New Massachusetts Non-Competition Agreement LawSeptember 18, 2018
Effective October 1, 2018, Massachusetts will have a new statute regulating employers' enforcement of non-competition agreements. This article briefly summarizes key provisions of this new law, which applies to agreements entered into on or after its effective date. Summary of Statute Most notably, the statute requires that employee...
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...
Murphy & King Announces New Shareholder, Attorney Steven M. VeenemaJanuary 18, 2017
Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that Attorney Steven M. Veenema has been elected a Shareholder of the firm. After beginning his career at a large Boston firm, Veenema has been practicing at Murphy & King since 2012. He represents clients in complex business disputes, focusing on shareholder, intellectual property...
Atlantic Marine Three Years On—The Survival of Rule 12(b)(6) in Enforcing Forum-Selection ClausesNovember 3, 2016
Almost three years ago now, the Supreme Court decided Atlantic Marine Construction Company v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568 (2013) and instructed both courts and litigants on the correct procedural and analytical framework for enforcing a contractual forum-selection clause. The Court held that: (1) the party...
For disabled Vietnam War vet, VA heartacheNovember 10, 2014
Attorney Steve Veenema’s legal work for Vietnam War Veteran Doug Lietzau was highlighted in Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s article “
Meet the Associates at Murphy & King – Steve VeenemaJune 25, 2014
Steve Veenema is a commercial litigator at Murphy & King with a focus on intellectual property law. A man of hidden talents, his interests range from the independence of the media to the changing legal landscape for data privacy and commerce. 1. What brought you to Murphy & King? Murphy & King offered me the opportunity to...
“Note: Willful Ignorance: Contextualizing U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court,” Suffolk Transnational Law ReviewJanuary 1, 2006