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

Medical Marijuana Users Can Sue Their Employers

In a case of first impression, a federal trial judge has found that, under Connecticut law, an employer can be sued for refusing to hire an applicant who tested positive for medical marijuana use. See Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Environmental Issues that Arise in Retail and Other Commercial Businesses

Owners, lessors, lessees, and developers of retail and other commercial properties are often unaware of the scope of environmental laws that apply to their businesses and/or properties. Unfortunately, they often become aware…more
 /  Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Definitions in Shareholder Agreements Matter When Transferring Family-Owned Business Stock

Owners of family-owned corporations often enter into shareholder agreements that spell out whether and to whom corporate shares can be transferred. Frequently, these agreements provide for rights of first refusal by the other…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

CT General Assembly Override Changes Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure

During a veto session on Monday, July 24th, the Connecticut General Assembly overrode Governor Malloy's veto of H.B. 6880 (Public Act No. 17-170). The result is several changes to the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Do You Have a Reasonable Expectation of Receiving Dividends if You Acquired Your Shares in a Family-Owned Corporation Through Gift or Inheritance?

Corporate shareholders often expect to receive dividends in connection with their ownership of corporate shares. This is particularly true when owners invest capital in or provide other services to the company in exchange for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Municipalities Under Connecticut's New Cybersecurity Strategy

On July 10, 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy, along with Chief Information Officer Mark Raymond and Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer Arthur House, released Connecticut’s initial Cybersecurity Strategy. The goal of the Cybersecurity…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Protecting Data: Vendors May Be Your Weakest Link

A Verizon Communications vendor misconfigured a cloud server that caused the information of 6 million Verizon customers to be exposed on-line. When a cyber incident or data breach occurs on your vendor’s watch, regardless of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy

Will Your Family-Owned LLC Be Required to Pay the Fair Value of a Withdrawing Member’s Interest?

Family-owned businesses that are organized as limited liability companies typically reflect the terms of the company’s governance, along with the members’ financial rights and obligations, in a written operating agreement. The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Government Affairs Insights: Budget Update

July 1 began the new fiscal year for the state budget. At this stage, the four political caucuses and the Governor have not been able to reach a consensus on a biennial budget for Fiscal Years 18 & 19…more
 /  Elections & Politics

New Immigration Policies Lead to Decline in Foreign Student Applications at U.S. Universities

Coming to the United States in order to attend an educational institution is oftentimes the first step foreign individuals will take on their long journey to fulfilling their American Dream. For example, a foreign student may…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Data Breaches Most Expensive For Health Care Industry But Precautionary Measures Can Keep Costs Down

Data breaches have become commonplace in every industry. In health care, however, it costs much more to respond to a data breach than in all other industries in this country, according to the results of a recent IBM-sponsored…more
 /  Health, Privacy

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
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