Davis Malm Adds Tax Abatement Shareholder Mark J. Witkin to Real Estate Practice

Davis Malm announces that Mark J. Witkin has joined the firm as a shareholder. Mr. Witkin focuses on matters involving real and personal property taxation. He advises public, private and nonprofit companies, investors, and individuals on a wide range of municipal taxation issues.

Mr. Witkin has extensive experience negotiating property assessments with municipal assessing authorities and valuation companies, real estate development municipal tax incentives, and payments in lieu of taxes for nonprofit, tax exempt entities. He litigates tax assessment appeals before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and has participated in cases that have established precedent in the laws relating to real property taxation, including special use properties such as nursing homes and hotels.

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Davis Malm Adds Haritha D. Ambros to Business Law Practice

Davis Malm announces that Haritha D. Ambros has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Ambros practices in the Business Law group and focuses on assisting emerging companies in corporate formation, financings, and related general commercial matters, including drafting and reviewing term sheets, investor rights agreements, board consents, and stock purchase agreements for private company financings.

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Thomas S. Fitzpatrick Recognized on Super Lawyers Top 100 List

Davis Malm recently announced that 23 of its attorneys were named to the list of 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Additionally, Davis Malm shareholder Thomas S. Fitzpatrick was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Super Lawyers list for Massachusetts-based attorneys.

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Lidings Runs Fall International Internship Program for its Lawyers: Sweden 2017

idings starts its annual International Internship Program traditionally organized for the firm’s lawyers during the year and is delighted to announce that Senior Associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice Boris Malakhov has enrolled the Fall Program taking place in Sweden. Boris will undergo a four weeks internship in one of the largest international law firms Magnusson.
Having established strong and successful collaboration with prominent law firms from Europe, Asia, America, Africa, and CIS countries allowing us to ensure highest quality of legal support in projects being a subject to other jurisdictions, Lidings on the regular basis organizes special internship programs for its lawyers in the offices of partner firms abroad providing the same opportunity for their lawyers to undergo internship in the firm’s office in Moscow. Each program usually lasts for four weeks and designed for a trainee to work in the office of a hosting firm fully diving into the workflow, allowing to get an insight and understand specifics of the legal advice in the country.
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Benjamin Prud’homme speaking at the Advocates’ Society

November 14, 2017 — On Thursday November 16, in Montréal, the Advocates’ Society will be presenting the Junior Counsel Forum, during which judges and seasoned litigators will be addressing questions that younger lawyers may be afraid to ask. Benjamin Prud’homme is one of the speakers at this programme co-chaired by the Honourable Marie-Josée Hogue, a judge of the Court of Appeal of Quebec, and Mtre Sylvain Lussier, Ad. E.

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Multiple listings for Hall & Wilcox Insurance team in Doyle’s Guide

Congratulations to our Insurance team who has been listed as a Leading Insurance law practice in Doyle’s Guide and to the following partners who have been ranked in their respective areas:

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Support Mid West Simon Community

Good luck to Niamh Gleeson, Legal Secretary, and Donal Creaton, Partner, who are taking part in the Thomond Park Corporate Sleep Out “Rise Together” event on 18th November to raise much needed funds for the Mid West Simon Community.

Donal gave an inspiring talk at this morning’s fundraising prize draw coffee break about homelessness and rising together to help and support those in positions less fortunate than our own.

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William F. Griffin, Jr. to be Featured in Practical Skills Lecture for MCLE

On December 21, Davis Malm shareholder William F. Griffin, Jr., will be featured as part of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) One-Hour Practical Skills Lecture Recording Series. His lecture, “Organizing a Massachusetts Business” will be available on the MCLE website, and will be a valuable tool for junior attorneys entering the field.

Mr. Griffin’s presentation will explore the characteristics of the seven common forms of business organizations, with a focus on LLCs and corporations. He will discuss tax classification of businesses, double taxation of C corporations, and sale of assets and liquidation. Mr. Griffin will also provide a summary of choice of entity factors, including limited liability, tax rates, confidentiality, capital formation, and exit strategies.

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Keep Walking, Keep Well

Donal Creaton, HR Partner,  in the spirit of sharing and inspiring wellness and personal development, takes us through his recent journey in completing part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James).

After a long period of time I finally got the opportunity to complete part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela (also known as The Way of St. James).

A lull in the courts meant that after a bank holiday weekend, I could see an opportunity to go and do this walk. I needed about five days to do a walk of approximately 120 kilometres.

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Howard & Howard ranked among nation’s 2018 “Best Lawyers” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Chicago, Illinois, November 14, 2017: Howard & Howard has been named to the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:


  • Ann Arbor
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Troy
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Energy Law
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Patent Law
    • Trademark Law

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