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Rudolph Friedmann attorneys Jonathon Friedmann and Eric Walz recently concluded a five-day jury waived trial in Suffolk Superior Court. The Judge issued a 27-page decision in our client’s favor. The plaintiffs sued our client claiming that the six-unit, four-story building it built pursuant to a building permit that had issued as a matter of right […]

By Annabelle Hentz, Law Clerk The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently upheld a Superior Court’s ruling that rent acceleration clauses are enforceable by commercial landlords against defaulting commercial tenants. Rent acceleration clauses allow for unpaid rent to constitute liquidated damages when a tenant defaults— regardless of the amount of unpaid lapsed time. Case Background […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. The selection process combines independent research, peer nominations and evaluations, with no more than five percent of each state’s attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and no more […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce that three of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and one attorney was selected for inclusion in the 4th edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. The following attorneys were named to the lists: The Best Lawyers […]

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly featured Bobby Rudolph in its August 14, 2023, issue in “Land Court judge rescues sale of property from improperly filed lis pendens.” The article highlights a case Bobby recently handled, Sharari v. Laura Road Holdings, which involved the sale of a residential property at 20 Laura Road in Newton, MA. The plaintiff […]

Jim Rudolph has been named a Massachusetts Go To Construction Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The “Go To Lawyer” award recognizes the top construction lawyers across the Commonwealth and highlights lawyers who are experts in their field. Attorneys were nominated by their clients and colleagues for their expertise in construction law, including signature accomplishments, representative […]

Jim Rudolph, the firm’s managing partner and a construction litigator, was quoted in “Building contractor’s suit against insurer revived” in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on April 13. The article discusses the Appeals Court’s decision in John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., where the court ruled the general contractor for a Boston construction […]

Commercial construction projects of $3 million or more are subject to the Prompt Payment Act, G.L.c. 149, §29E (“PPA”), which ensures prompt payment, or resolution, of disputes about, invoices for periodic payment made by contractors during the course of work. It requires owners to approve or reject periodic payment requests within 15 days after submission […]

We are pleased to announce that Sean Cullen has joined the firm as an associate. Sean is an experienced litigator with more than 15 years of experience. He has a successful track record in state and federal court defending against claims for alleged violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Credit Cost Disclosure Act (MCCCDA), the Fair […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s attorneys were selected for recognition on the 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. The selection process combines independent research, peer nominations and evaluations, with no more than five percent of each state’s attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and no more […]

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