Category: Commercial Real Estate

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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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorneys Michael Rosen and Bradley Croft Obtain a Precedent Setting Land Use Decision Affecting Cannabis Cultivation in Massachusetts

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) attorneys, led by Land Use Attorney Michael Rosen and Litigator Bradley Croft, obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting cannabis cultivation in Massachusetts. The ruling clarifies that the exclusion of cannabis from the definition of “agriculture” under MGL Chapter 40A, Section 3 (the Dover Act) applies only to the…

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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  On June 17, 2019, the Court issued an unpublished decision ruling in favor of a solar developer for a site located in Northbridge, Massachusetts.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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