• Commercial Lenders Take Note

    October 11, 2012

    Effective November 7, 2004, the Massachusetts Predatory Home Loan Practices Act can have far-reaching consequences for unwary commercial lenders, including liability for multiplied damages under Chapter 93A, Massachusetts’s unfair and deceptive practices statute. The Act, which governs the terms and conditions of high-cost home mortgage...

  • The Top 10 Ways to Make Arbitration Faster and More Cost Effective

    March 29, 2012

    Reprinted from David Lee Evans and India Johnson's brochure published by the AAA. 1. Pay Attention to Your Arbitration Clause Thoughtlessly inserting a boilerplate arbitration clause into your contract can turn a manageable dispute into a more time consuming, expensive and disruptive case. Companies and their transactional lawyers carefully...

  • U.K. Bribery Act and its Effect on U.S. Companies

    May 1, 2011

    (Originally published in the May 2011 edition of New England In-House) After much anticipation, the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice recently issued its long-awaited Guidance for the Bribery Act of 2010. With the act set to take effect on July 1, the guidance provides some much needed instruction on the intended scope of the act and some...