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Upcoming Roundtable

Up in Smoke? Cannabis Law Roundtable

📆 Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Real Estate, Condemnation & Trust Committee | Join us to explore the collision of the cannabis industry and the real estate industry, including leasing, zoning, financing, personal injury and property liability, insurance (business/title insurance etc.) issues and other legal issues, along with other considerations for practitioners who may be thinking about becoming “cannabis counsel.”

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The Continuing Saga of the Winn-Dixie Exclusive

By Howard K. Jeruchimowitz – October 15, 2018 | Going on its sixth year and two trips to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the case of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. v. Dolgencorp has demonstrated how difficult it is to define and enforce an exclusive especially one not well defined in the lease itself.

Interstate Water Dispute Nears Decision by Supreme Court

By Austin Anderson – June 8, 2018 | The case has important practical implications for the environments and economies of both states, as well as potentially sweeping legal ramifications for interstate water apportionment disputes in general.

Practice Points

Extra Care Required When Amending a Trust to Affect Beneficial Interests

By Thomas J. McIntyre – January 16, 2019 | Maryland high court reminds practitioners to look beyond the precise wording of certain provisions of a trust and view the entire trust instrument as a whole to discern the settlor’s intent.

Recent Yahoo Litigation Allows for Disclosure of Decedent’s Stored Communications

By Brendan E. McGough – January 16, 2019 | You've got mail...maybe.


Section 15a of the MA Mechanics Lien Law

Boston real estate litigator Ross Wecker explains the ins and outs of the Bay State’s mechanics lien law, specifically section 15a. (9:55 min.)

Working with Real Estate Experts

Practicing real estate litigation exposes lawyers to a wide array of experts. Marcus Chatterton and Jesse Evans outline the type of experts you may need and why they are valuable. (10:14 min)

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