Imagine you receive an email from a known creditor containing an invoice for an account payable. The email contains instructions for you to pay the invoice through an accredited clearing house (“ACH”). The email further contains the creditor’s bank account information for depositing the ACH payment. You pay the invoice by depositing the ACH payment […]

Since the gruesome May 5, 2017, double murder of two doctors in their penthouse South Boston condominium unit, multiple lawsuits have ensued. The murderer, now convicted of two charges of first-degree murder, lurked inside the 11th-floor hallway of the condominium and attacked one of the victims when she returned home. The murderer had worked in […]

For anyone involved in a privately-owned company, where shareholders or members and decision makers are often one in the same – don’t miss this insightful program. Whether you are contemplating a private company as your business model or you are an owner in such an entity, you need a basic knowledge of the rights and […]

by James L. Rudolph Shareholders, officers and directors of Massachusetts corporations, as well as their lawyers, will be guided by a recent decision of the Supreme Judicial Court for years to come. Justice Margot Botsford, in one of her last and finest written opinions, neatly clarified the law on suits for breach of corporate fiduciary […]

by Adam J. Shafran On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court approved and submitted to Congress proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”). The FRCP are the procedural rules which govern every civil lawsuit brought in any federal court in the United States. These amendments, which took effect on December 1, […]

by James L. Rudolph, Esq. As a small business grows, it is not unusual for a critical or key employee to ask the owner for stock in the company, or for an owner to believe that providing stock to key employees is appropriate, and may even be necessary to keep the employee. For a restaurant […]

by Robert P. Rudolph The attorney-client privilege is a well-established concept that protects certain communications between a client and his/her attorney, preventing the attorney from being compelled to disclose those communications or testify about them in court. The attorney-client privilege solidifies the trust which is the hallmark of the attorney-client relationship. However, a client can […]

by James L. Rudolph, Esq. and Robert P. Rudolph, Esq. In a first of its kind ruling by a Massachusetts Superior Court judge providing guidance on the applicability of the integrated enterprise and joint employer theories to Massachusetts Wage Act claims, the Honorable Bruce R. Henry has held that restaurant managers who worked for the […]

Jim Rudolph, managing partner of Rudolph Friedmann, LLP, was quoted in “Shareholder challenge to EMC sale blocked” in the January 20 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article discusses IBEW Local No. 129 Benefit Fund v. Tucci, et al, a case of first impression in the Massachusetts Superior Court, which found that shareholders of EMC […]

By James L. Rudolph, Esq. Many companies are initially organized as a “close” corporation, in which shareholders and decision makers are often one in the same. Under most state laws, the shareholders in a close corporation enjoy certain rights and have obligations that are unique.  Therefore, a basic knowledge of these rights and obligations is […]


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