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  • October 22, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Intellectual Property

    Davis Malm Strenghtens 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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  • October 17, 2019

    Speaking Engagements

    Andrew Myers Interviewed by the Boston Business Journal for the “Table of Experts: Business of Cannabis” Special Edition

    In September, Andrew Myers and three other cannabis industry experts sat down with Carolyn Jones, Boston Business Journal Market President & Publisher, to discuss the evolution of the recreational cannabis industry, challenges Massachusetts cannabis business face and the changing landscape of the industry. Read the featured article, “Table of Experts: The Business of Cannabis,” which appeared […]

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  • October 17, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    22 Davis Malm Attorneys Recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers

    Davis Malm is pleased to announce that 22 of its attorneys were named to the list of 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The results will be published in Boston magazine and in New England Super Lawyers, which is published by Thomson Reuters. The following Davis Malm attorneys were listed as Massachusetts Super Lawyers: […]

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  • October 15, 2019

    Speaking Engagements

    Intellectual Property

    Funding the High Tech/Medical Devices Startup

    Dave Powsner moderated the webinar “Funding Startups – the Boston Perspective” at the Licensing Executive Society 2018 International Annual Conference. Dave led a panel of entrepreneurs and angel investors on fund-raising for startups on the West Coast, guiding panelists through a story-based approach to the capital growth process, with entrepreneurs recounting the how’s and when’s […]

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  • October 10, 2019

    Firm Announcements

    Business

    Davis Malm Adds Accomplished Tax Attorney Phil Olsen to Business Practice

    Davis Malm is pleased to announce that Phil Olsen has joined the firm as a shareholder. Phil is a tax attorney who focuses on state and local tax consulting and litigation. He brings over 25 years of experience to resolving and litigating major tax controversies.  Phil’s experience spans nearly every area of state and local […]

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  • October 8, 2019

    Publications

    Employment

    Labor Department’s Proposed Rulemaking Increasing Salary-Level Test

    On October 8, 2019, Robert Kaitz‘s article, “Labor Department’s Proposed Rulemaking Increasing Salary-Level Test,” was published in Workforce. The article outlines an increase to the salary-level test effective in January 2020, which will make more than one million employees eligible for overtime premium pay, who are currently exempt. Read the article in Workforce. 

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  • October 3, 2019

    Publications

    Employment

    Home inspectors deemed “employees” for unemployment fund

    On September 26, 2019, Larry Casey was quoted in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Home inspectors deemed ’employees’ for unemployment fund.” The article outlined a recent decision by Quincy District Court Judge Mark Coven in Tiger Home Inspection v. Amante. The issue at hand was whether a home inspection company is required to make contributions to the state […]

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  • October 3, 2019

    Community Involvement

    Courtney Simmons Volunteers With The Food Project Through BBA Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

    On September 21, Courtney Simmons volunteered at The Food Project’s West Cottage Farm in Dorchester, MA as part of a Boston Bar Association (BBA) Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee community service event. Courtney and fellow volunteers collaborated with local youth to complete a variety of hands-on farming tasks, including planting, weeding and […]

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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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