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Patrick Ford Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Group

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that Patrick Ford has joined the firm as an associate in our Corporate & Business Group. Patrick will focus his practice on advising clients with regard to a variety of corporate and business matters, including emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Patrick will also work with…

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Trusts & Estates Alert: COVID-19 and Your Estate: Planning Considerations During These Difficult Times

We find ourselves in an unwanted new world, some say a “new normal”. As the pandemic continues, here are some things to consider as part of your estate planning matters. It is particularly important to evaluate the choices of fiduciaries that you have named/nominated or will name in the following estate planning designations:   Your…

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Webinar Recording: Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry webinar last Wednesday. These are challenging times and we hope it was useful. As many people requested, we are enclosing a recording of the webinar in the link below for those who would like to review what was covered….

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POSTED IN: COVID-19, Events, Hospitality & Retail Services, News

Client Alert: SBA Issues Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) quietly released the revised Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (the “Long Form Application”) and the new Paycheck Protection Program PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (the “EZ Application”). The instructions included as part of the Applications provide borrowers with much needed guidance on…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Served as Seller’s Counsel in Major Technology Transaction

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner served as seller’s counsel for Privo IT, LLC in this transaction. Full details here. Privo, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) with offices in Boston and San Francisco, was acquired by Navisite. Navisite, based in Andover, Massachusetts, is a modern managed cloud service provider…

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Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry Webinar

The RIW Hospitality & Retail Services Group will host the Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry Webinar on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. WEBINAR INFO: Restaurant operators face a host of business and legal hurdles as the industry re-opens under Phase 2 of Governor Baker’s Re-Opening Plan. Please join restaurant industry…

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POSTED IN: COVID-19, Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

Client Alert: Enhanced Debt Relief Under the CARES Act – Leverage for Small Businesses

To date, much of the discussion regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (the “CARES Act”) has been focused on the provisions of its Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), which provides forgivable loans to small businesses based upon two and half months of their average payroll costs. The PPP has been incredibly successful in stemming…

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Client Alert: House and Senate Pass Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

On June 3, 2020, the United States Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act“), as passed by the House on May 27, 2020, amending certain aspects of the Small Business Administration Act and the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP“), created by Division A, Title I of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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Client Alert: Massachusetts State Courts Move Toward Resumption of Civil Litigation

Nearly three months after pausing civil litigation due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has released a new emergency order, effective June 1, 2020 (the “June Order”), that lays out the present plan for resumption of civil litigation. Although the June Order’s plan is contingent upon there being no further surges…

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Client Alert: Governor Baker Announces Restaurant Re-Opening Plan for Massachusetts

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At a press conference on May 29, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced a plan for re-opening restaurants throughout Massachusetts. Re-opening will commence during Phase 2, with a specific date expected to be announced the first week in June.   Below is a synopsis of the re-opening plan:   • The…

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