11.14.2022 | In The News | Podcasts

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3: On Depp and Dignity

Bob talks with legal titan Wayne Dennison to discuss his high-profile representation of international movie star Johnny Depp in what’s been dubbed the first “trial by Tik Tok”: Depp v. Heard. 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

10.31.2022 | In The News | Podcasts

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2: FORE!

Bob and Robert Galvin discuss Tenczar v. Indian Pond Country Club, Inc. and what happens when a home ostensibly becomes a part of a golf course.  … Read More

10.17.2022 | Podcasts

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1: Flags and Our Forefathers

Bob and Liberty Counsel’s Roger Gannam talk about Shurtleff v. City of Boston; the United States Supreme Court’s landmark First Amendment case involving the City’s flag-raising program. Visit for more information and to listen to the entire season.  … Read More

09.01.2022 | Publications

Buyer Beware: The Return of Caveat Emptor

Sullivan v. Five Acres Realty Trust, 487 Mass. 64 (2020) The ancient maxim of caveat emptor means “let the buyer beware.” 1 Under this well-known legal doctrine, a seller is not liable to a buyer for defects in a property in the absence of an express warranty or fraud.2 Courts…


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 | 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

06.09.2022 | 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

03.15.2022 | Podcasts

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Episode 11, Justice and Charity

In the final episode of Season 1, Bob talks with Scott Sinrich about his pro bono work in Stearns v. Montiero and how, despite popular belief, lawyering remains a noble profession. Visit for more information and to listen to the entire season.… Read More