Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Set to Take Effect

By Matthew Sweet on May 30, 2019

Benefits from the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act won't be seen until early 2021, however deductions funding the Act will begin taking effect next month, affecting payrolls of both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors across the state.

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Don't Lose Your Spouse's Unused Estate and Gift Tax Exemption

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on May 13, 2019

Now that income taxes have been filed (or extended) for the year, it's time to think about estate taxes. Especially for high net worth couples, it is necessary to do a little bit of future planning in order to maximize potential Federal estate tax exemptions.

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Little-Known MA Probate Law Permits Conversion of Conservator to Personal Representative

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on March 8, 2019

Conservators of disabled individuals under MA law are subject to a little-known probate provision that allows for conversion from Conservator to Personal Representative.

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Fiduciary Duties of Stockholders in Closely-Held Massachusetts Businesses

By Arvid von Taube on March 7, 2019

Owners of closely-held Massachusetts corporations or LLC's have an obligation to act with utmost good faith and loyalty towards fellow owners, particularly those with a minority stake.

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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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