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What is an Evergreen Clause and Whose Burden to Prove Renewal?


Evergreen provisions are used in contracts, leases or other agreements that have a fixed maturity date, but the parties anticipate renewals of the term. Such evergreen contracts or leases automatically renew unless one of the parties gives the other notice of their intention not to renew. Generally the contracts will require some period, between one

What’s the difference between PIP and Med Pay coverage on your automobile insurance policy?


In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage is mandatory. PIP pays reasonable expenses for necessary medical services, lost wages, and replacement services to you, your household members, and your vehicle occupants if injured or killed in an auto accident regardless of fault. PIP pays the first $2,000.00 in automobile accident related medical

Looking Through the Haze of the Nonmedical Marijuana Law In Massachusetts


Everyone has already heard that Massachusetts citizens voted to legalize nonmedical marijuana, often referred to as recreational marijuana, and now set forth in Chapter 94G of the General Laws. What legalization means, however, has been a little hazy. This article sets forth an outline of what legalized nonmedical marijuana in Massachusetts means to employers, businesses

Newsletter December 2016


PREMIUM LEGAL SERVICES WITHOUT THE BOSTON PREMIUM Happy Holidays!  This last month of the year always brings a variety of important events in our lives.  A time when we make decisions about our financial and personal affairs.  Here at Baker, Braverman and Barbadoro, we celebrate another year of helping our clients achieve success in their

New Massachusetts Law Bans Gender Pay Discrimination, Pay Secrecy Policies and Prohibits Asking Prospective Employees About Salary History


The Massachusetts Legislature recently enacted a bill that will go into effect in July of 2018 titled “An Act to Establish Pay Equity”, a sweeping new law aimed at ensuring equal pay for comparable work for all Massachusetts employees.   The Act has several important ramifications for employers. First, the new law bans pay discrimination for

Don’t Slide Into Trouble This Summer


Chances are if you have a swimming pool you are aware of many of the safety precautions such as having a fence; displaying signs prohibiting diving (in shallow pools or shallow parts of the pool) and other well-known hazards.  But did you know that there is a federal regulation concerning the safety of pool slides?

BBB hosts Women’s Networking Event


On June 9, 2016 more than twenty women from varying professions including banking, public relations, elder care, financial services, business consulting and entrepreneurs joined Baker, Braverman & Barbardoro, P.C. attorneys Lisa Bond, Susan Molinari, Theresa Barbadoro Koppanati, Elizabeth Caruso and Brandi Cerasuolo for a night of networking, laughs and painting. The event was hosted at

Lisa Bond named Top Women of the Law Nominee by Mass. Lawyers Weekly


Lisa Bond, Esq. has been nominated for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of the Law. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys who have made tremendous professional strides and that have demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field. Attorney Bond has been a lawyer at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. a Quincy based law firm