Commercial Real Estate

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

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Episode 1: The Pandemic Comes to Court

Bernkopf Goodman partner Robert Stetson 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

01.16.2021 | Client Alerts

Governor Baker Pocket Vetoes Two Key Tenant Protection Provisions Within the New Stimulus Bill

In recently signing legislation providing for $626.5 million to be spread around the Massachusetts economy over the next five years, Governor Baker exercised his pocket veto to strike certain provisions within House Bill 5250 (https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H5250). Bill H.5250 included a controversial provision that would have granted tenants a right of… Read More

12.16.2020 | Client Alerts

Client Alert: Court Orders Owner to Pay its Contractor Over $4.6 Million for Violations of the Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act

In a case of first impression in Massachusetts, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Michael D. Ricciuti has ordered a real estate developer to pay its general contractor $4,600,109.24 within 45 days as a consequence of the developer’s failure to comply with the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act, G.L. c. 149, § 29E… Read More

11.10.2020 | In The News

Four Bernkopf Goodman Attorneys Chosen as Rising Stars

Four Bernkopf Goodman attorneys have been named as 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers recognized Partner Robert Stetson and associate Nicholas Schneider for business litigation, partner Allen Hankins for commercial real estate, and associate David Merritt for his work in creditor/debtor rights. The Rising Stars list recognizes… Read More

11.10.2020 | In The News

Six Bernkopf Goodman Attorneys Recognized on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

Super Lawyers has selected six Bernkopf Goodman attorneys for its annual Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Eric Allon, Lydia Chesnick and Sheryl Starr were recognized for their real estate work, Peter McGlynn for construction litigation, and Richard Michaud  and Meredith Swisher for business litigation. Super Lawyers, a lawyer rating service and… Read More