Client Alerts

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…


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

10.12.2021 | Client Alerts | In The News

Three Bernkopf Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

Three Bernkopf Goodman attorneys have been named as 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers recognized partner Robert Stetson Nicholas Schneider for business litigation, partner Allen Hankins for commercial real estate, and associate David Merritt for his work in creditor/debtor rights. The Rising Stars list recognizes less than… Read More

10.12.2021 | Client Alerts | In The News

Six Bernkopf Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List

Super Lawyers has selected six Bernkopf Goodman attorneys for its annual Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Eric Allon, Lydia Chesnick and Sheryl Starr were recognized for their real estate work, Peter McGlynn for construction litigation, and Richard Michaud  and Meredith Swisher for business litigation. Super Lawyers, a lawyer rating service and… Read More

09.02.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Boston Issues Eviction Moratorium

Last week, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Centers for Disease Control’s national eviction moratorium holding the CDC lacked authority to enact such a ban without explicit congressional authority. On Tuesday, as millions of residential tenants nationwide faced eviction, Boston’s Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that the Boston… Read More