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In the matter of Trustees of 10 Porter Street Condominium Trust v. Cerda, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has, for the first time, distinguished the types of condominium charges that must be “paid under protest” as a condition of challenging their propriety. Based on longstanding law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the appeals court affirmed the […]

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 […]

Federal and Massachusetts laws guarantee that no person shall be denied the right to work based on characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability/handicap, criminal record and genetic information (including family medical history). In order to comply with the law, employers […]

Many states and jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, have been prompted to re-examine their construction and design liability related laws in the wake of the Champlain Towers South high-rise condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida. One such law is under particular scrutiny in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 260, §2B (the “Statute of Repose”) generally prevents […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s attorneys were selected for recognition on the 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® 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 than 2.5 percent […]

Given the effects of Covid-19, the commercial real estate market has been interesting for commercial landlords and tenants alike. Landlords and tenants are both trying to evaluate the immediate and long-term future of their leased premises. Many landlords and tenants are taking advantage of the current market in an effort to better their long-term positions […]

The firm is pleased to announce James Rudolph has been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and Construction Law. Best Lawyers has been recognizing legal excellence for over three decades and is regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Best Lawyers compiles […]

The firm is pleased to announce Robert Rudolph has been included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Employee. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the […]

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was enacted by Congress in 1986 as a response to the emergence of computer crimes. Oftentimes in the employment situation when an employee leaves there is a claim that the employee took computerized materials with them and violated the CFAA. The United States Supreme Court recently narrowed the […]

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