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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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POSTED IN: Hospitality & Retail Services, News

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines Alert

While the Massachusetts’ Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) does not officially go into effect until January 1, 2021, employers must notify employees by September 30, 2019 and begin deducting withholdings as of October 1, 2019. Unlike the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, PFML applies to all employers and may also include independent contractors. PFML offers…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Employment Law

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Served as Legal Counsel to Merrimack Valley Plastics for Envases USA Acquisition

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) is pleased to announce that client Merrimack Valley Plastics (MVP) of Methuen, Mass., was recently acquired by Envases USA. RIW served as legal counsel on the transaction, working closely with MVP to ensure a strategic and tax-efficient acquisition process. Over the past few years, MVP has enjoyed a close manufacturing…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorneys Michael Rosen and Bradley Croft Obtain a Precedent Setting Land Use Decision Affecting Cannabis Cultivation in Massachusetts

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) attorneys, led by Land Use Attorney Michael Rosen and Litigator Bradley Croft, obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting cannabis cultivation in Massachusetts. The ruling clarifies that the exclusion of cannabis from the definition of “agriculture” under MGL Chapter 40A, Section 3 (the Dover Act) applies only to the…

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

RIW Attorney Christopher Agostino Presents at National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure Boston Harbor Storm Surge Working Group

On July 31, 2019, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorney Christopher Agostino joined a panel of engineers, economists, and planners to present the case for a regional “Layered Defense” approach to protect Boston and surrounding communities from the effects of sea level rise and storm surge. RIW is a member of the National Institute for Coastal…

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Rion M. Vaughan Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Banking, Finance & Lending Department and Bankruptcy, Workout & Insolvency Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Rion M. Vaughan has joined the firm as a member of our Banking, Finance & Lending Department and the Bankruptcy, Workout & Insolvency Group. He focuses his practice on representing businesses and lending institutions in matters related to secured transactions, commercial real estate, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate…

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At Your Service Newsletter: August 2019

In this issue of the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Cannabis Update; Marketing Corner; Industry Trends/News; Client News; Events & Participation; Restaurant Trends Seminar Recap – Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: August 2019 Edition

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Cannabis Trends

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Massachusetts adult-use cannabis industry is nearing full swing, with over twenty Marijuana Retailers opened in the state or licensed to sell and dozens of other companies in the queue. Here is a rundown of the latest developments in industry. State Regulators Create (Eventual) Pathway for Cannabis Cafes While voters in Massachusetts approved “cannabis cafes” as…

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RIW Attorney Michael Rosen Receives Favorable Ruling for Solar Developer in Northbridge, Mass.

Attorney Michael Rosen and Ruberto, Israel & Weiner are proud to have appeared with Attorney Henry Lane in the matter of Northbridge McQuade LLC v Northbridge ZBA, et. al.  On June 17, 2019, the Court issued an unpublished decision ruling in favor of a solar developer for a site located in Northbridge, Massachusetts. In a…

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Roger L. Smerage Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Litigation Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Roger L. Smerage has joined the firm as a member of our Litigation team. His practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in the financial services, telecommunications, technology, retail, and energy sectors, among others. Roger also advises clients on consumer and employment terms and conditions, as well as…

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