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Congratulations to Sam Thomas on publication of his Note in the latest issue of the Boston College Law Review

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We’d like to congratulate former intern Sam Thomas on the publication of his Note entitled “Collect Call for Clarification: How Carpenter Has (and Has Not) Changed Modern Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence” in the latest issue of the Boston College Law Review.

To learn more about how Sam argues that the implicit logic found in the history of the Fourth Amendment and its jurisprudence suggests that the Fourth Amendment will continue to protect pervasive means for exercising other rights secured in the Constitution, click here.

 

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Columbus Day 2019

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Our Office will be closed on October 14, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Matt Presents at Bristol County Assessors Breakfast Meeting

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On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Matt presented  “The ABCs of TIFs, DIFs, TIEs & STAs” to the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association at their Breakfast Meeting at the Rehoboth Town Offices.  During the presentation, Matt reviewed the basics of tax increment financing, district improvement financing, HDIP tax increment exemptions, and special tax assessments. Matt also discussed the impact of  substantial changes to tax increment financing law in Massachusetts which became effective on January 1, 2017.

Matt would like to thank the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association for their hospitality.

For a copy of “The ABCs of TIFs, DIFs, TIEs & STAs” please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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Labor Day 2019

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Monday, September 2, 2019 is the 125th Anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed until Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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Happy Independence Day!

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We’d like to wish everyone a grand and glorious 4th of July! Our office will be closed on the 4th of July.

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Memorial Day 2019

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Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Please take a moment this weekend to remember and honor the sacrifice of those who gave their life in defense of our country.

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Matt presents at BCAA Spring Meeting

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On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Matt presented “Assessing Condominiums: Present Interests, Uncommon Elements, and Common Sense” to the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association at their Spring Meeting at the Fall River Government Center. During the presentation, Matt reviewed the Appeals Court decision in R.I. Seekonk Holdings v. Board of Assessors of Seekonk. Matt also discussed various issues involved with assessing mixed use condominiums and commercial condominiums.

Matt would like to thank the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association for their hospitality.

For a copy of “Assessing Condominiums: Present Interests, Uncommon Elements, and Common Sense”, please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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Matt Presents at MAAO Winter/Spring Confrence

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On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Matt and Mattapoisett Principal Assessor Kathleen Costello presented “Solar, Solar, Solar – Just Give Me the Warm Power of the Sun” to members of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers at their Winter/Spring Conference at the Boxboro Regency. During the presentation, Matt & Kathy reviewed the progression of Massachusetts Solar Power Subsidy Programs, the various methods of valuation for the solar arrays and the property on which they are developed, the negotiation, execution and collection of Solar Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) Agreements, and portions of the Commonwealth’s new SMART Program.

Matt would like to thank Kathy Costello for her collaboration on the presentation, and the members of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers for their hospitality.

For a copy of the “Solar, Solar, Solar – Just Give Me the Warm Power of the Sun”, please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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Happy Holidays 2018!

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We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and hope you all have a Healthy & Prosperous New Year. We’d also like to thank all of our clients for giving us the opportunity to provide legal services during this past year. Our office will be closed from Friday, December 21, 2018 through Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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Matt Presents at Bristol County Assessor Association Annual Meeting

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On Friday, December 7, 2018, Matt presented “It’s a Holiday Grab Bag” to the members of the Bristol County Assessor Association at their Annual Meeting at the Fall River Country Club. During the presentation, Matt reviewed portions of the Commonwealth’s new SMART Program, developments in assessing Class 504 property, collection procedures associated with Clause 41A Real Estate Tax Deferrals, and the recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision in Rauseo v. Brown, 18-P-288.

Matt would like to thank the members of the Bristol County Assessor Association for their hospitality, and  congratulate the newly elected officers of the Association.

For a copy of the “it’s a Holiday Grab Bag”, please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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