Feb
28

“The times they are a-changing”

Ever since Donald Trump was elected President, I noticed an increase in activism. A day has not gone by in which I am not engaged in conversation about a Trump Policy. I realize that I was not concerned about the position I took or the position of the person I was talking with, but rather… Continue reading »

Dec
05

LAW STUDENT TO LAWYER

Three years of law school is now a concluded chapter. Now I am a recent graduate and new associate, but the experience of being a new associate has revived the same anxious, excited, and uneasy feelings from the first year of law school. As the newest associate in the office, I am not only new… Continue reading »

Oct
27

Voting

Years ago, my mother would proclaim that in Chelsea, her home town, they would declare: “Vote early, and vote often!” This year, on October 26th, I voted early. Massachusetts’ foray into early voting stems from a 2014 law, which stipulated that all municipalities must have at least one voting location open during business hours ahead… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Massachusetts has one of the most employee-friendly independent contractor laws in the United States. Under the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law, which is also stricter than federal law, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 148B, a worker will be considered an employee unless the employer can show that all three prongs of the independent contractor test… Continue reading »

Jun
21

Contract law and Texting

There is a new twist on Crosby, Still Nash and Young’s “Teach your children well” is now “Children teach your parents well!” R U K? This type of expression has become very familiar to us. Welcome to the world of texting. Until recently, I understood it to be a great and quick way to stay… Continue reading »

Oct
25

Avoid a Slippery Situation: Take the Right Steps to Prevent Falls on Snow and Ice

In the K&G Spring newsletter, I wrote about a pending decision in the Supreme Judicial Court that could impact a property or business owner’s liability with regard to snow related injuries. In Papadopoulos v. Target Corp. et. al., the Court re-evaluated the long-standing legal standard for determining liability in snow and ice cases. For over… Continue reading »

May
12

Snow and Ice Liability…Are Changes Afoot?

Winter presents challenges to property and business owners regarding the removal of snow and ice from their premises, and making the premises safe for invitees. It is important for property owners and businesses to understand the law in this area and to be aware of the potential changes in the law that affect a property… Continue reading »

Aug
28

Insurance Defense: Who is Watching Out for Your Interests?

Suppose the unthinkable occurs and you or your business is involved in a serious accident and are sued. Fortunately, you have liability insurance and the insurance company agrees to cover and defend the case. Problem solved, right? Maybe not. While many people believe that the attorney appointed by the insurance company to defend the case… Continue reading »

Sep
15

Maximizing the Protection of Single Member LLC Real Estate

Most real estate investors would agree that among their major concerns when purchasing real estate are limiting personal liability and not having their personal assets subject to creditor claims. To address these concerns, limited liability companies (“LLC”) are growing in popularity as real estate holding entities. Unlike a general partnership, under which all partners may… Continue reading »