Event Recap: So You Want a Seat at the Table – Experience from Women on Securing Board Positions

On March 18, the Women Attorneys Group hosted a virtual program that focused on board service including the role, responsibilities, and compensation of board members. Moderated by Lisa Warren, Managing Partner at Morse, the panel included Ellen Richstone, Public Company Board Director, Sarah Feingold, Co- Founder of The Fourth Floor, Rebecca Liebman, Co-Founder and CEO …

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Morse Welcomes Dennis Parad and Ryan Whelpley to the Firm

Morse is pleased to welcome Dennis Parad and Ryan Whelpley to the Firm as Associates. Dennis joins the Firm’s Patent Practice Group and Ryan joins the Corporate Practice Group. Dennis is a Registered Patent Attorney and former Patent Examiner with more than 15 years of intellectual property law experience. He advises clients in the life sciences with respect to the preparation and …

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Attorneys Elevated to Member and Senior Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Schreyer has been elevated to Member, and Joe Hunt and Ryan Perry have been elevated to Senior Attorney. An experienced transactional lawyer, Amanda represents a variety of media and technology clients in connection with content creation and licensing, marketing and advertising, and intellectual property protection and enforcement. She has been with the Firm since 2017, most recently as …

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Morse’s Faith D. Kasparian Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law for 2020

  It is with real pleasure Morse announces that our friend and partner, Faith D. Kasparian, has been named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of its Top Women of Law for 2020. The prestigious honor, intended to recognize “exceptional women lawyers who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models”, will be celebrated at a socially distanced virtual event …

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Amanda Schreyer Quoted in Business Insider on Influencer ‘Usage Rights’

Business Insider recently interviewed Morse media and marketing attorney, Amanda Schreyer, along with several brand influencers and managers, in regards to 'usage rights,' a highly-negotiated part of brand contracts. What are 'Usage Rights'? Generally regarded as one of the most important things influencers should consider when signing a contract with a brand, the term itself …

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Payroll Tax Memo: Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing Pandemic

By: Joe Hunt On August 8, President Trump signed an executive order, the Payroll Tax Memo, which seeks to defer the due date for the employee portion of federal payroll taxes, originally due September 1, 2020, until December 31, 2020. Under the Payroll Tax Memo, employers are allowed (but not required) to defer payment of …

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U.S. Court of Appeals affirms jury verdict and judgment in favor of ITyX Solutions

On February 27, 2020, Morse litigator Scott Magee won an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on behalf of client ITyX Solutions AG. The Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict and $9.2 million judgment in favor of ITyX in a 28-page opinion. ITyX Solutions created and sells intelligent document recognition software. …

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2019 M&A Deals: A Transaction Recap

Morse is pleased to announce that the Firm had a stand-out year for M&A deals in 2019, completing 22 transactions totaling just under $1 billion. The average deal size was $41 million. Additional deal data was reported on the Morse website, including an industry break-down which shows a strong year for healthcare/life sciences and technology …

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2019 VC Deals: A Snapshot of Venture Capital Transactions

2019 was a banner year for Morse's Venture Capital group, closing over 90 venture financings totaling nearly $1.3 billion in proceeds raised. Within the last decade, we have assisted our clients in raising over $5 billion in venture capital. We have been ranked as one of the region’s top law firms in completing venture capital …

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Morse Attorney Elevated to Senior Attorney

We are pleased to announce that William Schmidt has been elevated to Senior Attorney. A Registered Patent Attorney, Bill’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, opinions, and related counseling. He works with a variety of clients including universities, research institutes, government agencies, and start-ups, advising them on strategies to protect their intellectual property. Bill has been with …

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