Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

Webinar Recording: Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry webinar last Wednesday. These are challenging times and we hope it was useful. As many people requested, we are enclosing a recording of the webinar in the link below for those who would like to review what was covered….

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Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry Webinar

The RIW Hospitality & Retail Services Group will host the Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry Webinar on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. WEBINAR INFO: Restaurant operators face a host of business and legal hurdles as the industry re-opens under Phase 2 of Governor Baker’s Re-Opening Plan. Please join restaurant industry…

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Client Alert: Governor Baker Announces Restaurant Re-Opening Plan for Massachusetts

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At a press conference on May 29, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced a plan for re-opening restaurants throughout Massachusetts. Re-opening will commence during Phase 2, with a specific date expected to be announced the first week in June.   Below is a synopsis of the re-opening plan:   • The…

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky’s Opinion Piece “How Municipalities Can Help Restaurants Reopen” Featured in the Boston Globe

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An opinion piece by Ruberto, Israel & Weiner hospitality attorney Adam Barnosky was featured in the Boston Globe. The article, titled “How municipalities can help restaurants reopen,” discusses the proactive role local governments can play as the restaurants prepare to reopen. Read the full article here. Adam Barnosky is a shareholder and co-leads the firm’s Hospitality &…

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky Will Co-Host MCLE “Hospitality Law Primer” Online Webcast

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Adam R. Barnosky, shareholder and co-lead of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Hospitality & Retail Services Practice Group, will co-host the MCLE online webcast, “Hospitality Law Primer: The 60-Minute Lawyer” with Kristen L. Scanlon of Scanlon Law LLC on May 14, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. The online webcast will feature the fundamentals of hospitality…

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Client Alert: Emergency Bill Authorizes Take-Out and Delivery of Beer/Wine for Licensed Massachusetts Restaurants

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On April 3, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker signed an emergency bill into law allowing take-out and delivery of beer/wine for licensed restaurants in Massachusetts. The authorization applies to any restaurant which currently holds a valid “all alcoholic beverages” or “malt and wine beverages” license approved by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission and issued by the…

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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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Client Alert: MA Governor Orders Prohibition Against On-Premises Bar and Restaurant Operations Due to COVID-19

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On March 15, 2020, stemming from concerns about COVID-19, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an order prohibiting on-premises bar and restaurant operations. The order, effective Tuesday, March 17 through April 5, 2020 (unless otherwise extended) states, in part “Any restaurant, bar or establishment that offers food or drink shall not permit on-premises consumption of food…

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RIW Presents Eat Your Words 2020: A Tasting Event to Benefit 826 Boston – POSTPONED

Postponed. We hope to reschedule September 2020. Along with the Boston Restaurant Group & Restaurant Trends, RIW is proud to present Eat Your Words 2020, a Tasting Event to benefit 826 Boston. 826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18. Join us for a night of…

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

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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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