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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 Business and Banking Litigation Attorney Roger L. Smerage Leads Legal Workshops at Folly Cove Intensive Entrepreneurial Seminar

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On July 13th and 20th, 2022, Roger L. Smerage led legal workshops as part of the Folly Cove Intensive, a week-long seminar held at Folly Cove Studio in picturesque Lanesville, Gloucester. The seminar is designed for small business owners who are seeking to grow and adapt their products or services. This year’s seminar focused on…

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The Industry Publication: July 2022

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Check out the full The Industry publication: July 2022 Edition

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Don’t Drown In the Tip Pool: An Overview of the Massachusetts Tip Pooling Statute

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Tip pooling is the practice of taking gratuities received from patrons and either pooling all or part of them to be distributed to other employees. It is the typical practice for restaurants, banquet facilities and other places where prepared food or beverages are served to implement some form of tip pooling as part of their…

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POSTED IN: Employment Law, Hospitality Practice Group, News

Cameron C. Graham Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Department and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group

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RIW is pleased to announce that Cameron C. Graham has joined the firm as an associate in the Corporate & Business Department and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Cameron has significant experience representing both privately and publicly held companies in a variety of industries. In her M&A work, she represents both strategic buyers and sellers.  In her general corporate work, Cameron…

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

The Industry Publication: June 2022

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Check out the full The Industry publication: June 2022 Edition

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Client Alert – Proposed Increase to Alcohol Retail License Cap

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Proposed Massachusetts Ballot Initiative Would Increase Retail Liquor License Cap A proposed ballot initiative is currently pending with the state legislature and, if the requisite signatures are obtained by the July 6, 2022 deadline, would appear on the ballot this November. The petition, titled “An Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to 21st Century Alcohol…

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POSTED IN: Hospitality Practice Group, News

Key Considerations for Restaurant Construction Contracts

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Restaurant owners are well aware of the financial risks associated with running a restaurant, especially after over two years of pandemic-driven impacts across the restaurant industry. Just as important, however, is an awareness of the financial risks associated with building the restaurant space in the first place. Although no contract can completely shield an owner…

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Appeals Court Issues Important Clarification of its Recent Prompt Payment Decision

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On June 24, 2022, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued a revised decision of its recent highly anticipated opinion affirming judgment in favor of RIW’s client, a general contractor, under the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act (the “Act”). The revision clarified a small, but significant part of the decision regarding whether an owner who has violated the…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Litigation, Uncategorized

RIW Alert: RIW Construction Group Wins Appeal Under Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act

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In a highly anticipated decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a $5 million judgment in favor of RIW’s general contractor client under a seldom-used law known as the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act. In November 2020, RIW construction law attorneys Bradley Croft, Kirk McCormick, and Roger Smerage secured summary judgment in Suffolk Superior Court in favor of their client in…

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