We represent owners, developers and tenants in a variety of real estate disputes, including summary process actions.
Examples of notable successes include:
- arbitrating a construction dispute arising out of the construction and operation of a waste-to-energy facility in Connecticut;
- defeating a suit to prevent the closing of the sale of Battery Wharf in Boston in 1996 after dissenting partners in family-owned partnership sought to block sale of property;
- settled declaratory judgment action in case against a hold-over commercial tenant on waterfront property after serving the tenant with summary judgment papers;
- defended claim by broker to collect fee from property owner where broker resigned from brokerage company before closing;
- trial of summary process action against hold-over residential tenant that threatened sale of Boston property, and executing on the judgment of possession;
- and, trial of action to collect on a guarantee after tenant filed for bankruptcy.
- represented international real estate brokerage and management company in Suffolk Superior Court action seeking payment for identifying tenant who signed letter of intent for space in downtown Boston location that was ultimately sold to New York investors. Obtained court order in December 2012 requiring purchaser to hold $886,000 from sale proceeds as security for Pinkham Busny LLP’s client. Case quickly settled on favorable terms.
- represented Burlington homeowner on claim of adverse possession and prevailed on claim involving 700 square feet of property after October 2012 jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court.
- represented homeowner whose neighbors appealed issuance of special permit for home occupation in Winchester MA and obtained judgment in favor of homeowner in March 2013 after Land Court trial based on neighbors’ lack of standing or appreciable harm resulting from special permit. Reported in Mass. Lawyers Weekly March 18 2013 edition.