Category: Commercial Real Estate

Appeals Court Issues Important Clarification of its Recent Prompt Payment Decision

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On June 24, 2022, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued a revised decision of its recent highly anticipated opinion affirming judgment in favor of RIW’s client, a general contractor, under the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act (the “Act”). The revision clarified a small, but significant part of the decision regarding whether an owner who has violated the…

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RIW Alert: RIW Construction Group Wins Appeal Under Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act

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In a highly anticipated decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a $5 million judgment in favor of RIW’s general contractor client under a seldom-used law known as the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act. In November 2020, RIW construction law attorneys Bradley Croft, Kirk McCormick, and Roger Smerage secured summary judgment in Suffolk Superior Court in favor of their client in…

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RIW Attorney Jeremy Y. Weltman to Host Strafford’s Upcoming Webinar about Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases

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We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Y. Weltman will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live video webinar, “Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorsements, Subrogation Waivers” scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Indemnification agreements are widely used to shift risk in a variety of real estate transactions. Real…

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RIW Attorneys Named Boston Magazine Top Lawyers 2021

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner congratulates our colleagues on receiving Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2021 designation.    

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Corporate & Business, Litigation, News, Tax Law

Real Estate Issues for Franchises

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“The key to success of many franchise systems lies in establishing and maintaining great locations. In addition to the franchise agreement, the commercial lease is a fundamental document in any brick and mortar franchise. Given the competing interests of franchisees, franchisors, landlords, and lenders, legal issues abound at the intersection of real estate and franchise…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate, Franchise Law, Hospitality Practice Group

RIW Attorney Michael D. Rosen Named A Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2021 Commercial Real Estate “Go To Lawyer”

Congratulations to RIW attorney Michael D. Rosen on being selected as a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2021 Commercial Real Estate “Go To Lawyer” honoree. Check out the special feature highlighting the 2021 Real Estate “Go To Lawyers” in the June 28th edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the August edition of New England In-House. Read article…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Business

WEBINAR: Construction Law Basics: Essential Concepts Every Contractor and Owner Should Know

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RIW Construction Law and Litigation partner Kirk J. McCormick will host the complimentary webinar “Construction Law Basics: Essential Concepts Every Contractor and Owner Should Know” on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from Noon – 1:00PM EST. This webinar will tackle some of the fundamental issues that can arise on any project, from negotiating the agreement through…

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Landlords Beware: Serial Plaintiffs Can Be Costly

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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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Client Alert: Governor Baker Signs Progressive Zoning Act Changes

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On January 14, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law amendments to Chapter 40A intended to facilitate the permitting and development of housing in the Commonwealth.  Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A, entitled “The Zoning Act”, is the statutory framework that underlies all local zoning controls adopted across Massachusetts’ 350 cities and towns outside of…

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Client Alert: Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Construction Law Group Wins $5 million Judgment for its Client Under Massachusetts Prompt Payment Law

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RIW Construction Law attorneys Bradley Croft, Kirk McCormick and Roger Smerage secured summary judgment for RIW’s client under a seldom-used law known as the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act. In a case of first impression in Massachusetts, the superior court granted summary judgment in favor of RIW’s client, a general contractor, in a dispute arising over…

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