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As a benefit of membership, SBANE will gladly post press releases from member companies. It’s as easy as sending the press release to SBANE and the staff will take care of the rest. To include your company’s latest press release here, please contact Sarah Henry, Communications Manager at sarah@sbane.org.


KLR Executive Search Group in Growth Mode

KLR Executive Search Group is pleased to announce an expansion in New England as Kiradjieff & Goode, Inc. (K&G) joins KLR. With this expansion, KLR Executive Search Group gains a premier team of executive search professionals who bring an outstanding track record and deep experience across multiple industries.  This complements KLR’s deep expertise in executive recruiting for financial, accounting, healthcare and technology companies. 

DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP) and Sabelli & Company P.C. Merge

DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP) is pleased to announce that, effective December 1, 2017, Sabelli & Company P.C. merged with DGC. Sabelli is a certified public accounting firm that has served Massachusetts companies and individuals since 1982. For 35 years, Sabelli has specialized in small business accounting, tax and part-time CFO services for businesses and their owners. DGC is also proud to announce the formation of our Accounting and Business Advisory Services Group. Read the complete press release 

McLane Middleton Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”



McLane Middleton Hires Luke Bean



Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized as a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" for Patent Law and Trademark Law

November 1, 2017

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized as a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" for Patent Law and Trademark Law

November 1, 2017 (Boston,  MA) - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally and regionally as a top tier firm for patent and trademark law.  It is the fifth year in a row that the firm has been recognized for patent law.  For 2018, the firm is also recognized for its expertise in trademark law.

In order for a law firm to be eligible for a tier ranking in a particular area of practice, at least one lawyer of the firm must be listed among the top four percent of practicing attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America© in that practice area.  This year, seven attorneys at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds achieved this ranking. 

Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.  John DuPré, President and Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, commented, "We are pleased that our firm is recognized as a "Best Law Firm" for both patent law and trademark law.  In addition, we are proud that more of the attorneys in our firm have been identified as among The Best Lawyers in America."

Each year, the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings continue to attract a higher number of participating firms and a higher number of client ballots.  Over 10,000 attorneys provided more than 800,000 law firm assessments, and over 10,000 clients provided more than 90,000 evaluations.

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Concord, Massachusetts  978.341.0036 | Boston, Massachusetts  617.617.5900

info@hbsr.com | www.hbsr.com

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England's largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law.  The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling.  The firm's legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.


Lawrence J. Casey and Robert M. Kaitz Co-Author Chapter For MCLE'S Massachusetts Employment Law

September 21, 2017 - Boston, MA
For more information contact: Joanne Thorud
(617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

Lawrence J. Casey and Robert M. Kaitz co-authored a chapter in the 2017 supplement of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) Massachusetts Employment Law. The chapter, “Privacy in the Workplace: An Employee Perspective,” discusses recent updates in workplace privacy rights, including new limitations on employers’ ability to disclose employees’ medical information and facts regarding termination, conduct drug testing, maintain personnel files, access employees’ criminal records, and intercept employees’ mail. 


41 McLane Middleton Lawyers Included in Super Lawyers

Manchester, N.H. and Woburn, Mass. (Oct. 17, 2017) – The law firm of McLane Middleton is proud to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of New England Super Lawyers® or Massachusetts Super Lawyers®.  


Carla McCall Receives National Recognition for Helping & Promoting Women’s Career Advancement

FortyOver40-300x300-2.pngAAFCPAs takes great pleasure in announcing that our firm’s co-managing partner Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA, was selected for the national recognition “Forty Women over 40 to Watch” list. Forty Over 40 honors women who, despite gender and age bias, are disrupting their career and harnessing their power to help other women do the same.  Carla is certainly well deserving of this distinction. 

“I’m hoping to continue to disrupt the idea that women have significant hurdles to overcome in order to reach the C-suite in public accounting,” said Carla. “I’m passionate about creating leadership opportunities for women, advancing the women’s agenda on a national level, especially as I help support the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPAs) vision. Collectively, our profession needs to include more flexible and modern ways of working that help promote women’s advancement.”

Carla continues to reinvent “leaning in” with her strategic initiatives for the future.  Her work has contributed to an increase of female leadership at AAFCPAs from 25% in 2011 to 48% currently.

“Carla is renowned for her creativity, clarity and confidence, and for creating positive momentum that is felt throughout our firm as well as with everyone she encounters,” said co-managing partner Dave McManus. “All 24 partners of the firm are proud of this recognition by 40 Over Forty and Forbes, as it’s a testament of Carla’s hard work and brings national attention to an initiative we strongly support.”


AAFCPAs is an attractive alternative to the Big 4 and National CPA firms. We provide best-value assurance, tax, accounting, and business & IT advisory solutions to nonprofit organizations, commercial companies, and wealthy individuals/estates. Since 1973, AAF’s sincere approach to business and service excellence has attracted discerning clients along with the best and brightest CPA and consulting professionals. AAF donates 10% of its net profits annually to nonprofit organizations.

AAFCPAs is an independent member of PrimeGlobal, Inc., the fourth largest CPA firm association in the world. These resources provide our clients with seamless national and global reach.  Our pay-as-you-use model is considered advantageous by our diverse clients who appreciate exceptional value.


RCP Learning launches new website, clarifies strategic direction

By |  October 3rd, 2017


The DAVIS Companies’ Hilary Gardner & Brendon Davis Named 40 Under 40 Honorees

For Immediate Release