Bowditch & Dewey

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311 Main Street
P.O. Box 15156
Worcester, MA 01615-0156, United States
Phone: (508) 791-3511
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

#BornPerfect: States Seek to Outlaw Conversion Therapy

What is conversion therapy? Conversion therapy, sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is the pseudo-psychological practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation or identity, most commonly from homosexual…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Like a Rolling STONE: Stone Brewing’s Trademark Dispute with MillerCoors

Stone Brewing—widely known for its popular IPA and other craft brews—recently cast the first stone in a trademark dispute with the conglomerate that owns Keystone. In its complaint for trademark infringement, Stone Brewing…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Yer Out! MLB Tells the New York Yankees They Can’t Put Players’ Faces on Beer

At a recent media event to preview new concession items for the upcoming season, the New York Yankees tried out an intriguing new product. Blue Point Brewery, a vendor at Yankee Stadium, utilized a machine that allows images of…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

Bonus Depreciation: What You Need to Know for Your Business

Since 2002, bonus depreciation under the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act has been allowed in some form. Bonus depreciation allows for more current expensing for eligible property than allowed under the current…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Legal Basics: Starting a Brewery 101

Breweries are sprouting up all over, just like we hope spring is! If you are contemplating joining the craze, here are a few tips to keep in mind..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Client Alert: Attorney General Issues Guidance on Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

The July 1, 2018 implementation date for the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) is less than four months away. The amendments approved in 2016 will bring about substantial changes to the definition of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Trump’s Tax Reform: Effect on Nonprofits

The Administration’s frenzy to pass “tax reform” created tax breaks for some—I’m looking at you, the Trump family—increased taxes for others, and confusion for everyone, at least until the IRS is able to promulgate official and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Beer Franchise Law: Can Brewers and Distributors Craft a Resolution?

Three bills aimed at reforming Massachusetts’ controversial beer franchise law failed to make it out of committee this month, frustrating the efforts of brewers and beer distributors alike. Both sides will now go back to the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Effect on ABLE Accounts and 529 Funds

Based on changes implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this is an update on a previous post written by Eileen Y. Lee Breger in May 2017, “Families Can Use a Tax-Advantaged ABLE Account to Save for Disability…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Divorce is Taxing: The Effect of Recent Tax Laws on Divorcing Parties

Not only is divorce emotionally draining, the tax ramifications of recently passed tax laws will have a direct and adverse effect on divorcing parties. Tax reform will substantially alter the award of alimony in Massachusetts,…more
 /  Family Law, Taxation

HRMA Perspectives publishes "Non-Compete Reform in Massachusetts: 2018 Could be the Year"

On October 31, 2017, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on six separate bills to regulate non-competition agreements within the Commonwealth. While the bills differ somewhat in substance, each…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tax Act Could Impact Tax-Exempt Bonds

One of the key components of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. Banks, financial institutions, and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Craft Brewers Raising Their Glasses to the Beer Excise Tax

The over 3,700 small brewers (defined as those producing less than 2 million barrels) in the United States had something to cheer about in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law at the end of 2017. As part of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Breweries, Breweries, Everywhere!

It’s not your imagination, breweries really are popping up everywhere. In December of 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a “Spotlight on Statistics” for the brewing industry. Titled “Industry on Tap: Breweries,”…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Going “Medieval” on Trademark Enforcement

Who says trademark disputes can’t be fun? Well, plenty of people, but that’s beside the point. Anheuser Busch InBev recently showed that a serious legal message can be delivered in a humorous form…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
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