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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MHTL Partner, Katherine Hesse, has been inducted into the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) Hall of Fame.  ISCEBS recognizes Katherine for her significant and consistent contributions to the Society and individual CEBS graduates alike.  Katherine has attended the ISCEBS Symposium since its inception, and gives regular presentations and workshops on the dynamic landscape of federal and state legal decisions within the sphere of employee benefits. 

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Legislature Passes Sweeping Non-Compete Reform; Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

On July 31, 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed long-debated legislation aimed at reforming the law surrounding non-competition agreements.  Non-competition agreements are commonly used to restrict competition following the ending of the employment relationship.  If signed by the Governor in its present form, the law would go into effect October 1, 2018 and significantly alter the landscape related to non-compete agreements for employers and employees in Massachusetts.

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