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

07.31.2023 | Client Alerts | In The News

Business E-mail Compromise Alert

Over the past decade, there has been an escalating financial cyber threat called Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), often referred to as the “Man in the E-mail Scam.”  The most recent statistical data from the FBI reveal that there were more than $50 Billion in domestic and international dollars lost… Read More

06.05.2023 | Client Alerts

Litigator Peter McGlynn Earns Ranking in Chambers USA

Bernkopf is pleased to announce that Peter B. McGlynn, an industry-leading commercial trial lawyer, has been recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers has recognized McGlynn in the category of General Commercial Litigation for eight consecutive years and recommends him for “his broad-ranging civil litigation practice, which draws… Read More

03.14.2023 | Events/Webinars

Understanding and Negotiating Builders’ Limited Warranties

Please join REBA’s Residential Conveyancing Section for a webinar at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 21st. Robert W. Stetson III of Bernkopf will present. As buyer’s counsel, we are frequently asked to review and negotiate builders’ warranties as part of a P&S, or we are told that the… Read More

02.01.2023 | Podcasts

Small Claim or Bet the Company?

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7 Bob and class action defense lawyer Mark Aronsson discuss Cabrera v. Auto Max Preowned, Inc. and how a judge’s interpretation of a procedural rule can lead to bet-the-company litigation.  … 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

01.17.2023 | Podcasts

Originalism at Work

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 2, Episode 6 Bob and Frank Saccoccio discuss how the Supreme Court’s originalist interpretation of the Second Amendment led a court to invalidate Rhode Island’s stun gun ban in O’Neil v. Nerohna.  … 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

11.28.2022 | Podcasts

Unintended Consequences

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 2, Episode 4 Bob and New England Legal Foundation’s Ben Robbins discuss Tracer Lane II Realty, LLC v. City of Waltham and how the unintended consequences of a 1946 zoning bylaw could include the development of large-scale solar systems in residential neighborhoods. Read More