Client Alerts

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

08.15.2019 | Client Alerts

Seven Bernkopf Goodman LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Best Lawyers in America®

Seven Bernkopf Goodman attorneys have been recognized in Best Lawyers of America 2020. Lydia G. Chesnick, David L. Doyle, Gary P. Lilienthal, Neil R. Markson, Sheryl Starr and April L. Wilmar were named to Best Lawyers in real estate law and Peter B. McGlynn was honored for his work in… Read More

08.02.2019 | Client Alerts

First Circuit Court of Appeals Withdraws Foreclosure Decision Adverse to Lenders and Certifies Question to MA Supreme Judicial Court

The First Circuit recently shook up the foreclosure industry with its decision in Thompson v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 915 F.3d 801 (1st Cir. 2019), wherein the panel concluded that Chase, the holder of a mortgage on the Thompsons’ house, could not properly foreclose because the foreclosure notice advised the… Read More

06.28.2019 | Client Alerts | In The News

Mordas Takes Helm as Bernkopf Goodman CEO

Bernkopf Goodman LLP has hired Christopher D. Mordas as its new chief executive officer. Mordas, a licensed attorney, has more than a decade of experience in operational and financial leadership as the COO and CFO at Kahn, Litwin, Renza and Co. Ltd., an international accounting and consulting firm, and previously… Read More