Client Alerts

05.18.2023 | Client Alerts

Peter McGlynn has been Elected as a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Bernkopf takes great pleasure in announcing that senior partner and Litigation Practice Group Chair, Peter McGlynn, was elected as a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at ABOTA’s national board meeting in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. The… Read More

03.09.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Client Alert: Municipal Board Hearing Gone Wrong (or Right)

Part of our practice involves permitting, zoning, and other appearances before municipal boards.  As part of that process, we often advise our clients as to the proper decorum surrounding such appearances and the role the client should play.  Just yesterday, the Massachusetts… Read More

03.01.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

David Blumberg Elevated to Firm Partner

Bernkopf is pleased to announce that David Blumberg has been elevated to firm partner. Blumberg joined Bernkopf in 2021 following a successful sixteen-year career as a senior business manager and in-house counsel at Cummings Properties. He handled and oversaw the legal staff for leasing, operational, and transactional matters. Cummings Properties… Read More

01.19.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Competition Agreements

If you use non-competition agreements or other restrictive covenants to protect the goodwill and trade secrets of your business, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing a rule that could obliterate those protections. The FTC recently proposed a rule to ban non-compete clauses, claiming they hurt workers and harm competition. Read More

11.03.2022 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Named to “2023 Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Bernkopf announces it has received top rankings in both the national and Boston metropolitan markets of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have impressive ratings from clients and peers. Read More

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