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.
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.
Have your clients been involved in contaminated commercial real estate? James Smith reviews the steps appraisers must make for their testimony to be admissible.
Speaking and Listening Across Gender Lines
By Saba Syed – April 4, 2018
This course addresses speaking and listening trends among genders in the workplace and legal field backed by recent studies and research. Tune in to learn about common pitfalls in communicating across genders and solutions in moving past language barriers.
Restrictive Covenants in Today’s Retail Marketplace
By using examples in which both the landlord and the tenant have prevailed, Anthony DeProspo, Jr., explains that the enforcement of restrictive covenants is largely based on the individual circumstances of the case. (7:16 min.)
Tips for Intake on Trust Cases
In the second installment of a series on client intake, committee cochair Robert Will identifies the hazards posed by no-contest clauses in trusts and wills. (9:29 min.)
Common Mistakes in Appellate Practice and How to Avoid Them
By using examples in which both the landlord and the tenant have prevailed, Anthony DeProspo Jr., explains that the enforcement of restrictive covenants is largely based on the individual circumstances of the case. (7:16 min.)
Billboards in Condemnation Cases
David Rapp discusses a recent case in the Kansas Supreme Court that establishes that outdoor advertising companies will be treated no better than other owners of commercial property. (8:49 min.)
Expert Witness Testimony from a Real Estate Appraiser
Hear former litigator and current chief judge Frank Bailey as he gives insight on both sides of the issue. First, he describes how to prepare your real estate appraiser for testimony. Then he examines the use of a Daubert challenge for such experts. (8:02 min.)
Tips for Intake on Trust Cases—Who Is the Client?
Listen as Bob Will, cochair of the Trust & Estate Litigation committee, gives the first in a series of tips for intake on a trust case. Although not always used, an engagement letter may help alleviate confusion as the case progresses. (6:31 min.)
Lease Litigation: Are You Dealing With a Contract or an Estate in Land?
Real estate attorney Edward Bloom discusses potential problems while handling commercial lease disputes, and ways to prevent them. (9:18 min.)
Protecting Your Clients’ Interests During a Bankruptcy
Judge Raymond Pianka advises attorneys to pay close attention because, despite a bankruptcy, property owners still have legal obligations concerning real estate. (6:15 min.)
Recent Developments in Litigation Regarding Commercial Mortgages
Real estate lawyer Scott Osborne explains the ins and outs of commercial mortgages. (8:13 min.)