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

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

Cheers to Lifting Blue Laws on Pub Brewers

Separation of church and state? Not so much when it comes to some liquor laws. For centuries, the so-called “blue laws” have placed restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Massachusetts. To be clear, the U.S. Supreme Court has…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

Housing Choice Initiative

Housing Choices, Housing Development On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Baker Administration announced the Housing Choice Initiative, which is intended to increase housing development in Massachusetts. The Initiative intends to…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Year of Bitcoin: Gains Subject to Tax by the IRS

The year 2017 could be described as the year of the Bitcoin and other “virtual currencies,” with Bitcoin having appreciated 1800% since the beginning of the year and Ethereum, at one point, having appreciated 8,000% since the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Year-End Tax Planning Tips

If Congress is successful in lowering tax rates for at least some taxpayers in 2018, there are several year-end taxing-saving tips to consider prior to December 31st…more
 /  Taxation

C-Suite Employment Contract Clauses Companies and their Boards Must Consider in the Wake of Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has struck a nerve in American society and empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. The nation appears to be at a tipping point, with revelations…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Anti-Sexual Harassment Training: What Works and What Doesn't

Last week, Saturday Night Live paid homage to beleaguered Human Resources professionals across the nation by introducing us to "Claire from HR" during Weekend Update. Claire (played by Cecily Strong) arrives to provide a brief…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Wastewater Disposal for Craft Brewers

Last month, a local brewery was informed by the Water & Sewer Commission in its town that its wastewater contained more pollutants than was originally anticipated. Then last week, news broke that the brewery and the Commission…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Short-Term Disability Denial for Gender Reassignment

In Baker v. Aetna, (U.S. Northern District Court of Texas, 2017), Charlize Marie Baker filed claims against her employer and Aetna after having been denied benefits under the health plan and the short-term disability plan for…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A Nationwide Standstill: Extending the Definition of Sex Discrimination to Include Gender Identity

On December 31, 2016, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the implementation or enforcement of Section 1557’s provision extending the definition of sex…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights

Current Issues for Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers

Campus Real Estate, Property Management, Tax Credits The 15th Annual Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers conference was held in San Francisco, where attendees listened to and learned from both in-house and outside counsel at…more
 /  Construction Law, Education, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Is a Dependent’s Gender Reassignment Covered Under Employer-Sponsored Benefits Plans?

In Tovar v. Essentia Health (U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017), Brittany Tovar sought and was denied benefits needed for her son’s gender reassignment based on a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, as the Essentia health plan…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Trick or Treat? “Zombie” Trademarks Can Be Frightening

Coming up with unique beer names can be a frightening prospect. With so many brewers cranking out so many outstanding beers, it can sometimes seem like all of the best names are already taken. Brewers can let out shrieks of…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Transgender Men and Women in the U.S. Military: The Effect of the Presidential Memorandum

What exactly is the effect of the Presidential Memorandum? Let’s take this step-by-step - To which military services does it apply?…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Military Law
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