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Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210, United States
Phone: 617.439.2000
Fax: 617.310.9000
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Massachusetts
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Massachusetts Creates Yet Another Category of Employee Leave for 2018

Massachusetts employers long have had reasonable accommodations obligations to disabled or handicapped employees. And most employers long have understood that a reasonable accommodation can be a leave of absence for the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Your Patent Agent Communications Are Secret at the PTAB…or Are They?

Earlier this week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) finalized a new rule, extending the attorney-client privilege to communications between clients and their non-attorney patent agents and foreign…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Non-Compete Legislation Update: Why Choices of Law and Forum are a Big Deal

On October 31, 2017, the Joint Committee on Workforce and Development once again held a hearing to discuss the possibility of legislative changes to Massachusetts non-competition and trade secrets laws. There were several bills…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

House Ways and Means Committee Releases ‘Chairman’s Mark’ of Federal Tax Reform Plan

On November 2, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that would make sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. The draft legislation unveiled yesterday is the “chairman’s…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

GDPR Compliance: Think It Doesn’t Apply to You? Think Again: Insights from Nutter’s Seth Berman

Seth Berman, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a leader of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice group, addressed upcoming GDPR compliance standards in Nutter Insights. Seth discussed how broadly the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

Nutter Bank Report, October 2017

With Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, the U.S. Senate has voted to repeal the CFPB’s arbitration rule, which would have prohibited banks and other covered consumer financial service providers from using…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion Amounts Set to Increase in 2018

Around this time every year, the IRS looks at whether there has been a year-over-year increase in the Consumer Price Index and announces inflation adjustments to the federal gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for the…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

To File or Not File Provisional Patent Applications – Part 2: The Cons: IP Law Bulletin

In Part 1 of this post, I discussed various advantages of provisional patent applications, which are a growingly popular initial filing option for applicants seeking patent protection. These advantages include: establishing a…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Emerging Company Essentials: Getting Paid – Legal Update from Jeremy Halpern and John Loughnane

Jeremy Halpern, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Group, and John Loughnane, a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department, authored a guide for emerging companies entitled “Emerging Company…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

FERC Investigations: Uncertainty Continues as Two Federal Courts Differ on When FERC Must Bring Enforcement Actions in Federal Court: Insights from Nutter’s Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly, a senior associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department, analyzed how the decision in FERC v. Barclays is yet another example of uncertainty in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enforcement actions brought…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

Effective Cause Marketing: Ways to Ensure Your Good Deeds Go Unpunished

Collaborations between charitable organizations and for-profit businesses to simultaneously promote a cause and raise funds for the charity have been demonstrably successful and are occurring with increasing frequency. When…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Nonprofit Law

Wire Fraud Scams and Corporate Email Attacks: Beware of Tricks, Not Treats, During Cyber Security Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security named October “National Cyber Security Awareness Month,” and has given it the not-so catchy acronym of NCSAM. Though one might quibble with the choice of name, the many spectacular…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patents or Trade Secrets? Deciding How Best to Protect Your Invention - Part I: Can The Invention be Kept Secret?

Key Takeaway: One critical question to ask when deciding whether to protect your invention using patents or trade secrets is how well the invention can be kept secret. Ease of reverse-engineering, risk of independent duplicate…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

OMB and EEOC Announce Stay on Employer Use of New EEO-1 Report

Employers and federal contractors required to file the EEO-1 Report are likely to be relieved to learn that, on August 29, 2017, the federal government announced an immediate stay on the requirement that they use the…more
 /  Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Nutter Bank Report, September 2017

Federal Banking Agencies Propose Simplifications to Regulatory Capital Rules - The federal banking agencies have proposed amendments to their regulatory capital rules intended to simplify the capital treatment for mortgage…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology
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