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The Snow is Coming, Do I have To Shovel?


With the first major snow storm of 2016 threatening Massachusetts, one question on everyone’s mind, besides whether or not they have enough bread and milk, is “do I really have to shovel?” If you live in Massachusetts the answer is YES! With the passage of the Massachusetts snow removal law in 2010 property owners are

How to Avoid Probate


Many people think that by having a Will they are avoiding the time and expense that comes with the probate process. However, just because you have a Will you do not avoid probate. “Probate” is the process in which a personal representative can gather your assets and re-title them in the name of your heirs.

What Do Tax Lawyers Do?


Taxes and lawyers might not be the most popular topics in America. But Tax Lawyers provide essential service to people and businesses, helping their clients pay as little taxes as possible. To do this, Tax Lawyers use their extensive knowledge of the tax code, as well as decisions in tax-related Court cases. Experts of the

BBB sponsors Student Council Event


On January 14, 2016 Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C., a Quincy based law firm, sponsored the Southeastern Massachusetts Association of Student Councils’ (S.E.M.A.S.C.) first ever winter conference hosted by Hanover High School. S.E.M.A.S.C. is committed to helping students become leaders in their schools, communities, and within their region. The organization offers a variety of leadership

Lessons from Deflategate


Last year’s debacle surrounding “under-inflated” footballs was a hot topic of discussion. Deflategate was not just about some stitched together pigskin. Rather, the tangled mess of legal proceedings and negotiations produced valuable lessons that every employer should seek to incorporate in their employment contracts and labor procedures. Historically, courts generally do not overturn a decision

What Do Real Estate Lawyers Do?


Real estate lawyers typically serve in one of two functions: as a litigator in court or as an administrator of and advisor to the legal aspects of real estate transactions. As litigators, real estate lawyers may represent financial institutions or the debtors themselves. They represent the parties in a court setting, with the ultimate goals

MassHealth Case Study


Susan and John have been happily married for 51 years. They raised two kids and enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren. They were worried about their estate plan because Susan had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and they did not want the costs of her anticipated care to bankrupt them. In 2006, Susan and

Are Your Employee Leave Policies Up To Date?


Significant changes to the laws regulating paid and unpaid employee leave policies become effective in the next few months.  As of July 1, 2015, earned sick leave is a statutorily guaranteed benefit to Massachusetts employees. Pursuant to a referendum passed by voters on November 4, 2014, all businesses with 11 or more employees will have