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Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – Avoid Common Traps of Commercial Subleases

If you are a subtenant, many practical questions exist such as who will change the light bulbs, who will plow the driveway, and who is in charge if the HVAC doesn’t work or if there are other problems in the subleased premises?…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – Lender Liability in Real Estate Closings; Know Your Closer Well

The general phrase “lender liability” usually refers to cases where a lender does not live up to its own loan agreement, or where a loan officer promises more than the loan documents provide, or where the lender sells collateral…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

The Construction Advantage – Issue 7

Reed Construction Data – Economy Improving Slowly but Surely - Reed Construction Data reports that the economy continues to improve but challenges remain. Based upon recent construction data from Reed Construction, the…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential, Government Contracting

Federal Practice & Bankruptcy: SCOTUS on Bankruptcy: Jurisdiction and Inherited IRAs Clarified

In a rare burst of bankruptcy enthusiasm, the US Supreme Court in June issued two decisions on matters important to the administration of bankruptcy cases. In re Bellingham, decided June 9, addressed a seemingly esoteric…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – ABC 123: AAI, ESAs and VRAP – When to utilize DEP’s Voluntary Response Action Program

Last time around, we mentioned that if you are going to buy a commercial property, you should investigate the existing environmental conditions of that property. It is helpful to address both the costs and timing associated with…more
| Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial

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
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