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MBBP Attorneys Help Demystify LLCs in MCLE Program 04/29/2014

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Tax and Business Attorney Diana EspañolaOn May 5th, MBBP Attorneys Diana Española and Chip Wry will sit as faculty for an MCLE In-House ProgramLLCs Demystified“. The program will focus on the fundamentals of LLCs, highlighting business and tax issues frequently presented by such entities. Diana and Chip will help to debate the pros and cons of LLCs and corporations, discuss basic tax and business issues presented by LLCs, identify specific advantages and disadvantages of LLCs, report on common Corporate and Tax Attorney Charles Wry, Jr. mistakes and traps for the unwary in forming and advising LLCs, and provide practical drafting tips.

The MCLE will create an audio CD of the program and will also be rebroadcasting it as a webcast on May 12th.

For more information on LLC formations, operations and exits, please contact Diana Española or Chip Wry.

Scott Connolly Speaks at MCLE Employment Seminar 03/03/2014

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MCLE Proving & Valuing Damages in Employment Cases PanelistsOn Friday, February 28, 2014, MBBP Employment Attorney Scott Connolly served as a panel speaker at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) annual seminar on Proving & Valuing Damages in Employment Cases. Among the topics Scott covered from the defense perspective were whether and how to effectively use financial experts at trial, ways for defendants to avoid/minimize punitive damages, limiting emotional distress damages, and whether unemployment benefits should be deducted from back-pay awards. Other members of the distinguished panel were Honorable Peter M. Lauriat, Superior Court Justice, Eugenia M. Guastaferri, Senior Hearing Officer at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and employee-side advocates Inga S. Bernstein and David E. Belfort. Scott defends clients from employment-related lawsuits before state and federal courts and agencies.

Please feel free to contact Scott with any questions.

MBBP Attorneys to Panel Upcoming MCLE Program – Building Business Organizations: LLCs, LLPs, Limited Partnerships & Corporations 01/30/2014

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Corporate and Tax Attorney Charles Wry, Jr. MBBP Attorneys Charles A. Wry, Jr. and Scott R. Bleier are among the faculty presenting at MCLE New England’s in-person program “Building Business Organizations: LLCs, LLPs, Limited Partnerships & Corporations” on Thursday, February 6 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The program focuses on new business organizations that are typically formed as limited liability companies (“LLCs”),Corporate Attorney Scott Bleier corporations, or, less frequently, limited partnerships or limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”). The faculty will discuss how to choose a form of entity based on a number of tax and non-tax considerations and then, if the entity chosen is a corporation or LLC, whether to use Massachusetts or Delaware law. Attendees will learn how to form a corporation or LLC in Massachusetts or Delaware, including how to prepare the various organizational documents. 

To learn more or to register for this event, please visit MCLE.

For more information on building business organizations, please contact Chip Wry or Scott Bleier.

Distributing & Licensing Software & Other Technologies — Howard Zaharoff Chairs MCLE Program 04/15/2013

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IP and Technology Licensing Attorney Howard ZaharoffOn Wednesday, May 29 MBBP IP and Licensing Attorney Howard Zaharoff will chair the MCLE seminar “Distributing & Licensing Software & Other Technologies“. The program provides both licensing specialists and business lawyers involved in technology procurement and distribution with critical information, forms, and dos and don’ts in the following areas:

  • Open Source Licensing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Confidentiality Provisions
  • Drafting Clauses

To learn more or to register for the event, please visit MCLE.

John Gallini Panels MCLE’s Immigration Law Event 12/17/2012

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Immigration Attorney John GalliniOn December 12th – 13th MBBP Immigration Attorney John Gallini was a panel member for MCLE’s BasicsPlus! two-day intensive immigration law program. The event helped to provided attendees with a practice introduction to the concepts, procedures and practice of immigration law. John lead a discussion on Employment-Based Green Cards Without Labor Certification.

John Gallini is also the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association‘s Immigration Law Section. Please feel free to contact John with any questions on immigration.

Bob Shea to Present at MCLE Employment Law Conference 10/05/2012

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Employment Attorney Bob SheaOn December 14, 2012, MBBP Attorney Bob Shea will be presenting at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s 15th Annual Employment Law Conference. Bob will lead a discussion concerning recent changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) law. The changes extend eligibility for access to the CORI database to all employers but also put strict notification, paperwork, and records retention requirements on employers who access and use CORI records.

For more information, please see MBBP’s Employment Law Advisor on the CORI law.

Feel free to contact Bob with any questions on employment law.

Howard Zaharoff to Chair MCLE Program on “Distributing and Licensing Software and Other Technologies” 04/06/2012

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IP and Technology Licensing Attorney Howard ZaharoffOn Wednesday, May 9th, MCLE New England is hosting a program on “Distributing & Licensing Software & Other Technologies.” The program will be chaired by MBBP IP and Licensing Attorney Howard Zaharoff and include five panelists who will provide attendees with important tips and useful forms for getting their technology deals done. The program will cover topics such as pricing models, open source, cloud computing, containing liability, and include an “Ask the Experts” Q&A session.

For more information, please visit MCLE New England.

Click here to register for this event.

Any questions regarding licensing, please contact Howard Zaharoff.

MBBP Attorneys Help Demystify LLCs in MCLE Program 03/23/2012

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Tax and Business Attorney Diana EspañolaOn March 22nd, MBBP Attorneys Diana Española and Chip Wry sat as faculty for MCLE In-House ProgramLLCs Demystified“. The program focused on the fundamentals of LLCs highlighting business and tax issues frequently presented by such entities. Diana and Chip helped to debate the pros and cons of LLCs and corporations, discussed basic tax and business issues presented by LLCs, identified specific advantages and disadvantages of LLCs, reported on common Corporate and Tax Attorney Charles Wry, Jr. mistakes and traps for the unwary in forming and advising LLCs, and provided practical drafting tips.

The MCLE has created an audio CD of the program and will also be rebroadcasting it as a webcast on April 19th.

For more information on LLC formation, please contact Diana Española or Chip Wry.

Robert Finkel to Lecture On the Taxation of Business Entities 06/07/2011

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Tax and Business Attorney Robert FinkelOn June 23rd, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) is hosting an In-Person Program titled “Business Lawyer’s Guide to Taxation of Business Entities“. This program will answer the most common questions you have – or should have – and helps you to spot troublesome tax issues that can derail a deal and pose problems for your clients down the road. MBBP Corporate Tax Attorney Robert Finkel will be attending the conference as a faculty member and help to analyze tax law through the study of practical hypothetical cases relating to your choice of entity, day-to-day operations, buying or selling a business, and state tax issues.

For more information and to register for the program, please visit MCLE.

For questions on tax law, feel free to contact Robert Finkel.

MBBP Attorneys to Speak at 14th Annual NE IP Law Conference 2011 05/23/2011

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IP and Technology Licensing Attorney Howard ZaharoffOn June 16th, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) is hosting the 14th Annual New England Intellectual Property Law Conference 2011, where attendees can get up-to-speed on trends and new developments that business lawyers and litigators need to know in the ever-changing field of intellectual property law. MBBP IP Licensing and Trademark Attorneys Howard Zaharoff and Faith Kasparian will be attending the conference as faculty members. Howard IP Licensing and Trademark Attorney Faith Kasparianis a program Co-Chair, while Faith will present an overview and update to the FTC’s New Privacy Framework.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit MCLE.

For more information on intellectual property law, feel free to contact Howard or Faith.

Howard Zaharoff to Speak in MCLE Program on Negotiating & Renegotiating Contracts 04/21/2011

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IP and Technology Licensing Attorney Howard ZaharoffOn Tuesday, April 26, MCLE New England is hosting an In-Person program on “Negotiating and Renegotiating Contracts“. The program will be run by 4 expert panelists including MBBP Attorney Howard Zaharoff. The panelists will discuss “several critical business relationships-including SAAS and hosting agreements; key employee, non-compete and independent contractor agreements; non-disclosure and trade secret agreements; and distribution agreements”.

For more information, please visit MCLE New England.

Click here to register for this event.

9th Annual Immigration Law Conference 2010 Co-Chaired by John Gallini 05/26/2010

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Immigration Attorney John GalliniOn May 21, Attorney John Gallini co-chaired the 9th Annual Immigration Law Conference 2010 sponsored by MCLE. The full day program covered current trends and the most effective strategies for dealing with the constantly changing business immigration landscape. Topics covered by the 13 panel members included presentations on F-1 students and their transition into the workforce, H-1Bs in a new era of enforcement, L-1 intracompany transferee problem cases, creative E visa options, an update and analysis on PERM labor certifications, traversing Form I-140 immigrant petition minefields, and H-1B and green card portability. The conference also included a special keynote panel with the Assistant Director of the Department of Border Security for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Boston.

For more information on Immigration Law, please contact John Gallini.

Mark Tarallo to Speak at MCLE Law Conference 04/07/2010

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Corporate Attorney Mark TaralloToday, April 7, MBBP attorney Mark Tarallo is speaking at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) third annual Family & Closely Held Business Law Conference from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at MCLE’s offices in Boston.  The conference will cover a variety of topics including estate planning, insurance issues, and banking, bankruptcy and liquidity, which Mark will discuss.

For more information on the event, please visit MCLE.

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