Murtha Cullina

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99 High Street
20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110, United States
Phone: 617-457-4000
Fax: 617-482-3868
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Municipalities Are Now Included In PURA Small Cell Cases Before Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

In its final decision in Docket No. 17-02-49 adopted on June 2, 2017, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority ("PURA") incorporated nearly all of the recommendations made by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for all…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Running a 21st Century Railroad with 20th Century Job Skills: How to Accommodate Disabilities?

On March 7, 2011, Peter Joyce, Jr. (“Joyce”) filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”), claiming that Respondent CSX Transportation (“CSX”): (1) denied him a reasonable accommodation in…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OCR Releases Checklist On What To Do Following A Cyber Attack

Since the WannaCry ransomware virus spread rapidly across the globe, businesses, both large and small, are again focusing on cyber-security. In a previous bulletin, we detailed five things that a business can do to help prevent…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trusts and Estates Group News: Your Mid-Year Estate Planning Checklist: 10 things you should be doing now

Here is a helpful checklist of the top ten ways to keep your estate plan current. Review your existing Will and any trust agreements. Over the course of a year our personal and our professional lives can change dramatically…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Labor and Employment Group News: Employer No-Recording Policies May Violate NLRA Says the Second Circuit

On June 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers Connecticut, New York and Vermont, upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) finding that Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.’s no-recording…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment Group News: Business and Employee Groups Oppose Merger of OFCCP with EEOC

President Trump’s 2018 budget, released on May 23, proposes to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by the end of FY 2018. The proposed merger…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Information Security and Privacy Group News: Five Things You Can Do to Protect Your Business From a Cyber Attack

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a damaging ransomware attack swept across more than one hundred countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. As is becoming all too common, the hackers transmitted the ransomware via a phishing…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Labor and Employment Group News: New York City Enacts Freelance Worker Law

Employers’ engagement of independent contractors has increased substantially in recent years. Short-term projects and the gig economy have fueled the need for workers, who are not looking (or are unable) to find permanent…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

A “Pro-Creditor” Supreme Court Decision That Does No Favor for Banks

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a creditor who deliberately files a bankruptcy proof of claim for a time-barred claim does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Midland Funding v…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

Labor and Employment Group News: New York City Passes Law Barring Employers From Inquiring Into Job Applicant Salary History

On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a New York City Council bill that prohibits employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s “salary history” during any stage of the employment process. In addition, the new…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Do You Have an Enforceable Contract for the Sale of Family-Owned Business Interests or Just an Agreement to Agree?

Family members often transfer family-business ownership interests or other assets between each other. Their discussions sometimes progress from informal negotiations to a written term sheet to a final written agreement. However,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law, Securities Law

Labor and Employment Group News: Employers Must Be Alert to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Many states, including New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, prohibit employment discrimination based upon an individual’s sexual orientation. Federal law (i.e., Title VII) prohibits employment discrimination because of an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment Group News: A Single Racist Comment Can Create a Hostile Work Environment

On April 25th, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers New York, Connecticut and Vermont, clarified that a single incident can suffice to state a claim for a discriminatory hostile work…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts SJC Sends Reminder of Fiduciary Duties in Closely-Held Corporations

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that directors of a corporation owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation itself, and not to the stockholders of the corporation (as is the case in Delaware,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

If You Expect to Work in the Family-Owned Business for Life, Be Sure to Get It in Writing

Family-owned businesses often employ multiple family members. Even if there is an expectation that employment will continue indefinitely, the company and the family member employees both usually reserve the right, explicitly or…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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