Residential Real Estate Disputes

Quiet Title Actions – We represent national title insurers as well as individuals, seeking to cure title defects ranging from misidentified title plans, deed description errors, conveyancing errors, and missing elements in the chain of title. A recent action in Rhode Island Superior Court involved a plot plan that misidentified one property for another, a prior quiet title action that misidentified the property in another error, and our successful effort to expedite a hearing during the pandemic to vacate a judgment

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Residential and Commercial Property Purchases, Closings, and Loans

Residential – Goldman & Pease has efficiently handled hundreds of residential home purchases and sales over the years, and in addition to the review and execution of all necessary documents and analyses, we bring a real estate litigator’s eye to the review of title documents. On more than one occasion we have alerted clients to potential title issues that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, and have know-how to fix these issues prior to closing.   Commercial – Regularly represent banks, mortgage

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Attorneys Sidney Gorovitz and Rachel Zoob-Hill Join The Law Firm of Goldman & Pease, LLC

The Needham based law firm of Goldman & Pease is pleased and proud to announce that Attorney Sidney Gorovitz and Attorney Rachel Zoob-Hill have joined the firm. Mr. Gorovitz is a long time, respected member of the Massachusetts Bar, and has been in practice for almost 50 years. Mr. Gorovitz was a founding member and senior partner in the law firm of Gorovitz and Borten, P.C. where, for over 20 years, the practice focused on civil litigation and specialized in medical

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Amending Condominium Documents Road Blocks and Best Practices

By Rachel Zoob-Hill, Esq. and Howard Goldman, Esq. A prudent condominium governing board should periodically review condominium documents to confirm that they meet changing needs. For example, when online platforms such as AirBnB supercharged the short-term rental industry, many condominiums faced disputes among unit owners: Who could rent out units? How often? And under what circumstances? Some trustees were unprepared to navigate these disputes, and many condominium documents were silent regarding the issue. Sometimes condominium documents need to be amended. If

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – Webinar Presentation to IREM

How to Prevail in the Courts During These Pandemic Times Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register: Click to register Renting during the Pandemic: Avoid Traps for the Unwary Conduct financial background Obtain Guaranty Is the Tenant employed/furloughed/self-employed? Can you say no without fear of discrimination? Is the Tenant an established Company/Start-up/Franchise?

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Condominium Law

Insurance Coverage – Represent individuals and board in dispute concerning insurance coverage: whose coverage applies, and will it cover certain claims. We also regularly advise condominium boards regarding how to maximize coverage over the long haul, shape coverage to the specific needs of the condominium, and how to rein in deductible increases.   Derivative Lawsuits – Goldman & Pease has been on both sides of these disputes, the processes of which are dictated by Massachusetts statute. Derivative claims concern unit owners

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CORONAVIRUS: A Tsunami is Coming… Is Your Condominium Ready to Weather the Storm?

Insurance…the least exciting topic on any board’s agenda.  But before your eyes glaze over, consider that at this unsettled time, the adequately insured condominium that is committed to the best practices regarding Covid-19 containment – will weather the coming flood of insurance claims more readily than most. Many condominiums in Massachusetts are suffering – or about to suffer – less financial stability than in years past. Common area fees and assessments are getting harder to collect as long-term high unemployment is

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Commonwealth Extends Eviction Moratorium. What this means for Commercial Landlords

Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020 (i.e., An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency) (“Act”) was extended by Governor Baker. Our office drafted an Article on the Act as it relates to the Moratorium’s impact on residential evictions (“Moratorium”). This update will focus on the commercial landlord and its rights while the Moratorium is in effect. How Does the Moratorium Impact Commercial Landlords? The Moratorium prohibits any non-essential eviction of a “small business

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Commercial Real Estate

Leasing Issues – We advise commercial tenants and landlords on lease construction, amendments, renewals, and, where negotiations fail – are unafraid to take matters to litigation. When a large commercial landlord of Grade A space, suitable for high tech industry, was faced with the strong-armed tactics of a Fortune 100 tenant, the tenant refused outright to pay fully for all the square footage utilized. Negotiations quickly broke down. Through a series of aggressive moves, we successfully opposed a motion to dismiss

Read More »

Residential Real Estate Disputes

Quiet Title Actions – We represent national title insurers as well as individuals, seeking to cure title defects ranging from misidentified title plans, deed description errors, conveyancing errors, and missing elements in the chain of title. A recent action in Rhode Island Superior Court involved a plot plan that misidentified one property for another, a prior quiet title action that misidentified the property in another error, and our successful effort to expedite a hearing during the pandemic to vacate a judgment

Read More »

Residential and Commercial Property Purchases, Closings, and Loans

Residential – Goldman & Pease has efficiently handled hundreds of residential home purchases and sales over the years, and in addition to the review and execution of all necessary documents and analyses, we bring a real estate litigator’s eye to the review of title documents. On more than one occasion we have alerted clients to potential title issues that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, and have know-how to fix these issues prior to closing.   Commercial – Regularly represent banks, mortgage

Read More »
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Attorneys Sidney Gorovitz and Rachel Zoob-Hill Join The Law Firm of Goldman & Pease, LLC

The Needham based law firm of Goldman & Pease is pleased and proud to announce that Attorney Sidney Gorovitz and Attorney Rachel Zoob-Hill have joined the firm. Mr. Gorovitz is a long time, respected member of the Massachusetts Bar, and has been in practice for almost 50 years. Mr. Gorovitz was a founding member and senior partner in the law firm of Gorovitz and Borten, P.C. where, for over 20 years, the practice focused on civil litigation and specialized in medical

Read More »
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Amending Condominium Documents Road Blocks and Best Practices

By Rachel Zoob-Hill, Esq. and Howard Goldman, Esq. A prudent condominium governing board should periodically review condominium documents to confirm that they meet changing needs. For example, when online platforms such as AirBnB supercharged the short-term rental industry, many condominiums faced disputes among unit owners: Who could rent out units? How often? And under what circumstances? Some trustees were unprepared to navigate these disputes, and many condominium documents were silent regarding the issue. Sometimes condominium documents need to be amended. If

Read More »
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – Webinar Presentation to IREM

How to Prevail in the Courts During These Pandemic Times Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register: Click to register Renting during the Pandemic: Avoid Traps for the Unwary Conduct financial background Obtain Guaranty Is the Tenant employed/furloughed/self-employed? Can you say no without fear of discrimination? Is the Tenant an established Company/Start-up/Franchise?

Read More »

Condominium Law

Insurance Coverage – Represent individuals and board in dispute concerning insurance coverage: whose coverage applies, and will it cover certain claims. We also regularly advise condominium boards regarding how to maximize coverage over the long haul, shape coverage to the specific needs of the condominium, and how to rein in deductible increases.   Derivative Lawsuits – Goldman & Pease has been on both sides of these disputes, the processes of which are dictated by Massachusetts statute. Derivative claims concern unit owners

Read More »
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CORONAVIRUS: A Tsunami is Coming… Is Your Condominium Ready to Weather the Storm?

Insurance…the least exciting topic on any board’s agenda.  But before your eyes glaze over, consider that at this unsettled time, the adequately insured condominium that is committed to the best practices regarding Covid-19 containment – will weather the coming flood of insurance claims more readily than most. Many condominiums in Massachusetts are suffering – or about to suffer – less financial stability than in years past. Common area fees and assessments are getting harder to collect as long-term high unemployment is

Read More »
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Commonwealth Extends Eviction Moratorium. What this means for Commercial Landlords

Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020 (i.e., An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency) (“Act”) was extended by Governor Baker. Our office drafted an Article on the Act as it relates to the Moratorium’s impact on residential evictions (“Moratorium”). This update will focus on the commercial landlord and its rights while the Moratorium is in effect. How Does the Moratorium Impact Commercial Landlords? The Moratorium prohibits any non-essential eviction of a “small business

Read More »

Commercial Real Estate

Leasing Issues – We advise commercial tenants and landlords on lease construction, amendments, renewals, and, where negotiations fail – are unafraid to take matters to litigation. When a large commercial landlord of Grade A space, suitable for high tech industry, was faced with the strong-armed tactics of a Fortune 100 tenant, the tenant refused outright to pay fully for all the square footage utilized. Negotiations quickly broke down. Through a series of aggressive moves, we successfully opposed a motion to dismiss

Read More »
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