• Jury Trials and the Next Generation

    May 8, 2018

    This past December, Murphy & King Shareholder Dan Rabinovitz once again led the week long National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Boston Trial Program. The program culminates with the attorney participants trying mock jury trials at the Moakley Courthouse on Boston’s waterfront. Rabinovitz enlisted the help of 100 Boston area high school...

  • Personal Liability of Directors and Investors for Unpaid Wages

    March 7, 2018

    In a recent Radio Entrepreneurs podcast, we discussed the various circumstances under which principals of a company can be exposed to personal liability for the debts of that company, including potential liability for...

  • Murphy & King Launches New White Collar Defense Practice

    December 11, 2017

    Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that it has launched a White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation practice and hired veteran attorney Daniel Rabinovitz to lead the new practice group. Rabinovitz has joined Murphy & King as a shareholder of the firm and is an experienced business, securities, and white collar...

  • Thoughts on Consumer Arbitration

    December 7, 2017

    Recently Congress voted to disapprove the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Arbitration Agreements Rule, which would have prohibited agreements to arbitrate in certain consumer financial contracts that bar consumers from...

  • Corporate counsel’s duties after ‘Baker v. WilmerHale’

    October 5, 2017

    Most attorneys representing closely held companies in Massachusetts likely took note of the recent decision in Baker, et al. v. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, et al., in which the Appeals Court allowed the non-client minority members of an LLC to pursue breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims against the company’s counsel. The...

  • Raising the Bar 3.0

    July 30, 2017

    We recently launched an initiative to engage associate attorneys in developing their networking and business development skills called “Raising the Bar 3.0.”  It was set up as a business development initiative where each associate attorney was assigned a secret identity known only to the administrator of the initiative.  Each networking and...

  • Appeals Court Confirms Use of Net Investment Method to Calculate Claims in Ponzi Scheme

    June 12, 2017

    When a Ponzi scheme collapses, as they all eventually do, the court must develop a process for repayment of victims based upon the limited funds that may be available.  A critical component of this process is determining the amount of a victim’s claim that will share in any recovery.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a...

  • Attorney Andrea MacIver writes how DraftKings and FanDuel are changing how we do business.

    April 26, 2017

    Attorney Andrea MacIver wrote "SHOOT NOW, ASK QUESTIONS LATER: HOW TECHNOLOGY-BASED STARTUPS DRAFTKINGS AND FANDUEL ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS" for the Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 35, Rev. 217. I. INTRODUCTION “We were really focused on how to get a business started, how to raise capital, how to find an office. We weren't thinking...

  • Discharge of claims in bankruptcy – Covenants not to compete

    April 10, 2017

    One of the principal benefits for an individual filing for bankruptcy is the so-called fresh start, that is, a discharge of liabilities that arose prior to the bankruptcy.  A recent decision of the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court addressed the right to a discharge in relation to covenants not to compete with a former employer or...

  • Bankruptcy Court Allows Exemption for Property Not Used as Principal Residence

    February 21, 2017

    In November 2016, we provided an update on a novel bankruptcy case addressing an individual’s right to exempt the value of their home under the Massachusetts homestead law.   Specifically, the case involved whether Massachusetts law could be applied to exempt the value of property located in another state (it can).  A Massachusetts bankruptcy...