The Industry Publication: October 2022

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Confirms Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Restaurant Delivery Company Employment Contracts

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Restaurant delivery services such as Grubhub became nearly ubiquitous during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and remain part of the food service industry for the foreseeable future. Because employment disputes within this niche of the industry are common, the contracts that restaurant delivery companies use with their employees often contain arbitration provisions. But are…

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RIW Business and Banking Litigation Attorney Roger L. Smerage Leads Legal Workshops at Folly Cove Intensive Entrepreneurial Seminar

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On July 13th and 20th, 2022, Roger L. Smerage led legal workshops as part of the Folly Cove Intensive, a week-long seminar held at Folly Cove Studio in picturesque Lanesville, Gloucester. The seminar is designed for small business owners who are seeking to grow and adapt their products or services. This year’s seminar focused on…

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The Industry Publication: July 2022

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The Industry Publication: June 2022

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The Industry Publication: January 2022

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Real Estate Issues for Franchises

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“The key to success of many franchise systems lies in establishing and maintaining great locations. In addition to the franchise agreement, the commercial lease is a fundamental document in any brick and mortar franchise. Given the competing interests of franchisees, franchisors, landlords, and lenders, legal issues abound at the intersection of real estate and franchise…

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RIW Attorney Michael D. Rosen Named A Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2021 Commercial Real Estate “Go To Lawyer”

Congratulations to RIW attorney Michael D. Rosen on being selected as a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2021 Commercial Real Estate “Go To Lawyer” honoree. Check out the special feature highlighting the 2021 Real Estate “Go To Lawyers” in the June 28th edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the August edition of New England In-House. Read article…

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The Industry Publication: May 2021

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Client Alert: Governor Baker Announces MA Reopening

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On May 17, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts would lift the vast majority COVID-19 related restrictions effective May 29, 2021. Boston Mayor Kim Janey also announced that Boston will lift its COVID related restrictions effective May 29, 2021, thereby aligning with the state’s reopening plan. Similarly, the State of Emergency first imposed by…

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