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

Desperate for Offsetting Tax Revenue, Trump looks to Tax your 401(k) and Remove your deduction for Mortgage Interest

Desperate for an accomplishment in this first year of Republican control of the federal government, the Trump administration is floating two ideas that seem on their faces to be non-starters. One, taxing 401(k) contributions…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law, Taxation

Edith Windsor: Saying Farewell to a Brave Woman

In law school, I wrote papers on the tax consequences of death and divorce for same-sex married couples. The conclusions I drew in those academic exercises included advising same-sex married couples to plan for tragedy well in…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Recovery Through Tax Deductions

It is estimated that less than 20% of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and a week later Hurricane Irma, had flood insurance. Home owner’s and renter’s insurance policies exclude damage caused by floods. Those affected could…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Why does the military get to discriminate against the transgender community? Is this even legal?

This question is the most recent culmination of a long line of military-related issues with the LGBT community that far pre-date the Trump Administration. Historically, the military took the position that transgender people are…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Military Law

Transgender Men and Women and the U.S. Military

Assuming that our readers read, watch, or listen to the news, then you already know what is happening. But in case you do not: the Trump administration issued a Presidential Memorandum that forbids transgender individuals from…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Military Law

IRS and States Crack Down on POS Systems: Zapper Software

A good point of sale (“POS”) system is critical for any business engaged in sales to the public and having one in place goes a long way to ensuring that revenue and profits are being reported properly to federal, state and local…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

MassDevelopment’s “Commonwealth Places” Program Contributes to Successful Project in Downtown Ashland

Last month, a new public space named “The Corner Spot” opened in downtown Ashland, Massachusetts, to considerable fanfare. Lauded as a “downtown destination“, the Corner Spot is essentially a community gathering space that…more
 /  Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Biodegradable Six Pack Rings and “Green Marketing”

Last Summer, a Florida brewery made national headlines by announcing an innovation: biodegradable six-pack rings. The rings, co-developed by the brewery and a New York advertising agency, are made from wheat and barley waste…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Environmental Law

Let Them Eat Cake!

The competing interests of an individual’s First Amendment right to religious freedom and an individual’s right to be free from discrimination will be addressed by the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) in the fall. A…more
 /  Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law

Major Companies Call for Second Circuit to Declare Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Unlawful under Title VII

On May 25, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case of Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. to determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: An Employee's Balm; an Employer's Bane

On July 17th, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts employers may not terminate an employee merely because of his or her off-site use of medical marijuana. According to the Court, the use of medically-prescribed…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Defense Secretary Delays Start Date For Military’s Allowance of Transgender Recruits

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on June 30 that the Pentagon has approved a six-month delay of the start date for allowing transgender recruits to enlist in the military. In 2016, former Defense Secretary Ash…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Military Law

Charitable Giving Strategies

If you have been looking for ways to give back this summer, you might want to try something different. The majority of people donate to charitable organizations through gifts of cash, but this may not be the most tax-effective…more
 /  Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Brewing in the Zone: A Zoning Primer for Brewers

Imagine finding the perfect site for your new brewery and tap room—it’s spacious, inexpensive, and conveniently located—only to be told by your lawyer that breweries aren’t allowed in that particular location. This is the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Estate Planning Still Critical in Uncertain Times

The “plan” unveiled by the Trump administration in late April to repeal the federal estate tax was a broadly vague outline of tax reform goals. The proposed changes did not mention the federal gift tax or generation skipping tax…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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