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DAVIS MALM EARNS PRESTIGIOUS 2014 CHAMBERS USA RANKINGS

On May 23, Chambers USA released its 2014 rankings and recognized Davis Malm as one of the leading firms in the nation. Five of the firm’s attorneys and its Employment Practice are included in the directory. Davis Malm was chosen for its strength and representation of both employees and employers in the Labor and Employment area. Sources from Chambers say, “They’ve built a reputation in the Boston market for being prepared to litigate cases thoroughly and to advocate the client’s interests exhaustively, but also a willingness to seek pragmatic resolution.”

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Regulation A+ is on the Horizon: Is it a Game-Changer for Private Company Capital Formation?

March 24, 2014 marked the end of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) public comment period for its proposed rules to implement Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the JOBS Act). The overarching goal of the JOBS Act is to promote job growth by easing regulatory requirements for capital formation.

BACKGROUND

All issuers of securities must either (1) conduct a public offering by registering the securities with the SEC, which is expensive, time-consuming, and increases potential legal liability, or (2) issue the securities in accordance with an exemption from registration. Regulation A currently provides one such exemption, but it is little used. Title IV of the JOBS Act, officially titled “Small Company Capital Formation,” mandates changes to current Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) and has been widely labeled by commentators as Regulation A+. More…

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Non-Competes: Are They on the Fast Track to Extinction in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has made news with his push to prohibit non-competition agreements in employment and independent contractor relationships. The Governor recently proposed legislation that would make unlawful any employee or independent contractor agreement that:

…prohibits, impairs, restrains, restricts, or places any condition on a person’s ability
to seek, engage in or accept any type of employment or independent contractor work,
for any period of time after an employment or independent contractor relationship has ended….More…

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DAVIS MALM HOSTS “CELEBRATING SUCCESS” PROGRAM

On March 20, Davis Malm and shareholder George A. “Tony” Hewett hosted a “Celebrating Success” program which featured Seth Goodall, New England Regional Administrator, United States Small Business Administration; Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, Bethel AME Church; and a special performance by singer/songwriter, Berklee College of Music student David Stewart, Jr.

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ROBERT J. GALVIN QUOTED IN NOTED CONDOMINIUM RESOURCE HOALEADER.COM

Davis Malm shareholder Robert J. Galvin was recently quoted in the noted online condominium resource HOALeader.com. Mr. Galvin offered insight on the following topics:

For more information about HOA Leader, please visit: www.hoaleader.com.

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SEC "Gag Orders": Does Settling in Silence Advance the Public Interest?

A simmering anger against “too big to fail” banks and judicial criticism of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settlement practices involving Wall Street have fueled a fierce debate over those practices. To date, the controversy has centered on the propriety and wisdom of permitting defendants in SEC proceedings to settle claims “without admitting or denying” the SEC’s allegations. While that issue may be worth discussing, any re-assessment of SEC settlement practices would be incomplete without considering the wisdom and impact of the post-judgment restraint on speech that the SEC imposes in every settlement. 

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DAVIS MALM TO SPONSOR BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT’S BOSTON CONNECTION SERIES

On March 28, Davis Malm will sponsor the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s Boston ConNECtion at Jordan Hall. This orchestral series showcases resident Bostonians and traveling friends in a concert that highlights inventive and fresh orchestral works. The March program will feature Binna Kim, winner of the annual BMOP/NEC Composition Competition and her Accumulated Traces; Donald Crockett’s Blue Earth; Steven Stucky’s Concerto for Orchestra; and Lei Liang’s U.S. premiere of his Xiaoxiang, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.

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DAVIS MALM SPONSORS BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT’S BOSTON CONNECTION SERIES

On March 28, Davis Malm sponsored the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s Boston ConNECtion at Jordan Hall. This orchestral series showcased resident Bostonians and traveling friends in a concert that highlighted inventive and fresh orchestral works.

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Tamsin R. Kaplan Presents to the Woman to Woman Group at New Directions, Inc.

On March 20, Davis Malm shareholder Tamsin R. Kaplan spoke to the Woman to Woman Group, a group of high level executives and professional businesswomen, at New Directions, Inc. Ms. Kaplan shared the secrets of effectively negotiating employment agreements and severance agreements. In a two-hour presentation, she walked the group through the provisions of three model agreements and discussed dynamics, hidden agendas, tricks, and traps in negotiating each aspect. Ms. Kaplan specifically focused on restrictive covenants, including non-compete provisions, diverse forms of compensation, and negotiation of severance terms at the outset of the employment relationship.

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EVGENIA I. GORYSHINA TO PARTICIPATE IN ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION AT BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL

On March 19, Davis Malm attorney Evgenia I. Goryshina will participate in a mentoring program hosted by the Boston College Women’s Law Center. Ms. Goryshina and other successful female attorneys will discuss various legal career paths available to female law students and will provide insights from their diverse experiences and career choices. This round table format will allow the students to interact with and address the attorneys in a smaller group setting. Ms. Goryshina will share her experiences practicing law at a private practice firm and discuss her various practice areas.

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