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HTMLHow Well Do ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Leases Really Fit?
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
Many Maine landlords use the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors Commercial Lease as their ‘one-size-fits-all’ lease form. The form covers most topics that most landlords and tenants want to address. Landlords and tenants are understandably reluctant to re-write substantial...

 

HTMLMechanics Liens: Better Than Money Judgments
Asha Echeverria; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
In a recent Maine mechanics lien case, Cote Corporation v. Kelley Earthworks, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld Cote Corporation’s mechanics lien judgment. In this case, Cote filed a mechanics lien against property owned by Kelley for the construction of an asphalt plant on...

 

HTMLStop Being So Unreasonable!
Michael R. Bosse; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
In a recent case decided in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Federal Court considered when costs are reasonable and when they are not. Kellogg Brown and Root Services Inc. (“KBR”) entered into a contract with the Army back in 2001 to provide logistical...

 

HTMLA Field of Dreams: Imagining a Solar System in The Back Forty
Trish French; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
In April 2014, the Maine legislature passed The Maine Solar Energy Act, finding that solar energy development in Maine would help protect and improve the well-being of its residents, as well as provide greenhouse gas reductions and economic benefits. According to the Interstate Renewable Energy...

 

HTMLBuying “As Is” Precludes Future Claims
Meredith Eilers; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
In a decision issued on August 20, 2014 by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, the court both enforced an “as is” provision in a purchase and sale agreement and concluded that the sale of a multimillion dollar oceanfront property in Bar Harbor was not accompanied by...

 

HTMLCommercial Insurance Issues
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, insurance options for commercial real estate can be daunting. Knowing what to ask your insurance broker can save the day. This sampler of issues will help you and your broker manage risk in ways that complement the obligations in your lease.

 

HTMLReal Estate Tip - Keep It in The Family?
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
Using a will to give a commercial building to a loved one, a business partner or even a charitable organization is not ideal planning. Adverse tax consequences, the public probate process and operational difficulties aside, the building may not become the property of its intended owner. Example:...

 

HTMLCharitable Solicitation Requirements are Changing in Maine
Willette M. Elder; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
On August 1, 2014, the State of Maine will eliminate its requirement under the Charitable Solicitations Act that all fundraising consultants, known as “professional fundraising counsel,” must be licensed by the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. This includes any...

 

HTMLBeware of LUST
Katherine A. Joyce; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Today, we’re talking about LUSTs: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks. Not what you were expecting? Well, if you are in the market for commercial real estate, I can assure you that you will be even more disappointed if you unwittingly purchase property on which a LUST is located. Ownership of a...

 

HTMLAvoid Common Traps of Commercial Subleases
Charles E. Miller; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
If you are a subtenant, many practical questions exist such as who will change the light bulbs, who will plow the driveway, and who is in charge if the HVAC doesn’t work or if there are other problems in the subleased premises?

 


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