Kenneth R. Charette

Kenneth R. Charette


Mergers & Acquisitions • Corporate, Business & Banking • Food & Beverage • Healthcare

Kenneth Charette
Mar. 10, 2023

Food and Beverage Industry Contracts: Considerations to Protect Your Business

Today’s food and beverage companies, from brands to manufacturers to distributors, are operating in complex environments. Beyond the supply chain issues, labor shortages, frivolous lawsuits, and compliance requirements, companies are managing contractual relationships with several players on whom their success lies. Whether you’re a startup or a well-established brand, this post discusses some important considerations […]

Kenneth Charette
Apr. 23, 2021

Influencing Success: Keys To Negotiating A Successful Social Media Influencer Endorsement Agreement

Social media is becoming more and more entrenched in our daily lives. Recent studies show that well over 70% of Americans have an account on at least one social media platform. While the use of social media continues to grow, the application of these platforms goes beyond communication uses. It delves into areas such as […]

Kenneth Charette
Nov. 23, 2020

Starting a Business? Avoid these Five Common Legal Mistakes

Starting a new business can be both exciting and daunting. Here are five common legal pitfalls that all start-ups should seek to avoid.

Kenneth Charette
Jun. 28, 2017

United States-Cuba Policy Moves Away from Relaxed Trade and Travel Policies

by Kenneth R. Charette and Theresa M. DeAngelis, Summer Associate President Trump recently unveiled a new United States-Cuba policy that moves away from the more relaxed trade and travel policies introduced under the Obama Administration. Speaking in Miami’s Little Havana district, President Trump condemned the human rights violations of the Castro regime and later signed a six-page […]

Kenneth Charette
Jun. 20, 2017

The Use of De-Identified Patient Information: Understanding the Scope of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

by Kenneth R. Charette and Theresa M. DeAngelis, Summer Associate Many of our healthcare clients often inquire as to whether the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) permits the transfer or use of “de-identified” patient data. Such information has a variety of practical applications, including genetic research, comparative effectiveness studies, policy assessments, and […]

Kenneth Charette
Dec. 2, 2016

Does Your Company Need to Comply with Securities Laws?

Is your company in the process of raising capital?  Do you have someone who wants to invest in your business?  Are considering selling stocks or issuing debt instruments? One of the things that entrepreneurs often find surprising is the restrictions that both the federal and state governments impose on their ability to raise capital. However, […]

Kenneth Charette
Nov. 2, 2016

Updates to the Cuban Embargo

As a result of recent changes, there may be more opportunities for US citizens to do business in Cuba (or with Cuban businesses).

Kenneth Charette
Oct. 27, 2016

New Federal Law Gives Nursing Home Patients the Right to Sue

Nursing homes should consider reviewing their patient care agreements in order to ensure that they comply with a new federal law.

Kenneth Charette
Oct. 23, 2016

EpiPen Maker Agrees to Settle False Claim Act Case for $465 Million

Using the EpiPen case as an example, healthcare providers must carefully structure operations to ensure compliance with various fraud and abuse laws.

Kenneth Charette
Mar. 2, 2016

Recent Changes to the Stark Law

CMS recently issued final rules that involve several changes and/or clarifications relating to the Stark Law.