Who Can Represent a Corporation or LLC in Court in Massachusetts?
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 […]
I have a Signed Purchase and Sale Agreement for my Dream House and the Seller is Refusing to Close – What are my Rights?
You found your dream home, the seller accepted your offer and both parties executed a Purchase and Sale Agreement (“P&S”) with no contingencies for the seller – what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, all too often sellers will refuse to close on the property (reasons include the seller wanting more money in a hot real […]