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Happy 4th of July!

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In a letter to Abigail Adams, written just after the Continental Congress had voted for independence (which it did on July 2nd), John Adams wrote:

“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

While it may be a little more difficult to do so this year during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we hope everyone takes some time to heed John Adams’s advice and celebrate responsibly with family and friends.

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Matt Presents at the MAAO Virtual Summer Conference

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On Thursday, June 25, 2020 Matt presented  an updated version of “The ABCs of TIFs, DIFs, TIEs & STAs” to the members of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers at the MAAO Virtual Summer Conference.  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 MAAO for joining the webinar. He would also like to thank the MAAO President, Christopher Wilcock, the MAAO Executive Board, MAAO Executive Director, Christine Purple, and the entire MAAO Staff, for presenting such a well run and informative weeklong virtual Summer Conference.

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

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Continued Remote Office Access

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Based on guidance provided by public health officials, our office continues to function under remote and will continue to do so until August 3, 2020. We have implemented this policy to protect the health and safety of our clients and our staff.

During this time, we will continue to strive to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients. Matt can be reached at mjt@mjthomaslaw.com and we have the ability to schedule meetings by secure video conferencing (through Zoom) or by teleconference. We will continue to provide Covid-19 related updates to our municipal and public sector clients by e-mail.

We encourage everyone to stay informed of public health and government advisories. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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COVID-19 Remote Office Access

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Based on guidance provided by public health officials, our office was functioning under remote access last week and will continue to do so until April 7, 2020. We have implemented this policy to protect the health and safety of our clients and our staff.

During this time, we will continue to strive to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients. Matt can be reached at mjt@mjthomaslaw.com and we have the ability to schedule meetings by secure video conferencing (through Zoom) or by teleconference. We will continue to provide Covid-19 related updates to our municipal and public sector clients by e-mail.

We encourage everyone to stay informed of public health and government advisories. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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Happy Holidays 2019!

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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 Monday, December 23, 2019 through Monday, January 6, 2020.

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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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