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Pierce & Mandell, P.C. at Yankee Dental Congress 2018

17 January 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to be part of the Yankee Dental Congress, January 25th through January 27th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Yankee Dental Congress is an educational program and convention that draws thousands of dental professionals each year. Pierce & Mandell attorneys who focus on representing dental professionals and practices...

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Pierce & Mandell, P.C. at Yankee Dental Congress 2018

Curtis Dooling Promoted to Counsel at Pierce & Mandell

12 January 2018

Curtis B. Dooling was recently promoted to counsel at Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Curt has been practicing law for ten years and has been with the firm for over five years. Curt is a skilled litigator who has tried three cases to verdict in the last year and a half. Curt has a robust litigation practice that encompasses a wide...

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Curtis Dooling Promoted to Counsel at Pierce & Mandell

Pierce & Mandell Attorney Sam Hoff Explains the Distinctions in Tax-Exempt Status Choices

5 December 2017

501(c)(3) v. 501(c)(6): What Every Non-Profit Incorporator Needs to Know By Sam Hoff One question that we often receive from clients seeking to form a new non-profit corporation is “Should I apply for 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) tax-exempt status?” The short answer is that it depends! The type of tax-exempt status that a corporation can obtain is influenced by its stated...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorney Sam Hoff Explains the Distinctions in Tax-Exempt Status Choices

Recent SJC Decision Establishes That Insurer’s Duty to Defend Does Not Include Counterclaims

20 November 2017

By Curtis B. Dooling Under Massachusetts law, an insurer’s duty to defend its insured is broad. An insurer has a duty to defend its insured if the allegations against the insured are “reasonably susceptible of an interpretation that states or roughly sketches a claim” that falls within the defense obligation’s scope. Billings v. Commerce Ins. Co., 458 Mass. 194, 200...

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Recent SJC Decision Establishes That Insurer’s Duty to Defend Does Not Include Counterclaims

Pierce & Mandell’s SJC Victory Could Have Lasting Impact on Trust and Estates Law in Massachusetts

14 November 2017

The SJC’s recent decision in Ajemian v. Yahoo, overturning the grant of summary judgment against Pierce & Mandell’s clients, continues to reverberate in the legal community. A link to the Lawyer’s Weekly article entitled “SJC Ruling Could Have Significant Implications for T&E Law” can be found here.

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Pierce & Mandell’s SJC Victory Could Have Lasting Impact on Trust and Estates Law in Massachusetts

SJC Ruling Provides New Remedies for Shareholders of Deadlocked Corporations

13 November 2017

By Sam Hoff In its recent ruling in Koshy v. Sachdev, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an early holiday gift to any shareholder of a deadlocked Massachusetts corporation. Thanks to the SJC’s ruling, such shareholders now have available to them several alternative forms of relief which may allow them to regain control of their corporation, as opposed to taking...

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SJC Ruling Provides New Remedies for Shareholders of Deadlocked Corporations

Pierce & Mandell Lawyers Secure Landmark Supreme Judicial Court Victory

25 October 2017

By Robert L. Kirby, Jr. and Thomas E. Kenney The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) recently issued a landmark ruling in a case of first impression, overturning a probate court judgment against Pierce & Mandell’s clients. Robert L. Kirby, Jr. argued the case before the six-justice panel, and Thomas E. Kenney assisted in preparing the appellate briefs. The case concerned...

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Pierce & Mandell Lawyers Secure Landmark Supreme Judicial Court Victory

The New Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

3 October 2017

By: Lena J. Finnerty On July 27, 2017, Governor Baker signed into law the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “MPWFA”) which extends the protections afforded pregnant workers in Massachusetts beyond those currently provided under federal law. The Act, which will go into effect April 1, 2018, will amend the current anti-discrimination statute in Massachusetts, to prohibit workplace and hiring...

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The New Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Pierce & Mandell Partner Dennis Lindgren Featured in Lawyers Weekly Profile

4 August 2017

Pierce & Mandell Partner Dennis Lindgren shared his legal insights and tips in Lawyers Weekly Profile. Read more...      

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Pierce & Mandell Partner Dennis Lindgren Featured in Lawyers Weekly Profile

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Help Merge Golf Associations

1 August 2017

By Hannah S. Spinelli In a historic move, on May 10, 2017 The Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts, Inc. (“WGAM”) and Massachusetts Golf Association, Inc. (“MGA”) signed a merger agreement turning the two non-profit organizations into one golf association effective January 1, 2018. The interests of both groups will be united and efforts combined to promote the game to all...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Help Merge Golf Associations

The Wage Act – Are Commissions Considered Wages?

18 July 2017

By Curtis Dooling The Massachusetts Wage Act, G. L. c. 149, § 148, requires that employees pay their employees’ wages within six days of the end of the applicable pay period. The law includes harsh penalties for failure to pay wages, including the mandatory award of triple damages and attorneys’ fees. An employer that violates the Wage Act can also...

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The Wage Act – Are Commissions Considered Wages?

Pierce & Mandell Probate Lawyers Secure Appeals Court Victory In Case Involving Interpretation Of A Will

22 June 2017

By: Michael C. Fee and Scott M. Zanolli The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently affirmed a decision by Judge Virginia Ward, of the Suffolk County Probate Court, granting summary judgment to Pierce & Mandell’s client in a lawsuit seeking a declaration regarding the interpretation of a will. Michael C. Fee argued the case before the three-justice panel, and Scott M. Zanolli...

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Pierce & Mandell Probate Lawyers Secure Appeals Court Victory In Case Involving Interpretation Of A Will

Pierce & Mandell Partners Recognized as Super Lawyers - Boston, MA

24 May 2017

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that partners Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Thomas E. Kenney, Michael Fee, Bob Kirby and Dennis Lindgren have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Bob Pierce was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Civil Litigation Defense, Bill Mandell in Health Care Law, Dennis Lindgren in Personal...

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Pierce & Mandell Partners Recognized as Super Lawyers - Boston, MA

Bill Mandell was Quoted in the April 2017 Emergency Department Legal Letter Article

6 April 2017

Bill Mandell was quoted in the April 2017 Emergency Department Legal Letter article on visitors and guns in hospital emergency departments and suggested a useful policies for hospitals to consider.

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Bill Mandell was Quoted in the April 2017 Emergency Department Legal Letter Article

Attorney Curtis Dooling Serves as Panelist for MCLE Practicing with Professionalism Course

22 March 2017

All newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts are required to take a one-day professionalism course within 18 months of admission. The day-long course, which is run by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), covers a variety of topics, including ethics and professional conduct, court practice and successful attorney-client relationships. MCLE recently invited Pierce & Mandell’s Curtis Dooling to sit on a lunchtime...

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Attorney Curtis Dooling Serves as Panelist for MCLE Practicing with Professionalism Course

Robert Kirby Argues Privacy Case in the SJC

10 March 2017

By Robert L. Kirby, Jr. Ajemian v. Yahoo! Inc.: On March 9, Robert Kirby argued before the Supreme Judicial Court in a case of first impression. The issue before the Court was whether the federal Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. bars providers of electronic communication services (in this case, Yahoo!) from divulging the contents of a deceased...

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Robert Kirby Argues Privacy Case in the SJC

Dooling Wins Premises Liability Jury Trial in Berkshire County

2 February 2017

Curt Dooling recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his clients in a jury trial in the Pittsfield District Court in Berkshire County. The plaintiff sustained multiple leg fractures after tripping over an entrance rug in a convenience store in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Dooling represented the owner and operator of the convenience store. The plaintiff alleged that the entrance rug...

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Dooling Wins Premises Liability Jury Trial in Berkshire County

Supreme Judicial Court Takes Appeal in Case Involving the Stored Communications Act

20 December 2016

By Robert L. Kirby, Jr. In Ajemian v. Yahoo!, we represent the personal representatives of an estate seeking to gain access to the contents of a decedent’s Yahoo! email account. The Probate Court ruled that the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701 et. seq., prohibited Yahoo! from divulging the contents of the email account to the personal representatives. We appealed....

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Supreme Judicial Court Takes Appeal in Case Involving the Stored Communications Act

BOB PIERCE SUCCESSFULLY TRIES FOUR JURY CASES IN 2016

15 December 2016

Founding shareholder Bob Pierce took four cases to jury trials in 2016. The cases were tried in four separate superior courts: Essex (Newburyport), Middlesex, Suffolk, and Dukes County (Martha’s Vineyard). In three of the cases, Bob achieved defense verdicts on behalf of his clients; in the fourth, the case settled after several days of trial based on a payment of...

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BOB PIERCE SUCCESSFULLY TRIES FOUR JURY CASES IN 2016

PIERCE and DOOLING WIN PRODUCT LIABILITY TRIAL ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD

14 December 2016

Bob Pierce and Curt Dooling recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client in a jury trial in Dukes County Superior Court on Martha’s Vineyard. The plaintiff in the case sustained a serious eye injury, which eventually led to the loss of the plaintiff’s eye, when he was struck with a golf disc designed and manufactured by Pierce...

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PIERCE and DOOLING WIN PRODUCT LIABILITY TRIAL ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Bill Mandell: Faculty at the MCLE Annual Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Conference 12 years in a Row

6 December 2016

For the 12th year in a row Pierce & Mandell, P.C.’s Bill Mandell, was a faculty member at the MCLE Annual Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law, 2-day conference on November 21 and 22, 2016.  Bill co-presented the panel on the law of physicians. He is also a co-author of the related MCLE publication, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual....

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Bill Mandell: Faculty at the MCLE Annual Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Conference 12 years in a Row

Changes to FLSA, if unimpeded, may have large repercussions for employers

5 December 2016

By Karen Rabinovici The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which applies to all employees employed in the private sector as well as to government employees, establishes the minimum wage, overtime pay requirements, recordkeeping requirements, and child labor standards.  It was the FLSA that first introduced the forty-hour workweek, the concept of minimum wage, and time and a half for overtime...

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Changes to FLSA, if unimpeded, may have large repercussions for employers

Attorney Curtis Dooling Participates in MCLE Practicing with Professionalism Course

2 December 2016

On November 14, 2016, Pierce & Mandell attorney Curtis Dooling participated in a lunchtime roundtable discussion for approximately 100 newly admitted lawyers in a program sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts must take a one-day professionalism course within 18 months of admission. During the day-long course, new...

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Attorney Curtis Dooling Participates in MCLE Practicing with Professionalism Course

Liability Waivers and Releases – Who and What is Being Released - Boston, MA

1 December 2016

by Curtis Dooling Superior Court Judge Dennis Curran recently allowed the estate of a man who died at a YMCA facility to proceed with a wrongful death claim against the YMCA even though the decedent signed a liability release. The decedent, who was participating in an elderly exercise program at the YMCA, was found unconscious in a steam room. YMCA...

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Liability Waivers and Releases – Who and What is Being Released - Boston, MA

Mass HIway likely to see changes in the near future

1 December 2016

By Karen Rabinovici The state-sponsored Health Information Exchange, known as the Mass HIway, was launched in October 2012, offering doctors’ offices, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, and other healthcare organizations a method by which to securely exchange information electronically with each other.  The aim of the Mass Hiway was to improve care coordination and delivery, avoid readmissions and medical...

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Mass HIway likely to see changes in the near future

Bill Mandell Appointed Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section

28 October 2016

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. shareholder Bill Mandell has been appointed by BBA president Carol Starkey as the 2016-2017 Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section. Bill has been a member of the Health Law Section’s Steering Committee for several years and previously served as the BBA’s Solo/Small Firm Section Co-Chair. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience...

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Bill Mandell Appointed Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section

Pierce & Mandell’s Dennis M. Lindgren to Poll Watch in Miami

28 October 2016

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. shareholder Dennis M. Lindgren is part of a non-partisan effort to provide poll-watchers for Miami precincts on Election Day. The volunteers will monitor election sites and assist voters who may be turned away from the polls or ordered to cast a provisional ballot. The poll-watchers will also assist in resolving disputes, or pursuing further recourse if...

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Pierce & Mandell’s Dennis M. Lindgren to Poll Watch in Miami

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2016

27 October 2016

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that once again partners Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Michael Fee, Tom Kenney, Bob Kirby, and Dennis Lindgren have been selected as Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016. Associate Curtis Dooling was designated as a Massachusetts Rising Star for 2016. Bob Pierce was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of Civil...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2016

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Sponsor BBA Annual Meeting and Receive President’s Award

27 October 2016

Pierce & Mandell was a proud sponsor of the Boston Bar Association’s (“BBA”) Annual Meeting on October 20th at the Copley Westin Hotel, at which Pierce & Mandell partner, Michael C. Fee received the President’s Award from BBA President Carol Starkey in recognition of his work as a member of the Association’s Amicus Committee. For more than twenty years, through...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Sponsor BBA Annual Meeting and Receive President’s Award

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Achieve Defense Verdict

21 September 2016

Bob Pierce and Lena Finnerty obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client in a jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court that concluded on September 19, 2016. The plaintiff in the case claimed that he suffered serious head injuries when he fell on black ice in the parking lot of the office park owned by Pierce & Mandell’s clients. ...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Achieve Defense Verdict

Dennis M. Lindgren Participates in MCLE Roundtable on Practicing with Professionalism for New Lawyers - Boston, MA

13 September 2016

On September 12, 2016, Pierce & Mandell shareholder Dennis M. Lindgren participated in a lunchtime roundtable discussion for approximately 100 newly admitted lawyers in a program sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).  Pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts must take a one-day professionalism course within 18 months of admission.  Throughout the day, new...

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Dennis M. Lindgren Participates in MCLE Roundtable on Practicing with Professionalism for New Lawyers - Boston, MA

Tom Kenney Comments on the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision to Trim Remedies for Copyright Owners

26 August 2016

For copyright owners, a copyright registration provides substantial benefits.  A copyright registration grants the owner the right to collect “statutory damages” against the infringer – ranging from $750 to $30,000 per violation.  Additionally, a registrant may recover from the infringer the attorneys fees it incurred in prosecuting litigation against the infringer.  Traditionally, copyright owners have been able to use the...

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Tom Kenney Comments on the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision to Trim Remedies for Copyright Owners

Pierce & Mandell Takes to the Links for Children’s Charities

15 August 2016

Pierce & Mandell partners Tom Kenney, Bob Pierce, Bob Kirby and Mike Fee tore up Woodland Country Club recently at the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament. This year’s affair was attended by over 120 committed Metrowest business persons, and raised thousands of dollars for Family Access of Newton (www.familyaccess.org), a 100 year old organization that empowers and...

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Pierce & Mandell Takes to the Links for Children’s Charities

Michael C. Fee Helps Boston Bar Association's Zoning Reform Bill Become Law

12 August 2016

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. partner, Michael C. Fee, a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association, recently participated in the BBA's efforts to pass a zoning reform measure that the organization has championed since 1995.  House Bill 3611 was signed into law by Governor Baker on August 5, 2016 and provides much needed clarification to the Massachusetts Zoning...

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Michael C. Fee Helps Boston Bar Association's Zoning Reform Bill Become Law

Curt Dooling Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article on Recent SJC Decision DiCarlo v. Suffolk Construction Co., Inc., et al.

6 July 2016

Pierce & Mandell attorney Curt Dooling was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on the recent Supreme Judicial Court decision of DiCarlo v. Suffolk Construction Co., Inc., et al. In DiCarlo, the SJC held that pain and suffering damages were not subject to a workers compensation lien pursuant to G. L. c. 152, § 15. In the article, Dooling...

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Curt Dooling Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article on Recent SJC Decision DiCarlo v. Suffolk Construction Co., Inc., et al.

Bill Mandell Revisits the Need for Clarity under Massachusetts Law for Permitted Health Provider Disclosure to Protect Public Safety

17 June 2016

by Bill Mandell In the wake of yet another senseless mass killing tragedy I am posting an article I wrote in 2013 for the Boston Bar Association Health Law Reporter on the need for a new law in Massachusetts allowing health care providers to report dangerous persons or situations. Click here to read the article.

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Bill Mandell Revisits the Need for Clarity under Massachusetts Law for Permitted Health Provider Disclosure to Protect Public Safety

Tom Kenney quoted in Boston Globe article regarding Commonwealth School trademark litigation

17 June 2016

Pierce & Mandell partner Tom Kenney, who chairs our Trademark and Copyright Practice Area, was recently quoted in a Boston Globe article on pending litigation between Boston’s The Commonwealth School and Springfield’s Commonwealth Academy. Tom discussed one of the cardinal principles of trademark protection and trademark litigation: who prevails is often determined by the extent to which the parties market...

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Tom Kenney quoted in Boston Globe article regarding Commonwealth School trademark litigation

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

3 June 2016

On May 17, 2016, Pierce & Mandell shareholder Dennis M. Lindgren joined the Board of Directors for the Natural Resources Trust (NRT) of Easton.  The NRT’s mission is to educate about significant natural and cultural resources and to acquire and preserve land of special character for the benefit of the public. The NRT promotes a land ethic in the community...

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

Dennis M. Lindgren Leads MCLE Roundtable on Practicing with Professionalism for New Lawyers

2 June 2016

On May 16, 2016, Pierce & Mandell shareholder Dennis M. Lindgren led a lunchtime roundtable discussion for over 100 newly admitted lawyers in a program sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).  Pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts must take a one-day professionalism course within 18 months of admission.  Throughout the day, new lawyers...

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Dennis M. Lindgren Leads MCLE Roundtable on Practicing with Professionalism for New Lawyers

Michael Fee Responds to Lawyers Weekly Editorial on Land Court Rule Changes

1 June 2016

Michael Fee is a member of the Land Court’s Alternative Litigation Options Working Group, which assisted the Land Court in drafting proposed rule changes designed to make trial practice in that forum more speedy and cost-effective. The proposed rule changes have proven somewhat controversial, however, and the editorial board of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recently took issue with some of them...

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Michael Fee Responds to Lawyers Weekly Editorial on Land Court Rule Changes

Pierce & Mandell Sponsor St. Camillus Health Center Golf Tournament

31 May 2016

Pierce & Mandell was  a proud sponsor of the third annual St. Camillus Health Center golf tournament held at Blissful Meadows Country Club in Uxbridge on May 24.  The tournament raised thousands of dollars for St. Camillus, a non-profit facility located in Whitinsville that provides rehabilitation, skilled nursing and short and long term care to the poor, sick and elderly. ...

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Pierce & Mandell Sponsor St. Camillus Health Center Golf Tournament

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. – Proud Sponsor of Boston Bar Association’s Law Day Celebration

23 May 2016

Justice Rebecca Kourlis, founder of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, spoke on reforming legal education and expanding access to justice at the BBA’s Law Day dinner.  She was seen chatting with Bob Pierce.

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Pierce & Mandell, P.C. – Proud Sponsor of Boston Bar Association’s Law Day Celebration

Attorney Curtis B. Dooling Admitted to Supreme Court Bar - Boston, MA

16 May 2016

On Monday, May 2, 2016 Pierce & Mandell, P.C. attorney Curtis B. Dooling was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. Dooling was admitted along with fellow alumni of New England Law | Boston, where he graduated in 2006 and where he is an Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing. United States Supreme Court Chief Justice...

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Attorney Curtis B. Dooling Admitted to Supreme Court Bar - Boston, MA

House and Senate Pass BBA Bill Promoting Development

16 May 2016

Michael C. Fee recently assisted the Boston Bar Association’s lobbying efforts in support of House and Senate Bills designed to clarify the scope of General Laws Chapter 40A, § 7, and codify the principle that non-compliant structures and uses that survive applicable statutes of limitations should be granted the status of a pre-existing, non-conforming structure or use, subject to the...

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House and Senate Pass BBA Bill Promoting Development

Michael Fee served as a Boston Bar Association representative to the land Court

5 May 2016

Michael Fee served as a Boston Bar Association representative to the land Court’s Alternative Litigation Options Working Group. The Group has recently proposed rule changes designed to make litigation in that court more speedy, efficient and less costly.      

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Michael Fee served as a Boston Bar Association representative to the land Court

Bill Mandell will be Boston Bar Association Featured Panelist

13 April 2016

Health Law Practice leader, Bill Mandell, will be a featured panelist on April 28, 2016 at the Boston Bar Association’s seminar entitled: “New DOI Guidance on Direct Primary Care Practices in Massachusetts.”

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Bill Mandell will be Boston Bar Association Featured Panelist

Can Employers Uncover An Employee’s Criminal Records?

9 March 2016

By: Scott M. Zanolli When one considers the phrase “sealed record,” what words or phrases come to mind? Airtight?  Impenetrable?  While records should remain sealed to an employer who may file a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request as part of a background check on a potential employee, neither word accurately describes the working definition for sealed records under Massachusetts...

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Can Employers Uncover An Employee’s Criminal Records?

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2015

4 November 2015

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that partners Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Michael Fee and Dennis Lindgren have been selected as 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Associates Paul Hourihan and Curtis Dooling have been designated 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars. Bob Pierce was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Civil Litigation Defense, Bill Mandell in Health Care...

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Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2015

Pierce & Mandell partner Michael C. Fee Appointed to Boston Bar Association Council

27 July 2015

Michael C. Fee was recently appointed to a four-year term, commencing in September, as a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association (BBA).  The BBA is one of the oldest bar associations in the United States and the hub of the legal profession in Boston.  Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal...

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Pierce & Mandell partner Michael C. Fee Appointed to Boston Bar Association Council

Are Chimpanzees Human Enough To Be Granted Some Human Rights by Karen Rabinovici

21 July 2015

by Karen Rabinovici Pierce & Mandell associate attorney Karen Rabinovici takes on the unusual topic in the July 2015 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Journal in an article entitled  “Are Chimpanzees Human Enough To Be Granted Some Human Rights?” The article describes two chimpanzees – Hercules and Leo, both 8, - who have both been used in research at Stony Brook...

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Are Chimpanzees Human Enough To Be Granted Some Human Rights by Karen Rabinovici