Real Estate Investments

06.10.2024 | Client Alerts | In The News

Residential Landlords: Rent Price-Fixing Investigation

The Department of Justice (DOJ) opened a criminal probe into rent price-fixing allegations among large residential property owners and management firms. The FBI recently raided a corporate landlord as part of the DOJ investigation into RealPage, a leading property pricing software developer. This move marks a significant escalation from the… 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

07.24.2020 | Covid-19 | Events/Webinars

Recording Available: Investing During and After the Pandemic

On Thursday, July 21, Bernkopf Goodman presented the webinar, Investing During and After the Pandemic. Bernkopf’s real estate partner Eric Allon led an entertaining and insightful discussion with Randy Cohen, a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor to several companies, and senior lecturer of entrepreneurial management at Harvard Business School. If… Read More

07.21.2020 | Client Alerts

Governor Baker Extends the MA Eviction Moratorium For 60 Days

Today, Governor Charlie Baker extended the pause on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days, until October 17, 2020, through the authority granted to him by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency, which was signed… Read More

07.16.2020 | In The News | Publications

Estate Planning During a Pandemic Presents Tax Savings Window

This article was originally published on the Boston Business Journal’s website.  View the article here. The current pandemic has caused death and created dire economic consequences — record unemployment, interest rates approaching zero percent, and pockets of significantly depressed asset values. However, this economic climate, combined with current estate… Read More

06.16.2020 | Covid-19 | Events/Webinars

Recording available for The Future of Urban Neighborhoods in a COVID-19 World

On Thursday, June 11, Bernkopf Goodman presented the webinar, The Future of Urban Neighborhoods in a COVID-19 World. Our real estate partner Eric Allon had a wide ranging conversation with Jesse Baerkahn, founder of Graffito SP. If you missed the webinar, a recording is now available (click image below). Read More

05.08.2020 | Events/Webinars

Challenges Facing the Real Estate Industry Webinar Recording

On Wednesday, May 6, attorney Eric Allon hosted the webinar, Challenges Facing the Real Estate Industry, featuring Bill Poorvu. Read More