Client Alerts

08.02.2022 | Client Alerts

Mayor Michelle Wu’s Task Force Weighs Reintroduction of Rent Stabilization/Rent Control

Mayor Michelle Wu announced, in March, that she was organizing a Rent Stabilization Advisory Committee to explore ways the City could implement rent control to address rising rents. The Committee is made up of affordable housing advocates, housing experts and… Read More

07.06.2022 | Client Alerts

Peter McGlynn Recognized by Chambers USA

The 2022 edition of Chambers USA has ranked Bernkopf Goodman LLP partner Peter B. McGlynn within the category of General Commercial Litigation. Chambers honored Peter for his broad-ranging civil litigation practice, which draws on significant trial experience in matters such as construction disputes and bankruptcy-related claims: “Peter is extraordinarily attentive… Read More

06.25.2022 | Client Alerts

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Right to Abortion: What it Means in Massachusetts

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs overturned the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade and held that there is no constitutional right to abortion. In anticipation of this potential outcome, thirteen states had already passed “trigger laws,” which were to take effect immediately or after a short… Read More

06.09.2022 | Client Alerts

Court Enforces Prompt Pay Act

It’s been almost 12 years since the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act (Act) was enacted to ensure prompt payment of periodic payment applications on private construction projects costing $3 million or more. The Act established the maximum time periods (which can be shortened by agreement) for approving and rejecting payment… Read More

02.07.2022 | Client Alerts | In The News

SJC Affirms Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Against Unscrupulous Commercial Landlord

In H1 Lincoln, Inc. v. South Washington Street, LLC, et al. (Lincoln), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed a multi-million dollar verdict against a landlord for bad faith business practices against its tenant on the “Auto Road” in North Attleborough. The SJC grounded its decision on the landlord’s commercially extortionate… Read More

01.12.2022 | Client Alerts

Chambers USA Ranks Peter McGlynn in its 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of Chambers USA has ranked Bernkopf Goodman LLP partner Peter B. McGlynn within the category of General Commercial Litigation. The 2021 publication states that Peter is “recommended for his broad-ranging civil litigation practice, which draws on significant trial experience in matters such as construction disputes and bankruptcy-related… Read More

12.10.2021 | Client Alerts

David W. Merritt Elevated to Partner

Bernkopf Goodman LLP is pleased to announce that David Merritt has been elevated to a firm partner.   “We are… Read More

12.10.2021 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Attorneys Named to Inaugural “Top Lawyers” List by Boston Magazine

The law firm of Bernkopf Goodman LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Robert Stetson, Allen Hankins, and James Peluso have been recognized in the inaugural “Top Lawyers” issue by Boston Magazine. Robert Stetson…

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11.08.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Federal Appeals Court Halts Vaccine Mandate

On Saturday, November 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). See Bernkopf Goodman’s Client Alert for more information on the ETS. The federal appeals court held the ETS,… Read More

11.04.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

OSHA Vaccine Mandate Released

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a temporary emergency COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Effective January 4, 2022, employees of private businesses with 100 or more employees, including part-time employees, will be required to either be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. Read More