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Lawson & Weitzen, LLP is proud to announce Partner, Scott P. Lopez, has been elected 2017 President of the Boston Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Lawson & Weitzen, LLP is proud to announce Partner, Scott P. Lopez, has been elected 2017 President of the Boston Chapter of the Federal Bar Association:

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Partner, John R. Bauer, authors alert regarding the New California Noncompete Law and its Impact on Out-of-state Employers with California Employees.

Partner, John R. Bauer, authors alert regarding the New California Noncompete Law and its Impact on Out-of-state Employers with California Employees. For the full alert, please click here.

Partner, Pamela B. Bankert and Partner, Lauren J. Weitzen selected to Boston Magazine/Super Lawyers’ Annual List of Top Women Lawyers

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Partner, George E. Christodoulo, authors M&A publication for Zweig Group. Please see press release and information here:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/zweig-group-announces-publication-of-a-guide-to-mergers--acquisitions-300189931.html

Partner, Scott P. Lopez and Attorney Lauren J. Weitzen author article for Boston Bar Journal regarding the admissibility of eyewitness identifications.

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Partner, Darly G. David, honored by the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys and receives the Ida B. Wells Award

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Partner, Pamela B. Bankert, selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Partner, Pamela B. Bankert, selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Read the press relesase here.

Partner, Scott P. Lopez, Recognized as AV Preeminent Attorney

Attorney Scott P. Lopez, Partner with Lawson & Weitzen, LLP has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in litigation. Click here to see full article.

Provincetown Film Festival Honors Evan Lawson with a Tribute Brunch and Video.

Provincetown Film Festival Honors Evan Lawson with a Tribute Brunch and Video. See Video below:
https://vimeo.com/99253946

AIArchitecture, the AIA’s electronic newsletter, highlights Partner, George E. Christodoulo’s, whitepaper

AIArchitecture, the AIA’s electronic newsletter, highlights Partner George E. Christodoulo’s whitepaper, “Selling, Merging or Closing your Practice? An Overview of the Factors to Consider When Choosing a Course of Action.”

Partner, George Christodoulo, to present at the AIA National Convention on June 26, 2014.

Partner, George Christodoulo, to present at the AIA National Convention on June 26, 2014. Click for the full download of George’s whitepaper, Selling, Merging or Closing Your Practice?

Boston Bar Association’s Drug Lab Crisis Task Force issues Report. Partner, Scott P. Lopez, is a member of the Task Force.

Partner, Scott P. Lopez, is a member of the Task Force. For full text of the Report, please click here.

Partner, Darly David, to serve as Panelist for MBLA’s “Pathway to Success”

Partner, Darly David, to serve as Panelist for MBLA’s “Pathway to Success”. Click here for details.

Partner, George E. Christodoulo to participate in the Fifth Annual Summit for Architecture and Engineering Professionals.

Partner, George E. Christodoulo to participate in the Fifth Annual Summit for Architecture and Engineering Professionals. For details regarding the Summit or to register, please visit: http://2013aesummit.eventbrite.com/#

The attorneys and staff of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP participate in the 4th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.

The attorneys and staff of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP participate in the 4th Annual Legal Food Frenzy. Please click to our donation page

Partner, Scott Lopez, serves as Moderator to Boston Bar Association’s program: Criminal and Civil Practice Before the Federal Magistrate Judges.

Partner, Scott Lopez, serves as Moderator to Boston Bar Association’s program: Criminal and Civil Practice Before the Federal Magistrate Judges. See details and registration here.

Please see a press release for the grand opening of JP CrossFit. Partner, Darly G. David, represented the owners in the negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, title review, subdivision, and closing of this transaction and related matters.

Please see a press release for the grand opening of JP CrossFit. Partner, Darly G. David, represented the owners in the negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, title review, subdivision, and closing of this transaction and related matters. Click here to view press release:

Partner, Darly G. David serves as panelist for YBWS’s Access 2013

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Partner, George E. Christodoulo, to speak at PSMJ Resources Inc.’s A/E/C Industry Summit – Massive Change: Impacting the Design Industry in 2013 and Beyond

For details regarding conference as well as registration information, please see link below.
www.psmj.com/summit2012

Partner, Darly G. David to speak at Suffolk University Law School’s Women’s Leadership Academy on Friday, November 2, 2012

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Partner, Bruce Edmands, receives favorable decision from the SJC, upholding a Land Court judgment

Lawson & Weitzen, LLP won an important decision before the Supreme Judicial Court, upholding a Land Court judgment which upheld our clients’ claim to an ancient right of way to their land-locked parcel overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Truro, Massachusetts. The surrounding property owners claimed that, since 1899 when the right of way was first created, the subdivision and development of the neighboring properties worked to extinguish the right of way by the doctrine of estoppel. Following two trials, both the Land Court and the Supreme Judicial Court upheld the validity and continued vitality of the right of way. Although the Land Court imposed limitations on the width and slope of the driveway which the clients need to construct over the right of way, the Supreme Judicial Court vacated the restriction because it prevented compliance with local zoning and subdivision regulations. The case cleared a major obstacle to clients’ 30 year goal of building a home on their land and represents the first time the Massachusetts courts have squarely addressed the question of when surrounding development may operate to extinguish an ancient right of way.

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Partner, Ira Zaleznik, receives favorable decision from the SJC regarding the Town of Saugus

In an important decision from the Supreme Judicial Court, Lawson & Weitzen, LLP represented the Town of Saugus against a challenge to a sewer access fee from a number of developers. The developers contended that the charge was an unlawful tax and not a lawful fee. Although the Superior Court and the Appeals Court sided with the developers, the Supreme Judicial Court reversed the judgment and found in favor of the Town in all respects. The decision saved the Town from having to make refunds of almost $1.5 million dollars. The decision is also of great importance to a number of cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth who are using similar charges in their water and sewer improvement programs.

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Partners George Christodoulo & Trish Farnsworth represent Signer Harris as it joins the Boston office of Perkins + Will

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Partners George Christodoulo & Caroline O’Connell represented GEI Consultants, Inc. in its acquisition of EEA, Inc.

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Woodard & Curran: Partners George Christodoulo and Caroline O’Connell represented Woodard & Curran in its acquisition of Cummings/Riter Consultants.

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Gkkworks: Partners George Christodoulo and Trish Farnsworth represented Gkkworks in its acquisition of Klipp Architecture.

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Weston & Sampson Acquire Aquatics Group; George Christodoulo and Caroline O'Connell of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP represented Weston & Sampson in connection with the Letter of Intent, structuring, documentation, and closing of this transaction

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GEI Consultants, Inc.: Partners George Christodoulo and Caroline O’Connell represent GEI Consultants in its acquisition of BasePoint Design Corporation.

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CHA Consulting LLP: Partners George Christodoulo and Trish Farnsworth represent CHA Consulting in its acquisition of Gryphon International Engineering

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National Technical Systems: “Partner, Trish Farnsworth, represents National Technical Systems in Acquisition”

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Long Point Capital: “Partners, George Christodoulo & Trish Farnsworth, represent EYP Architecture in New Equity Partnership”

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Partner, Kenneth B. Skelly, to speak at the Wine Law in Texas Conference on Oct 20 &21

Partner, Kenneth B. Skelly, to speak at the Wine Law in Texas Conference on Oct 20 &21

Endangered Species and SLAPP suits: Partner Mark Dickison argues for the defendants in Brice Estates v. Smith

The recent case of Brice Estates v. Smith where an abutter trespassed on a developer’s land to photograph endangered female four toed salamanders got me thinking about the frequent convergence of developer’s rights vs. citizen’s free speech rights in real estate disputes. In the case, the abutter sought refuge under the pro-free speech anti-SLAPP law, but the court said that he was still trespassing.