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Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements in a Nutshell

02/17/2017   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Negotiation of a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement (commonly referred to as an “SNDA”) can pose challenges for property owners,... Read More »

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Why a Leasehold Mortgage?

10/25/2016   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Developer wants to buy a prime parcel for shopping center construction. He approaches the landowner with a written offer to... Read More »

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Mortgagees Beware! – The Massachusetts Obsolete Mortgages Statute Revisited

03/18/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The recent Massachusetts Land Court decision in Ry-Co International, Ltd. v. VonIderstein, et al. is a salutary reminder to lenders... 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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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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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 »

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

08/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

The Eaton Foreclosure Case: Addressing A Problem That Doesn’t Exist

04/04/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The case of Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, which is currently pending before the SJC, addresses the issue of... Read More »