The principal expertise of the firm is the practice of municipal law. KP Law represents over one-third of the cities and towns in the Commonwealth as their City Solicitor or Town Counsel. In addition, we provide special counsel services, including serving as labor and employment counsel, to other cities and towns, special districts, housing authorities, regional transit authorities and state agencies. The firm’s broad range of practice areas includes labor and employment, contracts, real estate, land use, environmental, town meeting, government information and access, procurement and construction.
2017 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting Handouts
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in Boston at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting on January 20-21. We prepared several new updates for the meeting. The topics covered a wide range of legal issues, from the Municipal Modernization Act, to the public Records Law, the new Marijuana law, the impacts of the marijuana law on public employers, and more. Links to each handout can be found below, and as we issue new materials they are also published on the website. Please also visit our Public Records Law Resource Page for a full range of publications and guidance concerning the New Public Records Law.
KP Law is pleased to report that Attorneys Jonathan M. Silverstein and Deborah I. Ecker were named as Super Lawyers for 2016. The designation is bestowed after a rigorous selection process, including independent research, peer nomination and peer evaluations. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the of the lawyers in the state of Massachusetts. This is the second time Attorney Silverstein, a Shareholder at the firm and a member of the Manager Committee, has been so recognized. He was also previously selected as a Rising Star. Attorney Ecker joined the firm as Counsel in 2014, and has greatly contributed to our insurance defense and litigation practice areas.
KP Law congratulates Attorney Janelle M. Austin, a Senior Associate at the firm, on again being named a Rising Star for 2016. The Rising Star selection process mirrors the Super Lawyer selection process, and is for lawyers who are under a particular age or in practice for 10 years or less.
Congratulations Jonathan, Deborah and Janelle on this special achievement!
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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Law eUpdate
We have been receiving numerous questions concerning the applicability to municipalities and other public entities of the Massachusetts minimum wage law and recent amendments thereto. On January 5, 2015, Attorney Darren Klein, chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, and Attorney Tim Zessin, a senior associate in the Group, outlined the issues. Click here for an eUpdate on the topic.
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