Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNew 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=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=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=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>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=xml