Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorneys Recognized as Leaders
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP is honored to have three of its attorneys acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields. The firm is particularly proud to have the unprecedented honor of being the only firm to have received these three awards in the same year.
In 2019, Attorney Peter Mello was elected President of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, an organization that boasts a membership of hundreds of attorneys. Attorney Mello has represented dozens of governmental and private clients in an extensive range of litigation and other legal proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, both within and outside of the Commonwealth. He also advises these organizational clients in their day-to-day operations and administration, which include governmental permitting and planning, employment issues, licensing procedures, governance processes, and a variety of other legal matters. In addition to his vast experience representing clients in these areas, Attorney Mello has written and presented frequently to bar associations and other groups regarding governmental legal issues, and has been recognized for several years as a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers.
Attorney Kevin Bresnahan was elected as President of the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys (“Council”), which is a council comprised of attorneys that represent public educational institutions. In his duties with the Council, Attorney Bresnahan has represented public institutions before Commonwealth courts and administrative agencies on labor and employment issues and general educational matters. Kevin follows Ed Lenox and Andy Waugh who both previously served as President of the Council.
Attorney Mike Maccaro was awarded the prestigious Cushing-Gavin Award as the sole management labor attorney representing the private, non-profit and public sector. Over the years, Attorney Maccaro has continuously built a strong reputation in his practice in the labor and employment area. Mr. Maccaro has litigated numerous matters, has negotiated hundreds of contracts, and has argued before various state courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies throughout New England. He follows in the footsteps of partners Katherine Hesse, Michael Lehane and Arthur Murphy.
The firm is proud of Attorneys Mello, Bresnahan and Maccaro for their achievements. In addition, MHTL is also delighted that they continue to oversee the growth of the firm and attorneys coming along in their respective areas.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane expresses its condolences to the family of justice Ginsburg, a caring and intellectually powerful woman. As a justice, lawyer, and teacher she stood for the principles that enhanced the civil rights of women and men of all color, rights of equal pay between the sexes, the rights to healthcare and the basic rights of criminal defendants. Justice Ginsburg knew what it was to be a women in a male dominated profession Read More
Department of Labor Issues Revised Temporary Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Including New Guidance Relating to Intermittent Leave
On Friday, September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor issued revisions to the temporary rule regarding the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Those revisions can be found here - https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/16/2020-20351/paid-leave-under-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act. The revisions take effect on September 16, 2020.