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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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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