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  • September 16, 2019

    Publications

    Real Estate & Environmental

    Tax Traps for Foreign Real Estate Investors

    Bill Griffin‘s article, “Tax Traps for Foreign Real Estate Investors,” was published in the September issue of SumNews. The article identifies some of the most common areas where nonresident foreign investors may need specialized tax advice to avoid costly mistakes. Read the article in SumNews.

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  • September 9, 2019

    Alerts

    Employment

    Department of Family and Medical Leave Provides Further Guidance on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

    On October 1, 2019, the payroll tax for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML) will go into effect, following a three-month delay to give employers more time to prepare for the rollout of the program and for the newly created Department of Family and Medical Leave (the Department) to provide further guidance […]

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  • September 3, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Tamsin Kaplan Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Top Women of Law” List

    Davis Malm is pleased to announce that shareholder Tamsin Kaplan has been selected to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2019 “Top Women of Law” list. This highly coveted honor is presented to exceptional lawyers who are recognizable pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in their respective legal […]

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  • August 29, 2019

    Community Involvement

    Davis Malm Donates Back-To-School Supplies to Bedford’s Veterans Hospital for Children of U.S. Military Vets

    Davis Malm held a backpack drive to support the children of servicemen and women who are in-patients at the Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA, in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year. Over half of the firm’s attorneys and staff collaborated with Veterans Legal Services to collect and fill 47 backpacks with school supplies for elementary […]

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  • August 28, 2019

    Alerts

    Employment

    September 30th Deadline for Submitting Pay Data to EEOC as Part of EEO-1 Report

    Employers with at least 100 employees – or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in federal government contracts – have a deadline of September 30, 2019 to file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) a revised EEO-1 Report incorporating payroll data. The EEO-1 Report, […]

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  • August 20, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Davis Malm Submits Comments to Cannabis Control Commission Regarding Proposed Revisions to Cannabis Regulations

    In early July 2019, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) released proposed revisions to its recreational-use regulations, with public hearing statements or written comments due by Thursday, August 15, 2019.  Public attention has almost entirely focused on the proposal’s new social consumption, also known as cannabis cafes, and delivery-only license categories, but the proposal includes […]

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  • August 16, 2019

    Publications

    Litigation

    Where there’s a will…

    On August 15, 2019, Jim Gallagher was quoted in the article “‘Where there’s a will…” by Pat Murphy of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article highlights a recent win for Jim and his client in a Hampshire Probate & Family Court. In the case, Judge David J. Dacyczyn decided that artist James P. Hendricks had lacked the […]

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  • August 15, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Six Davis Malm Attorneys Recognized by 2020 Best Lawyers

    Davis Malm announces that six of its shareholders were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Published by Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers® is considered by many as the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. The following Davis Malm attorneys were recognized in their […]

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  • August 8, 2019

    Alerts

    Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Proposes Revisions to Cannabis Regulations

    In early July 2019, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) released proposed revisions to its recreational-use regulations, with public hearing statements or written comments due by Thursday, August 15, 2019.  Changes to medical-use rules were also released but are not addressed in this update.  Public attention has almost entirely focused on the proposal’s new social […]

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  • August 7, 2019

    Publications

    Business

    Ex-client accuses Bowditch & Dewey of $20M gaffe

    On August 7, 2019, Richard Hindlian was quoted in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article “Ex-client accuses Bowditch & Dewey of $20M gaffe” by Pat Murphy. The story discusses a recently filed complaint against the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey. A former client of the firm claims that Bowditch & Dewey did not provide proper or appropriate […]

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