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Strang Scott Sponsors TEDx Kenmore Square

Strang Scott is exited to announce that it is a sponsor for the first ever TEDx event in Kenmore Square.    This independently organized TED event celebrates the heritage and development of Boston’s beloved Kenmore Square neighborhood, featuring speakers from various focus areas and degrees. The list of presenters is as exciting as it is diverse, […]...

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Getting Direct Payment for Subcontractors when General Contractors Fail to Pay

Massachusetts law provides a mechanism through which subcontractors on public projects may get paid directly from awarding authorities. If a general contractor does not pay a subcontract balance due within seventy days after the subcontractor substantially completes the work, the subcontractor may demand payment directly from the awarding authority in certain circumstances. These requirements are […]...

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Jennifer Lynn to Co-Panel Discussion of the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law

Strang Scott associate, Jennifer Lynn, was a panelist at a recent Boston Bar Association event discussing M.G.L. c. 186, § 15B, commonly known as the “Massachusetts Security Deposit Law,” and providing an overview of the Law’s requirements. The Law is one of the most heavily litigated statutes in Massachusetts that affects both landlords and tenants. […]...

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Christopher Strang Appointed as Lecturer at Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law recently hired partner Christopher Strang as an adjunct lecturer.  Mr. Strang will be instructing the Small and Mid-Sized Firm Externship Program. The program involves students working part-time at area small and mid-sized firms with various areas of practice.  Mr. Strang will teach practical skills in the classroom portion of the […]...

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Non-Compete Reform Comes to Massachusetts

     After years of trying to find common ground on non-compete reform, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill – which Governor Charlie Baker signed into law on August 10, 2018 – that promises to significantly change the employment landscape in the Commonwealth. The new law will take effect on October 1, 2018. The following […]...

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BPDA appoints Christopher Strang to serve on Boston University Task Force

The Boston Planning & Development Agency recently appointed partner Chris Strang to serve as a Task Force member for Article 80 reviews regarding Boston University Charles River Campus development projects. Article 80 consists of guidelines for the development review process for unique projects. The process includes, but is not limited to, review of a project’s […]...

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UPDATE: Forfeiture Rule in Construction Disputes – Complete and Strict Performance Required for Design and Construction Claim, Otherwise Look to the Materiality Rule

Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a decision in G4S Technology LLC v. Mass. Tech. Park Corp., SJC-12397, regarding the forfeiture rule for construction project contractor disputes. Previously, the trial court in G4S entered summary judgment in favor of the defendant, dismissing G4S’s breach of contract claim based on G4S’s intentional breaches of […]...

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Show Me the (Same Amount of) Money!

The state’s new pay equity law, which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), will take effect on July 1, 2018.  It is one of the strongest pay equity laws in the country, and subjects employers to double damages and attorneys’ fees in the event of a violation.  Moreover, it is a “strict liability” statute.  […]...

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Chris Strang Selected Super Lawyer for 2018

Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young, LLP, is honored to announce the selection of Christopher Strang as a 2018 Super Lawyer by the Massachusetts edition of Super Lawyers.  Mr. Strang has been recognized for his outstanding work in construction litigation for the tenth consecutive year, first as a Rising Star and then as a Super Lawyer.  The Super Lawyers selection […]...

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Strang Scott Welcomes Alexandra Deal to the Firm

Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young, LLP, with offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, welcomes Alexandra H. Deal as Of Counsel to the Firm.  Ms. Deal is a seasoned litigator with more than a decade of experience representing clients in state and federal court, along with various administrative agencies.  She advises clients in employment-related matters and litigates […]...

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