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SFI Legal Opinions under G.L. c. 268B, section 5

Legal opinions relating to the filing of SFIs pursuant to G.L. c. 268B, the financial disclosure law.
  • EC-FD-11-2

    A public official required to file a Statement of Financial Interests is required to report his position as co-counsel to a County Regional Retirement Board in response to Question 4 on the SFI form

  • EC-FD-97-1

    An individual required to file an SFI who practices law privately is not required to disclose two loans from an institutional lender on his SFI.

  • EC-FD-95-1  

    An appointed state employee who is required to file an SFI is advised on the requirements to report assets held in trusts if he is an income beneficiary but does not otherwise have control of the trusts.  

  • EC-FD-92-2  

    A member of a county charter commission who is appointed by the elected members to fill a vacancy on the commission is required to file an SFI pursuant to G.L. c. 268B, section 5.

  • EC-FD-92-1 

    A candidate for public office who is required to file an SFI is advised on the requirements to report real estate holdings subject to bankruptcy liquidation.

  • EC-COI-89-21

    Tax shelters are reportable on Statements of Financial interest, pursuant to G.L.c. 268B, section 5, as either "investments" or "business" if the fair market value of the shelter is greater than $1,000, regardless of whether the shelter produces tax losses or income.

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