Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

The 25th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar: Tradition + Innovation = a Successful Tomorrow, Monday, April 24, 2017

This year’s theme is LookbackLookahead, a look at where the industry has been and where it is heading. Panelists include some of the region’s top chefs and owner/operators, along with national and local industry experts. The 25th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar will be taking place on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center Amphitheater in Boston, starting with…

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Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Restaurant Leasing

What is a Tenant Estoppel Certificate? Usually, an estoppel certificate is requested by either the landlord or tenant whenever it is selling or refinancing property.  In either case, the effect of the estoppel certificate is to bind the executing party to certain statements of fact and representations relative to the lease for the benefit of…

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4 Ways Contractors Can “Stay Out of the Weeds” When Building a Cannabis Facility or Retail Store

With passage of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative in 2012 and the more recent Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act of 2016 which legalized recreational marijuana. Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the east-coast hub for the marijuana industry. As growers and dispensaries scramble to become operational and seek experienced contractors to build their…

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RIW Client Wahlburgers Announces Major Expansion Plan

Congratulations to RIW client Wahlburgers on their major expansion plan. Full article.

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RIW Real Estate Attorney Michael Rosen to Moderate Panel on Restaurant Development

RIW Real Estate Attorney Michael Rosen will moderate a panel on Restaurant Development at Bisnow’s Restaurant Development Summit on February 9, 2017. The event will take place at District Hall starting at 4pm. Click here for more details or to register. Friends of RIW can use discount code to receive 20% off registration: BHR20I1wNA.

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

At Your Service Newsletter: October 2016

At Your Service Newsletter: October 2016

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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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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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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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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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