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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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RIW Attorney Catherine B. Rossetti Attends Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

RIW Estate Planning Attorney Catherine B. Rossetti attended the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting as a member of the Board of Directors. Pictured: Jay Ash, former Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, current CEO of Massachusetts Competitive Partnership; Catherine Barton Rossetti, Esq.; and Massachusetts House of Representatives Minority Leader Bradley Jones, Jr.

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POSTED IN: News, Trusts & Estates

RIW Attorney Michael Rosen Named a 2019 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Congratulations to RIW Attorney Michael Rosen on being named a “2019 Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Michael will be honored at the Leaders in Law event.

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RIW Partners with Everybody Water

RIW is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Everybody Water to supply our internal conference room water. Everybody Water’s packaging is fully recyclable and is made from renewable resources sourced from replanted forests. The cap is made from sugar cane. This will reduce the amount of plastic waste generated, while a portion of…

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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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Retail and Hospitality Industries Potentially Impacted as Massachusetts Looks to Lead States Codifying Data Privacy Protections

Businesses operating in the retail and hospitality industries tend to gather a large amount of personal data. In addition to collecting employee data, as consumer-facing entities, retail and hospitality businesses typically gather large volumes of customer data. As such, businesses in these industries can see the significant regulatory impact when states look to make legislative…

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4 Key Legal Considerations When Choosing Your Restaurant’s Location

This article was originally posted on Boston Magazine. Starting a new restaurant requires months, if not years, of planning. From concept to financing, location scouting to staffing, the number of tasks is countless, and the hurdles never-ending. The most difficult issues arise not from the things you expect, but from the unknown and unanticipated like…

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Client Alert: Cannabis Control Commission Issues Quarantine Order on Vaporizing Products

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On November 12, 2019, the Cannabis Control Commission, through its Executive Director, issued a quarantine order on vaporizing products, based on the determination that vaporizers “pose an immediate or serious threat to the public health, safety, or welfare and the quarantine is necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare.” The order is effective…

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RIW Attorney Christopher Agostino Presented at the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Conference in Boston

On October 24, 2019, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner sponsored a conference hosted by the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure (NICHI) in Boston. More than 160 attendees gathered to learn more about the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the City of Boston and other communities surrounding the Boston Harbor. RIW…

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