Month: March 2021

Landlords Beware: Serial Plaintiffs Can Be Costly

Massachusetts residential real estate lessors, property managers and brokers are facing increased scrutiny over alleged Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) violations.  In fact, in recent months, over a dozen lawsuits have been filed in both State and Federal Courts, as well as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) against various lessors, property managers and brokers of…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Litigation, News

Eric M. Sigman Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups

RIW is pleased to announce that Eric Sigman has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups. Eric focuses his corporate practice in the areas of corporate formation, capitalization, succession planning, commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions. His transactional practice includes counseling clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Hospitality Practice Group, News

Client Alert: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Establishes A $28.6 Billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” Within the U.S. Small Business Administration

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) into law. The wide-ranging $1.9 trillion stimulus bill establishes a $28.6 Billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” (the “RRF”) within the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The RRF is the first package of its kind to target restaurants through…

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POSTED IN: COVID-19, Hospitality Practice Group, News

Webinar Recording: New COVID-19 Relief Bill and Round Two of PPP Loans

RIW Attorneys Michael J. Barone, Jr., and Bethany A. Grazio, together with Adam Bispham at Cambridge Savings Bank, recently hosted an MCLE New England web panel entitled “1st Look” at the New COVID-19 Relief Bill & Round Two of PPP Loans. If you would like to review the program, a link to our PowerPoint presentation…

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POSTED IN: COVID-19, Uncategorized