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The Attorneys in Mirick O’Connell’s Business Group represent privately-held and publicly-traded corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, sole proprietorships and joint ventures in all aspects of their businesses, from planning and initial formation, to the sale, merger or acquisition of the business. Our clients include high-tech and life sciences companies, manufacturers, construction firms, service providers, nonprofits, and a full range of banking and commercial lending institutions. For new companies, we draft stockholder agreements, buy/sell agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements and other organizational documents. For established companies, we serve as general and special counsel and advise them on a full range of matters, including licensing and development agreements, distribution, reseller and supply agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and employee benefits and stock incentive plans.

We have extensive experience in public and private equity and debt financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and reporting, and state and federal taxation. We advise our clients with respect to intellectual property issues, including patent filings, trademarks and copyrights. We represent second- and third-generation family-held businesses and put into place effective generational transfers for our clients.

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"Having a broad base of specialties within one firm and a point person who really knows us, our business and our goals has proven to be invaluable for over 20 years now."

Theodore B. Goodnow, CEO
Woodmeister Master Builders, Inc.

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Brian Casaceli quoted in LegalZoom "Vaccinations, Masks, and Small Business Rights"

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Reid Wakefield quoted in "How Do US Laws Protect LGBTQ Homebuyers From Discrimination"

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Best Lawyers release the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in New England

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Kim Rozak quoted in Telegram, "Can employers mandate vaccine? Experts discuss strategies to maintain workforce health and safety in the era of COVID-19"

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Amanda Baer Named Partner

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Lisa Neeley quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "MassHealth Loses Latest Battle in 'War on Trusts'"

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Elizabeth Greene was featured in ABA Journal article "Elizabeth Greene aims to prevent heart disease and stroke in central Massachusetts"

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James Donnelly and Chris Collins to co-chair MBA 18th Annual In-House Counsel Conference: The New (Not So) Normal

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Amanda Baer was quoted in the Healthline.com article "Why Many Employers Want to Make COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory,"

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David Surprenant was quoted in Telegram & Gazette article "Mirick O'Connell signs 10-year lease renewal with Mercantile Center in downtown Worcester"

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Mirick O'Connell Wins First Place for Law Firms in Worcester Business Journal Best of Business

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Matt Fisher quoted in Business.com Article "How Do HIPAA Laws Impact Employers (and HIPAA Compliance Checklist)?"

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Stephen Madaus quoted in Telegram & Gazette article "Worcester school bus hub and conservation land are part of plans for former Allegro property"

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Stephen Madaus quoted in Telegram & Gazette article "Amazon revealed as proposed tenant for Greendale Mall redevelopment project"

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Jonathan Sigel quoted in Zenefits.com article "Time Theft: How SMBs Can Detect and Control it"

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Elizabeth Greene recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as being one of the "2020 Top Women of Law"

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Mirick O'Connell Named Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2021

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28 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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Brian Falk Named Partner

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Joe Baldiga quoted in The Wall Street Journal article "Business and Personal Bankruptcy Filings in the U.S. Slowed in August

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Matt Fisher quoted in HuffPost article: COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Scams: 4 Signs that Call, Email or Text is a Fake

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Chris Collins was quoted in the T&G article "Leadership Worcester class includes diverse group"

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17 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List

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e-Alert: Federal Court in New York Strikes Down Parts of the Department of Labor's Regulations Interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Christine Devine was recognized by Lawdragon as being one of the "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers"

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PODCAST: Nick Anastasopoulos and Jim Croteau of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. discuss How do Businesses Protect Themselves, their Employees and Clients as Businesses Start to Reopen?

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e-Alert: COVID-19: OSHA's Updated Guidance - Face Masks in the Workplace/ United States Supreme Court Issues Historic Decision Protecting LGBT Workers from Employment Discrimination

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PODCAST: Reid Wakefield discusses Fair Housing and Housing Discrimination in Massachusetts | Recorded 6.10.20

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e-Alert: A Trap for the Unwary: A Furlough May Compromise Your Non-Compete Agreement

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e-Alert: New PPP Flexibility Act Extends Forgiveness Period and Maturity Date Among other Benefits

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We Stand in Solidarity: A message to our clients and our community.

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e-Alert: Municipalities May Allow Outdoor Dining for Restaurants During COVID-19 Re-Opening

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PODCAST: Brian Casaceli is joined by Stephen Graham of CEA to discuss reopening your business or building operations while minimizing the risk of becoming a COVID-19 Hot Spot | Recorded 6.2.20

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e-Alert: Update on COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement by OSHA and the Massachusetts Attorney General

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Webinar: Reopening Massachusetts What Employers Need to Know About Phase 1: Start

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PODCAST: Bob Kilroy discusses issues employers may face upon re-entry into the workplace during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Recorded 5.15.20

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E-Alert: Considerations for Employers Resuming On-Site Operations During COVID-19

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e-Alert: Treasury Department issues New Guidance on "Necessity" Certification for PPP Loan Recipients

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PODCAST: Jonathan Sigel discusses re-entry into the workplace after the COVID-19 pandemic

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David Fine quoted in Worcester Business Journal's article "Real estate industry reacting to short- and long-term consequences of pandemic"

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PPP Return Deadline Extended to May 14th

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PODCAST: Arthur Bergeron talks about alternatives to nursing homes during COVID-19 | Recorded 4.27.20

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PODCAST: Rich Van Nostrand discusses Diversity & Inclusion

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PODCAST: Dave Fine discusses "COVID-19: Impact on Construction" | Recorded 4.17.20

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PODCAST: Mike Refolo discusses Navigating your Business During COVID-19

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e-Alert: Employee Benefits Tax Relief under the CARES Act

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PODCAST: Nick Anastasopoulos discusses employer-union relations during COVID-19

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e-Alert: COVID-19 Legal Updates: Employment Law | Estate Planning | Business

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PODCAST: Jim Donnelly discusses Nonprofit Volunteer Boards and COVID-19 (4.6.20)

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e-Alert: Contractual Obligations during COVID-19: Is Force Majeure the Answer?

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WEBINAR: Latest DOL Guidance regarding Families First Act

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PODCAST: Grace Roessler discusses Family Law and Divorce during COVID-19

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PODCAST: Matt Fisher discusses COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare Industry

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PODCAST: Amanda Baer talks about the Emergency Sick Leave Act (3.25.20)

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e-Alert: Long-term Care and Estate Planning/ Coronavirus Impact on the Workplace/ Construction Industry

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Mirick O'Connell recognized as "Best Law Firm" for business by Worcester Business Journal

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14 Mirick O'Connell attorneys recognized in 2019 The Best Lawyers in America

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In Memoriam: Paul J. D'Onfro

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Jonathan Sigel interviewed by NECN - How to Prepare for Mass Equity Pay Law

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Dennis Pojani Joins Mirick O'Connell

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Mirick O'Connell included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

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Meet the Newest Members of the Mirick O'Connell Team

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Mirick O'Connell Voted Best Law Firm

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Worcester Chamber Salutes Mirick O'Connell on 100 Years of Excellence

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Mirick O'Connell Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

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Mirick O'Connell Recognized as "Best Law Firm for Business" by the WBJ

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14 Attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

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Employer Tax Credits for Employee Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 Applies to Government Entities

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COVID-19 Mandates in the Workplace

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Extension of 2020 Massachusetts Tax Return Filing and Payment

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Extension of 2020 Federal Tax Return Filing and Payment

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Contains New COBRA Subsidies

03/16/2021

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e-Alert: New Gathering and Capacity Restrictions Effective December 26; SJC Upholds Governor's Authority to Issue COVID-19 Orders

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The Coronavirus and Its Impact on the Workplace

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Executive Order Loosens Open Meeting Law Requirements During Coronavirus Emergency

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Spring Webinar Series: Paid Family Medical Leave: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Spring Webinar Series: What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Act of 2021 and the anticipated MA COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

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Spring Webinar Series: Should Employers Mandate Vaccinations and Mandate Remote Workers to Return to Working On Site?

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Jessica Murphy to speak at NAWIC Webinar "A Blueprint for Construction Disputes"

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Richard Van Nostrand to speak at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly webinar "Proposed National Ban on Noncompetes: What Employers Need to Know"

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POSTPONED: Employment Law Conference 2020

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Employment Conference 2020

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Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar

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Addiction in the Workplace Forum: Bob Kilroy to serve on panel

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John McMorrow to present on The DOL Fiduciary Investment Advice Rule

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Mirick O'Connell sponsors Safe Homes Gala & People Of Courage Awards

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Mirick O'Connell participates in National Wear Red Day

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Mirick O'Connell sponsors Worcester Chamber of Commerce 145th Annual Meeting

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Mirick O'Connell sponsors the 12th Annual UMass Winter Ball

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Mirick O'Connell sponsors Massachusetts Bar Association 2020 Annual Dinner

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Mirick O'Connell sponsors the Worcester Regional Research Bureau 34th Annual Meeting

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