Featured Publications

September 2021

A Prospective on Future Force Majeure Court Decisions: Past Will (Mostly) be Prologue

A few months ago deep into the pandemic, many landlords were understandably concerned (with good reasons) that a few outlier court decisions on force majeure might totally upend some of their leases that they assumed were on solid grounds. The Newbury, LLC…

Recent Market Trends in Suburban Office Parks in Northern New England

As we head into fall, Partner John H. Sokul, Jr. shares a market trend involving suburban office parks in northern New England.Covid’s impact to the office market remains in flux. Many predicted that there would be a flight to safety from downtown locati…

Unregistered M&A broker can’t enforce client contract

Partner Margaret "Peggy" Farrell offers her take on the latest EdgePoint Capital ruling, around a merger-and-acquisition broker’s failure to register as a broker-dealer rendered voidable a contract it entered to sell a client’s business in exchange for…

August 2021

It Had to be Hinckley Allen: A Conversation with Thomas J. Pagliarini

Tom Pagliarini started as an associate at Hinckley Allen in 2017, but his experience with the firm actually began over a decade ago. Here he shares his unique path with the firm, what influenced his decision to focus on labor and employment law, and what …

Ways to Maintain Compliance with Regulations Concerning Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Federal, state, and local agencies often have rules encouraging businesses to award contracts to disadvantaged business enterprises, women-owned businesses, or minority-owned businesses (referred to as “DBEs” here for convenience). Oftentimes, complyin…

SEC Approves Nasdaq Board Diversity Rules

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued an order approving new listing rules proposed by The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) intended to advance board diversity and increase transparency of diversity-related…