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Massachusetts High Court Reverses Dismissal of Disability Discrimination Suit Involving Medical Marijuana

In a landmark decision published on Monday, July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that medical marijuana use may constitute a reasonable accommodation, overturning an employer’s termination of an employee for failing a drug test due to her use of medicinal marijuana. This is the first state court to require employers to…

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Equity Grants to LLC Employees Can Trigger Unintended Tax Consequences

To remain competitive in the business world, companies must hire, retain and incentivize productive employees. For some time now employers have been turning to “equity” compensation – stock options, restricted stock, etc. – to meet these needs. However, if the employer is a limited liability company that is taxed as a partnership (an “LLC,” and…

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At Your Service Newsletter: May 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: May 2017

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

Client Alert: Business Succession Planning for the Closely-Held Business Owner

A well-crafted business succession plan requires careful consideration, which can seem daunting to the devoted business owner who has limited available time. However, when considering the long-term benefits of a thoughtful business succession plan, and the potential risks of not having one in place, it quickly becomes apparent that consulting with qualified advisors skilled in…

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Alcohol Licensing: Legal Updates and Insights

There have been several recent developments in the alcoholic beverages industry which affect regulatory oversight, restaurant operators, brewers, non-profits, and more.  Here is a rundown of the latest developments. New Commissioner to Head the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). In January, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appointed Jean M. Lorizio Commissioner of the ABCC….

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RIW’s Bethany Grazio to present at MRA/Gray, Gray & Gray restaurant panel discussion: Around the Restaurant Industry in 160 Minutes

RIW Attorney Bethany Grazio will present on a restaurant panel at the MRA/Gray, Gray & Gray Around the Restaurant Industry in 160 Minutes. The event is taking place on Wednesday, May 31st. Click here for more details.

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

Catherine Barton Rossetti joins RIW in the Trusts & Estates group

RIW is pleased to announce that Catherine Barton Rossetti has joined the firm in the Trusts & Estates group. She works with clients of all asset levels in sophisticated estate planning, probate and trust administration, and advises clients on special needs planning for adults and children.  Catherine counsels clients on minimizing estate tax liability to preserve and protect assets and avoid probate court.

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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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RIW’s Adam Barnosky quoted in Boston Herald article on Cannabis and Condo bylaws

RIW’s Adam Barnosky was quoted in a Boston Herald article on Cannabis and Condo bylaws. Full article.

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At Your Service Newsletter: February 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: February 2017

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