Month: October 2016

RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s article on deregulation of local zoning laws featured in the NEREJ

RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s recent article on deregulation of local zoning laws was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. Check out the full article.

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate, News

At Your Service Newsletter: October 2016

At Your Service Newsletter: October 2016

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POSTED IN: At Your Service, Hospitality & Retail Services

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Increasing Employee Liability for Gender Based Pay Inequities

In August, Governor Charlie Baker signed the comprehensive pay equity bill into law which was unanimously passed by both the Massachusetts House and Senate (the “Equal Pay Act”).  The new law amends Massachusetts’ equal pay law, which was originally passed in 1945.  The bill is designed to better define comparable work and to ensure that…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, At Your Service, Employment Law, Hospitality & Retail Services, News

RESTAURANTS and TRADEMARKS: A Lesson from the Real World

There have been two intriguing local trademark cases involving restaurants lately, both of which provide a useful lesson in trademark law. First, there was the Milk Street Café v. Milk Street Kitchen dispute.  Celebrity chef Christopher Kimball plans to use the mark “Milk Street Kitchen” for cooking classes, a television show and a magazine.  Milk…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, At Your Service, Hospitality & Retail Services, Intellectual Property

RIW Attorney Chris Agostino to Moderate Panel at NEREJ Summit

RIW attorney Chris Agostino will moderate a panel at the 2016 New England Real Estate Journal Retail & Restaurant Summit on November 10th at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel. More information.

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

RIW has made the 2016 list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers

RIW has made the 2016 list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Included in this recognition are attorneys Brad Croft for Construction Law, Jim Fox for Bankruptcy, Bill Friedler for Estate & Probate, Gene Landy for Technology, and Chris Litterio for Business Litigation.

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POSTED IN: Intellectual Property, News, Trusts & Estates

RIW Business Attorney John F. Cohan to Chair MCLE Session

RIW Business Attorney John F. Cohan to Chair Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education session on Contract Review, Negotiation & Analysis on November 7th at the MCLE Conference Center. More Information.

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POSTED IN: Events

RIW Corporate Attorney John F. Cohan to Speak at the New England Healthcare Executives Network Event

RIW’s Corporate Attorney John F. Cohan will Speak at the New England Healthcare Executives Network Event on Navigating the Waters of Outsourced Product Development, Manufacturing, Intellectual Property and Contracts. This event will be taking place on October 17th in Mansfield. More information. 

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POSTED IN: Events, Intellectual Property

RIW Hospitality & Retail Services Attorney Kelly Caralis to Moderate at Boston Magazine’s Top New Restaurants Event

RIW’s Hospitality & Retail Services attorney Kelly Caralis will moderate the panel at Boston Magazine’s Top New Restaurants Event on October 25th at the magazine’s Boston headquarters. Joining the panel will be Jefferson Macklin the business manager and partner at Bar Mezzana, Meghann Ward the Chef and Owner of Tapestry Restaurant, and Eric Papachristos Co-Owner of Porto. More information.

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services