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  • How to be an Advocate without being Arrogant

    The practice of law is often adversarial. But even when zealously representing one’s client, it’s important to act in a manner that is both civil and professional. Attorneys who effectively balance... MORE

  • 42nd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference: Gov't and the Bar Confront the Fissured Workplace

    The 42nd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference highlights a year of significant legal developments. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to network with colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders... MORE


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  • Blog # 2: “Patience is a virtue” Dear Jeni, One proverbial expression that people often quote is, “patience is a virtue.” This expression is sort of cliché, however, this expression truly became real for me when I became an attorney....

  • Blog # 1: “If I knew before the obstacles that I would have to endure in becoming an attorney I probably would…” Dear Jeni, You are probably wondering why I am addressing this blog to a person named Jeni, short for Jennifer. I’ll get...

  • originally posted on This week last July 2012, I had knots in my stomach and felt like I was going to be ill. It was bar exam week. The week that every law school student dreads from the moment they enter school as a 1L. ...

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  • Originally posted at . For a lot of small businesses and startups, there’s just not a lot of money to go around. So when that business is looking to make payroll, get a minimum viable product out the door, or just keep the lights...

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  • Originally posted at . In Part 1 of this two-part post I discussed what an 83(b) election is and walked through one particular situation in which someone should make that election (hint: if the company is currently valued at or close...

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Melissa Ann Conner (left), chair
Victoria  Santoro (right), chair-elect

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Tara E. Lynch is an associate at Hassett & Donnelly PC where her practice focuses on civil litigation, including the defense of construction and premise liability claims and claims brought against municipalities. Prior to joining Hassett & Donnelly, Lynch was an Appellate Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law (2009, magna cum laude) and Fairfield University (2006, magna cum laude). Lynch is admitted to practice in New York state courts and Massachusetts state and federal courts.


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