Murtha Cullina

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99 High Street
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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
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  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

Health Care Group News: OCR Published Three HIPAA Settlements in Two Weeks, Signaling a Ramp Up of HIPAA Enforcement Activity

Providers Beware: OCR Published Three HIPAA Settlements in Two Weeks, Signaling a Ramp Up of HIPAA Enforcement Activity: Make sure risk assessments, business associate agreements and policies & procedures are in place and…more
 /  Health, Privacy

Pay Attention to Bylaws When Taking Corporate Actions

All too often, family businesses are run in an “informal” fashion, with insufficient attention being paid to corporate formalities, including requirements set forth in a corporation’s bylaws. The Delaware Chancery Court recently…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Appellate Practice News: Connecticut Supreme Court Considers Schools' Duty Of Care To Students Participating In Travel Abroad Programs

Argument Recap: Munn v. The Hotchkiss School, SC 19525 - The Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral argument this term in Munn v. The Hotchkiss School to decide whether Connecticut public policy supports imposing a duty on…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Education

Corporate Formalities Matter in the Transfer of Shares of Family-Owned Businesses

Shares in family-owned businesses are often transferred between family members, whether through a sale or gift during a shareholder’s lifetime or through inheritance after an owner’s death. The parties to such a transfer should…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The $100 Million Question is Answered With Extrinsic Evidence, Not Contra Proferentem

Last October, we reported on the issues at stake in Gold v. Rowland, the class action that claims that Connecticut state employees were members entitled to shares of stock when their insurer, Anthem, demutualized in 2001. The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Health Care Group News: FBI Releases Warning on Cyber Criminals Targeting Sensitive Information Through File Transfer Protocol Servers

Cyber criminals are constantly seeking new ways to gain access to personal and health information and, on March 22, 2017, the FBI issued a specific warning to health care providers regarding threats to File Transfer Protocol…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Health
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