How to Actually Follow-Up With Networking Contacts

In this week’s edition of Things I Wish I Knew, New York lawyer Joleena Louis gives insight into her follow-up strategy that has dramatically improved her networking ROI. I often preach about networking being the key to growing your law practice. But once you go to a networking event and come home with a hand […]

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Doing business with the government from Mass.Gov

Whether you need training, counseling, or just general information related to doing business with the government, you’re in the right place. Join Your Company to the COMMBUYS Market Center Free access to an online market center that helps to connect companies with the branches of government looking to purchase their goods or services. Businesses Registered […]

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Choose a Tax Preparer Wisely

Protect yourself by choosing a paid tax preparer who meets IRS requirements. For more information, go to www.irs.gov/chooseataxpro. With the right help, you are more likely to succeed. The attorneys at Shoffner & Associates will be happy to help you. Give us a call at (617) 369-0111 or email law@shoffnerassociates.com

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Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

You’ve probably thought about what will happen to your finances, your possessions and maybe even your real estate when you die. But what about your Facebook account? Or your hard-drive backups? For the past two decades, most of us in the modern world have gradually shifted our central living space online. That’s 20-ish years of […]

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2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced

IR-2016-169, Dec.13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) […]

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Why I became a 10-foot-tall cross-dressing ‘dancer’

Who would have thought that one of the many surprising experiences I would have as the father of two daughters would be a career as a giant cross-dressing ballet “dancer”? For the last 20 years I have played Mother Ginger, a 10-foot-tall woman with a dress the size of a small car in Jose Mateo […]

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Here’s what you can — and cannot — do when pot becomes legal Thursday

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule. Despite earlier fears of a delay, marijuana will be legalized in Massachusetts on Thursday, Dec. 15. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to stroll into a store and purchase […]

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When Parents Divorce

“Mommy and daddy are getting a divorce.” To children, those fateful words can mean a range of things, depending on their age. A baby or toddler won’t understand them at all but may pick up on your somber tone and be confused or frightened by it; an older child may worry that she’ll wind up […]

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Texas judge issues injunction, blocking overtime pay law

ALISON STEWART, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: This week, a new nationwide rule on overtime pay was supposed to take effect. But last week, in response to a legal challenge, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the change. The Obama administration sought to raise the salary cap for workers eligible for overtime […]

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WHAT ON EARTH IS A “B” CORPORATION?

Massachusetts Benefit corporations are for-profit corporations with one important difference. While the officers and directors of a traditional corporation have a primary goal of making money for their shareholders, the officers and directors of a benefit corporation are required to consider environmental and social factors, as well as the financial interests of shareholders. The directors […]

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