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

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Mechanic’s Liens/Collection Matters

Mechanics liens, with their many specific requirements, provide powerful leverage for contractors, landscapers, home builders and others seeking to get paid for the work they’ve provided. Goldman & Pease knows that time is of the essence, that the laws of mechanics liens are exacting, and we regularly obtains that leverage to help our clients collect outstanding monies due on contracts involving work on properties.  Recently we liened a multifamily property which had obtained sizable insurance recovery money from the 2018 Merrimack

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – CAI Webinar

Attorney Howard Goldman will be presenting on August 11th 2:00-3:30  for the Massachusetts CAI webinar. The webinar is the second in a two part series that will address the impact of Coronavirus on Massachusetts community associations. Webinar presenters and topics include… 25 minutes          Meetings/Proxies – Howard Goldman, Esq. 25 minutes          Insurance, Brendon Kilcoyne H&K 25 minutes          Budgeting/Planning, Pat Brawley 15 minutes          Open Q&A for the panel of presenters  

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Medical Malpractice/Insurance Work

Multimillion-dollar wrongful death recovery – against a major hospital where emergency room staff failed to identified the internal bleeding of a young woman who had given birth via C-section just days earlier.   Multimillion-dollar malpractice recovery for a hospital’s failure to diagnose and timely treat an infant who was severely dehydrated and as a result suffered impairments that led to cerebral palsy.

Read More »

Estate and Probate Work

Estate Planning – Goldman & Pease has helped countless individuals and families create estate plans, emergency medical directives, and have advised families regarding trust issues.   Probate – We guide and facilitate the labor-intensive probate process for testate and intestate estates (estates with or without wills), including navigating the courts and guiding the sale of estate property. Recently, we helped with the probate of an estate which   Estate litigation We recently settled a contentious suit in Superior Court among family

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Attorney Howard Goldman Named as a 2020 Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Howard Goldman has been selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual

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CORONAVIRUS: Collections Activities Now Allowed after Recent Court Decision

In a decision on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Federal Court Judge Stearns granted a temporary injunction enjoining the Massachusetts Attorney General from enforcing its prohibition on certain debt collection activities during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The decision found that the AG’s 90-day moratorium on debt collections activities was a violation of the First Amendment Rights of collection agencies without providing meaningful protections for consumers. We previously advised our Massachusetts clients to refrain from initiating collections procedures during this moratorium. Goldman

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CORONAVIRUS: Commonwealth Enacts Eviction/Foreclosure Moratorium

On April 20, 2020, Governor Baker signed Housing Bill 4647 (“House Bill”) into law. The Housing Bill provides for a moratorium (“Moratorium”) on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., a temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosure).  The Moratorium has a severe impact on landlords and mortgage holders. The experienced attorneys at Goldman & Pease have carefully analyzed the Housing Bill and offer you pertinent information to assist you during this difficult time. When Does the Moratorium Expire? The Moratorium

Read More »

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 »

Mechanic’s Liens/Collection Matters

Mechanics liens, with their many specific requirements, provide powerful leverage for contractors, landscapers, home builders and others seeking to get paid for the work they’ve provided. Goldman & Pease knows that time is of the essence, that the laws of mechanics liens are exacting, and we regularly obtains that leverage to help our clients collect outstanding monies due on contracts involving work on properties.  Recently we liened a multifamily property which had obtained sizable insurance recovery money from the 2018 Merrimack

Read More »

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – CAI Webinar

Attorney Howard Goldman will be presenting on August 11th 2:00-3:30  for the Massachusetts CAI webinar. The webinar is the second in a two part series that will address the impact of Coronavirus on Massachusetts community associations. Webinar presenters and topics include… 25 minutes          Meetings/Proxies – Howard Goldman, Esq. 25 minutes          Insurance, Brendon Kilcoyne H&K 25 minutes          Budgeting/Planning, Pat Brawley 15 minutes          Open Q&A for the panel of presenters  

Read More »

Medical Malpractice/Insurance Work

Multimillion-dollar wrongful death recovery – against a major hospital where emergency room staff failed to identified the internal bleeding of a young woman who had given birth via C-section just days earlier.   Multimillion-dollar malpractice recovery for a hospital’s failure to diagnose and timely treat an infant who was severely dehydrated and as a result suffered impairments that led to cerebral palsy.

Read More »

Estate and Probate Work

Estate Planning – Goldman & Pease has helped countless individuals and families create estate plans, emergency medical directives, and have advised families regarding trust issues.   Probate – We guide and facilitate the labor-intensive probate process for testate and intestate estates (estates with or without wills), including navigating the courts and guiding the sale of estate property. Recently, we helped with the probate of an estate which   Estate litigation We recently settled a contentious suit in Superior Court among family

Read More »

Attorney Howard Goldman Named as a 2020 Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Howard Goldman has been selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual

Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: Collections Activities Now Allowed after Recent Court Decision

In a decision on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Federal Court Judge Stearns granted a temporary injunction enjoining the Massachusetts Attorney General from enforcing its prohibition on certain debt collection activities during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The decision found that the AG’s 90-day moratorium on debt collections activities was a violation of the First Amendment Rights of collection agencies without providing meaningful protections for consumers. We previously advised our Massachusetts clients to refrain from initiating collections procedures during this moratorium. Goldman

Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: Commonwealth Enacts Eviction/Foreclosure Moratorium

On April 20, 2020, Governor Baker signed Housing Bill 4647 (“House Bill”) into law. The Housing Bill provides for a moratorium (“Moratorium”) on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., a temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosure).  The Moratorium has a severe impact on landlords and mortgage holders. The experienced attorneys at Goldman & Pease have carefully analyzed the Housing Bill and offer you pertinent information to assist you during this difficult time. When Does the Moratorium Expire? The Moratorium

Read More »
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