The Cryptocurrency Post – What Will Blockchain Mean to Massachusetts Businesses?

The future of digital “crypto” currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum is the subject of much disagreement among technology and finance experts. But most in these fields agree that the underlying technology, called “blockchain,” will be important in a number of future applications. The reason for its growth is that blockchain Read More

Starting a Marijuana Dispensary in Massachusetts – A Medical Marijuana Attorney’s Notes

Starting a Marijuana Dispensary in Massachusetts – A Medical Marijuana Attorney’s Notes With a revised application process over the 2012 “Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana”, the Massachusetts law is now among the most straightforward in the country for use of medical Cannabis. The Department of Public Health, the governing agency overseeing the Massachusetts medical marijuana program, took the best Read More

The Massachusetts Benefit Corporation – The Baystate’s New Business Innovation

While capitalism remains the most favored market system in the developed world, many individuals still believe the free market model incentivizes bad behavior. These beliefs typically target the traditional corporate model that prioritizes profits over people, and the interests of shareholders over social responsibility. While real world corporations do not Read More

How to Start a Massachusetts Marijuana Business – A Question 4 Primer

On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts was among the three states whose voters approved a measure for the taxation and regulation of marijuana for “recreational” use. Total state excise and sales tax on marijuana is scheduled to come in at a total of 10% of all product sales. In addition, local Read More

How Not to Like a Boss – Social Media in the Workplace Bill Considered by Massachusetts Lawmakers

How Not to Like a Boss – Social Media in the Workplace Bill Considered by Massachusetts Lawmakers Sandwich, MA – When you work for a company, you represent that company. No one disputes that. Where that line begins and ends becomes a bit been hazy for many employers and employees when it pertains to social media. Senate bill 2063, passed by the Massachusetts Senate and under review Read More

Powerball Privacy Protection – Forming a Massachusetts Lottery Trust

Powerball Privacy Protection – Forming a Massachusetts Lottery Trust With a record $1.5 Billion prize on the horizon for tomorrow’s Powerball draw, we’re naturally cashing in on the action with this timely article about forming a Massachusetts lottery trust. A lottery trust is a simple instrument, really, designed simply to preserve anonymity for the lottery winner. And for anyone Read More

Massachusetts Sick Leave Law for Cape Cod Businesses – 5 Steps to Reduce the Impact

As is often the case, an idealistic law from Beacon Hill with little to no input from business community has dealt another blow to Cape Cod and Massachusetts small businesses. Among many progressive questions presented at the ballot in 2014, the referendum granting mandatory sick time to all employees in Read More

Massachusetts Non-Compete Agreements – What is Reasonable and Enforceable

Massachusetts Non-Compete Agreements – What is Reasonable and Enforceable Former Massachusetts Governor Patrick made some headlines in early 2014 with the proposition of banning the enforceability of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. It was one of his many ideas to help spur innovation in the Bay State by helping out newer technology-based companies. Like so many of his plans, the Read More

6 Grants, Government Loans and Capital Resources Available to Massachusetts Small Businesses

6 Grants, Government Loans and Capital Resources Available to Massachusetts Small Businesses Entering into the new year is always a prospect laced with uncertainty and excitement for most small businesses. And while entrepreneurs have always encountered risk, business owners rarely consider today’s federal and state governments as a hedge. Anyone who remembers the annual Congressional budgetary battles can understand why. We nevertheless Read More

Do I Need an Attorney to Start a Business? | Cape Cod Business Law

Do I Need an Attorney to Start a Business? | Cape Cod Business Law When starting a business, the start-up costs can be immense, especially in Massachusetts where hidden fees and taxes are notoriously burdensome. Putting together a plan, and checking with all of the relevant local and state government entities is an important first step. Similarly, ensuring that the formation of your business Read More