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Adam Shafran and Jon Friedmann were co-lead class counsel in three federal class action lawsuits against Pepperidge Farm alleging that the company misclassified its distributors as independent contractors. Adam, Jon and their co-counsel represented all Pepperidge Farm distributors in Massachusetts, Illinois and California and a Federal Court in California recently approved the settlement of all […]

Bobby Rudolph recently represented a real estate developer in a civil lawsuit against its former project manager who was accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from his employer by paying fake subcontractor accounts on projects and then converting the funds into his personal bank account. Within days of discovering the theft by the employee, Bobby filed […]

Jon Friedmann recently represented Robert DeVoe as both trustee of R&M Realty Trust and individually in a case tried in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts (Lassman v. DeVoe, No. 18-01192, 2022). The case involved a commercial lease between Nouhad B. Bechara and Mona M. Bechara (“the debtors”) and R&M Realty […]

We are pleased to announce Preston Clinton has joined the firm as an associate. Preston represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation matters in state and federal court with a focus on business law, contract disputes, real estate, land use, employment law and personal injury. Committed to helping people who face a broad range of […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce the addition of associate Casey Sack. Casey focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Casey worked for a boutique law firm where she represented clients in professional liability claims and civil litigation matters. She handled uninsured cases, underinsured cases, and Chapter 93A […]

To protect their business interests, many employers include noncompetition clauses in their employment agreements, which place prohibitions on employees working for competitors or within the same industry after parting with their current employer. However, in October 2018 Massachusetts passed G.L. c. 149, § 24L, which governs noncompetition agreements. The failure to meet the requirements of […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce the addition of associate Brian Lynch. Brian helps entrepreneurs and business owners grow their vision from the ground up. He provides legal guidance on entity formation, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiations, business sales and acquisitions, and general commercial transactions. Brian has advised corporations, limited liability companies and non-profit […]

Jon Friedmann will discuss negotiation skills for civil litigators in a panel organized by the Social Law Library on January 13. In addition to Jon, the webinar will feature the Hon. Mark D Mason, Massachusetts Superior Court (moderator) and panelists the Hon. Bonnie H. MacLeod, (ret.), JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Maria C. Walsh, Esq., JAMS […]

Imagine you are a parent paying tuition totaling almost $50,000 a year to send your child to a to a well-regarded, pricey liberal arts college in southern Massachusetts. In the spring of 2020 COVID-19 hits, and the college closes its campus to students and transitions to “virtual learning” for the foreseeable future. As a result, […]

The North Chamber of Commerce named Rudolph Friedmann LLP managing partner James Rudolph a 2021 to its Academy of Distinguished Leaders at its Annual Dinner, which featured keynote speaker Governor Charlie Baker. The Distinguished Leaders award was created 10 years ago to recognize professionals who are making a significant impact on the North Shore through […]

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