J. Nathan Cole Selected To The Nominating Committee For The International Association Of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting

J. Nathan Cole was asked by outgoing International Association of Defense Counsel (“IADC”) President, Mark Beebe, to serve on the Nominating Committee at this year’s IADC annual meeting in Waimea, Hawaii from July 9 – July 14, 2023.

The Nominating Committee is comprised of a chair and four members selected at the discretion of the sitting IADC President. Its purpose […]

August 8th, 2023 - 1:43pm|Categories: Announcements, Awards & Recognitions, General|

Michael P. Dickman’s Article Published to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Section Review

Attorney Michael P. Dickman’s article, “You’ve Got Mail! (And Unnecessary Stress): A Call For Relaxed Email Expectations In Legal Practice,” was published in the July/August 2023 edition of the Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review.

The article explores the present state of email communications in the legal profession.

Click here to read the full article.

August 4th, 2023 - 2:25pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Business Litigation|

Supreme Court of the United States Requires Employers to Reconsider Procedures for Handling Employee Requests for Religious Accommodations

By: Greg Vanden-Eykel, Esq.

Employers have long known of their obligation to allow an employee’s request for a religious accommodation in the workplace under certain circumstances.  However, those obligations have now changed, and employers face increased burdens when deciding whether to allow or deny these accommodation requests.

In Groff v. Dejoy, Postmaster General, […]

July 11th, 2023 - 11:10am|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

Kenney & Sams Announces Dave Viens As New Partner

K&S is pleased to welcome Dave Viens to the Firm as a Partner.

Dave is an experienced business/commercial litigator and counselor who advises companies and individuals on how to avoid unnecessary litigation, and navigates clients, when necessary, through complicated business disputes in state and federal courts.  Though often representing corporate clients and large property owners and developers, […]

July 5th, 2023 - 2:25pm|Categories: Announcements, General|

Kenney & Sams Partner J. Nathan Cole, Esq. has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star for 2023.

Kenney & Sams Partner J. Nathan Cole, Esq. has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star for 2023.

Now in its 22nd year of publication, The BTI Client Service All-Stars is the “gold standard used by corporate counsel and law firms alike to identify the attorneys delivering the absolute best levels of client service — better […]

June 27th, 2023 - 12:26pm|Categories: Awards & Recognitions, General|

How And When Might ChatGPT Disrupt The Legal Landscape?

By: Rachel J. Eisenhaure, Esq.

There is no doubt ChatGPT has the potential to change the legal profession.  The form that change will take is as yet unknown.

In considering the role that ChatGPT might play in litigation, there are two different roles to consider.  The first role, and the one most heavily discussed by others, is the role that it […]

June 16th, 2023 - 5:18pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Business Litigation|

Broad Confidentiality And Non-Disclosure Provisions Struck Down As Unlawful in McLaren Macomb, Drastically Changing The Legal Landscape

By: Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq. and Herling Romero, Esq.

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a groundbreaking decision, McLaren Macomb, in which it held that severance agreements with broad confidentiality and broad non-disparagement provisions violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by, among other things, unlawfully restricting employees’ rights to engage in concerted activity […]

June 16th, 2023 - 12:32pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

The Perils of Filing An Intentionally Overstated Mechanic’s Lien

By: M. Matthew Madden, Jr., Esq.

A recent Superior Court decision should serve as a warning to contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers (“contractors”) throughout Massachusetts that mechanic’s liens filed with willful and knowing misstatements may be involuntarily dissolved by the Court.  Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 254, Massachusetts allows any contractor that has furnished labor or materials to a private […]

June 16th, 2023 - 11:46am|Categories: Articles & Publications, Construction and Real Estate Development|

MassDLA Selects Michael P. Sams as Lawyer of the Year

Congratulations to Michael P. Sams for being named Lawyer of the Year by The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MassDLA). MassDLA is an association of trial lawyers who defend corporations, individuals, and insurance companies in civil lawsuits.

Every year, MassDLA honors one lawyer with the Lawyer of the Year award chosen by the board and presented at the Annual Meeting which was […]
June 9th, 2023 - 9:42am|Categories: Awards & Recognitions|

A Document Retention Policy May Be Your Best Friend

By: Michael P. Dickman, Esq.

Flood insurance, IT trainings and phishing alerts, and…document retention policies.  What do these have in common?  For any individual or business, these items seem like an unnecessary expense and administrative burden when all is well.  Yet, when plans change, difficulties emerge, and bold action is necessary to protect you and your business’s interests, they very […]

June 1st, 2023 - 12:40pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, General|