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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 […]

Update: the Massachusetts Foreclosure & Eviction Moratorium Just Ended – What you need to know

Friends, As you may recall, earlier this year we alerted you to the fact that Governor Baker signed into law a new Act imposing a temporary moratorium on certain evictions and foreclosures in Massachusetts in response to the COVID-19 Emergency. Our summary of that law, including its scope and application, can be reviewed in our […]

Underinsured Motorist Coverage Limits – They Are Not What They Seem

Dear Friends, As you sit here today, do you know what coverage you have if an underinsured motorist hits you? You probably have a lot less than you think! What you probably don’t know is that your Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) coverage will only become available to you if your own UIM policy limits are higher […]

Resolving Complex Personal Injury Matters

Friends, Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting and working with Heather Bonnet-Hebert since she joined our firm in October of 2018. Since then Heather has been hard at work furthering her integration into our firm’s long-standing practice areas of civil litigation, real estate, business/employment and estate planning. She has also been advising […]

Summary of New Law Restricting Evictions and Foreclosures

Friends, As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you advised of new legal developments during the COVID-19 Emergency, we are writing to advise you that Governor Baker has signed into law a new Act imposing a temporary moratorium on certain evictions and foreclosures. Importantly, this new law does not relieve tenants from the obligation […]

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