Jan
31

Do You Know What’s In Your Will?

Before you signed your Last Will and Testament, did you read it carefully? Do you know and understand the contents of your will? Does your will reflect your wishes today for the disposition of your assets? The language in a will is not always easy to follow or comprehend, but there is a reasonable expectation… 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 »

May
24

A takeaway from Prince’s death: Do not die without a will

Prince is the latest celebrity to die without a will. To many of us it was shocking that this music legend did not leave instructions on how to administer his vast fortune. When celebrities die without a will it makes headline news. Despite the fact that about 50% of Americans die every year without a… Continue reading »

Jun
01

Reviewing Your Purchase & Sale Agreement

The purchase of a new home is an exciting and stressful time for buyers. The buying of a new home may not only be the most significant and largest purchase most people will make, but it also involves the law of real property, which is unique and presents special problems. The legal issues that arise… 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 »

May
12

Informal Probate is Coming to Massachusetts

The laws in Massachusetts affecting the probate of Wills, dying without a Will (intestate), and the administration of estates have undergone a complete transformation. Effective on July 1, 2011, the Massachusetts Probate Code (the “Code”) repeals the majority of the existing chapters and statutes on probate law in an effort to simplify, streamline and clarify… Continue reading »

Sep
15

Achieving Desirable Results for Our Clients

Konowitz & Greenberg strives to provide unparalleled service and results to its individual and business litigation clients, no matter where the dispute may occur. Recently, Konowitz & Greenberg succeeded in obtaining the dismissal of claims filed against one of its clients in Maine. That case, filed by one partner against the other members of a… Continue reading »

Feb
03

Hidden Hang-ups of Pre-printed Forms

In real estate transactions, you must be diligent in every document you sign. Konowitz & Greenberg recently settled a lawsuit in which the buyer signed a pre-printed Contract to Purchase form for a piece of commercial real estate. The contract identified the property and set forth a purchase price and sale date. The contract also… Continue reading »