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01.01.2018 | In The News

Insights and tips from legal professionals: Gary P. Lilienthal

EK: Where did you grow up? LILIENTHAL: I grew up in the Boston area, went to the University of California-Berkeley in the ’60s for undergrad, and then Boston College Law. EK: What made you want to become a lawyer? LILIENTHAL: My godfather was a Suffolk County assistant district attorney his entire career. Read More

12.13.2017 | In The News

Abutters who didn’t appeal ZBA decision can’t block project

Waited 8 years to file zoning enforcement action By: Eric T. Berkman, December 13, 2017 Truro residents who appealed a permit to build a nonconforming single-family home but did not challenge the Zoning Board of Appeal’s subsequent decision to uphold it could not bring a zoning enforcement action against the property owners eight… Read More

11.09.2017 | In The News

Law firm can countersue ex-client for abuse of process

Malpractice claim alleged to be ‘ploy’ to avoid fees By: Pat Murphy November 9, 2017 A Boston law firm could pursue an abuse-of-process counterclaim against an ex-client who allegedly brought a legal malpractice claim as a “ploy” to avoid paying attorneys’ fees owed for the firm’s… Read More

10.17.2017 | Client Alerts | In The News

Ten Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys recognized as 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(BOSTON) October 17, 2017 – – Bernkopf Goodman LLP is proud to announce that ten of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys Eric R. Allon (Real Estate), Lydia G. Chesnick (Real Estate), Peter B. McGlynn (Construction… Read More

10.10.2017 | Client Alerts | In The News

Client Alert: McGlynn Wins Large Piercing the Client Veil Case

On October 10, 2017, by the unanimous vote of a three judge panel, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the judgment of the Superior Court in favor of Peter McGlynn’s client, Physician’s Academy for Clinical Excellence. Genentech, Inc., a $40 billion pharmaceutical company, provided approximately $630,000 in grant funds to Physician’s… Read More

09.29.2017 | In The News

2017 Women in Real Estate Spotlight – Sheryl Starr

  Sheryl Starr Partner Bernkopf Goodman LLP Years in real estate: 38 What trends are you seeing so far this year: Disruptors in the commercial real estate industry are shaking things up. Higher vacancies and downward pressure on rents are affecting retail valuations. Millennials seeking flexible, technology… Read More

08.17.2017 | In The News

Challenge to foreclosure sale barred by statute of repose

Judge gives effect to plain language of ‘Clear Title’ Act By: Pat Murphy August 17, 2017, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Two plaintiffs challenging the validity of the 2007 foreclosure sale of their Greenfield home could not satisfy the filing requirements of the recently amended statute of repose by… Read More

07.27.2017 | In The News

Debtor permitted to boost value of PI claim in bankruptcy

Judge rejects trustee’s claim of ‘bad faith’ amendment… Read More

07.20.2017 | In The News

Cost of lawyer’s fraud falls on client, not third party

Settlement deal upheld, despite principal’s lack of awareness… Read More