Legal Advice

  • Environmentally Speaking 031: Plogging & MS4 Permit

    Plogging & MS4 Permit The month of April has been designated as Earth Month and we start the show off by sharing an article we recently have seen about an activity that people are taking part in called… Plogging. Plogging started in Sweden in 2016. Plogging is a combination of jogging while picking up trash. So next time you are…

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    Environmentally Speaking 024: Attorney-Client Communication

    In Episode 24 of Environmentally Speaking we discuss Attorney-Client Communication. It is important to look at the foundation between you and your attorney. What does that relationship look like? What are you both getting yourselves into? How many days before you can text back after the initial meeting? Communication between an attorney and their client is so sacrosanct and so…

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    Environmentally Speaking 019: Due Process

    This week we are going to discuss due process in the context of a municipal setting, but the concept of due process can apply, as well, to any government body, state, municipal, federal. Without getting too much into the weeds here, there are two different types of due process considerations. One is called procedural due process and the other is…

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    Permit Non-Compliance Issues: How Legal Advice Helps

    We often share legal advice on how to obtain permits and proceed with your business or construction activities properly. An oft-asked legal advice question is what happens if I don’t get the permit? This might be because someone doesn’t want to apply for the proper permit(s), or because someone is nervous about accidentally overlooking the need for one. Today, we’ll…

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    COVID-19 and Updates: Contract Litigation Impacts

    While the infection rates continue to climb, it is increasingly important to talk about the various impacts COVID-19 will inevitably have on people and businesses in Rhode Island. This includes potential future contract litigation. Since our last post, Rhode Island has been further impacted by federal and state decisions, detailed below. Federal Updates Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response…

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    COVID-19 Impacts to Government Operations in Rhode Island

    If you are in Rhode Island and have cases or public meetings/hearings pending, including planning and zoning board hearings, we are sure you are wondering how the COVID-19 virus is impacting the various state and municipality governments. This blog post is meant to convey, in one spot, all that we know about what the various closures and cancellations may mean…

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    Attorneys Are One of Your Land Planning Consultants

    Like we’ve talked about in previous blogs, getting your construction/development plans approved requires a team. Quick approval depends on enlisting experts in their respective fields.  Your contractor and subcontractors must provide detailed descriptions of the work being done. Your engineer must have knowledge of the various concerns in your area, as well as the requirements for site plans. Also, you…

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    Contractual Obligations and Breach of Contract Elements

    Contracts are everywhere in your everyday life, even if you don’t always notice. Your purchase and sale agreement for buying or selling a house is a contract, your cell phone bill is a contract, your divorce may result in property division agreements that are contracts as well. Every time you swipe your credit card to pump gas, you’ve accepted an…

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    Do I Need a Business Law Attorney?

    The corporate world faces all types of legal issues on a regular basis, from employment law to mergers and acquisitions. A business law attorney customarily assists with any of these issues, depending on their area of expertise. Oftentimes, however, environmental issues arise in the corporate context that are different from typical corporate legal considerations. Hiring an environmental business law attorney…

    Read more

    To Litigate or Not to Litigate?

    Like all choices in life, the question of whether you should litigate your claim has many factors. There are also many different venues that operate in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, from an administrative or agency context, to the various appeals courts. If you are going to litigate, you need a team that knows the ins and outs of the venues,…

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  • Environmentally Speaking 031: Plogging & MS4 Permit

    Plogging & MS4 Permit The month of April has been designated as Earth Month and we start the show off by sharing an article we recently have seen about an activity that people are taking part in called… Plogging. Plogging started in Sweden in 2016. Plogging is a combination of jogging while picking up trash. So next time you are…

    Read more

    Environmentally Speaking 024: Attorney-Client Communication

    In Episode 24 of Environmentally Speaking we discuss Attorney-Client Communication. It is important to look at the foundation between you and your attorney. What does that relationship look like? What are you both getting yourselves into? How many days before you can text back after the initial meeting? Communication between an attorney and their client is so sacrosanct and so…

    Read more

    Environmentally Speaking 019: Due Process

    This week we are going to discuss due process in the context of a municipal setting, but the concept of due process can apply, as well, to any government body, state, municipal, federal. Without getting too much into the weeds here, there are two different types of due process considerations. One is called procedural due process and the other is…

    Read more

    Permit Non-Compliance Issues: How Legal Advice Helps

    We often share legal advice on how to obtain permits and proceed with your business or construction activities properly. An oft-asked legal advice question is what happens if I don’t get the permit? This might be because someone doesn’t want to apply for the proper permit(s), or because someone is nervous about accidentally overlooking the need for one. Today, we’ll…

    Read more

    COVID-19 and Updates: Contract Litigation Impacts

    While the infection rates continue to climb, it is increasingly important to talk about the various impacts COVID-19 will inevitably have on people and businesses in Rhode Island. This includes potential future contract litigation. Since our last post, Rhode Island has been further impacted by federal and state decisions, detailed below. Federal Updates Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response…

    Read more

    COVID-19 Impacts to Government Operations in Rhode Island

    If you are in Rhode Island and have cases or public meetings/hearings pending, including planning and zoning board hearings, we are sure you are wondering how the COVID-19 virus is impacting the various state and municipality governments. This blog post is meant to convey, in one spot, all that we know about what the various closures and cancellations may mean…

    Read more

    Attorneys Are One of Your Land Planning Consultants

    Like we’ve talked about in previous blogs, getting your construction/development plans approved requires a team. Quick approval depends on enlisting experts in their respective fields.  Your contractor and subcontractors must provide detailed descriptions of the work being done. Your engineer must have knowledge of the various concerns in your area, as well as the requirements for site plans. Also, you…

    Read more

    Contractual Obligations and Breach of Contract Elements

    Contracts are everywhere in your everyday life, even if you don’t always notice. Your purchase and sale agreement for buying or selling a house is a contract, your cell phone bill is a contract, your divorce may result in property division agreements that are contracts as well. Every time you swipe your credit card to pump gas, you’ve accepted an…

    Read more

    Do I Need a Business Law Attorney?

    The corporate world faces all types of legal issues on a regular basis, from employment law to mergers and acquisitions. A business law attorney customarily assists with any of these issues, depending on their area of expertise. Oftentimes, however, environmental issues arise in the corporate context that are different from typical corporate legal considerations. Hiring an environmental business law attorney…

    Read more

    To Litigate or Not to Litigate?

    Like all choices in life, the question of whether you should litigate your claim has many factors. There are also many different venues that operate in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, from an administrative or agency context, to the various appeals courts. If you are going to litigate, you need a team that knows the ins and outs of the venues,…

    Read more

    Scroll to top