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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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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, News

Lena Finnerty DeLuca Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Litigation Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Lena Finnerty DeLuca has joined the firm as an associate in our Litigation Department. Lena’s practice focuses on representing individual and institutional clients in areas including commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, land use, and employment matters. Lena’s diverse background includes jury trial experience as both lead and second-chair…

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RIW Attorneys Receive 2019 Super Lawyers Recognition

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner congratulates Bradley L. Croft, Bill Friedler, Adam Barnosky, and Michael J. Barone, Jr. for being recognized as a part of the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Bradley Croft has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation for the seventh consecutive year. Bill Friedler has been recognized as a…

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Client Alert: Guilty Plea by City Hall Staffer Leads to Calls for Reform

Several members of the Boston City Council have proposed various reforms to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) and Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) following widespread news coverage of a City Hall staffer’s guilty plea in connection with an alleged $50,000 bribe meant to influence the ZBA. Subsequent investigations have revealed potential conflicts…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, News

Client Alert: Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Issued Advisory Regarding “7-Store Limit” Increase

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The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issued an advisory regarding the off-premise “7-Store Limit” increase, effective January 1, 2020. This law increases the number of off-premise licenses any person or combination of persons may hold, directly or indirectly, in Massachusetts from 7 to 9. Click here to read the full advisory. Adam Barnosky is the…

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Alison Albanese Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

RIW is pleased to announce that Alison Albanese has joined the firm as an associate of our Corporate & Business Law group. Alison will also work with RIW’s Banking, Finance & Lending and Commercial Real Estate teams. She has served as counsel to a wide range of businesses, including representing clients in commercial real estate transactions, corporate…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, News

Cannabis Cafes and Home Delivery Approved by State Regulators

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On Tuesday, September 24, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted to approve a highly-regulated home delivery program for adult-use cannabis, as well as a pilot program for cannabis cafes. While voters approved home deliveries and cannabis cafes as part of the 2016 adult-use ballot initiative, regulations were initially delayed while the CCC opted to focus…

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Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Issues Emergency Regulation Regarding Licensee “Inducements”

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September 12, 2019 Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issues emergency regulation regarding “Inducements”. Order to take effect immediately, which prohibits the receipt of inducements by any person or company licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click here for the full text of the regulation. Adam Barnosky is the Co-Leader of RIW’s Hospitality…

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