John Hession on Panel for Entrepreneur’s Edge: Critical Factors for a Successful Board 

Corporate partner John Hession will be a panelist on Entrepreneur's Edge: Critical Factors for a Successful Board, hosted by the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group. The panel will examine the critical factors for a successful board from the legal, investing, and entrepreneurial perspectives. It will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at the UVA LVG Incubator, …

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Informational Perhaps, But Not a Trademark!

One area of trademark law that continuously puzzles people is the tension between having a word or phrase associated with a product or service that is “informational” in that it immediately conveys to the consumer exactly what the product or service is, verses a word or phrase that may be more suggestive, arbitrary, or fanciful. …

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Amanda Phillips Appointed as Hearing Officer for MA Board of Bar Overseers

Litigation attorney Amanda R. Phillips has been appointed as a Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. The Board of Bar Overseers is an independent administrative body established by the Supreme Judicial Court to investigate and evaluate complaints against attorneys in Massachusetts. Congratulations to Amanda on her appointment. Learn more about Amanda's role in the announcement …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Speaking on Startup Coalition Panel about Funding Environment in New England

Corporate attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan will be a panelist for The Startup Coalition's event Funding Environment in New England. The panel will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 6pm at WeWork. Panelists will discuss the changes in the funding environment in New England and: the alternative forms of funding that have gained traction in …

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Attorneys Elevated to Member and Senior Attorney

      We are pleased to announce that Daniel J. Blanchard has been elevated to the rank of Member, and Erin E. Bryan, Jamie N. Dalton, and Amanda R. Phillips have been elevated to Senior Attorney. A member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Dan’s practice is focused on guiding his clients through corporate governance, employment matters, strategic commercial transactions, equity …

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The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents

  Looking back on developments in the world of venture capital in 2018, this past March the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) published the first major release of its model form venture capital documents since March, 2014. The NVCA forms were first developed in the early 2000s with a view towards introducing a measure of …

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Amanda Schreyer Quoted in Article about the Child Influencer Industry

The Fast Company article The 2-Year-Old Instagram Influencers Who Make More Than You discusses the lucrative world of child influencers and influencer marketing. Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer, who specializes in influencer marketing, comments on the legal considerations of the industry. She notes that the industry is still a gray area, and therefore child labor …

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Jon Gworek Interviewed in Boston Globe About the Future of Boston’s Tech Scene

Corporate and startup attorney Jon Gworek took part in a discussion in a group text message exchange with Boston Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner about the current and future Boston tech startup scene. Other participants included investors, entrepreneurs and recruiters. The group discussed the impact of the recent stock market drops, potential IPOs and other notable events to come …

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Dave Czarnecki Moderating XPX New England Panel on M&A War Stories

XPX New England will be hosting the panel M&A War Stories: Unexpected Challenges and Creative Solutions on Tuesday, January 22 at 4pm. Dave Czarnecki will moderate the panel, which will describe the various unpredictable challenges encountered in specific M&A transactions, and the creative solutions the panelists developed to address these challenges. The panel includes: Stuart …

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Dave Czarnecki Presenting on S Corp Redemptions Webinar

Dave Czarnecki will present, along with John Barrie of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, on the webinar S Corp Redemptions: Characterization, Tax Consequences Post-Tax Reform, Application of Sections 302 and 301. Topics will include structuring S corporation redemptions post-tax reform, under what circumstances redemptions would be disadvantageous to the S corporation or shareholders, application of Section …

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