Month: October 2019

Client Alert: Guilty Plea by City Hall Staffer Leads to Calls for Reform

Several members of the Boston City Council have proposed various reforms to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) and Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) following widespread news coverage of a City Hall staffer’s guilty plea in connection with an alleged $50,000 bribe meant to influence the ZBA. Subsequent investigations have revealed potential conflicts…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, News

Client Alert: Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Issued Advisory Regarding “7-Store Limit” Increase

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The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issued an advisory regarding the off-premise “7-Store Limit” increase, effective January 1, 2020. This law increases the number of off-premise licenses any person or combination of persons may hold, directly or indirectly, in Massachusetts from 7 to 9. Click here to read the full advisory. Adam Barnosky is the…

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POSTED IN: Hospitality & Retail Services, News

Alison Albanese Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

RIW is pleased to announce that Alison Albanese has joined the firm as an associate of our Corporate & Business Law group. Alison will also work with RIW’s Banking, Finance & Lending and Commercial Real Estate teams. She has served as counsel to a wide range of businesses, including representing clients in commercial real estate transactions, corporate…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, News