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      Anthony (Tony) A. Bongiorno has extensive jury trial experience in a variety of commercial matters and serves as the partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Boston office. Tony has successfully tried cases in various federal and state courts around the country. In addition to his significant jury trial experience, Tony has also tried matters under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce. Tony has represented clients in many industries, including energy, health care, biotech and construction. Read Anthony A. Bongiorno's full bio.

Effective October 1 | What You Need to Know Now Changes to Massachusetts Noncompetition and Trade Secret Law


By , and on Sep 25, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation

Evan Belosa, Tony Bongiorno and Andrew Liazos summarize key changes and important issues associated with Massachusetts Noncompetition and Trade Secret Law and next steps to consider as the date of effectiveness approaches. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act and Trade Secret Law will become effective October 1, 2018. View the full presentation.

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Webinar | Non-Compete Reform Comes to the Commonwealth


By , , and on Sep 5, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Executive Compensation

Join us on Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 PM EDT for a webinar designed to address questions around the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (the Act), signed into law by Governor Baker on Friday, August 10. The Act, which takes effect on October 1, requires all employers doing business in Massachusetts to change the way they...

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New Restrictions on Using Non-Competes in Massachusetts – What You Need to Know


By , , and on Aug 14, 2018
Posted In Employment, Executive Compensation

The Massachusetts legislature’s recent approval of a comprehensive non-competition reform bill includes significant restrictions for employers seeking to impose non-compete obligations on Massachusetts workers. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act will become effective on October 1, 2018, leaving little time for employers to consider what actions to take to protect their business interests. Access the full...

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SEC Director Makes Groundbreaking Speech about Blockchain Token Sales


By , , and on Jul 3, 2018
Posted In Executive Compensation, Fiduciary and Investment Issues

The Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance William Hinman gave a speech in which he discussed whether a digital asset originally offered as a security can become something other than a security over time. The speech provided some of the most important considerations to date for analysis of blockchain token transactions under US...

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Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border M&A Transactions


By and on May 8, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Employment, Executive Compensation, Health and Welfare Plans, Retirement Plans

Last month, Alexander Lee and Maureen O’Brien joined with Rob Wellner from Velocity Global to discuss the tax and employee benefits complications that arise in cross-border transactions. Key points discussed: Complex tax structures must be considered and understood Transfers of employment may be governed by different statutes in each affected jurisdiction Purchasers may not be...

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Increase in UK Employment Protection Awards


By , and on Apr 3, 2018
Posted In Employment

The compensation limits on Employment Tribunal awards and certain other amounts payable under UK employment legislation will increase as of 6 April 2018. This alert sets out the changes in full and highlights important consequences for employers. Access the full article.

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Webinar: Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border M&A Transactions


By and on Mar 19, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Executive Compensation

Join us Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00 pm (EDT) for an in-depth webinar on navigating cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Partners Alexander Lee and Maureen O’Brien along with Rob Wellner from Velocity Global will be presenting the unique tax, employment, benefits and executive compensation issues that arise during and after a global transaction. With these insights,...

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Fridays with Benefits Webinar: Bipartisan Budget Act Breakdown


By and on Feb 21, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Health and Welfare Plans, Retirement Plans

The Bipartisan Budget Act helped avoid another government shutdown, but did it cause problems for your benefit plans? Sarah L. Engle and D. Finn Pressly will discuss everything you need to know about the new legislation, including changes to hardship distributions and new wildfire relief. The panel will also bring you up to speed on...

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Update on Tax Reform’s Impact on Fringe Benefits


By and on Feb 20, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

Partners Judith Wethall and Finn Pressly discuss the impact of tax reform on popular fringe benefit programs including relocation costs and pre-tax transportation programs. Access our Tax Reform Resource Center for more of our Tax Takes video series, along with other strategies and tools that will continue to help you lead your organization through the opportunities and risks brought about by...

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Live Webinar: Tax Reform and Your Employee Benefit Plans


By and on Jan 30, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law last year. From biking benefits to leave tax credits, we’ll discuss the employee benefit provisions and strategies for compliance, as well as opportunities your company won’t want to miss! Join the McDermott team on Friday, February 2 for a discussion of how the...

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