Kane and Salsburg Co-Author MassBar eJournal Article on MA Appeals Court Decision

Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg co-authored an article entitled, “Massachusetts Appeals Court Declines to Extend Prohibition Against Contingent Fee Agreements with Expert Witnesses.”  The article appeared in the September 20th issue of the MassBar’s eJournal.

We invite you to download the Kane and Salsburg Article.

 

Marc Laredo Authors Mass Law Review Article: Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited

Marc Laredo published an article for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s publication Massachusetts Law Review, Volume 99, No. 3.  The article is entitled: “Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited.”  Marc discusses recent changes applied to long-time principles in this area of law. He states, “over the past decade, while the fundamental principles have remained the same, Massachusetts courts have refined and built upon principals and addressed previously unresolved issues.”

We invite you to download the full article: Massachusetts Law Review Volume 99, No. 3.

 

Letter of Instructions for Estate Planning

In the estate planning process, attorney Greg Englund provides this “Letter of Instructions” for you to give to your family and advisors. This letter provides a format to communicate about matters that require attention immediately after your death, in the settling of your estate and in the administration of trusts and other arrangements that continue after your passing. Please contact Greg Englund for more practical information regarding estate planning.

Letter of Instructions

An Introduction to Estate Planning

Attorney Greg Englund is an estates and trusts attorney with over 40 years of experience working with individuals, families, and business owners. Estate planning enables people to choose the arrangements that work best for their families. When you know all of the relevant choices, and then make your decisions, you will also achieve one of the paramount goals of estate planning:  peace of mind!

To make estate planning easier, Greg has crafted an ‘Introduction to Estate Planning’ document to get you started. Learn more: Introduction to Estate Planning

Marc Laredo Chairs CLE Program on Disputes in Closely-Held Service Businesses

Marc Laredo served as the program chair for a recent CLE at the Massachusetts Bar Association on January 25, 2017.  The CLE was titled, “Disputes Among the Owners of Closely Held-Service Businesses.”  It covered how disputes among the owners of closely-held service businesses threaten the daily operations and future viability of professional service firms.  The distinguished panel discussed the duties of owners to each other and the entity, as well as the accounting perspective both for planning and breaking up service businesses. Finally, the panel discussed remedies for resolving disputes when they do arise, with a particular focus on the benefits of mediation.

Disputes Among Owners of Closely-Held Service Businesses

 

 

Marc Laredo Chairs Program on Privilege

Marc Laredo served as the program chair for the recent Mass Bar Association CLE program entitled, It’s Confidential– Privilege Law in Massachusetts”.  The program focused on a variety of privileges, including the attorney-client, spousal, parent-child, peer review, doctor-patient, common interest and joint defense privileges.  The panel explained the concept of each privilege, providing practical tips for successfully asserting and defeating privilege claims.

Supplement to Mass Bar CLE

Matthew Kane Authors Mass Lawyers Weekly Opinion Article on Uber and Lyft

Matthew Kane authored an article for the September 19th edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly entitled, “For Uber and Lyft, a Set of Rules to Call Their Own.” The article discusses a new law in Massachusetts to regulate transportation network companies. The law creates new rules for TNC drivers and their vehicles that will gradually go into effect over the next 15 months.  For more information, or to get a copy of the full article, please contact Matthew Kane.

Uber and Lyft Mass Lawyers Weekly Article

Jessica Conklin Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Jessica Conklin, co-founder of BANG (the Boston Associates’ Networking Group), was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about the group’s creation and early success.  Published on May 16th, the article shares the origins of the group, whose mission is to provide a platform for associates in small law firms to connect.

BANG in Mass Lawyers Weekly

The Importance of a Written Agreement Among the Owners of a Family Business

When it comes to family, we don’t like the formality of a written agreement. Somehow, it makes everyone feel tainted, and too business-like. After all, if you can’t trust a family member, who can you trust?

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This article first appeared in Massachusetts Family Business, Summer 2014.

Is Confidentiality Really Forever Even if the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist?

Which is the right result? Does client confidentiality live forever? What if the client is an entity rather than an individual? Should public figures be treated differently from ordinary private citizens after death? Should there be some point in time—50 or 100 years—when the right to confidentiality expires? Who will enforce the privilege once all the participants are dead? These questions have important implications for attorneys, law firms, and corporate entities.

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This article first appeared in the American Bar Association – The Journal of the Section of Litigation Vol. 40 No. 3 Spring 2014.