MGL Chapter 93H Update

MGL Chapter 93H Update

When did you last review or update your organization’s WISP which governs the rules of handling “Personal Information” of Massachusetts residents that your organization collects directly or indirectly? General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 93H were updated in April with significant changes that include obligatory credit monitoring in some situations for persons whose PI is breached.  If you have any concerns, contact us for a courtesy call or meeting via email ( or phone (978-464-9003).

Welcome, Machiko!

We are happy to announce a new member to our team, Attorney Machiko Sano Hewitt . Machiko handles the formation of nonprofit entities and corporate governance matters including development of Bylaws, Conflict of Interest, Document Retention, Whistleblower and MA electronic data security, and WISP (written information security program) policies.

Prior to joining our firm, Machiko held the position of Nonprofit Assistance Director at Lawyers Clearinghouse in Boston for 15 years, managing a wide range of legal areas that affect Massachusetts nonprofit organizations. In addition to overseeing the Legal Referral Program (which connects nonprofit organizations unable to afford legal fees with pro bono lawyers and firms), she also designed and organized educational programs and clinics for nonprofit organizations, and trainings for pro bono attorneys.

 If you have any questions or concerns about your current policies including WISP, please contact Machiko for a courtesy call or meeting via email ( or phone (978-464-9003 ext.105).


Liz Reinhardt to Present Fundraising Workshop at MNN Annual Conference October 16th

Attorney Reinhardt and Chris Leigh-Manuell, Paralegal at Hurwit & Associates, will be presenting a workshop at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Annual Conference on October 16th at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. Selected from a highly competitive group of 150 proposals, the workshop “Raffles, Co-Ventures and Crowdfunding, Oh My!” will focus on the legal framework and ramifications of popular fundraising methods to help nonprofits make more informed decisions regarding their development strategy. Topics to be covered will include raffles, co-ventures with for-profit entities, and online fundraising including crowdfunding. Bring your questions to the program!

To take advantage of Early-Bird Rates, please register by August 30th.

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Update

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Update

CLIENT ALERT: Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Update


Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo issued a joint statement on the evening of June 11, 2019, agreeing to delay the start of the payroll tax to fund the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program from July 1, 2019, until October 1, 2019, …

Liz Reinhardt to Present at New England Society of Association Executives (NE/SAE)

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Liz Reinhardt will present “Getting it right: Hiring Basics Including Legal Dos and Dont’s When Hiring Your Work Force” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the New England Society of Association Executives (NE/SAE), together with Saleha Walsh, Vice President, Insource Services, Inc. In their session, Liz and Saleha will review hiring tips and pitfalls with an emphasis on compliance, particularly with regard to recent changes in the Massachusetts Pay Equity Act. Also covered in the session will be the new Massachusetts law regarding non-competition agreements, which became effective October 1st of 2018.  

Elizabeth Reinhardt elected to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Board of Directors

Elizabeth Reinhardt elected to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Board of Directors

BOSTON (June 18, 2018)- The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) is pleased to announce that six individuals have been elected by its nonprofit membership to the MNN Board of Directors. There are five new board members:

  • Anna Cross, Executive Director, MetroWest Nonprofit Network, Metrowest Regional Seat

  • Yi-Chin Chen, Executive Director, Friends of the Children-Boston, Youth & Education Subsector Seat

  • Stephanie Guidry, Program Officer, The Boston Foundation, At-Large Seat

  • Alex McCray, Senior Director of Programs, Associated Grant Makers, Philanthropy Subsector Seat

  • Elizabeth S. Reinhardt, Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Reinhardt, At-Large Seat