Substantial Amendments to the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure Approved by SJC

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on November 20, 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently approved amendments to the MA Rules of Appellate Procedure for the first time since 1974. The changes are designed to make the rules more easily understood, and to better facilitate the resolution of appeals.

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Why You Should Consider a Gifting Program Over the Next Eight Years

By Danielle Justo and Gerald V. May, Jr. on October 29, 2018

Individuals with significant estates, those likely to surpass eleven million dollars individually, or twenty-two million per couple, should consider gifting assets over the next eight years rather than passing them through a will.

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SEC Launches Division To Engage With Public on Blockchain and Other FinTech Questions

By David Glod on October 22, 2018

The SEC recently launched a new division and web portal intended to help developers of financial technologies navigate the regulatory landscape.

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Delaware Permits LLCs to Divide into Separate LLCs

By Arvid von Taube on October 1, 2018

A new section of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act provides a new mechanism to divide an existing LLC into multiple, new LLCs and to allocate assets and liabilities among the resulting entities.

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California Enacts Innovative Consumer Privacy Law

By Arvid von Taube on August 22, 2018

Fresh off the heels of the European Union's sweeping new privacy regulations, the State of California recently passed a first-in-the-nation privacy law that is sure to have implications for many businesses outside of California.

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