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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

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 | 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

11.22.2023 | In The News

Five Attorneys Recognized in Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers

Bernkopf, a leading Boston-based law firm, proudly announces that five partners have been honored in Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2023 issue. This prestigious recognition highlights the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional legal services and its standing in the legal community. The honored attorneys are: Eric Allon… 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

08.29.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Bernkopf Welcomes Zoe Krey to the Litigation Department

Bernkopf, a prominent Boston-based law firm, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its esteemed legal team, Zoe Krey. Joining as an associate in the litigation department, Zoe will assist clients through complex business and commercial challenges, leveraging her robust legal research skills and a keen eye for detail. Read More