Attorneys & Professionals

TEL: 617-479-5000
EMAIL: jbateman@mhtl.com

Mr. Bateman practices in the areas of business and commercial real estate law.  He represents privately-owned businesses ranging in size from small start-ups to middle market companies, including both for-profit and non-profit organizations, and across a number of industries.  He regularly advises business owners and executives on a wide range of matters, including business entity selection and formation, governance, contract and lease negotiation, data security, intellectual property rights, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions.  He also advises clients with regard to various commercial real estate matters, including the purchase and sale, leasing, and financing of commercial property.

Mr. Bateman received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in business law and financial services, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Colby College, with honors.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bateman was a Senior Associate with a Boston-area investment banking firm, where he advised clients on sell-side mergers and acquisitions transactions across a number of verticals within the healthcare services industry.

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St Florian & Feeney Named By Board of Bar Overseers

MHTL is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named by the Board of Bar Overseers to serve as Hearing Officers for the 2019-2021 term. Alisia St. Florian is a Partner in the firm’s Education Department. Focusing her practice on the representation of public school districts and collaborative schools in matters pertaining to special education, student discipline and civil rights matters. Matthew Feeney is an Attorney in the firm’s litigation department, having served as an Assistant District Attorney prior to joining the firm. Matt has extensive trial experience with close to 100 jury trials in his career. MHTL is honored to be the only firm having two of its attorneys serving as BBO Hearing Officers for this upcoming term.

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes [Again] Increasing Salary Minimum for Federal Overtime Exemption

As you know from prior Client Alerts, in 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed, among other things, increasing the “salary level test” for exempt employees from the current $455 per week (or $23,660/year) to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $970 per week (or $50,440/year).  The DOL also proposed increasing the “highly compensated employee” exemption from the current $100,000 per year to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $123,000 per year.  After those changes were memorialized in a Final Rule, these proposed changes were challenged in court and essentially abandoned by DOL after the 2016 election.

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