GSL Moves into Larger Dedham Office

Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC is expanding its office space at 3 Allied Drive in Dedham.  The law firm has moved into another office on the first floor of this location to accommodate its growth. (more…)

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Need a Loan? You Can Bank on This!

By Henry A. Goodman, Esq.

We at GSL understand how important it is for many associations to secure loans. They need loans to help them make much-needed repairs for their aging buildings and facilities. In addition, loans can help associations save money during these difficult economic times. Key to finding the best loan, however, is doing business with the best banks.

Accordingly, we thought it would be helpful to let you know of banks with which our law practice has developed good working relationships through the years. Such banks allow us to represent both our clients’ interests and the banks’ and write the loan-closing documents, provided a waiver of any conflict is signed.  (more…)

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Clearing the Air: Smoking Regulations & Condos

By Henry A. Goodman, Esq.

As more studies confirm the harmful effects of smoking and secondhand smoke, the banning of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is becoming more prevalent in common areas throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  And now, this is also becoming a major issue in condominium units.

On the one hand, smoking in your own home is lawful and specifically permitted by statute.  Unit owners who smoke tend to be stubborn about their perceived privacy rights, particularly if they are addicted and find it so hard to quit. They typically would resent being told that they have to smoke outside of their unit and even outside of the condominium property.  But what about the rights of non-smokers? (more…)

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