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Riemer & Braunstein’s Bob Buckley interviewed by New England Real Estate Journal

Senior Partner Bob Buckley recently appeared on “One On One” where he discussed how business is evolving because of the pandemic.

New England Real Estate Journal

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Riemer & Braunstein announces promotions and new hires bolstering finance practice

Four lawyers promoted to senior partner, two lawyers added to New York office strengthening Real Estate Finance Practice.

MarketWatch

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As malls evolve, so must zoning

Over the past few years the retail real estate industry has struggled, forcing many shopping center owners to deal with unwanted vacancies. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has obviously caused further disruption to the industry. Senior Partner Mark Vaughan discusses the unique opportunity for many communities to work collaboratively with mall owners to adopt flexible and innovative zoning which can be utilized to reposition these assets for redevelopment.

Banker & Tradesman

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Michael Fallman rejoins Riemer & Braunstein as Real Estate/Business Law Practice Area leader

Michael Fallman has rejoined Riemer & Braunstein LLP after a 10-year hiatus during which he was a successful real estate and business entrepreneur. In conjunction with Michael’s return, the firm has restructured its practice areas, merging the real estate and business law practice areas into Real Estate/Business Law and forming a separate land use practice area, Land Use/Land Use Litigation.

Boston Real Estate Times

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Riemer & Braunstein’s Jaime Koff named to The Secured Lender 2020 Women in Secured Finance list

Senior Partner Jaime Koff was recently named to The Secured Lender 2020 Women in Secured Finance list. In this interview, she shares advice for women in the industry.

The Secured Lender

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COVID-19 Commercial Finance Roundtable

As lenders struggle with difficult decisions and challenging portfolio management issues amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, Commercial Finance Senior Partners from our firm’s Financial Services Group survey and discuss what they are seeing in the marketplace.

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“It’s the economy, stupid!” – In Bankruptcy, it’s actually the budget

Chapter 11 cases come in many shapes and sizes, and involve companies in every industry and sector of the economy. Riemer & Braunstein’s Don Rothman discusses a key component common to nearly every bankruptcy case: developing an acceptable budget that will serve as the lifeblood of estate administration.

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

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The new CARES Act and Bankruptcy

The new CARES Act provides temporary debt limit increase for “Small Businesses” to restructure debts under Subchapter V of Chapter 11 (among other amendments to the Bankruptcy Code).

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Riemer & Braunstein News Alert

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Coronavirus information

As public concerns about the Coronavirus increase, we want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the news and developments regarding its spread and its possible implications to our clients and our lawyers and staff. We are very focused on maintaining a healthy work environment. Therefore, we have decided to implement our business continuity plan. 

We are now operating on a remote basis across our geographic platform. We have in place the technology and support to ensure every Riemer & Braunstein attorney and all necessary administrative and office support staff are capable of working from home, as part of our overall disaster preparedness. You can be assured that all of our attorneys will be able to handle remotely our clients’ legal needs. You will be able to contact our attorneys through their usual contact information, e-mail or direct phone line.  These measures have been taken to not only comply with the governmental orders in place in Massachusetts, Illinois and New York, but, to the extent more restrictive than those orders, to protect the health of our lawyers and staff. 

We will post updates as this very fluid situation changes.

Please know that we are doing everything we can to reduce the risk of exposure and prevent the spread of the virus amongst our clients, lawyers and staff by following the latest recommendations from local health officials and the CDC. 

Thank you for your continuing support,

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Lending to manufacturers and sellers operating as licensees (not owners) of famous marks

Secured Finance Network President John DePledge, Head of Asset-Based Lending at Leumi Business Credit, and Lon Singer, Senior Partner in Riemer & Braunstein LLP’s commercial finance group, discuss the unique business and legal concerns involved in lending to companies operating as licensees of famous marks.

The Secured Lender Express

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Riemer & Braunstein’s growth in New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston

Riemer & Braunstein LLP announced the recent hiring of a number of new lawyers to augment the firm’s national reach.

Business Wire

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Riemer & Braunstein adds attorneys to Miami office

Riemer & Braunstein LLP announced it has added three attorneys to its Florida practice to join Steve Klein, who manages the Miami office.

Business Wire

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Boston finance professionals join together to make a difference

In the spring of 2016, a few Boston corporate finance professionals attending a conference in New York City decided to meet for dinner to spend some quality time catching up. A wide variety of industry topics were discussed, and towards the end of the evening, the importance of the Boston corporate finance professionals giving back to their community became a lively topic of discussion. Soon after, the Boston Corporate Finance Community (BCFC) was founded by Cheryl Carner, Crystal Financial; Ken Frieze, Gordon Brothers; Keith Vercauteren, Wells Fargo and the authors, Ward Mooney, Crystal; and Kevin Murtagh, Riemer & Braunstein LLP.

The Secured Lender

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Boston Corporate Finance Community announces 2019 event date and honoree

Riemer & Braunstein is proud to be part of The Boston Corporate Finance Community (BCFC), a collaboration of Boston-based companies active in the corporate finance industry. BCFC has announced the date for the 2nd annual BCFC Gathers to Give Back celebration on Thursday, October 10. At the event, the group will raise funds on behalf of More Than Words and honor Bill Mayer, executive vice president and group head, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance.

Business Wire

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Transformative Woburn Village plans approved

Concluding a herculean economic planning effort that began nearly 16 months ago, the City Council recently sanctioned the transformative Woburn Village redevelopment of Mishawum Road’s 23-acre Woburn Mall site. Riemer & Braunstein’s Mark Vaughan represented the developer.

Daily Times Chronicle

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Legal Lines: Finding the sweet spot as legal and commercial advisor to lenders

The attorney who advises asset-based lenders and other lenders faces unique and ever-changing professional challenges. Lon M. Singer of Riemer & Braunstein’s Financial Services Group examines the collaborative relationship of counsel and lender clients.

ABF Journal

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Steven Weinstein appointed Managing Partner of Riemer & Braunstein

Steven Weinstein, a member of the Executive Committee of Riemer & Braunstein and the chair of the firm’s real estate finance practice area, has been appointed as the firm’s managing partner and chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. Weinstein will succeed Stanley Riemer, 72, who has been the managing partner for over 40 years, during which time the firm has become a national leader in the representation of financial institutions in real estate and commercial finance with six offices nationwide.

Business Wire

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Riemer & Braunstein expands real estate finance and commercial lending practices with opening of Miami office – Steven M. Klein to Head Miami Office

Riemer & Braunstein has opened a Miami office to enhance the firm’s ability to represent both its national and regional clients. Steven M. Klein, an experienced real estate attorney representing lenders and developers in sophisticated real estate transactions in Florida and nationally, will be managing the Miami office. As Miami is one of the nation’s capital market centers, the Florida office represents a natural expansion of Riemer & Braunstein’s representation of national and regional financial institutions and funds in real estate finance, commercial lending and restructuring matters.

Business Wire

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City Council ordered to modify $300K mitigation order

A Massachusetts Land Court judge ordered the Woburn City Council to modify or reduce the mitigation payment a developer must contribute for a 41-unit townhouse project after Riemer & Braunstein’s Dennis McKenna filed an appeal.

Daily Times Chronicle

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Here’s another economic problem to watch: Bad loans are rising

Riemer & Braunstein’s Steven Greene discussed a pickup in troubled loans in a recent article in The Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe

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