Get to Know Attorney Michael Cronin

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Michael Cronin recently joined RIW as an associate in the Corporate Department. Michael’s practice includes advocacy before zoning and planning boards, and representing clients in negotiations for acquisitions, sales, and leases of commercial and residential properties. Why did you become a lawyer? I love the analytical, problem-solving nature of the profession. As an undergraduate, I was a…

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Client Alert: New Law Authorizes Expedited Outdoor Dining Approvals and To-Go Cocktails for Massachusetts Restaurants

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On April 30, 2024, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey signed a new law that will expedite outdoor dining approvals at the local level and authorize licensed restaurants to serve cocktails “to go.”  The new law, titled “An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2024 to Provide for Supplementing Certain Existing Appropriations and for Certain Other…

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Get to Know Attorney Eric Shediac

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Eric Shediac recently joined RIW in the Banking, Finance & Lending Department and the Commercial Real Estate Group. His practice represents institutional lenders in a wide range of credit facilities including asset-based loans, equipment leasing, commercial and industrial-based loans, real estate and asset acquisition loans, and construction loans. He also advises his lending clients through…

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RIW Represents Sublime Systems In Securing Commercial Manufacturing Facility

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RIW congratulates its client Sublime Systems on securing a site for its first commercial manufacturing facility in Holyoke, a Massachusetts city known for its history of industrial developments. The Somerville-based company, recently named to TIME magazine’s list of America’s top green tech companies for 2024, created a process to make an environmentally friendly decarbonized cement that replaces traditional…

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The Impact of New Requirements and Guidance for AI Governance

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On March 28, 2024, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) released OMB Memorandum M-24-10, titled “Advancing Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management for Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence.” OMB issued this Memorandum pursuant to President Biden’s October 30, 2023, Executive Order concerning Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) (which I previously addressed in a prior article). The…

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RIW Represents Egeria in Acquisition of The Whitney Hotel

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RIW congratulates its client Egeria on completing its acquisition of The Whitney Hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill. The five-story, 65-room boutique hotel opened in 2019 and has quickly become a landmark in the historic neighborhood, featuring luxury accommodations and upscale dining at Peregrine, its Mediterranean-style restaurant and bar. RIW’s Commercial Real Estate attorneys Christopher Agostino, Adam Barnosky,…

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Get to Know Trusts & Estates Associate Megan Dean

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Megan Dean recently joined RIW as an associate in the Trusts & Estates group. Her practice focuses on estate and tax planning for individuals and families ranging from young clients who are beginning to acquire wealth to high net worth clients seeking to preserve multigenerational wealth. Why did you become a lawyer? I became a…

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SJC Upholds Decision Allowing Trial Courts to Impose Time Limits on Presentation of Evidence at Trial

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In issuing its opinion in Babaletos v. Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., et al., 493 Mass. 460 (2024), the SJC held that a judge “has broad discretion over setting a schedule for the presentation of evidence, so long as exercise of that discretion is reasonable and does not interfere with a party’s right to present his…

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RIW’s Women Attorneys Reflect on Life and Law

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For International Women’s Day, our female attorneys took time to reflect on the life experiences that brought them to where they are today and how that experience lends itself to success in their various practice areas. Read more below:   Kelly Caralis Co-Chair: Hospitality Practice Group; Member: Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Business, Emerging Companies,…

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Get to Know Corporate Associate Colby Trace

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Colby Trace recently joined RIW’s Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Banking Groups as an associate. He guides private businesses through complex change of control transactions, representing buyers and sellers in both strategic and financial transactions. Learn more about him and his career path in this Q&A. Why did you become a lawyer? I became a…

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