Who Can Represent a Corporation or LLC in Court in Massachusetts?

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While individuals may represent themselves in court in Massachusetts, corporations and LLC’s are considered business entities and are required by well-established case law to have a licensed attorney represent their interests in judicial proceedings in Massachusetts.  This means that an officer, manager, owner, shareholder or employee is not allowed to file any pleadings or appear […]

An Exception to the Merger by Acceptance Provision in a Purchase and Sale Agreement

A standard Purchase and Sale Agreement usually contains the following “Acceptance of Deed” provision that every buyer needs to understand: The acceptance and recording of a deed by the BUYER or their title nominee as the case may be, shall be deemed to be a full performance and discharge of every agreement and obligation herein […]

Security Deposits in Massachusetts – Rules That Every Landlord Needs to Know

Massachusetts General Law Chapter 186, Section 15B is the statute that sets forth the guidelines that a landlord must follow when taking a security deposit from a tenant.  Every landlord should read G.L. c. 186, §15B and follow its procedures very carefully.  The following are a few of the rules that a landlord must follow […]