Speed Networking with Real Estate Attorneys

10/30/2018 - 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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Massachusetts Quirks in Conveyancing

10/18/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Participants will learn about quitclaim deeds, up-to-date forms of notarial acknowledgment, and authority requirements for all types of non-individual grantors, including trusts, estates, tenants-in-common, and condominiums. ...
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2018 Real Estate and Affordable Housing Legislative Update

10/12/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will explore recent legislative and policy updates affecting affordable housing and real estate law....
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CLE - Ground Leasing with Governmental Entities

06/18/2018 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Attendees will learn from: (i) governmental entity in-house counsel; (ii) governmental entity outside counsel; and (iii) developers and/or developers' counsel who have worked on ground leases of government-owned real estate. This CLE will provide attendees with insight into the most common issues encountered, and effective ways to navigate through them....
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Negotiating the “Standard” Construction Subcontract

06/12/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Our panel of experienced construction attorneys will discuss the standard subcontract from the both contractor’s and subcontractor’s perspectives....
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Chapter 40B Update

06/07/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide updates regarding the recent developments relating to MGL Chapter 40B, Comprehensive Permit Law....
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E-Filing Comes to the BMC

06/06/2018 - 1:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Get the training you need from the system experts to make this new technology work for you. Representatives from the BMC and efileMA provider Tyler will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions....
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Anatomy of a Development- Part 3: Construction Contracts and Architect’s Agreements

05/29/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this part of the series, participants will learn about the standard contracts used by architects and general contractors, as well as some key provisions to focus on during the negotiation of such contracts....
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Bankruptcy Issues in Real Estate Conveyancing

05/17/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The Panelists will discuss issues that may arise when a seller or borrower file (or has filed) for Bankruptcy and how such a filing can effect a pending real estate transaction....
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Developing With Drones: Tips & Traps

05/10/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will describe the regulatory framework for the use of drones, then describe some commercial uses for drones in the development context and considerations when your project includes the use of drones, including contractual provisions....
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Biotech Leasing – Special Issues in Leasing Laboratory Space

04/25/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Attendees of this program will gain insight and learn specific approaches from the perspective of different stakeholders involved in leasing laboratory space. ...
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Pro Bono Training: Trying a Case in Housing Court

04/23/2018 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This training will guide you through the trial of a case in Housing Court from opening to closing, with a special focus on evidence rules as they pertain to eviction cases....
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Zoning and Permitting Opinions

04/23/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a presentation and discussion about legal opinions rendered to construction lenders on zoning and permitting for real estate development projects....
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CLE - Conducting Due Diligence and Allocating Risk in Environmental Transactions

04/12/2018 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This program will review the critical decisions of when and how to conduct due diligence in transactions that involve complex environmental and energy components....
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Ten Key Provisions in a Strong Design Professional Agreement

04/12/2018 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program describes ten key provisions that should be included in all agreements drafted for design professionals in order to prevent litigation and limit a design professional’s liability and provides real-life examples of successful defenses based on these provisions....
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The Logistics of a Commercial Closing (Gap & No-Gap)

04/09/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
A Commercial closing will be reviewed, step by step, from the perspective of a Buyer, Seller, Lender and Title/Escrow Company. Attendees will learn the goals that each party to the closing is trying to achieve as well as the risks that each party is trying to protect against....
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Housing Choice Initiative

04/05/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
At this seminar, we will discuss the Governor’s new Housing Choice Initiative. The Initiative provides incentives, rewards, technical assistance, and targeted legislative reform to encourage and empower municipalities to plan and build the diverse housing stock that the Commonwealth needs to continue to thrive. Chris Kluchman, Housing Choice Program Director for DHCD and Roberta Rubin, DHCD’s Chief Counsel, will provide an overview of this new program and answer questions....
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CLE - Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Finance

03/26/2018 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
After this seminar, attendees will know the basic elements of obtaining funding in connection with affordable housing and some of the challenges presented as a project proceeds toward closing....
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Public Construction Bid Protests: Practice and Procedure before the Office of the Attorney General

03/23/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Assistant Attorney General Deborah Anderson and Tony Starr, Member at Mintz Levin, will provide practical advice as to practice and procedure in public construction bid protests before the Office of the Attorney General....
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Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements

03/02/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This session will introduce participants to a sample residential purchase and sale agreement, with a particular focus on the issues you should discuss with your client....
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Perspectives from a Transformative Development Initiative Fellow

03/01/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
MassDevelopment's Transformative Development Initiative (“TDI”) is a place-based development program for Gateway Cities designed to enhance local public-private engagement and community identity; stimulate an improved quality of life for local residents; and spur increased investment and economic activity. Joseph I. Mulligan III is a TDI Fellow who works in the City of Lynn to advance local redevelopment visions. Mr. Mulligan will provide an overview of the TID program as well as lessons learned from his experience in the City of Lynn. ...
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Negotiating, Structuring, and Drafting SNDAs

02/28/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreements (“SNDAs”) are critical to establish the rights and obligations of each party at the outset of a transaction. The program will provide an overview of SNDAs, and will walk attendees through a detailed negotiation from each of the lender’s, landlord’s, and tenant’s perspective. ...
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Anatomy of a Development- Part 2: State Permits and Approvals

02/23/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program is the second of a four-part series that will take the participants through the development process of a hypothetical project located in Massachusetts. In this part of the series, participants will learn how to identify the state permits and approvals required for the project, with a particular focus on Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act (MEPA) review....
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CLE - Navigating Boston Permitting

02/07/2018 - 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This CLE will provide the basic framework and tips for navigating the process from one of the leading Boston permitting lawyers and inside insight from a leader within the BPDA....
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Public Policy Issues Facing Non-Profit Affordable Housing Developers in 2018

02/05/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Susan Gittelman is the Executive Director of B’nai B’rith Housing, a regional nonprofit housing developer whose mission is to ease the housing crisis in the Greater Boston area....
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Josh Zakim Discusses City of Boston Real Estate Public Policy Challenges

01/29/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Josh Zakim, City Councilor, will discuss the real estate public policy challenges and opportunities facing Boston and Massachusetts in 2018 and beyond....
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Survey Coverage for Commercial Real Estate Projects

01/24/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Our panelists will walk you through the basics of an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey of a commercial real estate project and then review how to make the most of your survey and survey coverage under your title insurance policy. We will save time for questions, so come prepared to learn all you ever wanted to know about surveying....
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Foreclosures: Nuts, Bolts and Beyond

01/22/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Learn the nuts and bolts process for tackling commercial foreclosure transactions, including the basic legal framework of statutes and current caselaw....
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Boston Planning and Development Agency - Housing Update

01/09/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
Tim Davis from the BPDA will provide an overview and update on how housing is addressed within the BPDA development review process....
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MassHousing - Investing in Housing Production and Preservation

12/15/2017 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
Senior MassHousing officials will describe the investments and programs they are deploying to drive new housing production and preserve at-risk affordable housing....
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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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