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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POSTED IN: Hospitality Practice Group, News

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

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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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Litigation

Ari N. Stern Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner as a Shareholder in the Litigation Department and in the Franchise Law and Hospitality Practice Groups

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RIW is pleased to announce that Ari Stern has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Litigation Department and in the Franchise Law and Hospitality Practice Groups. Ari utilizes a pragmatic, interest-based approach to assist companies and executives in high-stakes commercial and employment disputes. Ari is a nationally-recognized franchise attorney whose expertise and leadership are a valuable addition to a…

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POSTED IN: Franchise Law, Hospitality Practice Group, Litigation, News

RIW Attorney Jeremy Y. Weltman to Host Strafford’s Upcoming Webinar about Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases

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We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Y. Weltman will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live video webinar, “Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorsements, Subrogation Waivers” scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Indemnification agreements are widely used to shift risk in a variety of real estate transactions. Real…

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POSTED IN: Commercial Real Estate, News

Kirk J. McCormick Named Chair of RIW’s Construction Law Group

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Kirk J. McCormick has been named Chair of RIW’s Construction Law Group. For over 20 years, Kirk has represented general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, owners, architects, and engineers throughout the United States on public and private construction projects. He has extensive experience with federal, state, and local government contracts, as well as a wide variety of…

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POSTED IN: Construction Law, Litigation, News

RIW Litigation Team Argues Three Appeals in One Week

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RIW’s Litigation Team, led by Chair Bradley Croft, argued three separate appeals – two before the Appeals Court and one before the Supreme Judicial Court – during a single week earlier this month. The cases included an appeal from a summary judgment which RIW secured for its general contractor client under the Massachusetts Prompt Payment…

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POSTED IN: Litigation, News

The Massachusetts Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act – An Enforcement Tool, Not a Limitations Device

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The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently clarified how judgments from other states can be enforced against assets located in Massachusetts pursuant to the Massachusetts Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (the “Act”). Enacted in 2019 and codified at M.G.L. c. 218, § 4A, the Act brings Massachusetts in line with an overwhelming majority of states that have enacted…

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POSTED IN: Litigation, News

The Industry Publication: January 2022

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Check out the full The Industry Publication: January 2022 Edition.

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Hospitality Practice Group, News, The Industry