• Arbitrator Awards KCST USA and Axia Netmedia Corp. $12.2 Million

    October 4, 2018

    An arbitrator has rejected a $30 million claim by the Massachusetts Technology Park Corp. (MTC), and awarded KCST USA, f/k/a Axia NGNetworks USA, Inc., and Axia  NetMedia Corp. $12.2 million from MTC, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts state agency, in the dispute over the...

  • New Massachusetts Non-Competition Agreement Law

    September 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...

  • Murphy & King Attorneys Contribute at 2018 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

    August 14, 2018

    Murphy & King Attorneys Dan Rabinovitz and Christopher Condon presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 25th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and 13th Annual Northeast Consumer Forum in Stowe, Vermont, in July 2018. Dan Rabinovitz contributed to a panel which discussed approaches to complex bankruptcy cases, highlighting...

  • 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...