The Top Five Considerations for Startups

Starting a new business can be both exciting and challenging. Protecting your business from day one can set you up for success and help you avoid costly litigation down the road. To help set you on the path to success, corporate attorney Liz Bitar covers the Top Five Considerations for Startups, including choice of entity, …

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Joe Hunt Joins Boston University School of Law Adjunct Faculty

MBBP corporate and tax attorney Joe Hunt has joined the adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Law as a Lecturer in the Graduate Tax Program. He will be teaching Life Cycle of a Business Venture during the Spring 2019 semester. The course is designed to provide students with a foundation to examine and compare …

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License Practitioners Beware the Macom Imbroglio!

By: John Hession Business and legal professionals beware of your Field of Use restrictions. Practitioners involved in constructing and drafting license agreements should pay particular attention to a U.S. Court of Appeals case decided in the Central District of California, Macom Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. v. Infineon Technologies AG (January 29, 2018).  In the Macom …

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The Process of GDPR Compliance: MAP DATA, DOORS O(PEN)

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on Friday, May 25, 2018, but many companies are still hard at work becoming compliant with this broad and stringent regulatory scheme governing privacy and data security. This new law reaches companies located in the United States who process any information (personal data) of …

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Tax Alert: South Dakota v. Wayfair 

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, sweeping aside more than fifty years of Supreme Court jurisprudence in a 5-4 decision that will ultimately subject internet retailers to sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. ACTION: The Court assumes software tools …

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Jeffry Severson and Elizabeth Bitar Join MBBP as Associates

MBBP welcomed two new associates to its intellectual property and corporate practices, Jeffry C. Severson and Elizabeth A. Bitar. Jeff's intellectual property practice will focus on protecting his clients' inventions and growing their intellectual property portfolios. Prior to joining the Firm, Jeff worked as an operations research patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a corporate …

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Howard Zaharoff, Mike Cavaretta and Amanda Schreyer to Participate in MCLE 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2018

     At the MCLE's 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2018, three of our attorneys will participate in the session "Trends and developments IP counsel, business lawyers and litigators must know," which will be held on Thursday, June 14 at the MCLE Conference Center in Boston. Howard Zaharoff is Co-Chair, and Mike Cavaretta and Amanda …

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Joe Hunt Speaking on Tax Panel about Choice of Business Entity

Tax attorney Joe Hunt will speak at the 7th Annual Tax Update held by M. Robinson & Company, Tax Law Specialists, on June 13 at Bentley University. The presentation will cover Qualified Business Income Tax Deduction, Foreign-Derived Intangible Deduction, Global Intangible Low Taxed Income Deduction, Wire Transfer Audits, and the IRS crackdown on cryptocurrency. Specifically, …

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The First Step in Developing a GDPR Compliance Strategy: Assess Your EU Personal Data Flows

With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline fast-approaching on May 25, 2018, privacy and data security attorney Faith Kasparian is helping you take the first step in developing a GDPR compliance strategy. The first step: assess your EU personal data flows by answering questions in this questionnaire. The questionnaire gathers …

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Event Recap: Corporate Venture Capital

By: John Hession Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in the technology sector has experienced some seismic shifts in perspective over the last decade. This perspective was offered by panelists Frank Andrasco, Director at next47, Adam Jackson, Venture Investor, Bose Ventures, and Charles Svirk, Senior Associate at MassMutual Ventures, who presented at a panel seminar hosted by …

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