Category: Corporate & Business

Eric M. Sigman Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups

RIW is pleased to announce that Eric Sigman has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups. Eric focuses his corporate practice in the areas of corporate formation, capitalization, succession planning, commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions. His transactional practice includes counseling clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Hospitality Practice Group, News

The Effect of COVID-19 on Risk Allocation in Commercial Leases: Recent Superior Court Decision Provides Guidance

In one of the first written decisions from the Massachusetts Superior Court on the practical impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had in the commercial real estate space, the Business Litigation Session in the case of UNMV 205-207 Newbury, LLC v. Caffe Nero Americas Inc. not only denied an attempt at summary judgment by the Lessor, but also…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, COVID-19, Litigation, News

Client Alert: Biden Administration to Push Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

In December, President-Elect Biden released his “Plan for Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Unions” (the “Plan”), outlining the incoming administration’s labor and employment policy goals. Among the Plan’s proposals are the “eliminat[ion] of non-compete agreements, except the very few that are absolutely necessary to protect a narrowly defined category of trade secrets, and [an]…

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Client Alert: Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Client Braintree Street Realty LLC Files PNF for Review of 401,000 sq ft. mixed-use Allston Project

RIW is proud to have been part of the team that helped move such a significant community project to this important stage. Lead attorneys for RIW, Michael Rosen and Russell Stein, view this project as an important step forward in the continuing successful development of the Boston Landing neighborhood. Read the full story here. Michael…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Business, News

Patrick Ford Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Group

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that Patrick Ford has joined the firm as an associate in our Corporate & Business Group. Patrick will focus his practice on advising clients with regard to a variety of corporate and business matters, including emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Patrick will also work with…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Served as Seller’s Counsel in Major Technology Transaction

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner served as seller’s counsel for Privo IT, LLC in this transaction. Full details here. Privo, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) with offices in Boston and San Francisco, was acquired by Navisite. Navisite, based in Andover, Massachusetts, is a modern managed cloud service provider…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, News

Restaurant Industry Discussion on Legal & Business Issues Related to COVID-19 Outbreak – Webinar Recording

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Restaurant Industry Discussion on Legal & Business Issues Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak webinar on Monday, March 23, 2020. These are challenging times and we hope it was useful. If you have any questions related to the subjects discussed in the webinar, or if…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Corporate & Business, COVID-19, Employment Law, Hospitality Practice Group, News

Congratulations to Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany Grazio on their Elevation to Shareholders of the Firm

Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany Grazio

Congratulations to RIW Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany A. Grazio on their elevation to Shareholders of the firm. Adam is the Co-Lead of the Hospitality & Retail Services Practice Group and a member of the Cannabis, Corporate & Business, and Commercial Real Estate Practice Groups. Bethany is a member of the firm’s Cannabis, Corporate & Business,…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Served as Legal Counsel to Merrimack Valley Plastics for Envases USA Acquisition

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) is pleased to announce that client Merrimack Valley Plastics (MVP) of Methuen, Mass., was recently acquired by Envases USA. RIW served as legal counsel on the transaction, working closely with MVP to ensure a strategic and tax-efficient acquisition process. Over the past few years, MVP has enjoyed a close manufacturing…

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Tax Alert: Operating Agreements Must be Revised to Deal with New IRS Audit Powers

The new IRS audit procedures for partnerships (and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships) are now in effect for tax years that begin on or after January 1, 2018. The new procedures are designed strictly to help the IRS when it audits partnerships and LLCs. Legal protections that previously benefited LLC members, such as notice…

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