Category: Commercial Real Estate

Client Alert: Governor Signs Bill to Provide Permitting Relief for Communities and Applicants

On April 3, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker signed an emergency bill into law which covers a comprehensive set of topics to address challenges facing municipalities and state agencies. Section 17 of House No. 4617 specifically addresses extending certain deadlines applicable to municipalities as well as applicants with respect to the permitting and approval process. Key…

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CARES Act: Assistance for Small Businesses

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (“CARES”) Act (the “Act”), as approved by the Senate on March 26, 2020, and the House on March 27, 2020. This article is intended to focus on those provisions of Phase 3 of the federal COVID-19 stimulus package relative to the…

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Client Alert: Legislation Would Create National Remote Online Notarization Standards

In an effort to mitigate the significant harm to commerce caused by COVID-19, several organizations including the American Land Title Association (“ALTA”), the Mortgage Bankers Association (“MBA”), and the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) are rallying around the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2020 (the “SECURE Notarization Act”) to…

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Can I Still Sell My Property When the Registry Closes? – Gap Closings

As sectors of the US economy effectively shut down one by one in response to COVID-19, a quick review of those sectors and essential functions that remain open for business may be the better approach to measure where things stand. In the world of real estate and mortgage financing, certain transactions may be able to…

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Contractual Rights, Performance Obligations and COVID-19: A Primer on Gap-Filler Doctrines and Force Majeure

The spread of COVID-19 has triggered economic turmoil and unprecedented government intervention into private industry. Business owners, lenders, landlords, employers and their respective counter-parties are reviewing the key terms of innumerable business arrangements and relationships impacted by current events. One common contract term that ordinarily draws little attention and is often relegated to the miscellaneous…

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Congratulations to Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany Grazio on their Elevation to Shareholders of the Firm

Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany Grazio

Congratulations to RIW Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany A. Grazio on their elevation to Shareholders of the firm. Adam is the Co-Lead of the Hospitality & Retail Services Practice Group and a member of the Cannabis, Corporate & Business, and Commercial Real Estate Practice Groups. Bethany is a member of the firm’s Cannabis, Corporate & Business,…

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky Article Featured in the New England Real Estate Journal

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An article by RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky is featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. The article, “Adaptive reuse and the modernization of the New England shopping mall,” discusses how redevelopment and adaptive reuse are key to the successful transformation of defunct shopping malls into modern mixed-use destinations in the decade ahead. Read the…

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RIW Attorney Michael Rosen Named a 2019 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Congratulations to RIW Attorney Michael Rosen on being named a “2019 Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Michael will be honored at the Leaders in Law event.

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RIW Attorney Christopher Agostino Presented at the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Conference in Boston

On October 24, 2019, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner sponsored a conference hosted by the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure (NICHI) in Boston. More than 160 attendees gathered to learn more about the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the City of Boston and other communities surrounding the Boston Harbor. RIW…

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Client Alert: Guilty Plea by City Hall Staffer Leads to Calls for Reform

Several members of the Boston City Council have proposed various reforms to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) and Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) following widespread news coverage of a City Hall staffer’s guilty plea in connection with an alleged $50,000 bribe meant to influence the ZBA. Subsequent investigations have revealed potential conflicts…

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