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Client Alerts: 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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POSTED IN: News, Trusts & Estates

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

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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RIW Trademark/Branding Attorney Stacey Friends Radio Interview

RIW Trademark/Branding Attorney Stacey Friends was interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs on Thursday, January 12th. Listen to the interview here.

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POSTED IN: Intellectual Property, News

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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POSTED IN: Hospitality & Retail Services, News