Category: Articles & Quotes

RIW Attorney Christopher Agostino Presents at National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Boston Harbor Storm Surge Working Group

On July 31, 2019, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorney Christopher Agostino joined a panel of engineers, economists, and planners to present the case for a regional “Layered Defense” approach to protect Boston and surrounding communities from the effects of sea level rise and storm surge. RIW is a member of the National Institute for Coastal…

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At Your Service Newsletter: August 2019

In this issue of the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Cannabis Update; Marketing Corner; Industry Trends/News; Client News; Events & Participation; Restaurant Trends Seminar Recap – Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: August 2019 Edition

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RIW Attorney Michael Rosen Receives Favorable Ruling for Solar Developer in Northbridge, Mass.

Attorney Michael Rosen and Ruberto, Israel & Weiner are proud to have appeared with Attorney Henry Lane in the matter of Northbridge McQuade LLC v Northbridge ZBA, et. al.  On June 17, 2019, the Court issued an unpublished decision ruling in favor of a solar developer for a site located in Northbridge, Massachusetts. In a…

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Top Three Things Brand Owners Need to Know About the Changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act

On June 17th a new Trademark Act will take effect in Canada. While there are many changes, there are three that brand owners should consider with regard to their current trademark portfolio in Canada, as immediate action may be advisable. 1) No Use Requirements – Declarations of use will no longer be required (in fact…

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Podcast: Estate Planning Attorney Bill Friedler on life, the law… and good reasons for attending to your estate planning matters

Podcast: Estate Planning Attorney Bill Friedler on life, the law… and good reasons for attending to your estate planning matters. Listen to the full Podcast here.

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RIW Attorneys Obtain Precedent Setting Cannabis Land Use Decision

Ruberto Israel & Weiner attorneys Michael Rosen, Bradley Croft and Mike Duffy obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting zoning bylaws. The decision benefits land development generally, with a particular emphasis on recently adopted Massachusetts cannabis laws. The full text of the ruling can be found here. See recent articles: Boston Business Journal Lawyers…

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Brexit and Trademarks – Strategies for Protection in the UK

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU, nicknamed “Brexit,” has been a roller coaster ride for trademark owners.  First, there was uncertainty as to whether owners of EU trademarks (EUTMs) or International Registrations (IRs) designating the EU would still have protection for their marks in the UK once the separation was complete.  The UK then negotiated,…

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Food halls and “micro-business” aggregation dominate downtown Boston

RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s recent article on Food halls and “micro-business” in downtown Boston was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. Check out the Full article. 

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RIW Real Estate Partner Michael Rosen advocates for the paramount importance of zoning bylaws in recent cannabis land use case

RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen quoted in Lawyers Weekly article regarding Marijuana Business in Land Court. Full article.

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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Changes For Tipped Employees

Starting January 1, 2019, the “Grand Bargain” Law, in addition to increasing the minimum wage from $11 to $12 per hour, changed both the tip credit employees receive and how tip credit is calculated.  The changes in calculation could have a significant impact on restaurant’s payroll practices in the short term. The tip credit allows…

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