Injured at Work? Information employees need to know about Massachusetts Workers Compensation Laws

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation by on August 24th, 2015

By: John J. O'Day Jr. | Partner Massachusetts has had Worker's Compensation laws since 1912. The law was designed to distribute benefits on a “no fault” basis. Thus, it does not make a difference whether an employee is negligent or an employer is negligent in order for a work place injury to be compensable. Almost all employers are required to pay for the insurance and in return they are gr… Read More

Slip and Fall: Accident or Owner Liability?

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on August 10th, 2015

By: Charles Mulcahy, Esq. | Partner Many individuals are injured as a result of slip and falls. First, a determination needs to be made whether the slip and fall is just an accident or, alternatively, an owner or one that is in control of the property, permitted an unsafe condition to exist which caused the person to slip and fall. The mere fact that a slip and fall has occurred is not determi… Read More

“The Importance of Optional Insurance Coverage for Motorcycle Operators”

Posted in Blog, Insurance, Personal Injury by on July 27th, 2015

Patricia Alexandre, Esq. | Law Clerk With the warmer weather here and the days longer, you will notice many people taking their motorcycles out for a ride. Although this may be a source of fun and entertainment, accidents can happen at any time. In the event of an accident, most drivers believe if they have motorcycle insurance, they are automatically covered for medical bills and other related… Read More

Protecting your assets, the importance of filing a homestead in Massachusetts

Posted in Blog, Real Estate by on July 13th, 2015

William Rosa | Partner A homestead is an essential part of any financial planning and protection package that any individual, irrespective of their circumstances, should take advantage of. A homestead is a statutory creation which provides for extra protection for landowners beyond what the common law provides. In its simplest terms, a homestead is a device which protects the equity of a person… Read More

BANKRUPTCY IS NOT THE “DEATH KNELL” OF DEBT RECOVERY

Posted in Blog, Business Law by on June 29th, 2015

By: Kevin P. McRoy, esq. | Partner You are owed money. You have made demand. That didn’t work, so you brought a lawsuit. Maybe you have even received a judgment. Just when you think you’re finally there, you receive a telephone call, or a letter from an attorney, or a notice from the court – the party that owes you money has filed for bankruptcy. Now what? Is all hope lost? Should you just… Read More

Summary process actions and how bankruptcy affects a party’s right to challenge a foreclosure

Posted in Blog, Business Law, Real Estate by on June 15th, 2015

Melo v. Villarcon: Summary process actions and how bankruptcy affects a party’s right to challenge a foreclosure On January 9, 2015, Attorney Ryan E. Prophett of Wynn & Wynn successfully represented a Plaintiff in a summary process action. Attorney Prophett argued to establish the Plaintiff’s right to a house in Randolph that he purchased at a foreclosure sale. The house was occupied by t… Read More

Massachusetts Probate Law: When a Loved One Passes Away With or Without a Will

Posted in Blog, Insurance, Miscellaneous by on June 2nd, 2015

Dianna M. Williams, Esq. | Associate Dealing with the death of a loved one is a tremendously hard, emotional experience.  Everything seems to happen very quickly and, in addition to grieving and making funeral or memorial service arrangements, the thought of going through your loved one’s possessions can be overwhelming. With hopes of making this experience a little more bearable, this article… Read More

Has Consumer Protection Gone too Far?

Posted in Blog by on May 12th, 2015

On August 1, 2015, changes to the lending process will greatly affect the process of owning a home. The rules regarding banks’ lending money to consumers has now changed dramatically in the name of “Consumer Protection.”  These changes will make it so that an average homeowner may have to wait up to 60 days to close when trying to refinance or purchase a home. Furthermore, if you are trying… Read More

The potential criminal and civil consequences of Cyberbullying in Massachusetts

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law by on April 27th, 2015

Kate A. Desmond | Associate Throughout the country, and in Massachusetts, students in schools have always felt the effects of bullying. Unfortunately, today, the internet and social media have spawned a new kind of bullying, Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has become the new phenomenon that affects our children. Today, the bullying does not cease when the school day ends, the ease of electronic comm… Read More

Attorney Changes Lives by Teaching Sports in Uganda

Posted in Blog by on April 13th, 2015

By: Kevin O'Malley | Partner This past January I traveled to Uganda, Africa for two weeks with my lifelong friend Matt Breslin and his daughter Allie. We volunteered through Clemency Uganda, a nonprofit based in Bugembe (one of THE poorest slums in Jinja, Uganda). Clemency has identified more than 80 kids in the community whose lives are most at risk due to abject poverty. Most of them are orpha… Read More