Business Fundamentals Bootcamp VI, session “The Theatre of the Deal”

I will be speaking at Business Fundamentals Bootcamp VI, session “The Theatre of the Deal,” on October 19, 2012 at the Cambridge Innovation Center.


Advisory Boards, Who Needs Them?

A company’s success depends on people—and not just those who work for it. In a typical corporate situation, the shareholders elect a Board of Directors who hire the officers who actually run the company. But if you are a small closely held company, should you also have an Advisory Board?


Highlights of the Newly Enacted Uniform Trust Code

On July 8, 2012, Massachusetts enacted the Uniform Trust Code (UTC), which codifies the existing laws pertaining to trusts, but also clarifies, simplifies and modernizes the rules governing the administration of trusts. Massachusetts joins more than twenty states in adopting the UTC with the intent of providing trustees with greater flexibility in the administration of… Continue reading »


Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late to Hire an Attorney

People often hire an attorney when they are faced with a lawsuit. I can’t count the number of times I have received the phone call where the stressed out person on the other end of the phone is saying, “Help. I got served with papers and I don’t know what to do.” Let’s be clear… Continue reading »


Gestational Carriers: The Wild Frontier

I recently represented a married couple who wanted to adopt a child soon to be born to a gestational carrier, and who stepped in when the relationship between the carrier and the intended parents of the child drastically went wrong. The gestational carrier had been implanted with an egg fertilized with the intended father’s sperm,… Continue reading »