Thomas P. O’Neill, III Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

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RIW is pleased to announce that Thomas P. O’Neill, III has joined the firm as an associate in the Trusts & Estates Practice Group and Corporate & Business Department. Thomas P. O’Neill, III concentrates his practice on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. Tom represents trustees, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in all phases of trust and estate settlement,…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, News, Trusts & Estates

RIW Alert: Voters Say Yes to “Massachusetts Fair Share Amendment,” a.k.a. “Millionaires Tax”… What’s Next?

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Proponents of the so-called “Millionaires Tax” won a hard-fought victory in their effort to enact a progressive state income tax for high earners.  With this new tax slated to become law, taxpayers and their advisors are likely to take a fresh look at what income is subject to Massachusetts state income tax for both residents…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Business, News, Tax Law

RIW Alert: Mid-Market Businesses Get a New Tool for Surviving Spiking Interest Rates

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On June 21, 2022, President Biden signed S. 3823, also known as the “Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act” into law, amending the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”) to increase the eligibility debt cap for businesses filing under subchapter V of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (“Subchapter V”) from $2,725,625.00…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Corporate Restructuring & Distressed Assets, News, Tax Law, Uncategorized

RIW Attorneys Named Boston Magazine Top Lawyers 2021

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner congratulates our colleagues on receiving Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2021 designation.    

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Corporate & Business, Litigation, News, Tax Law

Rachel M. Wassel Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Trusts & Estates Group

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RIW is pleased to announce that Rachel Wassel has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Rachel’s practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning as well as the administration of trusts and estates. She emphasizes a collaborative approach to estate planning and works closely with clients’ financial, legal and tax advisors. In…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, News, Trusts & Estates

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

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

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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

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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

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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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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Employment Law, News

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

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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