Commercial Real Estate

09.26.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Client Alert: Cummings Properties, LLC v. Hines

Commercial landlords are breathing a collective sigh of relief following yesterday’s release of Cummings Properties, LLC v. Hines, a major decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) on the validity of acceleration clauses in commercial leases. Acceleration clauses are a form of liquidated damages in which a defaulting tenant… Read More

08.21.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Presenting Letters of Credit — Copies Don’t Cut It (for the Beneficiary)

Landlords and other holders of standby letters of credit will be surprised to learn about Friday’s important Massachusetts Appeals Court opinion, Proquip Limited vs. Northmark Bank. The holder (known as the beneficiary) has access to cash up to the full amount of the letter of credit by “drawing down” on… Read More

04.21.2023 | In The News | Publications

Clean up (your lab) in a down economy

This article appeared in the New England Real Estate Journal on April 21, 2023. With rising interest rates, inflation and escalating concerns about raising and borrowing funds, these are challenging times for life science tenants and their landlords. However, even in this environment, the decommissioning of lab space and securing… Read More

01.04.2023 | In The News

Mayor Wu’s Development Rate Hike Proposal

In an interview with The Real Reporter, Eric A. Allon recently shared his thoughts on Mayor Wu’s new proposals concerning real estate developments in Boston. The views expressed in this interview are Eric Allon’s and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Bernkopf. Read the full article here.

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11.03.2022 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Named to “2023 Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Bernkopf announces it has received top rankings in both the national and Boston metropolitan markets of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have impressive ratings from clients and peers. Read More

02.11.2022 | Events/Webinars

Retail and Restaurants Two Years into Pandemic: State of Affairs and Lessons Learned

At 9 am on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, join us for a webinar led by Eric Allon, a business and commercial real estate partner at Bernkopf Goodman and featuring panelists: Jesse Baerkahn, Founder of Graffito SP, a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of… Read More

02.07.2022 | Client Alerts | In The News

SJC Affirms Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Against Unscrupulous Commercial Landlord

In H1 Lincoln, Inc. v. South Washington Street, LLC, et al. (Lincoln), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed a multi-million dollar verdict against a landlord for bad faith business practices against its tenant on the “Auto Road” in North Attleborough. The SJC grounded its decision on the landlord’s commercially extortionate… Read More

10.15.2021 | Podcasts

The Pandemic Comes to Court

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 1, Episode 1 Bob is joined by Andrea Martin to discuss her groundbreaking case of UMNV 205 – 207 Newbury LLC v. Caffe Nero Americas, Inc. They also discuss how swimming led to this momentous application of the doctrine of frustration of purpose in the middle of a pandemic. Read More

05.13.2021 | Client Alerts | In The News

Allen D. Hankins Recognized as an Up & Coming Lawyer

Bernkopf Goodman LLP is pleased to announce that partner Allen D. Hankins will be honored tonight as a 2021 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly during the annual Excellence in the Law event. The award recognizes local attorneys who have been practicing for ten years or less and… Read More

01.20.2021 | Client Alerts

Latest CARES Act Includes Significant, Albeit Temporary, Provisions to the Bankruptcy Code Affecting Commercial Landlords, Tenants and Suppliers

On December 27, 2020, the second CARES Act was signed into law, providing an additional $900 billion in pandemic relief. Less publicized are several changes the Act made to the United States Bankruptcy Code that are applicable to commercial landlords, tenants, and suppliers. A summary of these changes follows: Altered… Read More