Real Estate and Environmental & Energy Law Winter Reception

12/11/2017 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join old friends and meet new ones at the Real Estate Law and Environmental Law Section's joint Holiday Reception....
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CLE - Commercial Real Estate and the Cannabis Industry

12/11/2017 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join us for a discussion on the latest marijuana legislation in Massachusetts and how the top practitioners in this field are structuring real estate transactions for owners and operators of marijuana facilitates....
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CLE - The 2017 AIA Contract Documents - Negotiating the A102, A201, and the Insurance Exhibit

12/07/2017 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Panelists will discuss key issues and modifications to be considered in negotiating agreements from both the owner’s and the contractor’s perspective, as well as the impacts of the AIA’s 2017 amendments to their standard forms....
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Anatomy of a Development- Part 1: Zoning Review

11/29/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In the first part of the series, participants will learn how to perform a general zoning analysis of a project, including: determining the underlying zone of a project and any overlay districts, use/density/height restrictions, and the process for a special permit or variance....
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Governor Charlie Baker’s “Open for Business” Initiative

11/16/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Ms. Abigail Vladeck, Program Director for Real Estate Assets for the Governor, will provide an overview of the program as well as lessons learned....
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Tax-Exempt Bonds 101 - Demystifying Mystical Documents

11/13/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this program, participants will get a basic overview of how tax-exempt bond transactions are structured and the unique terminology and components that are involved in them....
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CLE- You Can't Take It With You: Issues With Real Estate In A Probate Estate

11/09/2017 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Join Trusts and Estates and Real Estate for a CLE on how to navigate the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code when an Estate owns real estate....
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REIT Considerations in Commercial Leases

11/03/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program is a discussion on the substantive tax considerations and analysis that a leasing attorney should consider in advising clients, including the services provided by landlord and structuring rent....
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Speed Networking with Real Estate Lawyers

10/19/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Interested in Real Estate Law? Don't miss your chance to meet several Boston-area Real Estate Attorneys all in one night!...
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The Role of Schools & Colleges in Developing Greater Boston

10/06/2017 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
Come hear from those who are at the center of major development projects by schools and colleges about the typical lifecycle of such projects, including the unique challenges of developing as an academic institution and the use of partnership and other business models to overcome those challenges....
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Commercial Leases with Financially Distressed Tenants

09/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for a discussion of dealing with a financially troubled tenant including issues arising during a tenant bankruptcy....
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Making a Title Insurance Claim

09/26/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a refresher course on what a title insurance policy covers followed by a review of the basics of filing a claim – the process along with the potential pitfalls to avoid....
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High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Compliance

09/19/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a facilitated roundtable discussion regarding how lenders are coping with the ambiguities of the current available guidance....
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New Developments for Public Waterfront Facilities of Public Accommodation

09/12/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for the first program of the year from the Environmental Law Section as Ben Lynch, Director of Waterways at MassDEP will discuss the new Facilities of Limited Accommodation category and its potential to increase and improve the use of public tidelands along the waterfront....
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CLE - Conservation Restrictions - Basics and Recent Developments You Need to Know

06/20/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Conservation Restrictions can have the potential to give those involved great tax benefits, but if not done properly can create many difficulties for your client....
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Mechanic's Liens: Part II - Construction, Lenders and Traps for the Unwary

06/15/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to learn how to navigate the mechanic's lien statute while working with owners, contractors, lenders, and title insurance agents to keep a project on the right track and deal with post-completion mechanic's lien complexities....
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Real Estate Appraisals in Divorce Cases

06/14/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This program will concentrate on what to look for in an appraisal, how to present an appraisal, the risks and benefits of hiring a joint appraiser, and tips for cross-examining an appraiser at trial....
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Community Preservation Act

06/09/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for an overview and update on the Community Preservation Act and a discussion of how it can be used to support affordable housing and historic preservation....
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Trapped Under the Sea: A Conversation about the Deer Island Outfall Tunnel Project

05/24/2017 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Join us for a Conversation with Award Winning Writer, Neil Swidey, and Geologist-Engineer-Lawyer, David Corkum, about the Deer Island Outfall Tunnel Project....
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Gina McCarthy at the BBA: Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will Discuss Past Achievements and Upcoming Environmental Challenges

05/24/2017 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Interested in hearing how a high level government official views the environmental issues we face as a nation? Join us to hear from former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy....
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Proposed Legislative Changes to State Zoning and Land Use Laws

05/23/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Interested in learning about the diverse proposed changes to state zoning and land use laws? Join us!...
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Commercial Leasing Trends - Spring 2017

05/23/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Come gain a better understanding of the latest hot topics in commercial leasing and how to address them when drafting and negotiating leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants. ...
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CLE - Troubleshooting Condominium Documents: Rights, Obligations and Potential Conflicts

05/22/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us to learn how to protect your client from a claim of adverse possession or prescriptive easement or, reversely, how to build a case of adverse possession or prescriptive easement against a landowner....
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Blockchain: Is the Future of Real Estate Conveyance Here?

05/19/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us to learn how digital land records, using Blockchain technology, may take the place of title searches and change the process by which real estate is transferred....
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How States Can Shape Development Through P3 Initiatives: A Case Study in Back Bay Station

05/11/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide the broad framework for development through public‐private partnerships, and will then focus on some of the benefits and challenges through examination of the Back Bay Station project....
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CLE - Real Property Disposition by Governmental Entities

05/04/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
There is a building and development boom in Massachusetts, and governmental entities are a part of it. This dynamic program will introduce attendees to practitioners at various public agencies. Panelists will highlight recent development projects, explain their agency's disposition practices, and discuss the relevant laws/regulations that impact their practice....
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CLE - Fair Housing: Hot Topics

04/27/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a brief overview of Fair Housing laws; a discussion of new and emerging trends, enforcement issues and recent case developments; and presentation of academic research on the effects of residential segregation....
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Anatomy of a Deal: A Commercial Real Estate Transaction from Development to Closing

04/24/2017 - 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Join us to learn the essential components of a commercial real estate transaction including acquisition, diligence, financing and closing....
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Cities and Climate Change: Opportunities and Limitations

04/03/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to hear about the scope of climate change work being done by representative local municipalities, and also the challenges they face in doing it. ...
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Commercial Leasing Considerations for Building Systems and Sustainability Requirements for the Modern Tenant and Workforce

03/29/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
After this seminar, attendees will have a general understanding of multi-tenant office building systems and infrastructure and how to issue spot and address these technical considerations in a commercial lease....
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Anatomy of a Deal: A Commercial Real Estate Transaction from Development to Closing - Part 3: Financing

03/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Obtaining financing is a critical component to the development of a Commercial Real Estate Transaction....
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Mechanic's Liens: Part I

03/24/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
Mechanic's Liens: Part I is a beginner's guide to the mechanic's lien statute in Massachusetts. Attendees will first learn the basics of mechanic's liens: the purpose of mechanic's liens; who is able to file and under what circumstances; and what types of labor and materials it protects....
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Renewable Energy & the Environment: Addressing and Mitigating Environmental Impacts Related to De-carbonizing the Grid

03/20/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join this panel to gain an understanding of the myriad environmental issues that may arise during renewable energy and other related development, and the tools currently being deployed to address those issues....
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CLE - An Introduction to Administrative and Zoning Litigation

03/09/2017 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The program will provide an introduction and overview of the law and procedures of court appeals of administration and zoning land use entitlements, with a particular focus on the law of standing....
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Housing the Missing Middle: MassHousing’s Workforce Housing Program

03/03/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
MassHousing has a new program designed to stimulate production of “work force” housing. MassHousing General Counsel and one of the principal architects of the program will explain what the program is and how to use it. ...
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What In-House Counsel Are Looking For from Outside Counsel (Besides Great Tickets)

02/28/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The program will focus on client needs and counsel services to meet those needs, and provide valuable insight from counsel who have been on both sides (in-house counsel and outside counsel) of the construction attorney/client relationship....
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Mezzanine/Pledged Equity Lending and UCC Insurance

02/27/2017 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This will be a primer on mezzanine lending and the mechanics behind securing pledged equity interests under the UCC, covering key provisions in Article 8 and Article 9 of the UCC, relevant Delaware case law, and best practices when drafting applicable documents. Once we have reviewed the basics, we’ll get the perspective of a mezz lender and also hear about insurance coverage available through your title company for these kinds of security interests....
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Getting to Know Land Trusts: Their Role in Local Land Conservation and Pro Bono Opportunities in Your Back Yard

02/16/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for an interactive discussion with the Director of Conservation at the Trustees of Reservations, the Director of Land Conservation at the Essex County Greenbelt Association and a real estate and land-use attorney from Goodwin Procter about the role of land trusts in conserving land, and about opportunities to get involved in both the legal and non-legal aspects of your local land trust’s work to conserve land....
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Mortgage and Security Basics

02/14/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us to learn the basics of how lenders perfect their collateral and interests in real estate transactions and related documentation, including a discussion of key provisions in mortgages, pledges, and UCCs and how various interests are secured and perfected....
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Acceleration Clauses – Landlord Remedies and Tenant Rights

01/25/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to gain a general understanding of landlord rights and remedies in the event of a breach or default under a commercial lease in Massachusetts....
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Zoning 101

01/20/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Panelists will provide a practical introduction to zoning fundamentals, with a focus on G.L. c. 40A that governs zoning in all municipalities other than Boston....
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Building Wealth Through Real Estate

01/19/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Many real estate clients build wealth by intentionally exploiting certain financial and tax policies of the United States government. Understanding these policies helps transform younger lawyers from real estate technicians to seasoned legal counsellors who clearly understand what motivates their clients. Thus, this program is a “must attend” for younger real estate attorneys. This program is also an important refresher for seasoned real estate attorneys who will understand more clearly when to involve a tax professional in deals....
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