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Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
provides legal counsel to businesses, individuals, and families, often spanning multiple generations. The firm’s expertise includes negotiating complex business transactions; providing sophisticated tax, estate planning and business succession strategies; litigating high value business and fiduciary disputes; purchasing, financing and leasing real property; and resolving family law and marital conflicts.  The firm’s lawyers have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with unwavering and compassionate representation in our areas of expertise.

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We are pleased to announce that Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers has once again been ranked as one of the "Best Law Firms in America" by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. We are honored to receive this recognition.

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Michael Radin Presents Seminar on Entity Types and Employee Incentives in M&A Deals

July 14, 2020

Michael Radin of Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. was the presenter of a virtual seminar on "Entity Types & Employee Incentives in M&A Deals" during the virtual July meeting of the ProVisors Boston Mergers and Acquisitions affinity group. Michael covered topics including a comparison of entity choices and concomitant capital stack issues, stock option issues, "phantom" equity, and profits interests. Michael is a member of our Corporate and Business Practice, which helps clients start, buy, grow and sell their businesses. A download of the presentation's slide deck is available. Please click below for the full article.

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New Normal, Same Old Rules: A Look Into Business Contracts

June 29, 2020

While we may be in a "new normal," the "old" rules still apply to your business's relationships governed by contracts. Whether you are looking to hold the other party to its bargain or seeking a way out, the terms of the contract will determine what options are available to you. For example, while the seller of Victoria's Secret anticipated that the prospective buyer might seek to use the pandemic as a grounds to back out of the deal, the buyer nevertheless found a hook in the contract which it sought to use to free itself from the deal. That case both demonstrates not only the need to think broadly and creatively about all the potential "what ifs" to address in a contract, but also the need to examine and understand the terms of your existing contracts to identify the risks and opportunities within them. In the end, it often comes down to one question: What does the contract say? This series will explore considerations your business should give to the agreements which govern its various relationships, including internal relationships between or among business partners; relationships with your employees; and external relationships with your customers and vendors. Now more than ever, closely examining the agreements which manage your business's various relationships is critical to protecting your interests and making informed decisions about whether to seek to avoid or pursue litigation.

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Important Insurance Coverage Issues for Construction Projects from COVID-19

June 11, 2020

Project developers and managers, along with general and subcontractors, are finding that construction insurers are rejecting COVID-19 claims against policies written pre-pandemic. Insurers also are opposing any legislative effort to broaden the scope of already written coverage. Notwithstanding, the construction industry needs lawsuit protection from liability exposure and depends on insurers to stand behind those policies. There are four main areas of concern for owners and those in the construction industry: Workers Compensation, Subcontractor Default, Surety and Performance Bonds, and General Liability.

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