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Proposed Tax Law Changes and You

The President and Congress are considering tax law changes in a number of important ways that may impact you, your business and your family. If a person waits until the changes become law, he or she will probably lose the opportunity to plan around them because they are effective immediately after they are signed or […]

A Look at the Future of Non-Competition Agreements – Practical Implications of the President’s July 9, 2021 “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy”

On Friday, July 9, 2021, the President issued a new Executive Order addressing efforts to be made at the federal level to promote competition within our economy. While this Executive Order covers a range of efforts to increase competition and decrease corporate consolidation in many public and private sector industries, the Executive Order’s position on non-competition […]

PLANNING FOR THE NEXT “NEW NORMAL”

With our Commonwealth’s occupancy limits and other distancing measures already lifted during Memorial Day weekend, many are wondering what more the June 15th end of Governor Baker’s emergency declaration will mean for us. How will officially ending this declaration affect our daily lives? To answer this question, it is important to understand that the emergency declaration […]

Massachusetts Court Holds Commercial Tenants May Be Relieved From Paying Rent Due To The Governor’s COVID-19 Orders

In February, the Business Section of the Massachusetts Superior Court ruled that a restaurant that was closed due to Governor Baker’s order barring restaurants from allowing on-premises consumption of food or drinks did not have to pay rent during the period of forced closure. UMNV 205-207 Newbury, LLC v Caffe Nero Americas Inc. In this […]

Local and Regional Economic Development Opportunities Under Massachusetts’ New “Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth”

You may have heard that Governor Baker recently signed House Bill H5250, entitled “An Act enabling partnerships for growth.” We have been closely reviewing this new economic development law, and we are excited to share with you that it contains a wide variety of economic development incentives for both SouthCoast businesses and residents generally, and the […]

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