Five-year litigation over $16,000 ends with upholding of triple damages and attorney’s fees award. For most kinds of cases, attorneys’ fees are not a part of recoverable damage. Bad faith business practice cases based on Massachusetts law GL c. 93a– if found by a judge (not a jury), after trial, can permit recovery of attorney’s… Read More


Own the process and set the tone. Newer design and construction methods use better integration across disciplines and among parties, sometimes using Lean principles, a collaborative spirit and open communications. Getting to know the others on the project will make the inevitable hard conversations, easier to have. Spend early time together with both the design… Read More


You pay Massachusetts homeowner’s insurance premiums and have for years – now you have a claim for property damage. Maybe your home and some of your things were damaged by wind driven rain, maybe water intrusion from ice dams, how to make your claim? An insurance policy is a written agreement. In order to make… Read More


On January 31, 2017 Massachusetts released plans for the redesign of the program to incentivize solar energy construction in the state.  The DOER slideshow is here.  Massachusetts commitment to support solar energy production remains but is reshaped – to target the projects deemed optimal and to reduce rewards for putting solar farms in undeveloped green… Read More