Sullivan & Worcester

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One Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109, United States
Phone: 617.338.2800
Fax: 617.338.2880
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Legislation Creating Opportunity Zones Offers Significant Tax Benefits — An Overview

Recent federal tax legislation introduced "Opportunity Zones," a new community reinvestment tool designed to use tax incentives to drive long-term investment to rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation. The…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Sullivan & Worcester Advises ETF Managers Group on Launch of First Global Dry Bulk ETF

International law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP acted as fund counsel to Exchange Traded Managers Group (ETFMG) on the launch of the first dry bulk shipping exchange-traded fund, Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (NYSE ARCA: BDRY)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Law Practice Products & Services, Securities Law

LIHTC Bulletin

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the President signed a $1.3 trillion Omnibus Spending bill that had been passed by Congress. Two (2) provisions of the bill are important to those involved in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

What About Margarethe Mauthner? Van Gogh Once Owned by Elizabeth Taylor Heads to Auction Again with Scant Mention of its Persecuted Former Owner

Since the passage in 2016 of the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act, many commenters (here included) have grappled with what the implications of the law will be on the scope and frequency of future claims. Even as…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

How Does the Fed Want to Regulate Foreign Banks?

On March 5, 2018, the Fed’s new Vice Chairman for Supervision, Randal Quarles, spoke at the Institute of International Bankers annual conference. He wanted to express his thoughts on the appropriate regulatory environment for…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Lenders Beware: The 9th Circuit Dilutes Voting Power in Multi-Debtor Cases (In re Transwest Resort Properties Inc.)

Courts are often faced with the situation in which affiliated debtors file for Chapter 11 reorganization and request to have their cases jointly administered. While joint administration does not, without more, cause substantive…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects

OVERVIEW - The United States has produced clean, renewable electricity from hydropower for more than 100 years. Today there are approximately 2,500 domestic dams and pumped-storage facilities that provide roughly 100…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Members of the Berkshire Museum Ask Supreme Judicial Court to Stop Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan

(Boston, MA, February 26, 2018) Sullivan & Worcester LLP clients and Berkshire Museum members James Hatt, Kristin Hatt, and Elizabeth Weinberg filed today a brief with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts asking the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Nonprofit Law

SEC issues guidance on cybersecurity disclosures

The SEC posted today, February 21, 2018 an interpretive release regarding its latest guidance public companies’ disclosure obligations under existing law with respect to matters involving cybersecurity risk and incidents. It…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Employment & Benefits News and Developments

NEW TAX LAW MAKES CHANGES TO COMMUTING BENEFITS - ...The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) generally eliminates employer deductions for commuter transportation and parking fringe benefits. This includes deductions for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Members of the Berkshire Museum Pledge to Continue Fight Against Liquidation of the Museum’s Art Collection

(Boston, MA, February 13, 2018) Sullivan & Worcester LLP clients and Berkshire Museum members James Hatt, Kristin Hatt, and Elizabeth Weinberg sharply denounced today the agreement that was announced Friday evening between the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

A Possible Formula for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery: Distributed Renewable Energy

In October 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico decimating the island, taking hundreds of lives and demolishing infrastructure on an enormous scale. In the hurricane’s immediate aftermath, Puerto…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Bank Corporate Governance—Fed lowers Boom on Wells’ Directors

On February 2, 2018, the Fed announced that it issued a consent Cease and Desist order with Wells Fargo—the bank holding company. The Fed’s press release noted that Wells is replacing 4 directors within this year (out of 17 that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Impact of 2017 Tax Act on Real Estate Activities

The first, global observation to share is that the real estate industry dodged a lot of potential bullets during the tax reform process and came out smelling like roses – indeed, actually came out ahead, overall, under the 2017…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Artist Adriana Varella Demands that the City of Palo Alto Halt its Plans to Remove Her Renowned Work "Digital DNA"

Sullivan & Worcester LLP has taken action on behalf of its client, artist Adriana Varella, to protect her sculpture Digital DNA from removal and destruction by the City of Palo Alto, California. Digital DNA has stood in the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law
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