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  • August 16, 2019



    ‘Death bed’ will of famed artist doesn’t pass smell test

    On August 15, 2019, Jim Gallagher was quoted in the article “‘Death bed’ will of famed artist doesn’t pass smell test” 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 […]

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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


    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



    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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  • July 31, 2019


    Landmark Win for Growers Who Wouldn’t Take “No” For An Answer

    On July 31, 2019, Rob Munnelly was featured on The Cannabis Reporter. The segment, “Landmark Win for Growers Who Wouldn’t Take ‘No’ for An Answer,” explains the obstacles the cannabis industry faces because of the many municipalities that do not yet allow cannabis. Rob discusses a recent land court decision in Charlton, MA, and how that […]

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  • July 30, 2019

    Speaking Engagements

    Ep 294 – Renaissance Man Dan Janis

    On July 18, 2019, Dan Janis sat down with The Boston Podcast‘s David Yas to discuss his law practice, his quest to run a marathon in all 50 states, and his love of music. Listen to the episode of The Boston Podcast. 

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  • July 29, 2019


    An Estate Tax Trap for Foreign Real Estate Investors

    On July 29, 2019, Bill Griffin‘s article, “An Estate Tax Trap for Foreign Real Estate Investors” was published in Banker & Tradesman. In the article, Bill provides tips to nonresident foreign investors on avoiding costly mistakes in federal estate taxes, such as setting up foreign irrevocable trusts to reduce the tax burden. Read the article […]

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  • July 22, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Davis Malm Celebrates 40th Anniversary as a Prominent Boston Law Firm With New Brand and Website

    Davis Malm is pleased to unveil a new brand and website to represent the firm’s approach to servicing clients efficiently and creatively, and with the agility necessary to handle any issue. The rebranding coincides with Davis Malm’s 40th anniversary, which the firm celebrated on May 1, 2019. Davis Malm President Amy Fracassini said, “For the […]

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  • July 12, 2019



    A New Direction For Commission-Only Compensation In Mass.

    On July 12, 2019, Emily Crowley authored “A New Direction For Commission-Only Compensation In Mass.,” published by Law360. Emily discusses a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision, Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC et. al., which ruled that commission-only employees are entitled to additional compensation for overtime and Sunday work. Read the article in Law360.

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  • July 11, 2019


    Regulatory & Administrative Law

    5 Ways to Bolster Cyber Safety and Minimize Risk

    On July 11, 2019, Rob Munnelly authored “5 Ways to Bolster Cyber Safety and Minimize Risk,” published by Corporate Compliance Insights. Rob outlines the things that every company should know about cybersecurity and steps companies should take to minimize the risk of harmful threats. Read the article in Corporate Compliance Insights. 

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