Burns & Levinson LLP

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125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110-162, United States
Phone: 617-345-3000
Fax: 617-345-3299
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
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  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
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  • Intellectual Property
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Products Liability
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Other Countries
  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Plan Fee Litigation: Protecting Fiduciaries

Targeting Educational Institutions - Since August, 2016, sixteen institutions of higher education with large retirement plans have become targets of federal lawsuits for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA. To date, the…more
 /  Education, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Five Common Misconceptions in Divorce Litigation

Newly separated and divorcing clients almost always come to us with preconceived ideas of what they hope/expect might happen in their cases. All too often, these preconceived ideas are based on a client’s own sense of equity and…more
 /  Family Law

Lending Against Medicare/Medicaid Receivables: A Refresher Course

With the failed effort to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) this week, the expansion of Medicaid coverage in effect since that law’s passage will be around for a while. The bill to repeal…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Government Contracting, Health

Protecting Privileged Information From Former Senior Managers Can Be Tricky

As most attorneys know, a privileged communication only can be waived by the client, and when the client is an individual, it is obvious who controls that ability to waive. Things become murkier, however, when the client is a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Can Financial Institutions Use In-House Funds for Their Own Retirement Plans?

Financial institutions that sell mutual funds to the public often maintain 401(k) and other retirement plans for their own employees. In these plans, many financial institutions make their own mutual funds available to employees…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Does Mayo Preclude the Patenting of Medical Diagnostics?

On August 4, 2017, the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts found U.S. patent 7267820 (the ‘820 patent), owned by Athena Diagnostics, Inc., to be directed to non-patentable subject matter, and therefore invalid…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Child Support Guidelines Effective September 15, 2017

New child support guidelines have been issued by Chief Justice Paula Carey, which go into effect on September 15, 2017. The new guidelines apply to all child support orders issued after that date. Substantive changes from the…more
 /  Family Law

Collecting Information Through Deception Should Not Be Undertaken Lightly

While Rules 4.1(a) and 8.4(c) of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit attorneys from making false statements to third parties and/or engaging in conduct that is dishonest, fraudulent or involves…more
 /  Civil Procedure

MA Employers Beware: Employees Have a Right to Use Medical Marijuana

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has made it clear that employers cannot take action against employees who lawfully uses medical marijuana, as doing so is tantamount to denying a request for a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Even a Clear Choice of Law Provision Can Be Vulnerable

When two parties reside and/or conduct business in different states, any agreement between them almost always has a choice of law provision. Typically, such a clause is as simple as: “The Parties agree that this Contract shall…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Tips From The Inside: Mark Bowers, Division Counsel and Senior Director, Samsung Pay, Inc.

In this installment of The In-House Advisor, we interview Mark Bowers, Division Counsel and Senior Director at Samsung Pay, Inc., Samsung Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service that enables users to make payments…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Retroactive Application of Durational Limits is Constitutional – Practical · helpful · thoughtful

In the highly awaited decision of Van Arsdale v. Van Arsdale, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that application of the durational limits contained within the Alimony Reform Act to alimony agreements predating the Act is not…more
 /  Constitutional Law

Even a Well-Crafted Non-Compete May Not Get You Injunctive Relief

No doubt, having a properly drafted agreement is critical if you wish to prevent a former employee from competing against you or soliciting your customers. But, simply having a clear and straight-forward agreement may not be…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Top 10 Tips for Social Media Use When Divorcing

Hi there, Social media can become very problematic in a divorce case. Divorce lawyers, myself included, consider it a treasure trove of potentially useful information.We can obtain your online credentials and passwords in a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Family Law

Securing Protected Health Information: FBI Warning

HIPAA and the HITECH are federal laws that require the protection and security of confidential, protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information that is not necessarily health related. The federal…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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