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Boston, MA, May 31, 2016   – Boston law firm  Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that four of its partners were ranked in the 2016 edition of  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  In addition, the firm’s Real Estate Group was listed as Notable Practitioners. 


Joshua L. Bonneau Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that Joshua L. Bonneau  has joined the firm in the Commercial Real Estate and Banking, Finance & Lending groups. Joshua L. Bonneau is a member of the firm's Commercial Real Estate; and Banking, Finance & Lending groups. Since being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, Joshua has focused his practice on all aspects of transactional real estate, finance, and land use. 


Meridien Benefits Inc. releases PlanScores to evaluate and benchmark your organizations retirement plan.

For Immediate Release MEDIA RELEASE (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., Wednesday, May 25, 2016) – Background: Meridien Benefits, Inc., established in 1975, is America’s leading provider of retirement plan consulting, investment and insurance services to plan sponsors of 401(k), 403(b), pension and other qualified retirement plans, as well as nonqualified executive benefit programs and corporate insurance plans. Visit http://meridienonline.com/ Meridien has been a business partner with SBANE for the past 10 years and it is the SBANE provider of choice for qualified plans. 


AAFCPAs Co-Managing Partner Carla McCall Honored with International Leadership Award

AAFCPAs Co-Managing Partner Carla McCall was recently honored with the 2016 ATHENA Award, an international recognition that honors women’s leadership within the business and civic communities. The announcement was made during an event held in partnership by the United Way of Tri-County and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. 


Christopher Dole Joins Pierce Atwood as Real Estate Partner

Pierce Atwood's growth continues with the addition of Christopher J. Dole, a partner with nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate leasing, acquisition, disposition, development, and financing. Before joining Pierce Atwood Chris was an attorney in the Boston law firm Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C, a boutique commercial real estate practice. Before that he was a shareholder in the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Chris represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development of office, multifamily residential, retail, industrial, and warehouse facilities. His clients include institutional investors, public and private companies, pension funds, REITS, private equity funds, developers, and other corporate entities. 


Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that Bill Friedler, Shareholder, & Roberta J. Noland have joined the firm in the Trusts & Estates group.

Bill Friedler is a Shareholder  and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex estate planning, probate and trust administration, planning for adults or children with special needs and disabilities, elder law and Medicaid planning. Bill represents his clients for their corporate estate planning needs and is knowledgeable about business succession planning. Roberta J. Noland represents clients in complex estate planning, probate and trust administration, planning for adults and children with special needs, elder law, Medicaid planning and sales of residential real estate. Mr. Friedler can be reached at 617-570-3533 or bnf@riw.com and Ms. Noland can be reached at 617-570-3557 or rjn@riw.com 


Sherin and Lodgen’s Jessica G. Kelly named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Boston, MA, March 17, 2016 – Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that Jessica G. Kelly, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was selected as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She will be honored for her contributions to the legal community at the annual Excellence in the Law event on May 4, 2016. Jessica assists clients in a variety of industries with complex business litigation, including finance, biotech, and national retail. She also assists clients in real estate title permitting and environmental matters, as well as disputes arising from the purchase and sale of property. Additionally, Jessica represents lawyers and law firms in professional liability malpractice disputes and disciplinary investigations before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO). Committed to ensuring the less fortunate have equal access to justice, Jessica spearheads Sherin and Lodgen’s pro bono team. Among her accomplishments, she has represented pro bono clients through the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project.  In 2015, Jessica received PAIR’s Pro Bono Asylum Attorney award. 


Sherin and Lodgen’s Edward M. Bloom to receive REBA’s Richard B. Johnson Award for Lifetime Achievement

Boston, MA, April 19, 2016 – Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that Edward M. Bloom, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department, will receive the Richard B. Johnson Award at the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA) Spring Conference on May 2, 2016.  Established in 1977, the award was created to honor Richard B. Johnson, a highly regarded figure in the legal community following distinguished service in World War II. Award recipients have included members of the judiciary, former REBA officers, members of the Land Court’s legal staff and distinguished real estate attorneys.   REBA’s highest honor, this lifetime achievement award recognizes outstanding and selfless contributions to advancing the practice of real estate law. 


AAFCPAs Co-Managing Partner Carla McCall Named Chairman Of The Massachusetts Society of CPAs

BOSTON—April 27, 2016—AAFCPAs today announced that co-Managing Partner Carla McCall has been elected to the role of Chairman of the board of directors of The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). 


Laurie J. Austin, CPA, MST, AEP Appointed to MSCPA Board of Directors

Woburn, MA  April 27, 2015 ─DiCicco, Gulman & Company, LLP (DGC), announced today that the firm’s Managing Partner, Laurie J. Austin, CPA, MST, AEP has been named to the 2016/2017 Massachusetts Society of CPAs’ (MSCPA) Board of Directors. Ms. Austin will serve a three year term beginning May 1, 2016. “We are thrilled to welcome Laurie to the MSCPA Board of Directors,” said Amy Pitter, MSCPA President and CEO. “Her contributions to her firm, the Society and the profession are immeasurable, and it’s an honor to have her serve the accounting community in this role.”  To continue reading this press release, please click here