Month: June 2022

The Industry Publication: June 2022

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Check out the full The Industry publication: June 2022 Edition

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Hospitality Practice Group, News, The Industry

Client Alert – Proposed Increase to Alcohol Retail License Cap

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Proposed Massachusetts Ballot Initiative Would Increase Retail Liquor License Cap A proposed ballot initiative is currently pending with the state legislature and, if the requisite signatures are obtained by the July 6, 2022 deadline, would appear on the ballot this November. The petition, titled “An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to 21st Century Alcohol…

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POSTED IN: Hospitality Practice Group, News

Key Considerations for Restaurant Construction Contracts

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Restaurant owners are well aware of the financial risks associated with running a restaurant, especially after over two years of pandemic-driven impacts across the restaurant industry. Just as important, however, is an awareness of the financial risks associated with building the restaurant space in the first place. Although no contract can completely shield an owner…

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POSTED IN: Hospitality Practice Group, News

Appeals Court Issues Important Clarification of its Recent Prompt Payment Decision

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On June 24, 2022, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued a revised decision of its recent highly anticipated opinion affirming judgment in favor of RIW’s client, a general contractor, under the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act (the “Act”). The revision clarified a small, but significant part of the decision regarding whether an owner who has violated the…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Litigation, Uncategorized

RIW Alert: RIW Construction Group Wins Appeal Under Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act

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In a highly anticipated decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a $5 million judgment in favor of RIW’s general contractor client under a seldom-used law known as the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act. In November 2020, RIW construction law attorneys Bradley Croft, Kirk McCormick, and Roger Smerage secured summary judgment in Suffolk Superior Court in favor of their client in…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Litigation