Katherine Hesse, Partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP was Honored by Saint Mary’s Center for Women and Children
On Thursday, October 11, 2019, Attorney Katherine Hesse, previous chair of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, was honored at the organization’s Diamonds of Dorchester Gala fundraiser at the Marriott Copley. Ms. Hesse accepted a plaque of thanks and appreciation in recognition of her “extraordinary service, leadership, and contribution to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children. Because of you, generations of families have a safe place to call home and brighter futures. We remain grateful to you for dedication and commitment to the families who live, learn, and work at the Center.”
Katherine. Hesse is a partner with the Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP law firm which has offices in Boston, Quincy and Springfield. St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of its efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, Partner Katherine Hesse gave a plenary presentation on Recent Developments in ERISA on Friday September 16 to members of the Group Legal Services Association (“GLSA”) at its annual meeting in New Orleans. Among the topics she emphasized were what employers/plan sponsors need to know in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade and lessons from the Court’s decision in Hughes and other class action litigation as to factors to consider Read More
On August 12, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed S. 3096, “An act relative to equity in the cannabis industry,” (“Act”) into law. The Act reforms Massachusetts’s existing marijuana laws, particularly with respect to host community agreements (“HCAs”), community impact fees (“CIFs”), and social consumption sites (e.g. marijuana cafes). The Act empowers the Cannabis Control Commission (“Commission”), the state regulatory agency, to exert greater control over HCAs and their CIFs. Municipalities levy CIFs on cannabis businesses to account for the costs they impose on the municipality as a result of their operations. Additionally, the Act allows municipalities to permit on-premises social consumption of marijuana at designated sites. Other notable provisions of the Act include the new Social Equity Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”), changes to the tax law regarding cannabis businesses, and various provisions concerning those persons and communities most impacted by the prior illegality of marijuana usage and sale. Governor Baker vetoed only one section of the final bill: the provision calling on the state to conduct a study of medical marijuana usage in schools.