The Leader in Public Sector Law

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 to over one hundred additional cities, towns, special districts, housing authorities and state agencies. The firm also represents regional transit authorities, providing a similar scope of services in a broad range of areas including labor and employment, contracts, real estate and land use, environmental issues, construction.


Kopelman and Paige

is now

KP | LAW

The firm you know and trust. The Leader in Public Sector Law.


Legislative Update

As the General Court winds down its formal session, many important bills remain under consideration.  We continue to monitor progress on such bills, including the so-called Municipal Modernization bill, the zoning reform bill, and others, and will provide further information as it becomes available.

Last week the Governor signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Anti-Discrimination”.  Our eUpdate on the topic, sent yesterday to our valued clients, can be found here.

*Visit our website next week for the dates and locations for KP Law’s regional information sessions concerning the new Public Records Law and its implications for public entities in the Commonwealth. 


KP Law
is very pleased to announce that
Barbara J. Saint André
Has rejoined the firm as a Shareholder
January 11, 2016

2016 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting Handouts

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting on January 22-23 in Boston. We prepared several new updates for the meeting. The topics covered a wide range of legal issues, and links to each handout can be found below.

PDF A Practical Guide to New Reporting Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act
PDF Cable Rate Regulation By Massachusetts Department Of Telecommunications And Cable
PDF Community Preservation Act – Update On Pathways
PDF Construction Manager At-risk Contracts Implications Of Coughlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane Building Company
PDF Is The Sun Setting On Solar In Massachusetts?
PDF Massachusetts Federal Courts Strike Down Panhandling Ordinances As Unconstitutional
PDF Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Watch
PDF Open Meeting Law 2015 Recap
PDF Reed v. Town Of Gilbert, Arizona – U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Limitations On Content-Based Municipal Sign Codes

Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer & Rising Star at K&P

KP Law is pleased to report that Attorney Jonathan M. Silverstein, a Member of the firm, was named a Super Lawyer for 2015. The designation is bestowed after a rigorous selection process, including independent research and peer nomination and evaluations. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.

Additionally, KP Law is also pleased that Attorney Janelle M. Austin, an associate at the firm, was named a Rising Star for 2015. 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 to Jonathan and Janelle!


 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.

Want to know more about our eUpdates and how you can get on our distribution list, or about any of our other value-added services? Contact our Managing Attorney Lauren Goldberg at 617-556-0007.