Corporate & Business Transactions
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP’s corporate practice provides transactional services and advice to privately-owned businesses throughout Massachusetts. These businesses can range in size from small start-ups to large middle market companies, including both for-profit and non-profit organizations, and across a number of industries. We regularly advise business owners and executives on a wide range of matters, including business entity selection and formation, corporate governance, contract and lease negotiation, data security, intellectual property rights, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions. We also advise corporate clients with regard to state and federal tax matters, as well as various commercial real estate matters, including the purchase and sale, leasing, and financing of commercial property.
Our corporate legal services include:
- The selection and creation of appropriate business entities;
- Analysis, negotiation and drafting of all types of contracts;
- The sale, acquisition and merger of businesses and related financing;
- Protection and licensing of proprietary information, intellectual property and trade secrets;
- Executive compensation and benefits;
- Review of company policies and procedures for federal and state regulatory compliance including representation before regulatory agencies;.
- Representing both lenders and borrowers in commercial financial transactions;
- Representing buyers, sellers, developers, lenders and investors in real estate transactions;
- Mediation, arbitration and litigation of commercial disputes.
The areas of our practice include:
- Tax planning for business organizations including formation, operations, financing, liquidations, and transactional tax planning for taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions and divestitures;
- Compensation planning, including design and administration of tax-qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, ESOP, non-qualified deferred compensation, stock options, and fringe benefits plans;
- Tax planning for tax-exempt organizations, including formation, obtaining and maintaining tax exemption, unrelated business income, transactions with taxable organizations;
- Tax planning for investments in and dispositions of real estate; and
- Federal and State tax planning, including corporate excise tax and estate and gift taxes.
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Mr. Graham is a managing partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP and directs the firm’s corporate and commercial law practice areas. Mr. Graham has over thirty-five years experience in corporate organization, commercial contracting, business acquisition and sales, license and royalty agreements, intellectual property protection, commercial financing (bank, private placement and venture), commercial real estate acquisition, sale, leasing and construction, as well as general business counseling and advice. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association Read More
Mr. Rhodes received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa where he was a University Honors Scholar. In 1992, Mr. Rhodes received his. J.D. from the University of Iowa, College of Law graduating with distinction, and serving as a member of the Iowa Law Review. He obtained his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and received his LLM in Taxation, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. He has extensive experience in health care Read More
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Formerly corporate counsel at a large Massachusetts Community Bank, Mr. McNulty’s practice is primarily focused on corporate and financial transactional work. Mr. McNulty handles the full spectrum of corporate and real estate matters and has assisted clients with entity formation, real estate transactions, mergers & acquisitions and investments, as well as commercial and residential acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally, Mr. McNulty represents and advises various financial institutions on a wide range of topics, including corporate governance, compliance, construction and secured lending, Read More
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Ms. Genin’s practice is primarily focused on all facets of commercial real estate, corporate and business law. She represents corporations, developers, individuals, commercial landlords, and investors on a wide range of matters with respect to entity formation, asset purchase, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of industrial, mixed-use, multi-family, office and retail properties. Ms. Genin graduated from New England Law Boston. While she attended law school, Ms. Genin interned at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General with the Medicaid Fraud Read More
Attorney Felicia Vasudevan, a partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, received a favorable decision on behalf of her client, Marshfield Public Schools. The Plaintiff appealed the district court’s judgement that upheld a decision of the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (“BSEA”). However, as the notice was filed more than 30 days after entry, the First Circuit ultimately dismissed the appeal for being untimely. The Plaintiff also appealed the district court’s order, denying her motion to vacate. Read More
Following our Alert from March 16, 2023, Civility is Dead – The Supreme Court Rules Municipal Control of Public Speak Limited to Reasonable Time/Place/Manner Restrictions, which discussed the holding to the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Barron v. Kolenda and the Town of Southborough (SJC-13284), we promised to bring you more detailed guidance on developing a Public Speak policy for your public body or municipality. The Barron case involved a constitutional challenge to the Town of Southborough’s public comment policy, which attempted to impose a code of civility on members of the public who participated in public comment before public bodies. In Barron, the court interpreted the state constitution to mean that public bodies may request, but not require, that public commentators be respectful and courteous. Instead, a public body may set restrictions on reasonable time, place, and manner comments to ensure that the meeting retains an orderly and peaceable manner.