Burns & Levinson LLP

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125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110-162, United States
Phone: 617-345-3000
Fax: 617-345-3299
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: On the Road to More Change?

The latest chapter in the 6-1/2 year history of the Department of Labor (DOL) final Fiduciary Rule is a 60-day delay of part of the final regulations, and a delay until January 1, 2018 for certain disclosures and other…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

The Value of a Non-compete Agreement to an Acquiring Company Can Be Limited

It is standard practice in M&A transactions for the acquired business to assign all if its contractual rights to the purchaser. While that may sound good in theory, depending upon how the underlying contracts are drafted, they…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Confidential Communications With In-House Counsel Are Not Always Privileged

Next to a person’s Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, the attorney-client privilege is probably the most well recognized legal doctrine out there. Nevertheless, there are many nuances surrounding the privilege about which…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Fiduciary Regulations: New Proposed Effective Date in June

On February 3, 2017 President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of the DOL to determine whether new fiduciary regulations impair the public’s access to retirement information and financial advice. Please see…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Amicus Brief Imaging Supplies Coalition

STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE - Imaging Supplies Coalition submits this brief in support of Lexmark International, Inc. to urge the Court to uphold the rulings of the en banc Court of Appeals for the Federal…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

3 Practical Challenges for Employers Created by Legalized Marijuana

When Massachusetts voters legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes four years ago, the impact on most employers was limited to clarifying that “legal” marijuana use was still generally prohibited in the workplace…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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