Speaking Engagements

"Easements, Rights of Way & Access to Property, Beaches & Waterbodies"
Law and Practice Issues for Private and Public Easements
Featuring: Robert S. Mangiaratti
Materials include:
"Who Can Go Where Along the Seashore"
A Summary of Property Law on
Massachusetts Tidal Flats

Federal Health Care Reform: How employers can act and plan for the future in the face of new Federal Health Care Legislation
Hosted by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse,Thomas W. Colomb & Brian P. Fox

Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association Meeting
"Tax Title Process: The Disposition of Tax Titled Property"
Featuring: David A. DeLuca

Annual Employment Update
Presented by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse, Arthur P. Murphy, Donald L. Graham, Kathryn M. Murphy, Thomas W. Colomb,
Brian P. Fox as well as other firm attorneys

"A Legal and Fiduciary Update"
Presented by the International Society of Certified
Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS)
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse

"You and Your Business": Cost-Cutting Strategies During a Recessionary Economy
Presented by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse & Thomas W. Colomb

Annual ICSEBS Employee Benefits Symposium
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Topics include U.S. Recent Legal Decisions inEmployee Benefits,Labor and Employment Law

"You and Your Business" - Cost-Cutting Strategies and Legal Considerations During a Recessionary Economy
Presented by the Cape Cod Human Resources Association
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse & Thomas W. Colomb

Leadership Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Economy
Presented by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse & Thomas W. Colomb

New Selectmen's Training Seminar
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Municipal Association
and the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association
Featuring John P. Flynn & Brandon H. Moss
Topics include open meeting law and public records law

Massachusetts Association of Vocational School Administrators Meeting
Featuring Edward F. Lenox, President of the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys

Legislative Updates in Employee Benefits
Presented by ISCEBS Boston Chapter
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse

The Survey Group Seminar: Massachusetts Wage Laws - What is Really New?
Featuring Kathryn M. Murphy

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Council Meeting
Featuring Katherine A. Hesse

Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association (MMPA) Program Meeting
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse, Nan O'Neill,Thomas W. Colomb & Brian P. Fox

"Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Are You in Compliance"
Featuring:Katherine A.Hesse & Brian P. Fox
Massachusetts Council For Home Care Aide Services

IFEBP - Annual Employee Benefits Conference
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse

ISCEBS - Annual Employee Benefits Symposium
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Topic:U.S. Recent Legal Decisions in U.S. Employment Benefits Labor and Employment Law

Lorman - Employee Discharge and Documentation in Massachusetts
Featuring:Thomas W. Colomb

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St. Mary's Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester

On October 20, 2016, Attorney Katherine Hesse introduced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at the annual St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester event which was held at the Westin Copley Place.  Ms. Hesse currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children which focuses on offering innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty.  As Governor Baker noted, the St. Mary’s Center has been known for “healing” for well over 100 years.   According to Attorney Hesse, “of the many charities in which I have been involved over the last 40 years of my professional career, St. Mary’s is closest to my heart.”  Other highlights of the evening included Lorrie Higgins receiving the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence based upon her advocacy of and commitment in helping those most vulnerable in our community.  Over six hundred individuals attended the event, which raised approximately $500,000 for the women and children who rely upon the center.  

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Program On Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) Rescinded

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum announcing the rescission of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum entitled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children, which had established the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as “DACA.” This may have a significant impact on employers who rely on individuals in their workforce with lawful immigration status through DACA.

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