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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEYS GARY M. FELDMAN AND LAURIE ALEXANDER-KROM PREVAIL IN FINRA ARBITRATION

August 09, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm attorneys Gary M. Feldman and Laurie Alexander-Krom prevailed in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration on behalf of an investment banker client disputing an unpaid bonus following his termination. Our client, an investment banker employed at Cowen and Company in Boston, initiated a FINRA arbitration proceeding seeking payment of his earned bonus for 2008. In February 2009, our client was terminated in a reduction in force of approximately 16 other employees. Cowen and Company refused to pay our client his bonus for 2008, claiming that he was no longer an employee when the 2008 bonuses were paid approximately two weeks after his termination. Following a two-day arbitration hearing before a FINRA panel in Boston, our client was awarded 100% of his bonus claim, $145,000.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY HAROLD R. DAVIS INSTRUMENTAL IN SECURING EXTENSION OF BROWNFIELDS TAX CREDIT

August 06, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On August 5, 2010, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization” (Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010) that restructures the Commonwealth’s economic development programs. Included in the legislation is the extension of the Brownfields Tax Credit until 2013, two years beyond its original expiration. The program provides rebates for eligible environmental response costs, offered in the form of tax credits. It is generally considered the most effective in the country. The credit is 50% of eligible costs without an “Activity and Use Limitation” (AUL) restriction and 25% if there is one. Monies spent as far back as August of 1998 qualify for the credit. Developers, commercial businesses, property owners, and even non-profits may be eligible and may receive and sell credits. Extending the program removes the uncertainty of future funding for many remediation projects in the Commonwealth.

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Lidings advises Huawei Technologies on the restructuring of its business in Russia

Lidings advises Huawei Technologies on the restructuring of its business in Russia

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY MICHAEL D. WEISMAN MEMBER OF FACULTY FOR MCLE TRIAL ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

July 20, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On July 20, 2010, Davis Malm attorney Michael D. Weisman was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. This annual workshop offered participants a unique opportunity to develop and enhance their trial skills under the scrutiny of and with the guidance from expert trial judges and lawyers. At the end of the 6-day workshop, each attendee participated in the full jury trial of a case.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY SAMUEL B. MOSKOWITZ APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE EQUAL JUSTICE COALITION OF MASSACHUSETTS

June 30, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm attorney Samuel B. (Sandy) Moskowitz has been appointed Chair of the Equal Justice Coalition of Massachusetts. The EJC is a collaboration created by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation committed to ensuring that low-income people in Massachusetts have access to the courts when they have a civil (non-criminal) legal problem. Every year, the EJC organizes the very successful “Walk to the Hill” to lobby the Massachusetts legislature for legal aid. For more information about the EJC, please visit www.equaljusticecoalition.org.

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C. MICHAEL MALM, GEORGE L. CHIMENTO, AND DAVID RAPAPORT SELECTED 2010 CHAMBERS USA "LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD"

June 11, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that C. Michael MalmGeorge L. Chimento, and David Rapaport have been selected as 2010 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” for their exceptional work in their respective areas of Real Estate, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Labor and Employment. The firm’s Employment Practice was also selected by Chambers as a “go-to” firm in the labor and employment area. Selections are featured in the just-released 2010 Chambers USA directory. Selection by Chambers and Partners is based on stringent criteria and inclusion in the directory is a highly coveted honor. Please click here to see Davis Malm’s listing in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA.

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DAVIS MALM EARNS PRESTIGIOUS 2010 CHAMBERS USA RANKINGS

June 11, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 Chambers USA directory of recommended law firms and lawyers. The firm’s Employment Practice and three Davis Malm attorneys are included in the just-released 2010 directory. Not only is the firm listed as a “go-to” firm in the labor and employment area, but also three of the firm’s attorneys, C. Michael Malm,George L. Chimento, and David Rapaport are highlighted as “Leaders in their Field” for their exceptional work in their respective areas of Real Estate, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Labor and Employment. Selection by Chambers and Partners is based on stringent criteria and inclusion in the directory is a highly coveted honor. Please click here to see Davis Malm’s listing in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID RAPAPORT SERVES AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER

May 18, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On May 5, Davis Malm attorney David Rapaport served as a keynote speaker at the 2010 Employer Recognition Breakfast hosted by the Greater Worcester Employment Resource Collaborative. Mr. Rapaport focused his address on the precedent-setting case of his client and co-keynote speaker, Alan Labonte, who was discriminated against by a Boston law firm. Mr. Rapaport emphasized not only the message to employers that they must observe the rights of persons with disabilities, but also how important it is to hire them. The award ceremony recognized area employers who went “above and beyond” expectations in promoting the hiring of qualified persons with disabilities.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY LAURIE ALEXANDER-KROM PARTICIPATES IN BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION "LAW DAY IN THE SCHOOLS" PROGRAM IN BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

May 11, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm attorney Laurie Alexander-Krom recently participated in the Boston Bar Association’s “Law Day in the Schools ” program. Ms. Alexander-Krom led an interactive program on the United States Constitution for first and third graders at the Beethoven School in West Roxbury. Each year, 100 volunteer lawyers and judges visit classes of all levels throughout Boson as part of this outreach program designed to combine civics with information about choosing the law as a career.

Laurie Alexander-Krom practices in the employment law and litigation areas. She advises employers, employees, and business executives in all aspects of employment-related issues and policies including hiring, FMLA leave and ADA compliance, discrimination, wage and hour, employee terminations, and severance agreements.

About Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.
ded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY ROBERT J. GALVIN COMPLETES UPDATES TO MASSACHUSETTS CONDOMINIUM LAW AND CROCKER’S NOTES ON COMMON FORMS

May 10, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm attorney Robert J. Galvin, editor and co-author of Massachusetts Condominium Law, recently completed the 2010 revision of his materials in this leading legal treatise published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), the continuing legal education arm of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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