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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  On June 17, 2019, the Court issued an unpublished decision ruling in favor of a solar developer for a site located in Northbridge, Massachusetts.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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Top Three Things Brand Owners Need to Know About the Changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act

On June 17th a new Trademark Act will take effect in Canada. While there are many changes, there are three that brand owners should consider with regard to their current trademark portfolio in Canada, as immediate action may be advisable. 1) No Use Requirements – Declarations of use will no longer be required (in fact…

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Michael J. Barone, Jr. Joins RIW in the Commercial Real Estate Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Michael J. Barone, Jr. has joined the firm in the Commercial Real Estate group. His practice will cover the areas of real estate transactions, leasing, and zoning and land use.  Mike has significant experience guiding clients through the process of IRC §1031 tax deferred exchanges, including the sale of…

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Podcast: Estate Planning Attorney Bill Friedler on life, the law… and good reasons for attending to your estate planning matters

Podcast: Estate Planning Attorney Bill Friedler on life, the law… and good reasons for attending to your estate planning matters. Listen to the full Podcast here.

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RIW Attorneys Obtain Precedent Setting Cannabis Land Use Decision

Ruberto Israel & Weiner attorneys Michael Rosen, Bradley Croft and Mike Duffy obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting zoning bylaws. The decision benefits land development generally, with a particular emphasis on recently adopted Massachusetts cannabis laws. The full text of the ruling can be found here. See recent articles: Boston Business Journal Lawyers…

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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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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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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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