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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

Adam Barnosky Appointed as Chairman of the Framingham Board of License Commissioners

Congratulations to Adam Barnosky, who was recently appointed by Mayor Yvonne Spicer as the Chairman of the Framingham Board of License Commissioners.  Adam, who specializes in alcoholic beverage licensing and regulatory compliance, brings extensive industry experience to the Board, which will have authority to oversee and license business activity in the community. Full story.

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POSTED IN: Hospitality & Retail Services, News

Client Alert: Communities Seek Certification of Housing Production Plans As Development Activity Increases

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has recently seen a surge in the number of communities that seek to certify compliance with their Housing Production Plans.  A Housing Production Plan describes a town’s strategy to develop affordable housing at a measured pace in order to make progress towards their affordable housing goals under…

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RIW Restaurant Trends Tasting Event

RIW’s Hospitality Services Group is proud to introduce a special Restaurant Trends tasting event to benefit 826 Boston. RIW and The Boston Restaurant Group have hosted an annual Restaurant Trends Seminar event for the past 25 years. This year the group will present a special Restaurant Trends Chef Tasting event. Each year the net proceeds raised…

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

Trusts & Estates Alert: Estate Planning After the Enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. The new legislation represents a compromise between House and Senate Republicans on their respective tax overhaul proposals, and is the most significant tax reform legislation to be enacted in over thirty years. Although the inherent complexities of the new legislation,…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Trusts & Estates

At Your Service Newsletter: December 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: December 2017

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

A Subcontractor Just Filed A Mechanic’s Lien On My New Restaurant. What Now?

You are the owner of a fine dining establishment located in the heart of the financial district.  Business has been great – so great, in fact, that you recently decided to relocate to a new, larger location.  In the process, you have spent tens of thousands of dollars to fit out the new space, including…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate

December 31st Deadline For Websites With User-Generated Content

New rules from copyright office require re-registration of DMCA agent Does your company’s website host, store, or link to content created or posted by users?  If so, be aware that the U.S. Copyright Office recently changed its rules regarding DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Agent registration.  The new rules require all companies that have registered…

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POSTED IN: Intellectual Property, News

RIW Construction Law and Litigation Attorney Kirk McCormick article featured in NEREJ

RIW Construction Law and Litigation Attorney Kirk McCormick’s article is featured in NEREJ. Full Article.

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“Best Management Practices for Hotel Operators” A Hotel & Lodging Industry Breakfast and Panel Discussion Featuring Industry Operators and Legal Advisors

Massachusetts Lodging Association & Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Present: “Best Management Practices for Hotel Operators” – A Hotel & Lodging Industry Breakfast and Panel Discussion Featuring Industry Operators and Legal Advisors. The event will be taking place on December 7th at the Omni Parker House Hotel. RIW Commercial Real Estate & Hospitality Licensing attorney Adam Barnosky will…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Employment Law, Events