Month: April 2018

At Your Service Newsletter: April 2018

At Your Service Newsletter: April 2018

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

Alcohol Licensing: Legal Updates and Insights

There have been several recent developments in the alcoholic beverages industry which affect regulatory oversight, restaurant operations, new liquor licenses, and more. Here is a rundown of the latest developments. Budget Increase Requested for the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg requested a $3.69MM budget for fiscal 2019, an increase from $2.44MM…

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Employment Alert: New Assessments from Department of Unemployment Assistance

If your company has more than five employees with health insurance from Masshealth or Connect Care, you should be aware of new assessments levied by the state. Last week, many employers received a new bill from the Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”), which implemented the first assessments under the supplemental employer medical assistance contribution program (“EMAC”)….

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, At Your Service, Employment Law

Same Name, Different Place: Avoiding Trademark Problems & Adding Value to your Business

Whether you are starting up a business, expanding, or just progressing with your current business, taking care of your brand is vitally important.  Your trademark represents your identity with consumers, the goodwill of your business, and is a valuable asset in your company portfolio. There are a few strategies to consider which can help you…

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

Estate and Business Succession Planning After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Estate and Business Succession Planning  After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Minimizing Taxes and Maximizing Legacies This webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12pm. The webinar will address the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the estate planning opportunities it offers high net worth individuals, and closely-held business owners. …

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POSTED IN: Events, Trusts & Estates

LLC’s Must Modify Operating Agreements Now To Deal With Tax Law Changes

Business entities that are taxed as partnerships (most limited liability companies that have more than one member are taxed as partnerships), will need to modify their operating agreements this year to address recent changes in the Internal Revenue Code that give extraordinary authority and autonomy to the “Partnership Representative.” For tax years that begin on…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Tax Law