Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us25 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssJoshua M. Bowman quoted in The Real Reporter's article, HELP Hotel Program Draws Hundreds for Two-Day Boston Eventhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=39009&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate and Corporate Departments and Chair of the firm&rsquo;s Hospitality Practice Group, was quoted in <i>The Real Reporter&rsquo;s</i> article, &ldquo;HELP Hotel Program Draws Hundreds for Two-Day Boston Event.&rdquo;</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a terrific conference,&rdquo; says Josh Bowman, the Sherin and Lodgen partner who heads the firm&rsquo;s hospitality practice and was a panel member at the fourth annual program. &ldquo;It is national in scope, but all of the New England owners and operators attend, so it&rsquo;s a virtual Who&rsquo;s Who of leaders in the hospitality industry.&rdquo;</p> <br />News22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=39009&format=xmlDebra Squires-Lee quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "Door to post verdict juror contact opening - New conduct code takes effect July 1"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38981&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra&nbsp;Squires-Lee</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, co-chair of the Business Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups, and co-chair of the firm's Mentoring Committee, was quoted in <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>&nbsp;on April 20<sup>th</sup> 2015. The article, &ldquo;<a href="http://masslawyersweekly.com/2015/04/16/door-to-post-verdict-juror-contact-opening/">Door to post verdict juror contact opening - New conduct code takes effect July 1</a>,&rdquo; takes a closer look at the Supreme Judicial Court&rsquo;s changes to the Code of Professional Conduct that will be in effect July 1, 2015.</p> <p>In her Interview with <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>, Deb gives her thoughts on the upcoming changes to Rule 1.15 as well as practices that should be implemented in order to securely maintain client files.</p> <p>From the article:<br /> <br /> Debra A. Squires-Lee, a professional-liability attorney in Boston, said that the old rule was vague and that the extra guidance is welcomed. &ldquo;A lack of good communication is almost always a part of a malpractice claim,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s usually just good business [to communicate].&rdquo;</p> <p>....&nbsp;</p> <p>Further, a lawyer is required to &ldquo;remedy false testimony and false statements,&rdquo; an obligation that extends through final judgment or exhaustion of appeals. For Squires-Lee, that calls to mind the Ferguson, Missouri, prosecutor who learned after the fact that perjured testimony may have been presented to a grand jury that ultimately decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.</p> <p>....</p> <p>Squires-Lee said that Rule 1.15 has always laid down a straightforward, specific set of guidelines &mdash; now even more so &mdash; which lawyers at small firms and sole practitioners should &ldquo;know by heart.&rdquo; She suggested getting in the habit of reviewing the rule annually, if not more frequently.</p> <p>....</p> <p>Debra Squires-Lee, a professional-liability attorney in Boston, suggested three steps law firms should consider taking with regard to cybersecurity: auditing the outside entities, drafting agreements to bind non-lawyers to safeguard confidential information, and setting up a system that would indemnify the firm if a security breach were to occur.</p> <p>&ldquo;You can imagine a scenario in which, on a third-party server, there is sensitive scientific information, trade secrets or other confidential information,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Lawyers are the weak link in protecting that information. They need to double down on their vendors and are making sure they take every step [to safeguard it].&rdquo;</p>News21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38981&format=xmlIt's Personal - PR crisis managementhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38752&format=xml<p>In the April 6th issue of the <i>Providence Business News,</i>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, discusses the confidentiality complications executives often run into after calling in public relations consultants for crisis management.</p> <p>To read the article, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Personal &ndash; PR crisis management&rdquo;, please click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.do/3gtt">here</a>.</p>News08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38752&format=xmlChristopher R. Blazejewski to be honored at Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Awardshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38730&format=xml<p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="http://www.sherin.com/D6C897/assets/images/Chris_Blazejewski_headshot 2.jpg" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="right" alt="" border="0" width="180" height="160" /><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, will be honored&nbsp;at&nbsp;<em>Lawyers Weekly's</em> &quot;Excellence in the Law&quot; awards on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Chris is being recognized&nbsp;as a 2015 Up &amp; Coming attorney. &nbsp;</p> <p>Learn more about the event&nbsp;<a href="http://masslawyersweekly.com/excellence-in-the-law/">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>News07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38730&format=xmlNew blog post by Jane Errico: Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowanceshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38643&format=xml<p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent:0in"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1828&amp;format=xml">Jane Errico</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, explains several considerations tenants and landlords should make when negotiating tenant allowances.<br /> <br /> The blog post, &ldquo;Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances,&rdquo;&nbsp;can be found <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/362294/Show-Me-the-Money-Negotiating-Tenant-Allowances">here</a>.</p>News06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38643&format=xmlNew blog post by Jessica Gray Kelly: How to Avoid a Fee Dispute with Your Clienthttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38209&format=xml<p class="MsoBodyText"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica Gray Kelly</a>, an associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, outlines five ways to avoid fee disputes with clients in the Professional Liability Group's most recent post. &nbsp;The article, &quot;How to Avoid a Fee Dispute with Your Client&quot;, also discusses how to <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">successfully defend against excessive fee claims. <o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class="MsoBodyText"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Click <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/361592/How-to-Avoid-a-Fee-Dispute-with-Your-Client">here</a> to read the post.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>News09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38209&format=xmlNew blog post by Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli: Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explainedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38079&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7185&amp;format=xml">Sander A. Rikleen</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=6933&amp;format=xml">Jennifer L. Ioli</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation and Real Estate Departments,&nbsp;explain Massachusetts permit session jurisdiction in the Real Estate Department's most recent blog post. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/361400/Massachusetts-Permit-Session-Jurisdiction-Explained">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;News02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38079&format=xmlPaula G. Curry and Ronald W. Ruth present at the Boston Bar Association on "Rooftop Leasing 101: Solar and Cell Phone Towers"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38001&format=xml<div><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1798&amp;format=xml">Paula G. Curry</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, managing partner of the firm and co-chair of the firm's Environmental Law Group,&nbsp;presented at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bostonbar.org/">Boston Bar Association</a>&nbsp;on Monday, February 23<sup>rd</sup>.&nbsp; <div><br /> The session titled,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=16791">&quot;Rooftop Leasing 101: Solar and Cell Phone Towers&quot;</a>, focused on considerations to be taken&nbsp;when drafting and negotiating a rooftop lease, with a particular focus on solar and cell phone installations.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div>News24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=38001&format=xmlJessica Gray Kelly presents at the Boston Bar Association on "Litigation Practice & Strategy: What Every New Civil Litigator Should Know"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37932&format=xml<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica Gray Kelly</a>, an Associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, participated on a <a href="https://www.bostonbar.org">Boston Bar Association</a> panel on Wednesday, February 18<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The panel titled, &ldquo;<a href="https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=17472&amp;utm_source=CLEmailer&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=CLE17472-1">Litigation Practice &amp; Strategy: What Every New Civil Litigator Should Know</a>&rdquo;, covered important considerations and nuances of Massachusetts Civil Superior Court practice.<o:p></o:p></span></p>News19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37932&format=xmlNew blog post by William M. Dunham and Scott McConchie: NH Begins To Articulate The Scope Of In-House Privilegehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37812&format=xml<div class="hk_inner"> <p style=""><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1835&amp;format=xml">William M. Dunham</a>, associate in the firm's Litigation Department, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5859&amp;format=xml">Scott McConchie</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, discuss how a recent Supreme Court decision regarding &quot;In-House Privilege&quot; can be successfully used by smaller firms. <br /> <br /> Read the full post <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/360943/NH-Begins-To-Articulate-The-Scope-Of-In-House-Privilege">here</a>.</p> </div>News12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37812&format=xmlJoshua M. Bowman's article reprinted by a second publicationhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37321&format=xml<span data-mce-style="font-size: 12px;"><a data-mce-href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml" href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Corporate Department and chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 13.8000001907349px;">recently wrote an article for the December 19th issue of the&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://nerej.com/">New England Real Estate Journal</a>.<br /> <br /> </em>The entire article was reprinted on January 19th for the online publication, <em><a href="http://www.hotel-online.com">Hotel.Online</a>.</em><em><br /> </em></span><br /> <span data-mce-style="font-size: 12px;">To read the full article, &quot;Who should 'own' the hotel employees: No easy answers to that question&quot;, please&nbsp;click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hotel-online.com/press_releases/release/who-should-own-the-hotel-employees-no-easy-answer-to-that-question">here</a>.</span>News22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37321&format=xmlSara Jane Shanahan presents at the Boston Bar Association on "Evidence: Strategic Considerations for Summary Judgment And Trial"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37117&format=xml<p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent:0in"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a>, chair of the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups, participated in a Boston Bar Association panel on Tuesday, January 13<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent:0in">The panel titled, &ldquo;<a href="https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=16317">The Evidence: Strategic Considerations For Summary Judgment And Trial</a>&rdquo;, covered evidence considerations for both summary judgment and trial in Massachusetts state and federal court.<o:p></o:p></p>News16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=37117&format=xmlNew blog post by Thomas F. Maffei and Debra Squires-Lee: Lawyer's Lessons: Doing the Right Thing Pays Off...Eventually!http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36932&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra Squires-Lee</a>,&nbsp;partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair of the Professional Liability Group, discuss what a recent Appeals Court decision can teach attorneys in regards to mistakes and malpractice in the blog post,&nbsp;&quot;Lawyer&rsquo;s Lessons: Doing the Right Thing Pays Off &hellip;Eventually!&quot;<br /> <br /> Click <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/359945/Lawyer-s-Lessons-Doing-the-Right-Thing-Pays-Off-Eventually">here</a> to read the post.&nbsp;Articles13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36932&format=xmlProsecutor's admission in Ferguson case troubling in many wayshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36100&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra Squires-Lee</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair of the Professional Liability Group,&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>,&nbsp;partner in the firm's Litigation Department, recently wrote an article for&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly&nbsp;</i>on the false testimony submitted by the prosecutor in the Ferguson case.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the article&nbsp;<a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/DSL and CRB 1-5-14.pdf">here</a>.News08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36100&format=xmlNew blog post by Debra Squires-Lee: Ethical Withdrawal from Representationhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36047&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra Squires-Lee</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair of the Professional Liability Group, discusses what you need to know to ethically withdraw from legal representation in her blog post, &quot;Ethical Withdrawal from Representation,&quot;.<br /> <br /> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/359721/Ethical-Withdrawal-From-Representation">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;News06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36047&format=xmlNew blog post by Jennifer L. Ioli: What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinanceshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36021&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=6933&amp;format=xml">Jennifer L. Ioli</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation and Real Estate Departments,&nbsp;outlines the new energy use disclosure ordinances in her blog post, &quot;What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinances&quot;.<br /> <br /> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/359673/What-You-Need-To-Know-Boston-and-Cambridge-Energy-Use-Disclosure-Ordinances">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;</p>News05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=36021&format=xmlWho should 'own' the hotel employees: No easy answers to that questionhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35817&format=xml<span data-mce-style="font-size: 12px;"><a data-mce-href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml" href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Corporate Department and chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%;">discusses what hotel owners should be doing, in regards to their employees, to reduce the risk of non-compliance</span></span><span data-mce-style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;in the December 19th issue of the&nbsp;<em><a href="http://nerej.com/">New England Real Estate Journal</a>.&nbsp;</em></span><br /> <br /> <span data-mce-style="font-size: 12px;">To read the article, &quot;Who should 'own' the hotel employees: No easy answers to that question&quot;, please&nbsp;click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/JMB NEREJ Article (00574700).PDF">here</a>.</span>News22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35817&format=xmlBreakfast With The Bench: Hon. Nathaniel M. Gortonhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35665&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=6933&amp;format=xml">Jennifer L. Ioli</a>, associate in the firm's Litigation and Real Estate Department, discusses the Federal Bar Associations' breakfast featuring The Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton in the December 2014 Newsletter.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the article&nbsp;<a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/FBA Newsletter Dec 17 2014.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;News18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35665&format=xmlScott McConchie Appointed to Board of Bar Overseers Hearing Committeehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35621&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5859&amp;format=xml">Scott McConchie</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was appointed to the hearing committee for the Board of Bar Overseers (BBO) of the Supreme Judicial Court. He is one of twelve volunteer members and will serve a three year term. &nbsp;His term will start on January 1, 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.mass.gov/obcbbo/board.htm">BBO's hearing committees</a> hold reviews proceedings regarding complaints filed against attorneys and recommend the appropriate disciplinary action for parties found guilty.</p>News17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35621&format=xmlNew blog post by Margaret C. Kelty and Sander A. Rikleen: Take Advantage of the Massachusetts Personal Property Tax Exemption for Solar Installationshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35627&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=4788&amp;format=xml">Margaret C. Kelty</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7185&amp;format=xml">Sander A. Rikleen</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department discuss the&nbsp;<em>Forrestall Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Westborough </em>ruling&nbsp;in the blog post, &quot;Take Advantage of the Massachusetts Personal Property Tax Exemption for Solar Installations&quot;.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1791&amp;format=xml">Bethany A. Bartlett</a>,&nbsp;partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department and chair of the firm's Solar Energy Practice Group, also made contributions to the article.&nbsp;</p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/359251/Take-Advantage-of-the-Massachusetts-Personal-Property-Tax-Exemption-for-Solar-Installations">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;</p>News17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35627&format=xml