News and Events Archives
A&K Expands Telecom Practice
Brian S. Grossman is rejoining A&K, where he will focus on telecom, land use and real estate. Brian has 13 years of experience, and was previously a partner at Prince Lobel.
Public Assembly and Public Safety after the Boston Marathon Bombings
Can you assemble and bear arms during a manhunt? When it became clear how much the investigation of the bombing would tax Lexington's police force, the Town suspended the permit it had given for a Gun Rights Across America rally scheduled for four days after the attacks - the same day that much of the region was shut down for a manhunt. Within hours, that decision faced Constitutional challenge.
A&K Expands Airpot, Municipal and Litigation practices
Naree Chan, formerly of the Denver International Airport, has joined A&K's Airport, Municipal and Litigation practices.
Good News for Attleboro Superfund Site
Cause for celebration: land contaminated with radioactive materials and residential and industrial wastes many years ago is finally cleaned up. The former Shpack Landfill, straddling Norton and Attleboro, was listed as a Superfund Site in the 1980s.
Dismissal of National Class Allegations & Legal Fee Recovery for A&K Client
A client facing a national class action has received a string of good news since hiring A&K. Instead of waiting for the plaintiffs to move for class certification, A&K won an early motion challenging the national class allegations against our client, a national manufacturing company, for its role manufacturing a part in a defective product.
Historic Ruling in Belize Supreme Court for Oceana - and Barrier Reefs
The Court declared null and void six offshore oil leases that the Belize government had issued to various oil companies. The historic ruling protects the Belize barrier reef, a UNESCO heritage site, home to many endangered species and a key source of tourism and employment.
Anne Robbins Wins Duty to Defend Case in Vermont Superior Court
As Anne explained in A&K's insurance blog, the ruling clarifies whether an insurer may rely on information outside of a complaint in determining that it has no duty to defend a third-party claim against its insured.
Appeals Court Victory Makes Important Points on Telecom Permitting Law
A major telecom client will now be able to fill a significant gap in wireless coverage in Massachusetts in the wake of a favorable Appeals Court decisions obtained by George Hall.
A&K's PMC Team Achieves "Heavy Hitter" Status
We formed our team to rally around Steve Anderson and his daughter Catherine, who is receiving outstanding care at Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic. Fortunately, she has a good prognosis, due in large part to treatments Dana-Farber pioneered.
MassGaming Holds Slot Parlor Hearings for Penn National
If found suitable, Penn National would apply for a license to operate the slots parlor from the Plainridge race track, which it has an option to buy. Earlier this summer, MassGaming found that Ourway Reality, which operates Plainridge Racecourse and was also vying for the slots license, had not met its burden of demonstrating suitability.
Tips on Municipal Contracting of Renewable Energy Projects
Kevin Batt spoke on contracting and procurement of renewable energy projects under the Massachusetts Green Communities Act, which encourages investment in renewable energy.
George Hall's Role as Town Moderator Featured
"Citizens involved in local government have a better understanding of the issues at the state and federal level," says George in a Wicked Local profile about his role as Town Moderator of Topsfield.
Tips for Outside Counsel
Dave's advice includes: "Do not use PowerPoint as a crutch, and keep the focus off of your firm's storied history and new China offices (unless the matter is pending in China)."
Nina Pickering-Cook Cited in Boston Globe for Environmental Justice Work
"The main concerns - protecting the school kids and those that live in the surrounding neighborhoods from accessing contaminated areas - may be the easiest components of this difficult and expensive clean-up," Nina said of her work.
Airports Council International Conference Features Scott Lewis and Dave Mackey
Dave discussed airport access issues ("Roads and Trains"), drawing from his experience addressing ground access issues while he was at Massport, and airport revenue diversion issues ("Getting to 'Yes' but How to Say 'No' When You Have to").
Mass Lawyers Weekly Features A&K in Special "Excellence in the Law" Section
"It does take a little extra work to find appropriate environmental pro bono work to take on, but there are a number of us here that have that as part of their expertise, really like doing it, and are compelled to give back," says partner Bill Lahey.
Former GC of Massport Dave Mackey Has Joined A&K
During his tenure, Dave successfully managed the defense of multi-billion dollar lawsuits stemming from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and led the legal team responding to the 9/11 Commission and related state investigations.
Ben Eastwood Joins A&K's Real Estate Group
Ben has worked on behalf of public and private clients on a variety of acquisition, finance, lease and development matters across a broad range of asset classes including office, retail, senior housing, GSA leased, wireless communication, and marina properties.
Mass Lawyers Weekly Gives A&K Excellence in Pro Bono Award
Two long-standing pro bono clients, Oceana Inc. and Roxbury Safety Net, nominated A&K for the award.
Two of A&K's International Trials Advance
There are significant recent developments in two of A&K's international trials: one involves biotech firm Genzyme in Cyprus; the other Oceana's mission to protect one of the world's most valuable barrier reefs from oil drilling off the coast of Belize, for which A&K is providing pro bono legal research and advice.
Boston Bar Association Marks A&K's 25th Anniversary
Perched on a table at the law firm of Anderson & Kreiger is a framed photo of the two co-founders on a long distance biking trip through California. Steve Anderson and Art Kreiger both figured if they could bike together and camp together, they could certainly practice law together. The two alums of Palmer & Dodge created A&K in 1988.
A&K Scores Second Consecutive 1st Circuit Win in Insurance Case
The case, Manganella v. Evanston Insurance Company, addresses an insurer's duty to indemnify settlements. In particular, what facts can the insurer and insured use in litigating coverage, when the settlement between insured and claimant has by its very nature avoided establishing any facts?
Harvey wrote about how this case impacts insurance law for A&K's insurance law blog Between the Lines.
A&K's Kevin Batt Spoke on Open Meeting Law at Two Large Muni Conferences
Kevin helped clarify some of the most pressing issues that the hundreds of Open Meeting law decisions and opinions of the last two years have raised for municipalities.
A&K Chosen as Special Counsel to Lincoln
Lincoln, about 15 miles west of Boston, boasts extraordinary natural and cultural resources, including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, of which A&K is a corporate member. Read more...
Harvey Nosowitz Wins Appeal in First Circuit
In a case which limits the scope of coverage under an employment practices liability policy, the First Circuit has ruled in favor of A&K's client Evanston Insurance Company. Read more...
Anderson & Kreiger Participates in Summer Jobs Program Sponsored by the Boston Bar Association
George Hall and Scott Lewis Ride in 2012 Pan Mass Challenge
Over 150 Palmer & Dodge Alumni Gather at Anderson & Kreiger to Celebrate their Old Firm
Christine Griffin was quoted in South Coast Today regarding an environmental justice ordinance being promoted in the City of New Bedford
Art Kreiger spoke at MCLE on June 12 as a panelist in MCLE's Environmental and Land Use Case Law Update 2012
George Hall Elected Moderator for Town of Topsfield
Between the Lines Begins Publication
The Insurance Practice Group at Anderson & Kreiger has launched a blog on insurance coverage and bad faith issues. Read more...
Gaming Commission Selects Anderson & Kreiger to Advise on Implementation of New Gaming Law
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has selected the law firm Anderson & Kreiger to serve as outside counsel to advise the Commission on implementation of the expanded gaming law. The law, "An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth", Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011, authorizes casino gambling for the first time in Massachusetts.Read more...
Scott Lewis Prevails in a First Amendment Case that has Great Significance for Universities
Bill Lahey Speaks to Airports' Counsel
On April 27, 2012, Bill Lahey participated in a panel discussion on Recent Airport Transactions. The session was part of the Spring Legal Affairs Conference of Airports Council International.
Anderson & Kreiger Holds Seminar on Emerging Sustainability and Campus Development Issues Facing Independent Schools
On April 5, 2012, Anderson & Kreiger hosted a workshop for NAIS members and consultants. At the seminar, firm partners addressed common permitting, zoning and environmental hurdles that independent schools need to address when contemplating campus expansion projects. They talked about the alternative energy opportunities that are available to independent schools and the environmental risks that are common in older school buildings. Read more...
Acton Goes Solar With Help From Kevin Batt
In a matter of three short years, the Town of Acton has positioned itself to make a major transition from fossil fuels to green energy sources. With the completion of a new solar facility, Acton will be able to rely on solar energy for the electricity used by virtually all of its municipal buildings and much of its school requirements. Read more...
Steven Schreckinger Named Fellow of LCA
Steven L. Schreckinger has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
Anderson & Kreiger: A Law Firm With a Culture of Biking to Work
Mina Makarious and the firm were featured in the Sustainable Lawyer, a blog published by the Boston Bar Association
Chambers USA 2012 Recognizes A&K Partners
Art Kreiger and Bill Lahey have been named Leaders in their Field by Chambers USA 2012. Read more...
Art Kreiger Achieves Land Use Victory for JPNDC and BHCHP
The Massachusetts Superior Court has upheld the Boston Redevelopment Authority's approval of a proposal for an innovative residential/medical facility for the homeless. Art Kreiger argued the winning side of the appeal. Read more...
David Wiener Elected to Partnership
Anderson & Kreiger LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of David Wiener to partnership. David represents developers, businesses, municipalities, airports, universities and lenders in a variety of commercial real estate transactions. Read more...
Anderson & Kreiger Defeats Claims Against Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission
In a case watched by airports across the country, Anderson & Kreiger just won a major victory in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which dismissed all claims against the Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission, including alleged violations of anti-trust, racketeering and equal protection laws. Read more...
Anderson & Kreiger Recognized by Greater Boston Legal Services
At a ceremony held on June 29, 2011, Anderson & Kreiger received an award from Greater Boston Legal Services for its outstanding contributions to legal services for the poor during the 2011 Associates Drive. Read more...