Bernstein Shur

100 Middle Street West Tower
Portland, ME 04101, United States

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Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – Risky Business? Due Diligence Hints for Bidding at a Foreclosure Auction

Know a property being foreclosed, or see the signs and advertisements for foreclosure actions? They are everywhere. It is important to do your homework before bidding. Bid confidently by doing some pre-auction investigation…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – We Like Like-Kind Exchanges

A real estate owner who holds a property for investment or business purposes, sells the real estate and recognizes a gain. She pays the taxes on the gain at both the federal and state level and uses the remaining proceeds from…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #41

We are pleased to present the 41st edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent Supreme Court cases that address securities class actions, copyright law, and patent…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Securities Law

The Construction Advantage – Issue 6

In our sixth issue of The Construction Advantage, we provide you with an all New England edition, focusing on the increased employment in the construction sector in Maine, a large court award related to the Big Dig, and the…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – ABC 123: DEP Says You’re A PRP – How to avoid becoming an environmental acronym casualty

In Maine, anyone who has owned or operated an uncontrolled hazardous substance site from the time a hazardous substance was first deposited up to the present is considered by the Maine DEP to be a potentially responsible party,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts, Real Estate - Commercial

Shedding light on corporate successor liability

Depending on your point of view, corporate successor liability is either the bane of a company that buys assets or a strong protection for a creditor fighting fraud. Ordinarily, a business that buys the assets of another…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Real Estate Tip - The Emperor Has No Exhibits

All of us in the real estate world, regardless of experience or sophistication, have been guilty of ignoring Exhibit A. Like the emperor who believed his invisible cloth clothing could be seen by intelligent people, our unread…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – The New Maine General Hospital – The Gold Standard in Maine

Construction lawyers like me are used to encountering construction projects gone bad, and sometimes, headed directly toward litigation. In this column, I wanted to focus on a large-scale recent project in Maine that was an…more
| Construction Law, Health, Real Estate - Commercial

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – Romancing the Stone: Will Shale Gas Extraction Sneak Under Maine’s Feet?

From 2001 to 2011, over a million leases were signed by American landowners that permit energy companies to drill for oil and natural gas on private lands. These leases burden land in states determined to have economically…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Real Estate Tip: The Case of the Shrinking Easement

Unlike most states, Massachusetts land transactions may be “registered” in a procedure conducted at the “Land Court.” The Land Court’s own engineering department reviews survey plans before registration is final. In this…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – Environmental Patience: Take the Time to Do It Right

Picture this: You are negotiating the purchase of commercial real estate. You are working hard to keep costs down and get the deal done. Someone – your lawyer or your lender – starts making noises about environmental due…more
| Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Kennebec County v. Maine Public Employees Retirement System: An Important Ruling for Maine’s Governmental Employers

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Law Court) recently handed down an important ruling limiting the administrative authority of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MPERS). In Kennebec County v. Maine Public Employee’s…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #40

We are pleased to present the 40th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we discuss fee shifting provisions in corporate bylaws, the settlement of high stakes smartphone patent…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Securities Law

The Construction Advantage – Issue 5

In our fifth issue of The Construction Advantage, we discuss some potential federal tax legislation, the time of accrual for a statute of limitation on an indemnity obligation, and a payment bond case recently decided by a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Taxation

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – Protecting the Penny Wise in a Lease

Some penny wise clients resist advice to get real estate out of their own individual names, opening themselves to unnecessary risk. Fortunate clients, who have not met the “trial bar” up close and personal, sometimes still won’t…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial
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