PLDO Law Blog

Month: December 2019

Rhode Island Supreme Court Dismisses Tenant Appeal

Rhode Island Supreme Court Dismisses Tenant Appeal

In a recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision, the Court summarily dismissed a residential tenant’s appeal due to the tenant’s failure to continue to pay rent during the pendency of the appeal. This requirement, which is set forth in section 34-18-52 of the Rhode...

CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEGOTIATING COMMERCIAL LEASES

While some of the provisions contained in commercial lease agreements may be considered commonplace or “boilerplate” language, there are certain issues that require specific attention, depending upon your position in such transactions as the landlord/lessor or the...

PLANNING FOR THE MORTALITY OF A CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESS

When launching a new business venture, it is likely (and more fun) to focus on strategic planning, growth and implementation. However, it is vital in the early stages to give serious consideration to an exit strategy and business succession plan. Business structures...