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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID M. COGLIANO CONDUCTS SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAM FOR NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

On October 20, 2010, Davis Malm attorney David M. Cogliano conducted the employment law program “Using Social Media as an HR Tool” for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Cogliano discussed social media from an employer’s perspective – from pre-employment inquiries to maintaining compliance with post-employment agreements. He addressed what employers must fully consider regarding the use and misuse of social media at each stage of the employment relationship as well the liability and possible corporate embarrassment employers face when ignoring the risks of social media. This presentation also explored the issues employers should consider in deciding whether or not to encourage use of social media.

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What It Takes to Be a Winner

Please CLICK HERE to read about PowerPlay NYC’s exciting, upcoming event–“What It Takes to Be a Winner”–which will be held on July 6, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Yale Club (50 Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan).  The event will feature a conversation with Venus Williams, who is celebrating the publication of her new book entitled Come to Win: How Sports Can Help You Ace Your Goals and Top Your Profession, and lunch and leadership conversations with PowerPlay’s Summer Leadership Academy participants.

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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 ATTORNEYS WILLIAM F. GRIFFIN, JR. AND SOPHIE C. MIGLIAZZO SERVE AS FACULTY MEMBERS AT MCLE SEMINAR ON NEGOTIATING AND DRAFTING ACQUISITION AGREEMENTS

April 07, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On Tuesday, April 6, Davis Malm attorneys William F. Griffin, Jr. and Sophie C. Migliazzo served as Faculty Members in a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar, “A Practical Guide to Business Acquisition Agreements.” This seminar provided an overview of the business acquisition process and is designed for attorneys seeking to improve their practical skills in drafting, negotiating, and closing business acquisition agreements. Mr. Griffin served as chair of the seminar and shared knowledge from his years of experience representing business clients in a variety of business acquisitions. He described the business acquisition process from inception (the seller’s decision to put the company up for sale) to closing the deal, emphasizing practical negotiating strategies. Ms. Migliazzo served as a faculty member and discussed trends in specific provisions of acquisition agreements, such as caps, baskets, material adverse change clauses, and various representations and warranties.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID RAPAPORT PARTICIPATES IN BBA PROGRAM “CURRENT CHALLENGES IN DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASES AND THE INTERRALATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISABILITY BENEFITS AND DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS”

March 25, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On March 23, Davis Malm attorney David Rapaport led a Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program titled, “Current Challenges In Disability Discrimination Cases And The Interrelationship Between Disability Benefits And Discrimination Claims.” In this roundtable discussion, Mr. Rapaport focused on challenges facing plaintiffs in disability discrimination cases and the effects of recent changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID RAPAPORT PARTICIPATES IN BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION PROGRAM "IS THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NEED OF SERIOUS REPAIR: PART II"

March 25, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On March 22, Davis Malm attorney David Rapaport spoke on a panel with Justice Giles of the Massachusetts Superior Court, along with other experience trial lawyers, at a Boston Bar Association program titled “Is the Civil Justice System in Need of Serious Repair: Part II.” The program focused on the Final Report of the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery, which recommended significant changes to the rules of discovery in civil cases, and the basis for its conclusions, as well as two of the more controversial recommendations. Mr. Rapaport discussed problems presented by the proposed new rules for employment plaintiffs who need full and fair discovery in order to prove their cases.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID M. COGLIANO CONDUCTS EMPLOYMENT LAW PROGRAM FOR SBANE

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

On February 11, Davis Malm attorney David M. Cogliano conducted an employment law program, “2010 Legal Update,” for the Smaller Business Association of New England in Waltham, Massachusetts. David was joined by two other employment attorneys on the panel. The interactive program provided a comprehensive overview of the many employment law changes that came about in 2009 that directly impact employers and their HR practices and the consequences of non-compliance. Specific topics included: the importance of properly classifying workers; utilizing non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements; changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act; the use of social media in the workplace; the duty to accommodate persons with disabilities; and the Employee Free Choice Act.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY PAUL L. FELDMAN PARTICIPATES IN MCLE ZONING PRACTICE SEMINAR

February 03, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On January 26, Davis Malm attorney Paul L. Feldman participated in the “Zoning Practice: MCLE BasicsPlus” seminar. This seminar was designed for the practitioner who needs a solid understanding of zoning including the basics for both residential and commercial properties, handling issues that arise when special permits or variances are required, dealing with nonconforming uses and structures, and dealing with municipalities. Updated information on recent important legislative changes and important judicial changes were also discussed during the seminar. Mr. Feldman was part of a faculty comprised of experienced real estate experts.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY ROBERT J. GALVIN PARTICIPATES IN MCLE PROGRAM "CONDOMINIUM & HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS"

Robert J. Galvin, a member of Davis Malm’s Land Use and Real Estate Group, served on a panel titled “Condominium & Homeowner Associations.” Sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the program took place in Boston on February 10 and in Burlington on March 3. The program focused on proposed changes to Chapter 183A, the Massachusetts condominium law, issues regarding mixed-use condominiums, recent court cases involving condominiums, and common interest communities not formed under the condominium law.

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