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
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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  • Massachusetts
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  • Rhode Island
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  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

No Change By Trump: Fiduciary Regulations Still Effective in April

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
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Be Sure to Observe Formalities to Protect Business Assets

When entering into a new venture, it is not uncommon for a new legal entity to be formed in order to insulate an existing company from the liabilities associated with the new business. While the law absolutely permits this, a…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Securities Law

Pets: Considered Property or People During a Divorce?

Hi there, If you know me, you know I’m a fervent pet lover. We have dogs, cats, horses, goats, and are related to someone with a bearded dragon. I know, viscerally, how pets can feel like family members. As a result, they…more
 /  Family Law

Careful Drafting of Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants Can Save the Day

It generally is a defense to a breach of contract claim if the defendant proves that the plaintiff was the first one to materially breach the parties’ agreement. As a recent case from the Business Litigation Session of the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Health Reimbursement Accounts for Small Employers

A new law allows small employers to provide a stand-alone employer-paid health reimbursement account plan to employees without incurring a tax penalty. This plan would help employees pay for insurance offered on an exchange…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

This Holiday Season, Let Go of the Salad Spinner

Hi there, I was somewhat surprised a couple of weeks ago to be asked for an interview by the talented Globe writer, Cindy Atoji Keene. It was published on Sunday, and reading it made me realize just how important it is to…more
 /  Family Law

New SEC Rules Facilitate Regional and Intrastate Private Placements

New Sec Rules Facilitate Regional And Intrastate Private Placements - On October 26, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules in order to modernize certain capital-raising options that are…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Trump and the Debate Over the Fiduciary Rules Affecting Retirement Savings

CAMPAIGN PROMISES AND THE FIDUCIARY FIGHT - President Elect Trump’s campaign website states that he intends to issue a moratorium on new regulations that are “not compelled by Congress or public safety.” His stated goal is…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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