Monthly Archives: May 2013

Leasing and LEED: Things a Landlord Should Consider

As area businesses seek to “go green,” we are seeing an increasing interest in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings.  This raises important leasing issues for both landlords and tenants.  In this post, I’ll outline the key … Continue reading

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Supreme Court To Weigh In: Is Your Forum Selection Clause Enforceable?

The United States Supreme Court has taken the unusual step of choosing to weigh in on a construction dispute involving a Virginia forum selection clause.  Forum selection clauses generally provide that disputes must be litigated in a particular place.  They … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Teaming Agreements in the Construction Industry

This is the third installment in a series of posts on teaming arrangements in the construction industry. My first post in the series addressed teaming arrangements generally and described the two most common forms: joint ventures and teaming agreements. The … Continue reading

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Commercial Landlord Must Wait Until End of Lease to Recover from Defaulting Tenant Says Supreme Judicial Court

As we reported previously here, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled last year in 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International, LLC that, in the absence of specific lease language to the contrary, “the bright-line rule remains that a landlord … Continue reading

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