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New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Property Survey Table A Requirements

03/08/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors issued new Minimum Standard... Read More »

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Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

03/30/2015   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth and Paula G. Curry

This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article... Read More »

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2014 Massachusetts Solar Update

06/30/2014   |   BY

SREC II: It seems we hardly knew you. In April of 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published amendments... Read More »

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Science Meets Government: MassDEP Moves Forward With Contingency Plan Regulations

05/14/2014   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth

Last month, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) promulgated several important amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), which... 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 »

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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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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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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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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 »

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LEED Certification – Worth the Cost?

07/03/2012   |   BY Paula G. Curry

Dana Developer has just acquired a coveted brownfield site in Blackacre and is planning to construct a 300,000 square foot... Read More »

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Thoughts on DEP “Reg Reform”

05/25/2012   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection released its Final Action Plan for Regulatory Reform at Mass DEP on March 5,... Read More »