Archive for February, 2010

18Feb, 10

While once considered only the province of the rich and famous, premarital agreements are becoming more common in today’s society. A premarital agreement is a contract signed before the marriage between the soon to be husband and the soon to be wife which sets forth the division of assets and liabilities in the event of ... more

18Feb, 10

If you use your employer’s computer system for e-mail or other Internet access, do so with the knowledge that your employer may monitor what e-mails were sent and what Internet sites you visited. Workers should not legally expect privacy in such activities. Yet to remove any expectation of privacy by workers, employers should provide workers ... more

18Feb, 10

The need for an experienced lawyer to represent a buyer or a seller in a real estate transaction has never been more critical than in today’s troubled economic times. There are a number of distressed or foreclosed properties on the market which may present the potential purchaser with an incredible bargain but may very well ... more

4Feb, 10

When dealing with closely held entities, either corporations or limited liabilities companies, there are a variety of issues that owners and management should consider to help ensure the company’s success. 1. Formalities Limited personal liability and the tax benefits of doing business in the company form are available only when the shareholders/members comply with the ... more

4Feb, 10

American soldiers who temporarily leave their current employment to serve our country in Iraq, Afghanistan, or otherwise are afforded protections under the employment laws upon their return. A recent Massachusetts jury verdict and thereafter decision by the trial judge upholding the verdict provides a clear message that both judges and juries will enforce these laws. ... more