Bowditch & Dewey

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311 Main Street
P.O. Box 15156
Worcester, MA 01615-0156, United States
Phone: (508) 791-3511
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Drawing (Or, More Accurately, Pouring) a Blank?

In a guidance issued on May 24, 2017, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission announced a loosening of the Commonwealth’s stringent growler-filling requirements..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Families Can Use a Tax-Advantaged ABLE Account to Save for Disability Expenses

Governor Charlie Baker recently announced the launch of a state sponsored Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account program that has been long awaited by disabled individuals and their families. This program serves as a…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Hiding Behind Faith

A reasonable amount of uncertainty, speculation, and even fear is expected with any change. Recently, we have seen a change among states and laws governing child welfare agencies and same-sex adoption…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Family Law

The Brewer’s Voluntary Disclosure Initiative: A Recipe for Costlier Craft Beer?

The Beer Institute, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. that represents brewers both big and small, as well as importers and suppliers to the beer industry, has recently published what it calls “The Brewer’s Voluntary…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Campus Counsel | Monthly Roundup Of Legal Issues In Higher Education: March 2017 Edition Summaries: Higher Education Associations Respond to USCIS Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months, beginning on April 3, 2017…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Campus Counsel | Monthly Roundup Of Legal Issues In Higher Education: March 2017 Edition Summaries: Ineffective Remedial Measures Expose Institutions to Liability Under Title IX

Institutions are shielded from liability under Title IX when they take timely and reasonable measures in response to claims of sexual harassment. However, institutions can be held liable for subsequent conduct if they fail to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Personal Injury

New Reporting Regime: Estates Who Have to File Federal Estate Tax Returns Need to be Aware of New Basis Consistency Law

On July 31, 2015, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 introduced new tax law that affects executors who are required to file a federal estate tax return and beneficiaries receiving…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Lends Further Confusion to Title VII Protections

In a rather disconnected decision on March 10, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled, in the case of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, that while Title VII bars an employer from discriminating against…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Massachusetts CARE Act: A Bright Future for Cooperation Between Healthcare and Family Caregivers

Caring for a sick, disabled or incapacitated loved one can be a stressful proposition, but a new Massachusetts law aims to ease the burden by providing formal support to family caregivers. The Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable…more
 /  Health, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A “Thriller” in Tax Court: The Estate of Michael Jackson and IRS Dispute Valuation of Pop Star’s Image

How much were the late King of Pop’s name and image worth when he died? His estate put the figure at $2,105 but the IRS believes the value is at least $434 million. That’s a huge discrepancy and with penalties and interest the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A (Howard) Stern Reminder on Taxpayer Information Confidentiality

Howard Stern fans are accustomed to hearing the satellite radio personality rant about the federal government. Now, in an unusual twist of fate, Stern and the federal government are on the same side of a lawsuit that highlights…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Taxation

Trademarking Your Name Can Drive You To Drink: The Risks and Benefits of Naming a Beer After Yourself

You have worked hard, you are proud of your beer, and you want the market, if not the world, to know that it is your product. At the end of the creative process, like any other artist or craftsperson, you have the urge to sign…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Court Allows Retired President to Pursue Claim of Contract for Lifetime Pay and Benefits Against University

On February 7, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ordered that the former President of the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. James Taylor, may proceed on his claims that the University failed to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Land Court Finds that Texting Can Bind Parties

The Massachusetts Land Court has held that text messages may form a binding contract in connection with the sale of real estate!! While neither punctuation nor colorful texting acronyms can make this decision more noteworthy…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Leaked Draft Executive Order to Respect Religious Freedom Disrespects the LGBTQ Community

Last summer, Donald Trump received recognition for being the first Republican presidential nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his acceptance speech. If you didn’t actually listen to his speech or read the transcript, you…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics
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