Burns & Levinson LLP

Contact
Share
Info
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
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
See more
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Other Countries
  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Following the Money: Analyzing Capital Flow into the Legal Cannabis Industry

At our recent cannabis conference, financial services experts gathered to discuss the evolution of cannabis-related investments. A panel consisting of Kyle Detwiler (Northern Swan Holdings), Jeff Finkle (ARC Angel Fund), Scott…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Three Tips to Help You Navigate the Holidays

When you are divorced with kids, Christmas and Hanukkah can become minefields that make previous family headaches look simple. But there’s good news: There are a number of steps that you can take ahead of time to make things…more
 /  Family Law

Eliminating Fiduciary Duties in a Closely Held Business

Longstanding Massachusetts law holds that officers, directors, partners, and even equity holders in closely held corporations owe their respective entities and related equity holders a fiduciary duty to act with the utmost good…more
 /  Business Organizations

The Importance of Obviousness

Over a number of years, the Federal Circuit has stated the conditions for an obviousness rejection: the cited references must teach or suggest all the limitations of the claim, there must be a reason to combine the references,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

2017 Year-End Federal Tax Reform Proposals

The proposed federal tax reform now being considered in Congress would make many changes after this year, if passed into law. The following areas are under consideration as of November 27, 2017 for domestic businesses,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Be Careful When Using Liquidated Damages with Your Non-Compete Clause

As I have counseled many clients, a non-compete provision is different than most other contractual terms, because simply having mutual consent and consideration will not automatically render it enforceable for reasons of public…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

How Much Alimony Does a Spouse Need?

The alimony statute in Massachusetts provides that the amount of general alimony shall generally not exceed the recipient’s need or 30 to 35 percent of the difference between the parties’ gross incomes. It has long been the rule…more
 /  Family Law

Tricky Halloween Parenting

When I was a child, Halloween was the day my father came home from work early to walk my sister, brothers, and I around the neighborhood in the costumes my mother made. Store-bought costumes were out of the question. The rule…more
 /  Family Law

Finding Alternatives to Litigation

If you read this blog, you probably know that I am a huge proponent of negotiating settlements in divorce cases. As an attorney who has spent her career in divorce litigation, I know firsthand the costs associated with bringing…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Family Law

Plan Fee Litigation: Protecting Fiduciaries

Targeting Educational Institutions - Since August, 2016, sixteen institutions of higher education with large retirement plans have become targets of federal lawsuits for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA. To date, the…more
 /  Education, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Five Common Misconceptions in Divorce Litigation

Newly separated and divorcing clients almost always come to us with preconceived ideas of what they hope/expect might happen in their cases. All too often, these preconceived ideas are based on a client’s own sense of equity and…more
 /  Family Law

Lending Against Medicare/Medicaid Receivables: A Refresher Course

With the failed effort to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) this week, the expansion of Medicaid coverage in effect since that law’s passage will be around for a while. The bill to repeal…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Government Contracting, Health

Protecting Privileged Information From Former Senior Managers Can Be Tricky

As most attorneys know, a privileged communication only can be waived by the client, and when the client is an individual, it is obvious who controls that ability to waive. Things become murkier, however, when the client is a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Can Financial Institutions Use In-House Funds for Their Own Retirement Plans?

Financial institutions that sell mutual funds to the public often maintain 401(k) and other retirement plans for their own employees. In these plans, many financial institutions make their own mutual funds available to employees…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Does Mayo Preclude the Patenting of Medical Diagnostics?

On August 4, 2017, the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts found U.S. patent 7267820 (the ‘820 patent), owned by Athena Diagnostics, Inc., to be directed to non-patentable subject matter, and therefore invalid…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
Showing 1-15 of 300 Results
/
View per page
Page: of 20
This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.