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Unlocking Hidden Tax Savings Through Real Estate Tax Abatements

Benjamin Franklin stated, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But that doesn’t mean that the taxes levied can’t be challenged.

It is a common misconception that tax abatements are only available when new structures are being built. In fact, owners and users of existing properties, such as offices, warehouses, retail shopping outlets, hotels, nursing homes and multi-family residential units, also have the opportunity to achieve substantial tax refunds or savings through the abatement process. Similar opportunities exist for the reduction of personal property taxes levied upon equipment and other items used in operating businesses and real estate. Many people also do not realize that real estate tax abatements can be achieved by tenants who pay more than one-half of the annual tax levy.

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Recent Changes to Massachusetts Cannabis Regulations

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) recently released final revised recreational-use regulations, following a lengthy public hearing and comment review process.  The revised regulations (Revised Rules) will take effect after they are filed with the Secretary of State.  Key elements of the Revised Rules include:

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Handling Requests for Time Off Under the BRAVE Act

In August of 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Veteran’s Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement, otherwise known as the BRAVE Act.

The BRAVE Act amended existing laws concerning Massachusetts veterans in a number of ways, some of which touch directly on the employer-employee relationship.

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Courtney Simmons Volunteers With The Food Project Through BBA Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

On September 21, Courtney Simmons volunteered at The Food Project’s West Cottage Farm in Dorchester, MA as part of a Boston Bar Association (BBA) Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee community service event. Courtney and fellow volunteers collaborated with local youth to complete a variety of hands-on farming tasks, including planting, weeding and harvesting.

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September 30th Deadline for Submitting Pay Data to EEOC as Part of EEO-1 Report

Employers with at least 100 employees – or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in federal government contracts – have a deadline of September 30, 2019 to file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) a revised EEO-1 Report incorporating payroll data. The EEO-1 Report, which these employers must file annually, is a compliance survey that requires company employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category.

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Tamsin Kaplan Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Top Women of Law” List

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that shareholder Tamsin Kaplan has been selected to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2019 “Top Women of Law” list. This highly coveted honor is presented to exceptional lawyers who are recognizable pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in their respective legal fields. Ms. Kaplan and the other award recipients will be honored at a reception on November 7, 2019 in Boston.

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Davis Malm Celebrates 40th Anniversary as a Prominent Boston Law Firm With New Brand and Website

Davis Malm is pleased to unveil a new brand and website to represent the firm’s approach to servicing clients efficiently and creatively, and with the agility necessary to handle any issue. The rebranding coincides with Davis Malm’s 40th anniversary, which the firm celebrated on May 1, 2019.

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Massachusetts Passes Legislation on Non-Compete Agreements

On August 10, 2018, Governor Baker signed into law the Massachusetts Non-Competition Agreement Act. Taking effect on October 1, 2018, the Act imposes significant limitations and requirements on non-competition and forfeiture for competition agreements for employees and independent contractors who reside or work in Massachusetts.

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Davis Malm Hires New Litigation Attorney

Davis Malm announces that Courtney A. Simmons has joined the firm’s Litigation practice. Ms. Simmons assists clients in commercial litigation and real estate disputes.

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Business Development Plans Are Not “One Size Fits All,” But There Is A Size For Everyone

 

 

 

 

 

You may be confident that you have this “business development” thing down pat – but are you sure? In today’s guest post, we are welcoming back ILN marketing professional, Joanne Thorud, Director of Marketing with Davis Malm & D’Agostine in Boston, who is sharing some excellent and easily implemented tips for getting your business development plans right.

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