Category: News

RIW employment attorney Dave Robinson quoted in Boston Herald article regarding Recreational Marijuana Legal Ramifications

RIW employment attorney Dave Robinson quoted in Boston Herald article regarding Recreational Marijuana Legal Ramifications. Full article. 

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Employment Law, News

Tax Alert: Operating Agreements Must be Revised to Deal with New IRS Audit Powers

The new IRS audit procedures for partnerships (and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships) are now in effect for tax years that begin on or after January 1, 2018. The new procedures are designed strictly to help the IRS when it audits partnerships and LLCs. Legal protections that previously benefited LLC members, such as notice…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, News, Tax Law

RIW Trusts & Estates Attorney Bill Friedler Appointed to the Brookline Community Foundation Professional Advisors Committee

Congratulations to RIW Trusts & Estates attorney Bill Friedler for his appointment to the Brookline Community Foundation Professional Advisors Committee.

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POSTED IN: News, Trusts & Estates

RIW Participates at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

RIW’s Brad Croft, Jim Fox, and Jayne Mahoney participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk which took place on September 30, 2018 at the Boston DCR Hatch Shell.

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POSTED IN: Events, News

RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen assisting Valley Green Grow in land development dispute with regard to state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility

RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen is assisting Valley Green Grow in a land development dispute with regard to the start of a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility.  Full article.

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, News

Massachusetts Law Strictly Limits Non-Competes Starting on October 1, 2018

On August 10, 2018, Governor Baker signed a new bill into law that significantly restricts the use of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act goes into effect on October 1, 2018, which does not provide employers much time to digest these changes and make necessary modifications to update their agreements. Below is brief…

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POSTED IN: Employment Law, News

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave – Next Steps for Employers

Recently, Massachusetts passed as part of the “grand bargain,” a law creating paid family and medical leave for all eligible employees in the state. Following New York and California’s lead, the paid family and medical leave law in Massachusetts will be available for employees in 2021. The new law provides for the following types of…

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POSTED IN: Employment Law, News

At Your Service Newsletter: September 2018

In this issue on the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Articles: – Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract – Client Alert: Updates Coming to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events & Participation Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: September 2018 Edition

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Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract

Opening a restaurant is an exciting time, but an owner must take care while negotiating the construction contract to protect itself and anticipate the key issues that may arise during the project. Below are ten issues to consider when drafting and negotiating your construction contract. 1. Avoid cost-plus contracts. Cost-plus contracts should be avoided for…

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Dianna Williams joins RIW in the Litigation Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Dianna Williams has joined the firm in the Litigation group. She will also work in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate group. She will concentrate her practice on complex business and commercial litigation.  Dianna has a strong foundational knowledge of a range of topics, including contract law, commercial litigation, construction disputes, employment law, secured transactions, mortgage foreclosures, loan workouts,…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Employment Law, News