Legal Resources: Judicial Decisions

Non-compliance With License Agreement

Homesteader Enterprises v. Jonathan Brickman, Brickman Publishing Corp. and Community Magazines, LLC, Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No 2008-02475. This matter arises out of a dispute between a two publishers, Jonathan Brickman, Individually, Brickman Publishing Corp., and Community Magazines, LLC (collectively, “Defendant”) and Homesteader Enterprises, Inc. (hereinafter, “Plaintiff”) regarding the parties’ performance under certain License Agreements and other subsequent agreements. Plaintiff alleged Defendant’s non-compliance with obligations arising out of the License Agreements and subsequent agreements and, in particular, the non-competition agreement and

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Variance To Build a Parking Structure in South Boston

Dorothy A. Leblanc and Denise Leblanc v. Christine Araujo, Angelo Buonopane, Peter Chin, Michael Monahan, and Robert Shortsleeve, as they constitute members of the Board of Appeal for the City of Boston and Paul McCologan, Sr. and Benjamin Forde, Suffolk Superior Court, Docket Number 07-5353F.This was a 4 day trial. It was a de novo appeal to the Superior Court of the granting of a variance to the Defendants to build a parking structure in South Boston. The Plaintiffs, whom we

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Breach of Contract

Maria Armas v. Freemont Investment and Loan, Kenneth J. Perroge, and FidelityNational Title Insurance, Bristol Superior Court 2007-01790. Philip A. Brown the developer/seller, (“Seller/Developer’) built and sold to the Plaintiff the Property located at 206B Tremont Street, Taunton, Massachusetts (“Property”).  At closing, the closing attorney, accepted a fax/copy of an alleged Certificate of Occupancy for the Property from the Seller/Developer. The Town of Taunton subsequently notified the parties that the Certificate of Occupancy never properly issued and the Certificate of Occupancy

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Real Estate Cases

Massachusetts Real Estate Cases Types of cases handled by the Massachusetts real estate attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Conducted hundreds of evictions on behalf of landlords and property managers for non-payment of rent, drug evictions, nuisance evictions, failure to vacate after a lease termination, violation of pet policies, noise, harassment, and violation of lease terms. Engage in curative title actions in Superior Court and Land Court for title insurance companies and private owners of land, for such matters as boundary disputes,

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Business Law Cases

Massachusetts Corporate & Business Law Cases Types of business law cases handled by the Massachusetts corporate and business law attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Represent small to medium size business owners in establishing entities which maximize their flexibility for future growth while limiting the business owners personal liability including, but not limited to, creating S corporations, C corporations, limited liability corporations, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, stock restriction agreements. Represent employers on human resource issues including drafting employment contracts, employment handbooks,

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Condominium Law Cases

Massachusetts Condominium Law Cases Types of condo law cases handled by the Massachusetts condominium attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Successfully represented condominium associations against contractors and developers on such issues as breach of fiduciary duty, defective workmanship, violation of the warranty of habitability, etc. Represent in excess of 40 condominium associations throughout Massachusetts, with rules enforcement, developer phasing, condominium documents amendments, collection of outstanding condominium fees and special assessments, and formation and conversions. Establish condominiums, including drafting the master deed, declaration

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Legal Description of the Premises Dispute

Joy Harding v. Tabitha Coleman and Mary E. Jackson, Suffolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 04-2466.G & P represented the Defendants/purchasers in this matter. The key issue in this case was a dispute regarding the legal description of the subject premises. The subject property contained two parcels of land that clearly were delineated in the deed that Plaintiff purchased previously from another party. Plaintiff alleged he did not mean to sell the contiguous parcel not containing a home. Plaintiff alleged that he

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Real Estate Lending

Massachusetts Real Estate Lending Cases Types of lending cases handled by the Massachusetts real estate attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Successfully represented banks, mortgage companies, private lenders, buyers, and sellers in over 500 closings including, but not limited to, drafting loan documents and security agreements, purchase and sales agreements, drafting the requisite closing documents, recording the same, performing title searches, writing title insurance, and all other matters related to both residential and commercial lending. Obtained summary judgment of dismissal in defending

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Non-compliance With License Agreement

Homesteader Enterprises v. Jonathan Brickman, Brickman Publishing Corp. and Community Magazines, LLC, Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No 2008-02475. This matter arises out of a dispute between a two publishers, Jonathan Brickman, Individually, Brickman Publishing Corp., and Community Magazines, LLC (collectively, “Defendant”) and Homesteader Enterprises, Inc. (hereinafter, “Plaintiff”) regarding the parties’ performance under certain License Agreements and other subsequent agreements. Plaintiff alleged Defendant’s non-compliance with obligations arising out of the License Agreements and subsequent agreements and, in particular, the non-competition agreement and

Read More »

Variance To Build a Parking Structure in South Boston

Dorothy A. Leblanc and Denise Leblanc v. Christine Araujo, Angelo Buonopane, Peter Chin, Michael Monahan, and Robert Shortsleeve, as they constitute members of the Board of Appeal for the City of Boston and Paul McCologan, Sr. and Benjamin Forde, Suffolk Superior Court, Docket Number 07-5353F.This was a 4 day trial. It was a de novo appeal to the Superior Court of the granting of a variance to the Defendants to build a parking structure in South Boston. The Plaintiffs, whom we

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Breach of Contract

Maria Armas v. Freemont Investment and Loan, Kenneth J. Perroge, and FidelityNational Title Insurance, Bristol Superior Court 2007-01790. Philip A. Brown the developer/seller, (“Seller/Developer’) built and sold to the Plaintiff the Property located at 206B Tremont Street, Taunton, Massachusetts (“Property”).  At closing, the closing attorney, accepted a fax/copy of an alleged Certificate of Occupancy for the Property from the Seller/Developer. The Town of Taunton subsequently notified the parties that the Certificate of Occupancy never properly issued and the Certificate of Occupancy

Read More »

Real Estate Cases

Massachusetts Real Estate Cases Types of cases handled by the Massachusetts real estate attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Conducted hundreds of evictions on behalf of landlords and property managers for non-payment of rent, drug evictions, nuisance evictions, failure to vacate after a lease termination, violation of pet policies, noise, harassment, and violation of lease terms. Engage in curative title actions in Superior Court and Land Court for title insurance companies and private owners of land, for such matters as boundary disputes,

Read More »

Business Law Cases

Massachusetts Corporate & Business Law Cases Types of business law cases handled by the Massachusetts corporate and business law attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Represent small to medium size business owners in establishing entities which maximize their flexibility for future growth while limiting the business owners personal liability including, but not limited to, creating S corporations, C corporations, limited liability corporations, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, stock restriction agreements. Represent employers on human resource issues including drafting employment contracts, employment handbooks,

Read More »

Condominium Law Cases

Massachusetts Condominium Law Cases Types of condo law cases handled by the Massachusetts condominium attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Successfully represented condominium associations against contractors and developers on such issues as breach of fiduciary duty, defective workmanship, violation of the warranty of habitability, etc. Represent in excess of 40 condominium associations throughout Massachusetts, with rules enforcement, developer phasing, condominium documents amendments, collection of outstanding condominium fees and special assessments, and formation and conversions. Establish condominiums, including drafting the master deed, declaration

Read More »

Legal Description of the Premises Dispute

Joy Harding v. Tabitha Coleman and Mary E. Jackson, Suffolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 04-2466.G & P represented the Defendants/purchasers in this matter. The key issue in this case was a dispute regarding the legal description of the subject premises. The subject property contained two parcels of land that clearly were delineated in the deed that Plaintiff purchased previously from another party. Plaintiff alleged he did not mean to sell the contiguous parcel not containing a home. Plaintiff alleged that he

Read More »

Real Estate Lending

Massachusetts Real Estate Lending Cases Types of lending cases handled by the Massachusetts real estate attorneys at Goldman & Pease: Successfully represented banks, mortgage companies, private lenders, buyers, and sellers in over 500 closings including, but not limited to, drafting loan documents and security agreements, purchase and sales agreements, drafting the requisite closing documents, recording the same, performing title searches, writing title insurance, and all other matters related to both residential and commercial lending. Obtained summary judgment of dismissal in defending

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