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In today’s world, political discourse is rarely civil and can often lead to potentially tense and/or hostile disagreements. However, if an employee makes the choice to discuss hotly contested political topics in the office, could that employee be subject to discipline for his/her viewpoints, or does the First Amendment protect free speech and shield the […]

Perhaps more than others, small business owners have found it difficult to weather the sudden and seemingly endless rounds of shutdowns, restrictions, moratoriums, and reopenings. With fewer financial resources at their disposal and a steady upward trend of new Coronavirus cases, even with the almost-tangible feeling of hope that arrived with news of an effective […]

Jim Rudolph has been named a Massachusetts Go To Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The “Go To Lawyer” award recognizes the top business 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 business law, including signature accomplishments, representative cases […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce Eric J. Walz has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Eric has years of experience representing clients in complex franchise and automotive dealer class actions and other disputes, contract negotiations and terminations, and matters affecting franchise and dealer relationships. He also has significant experience defending companies and individuals in […]

We previously highlighted Jon Friedmann’s victory in a complex foreclosure case, which resulted in a six-figure verdict for the firm’s client in a jury-waived trial and an award of attorney’s fees and costs, the sum of which totaled nearly half a million dollars. The plaintiff in the case, a borrower who defaulted on a commercial […]

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” ranked Rudolph Friedmann LLP in the 2021 edition of “Best Law Firms” in the Boston Metropolitan Tier 2 category for Construction Law. Firms included in the 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” undergo a rigorous assessment process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from […]

Due to the pandemic, boat sales are up significantly this year. Before you buy or sell a boat, you should have a clear understanding of all your legal obligations, or risk running aground. Unlike other areas of the law, boating law is specialized and may require legal counsel that is knowledgeable about the business of […]

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in reliance on force majeure and other clauses in construction contracts due to delays caused by COVID-19, such as construction shutdowns and social distancing. This has caused construction projects to stop or slow, stopping or slowing payment, and has resulted in an increase […]

Jim Rudolph and Bob Shaer of Rudolph Friedmann LLP served as counsel to the sellers of a four-acre commercial Cambridge property to facilitate the $43.9 million real estate transaction that closed on September 30. The property, known as the Cambridge Distribution Center, is located at 67 Smith Place. It was a commercial condominium having 20 […]

Two recent decisions from the Massachusetts Housing Court revisited and clarified the importance of procedural details to landlords seeking to evict tenants. While the procedures reviewed dealt with residential evictions, the message is equally important in commercial settings. The first step to commencing an eviction is to provide the tenant with notice of his or […]

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