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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

01.06.2023 | In The News

Jason A. Manekas: Go To Litigation Lawyer

Bernkopf is proud to announce that Jason A. Manekas, a litigation partner, has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2022 Go To Business Litigation Lawyer. A formidable litigator known for solving complex commercial, business, and real estate disputes, Jason Manekas utilizes his background in business operations and… Read More

01.04.2023 | In The News

Mayor Wu’s Development Rate Hike Proposal

In an interview with The Real Reporter, Eric A. Allon recently shared his thoughts on Mayor Wu’s new proposals concerning real estate developments in Boston. The views expressed in this interview are Eric Allon’s and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Bernkopf. Read the full article here.


01.03.2023 | In The News

Stetson Quoted About 93A Violation

In Amaria, Inc., et al. v. Austin, et al., a Massachusetts Superior Court judge doubled the award on a motion for reconsideration after finding that a commercial property owner knowingly and willfully breached a lease provision that gave its tenant the option to buy the property. In an article about the case…


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

10.11.2022 | In The News

Eleven Bernkopf Attorneys Recognized on 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® Lists

Super Lawyers has included eleven Bernkopf attorneys on its Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2022. Six Bernkopf attorneys are on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and five Bernkopf attorneys are on the Massachusetts Rising Stars list. The selection process is based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Read More

08.18.2022 | In The News | Publications

Nine Bernkopf Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2023 Best Lawyers in America® Publications

The publication Best Lawyers in America® has recognized nine Bernkopf attorneys. Partners Eric R. Allon, Lydia G. Chesnick, Gary P. Lilienthal, Martin C. Pomeroy, Sheryl C. Starr, and April L. Wilmar were all named Best Lawyers in real estate law. Peter B. McGlynn was honored for his work in the… Read More

06.09.2022 | In The News

Bernkopf’s Bob Stetson Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about Important Attorneys’ Fees Case

In Harris, et al. v. Imaging Advantage LLC, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge rejected an attorneys’ fees request based on an indemnification clause.  As explained by Bernkopf’s Bob Stetson to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Court conducted a “meticulous” analysis… Read More

06.07.2022 | In The News

David W. Merritt Appointed to the YMCA Board of Incorporators

Bernkopf is proud to announce that partner David W. Merritt has been appointed to the Board of Incorporators for the Hockomock Area YMCA. The Hockomock Area YMCA has branches in Foxborough, North Attleboro, Mansfield, and Franklin and serves 15 local communities across Norfolk and Bristol Counties. David’s primary focus for the… 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