Two of Hinckley Allen's Partners are participating at this year's annual Construction SuperConference. Both Wendy Venoit and Ronald Ciotti will be speaking in back-to-back panels about current trends in the construction industry.When dealing with cases that involve tens if not hundreds of people, how can you avoid reliving a construction project? Wendy Venoit will be speaking at the Construction SuperConference on "Streamlining Your Arbitration: How to Avoid Reliving That Construction Project 'Brick by Brick'". Venoit and her colleagues will discuss the best approach to managing a complex arbitration involving difficult projects, what to prov…Read More
11/06/2017 to 11/08/2017
Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)'s BuildCon/BIM Forum on "Contractual Revisions Necessary When Performing Prefabrication and Modular Construction." The AGC BuildCon aims to provide construction professionals the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight from industry leaders, owners, and contractor peers on improving an organization’s safety strategies, project delivery approaches and business development practices. With more than 15 hours of education, round-table discussions and networking events, this two-day conference provided maximum value for th…Read More
10/26/2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
Hinckley Allen Partner James Burke will be speaking on The Knowledge Group's Webinar: "Preparing for the Next Proxy Season: Trends and Key Considerations." Proxy access gives rights to shareholders to nominate directors for inclusion in the company's annual meeting proxy statement. This mechanism provides a third route for gaining board representation. However, due to certain requirements, the usefulness of proxy access to obtain board representation has yet to be determined. The Basics of "Fix-It"Register for the webinar here.The Knowledge Group produces webcasts for a variety of industries and professions including legal (CLE), tax, accoun…Read More
10/17/2017 @ 8 a.m.
What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know About the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Contract Documents
Hinckley Allen's Ron Ciotti will be speaking at the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCMA) event about the new AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Contract documents. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently updated its A201 general conditions and related agreements for the first time in a decade. ConsensusDocs, which is written and endorsed by 40 organizations, including AGC and owners groups, also recently updated its most used agreements. Learn what is new and different about these documents, different negotiation strategies, and how you can leverage these updates in your next contract. Even if you do not use standard in…Read More
10/12/2017 @ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.See more...
10/11/2017 @ 7:30 a.m.
Hinckley Allen Partner Paul A. Silver will be speaking at the 2017 Wealth Planning Roundtable "Wealth Planning in a Year of Change" hosted by The Washington Trust Company. Paul will be discussing "Estate Planning in the Shadow of 'Tax Reform.'" In his discussion, he will cover the significant impact on the use of current Estate Planning techniques if the tax "reform" is enacted, and strategies that should be considered. Additionally, attendees will gain a legal perspective on gifts, GRATS, Charitable Remainder Trusts and maintaining flexibility in estate planning documents to respond to tax law changes.Washington Trust is the oldest community…Read More
10/08/2017 to 10/10/2017
Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Conference about "What CM's Absolutely Need to Know About the New 2017 AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Standard Contracts." The CMAA national conference and trade show offers education and networking opportunities for professions from all aspects of the construction industry. Register here.CMAA was formed in 1982 as a way to establish a set of standards for managing capital construction projects. Construction management is rooted in traditional project management practices, however, it requires its own unique set of skills an…Read More
07/25/2017 @ 2:00 p.m.
Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) national webinar about "Understanding and Minimizing Work Zone Liabilities from a Construction Attorney's Perspective." It is critical for Contractors and suppliers to understand the various liabilities they accept in performing labor and supplying materials to their respective projects. By attending this webinar, contractors and suppliers will gain a better understanding of their potential liabilities, contractors and suppliers can take steps to minimize and mitigate their exposure.Register for the webinar here.American Traffic…Read More
Hinckley Allen Partner John H. Sokul, Jr. will be at the International Council of Shopping Centers New England Conference & Deal Making moderating a timely and lively topic with nuts and bolts, practical approaches, solutions and insights into recurring and emerging issues facing shopping center owners and tenants. "Dollars and $ense: Practical Insights to Solving Recurring & Emerging Shopping Center Issues and Improving Your Bottom Line" addresses how the retail industry is being disrupted by changing shopper preferences and internet retailing. Session 1 will focus on the importance of understanding and quantifying occupancy cost…Read More
07/12/2017 @ 11 am
Hinckley Allen Associate Laurel M. Gilbert will be presenting at the National Business Institute's (NBI) Human Resource Law Seminar: "Safeguard Employers and Maximize Legal Protections." Laurel will provide practice tips on Employee Handbooks and Policies, including guidelines for whether your organization should or should not have a handbook, ensuring that handbook style fits with corporate culture, how to revise an old handbook or policy and starting anew, as well as boilerplate language.This seminar is important as employment-related litigation rate continue to rise. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consumin…Read More
Hinckley Allen Partners Ronald Ciotti and John Sokul will be speaking at the New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) 2017 Summit. This is an annual summit which will consist of three panels having to do with Capital investments and financing ability, construction projects and trends, and real estate updates, trends and overview. Ron Ciotti will be on the panel starting at 9:30 a.m. providing his expertise on construction projects and trends, followed by John Sokul providing his knowledge on current trends in the Real Estate market.Register here.The New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) reaches over 40,000 of the important decision making c…Read More
06/22/2017 @ 8:30 a.m.
Hinckley Allen Partner Wendy K. Venoit is speaking at the 2017 American Arbitration Association (AAA) Construction Conference - "Navigating the Unique Aspects of Construction Arbitration." Wendy and her colleagues will discuss "How to Effectively Deal with the 300 Change Order Dispute - Who Controls the Process?" This panel discussion will explore the best approach as the advocate and the arbitrator in dealing with cases involving tens if not hundreds of individual change orders that need to be decided. In order to make the proceeding cost-efficient and effective, the AAA teaches it's arbitrators to exercise the proper amount of control over …Read More
Hinckley Allen Partner Mark Hichar will be presenting on a panel at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Summer meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Hichar will join the Committee on Lotteries to provide his expertise on the panel, titled: "Evolving from Certain Profit to Uncertain Future." During this session, Hichar and his colleagues will examine the current and future lottery model, how lotteries and casinos can capture millennials and new demographics, as well as what new technologies may work and which ones may not.Register for the NCLGS meeting here.The National Council of Legislators from Ga…Read More
05/18/2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Hinckley Allen Partner Jennifer V. Doran will be speaking at the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) 27th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference. The conference is designed for bankruptcy and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and exchange insights, observations and analysis on trending topics and key issues affecting their industry. Doran will speak on "The Demise of Structured Dismissals?" This panel will discuss the Supreme Court's March 2017 decision to not approve a "structured dismissal" compromise that fails to comply with the Bankruptcy Code's priority rules. They'll discuss its basis, costs and benefits, as well as whether…Read More
University of Connecticut School of Business's The Innovation Connection Series "Women in Family Business: Mothers & Others"
Hinckley Allen Partner Lisa A. Zaccardelli will be moderating an upcoming panel discussion titled, Women in Family Business: Women & Others, hosted by the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Business. This event is part of the Innovation Connection series, which provides a variety of local family businesses the opportunity to network, as well as to learn and discuss current trends in the CT economy.As a member of our Labor & Employment practice group in our Hartford office, Lisa is immersed in the local business community and frequently counsels employers and employees on a myriad of legal issues.Kari L. Adamsons, Ph.D.Foun…Read More
05/04/2017 @ 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.See more...
Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. *Breakout Sessions: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Limited Space available.Read More
05/02/2017 @ 9:00am
Hinckley Allen Partner Lisa Zaccardelli is speaking at the 2017 USLAW Network Employment & Labor Law Exchange. Zaccardelli joins a panel who will explore the increasing trend in legalizing the use and possession of marijuana. Included on the panel, "Mary Jane and Packin' Heat in the Workplace - A Look at the Impact of Cultural Changes on the Employer-Employee Relationship" are employers and counsel who will offer their perspectives on the post-legalization effects on hiring, drug testing, workplace safety concerns, employee privacy rights, discipline and termination. Zaccardelli provides her legal expertise, recognizing notable changes…Read More
Partner Joel Lewin will speak on a panel at the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association 7th Annual Public Construction Update, ""From All Sides: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective on Current Issues in Public Construction." This panel of experienced construction attorneys and retired Superior Court Judge Nancy Holtz discusses various recent topics of interest in the field, including the latest developments and trend on risk allocation issues and construction litigation. Lewin will provide his expertise as a contractor's counsel on creating and cementing a good relationship with your contractor to help achieve a successful public constructio…Read More
03/30/2017 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hinckley Allen Partner Mark Hichar is speaking on The Knowledge Group's webinar "Gambling Laws and Regulations in U.S.: Significant Issues and Developments." The webinar will discuss complex gambling laws across the U.S. making it difficult to understand and follow what is and what is not legal. Mark and his colleagues will talk about the significant issues and developments on these laws and explain how they may affect players and decisions to gamble. Predicting the future through the U.S.Learn more and sign up for Mark's webinar.For over 10 years, The Knowledge Group has produced thousands of best in class educational webcasts for a variety…Read More
Hinckley Allen Partner Mark Hichar is speaking at the Public Gaming Research International (PGRI)'s 2017 "Smart-Tech" Conference on March 22nd in New York City. Mark and his colleagues will participate in the panel discussion "Alternative Facts: Roundtable on Regulatory Issues," which will explore the direction of federal actions as re internet gambling and states’ rights to determine regulatory and taxation policy in light of the new presidency. How can government-gaming as an industry fight back against the countless Alternative Facts? How can Lottery combat special interests which are influencing the media and legislators at federal …Read More