Client Alerts

03.17.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19 | In The News

All In-Person Court Proceedings Are Suspended in Massachusetts

In a further effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Massachusetts’ highest court has decreed that, starting tomorrow, March 18, 2020 and continuing until at least April 6, 2020, the only in-person proceedings that shall be held in any Massachusetts state courthouses will be to address emergency matters that… Read More

03.16.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19 | In The News

An Important Message Regarding COVID-19

As federal and state governments work to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Bernkopf Goodman is committed to maintaining its high quality of client service through this period of unprecedented volatility. Bernkopf Goodman has been advising its clients on potential coronavirus-related issues including complexities in transactions, insurance clauses, leases and construction… Read More

03.16.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Massachusetts Evictions On Hold Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Effective immediately, and in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Massachusetts Housing Court has postponed all non-emergency court events, including but not limited to, summary process cases, small claims matters, civil matters, ticket appeals, supplementary process proceedings, probable cause hearings, and criminal matters, to a date… Read More

12.16.2019 | Client Alerts | In The News

Lydia Chesnick Named Best in Boston CRE

Bernkopf Goodman LLP is proud to announce Lydia G. Chesnick, a real estate and business law partner, has been named by Connect Media as one of the top women in Boston commercial real estate. Connect Media, a national commercial real estate publication, chose 90 inspirational, talented and driven women who… Read More

11.21.2019 | Client Alerts

U.S. District Court Determines Massachusetts’ Statute of Repose Was Triggered Once Entire Multi-Phased Project Was Completed

By Peter McGlynn Massachusetts General Laws c. 260, § 2B established a statute of repose (“Statute of Repose”) for tort claims arising out of the defective design and construction of real property and bars recovery for an injury occurring more than six years after the earlier of (1) the opening… Read More

11.20.2019 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Goodman Launches New Podcast

Bernkopf Goodman LLP recently released the first episode of “Breaking Ground,” a podcast about the people who drive the business and commercial real estate industry in Greater Boston and beyond. The episode features Jesse Baerkahn, an expert in urban planning and placemaking. Baerkahn, founder of… Read More

10.23.2019 | Client Alerts | In The News

Five Bernkopf Goodman Attorneys Chosen as Rising Stars

Five Bernkopf Goodman attorneys have been named as 2019 Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Associates Matthews Gens and Nicholas Schneider and partner Robert Stetson were recognized in the areas of business litigation. Associate Allen Hankins was recognized in real estate and associate David Merritt was honored for his work… Read More

10.23.2019 | Client Alerts | In The News

Six Bernkopf Goodman Attorneys Recognized on 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

Super Lawyers has selected six Bernkopf Goodman attorneys for its 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Eric Allon, Lydia Chesnick and Sheryl Starr were recognized for their real estate work, Peter McGlynn for construction litigation, Richard Michaud for construction litigation and Meredith Swisher for business litigation. This year’s six honorees, all… Read More

10.11.2019 | Client Alerts

Sheryl Starr Named a 2019 Woman of F.I.R.E.

Bernkopf Goodman Managing Partner Sheryl Starr was named a 2019 Woman of FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) by Banking New England magazine at an awards event at the Verve Crowne Plaza in Natick on Friday, October 11, 2019. Banking New England’s Women of FIRE “identifies the most talented, the… Read More

09.16.2019 | Client Alerts

SJC Confirms Landlords May Obtain Occupancy Payments During Eviction Proceedings and Outlines the Critical Factors

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) handed down a decision Sept. 16 confirming that judges hearing summary process eviction cases have the legal and equitable authority to require tenants to make interim use and occupancy payments to landlords while the cases are pending. The SJC’s decision in Davis v. Read More