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Vetstein Law Group: Court Upholds Oral Handshake Deal In Land Swap

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Seller Couldn't Sit Back & Watch Construction Project Unfold Massachusetts appeals judges have been mighty busy this summer issuing real estate decisions. From the forced removal of condo buildings to toxic mold , to foreclosure eviction defense , it's been...

Vetstein Law Group: Electronic Signatures Gaining Acceptance and Popularity In Massachusetts Real Estate Transactions

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Compliance Concerns Unwarranted Electronic signature technology has been quickly gaining steam throughout the U.S. real estate community, and has now arrived in earnest in Massachusetts. Electronic signature software lets you send legally binding documents and...

Williams Mullen: Zoning Contingencies in Real Estate Contracts

BY: T. PRESTON LLOYD, JR. In the wake of the recession, the marketplace is still in the process of clearing properties that were zoned with an expectation of a development that never came. As the economic environment for real estate transactions improves, the land use entitlements associated with...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Negotiating and Exercising Rights of First Refusal

By Sonia Kaur Bain , Daniel N. Anziska , Kevin P. Wallace and Clara W. Mak Including a Right of First Refusal (ROFR) provision in a lease or other real estate contract is significant since a holder of such ROFR has essentially locked in a future right to exercise an option to purchase the property...

Vetstein Law Group: Think Before You Hit Send: Emails May Constitute Binding Real Estate Agreement Without Signed Offer

[ Originally posted 07/23/2012 ] By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Feldberg v. Coxall: First Case To Apply New UETA (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act) To Real Estate Transactions "This case involves the intersection between the seventeenth century Statute of Frauds and twenty-first century...