Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssDeborah Howitt Easton presents at Suffolk Univeristy seminar on Green Leasinghttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34494&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1801&amp;format=xml">Deborah Howitt Easton</a>, a partner in the Real Estate Department,&nbsp;presented as a guest speaker at a Suffolk University seminar on Green Leasing. The presentation was on the subject of Green Leasing for the Anatomy of a Sustainable Real Estate. The purpose of the seminar, hosted by Suffolk University, was to teach&nbsp;the why and how of real estate project sustainability and management. With still two&nbsp;remaining meetings on November 5th and 12th, it's not something those interested in the public and private development process should miss.03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34494&format=xmlEmployment Alert: Attorney General Advisory on Newly Enacted Domestic Violence Employment Leave Lawhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34488&format=xml<p>Read the October 2014 Employment Alert where <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=6933&amp;format=xml">Jennifer L. Ioli</a>, an associate in the firm's Litigation Department,&nbsp;discusses the Domestic Violence Employment Leave Law.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/October 2014 Employee Alert.html">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the alert.</p>Newsletters30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34488&format=xmlFor law firms, rogue attorneys present riskhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34479&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1835&amp;format=xml">William M. Dunham</a>,&nbsp;associates in the firm's Litigation Department, recently wrote an article for&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly&nbsp;</i>on why law firms should take a second look at how they supervise the lawyers who work for them.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the article&nbsp;<a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Sherin Lodgen - PDF FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.Articles29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34479&format=xmlNew blog post by Edward S. Cheng and Thomas W. Kirchofer: Keep Calm and Carry On - What to Do With a Letter From Bar Counselhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34445&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1795&amp;format=xml" title="Edward S. Cheng" target="_self">Edward S. Cheng</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1810&amp;format=xml" title="Thomas W. Kirchofer" target="_self">Thomas W. Kirchofer</a>,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department analyze what to do if the Board of Bar Overseers contacts your firm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/357136/Keep-Calm-and-Carry-On-What-to-Do-With-a-Letter-From-Bar-Counsel" target="_blank">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.</p>News27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34445&format=xmlJoshua M. Alper quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on Glovsky v. Roche Bros. Supermarkets Inc.http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34451&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on the court&rsquo;s ruling in&nbsp;<i>Glovsky v. Roche Bros. Supermarkets Inc.</i><i>&nbsp;&nbsp;</i>The article was entitled, &ldquo;SJC eases political signature-gathering&quot;.</p> <p>Read the article by&nbsp;clicking <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/SJC eases political signature-gathering.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p>But Joshua M. Alper, a real estate lawyer at Sherin &amp; Lodgen in Boston, said <i>Glovsky</i>&nbsp;is a logical extension of&nbsp;<i>Batchelder</i>&nbsp;and not a substantial burden on retailers, especially those that eliminate consumer trips to other locations by providing everything from banking to bananas.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a balancing test, where a limited right to solicit signatures on private property is recognized, and it moves the case law a bit,&rdquo; Alper said. &ldquo;Supermarkets now contain all kinds of things that they didn&rsquo;t use to contain. They&rsquo;re no longer merely grocery stores, and they like us to think of them as one-stop shopping places.&rdquo;</p> <p>Alper also noted that the SJC left room for retailers to place reasonable restrictions on the location, time and manner in which the nominating signatures may be sought and to post signs in the area disavowing any association with potential political candidates.</p> <p>&ldquo;They already have reasonable restrictions and practices for things like Girl Scout cookie sales,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s done all the time, and they work it out.&rdquo;</p>News27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34451&format=xmlNew blog post by Thomas P. Gorman: Preexisting, Nonconforming Uses and Structures: A Recent Appeals Court Clarificationhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34405&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1805&amp;format=xml">Thomas P. Gorman</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, discusses the court&rsquo;s decision in&nbsp;<i>Welch-Philippino v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Newburyport&nbsp;</i>in his blog post, &ldquo;Preexisting, Nonconforming Uses and Structures: A Recent Appeals Court Clarification&quot;,</p> <p><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/356957/Preexisting-Nonconforming-Uses-and-Structures-A-Recent-Appeals-Court-Clarification" target="_blank">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.</p>News22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34405&format=xmlLegal Malpractice Lawyers Obtain Superior Court Decisionhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34311&format=xml<p>Sherin and Lodgen attorneys <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1795&amp;format=xml">Edward S. Cheng</a> and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1810&amp;format=xml">Thomas W. Kirchofer</a> persuaded a Suffolk Superior Court judge to dismiss a recent legal malpractice case arising out of the Defendant lawyer&rsquo;s representation of the Plaintiffs in a construction lawsuit in the U.S. District Court.</p> <p>The Court granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings, dismissing all counts against the Defendant lawyer. The Court determined that the Plaintiff&rsquo;s malpractice claims were barred by the three-year statute of limitations.&nbsp; The Court ruled that the Plaintiffs&rsquo; complaint established that they were well aware of the acts of alleged malpractice more than three years before they brought suit.&nbsp; The Court rejected the Plaintiffs&rsquo; argument that they had no knowledge of the supposed harm done by the Defendant lawyer until much later, noting that the Plaintiffs lost a jury verdict in the federal trial three years and nine days before they brought suit.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Court also ruled that the Plaintiffs had failed to plead a Chapter 93A violation because their allegations amounted to, at most, negligence, which is insufficient to form a basis for 93A liability. &nbsp;</p>News17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34311&format=xmlCLE Breakfast with Chief Judge Bailey: Bankruptcy Topics for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneyshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34255&format=xml<div><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, analyzes a recent CLE Breakfast in the Federal Bar Associations' 2014 Summer Newsletter.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the article&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fedbar.org/Image-Library/Chapters/Massachusetts-Chapter/Newsletters/summer-2014.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;</div>News15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34255&format=xmlFBA's Inaugural Women in the Law Conferencehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34256&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' Women in the Law Confreence that took place in Washington, DC in the FBA's 2014 Summer Newsletter.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the article&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fedbar.org/Image-Library/Chapters/Massachusetts-Chapter/Newsletters/summer-2014.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;News14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34256&format=xmlSara Jane Shanahan elected to the Boston Bar Association's Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointmentshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34257&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a>, vice chair of the firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of the Business Litigation and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups, has been selected&nbsp;to serve as a representative on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Sara is an active member of the BBA and the Boston legal community. &nbsp;Sara is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a member of the Boston Bar Foundation&rsquo;s Society of Fellows, and a member of the Massachusetts Advisory Council for the New England Legal Foundation. &nbsp;Sara will also continue her 3-year term as a member of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bostonbar.org/" target="_blank">Boston Bar Association</a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;2014-2015 Council.<br /> <br /> The Boston Bar Association Council is in essence the board of directors of the BBA. There are 34 people on the Council: five officers, the immediate past-president of the BBA, the President of the Boston Bar Foundation, and 27 members at large. Council members strive to uphold the mission of the BBA: To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large. For the full list of council members, please&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bostonbar.org/about-us/officers-council" target="_blank">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> To learn more, read Sara&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">bio</a>&nbsp;and connect with her on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarajaneshanahan" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.News14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34257&format=xmlNew blog post by Joshua M. Alper: SJC Decision Permits Solicitation of Nominating Signatures at Supermarket Entrancehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34249&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, discusses the court&rsquo;s decision in <em>Glovsky vs. Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Inc.</em>&nbsp;in his blog post, &ldquo;SJC Decision Permits Solicitation of Nominating Signatures at Supermarket Entrance.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/356641/SJC-Decision-Permits-Solicitation-of-Nominating-Signatures-at-Supermarket-Entrance" target="_blank">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.</p>News14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34249&format=xmlNew blog post by Peter Friedenberg: Recent Changes to the Law of Private Construction Contracts - Your Government is Here to Help You Againhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33532&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>, chair of the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, discusses the upcoming changes in the law of private construction contracts. &nbsp;Read more about how these changes will affect you in his recent post, &quot;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/356083/Recent-Changes-to-the-Law-of-Private-Construction-Contracts-Your-Government-is-Here-to-Help-You-Again">Recent Changes to the Law of Private Construction Contracts - Your Government is Here to Help You Again.</a>&quot; <h3 class="title" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 10px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 21.6000003814697px; color: rgb(3, 65, 107); font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</h3>News03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33532&format=xmlProfessional Liability Newsletter: Social Media and Spoliation, Social Media Ethical Guidelines, Announcementshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33516&format=xmlRead the October 2014 issue of Sherin and Lodgen's Professional Liability Newsletter:<br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/355694/Social-Media-and-Spoliation-Can-A-Client-Delete-Her-Facebook-Posts">Social Media and Spoliation - Can a Client Delete Her Facebook Posts?</a></li> <li><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/348783/Social-Media-Ethical-Guidelines-What-Lawyers-Need-to-Know">Social Media Ethical Guidelines - What Lawyers Need to Know</a></li> </ul> <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Oct 2014.HTML">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the newletter.<br type="_moz" /> <br type="_moz" />Newsletters02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33516&format=xmlSeven Sherin and Lodgen attorneys selected as The Best Lawyers in America 2015http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33479&format=xml<p>Seven lawyers from Sherin and Lodgen were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in&nbsp;<i>The Best Lawyers in America</i>&reg; 2015.</p> <ul type="disc"> <li><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>&nbsp;(Real Estate Law)</li> <li><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1808&amp;format=xml">Douglas M. Henry</a>&nbsp;(Real Estate Law)</li> <li><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1809&amp;format=xml">Richard J. Kaitz</a>&nbsp;(Real Estate Law)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a>&nbsp;(Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law)</li> <li><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1819&amp;format=xml">Robert J. Muldoon</a>&nbsp;(&ldquo;Bet-the-Company&rdquo; Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants)</li> <li><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7185&amp;format=xml">Sander A. Rikleen</a> (Real Estate Law)</li> <li><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>&nbsp;(Environmental Law)</li> </ul> <p>Since its inception in 1983,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bestlawyers.com/" target="_blank"><i>Best Lawyers</i></a>&nbsp;has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because&nbsp;<i>Best Lawyers</i>&nbsp;is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in&nbsp;<i>Best Lawyers</i>&nbsp;is considered a singular honor.&nbsp;<i>Corporate Counsel</i>&nbsp;magazine has called&nbsp;<i>Best Lawyers</i>&nbsp;&ldquo;the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.&rdquo;</p>News30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33479&format=xmlNew blog post by Scott McConchie: Social Media and Spoliation - Can A Client Delete Her Facebook Posts?http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33410&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, discusses the dangers of social media posts and the law.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/355694/Social-Media-and-Spoliation-Can-A-Client-Delete-Her-Facebook-Posts">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the post, &quot;Social Media and Spoliation &ndash; Can A Client Delete Her Facebook Posts?&quot;</p>News29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33410&format=xmlNew blog post by Anthony L. DeProspo: Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails tohttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33365&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1799&amp;format=xml">Anthony L. DeProspo</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate Litigation Practice Group, analyzes the Appeals Court decision in <em>Allen v. Allen</em>.</p> <p>Read the post, <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/355652/Recorded-Deed-with-Defective-Acknowledgement-Fails-to-Provide-Constructive-Notice-to-Third-Parties?Preview=true">&ldquo;Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Parties&quot;</a>.</p>News24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=33365&format=xmlEdward M. Bloom quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on US Bank National Association vs. Schumacherhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=32141&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1792&amp;format=xml">Edward M. Bloom</a>, partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, was quoted in <em>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</em> on June 18th. &nbsp;The article, &quot;Post-foreclosure eviction case reopened after SJC ruling,&quot; discusses the reconsideration of an eviction&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">case between US Bank National Association and Schumacher</span>.<br /> <br /> Read the article <a href="http://www.sherin.com/D6C897/assets/files/News/Bloom%20-%20MLW.pdf">here</a>.News18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=32141&format=xmlSander A. Rikleen attends ABA Thurgood Marshall Award Dinnerhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31973&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, attended the American Bar Association's 2014 Thurgood Marshall Award Dinner. &nbsp;The event took place on August 9th at the Westin Copley Place hotel and honored Margaret H. Marshall, former Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.News11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31973&format=xmlReal Estate Newsletter: Solar Update, New England Idea Exchange, MA Registered Landhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31661&format=xml<p>Read the July 2014 issue of Sherin and Lodgen's Real Estate Newsletter:</p> <ul> <li><u><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/349690/2014-Massachusetts-Solar-Update?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Jap0pJy0UIezCVMi9nubAkLmRwkv3R_DDYWg6vn9QSSKU_SHnyWAfp5ByqOrnNUkt7QkJekLT3zejF1zHOnPlHvF8EQ&amp;_hsmi=13431399" target="_blank">2014 Massachusetts Solar Update</a></u></li> <li><u><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/350311/Massachusetts-Registered-Land-A-Primer?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--nmkYmrh6N5zCAsY0CVC2E2lN-fIaykWEwB5zW6ECJZbONVgv5X9JScNW7Ueytjbt6ceK8TidaPIMxmszbsh8qOcZieQ&amp;_hsmi=13431399" target="_blank">Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer</a></u></li> <li><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/348568/Purchase-Money-Security-Interests-Value-Limited?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--g_q70s0YTjOXvd84cDem6vaAgjQuu4HwCsW7mZAkghOWiev297PT7jDKNFr8IrS2_KykuA1eqTh_Shkd-fcMDTcvOZQ&amp;_hsmi=13431399" target="_blank">Purchase Money Security Interests - Value Limited</a></li> <li><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/347441/Buying-Standing-Buyer-Beware?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--j-afGoVPAsceSuA3jI7imIM6f0I4EaJakf_7kD8OxunAgL3KBzlzO1Xs5OUGM8LJgnsXL-gwo-dNDOYs7SmUgKavwvQ&amp;_hsmi=13431399" target="_blank">Buying Standing? &nbsp;Buyer Beware.</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://64.118.75.138/EC96FA/assets/files/documents/July%20RE%20Newsletter.html?utm_content=6627201&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read the newletter.</p>Newsletters30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31661&format=xmlJoshua M. Bowman and Richard J. Kaitz ride in Pan-Mass Challengehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31676&format=xml<p>On August 2<sup>nd</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup>,&nbsp;<a href="/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml">Josuha M. Bowman</a> and Richard J. Kaitz, partners in the Real Estate Department, will be riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge. This is Rick's 22nd consecutive ride and Josh's 3rd annual ride.</p> <p>Read about <a href="http://www2.pmc.org/profile/rk0009" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rick's ride here</a> and <a href="http://www2.pmc.org/profile/JB0582" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josh's ride here. </a></p>News30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31676&format=xml