Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 31, 2022


  • "Liquidated damages provision ruled unenforceable," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 28). MBA member Kurt B. Fliegauf commented on a federal judge's decision that a tech vendor could not enforce a liquidated damages provision requiring its systems integrator to surrender 25% of any revenue derived from soliciting the vendor’s clients.

  • "Back to the books on tax law," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 28). MBA Probate Law Section Council member Melissa Langa co-wrote an article about the current tax law surrounding asset protection trusts.

  • "Fighting stigma: a lawyer’s mental health journey," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 21). As part of an ongoing wellness series from the MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee, attorney Wendy Tamis Robbins wrote about her struggle with anxiety and her eventual decision to disclose her condition to colleagues and clients.

  • "‘Excellence’ event celebrates range of accomplishments," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 21). Among those pictured at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's recent Excellence in the Law event were MBA Past Presidents Christopher A. Kenney and Jeffrey N. Catalano; MBA Public Law Section Council Chair David R. Kerrigan; MBA Secretary Michael H. Hayden; MBA members Maureen McBrien, Valerie E. Cooney and Alexander D. Jones, who were honored for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution; MBA Judicial Administration Section Council member Vincent N. DePalo, MBA Civil Litigation Section Council member Lisa M. Conserve and MBA member Courtney M.M. Person, who won Up & Coming Lawyer awards; and MBA members Michael P. Sams, Barbara Nason and Sean C. Flaherty. At the event, MBA President Thomas M. Bond also presented the 2022 Excellence in Legal Journalism Award to Matt Stout of The Boston Globe.
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