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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently issued a noteworthy opinion regarding a property owners’ responsibility to remedy violations of the Wetlands Protection Act (the “Act”). The Court held that a local conservation commission may bring an enforcement action against a new property owner for up to three years following the property owners’ date of acquisition—even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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