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Contract Manufacturing Agreements for Pharmaceuticals

Contract Manufacturing Agreements for Pharmaceuticals

February 2, 2016 at 1:41 PM - Life Sciences
Life sciences companies comprise a sizable component of our overall client portfolio, many of which are engaged in the business of discovering and developing drug products.  As anyone familiar with this industry knows, the road to regulatory approval and commercial entry is complex, lengthy and challenging.  One critical step during the later stages of development is to establish the manufacturing process for the drug candidate.
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Leverage the Benefits of On-Demand General Counsel for Your Business

Leverage the Benefits of On-Demand General Counsel for Your Business

December 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM - Legal Services,

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a changing of the guard in the legal services industry. As businesses of all sizes have grown more mindful of the bottom line, traditional legal models are revealing their limitations – both in terms of cost and efficiency – opening the door to innovative solutions designed to meet a growing need.

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Backstopping the CFO

Backstopping the CFO

November 27, 2015 at 8:38 AM - Legal Services,

Being the chief financial officer of a growth-stage company means having a hand in nearly every operational function. In addition to running the finance department, the CFO works with other members of the management team on virtually all of the company’s key activities and decisions. When the company does not have an in-house general counsel, the CFO is typically asked to manage the company’s legal affairs, too.

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Up Close: MA's new Earned Sick Time Law

Up Close: MA's new Earned Sick Time Law

August 17, 2015 at 7:09 AM - Employment Law

On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (“MESTL”) went into effect, requiring all private sector employers to provide all employees working primarily in Massachusetts with up to 40 hours of sick leave per benefit year. We strongly recommend that all employers with employees working in Massachusetts review their paid time off policies, as well as the handbooks and other documentation in which they reside, in order to ensure proper compliance.

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Best Practices for Board Meeting Preparation

Best Practices for Board Meeting Preparation

August 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM - Corporate Governance

Board and committee meeting preparation generally falls under the purview of a company’s corporate secretary, a role often assumed by either the general counsel or CFO (or members of their in-house staff).  As important as this task is to ensuring proper governance, it can also present administrative challenges and be surprisingly time consuming.

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Why Trademark Searches Matter

Why Trademark Searches Matter

July 30, 2015 at 8:06 AM - Intellectual Property,

Trademarks are the bread and butter of corporate IP assets.   They typically represent the largest percentage of a company’s IP portfolio simply because the registration process is relatively inexpensive. However, before you file a trademark application, and certainly well before you introduce your mark to the marketplace, the most important step you should take in preserving a trademark’s value is to conduct a proper trademark search.

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Time to Review Your Employee Handbook

Time to Review Your Employee Handbook

July 20, 2015 at 11:27 AM - Employment Law

A regular review of your employee handbook ensures that it continually reflects the way you do business, and more importantly, that your company is operating in full compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations. Below is a summary of recent legal changes impacting employment policies in Massachusetts.

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