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RIW Hosts National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Real Estate Working Group

On March 13th Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Christopher Agostino and Michael Duffy hosted the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure (NICHI) at RIW’s office in downtown Boston.  NICHI’s founder William Golden gave a presentation to a gathering of local and state officials and Boston-based real estate professionals about the impact of…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, News

The 27th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar: Best Practices in a Changing Restaurant Landscape

RIW and The Boston Restaurant Group hosted our 27th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar on Monday, May 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center. This year’s seminar theme was Best Practices in a Changing Restaurant Landscape. There were over 200 people in attendance. Following the educational portion of the event was a networking reception with a…

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

Brexit and Trademarks – Strategies for Protection in the UK

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU, nicknamed “Brexit,” has been a roller coaster ride for trademark owners.  First, there was uncertainty as to whether owners of EU trademarks (EUTMs) or International Registrations (IRs) designating the EU would still have protection for their marks in the UK once the separation was complete.  The UK then negotiated,…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Intellectual Property

RIW Attorney Stacey Friends to Chair MCLE Session on Cease & Desist Letters

RIW Attorney Stacey Friends to Chair Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education live webcast session on Cease & Desist Letters on Wednesday, April 3. More Information.

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky will be a judge at the MRA’s 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational

RIW’s Adam Barnosky will be a judge at the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational , which is being held on February 12, 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. More information.

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Food halls and “micro-business” aggregation dominate downtown Boston

RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s recent article on Food halls and “micro-business” in downtown Boston was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. Check out the Full article. 

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At Your Service Newsletter: January 2019

In this issue on the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Article: Massachusetts Minimum Wage Changes For Tipped Employees Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events & Participation Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: January 2019

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RIW Real Estate Partner Michael Rosen advocates for the paramount importance of zoning bylaws in recent cannabis land use case

RIW Real Estate attorney Michael Rosen quoted in Lawyers Weekly article regarding Marijuana Business in Land Court. Full article.

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate, News

Massachusetts Minimum Wage Changes For Tipped Employees

Starting January 1, 2019, the “Grand Bargain” Law, in addition to increasing the minimum wage from $11 to $12 per hour, changed both the tip credit employees receive and how tip credit is calculated.  The changes in calculation could have a significant impact on restaurant’s payroll practices in the short term. The tip credit allows…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Employment Law

RIW employment attorney Dave Robinson quoted in Boston Herald article regarding Recreational Marijuana Legal Ramifications

RIW employment attorney Dave Robinson quoted in Boston Herald article regarding Recreational Marijuana Legal Ramifications. Full article. 

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