Blog Posts by Mark Lichtenstein

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  • KCL Insights: July 14, 2016

    KCL Wins One of First Cases Under New Alimony Termination Law; I Wish I Had Known…….What Did I Sign?; And Recent Blog Posts The latest issue of KCL Insights includes: KCL Client is Entitled to Termination of His Alimony Obligation Under Alimony Reform Law …

  • KCL Insights: Patient Confidentiality, Security Deposit Law Update, Latest News June 23, 2016

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes: Milton Kerstein and Andra Hutchins new blog series, “Tips for Avoiding or Responding to Licensing Board Investigations”. The series provides practical advice for health care professionals including psychiatrists, psyc …

  • Landlord/Tenant Security Deposit Law Update

    Summary Process (Eviction) Statute The Massachusetts Security Deposit statute first enacted in 1969 is very complex and requires a landlord to follow certain specific steps to protect the tenants’ interests. One such step has recently been clarified. The summa …

  • Real Estate Overassessment – Abatement Procedure

    If you believe that your municipality (city or town) has overassessed your home and as a result you are paying too much in real estate taxes, there are specific steps that are required to be followed to challenge that assessment. Failure to follow these proced …

  • Foreclosure of Mortgage and Eviction Proceedings

    In the recent decision of Bank of New York v. Bailey, issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the court held that a homeowner whose mortgage was foreclosed by a lender could raise as a defense, in a subsequent eviction proceeding filed against the …

  • New Massachusetts Homestead Law

    By Mark Lichtenstein, Esq. ~ By Robert A. Finkel, Esq. Homesteads are an affordable way for many of our clients to obtain significant protection from certain creditors.  On December 16, 2010, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law the most extensive cha …

  • Liability of Commercial Property Landlords to Tenants

    In March of 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court entered a decision clarifying and establishing new law concerning the obligation and liability of a landlord/owner of commercial property for personal injuries sustained by tenants and visitors. The co …

  • Liability of Landlords to Tenants/Visitors in Commercial Property

    In March, 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the case of Bishop v. Tes Realty Trust, entered a decision clarifying and establishing new law concerning the obligation and liability of a landlord/owner of commercial property for personal injuries …

  • New Massachusetts Homestead Law is Now in Effect

    Homesteads are an affordable way for many of our clients to obtain significant protection from certain creditors.  On December 16, 2010, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law the most extensive changes to our homestead law in more than a generation.  T …

  • Mortgages – Helpful Information

    1. ARMS: An ARM is an adjustable rate mortgage. Many ARMs have a fixed interest rate for a specific period of time- often five or seven years. At the end of this period, the interest rate will stall adjusting up or down based upon a specific financial index. S …