Client Alerts

07.12.2024 | Client Alerts | In The News

Client Alert: Noncompete Injunction

In May, Bernkopf released a client alert by Eric Allon and David Hansen concerning the Federal Trade Commission’s prospective ban on the vast majority of non-compete agreements throughout the United States. In support of its rule, the FTC asserts that non-compete agreements stifle competition, suppress wages, and restrict workers’ upward… Read More

06.20.2024 | Client Alerts | In The News

Massachusetts SJC Issues Prompt Pay Act Decision

This week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made a significant stride in the realm of construction law by providing its first interpretation of the prompt pay act (G.L. c. 149 § 29E) in Business Interior Floor Covering Business Trust v. Graycor Construction Co., Inc. The prompt pay act… Read More

06.10.2024 | Client Alerts | In The News

Residential Landlords: Rent Price-Fixing Investigation

The Department of Justice (DOJ) opened a criminal probe into rent price-fixing allegations among large residential property owners and management firms. The FBI recently raided a corporate landlord as part of the DOJ investigation into RealPage, a leading property pricing software developer. This move marks a significant escalation from the… Read More

05.01.2024 | Client Alerts | In The News

Noncompete Ban and Overtime Eligibility

Employment Law Update: Last week marked significant changes in employment law, with the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) passing a new rule banning noncompete agreements (the “FTC Rule”). Promptly after that, the Chamber of Commerce and prominent business groups filed a lawsuit in Texas federal court challenging the FTC Rule. Read More

03.01.2024 | Client Alerts

Bernkopf Welcomes Jennifer Hayden, Human Resources Manager

BOSTON (March 1, 2024) – – Bernkopf, a prominent Boston-based law firm, is thrilled to announce Jennifer L. Hayden, MBA, PHR, as its new Human Resources Manager. This strategic addition to the Bernkopf leadership team underscores the firm’s commitment to fostering a workplace culture of excellence and… Read More

12.15.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Welcomes Megan Pluviose as New Chief Operating Officer

BOSTON (December 13, 2023) – – Bernkopf, a prominent Boston-based law firm, is thrilled to announce Megan Pluviose as its new Chief Operating Officer. Megan’s appointment marks a significant milestone for Bernkopf, reflecting its commitment to enhancing operations and strategic direction with top-tier talent. Megan’s career is distinguished by a… Read More

12.15.2023 | Client Alerts

The Corporate Transparency Act Goes into Effect January 1, 2024

On January 1, 2024, the federal Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) will take effect. It mandates new reporting requirements for millions of businesses operating in the United States. Congress passed the act to prevent money laundering and other illicit activities. However, the CTA’s impact is far-reaching as it requires qualifying companies… Read More

12.15.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

The Corporate Transparency Act Goes into Effect January 1, 2024

On January 1, 2024, the federal Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) will take effect. It mandates new reporting requirements for millions of businesses operating in the United States. Congress passed the act to prevent money laundering and other illicit activities. However, the CTA’s impact is far-reaching as it requires qualifying companies to… Read More

10.12.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Attorneys Shine in the 2023-2024 Super Lawyers List

Bernkopf proudly announces that several of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2023-2024 Super Lawyers List. The Super Lawyers selection process, renowned for its rigorous methodology, honors lawyers with significant peer recognition and professional achievement. We are thrilled to highlight that the following Bernkopf attorneys have been named to… Read More

09.26.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Client Alert: Cummings Properties, LLC v. Hines

Commercial landlords are breathing a collective sigh of relief following yesterday’s release of Cummings Properties, LLC v. Hines, a major decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) on the validity of acceleration clauses in commercial leases. Acceleration clauses are a form of liquidated damages in which a defaulting tenant… Read More