Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssLegal 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>Articles15 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;Articles14 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=xmlNew blog post by Anthony L. DeProspo: A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recoveryhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31533&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 economic loss doctrine as seen in a recent case.</p> <p>Read the post, &ldquo;<u><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/351475/A-Primer-Economic-Loss-Doctrine-Not-Necessarily-Bar-to-Tort-Recovery" target="_blank">A&nbsp;Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery</a></u>&quot;.</p>News22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31533&format=xmlBethany A. Bartlett honored as one of the Top Women of the Lawhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31497&format=xmlCongratulations to our partner, Bethany A. Bartlett, on being selected as one of <em>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's</em> <a href="http://masslawyersweekly.com/excellence-in-the-law/">Top Women of &nbsp;the Law </a>honorees. Bethany is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department and chair of the firm's Solar Energy Practice Group.<br /> <br /> <em>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</em> will recognize the honorees at the &quot;Top Women of the Law&quot; reception on October 23, 2014 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Learn more <a href="http://masslawyersweekly.com/top-women-of-law/" target="_blank">here. </a><br type="_moz" />News21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31497&format=xmlNew blog post by Andrew Royce: Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primerhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31326&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1821&amp;format=xml">Andrew Royce</a>, partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, provides advice on how to navigate through the Land Court's <a href="http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/courts-and-judges/courts/land-court/guidelines-registered-land.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines on Registered Land</a> in his latest blog post. &nbsp;</p> <p>Read the post, &quot;Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer,&quot; <a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/350311/Massachusetts-Registered-Land-A-Primer" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;</p>News08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31326&format=xmlNew blog post by Bethany A. Bartlett: 2014 Massachusetts Solar Updatehttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31189&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 firm's Solar Energy Practice Group, reviews past and future changes regarding solar energy in Massachusetts.</p> <p>Read the post, &ldquo;<u><a href="http://blog.sherin.com/blog/bid/349690/2014-Massachusetts-Solar-Update" target="_blank">2014 Massachusetts Solar Update</a></u>&quot;.</p>News30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31189&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen hosts United Way's Womens' Leadership Council's Summer Socialhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31674&format=xml<p class="MsoNormal">Sherin and Lodgen hosted United Way&rsquo;s Womens&rsquo; Leadership Council Summer Social on June 26<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1801&amp;format=xml">Deborah Howitt Easton</a>, partner in the Real Estate Department, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=6933&amp;format=xml">Jennifer L. &nbsp;Ioli</a>, associate in the Litigation and Real Estate Departments, Ellen M. Keiley, Director of Business Development and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica Gray Kelly</a>, associate in the Litigation Department, attended the event.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.unitedway.org/" target="_blank">United Way</a> improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.<o:p></o:p></p>News27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31674&format=xmlSherin and Lodgen attorneys attend FBA event with Judge Frank Baileyhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31146&format=xml<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><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 Department, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5859&amp;format=xml">Scott McConchie</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, attended the Federal Bar Association&rsquo;s Breakfast with Chief Judge Bailey.&nbsp; The &ldquo;Bankruptcy issues for non-bankruptcy attorneys&rdquo; event took place on June 26<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> </span></p> <img src="http://64.118.75.138/D6C897/assets/images/FBA2.jpg" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="350" height="280" />News26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=31146&format=xml