Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Welcomes New Associate Attorney
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is pleased to announce the newest addition to the firm, Blair Wigney. Ms. Wigney graduated from Notre Dame Law School in May of 2020, and successfully passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam in October of the same year. She will join our practice in the Corporate, Trust Funds, and Real Estate group at MHTL.
Prior to attending Notre Dame, Blair received her Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. During the spring and summer of 2019, she was an intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that role, she worked on issues involving the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and the Exchange Act of 1934. She drafted comment letters, reviewed prospectuses, and summarized national case settlements for SEC department heads. The summer before that, she interned for Judge Craig Richman at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP is also known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its extensive business litigation and advising employers on internal reviews and strategic legal approaches when dealing with the government. The firm also has an extensive education law practice representing public, private, and nonprofit educational institutions from pre-K through the college and university level.
The Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP 2021 Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, presented in collaboration with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, was held as a webinar on May 6, 2021. As the pandemic continues to restrict social gatherings, MHTL decided to hold their annual update virtually again this year to ensure the safety of speakers and attendees. Among the speakers were partners of the firm Kier Wachterhauser, Sarah Spatafore, Nan ONeill, Michael Maccaro and Kathy Read More
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) which provides for a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. State and local governments, and also many educational entities, will receive substantial funding. Having endured the last year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, both states and local governments, as well as schools, have experienced unexpected expenses, losses in revenues, and budgetary burdens. The purpose of this Client Alert is to explain generally how funds from the ARPA relief aid have been designated to alleviate those COVID-19-related challenges.