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DAVIS MALM EARNS TOP TIER RANKING IN INAUGURAL U.S. NEWS – BEST LAW FIRM RANKINGS

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that the firm has earned a “Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking” in the inaugural 2010 U.S. News – Best Law Firms rankings. The firm was recognized for its excellence in the employment law area. The rankings were just released on the U.S. News & World Report – Best Law firms website and will be published in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings were a collaboration between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®U.S. News & World Report is published by U.S. Media Group, a leading source of rankings and service journalism. The Best Lawyers® rankings are among the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEYS HAROLD R. DAVIS AND WILLIAM F. GRIFFIN, JR. USE INNOVATIVE FINANCING TECHNIQUE FOR SOUTH SHORE TRI-TOWN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

August 13, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On August 12, 2010, the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation (SSTDC) issued $12,550,000 of Infrastructure Development Revenue Bonds to fund a portion of the public infrastructure needs for SouthField, a phased village-style mixed-use community. Located on the site of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, the development will include homes, offices, restaurants, retail shops, a golf course, turf athletic fields, an ice-skating rink, and a movie studio complex. LNR Property Corp., a Florida-based real estate company, is the master developer of the project. Whitman Homes and Interactive Building Group plan to start construction this fall on 60 homes in what will become SouthField’s first residential village, called Southfield Highlands.

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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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