Category: Commercial Real Estate

RIW Attorney Christopher Agostino Presents at National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Boston Harbor Storm Surge Working Group

On July 31, 2019, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorney Christopher Agostino joined a panel of engineers, economists, and planners to present the case for a regional “Layered Defense” approach to protect Boston and surrounding communities from the effects of sea level rise and storm surge. RIW is a member of the National Institute for Coastal…

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RIW Attorney Michael Rosen Receives Favorable Ruling for Solar Developer in Northbridge, Mass.

Attorney Michael Rosen and Ruberto, Israel & Weiner are proud to have appeared with Attorney Henry Lane in the matter of Northbridge McQuade LLC v Northbridge ZBA, et. al.  On June 17, 2019, the Court issued an unpublished decision ruling in favor of a solar developer for a site located in Northbridge, Massachusetts. In a…

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Michael J. Barone, Jr. Joins RIW in the Commercial Real Estate Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Michael J. Barone, Jr. has joined the firm in the Commercial Real Estate group. His practice will cover the areas of real estate transactions, leasing, and zoning and land use.  Mike has significant experience guiding clients through the process of IRC §1031 tax deferred exchanges, including the sale of…

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RIW Attorneys Obtain Precedent Setting Cannabis Land Use Decision

Ruberto Israel & Weiner attorneys Michael Rosen, Bradley Croft and Mike Duffy obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting zoning bylaws. The decision benefits land development generally, with a particular emphasis on recently adopted Massachusetts cannabis laws. The full text of the ruling can be found here. See recent articles: Boston Business Journal Lawyers…

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RIW Hosts National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Real Estate Working Group

On March 13th Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Christopher Agostino and Michael Duffy hosted the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure (NICHI) at RIW’s office in downtown Boston.  NICHI’s founder William Golden gave a presentation to a gathering of local and state officials and Boston-based real estate professionals about the impact of…

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RIW Real Estate Partner Michael Rosen advocates for the paramount importance of zoning bylaws in recent cannabis land use case

RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen quoted in Lawyers Weekly article regarding Marijuana Business in Land Court. Full article.

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RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen assisting Valley Green Grow in land development dispute with regard to state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility

RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen is assisting Valley Green Grow in a land development dispute with regard to the start of a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility.  Full article.

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Dianna Williams joins RIW in the Litigation Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Dianna Williams has joined the firm in the Litigation group. She will also work in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate group. She will concentrate her practice on complex business and commercial litigation.  Dianna has a strong foundational knowledge of a range of topics, including contract law, commercial litigation, construction disputes, employment law, secured transactions, mortgage foreclosures, loan workouts,…

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Client Alert: Communities Seek Certification of Housing Production Plans As Development Activity Increases

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has recently seen a surge in the number of communities that seek to certify compliance with their Housing Production Plans.  A Housing Production Plan describes a town’s strategy to develop affordable housing at a measured pace in order to make progress towards their affordable housing goals under…

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A Subcontractor Just Filed A Mechanic’s Lien On My New Restaurant. What Now?

You are the owner of a fine dining establishment located in the heart of the financial district.  Business has been great – so great, in fact, that you recently decided to relocate to a new, larger location.  In the process, you have spent tens of thousands of dollars to fit out the new space, including…

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