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  • November 8, 2019

    Firm Announcements

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

    On November 7, Davis Malm shareholder Tamsin Kaplan was honored as a 2019 “Top Women of Law” at an award reception hosted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Tamsin was among the 56 women acknowledged as exceptional lawyers and recognizable pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in […]

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  • November 7, 2019

    Publications

    Employment

    Employee Handbooks: Benefits and Pitfalls for Employers in Higher Education

    On November 5, the New England Journal of Higher Education published an article by Emily Crowley and Courtney Simmons. The article, “Employee Handbooks: Benefits and Pitfalls for Employers in Higher Education,” discusses the importance of employee handbooks in higher education institutions and provides tips on how to craft a handbook to reduce the risk of legal problems. […]

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  • November 1, 2019

    Publications

    Employment

    Eye doctor cannot sue under Wage Act after practice breakup

    On October 31, 2019, Robert Kaitz was quoted in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Eye doctor cannot sure under Wage Act after practice breakup.” The article outlines the Appeals Court decision in O’Connor v. Kadrmas. The court decided that an ophthamologist, following the breakup of his Plymouth practice, could not proceed with a claim for treble damages under […]

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  • November 1, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Davis Malm Named to 2020 “Best Law Firms” Lists by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

    Davis Malm received multiple rankings in the Boston metropolitan market and the national market of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Following is a list of the […]

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  • October 31, 2019

    Community Involvement

    Rich Sampson Competes in 55th Head of the Charles Regatta

    On October 19, Rich Sampson competed in the 55th annual Head of the Charles® Regatta (HOCR) in Boston. Rich participated in the Men’s Senior Master Fours [50+] Division with his four-person boat representing the Cambridge Boat Club, the host organization of the HOCR. His team finished in sixth place with a time of 18:17.061. In […]

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  • October 30, 2019

    Alerts

    Recent Changes to Massachusetts Cannabis Regulations

    The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) recently released final revised recreational-use regulations, following a lengthy public hearing and comment review process.  The revised regulations (Revised Rules) will take effect after they are filed with the Secretary of State.  Key elements of the Revised Rules include:   SOCIAL CONSUMPTION/CANNABIS CAFES LICENSE CATEGORY PILOT A social consumption […]

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  • October 28, 2019

    Speaking Engagements

    Regulatory & Administrative Law

    Whither the Traditional Telephone Network?

    On October 15, Rob Munnelly moderated a panel at the annual Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) New England Chapter Current Issues Conference. This year’s theme, “Whither the Traditional Telephone Network?”, addressed the current status of, and future prospects for, the traditional incumbent local exchange carrier landline telephone network. The conference was held at the Boston […]

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  • October 24, 2019

    Publications

    What are the Business Regulations for Cannabis in Massachusetts?

    On October 24, Andrew Myers was quoted in the Super Lawyers article “What are the Business Regulations for Cannabis in Massachusetts.” The article outlines four important items to have in place when you’re hoping to open a cannabis facility in Massachusetts. Andrew emphasizes the complications of operating a business in the industry. Read the article on Super […]

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  • October 22, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Intellectual Property

    Davis Malm Strengthens Intellectual Property Practice With Addition of Dave Powsner

    Davis Malm is pleased to announce that Dave Powsner has joined the firm as a shareholder. Dave is an IP attorney, advising high-tech companies on a range of complex matters.  Applying a physics degree from MIT, computer programming experience and IP expertise, Dave provides practical guidance on patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, licensing and litigation […]

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  • October 17, 2019

    Alerts

    Employment

    Handling Requests for Time Off Under the BRAVE Act

    In August of 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Veteran’s Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement, otherwise known as the BRAVE Act. The BRAVE Act amended existing laws concerning Massachusetts veterans in a number of ways, some of which touch directly on the employer-employee relationship. Prior to the passage of […]

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