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Our attorneys stay on top of industry news and changes in the law. Besides keeping clients informed of emerging developments, we’re often asked to provide comments to the press. Check out our latest commentary, learn what we’re up to and see what’s happening at the firm.

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  • July 8, 2020

    Publications

    Business

    Phil Olsen Serves as Contributing Author for 2019-2020 ABA Sales & Use Tax Deskbook

    Shareholder Phil Olsen authored a chapter for the 33rd (2019-2020) edition of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Sales and Use Tax Deskbook. Phil was responsible for Chapter 22, “Massachusetts Sales & Use Taxes,” of the ABA compilation. This edition contains the key principles and positions of each state, including citations to pertinent statuses, regulations, and case […]

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  • June 24, 2020

    Publications

    HR Strategies for Mitigating Risk in a Post-Shutdown Workplace

    On June 24, 2020, HR Exchange Network published Emily Crowley‘s article, “HR Strategies for Mitigating Risk in a Post-Shutdown Workplace.” The article provides HR professionals with tips for addressing some of the challenges businesses face in reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tips include staying informed, addressing accommodation requests with care, making expectations clear, remaining consistent, and always […]

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  • June 22, 2020

    Community Involvement

    Davis Malm Participates for the 10th Consecutive Year in American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart 5K

    On Friday, June 12, 2020, Davis Malm participated in the 13th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race to benefit the American Heart Association. The first-ever virtual event had 950 participants from law firms and companies in the Boston area, representing 73 teams. Runners and walkers have collectively fundraised $338,436 thus far. This was Davis […]

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  • June 18, 2020

    Speaking Engagements

    Employment

    41st Annual Labor & Employment Conference

    Shareholder Tamsin Kaplan served as a panelist at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s (MBA) 41st Annual Labor & Employment Conference on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The virtual conference, held by the MBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section Council, featured several panels of experts and judges who discussed the latest developments in labor and employment law, addressed issues […]

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  • June 16, 2020

    Firm Announcements

    Davis Malm Mourns the Passing of Retired Shareholder Robert J. Galvin

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert J. Galvin, a cherished colleague and trailblazer in condominium law. Bob practiced at Davis Malm for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2015. “Bob was an excellent and accomplished attorney, pioneering the condominium laws in Massachusetts,” said Davis Malm President Amy Fracassini. “He will […]

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  • June 12, 2020

    Speaking Engagements

    Business

    Annual Massachusetts Tax Update

    On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Davis Malm shareholder Phil Olsen served as a panelist at the Boston Bar Association (BBA) webinar, “Annual Massachusetts Tax Update.” Joining the panel was Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder and other officials of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, as well as experienced practitioners. Phil and fellow panelists discussed corporate excise, sales/use and personal […]

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  • June 11, 2020

    Publications

    Real Estate & Environmental

    Details Matter in Mass. Eviction Moratorium Law

    On June 8, 2020, the article “Details Matter in Mass. Eviction Moratorium Law” by Shawn McCormack and Sandy Moskowitz was published in Banker and Tradesman. In the article, Shawn and Sandy outline two acts signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During […]

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  • May 27, 2020

    Publications

    Davis Malm Attorneys Serve as Contributing Authors for ILN’s Labor Group Paper on Paid Leave

    Emily Crowley and Tamsin Kaplan served as contributing authors to the International Lawyers Network’s (ILN) Labor Group Paper on paid leave. This collaborative electronic guide, prepared by ILN member firms in 20 jurisdictions around the world, offers answers to the question, “Are employees entitled to paid leave due to COVID-19?.” In the guide, Attorneys Crowley and […]

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  • May 26, 2020

    Speaking Engagements

    Intellectual Property

    IoT, Big Data, AI and…What?…the Feds?

    On May 7, 2020, Dave Powsner moderated a panel for MIT Enterprise Forum’s (MITEF) Connected Things 2020: WFH Edition. The panel, “IoT, Big Data, AI and…What?…the Feds?,” discussed the competitive advantages and dangers of IoT, Big Data and AI, and whether now is the time for federal intervention in companies that harness them. MITEF’s Connected […]

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  • May 22, 2020

    Publications

    Massachusetts Debt Collection Ban Reversed: HOAs Can Resume Collection Actions

    In May 2020, “Massachusetts Debt Collection Ban Reversed: HOAs Can Resume Collection Actions” by Sandy Moskowitz and Courtney Simmons was published in New England Condominium. In the article, Sandy and Courtney discuss the implication of a recent ruling in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on condominium collections. In their decision, the court issued an order prohibiting […]

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