Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssScott 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=xmlProfessional Liability Newsletter - December 2014http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35189&format=xmlRead the December 2014 issue of Sherin and Lodgen's Professional Liability Newsletter:<br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/358707/Law-Firm-Liability-for-Attorney-and-Employee-Ethics-Will-Changes-Be-Necessary">Law Firm Liability for Attorney and Employee Ethics: Will Changes Be Necessary?</a></li> <li><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/358434/Don-t-Be-Like-That-Guy-First-Circuit-Says-Enough-is-Enough-and-Upholds-Pulled-Pro-Hac">Don&rsquo;t Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac</a></li> <li><a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/12-2014 Professional Liability Alert (00569404-2).PDF">Professional Liability Alert</a></li> </ul> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Prof Liability Newsletter 12-2014.html">here</a>&nbsp;to read the newletter.News11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35189&format=xmlJessica G. Kelly Featured on Radio Entrepreneurs Radio Showhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35187&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica G. Kelly</a>, associate in the firm's Litigation Department, was featured on the Radio Entrepreneurs show Monday, December 8th.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Listen to the entire segment&nbsp;<a href="http://radioentrepreneurs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Jessica-Kelly-December-8th-2014.mp3">here</a>.News10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35187&format=xmlThomas W. Kirchofer quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on his recent blog post, "Don't Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35087&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1810&amp;format=xml">Thomas W. Kirchofer</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was quoted in&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>&nbsp;on December 8th. The article, &ldquo;1st Circuit upholds pro hac vice revocation for lawyer caught writing notes to witness,&rdquo; analyzes a First Circuit Court of Appeals&nbsp;case where an attorney was accused of passing notes to a witness on the stand.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Tom had previous discussed the case in his blog, &quot;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/358434/Don-t-Be-Like-That-Guy-First-Circuit-Says-Enough-is-Enough-and-Upholds-Pulled-Pro-Hac">Don't Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac</a>&quot;.<br /> <br /> From the article:<br /> <br /> The decision attracted attention in social media circles, with Sherin &amp; Lodgen attorney Thomas W. Kirchofer blogging that the ruling shows that &ldquo;&lsquo;combative aggressiveness&rsquo; does not make you an &lsquo;effective advocate.&rsquo; And don&rsquo;t be like that guy.&rdquo;</p>News08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=35087&format=xmlBethany A. Bartlett and Team Sunshine have been named 2014's Best Solar Energy Team - USA by Acquisition Internationalhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34956&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1791&amp;format=xml">Bethany A. Bartlett</a>, partner in the firm's Real Estate Department and chair of the Solar Energy Practice Group and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=5&amp;LPA=3369&amp;format=xml">Team Sunshine</a> have been named 2014&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Solar Energy Team &ndash; USA&rdquo; by <i>Acquisition International</i>. The <i>Acquisition International</i> Legal Awards are given to commend outstanding work around the legal world over the past 12 months. The award recognizes excellence in everything from commercial litigation and arbitration to immigration law and insolvency.<br /> <br /> <em>&ldquo;Not just any business can be nominated for one of these awards. Only the most committed, forward-thinking and results-driven firms, who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to the very highest standard of service will walk away with one of our prestigious trophies.&rdquo;</em> - Sameena Yates, Legal Awards Coordinator&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><i><a href="http://acquisition-intl.com/">Acquisition International</a></i> is a monthly magazine brought to you by AI Global Media Ltd, a publishing house that has revived corporate finance news and reporting.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>News04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34956&format=xmlDebra Squires-Lee quoted in Law360.com on ethical responsibilities in the legal industryhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34933&format=xml<p><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, was quoted on Law360.com on August 26th. The article, &ldquo;5 Things Associates Can Do When In An Ethical Minefield,&rdquo; discussed what attorneys, especially associates, should do when dealing with legal mistakes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Ethics_Minefields_Law360.pdf">here</a> for the full article. &nbsp;</p>News03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34933&format=xmlNew blog post by Margaret C. Kelty: Law Firm Liability for Attorney and Employee Ethics: Will Changes Be Necessary?http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34901&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, discusses the potential changes to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct in her blog post, &quot;Law Firm Liability for Attorney and Employee Ethics: Will Changes Be Necessary?&quot;.</p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/358707/Law-Firm-Liability-for-Attorney-and-Employee-Ethics-Will-Changes-Be-Necessary">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;</p>News01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34901&format=xmlArticle by Gary M. Markoff in Banker and Tradesman on the new retainage law.http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34856&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1815&amp;format=xml">Gary M. Markoff</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate and Corporate Departments, discusses the new retainage law in the November 23<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;issue of <em>Banker and Tradesman</em>. &nbsp;The article, &ldquo;Should Lenders Care About the New Retainage Law&rdquo;, analyzes the new provisions that will bring about complications for owners and their construction lenders.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/11-24-14-Markoff-reprint.pdf">here</a> for the full article. &nbsp;News25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34856&format=xmlNew blog post by Thomas W. Kirchofer: Don't Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hachttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34831&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1810&amp;format=xml">Thomas W. Kirchofer</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, analyzes the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">First Circuit Court of Appeals</span>&nbsp;case, <em>Ryan v. Astra Tech, Inc</em>., in his blog post, &quot;Don't Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac&quot;.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/all-things-esq/bid/358434/Don-t-Be-Like-That-Guy-First-Circuit-Says-Enough-is-Enough-and-Upholds-Pulled-Pro-Hac">here</a> to read the post.&nbsp;</p>News24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34831&format=xmlArticle by Joshua M. Alper and Sander A. Rikleen published in REBA Newshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34719&format=xml<p>An article by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, partner in the firm's Real Estate Department,&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7185&amp;format=xml">Sander A. Rikleen</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was published in the November/December issue of&nbsp;<i>REBA News</i>. The article, &quot;SJC decision permits solicitation of nominating signatures at supermarket entrances,&rdquo; discusses the court&rsquo;s ruling in&nbsp;<i>Glovsky v. Roche Bros. Supermarkets Inc.<br /> <br /> </i><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">For the November/December issue of <em>REBA News</em>, click <a href="http://issuu.com/thewarrengroup/docs/reba_nov_dec-2014final/1">here</a>. &nbsp;</span>For more information on REBA,&nbsp;click <a href="http://www.reba.net/">here</a>.</p>News17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34719&format=xmlThomas F. Maffei quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on Adams v. Congress Auto Insurance Agency, Inc.http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34674&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was quoted in&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>&nbsp;on November 10th. The article, &ldquo;Insurer not liable for theft of personal data,&rdquo; discusses the recent Superior Court ruling in <em>Adams v. Congress Auto Insurance Agency, Inc</em>.<br /> <br /> From the article:<br /> <br /> Thomas F. Maffei, who handles complex business litigation at Sherin &amp; Lodgen in Boston, said while the enormous amount of electronically stored data has heightened privacy concerns and increased the potential exposure of companies to claims like the ones in <i>Adams</i>, Krupp got it &ldquo;exactly right.&rdquo;</p> <p>Unless there is some reason to think an employee is likely to breach confidentiality, there really is no basis to bring such a claim against an employer, said Maffei, who was not involved in the case.</p> <p>&ldquo;Otherwise, employers would be strictly liable for whatever their renegade employees do,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;In this case, it&rsquo;s an even tougher case to make because this breach didn&rsquo;t involve [the data of] one of the employer&rsquo;s own customers.&rdquo;</p> <p>At the same time, Maffei said, companies need to be vigilant about protecting the data they store. In fact, arguments can be made that companies should be held strictly liable for data breaches as part of the cost of doing business in today&rsquo;s world.</p> <p>&ldquo;That is certainly likely in the case of a company&rsquo;s own customers,&rdquo; Maffei said. &ldquo;Extending it to perfect strangers might be a stretch.&rdquo;</p>News12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34674&format=xmlDebra Squires-Lee quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on potential changes to the Rules of Professional Conducthttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34663&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, was quoted in&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>&nbsp;on November 10th. The article, &ldquo;Overhauled conduct rules include law firm discipline,&rdquo; discusses the potential changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct and how the Board of Bar Overseers is involved.<br /> <br /> From the article:<br /> <p>Debra A. Squires-Lee, a professional liability litigator at Sherin &amp; Lodgen, said she appreciates the MBA&rsquo;s concerns, particularly those that the rule change may deter an individual attorney&rsquo;s incentive for self-regulation. However, she said, the benefits of the proposal outweigh such concerns.</p> <p>&ldquo;I believe the change will spur increased professional ethics training in firms and the improvement of internal controls,&rdquo; the Boston lawyer said.<br /> <br /> ....<br /> <br /> Squires-Lee, though, said lawyers have to trust bar counsel, the BBO and the SJC to know attorney misconduct when they see it.</p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&ldquo;Self-policing and discipline is vital to the public trust,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Keeping that provision gives the BBO the flexibility it needs when confronted with a variety of conduct that is, for lack of a better word, unbecoming to the profession.&rdquo;</p>News11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34663&format=xmlAt crossroads of fiduciary, municipal law: 'The Woodward School'http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34614&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1805&amp;format=xml">Thomas P. Gorman</a>, a partner in the firm's Litigation Department, recently wrote an article for&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly </i>analyzing the ruling in <em>The Woodward School For Girls v. City of Quincy</em>.<br /> <br /> Read the article&nbsp;<a href="http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/10/30/at-crossroads-of-fiduciary-municipal-law-the-woodward-school/">here</a>.Articles06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34614&format=xmlSara Jane Shanahan Is Recognized As One of New England's Top 50 Women in Lawhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34532&format=xmlIn addition to being one of New England's Top 100 Lawyers, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a> was listed as one of New England's 'Top 50 Women' for her work in Business Litigation. <br /> <br /> Sara is vice chair of the firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of the Business Litigation and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups. She specializes in complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Her client list is diverse, which includes: hedge funds and investment managers, generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, national retailers, insurers, insureds, shareholders of closely-held corporations and officers and directors of public corporations. <br /> <br /> <div>Published both as a special supplement in <em>Boston Magazine</em> and as a stand-alone magazine distributed to attorneys, corporate counsel, and law school libraries, <em>Super Lawyers</em> was first released in 1991. Research and selection are performed by <em>Law &amp; Politics </em>and is based on such criteria as verdicts and settlements, experience, transactions, representative clients, lectures and publications, pro bono work, and honors and awards.</div> <br /> <br type="_moz" />News04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34532&format=xmlDeborah 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 purpose of the October 29th seminar was to teach&nbsp;the why and how of real estate project sustainability and management.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Flyer_SustainableRE_8.14.pdf">here</a>&nbsp;for more information on the presentation.&nbsp;News03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34494&format=xmlTwenty-Eight Sherin and Lodgen attorneys listed as 2014 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Starshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34529&format=xmlTwenty-two attorneys from Sherin and Lodgen LLP were selected for inclusion in <i>SuperLawyers </i>2014. <div><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1785&amp;format=xml"><br /> Joshua M. Alper</a>, Real Estate, Environmental, Business/Corporate<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1792&amp;format=xml">Edward M. Bloom</a>, Real Estate<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, Real Estate, Corporate <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1793&amp;format=xml">Gary D.&nbsp;Buchman</a>, Real Estate<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1794&amp;format=xml">Robert M. Carney</a>, Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning, Business/Corporate</div> <div><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1795&amp;format=xml">Edward S. Cheng</a>, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Real Estate, Construction Law<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1799&amp;format=xml">Anthony L. DeProspo</a>, Litigation<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1802&amp;format=xml">Steven D. Eimert</a>, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Securities &amp; Corporate Finance<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>, Real Estate<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1805&amp;format=xml">Thomas P. Gorman</a>, General Litigation, Estate Planning &amp; Probate,&nbsp;Alternative Dispute Resolution&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1808&amp;format=xml">Douglas M. Henry</a>, Real Estate<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1809&amp;format=xml">Richard J. Kaitz</a>, Real Estate <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1812&amp;format=xml">John C. La Liberte</a>, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy &amp; Creditor/Debtor RightsBusiness Litigation, Construction Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F.&nbsp;Maffei</a>, <span id="practice_area_list">&nbsp;Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Alternative Dispute Resolution&nbsp; </span><br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1815&amp;format=xml">Gary M. Markoff</a>, Real Estate, Banking, Closely Held Business <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5859&amp;format=xml">Scott McConchie</a>, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1819&amp;format=xml">Robert J. Muldoon, Jr.</a>&nbsp;Professional Liability: Defense, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7185&amp;format=xml">Sander A. Rikleen</a>, <span id="practice_area_list">&nbsp;Land Use/Zoning, Business Litigation, Securities Litigation </span><br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, Environmental, Real Estate<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1823&amp;format=xml">C. Forbes Sargent III</a>, Business/Corporate, Non-Profit, Employment &amp; Labor<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a>, business Litigation<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra Squires-Lee</a>, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <p>Additionally, six Sherin and Lodgen attorneys were listed as <i>Rising Stars</i>. <em>Rising Star</em> candidates must be either 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, Business Litigation <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1835&amp;format=xml">William M.&nbsp;Dunham</a>, General Litigation<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=4788&amp;format=xml">Margaret C. Kelty</a>, General Litigation &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica&nbsp;G. Kelly</a>, Business Litigation<br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1810&amp;format=xml">Thomas&nbsp;W. Kirchofer</a>, Business Litigation <br /> <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=3761&amp;format=xml">Geoffrey H.&nbsp;Smith</a>, Real Estate: Business <br /> <br /> Published both as a special supplement in <i>Boston Magazine</i> and as a stand-alone magazine distributed to attorneys, corporate counsel, and law school libraries, <i>Super Lawyers</i> was first released in 1991. Research and selection are performed by <i>Law &amp; Politics </i>and is based on such criteria as verdicts and settlements, experience, transactions, representative clients, lectures and publications, pro bono work, and honors and awards. Only 5% of the state's total lawyer pool is selected for <i>Super Lawyers</i> and no more than 2.5% are named to the <i>Rising Stars</i> list.</p> </div>News03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34529&format=xmlTwo attorneys named in Top 100 list of 2014 SuperLawyers in New Englandhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34531&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a> and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a> were included on the 2014 'Top 100' list of New England attorneys in <em>SuperLawyers </em>magazine for their efforts in Business Litigation. <br /> <br /> Tom is a partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department. His experience specializes in civil litigation, which includes legal malpractice cases, bar disciplinary matters, business litigation, insurance defense, coverage matters, and construction cases. He also often acts as a mediator or arbitrator and has been retained as an expert witness on civil litigation and legal ethics issues.<br /> <br /> Sara is vice chair of the firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of the Business Litigation and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups. She specializes in complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Her client list is diverse, which includes: hedge funds and investment managers, generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, national retailers, insurers, insureds, shareholders of closely-held corporations and officers and directors of public corporations. <br /> <br /> <div>Published both as a special supplement in <em>Boston Magazine</em> and as a stand-alone magazine distributed to attorneys, corporate counsel, and law school libraries, <em>Super Lawyers</em> was first released in 1991. Research and selection are performed by <em>Law &amp; Politics </em>and is based on such criteria as verdicts and settlements, experience, transactions, representative clients, lectures and publications, pro bono work, and honors and awards.</div>News03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=34531&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=xml