Not everyone can challenge the granting of zoning relief. Under the Zoning Act, MGL Chapter 40A, only a “ person aggrieved” by a zoning decision may appeal for judicial review of that decision. See MGL ch. 40A, §17. Such person who suffers some infringement of legal rights is said to have “ standing,” that is, […]

Until recently, Massachusetts was historically one of the worst states, if not the worst state, for a divorce. Prior to the most recently enacted alimony reform, alimony for the most part was considered a lifetime event. In an effort to reform and improve alimony, Massachusetts has now enacted new legislation called the Alimony Reform Act […]

Will Korman has been invited to conduct several presentations at the Oklahoma Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers this June at the Association’s Annual Seminar in Oklahoma City. Jon Friedmann recently celebrated his 30th year as an attorney, all of which have been with Rudolph Friedmann LLP or its predecessor, Gargill, Sassoon & Rudolph. Jon was […]

It has long been the law in Massachusetts that a corporation (or even an individual) can, under certain circumstances, be held liable for the debt of another corporation. This is commonly known as “piercing of the corporate veil.”

By Ashley M. Green, Esq. Understanding the New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code After almost 20 years of debate, new legislation has brought about significant changes to the probate process and procedure which will affect almost every family in the Commonwealth. Many of these new provisions concern intestacy laws, which are laws that govern who receives […]

A recent decision by the First Circuit will have vast ramifications for all restaurant owners in Massachusetts. In Matamoros v. Starbucks Corp., 2012 WL 5458443 (1st Cir. 2012), the Court held that shift supervisors (at Starbucks) did not qualify as “wait staff” eligible to participate in tips pools under provisions of Massachusetts Tip Act, M.G.L. […]

Rudolph Friedmann LLP Named 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm Rudolph Friedmann LLP is pleased to announce that we have been named a 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. This honor is awarded annually to firms with a minimum of 10 attorneys, at least 1/3 of which have achieved an AV Preeminent […]

In the aftermath of the 2008 recession, the bursting of the housing bubble, and the decline in the value of real estate, governments have taken various steps to assist and support homeowners in keeping their homes. In early 2009, under the authority of the Financial Stability Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of the Treasury […]

By James L. Rudolph It’s around this time of year when the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the air is crisp with the smell of a new semester that students all throughout New England, and particularly in this college town, begin to return from Summer Break to resume their studies. […]

By statute in Massachusetts, a negligence or other tort action for damages arising out of any deficiency or neglect in the design or construction of an improvement to real property must be commenced within three (3) years after the cause of action accrues (that is, when the property owner discovers or has sufficient notice of […]


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