September 2019 Archives

The importance of representation in shopping mall acquisition

The acquisition of any large commercial property involving multiple players is a highly detailed, complex matter. It is in the best interests of all parties for such a deal to be both guided, and negotiated, by a skilled commercial real estate attorney. Often, in the case of shopping mall acquisitions, purchase amounts can reach multi-millions, if not billions, of dollars. We don't know about you, but if we are spending that kind of money, we want the eyes and knowledge of every expert we know reviewing the documents.

What can bankruptcy’s automatic stay protect you against?

Getting behind on your bills can prove immensely stressful, particularly if you also field communications from creditors threatening to turn your lights off or otherwise make your life more difficult. If your finances have spun far enough out of control that you now dodge regular calls from creditors, you may consider whether you could find some relief through filing for bankruptcy.

Four differing types of power of attorney

There are sometimes circumstances that arise in life during which people is, unfortunately, unable to make important decisions for themselves. It is during these times that a document called a "power of attorney" could come into play. This document allows a designated agent to legally make decisions for another person. While many people may have heard of a power of attorney, most do not realize that there are several different types, each serving its own specific purpose.

New apartment occupants left homeless by construction delays

Tenants expecting to move into Quincy's newest apartment tower, Nova Residences, received bad news by email on the last Tuesday in August. The project developer, LBC Boston, informed residents that their new homes would not be ready for move-in by September 1st, the date when the project was originally scheduled to be completed. Instead, all apartments were expected to be ready by late September.

Business formation types that limit personal liability

When you launch your own business, the type of business structure you choose to establish has far-reaching implications. The business structure you decide upon can ultimately impact everything from how you go about getting funding to how you pay your taxes. Understanding the differences between the various types can help you get a better sense of the best structure for your needs.

Immigrants now subject to public charge rule

On August 12, 2019 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security finalized what is known as the "public charge" rule. It is slated to go into effect on October 15, 2019 and has the potential to cause the great majority of immigrants to be denied a green card or visa.

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