rent: Pointers for Landlords

10/25/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In exchange for creating a retail environment that increases the revenues of a tenant’s store, a landlord often negotiates for... Read More »

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Due Diligence – What commercial real estate lenders need to know when reviewing leases that affect their collateral

10/17/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

While larger lending institutions may have experience with sophisticated commercial real estate loan transactions, community or regional lenders often do... Read More »

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Choosing Between Massachusetts and Delaware LLCs – A Practical Approach

10/11/2012   |   BY Joshua M. Bowman

The Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) has become the entity of choice for many owners and operators of commercial real estate,... Read More »

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Hub and Spoke: Greater Boston Transportation Update

10/10/2012   |   BY John J. Slater III

In June, the ULI Boston District Council issued “Hub and Spoke: Core Transit Congestion and the Future of Transit and... Read More »

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Be careful (and wordy) in drafting “Prevailing Party” clauses

09/26/2012   |   BY Peter Friedenberg

It’s an oft-repeated complaint – the sheer cost of litigating a claim, regardless of its merits, makes it difficult or... Read More »

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An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures

09/12/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On August 3, 2012, Governor Patrick of Massachusetts signed “An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures” into law.  As suggested... Read More »

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Permit Extension Act Extended Once More in Massachusetts

08/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The development community within the Commonwealth was the recipient of a welcome benefit following Governor Deval Patrick’s signature of the... Read More »

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Negotiating the Scope of Non-recourse Carve-outs in Mortgage Loan Documents

08/29/2012   |   BY

While many commercial real estate loans are made without either partial or full payment guaranties, almost all institutional lenders will... Read More »

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When is P&S Warranty Disclaimer Not a Disclaimer?

08/22/2012   |   BY

The widely used Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) standard form of purchase and sale agreement has a disclaimer whereby... Read More »

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Legislation Resolves Problems Affecting Commercial Leases Created By 2011 SJC Decision – Bishop v. TES Realty Trust

08/15/2012   |   BY Joshua M. Bowman

Marking the successful conclusion of a campaign spearheaded by the ICSC Massachusetts Government Relations Committee, of which Sherin and Lodgen... Read More »