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RIW Attorney Dave Robinson to Speak at NRTA National Conference

RIW attorney Dave Robinson will speak at the 2017 National Retail Tenants Association National Conference starting on Sunday, September 24th at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA. More information.

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RIW Attorney Chris Agostino to Moderate Panel at NEREJ Summit

RIW attorney Chris Agostino will moderate a panel at the 2017 New England Real Estate Journal Construction Summit on Thursday, September 28th at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel. More information.

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Events

Trusts & Estates Alert: Funding Your Estate Plan

Joint Accounts and the Danger they Present to Optimal Estate Planning The Problem: So you are feeling pretty good about having just signed your estate plan. Or maybe you had the forethought to have your estate planning documents drafted and signed for many years. Perhaps you have created two revocable living trusts, or a family trust, but…

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At Your Service Newsletter: August 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: August 2017

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New Massachusetts DOR Enforcement Effort

Enhanced Scrutiny for Underreporting of Cash Receipts  The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has recently begun cross-checking 1099-K credit card receipt information against total reported revenue in order to investigate and uncover potential underreporting of cash receipts and thus potential underpayment of sales and/or income tax.  After estimating potential cash income based on credit card…

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Alcohol Licensing Updates

MA Court Rules in Favor of Retail Sales of Discounted Booze: In a case brought by retail superstore Total Wines which appealed a decision of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”), a Boston judge ruled that state retailers can sell alcohol at steep discounts when they order in bulk. The ABCC issued a several day liquor…

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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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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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