By Erica P. Bigelow on February 18, 2014Almost every commercial property owner in the Commonwealth has encountered, if not personally used, a Massachusetts nominee trust - sometimes called a 'realty' trust. Often, new clients will tell me that an attorney (unidentified) told them to put their property in trust, or that they always put their properties into a trust.
By David Glod on January 28, 2014The First Circuit issued a controversial decision last summer, holding for the first time that a private equity fund can be held jointly and severally liable for the unfunded pension obligations of its portfolio companies.
By James T. Finnigan on November 18, 2013Cases involving non-compete/non-solicit provisions in an employment contract are often settled after the preliminary injunction stage. Therefore, appellate court opinions involving such agreements are uncommon. However, the First Circuit recently issued an opinion in a case involving a non-solicitation covenant that offers some good news for employers.