September 2018

Avoiding Tender Issues in Retail Leases and Service Contracts to Ensure Favorable Outcomes in Premises Liability Claims and Lawsuits

Noble F. Allen and Diane E. Rojas explore the provisions in retail leases that trigger a tenant’s duty to indemnify landlords in premises liability actions. It will focus on how retail tenants should draft these provisions in order to minimize or elimin…

August 2018

Sears Saying Goodbye to Manchester After More than 80 Years

Partner John H. Sokul, Jr. provides the New Hampshire Union Leader with insights as to why Sears may be closing its Manchester, NH storefront after more than 80 years.

A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

Among the many changes and incentives contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, one of the most promising is the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program.[1] This program was created to encourage investment in distressed areas of the country. It aims to…

July 2018

Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2018-2019

As the first half of the year ends, it is time to look ahead to what is next for the real estate market. The Counselors of Real Estate recently announced its annual list of top ten issues affecting commercial real estate. E-Commerce & Logistics.The Co…

On the Fence about Geofencing? Learn the Basics First

Technology is evolving and improving rapidly. In these changing times, retailers must adapt to, and embrace, new innovations to stay relevant. Geofencing is one method for retailers and landlords to learn about their customers, enhance the shopping experie…

May 2018

Environmental insurance: What to consider before you invest in a property

New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) published this article originally created for a Hinckley Allen Retail Real Estate Newsletter in March 2018.Before investing in commercial real estate, parties should be aware of potential environmental liabilities a…