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Opportunity Zone Project Underway for BayCoast Bank

We are very pleased to have been able to represent BayCoast Bank in the acquisition of the Standard Times Building on Rt. 18 and Elm Street in New Bedford through Read More

Opportunity Zones & Qualified Opportunity Funds: An Emerging Economic Development and Investment Tool Worth Considering

The Opportunity Zone program is an important new community economic development and investment tool created in late 2017 by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This program is designed Read More

Digital Assets and Estate Planning

Good Morning, Digital assets have become a ubiquitous part of nearly all of our daily lives and yet Massachusetts remains one of the only states in the nation that has not Read More

Using Your Personal Car For Work: Insure The Business Use Exclusion To Sleep Nights

We would like to bring to your attention an important automobile insurance issue.  If you use your personal vehicle for business purposes, you may not have full liability coverage if you Read More

Nursing Home Expense and Irrecovable Trusts

Many people have transferred their homes into irrevocable trusts as a way of making themselves eligible for state assistance if they go into a nursing home. Most know that this Read More

Vaccine Injuries

As we enter the height of the flu season here in southern New England, many of us have either received or plan to receive our flu vaccinations. While injuries arising Read More

Changes in Massachusetts' Minimum Wage and the "Blue Law"

Changes in Massachusetts’ minimum wage and the “blue law” affecting premium pay for certain employees working on Sundays will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The minimum wage will go Read More

Marijuana in the Workplace

While medical marijuana has been available to Massachusetts patients for some time, the Commonwealth has recently joined a growing number of states in decriminalizing marijuana sales and use under state Read More

Massachusetts Gun Licensing Law Upheld

On November 2, the Massachusetts Gun Licensing law, Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 140, § 131, as applied in Boston and Brookline was upheld by the Federal First Circuit Court of Read More

Massachusetts Passes Non-competition Agreement Statute

After ten years of debate, the Massachusetts Legislature has passed and Monday the Governor signed a law regulating non-competition agreements. I have been drafting and litigating non-competition agreements for most Read More

Are Online Reader/User Agreements Enforceable?

Have you ever wondered whether the user agreements you see online are enforceable in court? Have you ever read Apple’s or Amazon’s user agreements? Lately, agreement notices are being Read More

Newpaper Delivery People are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

Last week, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that Gatehouse Media, the company that owns the Patriot Ledger (and the New Bedford Standard Times) misclassified its newspaper delivery drivers as independent Read More

Home Mortgage Interest and the New Tax Law

Most of our clients own their own homes and some have second homes. The new tax law significantly impacts the deductibility of the interest on mortgages on those properties. We received Read More

Tax Law Changes and Estate Planning

We at RBF&A hope you have had a great holiday season with your family and friends. Having two three day weekends in a row certainly has helped by giving us Read More

Accountants Responsible to Non-Clients for Material Misrepresentations in Audit

In a very important case, the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court has ruled that an accounting firm and one of its partner accountants were responsible for misrepresentations Read More

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