Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feed Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800firmwise by C. Forbes Sargent III published in's Wednesday Report<p><a href=";A=1823&amp;format=xml">C. Forbes Sargent III</a>, chair of the firm's Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm's Employment Law and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice groups, recently wrote an article for;s newsletter, <i><a href="">Wednesday Report</a></i>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;Essentials for Building an Effective Nonprofit Board&rdquo;, discusses the five factors that should be kept in mind when looking to build an effective nonprofit board. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> For the full article, click <a href=";catid=22">here</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><i><a href="">massnonprofit news</a> is the premier information and advice resource for nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts.&nbsp;</i><i>Whatever its focus, every nonprofit can benefit from learning how other nonprofits solve practical operational and strategic issues. The goal is to share information so that all can flourish. It's the idea behind &quot;Inform. Share. Thrive.&quot; &nbsp;</i><i>All news posted on massnonprofit news is intended to enable Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to learn how other nonprofits are fulfilling their mission.</i></p>News01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 RELEASE - Christopher R. Blazejewski Named to the Providence Business News' 2015 40 Under 40 List<p align="center"><b>Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s Christopher R. Blazejewski Named to the </b><b><i>Providence Business News&rsquo;</i></b><b> 2015 40 Under 40 List</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Boston, MA, June 25, 2015 </b>&ndash; Law firm <a href="">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</a>, with offices in Boston and Providence, announces that <a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a> has been named to the prestigious <i>Providence Business News&rsquo;</i> (PBN) 40 Under Forty list, which represents the best Rhode Island has to offer in the business and nonprofit communities.</p> <p>The 40 Under Forty honorees were selected from more than 100 applicants based on career success and community involvement. All are young professionals who have committed to making a difference on a local, national or international scale. Winners will be profiled in a special section of PBN and honored at a celebration, Thursday, July 23, at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Press Release - CRB PBN 40 under Forty (00602389).PDF">here</a> to read the full release.</p>News25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 blog post by Thomas W. Kirchofer: Get Ready for New Technology Rules in the Revised MA Rules of Professional Conduct<p><a href=";A=1810&amp;format=xml">Thomas W. Kirchofer</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, analyzes the revisions to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct that will take effect on July 1, 2015. &nbsp;The blog post, &quot;Get Ready for New Technology Rules in the Revised MA Rules of Professional Conduct&quot;, focuses on security measures firms should take to secure&nbsp;confidential client information.</p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;</p>News24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 by Christopher R. Blazejewski published on Law Technology Today<p class="MsoNormal"><a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, a partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, recently wrote an article for <em>Law Technology Today (LTT)</em>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;3 Policies to Protect Confidential Information in the Digital Age&rdquo;, discusses the changing landscape of law and technology and policies firms should implement to protect confidential client information.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For the full article, click <a href="">here</a>.<br /> <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Law Technology Today was launched in 2012 to provide the legal community with practical guidance for the present and sensible strategies for the future. LTT brings together practicing lawyers, technology professionals, and practice management experts from a wide range of practice settings and backgrounds. LTT is published by the </span></em><a href=""><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">ABA Legal Technology Resource Center</span></em></a><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">.</span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>News23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Alert: Massachusetts' New Sick Time Law to Go Into Effect on July 1, 2015<p>Read the June 2015 Employment Alert where&nbsp;<a href=";A=5859&amp;format=xml">Scott McConchie</a>, a partner in the firm's Litigation Department,&nbsp;discusses the new Massachusetts' Sick Time Law that goes into effect on July 1, 2015.</p> <p>Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Alert - Employment July (00601282).PDF">here</a>&nbsp;to read the alert.</p>News18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 by Joshua M. Bowman published in REBA News<p class="MsoNormal"><a data-mce-href=";A=2458&amp;format=xml" href=";A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Corporate Department and chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group,&nbsp;recently wrote an article for the May/June issue of <i>Real Estate Bar Association</i> <i>News</i>. The article, &ldquo;A cautionary tale in hotel lending<i>,</i>&rdquo; discusses potential risks for hotel lenders and gives advice on how to avoid these risks.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For the article in <i>REBA News</i>, click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/REBANewsMayJun_Bowman_reprint_.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp; For more information on <i>REBA News</i>, click <a href="">here</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>News09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 RELEASE - Attorney General Maura Healey is Keynote Speaker at Massachusetts Appleseed Center's Annual Meeting<p align="center"><b>Attorney General Maura Healey is Keynote Speaker&nbsp;</b><b>at Massachusetts Appleseed Center&rsquo;s Annual Meeting</b></p> <p><b>Boston, MA</b>- Board members, friends, and supporters of Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice gathered to hear recently elected Attorney General Maura Healey discuss her new initiatives, civil rights issues, and the opiate crisis. This intimate gathering, hosted by Sherin and Lodgen, L.P. in Boston, included attorneys, service providers, and policymakers with the objective of learning how stakeholders can contribute to and collaborate on these policy issues.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The Attorney General&rsquo;s Office is proud to support the Appleseed Center in its work to make Massachusetts a more equal place for all our children,&rdquo; said Attorney General Healey. &ldquo;There are a million and a half young people in our state who are counting on us to keep them safe and healthy and help them grow into their future. From ending youth homelessness to working on issues of mental health and addiction to addressing racial and ethnic disparities on many fronts, the Attorney General&rsquo;s Office to support the great work of Appleseed.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/PR - Attorney General Maura Healey Press Release- Appleseed Reception.DOCX (00598649).PDF">here</a> to read the full release.</p>News03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 M. Alper presented on the Glovsky vs. Roche Bros decision to The Abstract Club<p><a href=";A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, partner in the firm's Real Estate Department and co-chair of the Environmental Law&nbsp;Group, addressed&nbsp;the Abstract Club (including Justices of the Land Court and Appeals Court) on the SJC&rsquo;s decision in <em>Glovsky vs. Roche Bros</em>., decided in October 2014.&nbsp;Along with Josh,&nbsp;<a href=";A=1792&amp;format=xml">Edward M. Bloom</a>,&nbsp;<a href=";A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>, and <a href=";A=1808&amp;format=xml">Doug Henry</a>, partners in the firm's Real Estate Department, and&nbsp;<a href=";A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ron Ruth</a>, Managing Partner of the firm,&nbsp;are members of the Abstract Club.<br /> <br /> The Abstract Club is a voluntary association of experienced lawyers who practice in the area of real estate law. It has been in existence for 133 years and is limited by its by-laws to 100 members who can only join by invitation. The judges of the Land Court are honorary members who typically attend its meetings.</p>News28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 and Lodgen attorneys Peter Friedenberg, Carla M. Moynihan, and Robert J. Muldoon ranked in Chambers USA 2015<p>Sherin and Lodgen attorneys were ranked in the 2015 edition of <i>Chambers USA: America&rsquo;s Leading Lawyers for Business.</i></p> <p><a href=";A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was ranked in&nbsp;<b><a href="" target="_blank">Band 3 for Real Estate</a></b>&nbsp;and is &ldquo;praised for his technical expertise and also comes recommended for his strengths in conveyancing and arcane title matters.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href=";A=8419&amp;format=xml">Carla M. Moynihan</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was ranked in <b><a href="" target="_blank">Band 3 for Real Estate</a> </b>and is &ldquo;experienced across a range of real estate matters, including dispositions, development and financing. She is also recognized for her&nbsp;proficiency in&nbsp;affordable housing issues.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href=";A=1819&amp;format=xml">Robert J. Muldoon</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s Professional Liability Group, was ranked as a&nbsp;<b><a href="" target="_blank">Senior Statesman for Litigation: General Commercial</a></b>. According to <i>Chambers</i>, Bob is &ldquo;a well-regarded litigator who is hard-working and energetic.&rdquo;</p> <p><i>Chambers&nbsp;</i>conducts an extensive, independent review of attorney and law firms based on interviews with clients and other lawyers in the field. For more information on the rankings, please&nbsp;click <a href="">here</a>.</p>News21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 G. Kelly and Margaret C. Kelty to be honored at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project Gala<p><a href=";A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica G. Kelly</a> and <a href=";A=4788&amp;format=xml">Margaret C. Kelty</a>, associates in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, will be honored at the&nbsp;Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) Gala on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Jessica and Margaret have both been recognized as PAIR's 2015 Pro Bono Asylum Attorney.</p> <p>Learn more about the event&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><i>PAIR is a nationally recognized pro bono model that works to secure safety and freedom for asylum-seekers who have fled from persecution throughout the world and to promote the rights of immigrants unjustly detained. PAIR provides hope and a new beginning to asylum-seekers, torture <g class="gr_ gr_20 gr-alert gr_gramm Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="20" data-gr-id="20">survivors</g> and immigration detainees.</i></p>News11 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 RELEASE - Carla M. Moynihan joins Sherin and Lodgen LLP as partner in the Real Estate Department<p><em>(</em>BOSTON<em>)&nbsp;</em>&ndash; April 27, 2015 &ndash; &nbsp;<a href="">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</a> announces that <a href=";A=8419&amp;format=xml">Carla M. Moynihan</a> has joined the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department as a partner in the Boston office. She joins from Robinson &amp; Cole, LLC where she was a partner in that firm&rsquo;s Boston Real Estate Group.</p> <p>With over 20 years of experience, Moynihan focuses on the disposition, acquisition, leasing, development, and financing of commercial real estate. She represents a wide range of clients including institutions, developers, retailers, individual investors, hospitals, medical professionals, hotels, state agencies, municipalities, and lenders in all aspects of complex real estate transactions.&nbsp; A significant amount of her practice is also devoted to representing clients throughout the permitting and public approval process at the federal, state, and local levels on land use and zoning issues under the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and numerous local boards, including the City of Boston Board of Appeal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and various architectural/landmark commissions.</p> <p>Moynihan is a frequent author and lecturer on land use development and real estate transactional matters, and an adjunct faculty member at the Boston University School of Law teaching Contract Drafting.</p> <p>Ronald W. Ruth, Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s Managing Partner, said, &ldquo;We are very excited to welcome Carla to our team. Her deep industry knowledge and particular expertise in Boston permitting will be a valuable addition to our practice and an asset to our clients.&rdquo;</p> <p>Commenting on her move to Sherin and Lodgen, Moynihan said, &ldquo;Sherin and Lodgen is a destination firm for sophisticated real estate transactions across New England and offers an ideal platform to grow my practice. I am excited to join such a prestigious group where I can continue to provide top-notch service to our clients in a very collaborative way.&rdquo;</p>News08 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 M. Moynihan featured in an article on Law360.com<p><a href=";A=8419&amp;format=xml">Carla M. Moynihan,</a> <g class="gr_ gr_8 gr-alert gr_gramm Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="8" data-gr-id="8">partner</g> in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was featured in the article, &ldquo;Sherin &amp; Lodgen Adds Real Estate Partner In Boston,&rdquo;. The article takes a look at Carla&rsquo;s love of the law, her experience teaching at Boston University, and her future at the firm. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;is a newswire for business lawyers providing daily updates on a variety of areas.</p> <p>Read the full article <a href=";%20Lodgen%20Adds%20Real%20Estate%20Partner%20in%20Boston.pdf">here</a>.</p>News07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 R. Blazejewski quoted in Digital Guardian's Blog on Practices Law Firms Should Implement in Regards to Data Security<p><a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was quoted in Digital Guardian&rsquo;s blog article &ldquo;Law Firm Data Security: Experts on How to Protect Legal Clients&rsquo; Confidential Data&quot;. The article, published on April 29, 2015, asked, &ldquo;what technologies and/or processes are in place to protect your clients' sensitive information?&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Digital Guardian</a> is a data protection software company with offices in the United States, London, and Tokyo.</p> <p><br /> Click <a href="">here </a>for the full article.</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p><i>Firms should create and implement the following policies:</i></p> <p><i>An information security policy that covers all information systems, including e-mail, voicemail, text messages, the Internet, computers, work stations, laptops, cell phones, software, passwords, remote access, and cloud computing.</i></p> <p><i>A social networking policy that covers firm hardware, software, and Internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and other social networking sites, and prohibits transmitting unauthorized information relating to clients or the firm.</i></p> <p><i>According to the needs of each client, document management policies that cover the collection, transmission, maintenance, and storage of client information, including documents stored in hard copy, electronically, or remotely, or covered by a confidentiality agreement or court order.</i></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-&nbsp;Christopher R. Blazejewski&nbsp;</p>News05 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 M. Carney quoted on in "What Associates Need To Be Doing To Make Partner"<a href=";A=1794&amp;format=xml">Robert M. Carney</a>, Chair of the firm's Real Estate Department and partner in the firm's Corporate Department, is quoted in the article &quot;What Associates Need To Be Doing To Make Partner&quot;, which appeared on on April 15th. In the article, Bob and 24 other partners from all over the country were asked what advice they would give to associates looking to make partner.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href=""></a>&nbsp;is a newswire for business lawyers providing daily updates on variety of areas.<br /> <br /> From the article: <p style="text-align: left;"><em>I</em><em>n a word, contribute.Treat the firm and your colleagues as you doclients, and determine the best way to develop and enhance those relationships for the good of the firm. Every law firm has favored partnership attributes that can be distilled down to making meaningful contributions to the firm. These contributions include the obvious:&nbsp; good clients and relationships; strong originations and billings; expertise and professionalism; and a solid work ethic. But firms also look for intangible &ldquo;ownership&rdquo; qualities, such as organizational fit, business and professional development, enhancing the firm&rsquo;s brand and standing, and forward-looking planning.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-Robert M. Carney</p>News01 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 M. Bloom quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "Premature default notice voids foreclosure"<p><a href=";A=1792&amp;format=xml">Edward M. Bloom</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was quoted in <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly&nbsp;</i>on April 27, 2015<i>.&nbsp;</i>The article, &ldquo;Premature default notice voids foreclosure&rdquo;,&nbsp;discusses the recent Appellate Division decision that ruled a foreclosure and sale invalid.&nbsp;</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p>Meanwhile, Edward M. Bloom of Boston, also a former REBA president, said he disagreed with the court&rsquo;s conclusion that Wells Fargo was not an authorized agent of the lender, empowered to issue contractual notice at the time it did.</p> <p>&ldquo;Given that Wells Fargo clearly had access to all of the borrower&rsquo;s records, as evidenced by the detailed breach letter it issued to the borrower, it&rsquo;s hard to figure how the court could conclude that Wells Fargo &lsquo;bears no relationship to the mortgage or the mortgage holder,&rsquo;&rdquo; the Sherin &amp; Lodgen attorney said. &ldquo;Wells Fargo is not a vigilante running around and informing borrowers that they are in default on their loans. Obviously, Wells Fargo must have obtained the loan at some time before it recorded the mortgage assignment.&rdquo;</p>News28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800 M. Bowman quoted in The Real Reporter's article, HELP Hotel Program Draws Hundreds for Two-Day Boston Event<p><a href=";A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate and Corporate Departments and Chair of the firm&rsquo;s Hospitality Practice Group, was quoted in <i>The Real Reporter&rsquo;s</i> article, &ldquo;HELP Hotel Program Draws Hundreds for Two-Day Boston Event.&rdquo;</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a terrific conference,&rdquo; says Josh Bowman, the Sherin and Lodgen partner who heads the firm&rsquo;s hospitality practice and was a panel member at the fourth annual program. &ldquo;It is national in scope, but all of the New England owners and operators attend, so it&rsquo;s a virtual Who&rsquo;s Who of leaders in the hospitality industry.&rdquo;</p> <br />News22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Squires-Lee quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "Door to post verdict juror contact opening - New conduct code takes effect July 1"<p><a href=";A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra&nbsp;Squires-Lee</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, co-chair of the Business Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups, and co-chair of the firm's Mentoring Committee, was quoted in <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>&nbsp;on April 20<sup>th</sup> 2015. The article, &ldquo;<a href="">Door to post verdict juror contact opening - New conduct code takes effect July 1</a>,&rdquo; takes a closer look at the Supreme Judicial Court&rsquo;s changes to the Code of Professional Conduct that will be in effect July 1, 2015.</p> <p>In her Interview with <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>, Deb gives her thoughts on the upcoming changes to Rule 1.15 as well as practices that should be implemented in order to securely maintain client files.</p> <p>From the article:<br /> <br /> Debra A. Squires-Lee, a professional-liability attorney in Boston, said that the old rule was vague and that the extra guidance is welcomed. &ldquo;A lack of good communication is almost always a part of a malpractice claim,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s usually just good business [to communicate].&rdquo;</p> <p>....&nbsp;</p> <p>Further, a lawyer is required to &ldquo;remedy false testimony and false statements,&rdquo; an obligation that extends through final judgment or exhaustion of appeals. For Squires-Lee, that calls to mind the Ferguson, Missouri, prosecutor who learned after the fact that perjured testimony may have been presented to a grand jury that ultimately decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.</p> <p>....</p> <p>Squires-Lee said that Rule 1.15 has always laid down a straightforward, specific set of guidelines &mdash; now even more so &mdash; which lawyers at small firms and sole practitioners should &ldquo;know by heart.&rdquo; She suggested getting in the habit of reviewing the rule annually, if not more frequently.</p> <p>....</p> <p>Debra Squires-Lee, a professional-liability attorney in Boston, suggested three steps law firms should consider taking with regard to cybersecurity: auditing the outside entities, drafting agreements to bind non-lawyers to safeguard confidential information, and setting up a system that would indemnify the firm if a security breach were to occur.</p> <p>&ldquo;You can imagine a scenario in which, on a third-party server, there is sensitive scientific information, trade secrets or other confidential information,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Lawyers are the weak link in protecting that information. They need to double down on their vendors and are making sure they take every step [to safeguard it].&rdquo;</p>News21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800's Personal - PR crisis management<p>In the April 6th issue of the <i>Providence Business News,</i>&nbsp;<a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, discusses the confidentiality complications executives often run into after calling in public relations consultants for crisis management.</p> <p>To read the article, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Personal &ndash; PR crisis management&rdquo;, please click&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.</p>News08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800 R. Blazejewski to be honored at Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Awards<p style="text-align: justify;"><img src=" 2.jpg" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="right" alt="" border="0" width="180" height="160" /><a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation Department, will be honored&nbsp;at&nbsp;<em>Lawyers Weekly's</em> &quot;Excellence in the Law&quot; awards on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Chris is being recognized&nbsp;as a 2015 Up &amp; Coming attorney. &nbsp;</p> <p>Learn more about the event&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>News07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800 blog post by Jane Errico: Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances<p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent:0in"><a href=";A=1828&amp;format=xml">Jane Errico</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, explains several considerations tenants and landlords should make when negotiating tenant allowances.<br /> <br /> The blog post, &ldquo;Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances,&rdquo;&nbsp;can be found <a href="">here</a>.</p>News06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0800