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A divorce involving a business can be complex

People who own businesses and get married in Massachusetts usually believe that their marriages will last years, even decades. However, over time, two married individuals can easily grow apart, leaving them with no choice but to get divorced. Fortunately, company owners can take a few steps to safeguard their property if divorce is inevitable.

Demand for commercial real estate rises in the life sciences

The industry of the life sciences is growing exponentially throughout the United States, including Massachusetts, with biotechnology and medical technology especially taking off. This phenomenon is taking place because pharmaceutical companies are joining with incubator labs and startups in an effort to drive brand-new research/development. With this rise in life science innovation comes rising demand for commercial real estate that can accommodate such activities.

Businesses can take smart steps before mergers and acquisitions

Sometimes, it is in the best interest of two companies to join together and become one business entity. If one of the companies happens to be larger, this is usually called an acquisition. However, any transaction aimed at combining separate companies is technically considered a merger. Here is a look at what mergers and acquisitions involve, as well as how to go about them in Massachusetts.

Several reasons cited for getting a divorce

When couples in Massachusetts marry, they often expect their unions to be long lasting. However, sometimes, divorce simply cannot be avoided. In fact, more than 10 percent of Americans who are at least 15 years old have gone through marital breakups and have not gotten married again. Couples divorce for a wide range of reasons, but several common ones are worth noting.

Charlotte Russe pursues Chapter 11 bankruptcy

A fashion retailer with multiple locations in Massachusetts recently decided that it needed to tackle its financial problems in an aggressive fashion. It has therefore filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As part of the bankruptcy process, the retailer -- Charlotte Russe -- is planning to close around 94 locations and pursue a sale.

Commercial real estate experiencing high sales, prices

Nonresidential property sales reached closed to record levels last year, with private fund managers completing some of the largest deals. Experts say that 2019 should also see strong sales, especially with the interest rates remaining low. This is excellent news for Massachusetts investors who are interested in purchasing commercial real estate in the Bay State this year.

Divorce process does not have to be a painful one

People who are going through a divorce in Massachusetts may understandably feel as though they are walking through a minefield. Sadly, the emotional explosions that often take place during the divorce process can leave scars that linger long term. Some tips, though, may help divorcing individuals to keep the marital breakup process as peaceful and painless as possible when tackling issues like property division.

Community hospital seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

A hospital in another state recently decided that it needed to be aggressive in addressing its subpar financial situation. The community hospital decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the same way, Massachusetts companies that are struggling financially have the right to seek protection under the Bankruptcy Code.

Commercial real estate industry offers many pros to investors

According to traditional wisdom, investing in nonresidential properties in Massachusetts and elsewhere is a smart move. However, is this still true in 2019, particularly in the commercial real estate industry? According to industry experts, investing in commercial real estate indeed still has quite a few pros worth paying attention to.

Financial mistakes made during divorce can have long-term impact

Financial issues can be just as problematic during the divorce process as they can be during the marriage itself. Unfortunately, if those going through divorce in Massachusetts make poor decisions when dealing with complex financial issues, it can cost them in the long run. Here are some mistakes that those navigating the process would be wise to avoid making.

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