Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

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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Client Alert: Massachusetts House Passes Cannabis Bill to Regulate Host Community Agreements

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On February 5, 2020, the Massachusetts House approved a bill that would regulate host community agreements and related caps on payments from marijuana companies. If the bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would grant the Cannabis Control Commission authority to review and regulate host community agreements as part of the…

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky Article Featured in the New England Real Estate Journal

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An article by RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky is featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. The article, “Adaptive reuse and the modernization of the New England shopping mall,” discusses how redevelopment and adaptive reuse are key to the successful transformation of defunct shopping malls into modern mixed-use destinations in the decade ahead. Read the…

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At Your Service Newsletter: December 2019

In this issue of the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Articles: • Hospitality & Retail Industries Potentially Impacted as Massachusetts Looks to Lead States Codifying Data Privacy Protections • Cannabis Cafes & Home Delivery Approved by State Regulators • 4 Key Legal Considerations When Choosing Your Restaurant’s Location • Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events…

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