Elizabeth Bitar To Speak at Worcester State University Criminal Justice Alumni Event

Morse attorney Elizabeth Bitar will serve as a panelist at Worcester State University's Criminal Justice Alumni Connections event on Wednesday, October 23. The event, hosted by the Worcester State University Alumni Association and the Criminal Justice Department, will begin at 5:30 PM for an evening of networking and reuniting with alumni, students, faculty and staff. Registration is required. Additional …

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Joe Hunt Speaking at Boston University School of Law

Tax attorney Joe Hunt will give a guest lecture about tax issues at Boston University School of Law on Tuesday, November 5. The lecture, presented to the Startup Law Clinic, is designed to address common tax issues that arise for companies and employees, particularly from the perspectives of choice of entity and equity issuances. The clinic provides …

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John Hession To Speak At MassBio

Morse corporate partner John Hession, will moderate two upcoming programs for MassBio. The first program, Communicating Effectively to Get to the Next Level of Greatness, will take place on October 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the MassBio Offices. Read a brief description of the program below: "Research shows that 9 out …

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The Trademark Company, LegalZoom & Other Online Services

By: Sean D. Detweiler Consumers continue to become increasingly more comfortable conducting business transactions of all types online, including filing trademark and patent applications, without the help of an attorney. At Morse, this has resulted in an increase of clients looking for help on a pending trademark or patent application previously initiated using an online …

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Explaining Profits Interests and Their Tax Consequences

By: Joseph E. Hunt Equity incentives are an important form of compensation in many types of businesses and are especially important at the start-up phase when only limited funds may be available to pay cash compensation. Entrepreneurs familiar with the corporate form of business likely have received equity incentives themselves, possibly in the form of …

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Employment Law Alert: Round Up of Noncompete Reform Coming to New England

Noncompete reform is taking over the country as more and more states - including four in New England - are making the decision to enact new laws restricting the use of noncompetition agreements by employers. Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island all recently passed legislation that is expected to take effect soon, and a similar …

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Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU

Morse and Hewitsons invite you to a panel event: Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU on Thursday, October 24 at our Waltham office. Topics will include diverse legal, business, and operational perspectives, both from right here in Massachusetts and from across the pond, and pragmatic advice on how to …

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Trademark Attorney Stacey Friends Joins Morse

Morse is pleased to welcome Stacey C. Friends to the Firm as a Member of the Trademark and Intellectual Property Groups. Stacey's practice will continue to encompass all aspects of brand selection, as well as trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement, both nationally and internationally for large and small companies. She also advises clients on various copyright, fair use, and licensing …

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Stacey Friends Interviewed by Radio Entrepreneurs

The Radio Entrepreneurs, a show that provides advice, information and connections for entrepreneurs, service providers and established companies, interviewed Morse trademark partner Stacey Friends. Stacey discusses trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement for large and small companies, as well as the recent USPTO rule change regarding specimens of use, based on the sudden influx of trademark applications from China. …

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Structuring Your M&A Transaction: Asset Purchase Versus Stock Purchase

When you are ready to buy or sell a company, it can feel like all the pieces are moving a million miles a minute. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when structuring the transaction. In addition, determining the structure may be challenging as …

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