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

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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

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 »

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 »

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 »
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