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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Attention: Business Owners!

The Somerville Community Corporation and Somerville Local First invite you to this free legal workshop, “Everything You Need to Know about Your Lease, ” on Thursday, May 12th, at 6:30.

You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions to real estate attorney Matt Lynch, from Nixon Peabody, who will also cover:

• What is your responsibility, and what is the responsibility of your landlord
• What you can negotiate to get in a lease
• Options for what to do if your landlord isn’t doing what they’re supposed to

Please bring a copy of your lease. There will be simultaneous interpretation into Spanish and Portuguese. Other languages available; please ask. There will be light refreshments. Please see the attached flyer for more information, and share it with others who may be interested. To RSVP contact Vladimir Jeune: (617) 988-0601 or

The SCC is collaborating to offer this workshop in response to small businesses concerns about rising rents due to green line speculation. We understand the stability of small businesses as vital to maintaining a diverse and affordable Somerville. Read this article about community support for a small business fighting to stay in their building, and come to the hearing at City Hall on May 19th to join in supporting them.

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