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Bill Mandell is Featured in Mass. Lawyers Weekly

15 June 2022

Boston Attorney William M. Mandell, the founding member and co-managing partner of @PierceMandellPC, has more than 35 years experience in health and business law representing healthcare systems, medical and dental practices, and health professionals.            

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Bill Mandell is Featured in Mass. Lawyers Weekly

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys and Staff Participate in 2022 Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K

13 June 2022

On June 2, 2022, a team of Pierce & Mandell attorneys and staff ran the 2022 Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K in the Seaport. The group of four, Savannah Tenney, Julie Niejadlik, Jake Fidrocki, and Emma Rock, raised $1068 for the American Heart Association. Our Pierce & Mandell team had a great time getting outside and running for a good...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys and Staff Participate in 2022 Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K

Bill Mandell, was named a 2022 Go To Lawyer in Health Law by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

10 June 2022

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Health and Business Law Practice Area Leader, Bill Mandell, was named a 2022 Go To Lawyer in Health Law by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Click here to read the full artcile

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Bill Mandell, was named a 2022 Go To Lawyer in Health Law by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Pierce & Mandell Participates at the 2022 Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K in Seaport

10 June 2022

On June 2nd, a team of Pierce & Mandell attorneys and staff ran the 2022 Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K in Seaport. The group of four, Savannah Tenney, Julie Niejadlik, Jake Fidrocki, and Emma Rock, raised $1068 dollars for the American Heart Association. Our Pierce & Mandell team had a great time getting outside and running for a good cause....

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Pierce & Mandell Participates at the 2022 Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K in Seaport

Robert L. Kirby, Jr. and Scott M. Zanolli Granted Summary Judgment in Federal Court Breach of Contract Case

17 February 2022

By Scott M. Zanolli Pierce & Mandell attorneys Robert L. Kirby, Jr. and Scott M. Zanolli recently won summary judgment for the firm’s clients in the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Stearns, J.) in a matter seeking a multimillion dollar damages award. The firm represented two individuals accused of breaching a stock purchase agreement and refusing to...

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Robert L. Kirby, Jr. and Scott M. Zanolli Granted Summary Judgment in Federal Court Breach of Contract Case

Bill Mandell is Featured Speaker at 2022 Yankee Dental Congress

3 January 2022

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Dental and Business Law Practice Area Leader, Bill Mandell, will be serving on the faculty of the 2022 Yankee Dental Conference, scheduled for January 27 - 29, 2022. Bill will presenting a course on Legal Issues for Practice Transitions and Start-Ups, Thursday, January 27 from 2 to 4pm. The course covers the major events in the...

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Bill Mandell is Featured Speaker at 2022 Yankee Dental Congress

Responding to a Complaint Made to the Board of Registration of Psychologists

17 December 2021

By: Curtis B. Dooling Receiving a letter from a licensing board about a patient who has filed a complaint is an unpleasant but all too common experience for licensed health and dental professionals. Each licensing board has its own regulatory process and standards that govern the licensure and discipline of licensees. In Massachusetts, the Board of Registration of Psychologists (“Board”)...

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Responding to a Complaint Made to the Board of Registration of Psychologists

Recent Federal Court Decision Addresses Massachusetts Non-Compete Act

12 November 2021

By Hannah Schindler Spinelli and Scott M. Zanolli The 2018 enactment of the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act, G.L. c. 149, § 24L (the “Act”), changed the Massachusetts noncompete landscape by setting forth certain specific minimum conditions which must be included in any noncompete agreement in order for the agreement to be deemed valid and enforceable. One such requirement mandates that...

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Recent Federal Court Decision Addresses Massachusetts Non-Compete Act

Bill Mandell Serves on the Faculty of the Annual MCLE Hospital & Health Law Conference

1 November 2021

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Health Law Practice Area Leader, Bill Mandell, once again served on the faculty of MCLE’s Annual Hospital & Health Law Conference on October 22, 2021. He was the co-presenter on Representing Physician & Other Health Care Providers. Bill has served on the faculty of the annual conference on Massachusetts health law every year since 2003. The...

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Bill Mandell Serves on the Faculty of the Annual MCLE Hospital & Health Law Conference

When is an Employer Liable for its Employee’s Conduct?

1 November 2021

By: Mollie R. Sullivan Respondeat Superior, a Latin phrase which directly translates to “let the master answer,” refers to the theory that an employer should be held liable for its employee’s conduct. This theory is important in personal injury actions because bringing claims against a tortfeasor’s employer allows for recovery from additional insurance coverage, with typically larger policies. Thus, a...

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When is an Employer Liable for its Employee’s Conduct?

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Massachusetts’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

22 October 2021

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that partners Bill Mandell, Michael Fee, Bob Kirby, and Dennis Lindgren have been selected as 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Hannah Schindler Spinelli and Scott Zanolli have been designated 2021 Massachusetts Rising Stars. Bill Mandell was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Health Care; Dennis Lindgren in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury;...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Massachusetts’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Michael C. Fee was quoted in a recent Lawyers Weekly article

16 April 2021

Michael Fee was quoted in a Lawyers Weekly article entitled Abutters can’t block private school construction dated April 14, 2021. The article discusses a recent Appeals Court decision finding that a 50-foot wide easement that connects a cul-de-sac to a site the owners planned to develop for a private school would not be overburdened by the proposed project.

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Michael C. Fee was quoted in a recent Lawyers Weekly article

Can Massachusetts Employers Require Employees To Return To The Office?

15 March 2021

By: Scott M. Zanolli, Esq. With COVID-19 infections rates decreasing and the number of vaccinations increasing, many employers are beginning to recall employees back to office spaces or putting plans in place to do so. This will leave many employers wondering: what can be done if employees refuse to return to the office out of fear of the virus? Can...

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Can Massachusetts Employers Require Employees To Return To The Office?

BIG CHANGES AT PIERCE & MANDELL, P.C.! CURT DOOLING IS NOW PARTNER, HANNAH SCHINDLER SPINELLI COUNSEL, JULIE NIEJADLIK AN ASSOCIATE

3 February 2021

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is pleased to announce that Curtis B. Dooling has been elected a Shareholder of the firm, effective January 1, 2021, Hannah Schindler Spinelli has been promoted to Counsel and Julie Niejadlik has been hired as an Associate. Curt focuses his litigation practice on complex commercial and business litigation, zoning and land use disputes, health care and...

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BIG CHANGES AT PIERCE & MANDELL, P.C.! CURT DOOLING IS NOW PARTNER, HANNAH SCHINDLER SPINELLI COUNSEL, JULIE NIEJADLIK AN ASSOCIATE

PIERCE & MANDELL GIVES BACK!

29 December 2020

For our staff, lawyers, clients and friends, the holiday season is made all the more joyous by the annual Pierce & Mandell celebration at the House of Blues. Unfortunately, we were unable to host that gathering in this year of pandemic, but we are happy that we are still able to continue our annual tradition of supporting worthy charitable organizations....

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PIERCE & MANDELL GIVES BACK!

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Massachusetts’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

22 October 2020

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that partners Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Michael Fee, Tom Kenney, Bob Kirby, and Dennis Lindgren have been selected as 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Associates Hannah Schindler Spinelli, Mollie Sullivan, and Scott Zanolli have been designated 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars. Bob Pierce was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Civil...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Massachusetts’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Pierce & Mandell Attorney Michael C. Fee Recently Quoted in Lawyers Weekly

21 September 2020

Michael C. Fee was recently quoted in the August 31, 2020 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article, entitled: “State’s Eviction Ban Does Not Preclude Attachment of Assets”, explores recent court decisions regarding how commercial landlords and tenants are navigating the Covid-19 environment. You can reach Michael C. Fee at mfee@piercemandell.com

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Pierce & Mandell Attorney Michael C. Fee Recently Quoted in Lawyers Weekly

Notarization in COVID-19 – “An Act for Providing Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges Related to COVID-19”

5 May 2020

On April 27th, in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Governor Baker signed into law Section 71 of the Acts of 2020 entitled “An Act for Providing Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges related to COVID-19” (the “Act”). The Act allows notary publics to perform remote ink notarizations via video conferencing (such as Zoom or FaceTime) pursuant to certain requirements....

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Notarization in COVID-19 – “An Act for Providing Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges Related to COVID-19”

COVID-19 Paid Sick and Family Leave & Updates to Unemployment Insurance

11 April 2020

By William M. Mandell, Robert R. Pierce, Michael C. Fee, Hannah Schindler-Spinelli, and Scott M. Zanolli Many small businesses are being significantly impacted by the economic situation created by the COVID-19 virus, and there are an increasing number of instances in which employers may have to temporarily or permanently reduce their workforces.  As a result, lawmakers at both the state...

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COVID-19 Paid Sick and Family Leave & Updates to Unemployment Insurance

Pierce & Mandell’s Covid-19 Survival Plan for Professional Practices

10 April 2020

By William M. Mandell, Robert R. Pierce, Michael C. Fee, Hannah Schindler-Spinelli, and Scott M. Zanolli Medical, dental and other professional practices, like many US small business that rely on in-person encounters, have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and state public health and public emergency directives and orders have forced them to close since mid-March, 2020 for...

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Pierce & Mandell’s Covid-19 Survival Plan for Professional Practices

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Ready to Assist during Covid-19 Crisis

17 March 2020

Pierce & Mandell, PC will continue to operate fully during this time of disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. As always, our top priorities are the health and safety of our staff, community, and clients, and our continued accessibility to our clients. All Pierce & Mandell attorneys have the technology and ability to operate remotely and, consistent with the recent...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Ready to Assist during Covid-19 Crisis

Curt Dooling Explains Evolving Anti-SLAPP Standards

28 February 2020

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court continues to alter the standard by which G. L. c. 231, § 59H anti-SLAPP motions are decided by trial courts. The anti-SLAPP statute authorizes a party sued because of its petitioning activity to file a special motion to dismiss within 60 days of service of the complaint. Petitioning activity may range from testifying before a...

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Curt Dooling Explains Evolving Anti-SLAPP Standards

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Present and Exhibit At the 2020 Yankee Dental Conference

15 February 2020

For the 11th consecutive year, Pierce & Mandell, P.C. exhibited at the 2020 Yankee Dental Conference held on January 30 – February 1, 2020, attended by dentists and their staffs from New England and beyond, and by other strategic partners and service professionals in the dental community. Pierce & Mandell Dental Practice Group attorneys, Bill Mandell, Hannah Schindler Spinelli, Sam...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Present and Exhibit At the 2020 Yankee Dental Conference

Bill Mandell to Speak at 2020 Annual Meeting of MA Association of Practicing Urologists

14 February 2020

Bill Mandell, Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Shareholder and Health Law Practice Group Head, will be the key speaker at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists on April 15, 2020. Bill will lecture on the topic of “Legal and Compliance Issues and the Practice of Urology.” MAPU is dedicated to improving the standards and practice of...

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Bill Mandell to Speak at 2020 Annual Meeting of MA Association of Practicing Urologists

Pierce & Mandell Lawyers Make The Best Lawyers in America 2020 List

9 September 2019

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that partners, Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Bob Kirby, and Dennis Lindgren have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 list. Bob Pierce, Bob Kirby and Dennis Lindgren were named Best Lawyers for litigation and Bill Mandell for Health Care Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected...

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Pierce & Mandell Lawyers Make The Best Lawyers in America 2020 List

Pierce & Mandell Partners Are Selected 2019 New England Super Lawyers

7 September 2019

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that all of our partners, Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Michael Fee, Bob Kirby, Tom Kenney and Dennis Lindgren have been selected 2019 New England Super Lawyers. Bob Pierce, Bob Kirby, Michael Fee, Tom Kenney and Dennis Lindgren were named for litigation, and Bill Mandell for Health Care Law.

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Pierce & Mandell Partners Are Selected 2019 New England Super Lawyers

Pierce & Mandell Counsel Curt Dooling Quoted In Mass Lawyers Weekly

7 May 2019

Attorney Curt Dooling was recently quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about the applicability of anti-SLAPP statutes to statements made on websites like Yelp and social media platforms like Facebook. https://masslawyersweekly.com/2019/01/24/west-roxbury-dentist-dodges-fee-order-in-spat-with-yelp/. In the case on which Dooling commented, DiNapoli v. Yelp, Inc., United States District Court Judge Dennis Saylor held that Yelp is not immune from all lawsuits and...

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Pierce & Mandell Counsel Curt Dooling Quoted In Mass Lawyers Weekly

Negative Internet Reviews: Respond or Not?

6 May 2019

By Robert R. Pierce Over the last five years, the firm has received many calls from business owners who have received negative reviews from customers, or in some cases, non-customers. “What should I do?” They ask. More often than not, my answer is to do nothing. When a customer gives a one-star review about the service rendered, it is simply...

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Negative Internet Reviews: Respond or Not?

Bill Mandell is Featured Speaker at 2019 MCLE Hospital & Health Law Conference

24 April 2019

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Health Law Practice Area Leader, Bill Mandell, will be serving on the faculty of MCLE’s Annual Hospital & Health Law Conference 2019, scheduled for May 23. The program is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is the preeminent health law conference in Massachusetts. Bill will co-presenting the session on health law for physicians. For additional details about...

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Bill Mandell is Featured Speaker at 2019 MCLE Hospital & Health Law Conference

Bill Mandell is Featured Speaker at American Association of Endodontists Conference

10 April 2019

Pierce & Mandell partner William Mandell will be a featured presenter at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endodontists on April 11, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. Bill will lecture on the topic of “Practice Transitions.” The AAE is a global resource for knowledge, research and education for endodontists. Dedicated to saving teeth, endodontists have specialized training and...

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Bill Mandell is Featured Speaker at American Association of Endodontists Conference

New Massachusetts Law Requires Dental Practice Owners to Provide Additional Compensation for Associate Post-Termination Non-Compete Covenants Agreements

4 February 2019

While Massachusetts law (See, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, Sections 12X and 74D) has long provided that employed physicians and nurses cannot be subject to post-termination non-compete covenants, the Massachusetts Legislature has never extended the same unenforceability to such non-competes appearing in associate contracts for dentists. Massachusetts dental practice owners have thus come to rely on post-termination non-compete covenants as...

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New Massachusetts Law Requires Dental Practice Owners to Provide Additional Compensation for Associate Post-Termination Non-Compete Covenants Agreements

Chapter 40A ZBA Appeal Process

23 January 2019

You’ve done everything you thought you were supposed to do to secure local approval for your project. You’ve spoken with all of the neighbors. You’ve hosted community meetings. You’ve met with the building commissioner. You’ve hired your architect, your engineer, and your general contractor. In some instances, you have already been through site plan review and the local planning board....

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Chapter 40A ZBA Appeal Process

The Eddie Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund has been renamed The Eddie & Alyce Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund

19 December 2018

Pierce & Mandell supported charity, The Eddie Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund has been renamed the Eddie & Alyce Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund, to now honor and perpetuate the memory of Firm Partner Bill Mandell’s late father and mother, Eddie & Alyce. Founded in 2000 to honor the spirit of Eddie Mandell, the Scholarship Fund has provided financial assistance to hundreds...

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The Eddie Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund has been renamed The Eddie & Alyce Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund

More Honors For Pierce & Mandell Attorneys

26 November 2018

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that all of its partners Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Michael Fee, Bob Kirby, Tom Kenney and Dennis Lindgren have been selected as 2018 New England Super Lawyers. Bob Pierce was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Civil Litigation Defense, Bill Mandell in Health Care Law, Michael Fee, Bob Kirby...

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More Honors For Pierce & Mandell Attorneys

Dennis M. Lindgren Becomes President of the Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Trust (NRT) of Easton, Massachusetts

21 November 2018

On November 18, 2018, Pierce & Mandell shareholder Dennis M. Lindgren was elected President of the Board of Directors for the Natural Resources Trust (NRT) of Easton. The NRT’s mission is to educate as to the significant natural and cultural resources all around us, as well as to acquire and preserve land of special character for the benefit of the...

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Dennis M. Lindgren Becomes President of the Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Trust (NRT) of Easton, Massachusetts

Pierce & Mandell’s Recent Land Court Victory Regarding Scope of the Dover Amendment Now Heading to the Appeals Court

21 November 2018

By: Michael C. Fee The ruling in The McLean Hospital Corporation v. The Town of Lincoln and others et al., concerns an appeal from a Lincoln ZBA determination that McLean’s proposed use of residential property is not exempt from zoning under the Dover Amendment, G.L. c. 40A, § 3. Pierce & Mandell shareholder Michael C. Fee represented a group of...

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Pierce & Mandell’s Recent Land Court Victory Regarding Scope of the Dover Amendment Now Heading to the Appeals Court

P&M Lawyers Help Truro Farming Co-Op Pass Zoning By-law Allowing Cannabis Cultivation

20 November 2018

By: Michael C. Fee Last week the Cape Cod town of Truro became the first Massachusetts municipality to enact a zoning bylaw that allows cannabis cultivation in a residential district. The by-law was a product of intense public debate over the past several months as the Truro Planning Board attempted to craft a proposal that balanced the concerns of residential...

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P&M Lawyers Help Truro Farming Co-Op Pass Zoning By-law Allowing Cannabis Cultivation

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Represent Hospitals and Doctors in Hospital Privileges Proceedings

2 November 2018

Led by founding shareholders Bob Pierce and Bill Mandell, Pierce & Mandell has successfully represented hospitals, medical staffs and their executive committees, and individual doctors in peer review proceedings involving the revocation, suspension or modification of an individual doctor’s hospital privileges. These matters carry great weight and pit competing interests against each other: for the hospital and medical staff, patient...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Represent Hospitals and Doctors in Hospital Privileges Proceedings

Pierce & Mandell’s Client Prevails in FAA Determination

31 October 2018

By: Michael C. Fee After a three year investigation, the FAA has concluded the Norwood Airport Commission unreasonably denied Pierce & Mandell client Boston Executive Helicopters access to the Norwood Airport, and improperly granted the existing fixed based operator exclusive rights in violation of Federal Grant Assurances 22 and 23. By way of background, in 2008 the FAA determined that...

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Pierce & Mandell’s Client Prevails in FAA Determination

Pierce & Mandell Lawyers to present at 2019 Yankee Dental Conference

5 October 2018

Bill Mandell and Hannah Schindler Spinelli of Pierce & Mandell, P.C. will be presenting a continuing education seminar entitled Legal Issues in Practice Transitions at the 2019 Yankee Dental Conference on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00pm. The program will focus on the legal issues in the purchase and sale of practices and ownership in practices. Topics covered will include...

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Pierce & Mandell Lawyers to present at 2019 Yankee Dental Conference

Curt Dooling Prevails In Anti-Slapp Special Motion To Dismiss

31 July 2018

The Massachusetts anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) statute, G. L. c. 231, § 59H, authorizes a party sued because of his petitioning activity to file a special motion to dismiss within 60 days of service of the complaint. The purpose of the anti-SLAPP statute is to protect individuals from harassing litigation and from the burden of defending against retaliatory...

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Curt Dooling Prevails In Anti-Slapp Special Motion To Dismiss

"Massachusetts Real Estate Litigation” by P&M Shareholder Michael C. Fee

30 July 2018

Pierce & Mandell shareholder Michael C. Fee has authored the recently published LexisNexis® Practice Guide to Massachusetts Real Estate Litigation (2018 Edition). The book is intended to offer practical guidance on some of the most significant real estate issues currently being litigated in Massachusetts, and contains nearly 400 practice tips, forms and checklists. Designed to be useful to both new...

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"Massachusetts Real Estate Litigation” by P&M Shareholder Michael C. Fee

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Hosts First Golf Clinic for Women

27 July 2018

On July 12, 2018, Pierce & Mandell P.C. hosted clients, staff and friends of the firm at our first golf clinic for women at Tournament Players Club in Norton, Massachusetts. Designed for both beginners and experienced players alike, the clinic featured three stations led by TPC professional staff. Each station (putting, chipping and full swing) afforded participants the opportunity to...

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Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Hosts First Golf Clinic for Women

Pierce & Mandell Lawyers and Staff Run “Lawyers Have Heart 5K” in Support of the American Heart Association

23 May 2018

Pierce & Mandell Lawyers and Staff Run “Lawyers Have Heart 5K” in Support of the American Heart Association

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Pierce & Mandell Lawyers and Staff Run “Lawyers Have Heart 5K” in Support of the American Heart Association

Bill Mandell was Quoted in the May 2018 ED Legal Letter Article

21 May 2018

Bill Mandell was quoted in the May 2018 ED Legal Letter article on case law expanding ED’s legal exposure if discharged psychiatric patient commits violence.

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Bill Mandell was Quoted in the May 2018 ED Legal Letter Article

A Cautionary Tale for Municipal Officials: The SJC clarifies the Open Meeting Law’s “deliberation exemption”

17 May 2018

By: Scott M. Zanolli The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s recent ruling in Boelter v. Board of Selectmen of Wayland (SJC-12353, April 5, 2018) interprets and clarifies, for the first time, the meaning of the term “deliberation,” which was added to the Open Meeting Law in July 2010. The Open Meeting Law requires that, with the exception of executive sessions, “all...

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A Cautionary Tale for Municipal Officials: The SJC clarifies the Open Meeting Law’s “deliberation exemption”

Guidance to Massachusetts Health Care Providers Regarding the Release of Protected Health Information

4 May 2018

By Curt Dooling, Matt Lauring and Bill Mandell Hospitals and health care facilities, medical and other group practices, and individual clinicians regularly receive requests for patient records and information. It is often confusing for providers to determine when and under what circumstances they are permitted to disclose such records. Discovering parties can use the legal process to compel a response...

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Guidance to Massachusetts Health Care Providers Regarding the Release of Protected Health Information

Complexities in the Division or Sale of Multiple Parcels in Partition Proceedings

30 April 2018

By: Michael C. Fee Petitions to Partition, often brought in the Land or Probate Courts, allow the division of land owned by two or more individuals. The right to partition is absolute, and does not require the consent of other co-owners. For an excellent overview of general partition principles and practice, see Jeff Angley’s primer entitled "Partition of Land". The...

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Complexities in the Division or Sale of Multiple Parcels in Partition Proceedings

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Landmark Supreme Judicial Court Victory for Pierce & Mandell Lawyers

27 March 2018

By Robert L. Kirby, Jr. and Thomas E. Kenney The Supreme Court of the United States has denied the petition for certiorari filed by Oath Holdings, Inc., successor to Yahoo!, Inc. Oath Holdings had requested that the Supreme Court review the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Ajemian v. Yahoo!, Inc. In Ajemian, Pierce & Mandell lawyers Robert...

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U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Landmark Supreme Judicial Court Victory for Pierce & Mandell Lawyers

Commercial Lease Guarantee Survives Tenant Settlement

16 March 2018

By: Michael C. Fee The Appeals Court’s recent decision in Cedar-Fieldstone Marketplace, LP v. T.S. Fitness, Inc., 17-P-791, 2018 Mass. App. LEXIS 30, serves as a stark reminder to commercial tenants and their counsel of potential guarantor liabilities that live on even after settlement of an underlying lease debt. The facts in Cedar-Fieldstone are familiar and common. The defendant tenant,...

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Commercial Lease Guarantee Survives Tenant Settlement