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A certified letter arrives with a dreaded return address: “Board of Registration in Medicine, Wakefield, MA.” Now what? 1. Do not respond hastily. Resist the temptation to answer it yourself immediately, in the hopes that a quick response from you will result …

A recent 2021 decision rendered by the Appeals Court in Trustees of 10 Porter Street Condo Trust v. Cerda has clarified the rights of unit owners to protest the payment of fines and late fees associated with the payment of monthly condo fees. In the 1994 case …

A homestead declaration is a valuable tool, and we recommend it. It is simple and inexpensive and gives qualified homeowners a valuable shield against creditors’ demands. But there are limits to the protection that shield offers, as described in the recent dec …

 March 5, 2021    Education Law, Employment Law, Litigation, Sean LaPorta  

There is a lot of excitement about the release of various vaccines for the novel coronavirus and getting back to “normal.” However, there has been less discussion about what will happen on the road to “normal” – including implementation of the vaccines and whe …

 February 11, 2021    Employment Law, Hannah Konowitz, Milton L. Kerstein  

Beginning January 1, 2021, Massachusetts employees are eligible for a new state-offered benefit granting up to 26 weeks of job protected leave for medical and family reasons. Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) is a benefit separate from the federal government’s …

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, but this fall, the focus of many will be on the education system – both public and private, secondary and higher education. Now that schools and colleges have reopened, and after a summer where secondary and college adm …

 July 8, 2020    E. Steven Coren, Personal Injury  

If you watch television, you have probably seen those advertisements by automobile insurance companies promising that “you pay for only what you need” and similar claims. Did you ever think about why they advertise like this? It is for two reasons. The first i …

 June 18, 2020    Business & Corporate, Jeffrey N. Fink  

We have recently seen an increase in partner disputes and shareholder disputes in the age of COVID-19. The disruptions of 2020 are taking a toll on closely-held businesses. Why now? A few sets of stressors seem to be uncovering or exacerbating conflicts. Remot …

 May 27, 2020    Andrew L. Hyams  

Andrew Hyams won a reversal of a summary suspension at the Board of Registration in Medicine in 28 days, utilizing a legal procedure not included in the Board’s summary suspension regulation. In the past, it has taken doctors months and years to reverse summar …

Written by Robert Finkel, Jeff Fink and Milton Kerstein While COVID-19 continues to spread, the Federal Government has taken a number of steps and adopted many new programs to help businesses meet their needs in the face of today’s economic challenges. Paychec …

 August 28, 2019    Andra J. Hutchins, Education Law  

Many parents are shocked to find out that the private high school they are paying a sizeable amount of tuition for has much more discretion in terms of disciplining their child than a public school. Most public high school handbooks are similar and include sta …

Attorney E. Steven Coren represented a client in a case involving invasion of privacy and emotional distress claims against the client’s ex-husband and his sister-in-law for unlawfully accessing and disseminating her highly confidential psychiatric records. By …

Owner’s title insurance is an optional, one-time charge that insures title to real estate for as long as the insured owns the property, subject to policy provisions. Clients often ask whether they need this coverage, whether lender’s title insurance suffices a …

What obligation does an institution of higher learning have to its students? That is the key question facing a federal judge in Boston after a hearing in April regarding the abrupt closure and sale of Mount Ida College in 2018. KCL represents the former Mount …

 March 1, 2019    Criminal Law, William J. Morrissey  

Whether you are out with friends celebrating a promotion, catching up with old acquaintances or getting dinner with your significant other, being responsible with alcohol consumption is paramount. Unfortunately, that is sometimes easier said than done and mist …

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