Abington, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Timothy Wilton
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Harvard Law School and Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts and U.S. Supreme Court
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David Katz
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We protect your brand and legal interests with aggressive representation.

Decades of legal experience and 75 AVVO peer & client reviews. Innovative & creative on behalf of our clients, we use every strategy necessary & technological tool available to secure your best possible outcome.
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Eliot Brais
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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Andrew Fischer
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Michael Thomas Baker Esquire
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Hingham, MA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 996-5656 101 Derby Street, Suite 203
Hingham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Baker Law Group, PC with offices in MetroWest Boston, Hingham and Plymouth specializes in estate planning, elder law, asset protection and business law services, tailor-made to a client's particular needs and wishes. Our legal counsel is essential - whether you have a growing family, are planning to retire, are investing in property, or are starting or exiting a business - to protect your assets today and efficiently transfer your wealth tomorrow.
(800) 701-0352 841 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(800) 701-0352 36 Cordage Park Circle
Suite 222
Plymouth, MA 02360
Danielle G. Van Ess
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Hingham, MA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 740-0848 61 South Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Danielle founded DGVE law, LLC in September of 2008 with a vision for a new kind of law firm based on a philosophy of compassionately providing high quality, holistic legal services in a friendly and relaxed manner, in a comfortable setting and in an environmentally conscientious way. Danielle enjoys the privilege of working with people of all ages, in all stages of life, from all types of families, through enthusiastic referrals from clients to their friends and family members. As a mother of 4 young daughters (currently spanning a range from preschool to pre-teen), Danielle is deeply empathetic...
Kerri M. Morey
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Quincy , MA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(617) 999-4411 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy , MA 02169
Free ConsultationBusiness, Health Care, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
I have over 16 years of experience as a trial attorney, and have successfully represented clients before trial and appellate courts throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I am a dedicated attorney who prides myself on being dependable and trustworthy. Before I established Morey Law Group in 2014, I was a partner at a Boston law firm where I focused primarily in insurance defense litigation and health care law. I formed Morey Law, a boutique law firm, with a focus on and commitment to providing quality and personalized legal representation, obtaining outstanding results, and maintaining long...
Marc Roberts
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Stoughton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 672-2322 6 Cabot Place
Suite 5
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University School of Law
My name is Attorney Marc Roberts and I want to let you know a little about me and what I believe about the law. I am a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Bachelorâs of the Arts Degree obtained from majoring in Psychology. I obtained my law degree at Roger Williams University School of Law in 2004. I passed the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Examinations in 2004 and have been a practicing attorney ever since. My career started off as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bristol County District Attorneyâs Office where I was stationed primarily in the...
(508) 672-2322 56 N Main St
Suite 323
Fall River, MA 02720
Kevin William Gaughen
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East Weymouth, MA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Paul Epstein
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Hanover, MA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(781) 829-0700 1165 Washington Street
Suite 2
Hanover, MA 02339
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and DUI
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Paul Epstein, a native of Hull, graduated Hull High School in 1971. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a B.S. in Criminology. Mr. Epstein also has an M.S. in Criminal Justice from American International College, and a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Before starting law school, he worked as a police officer and an investigator for the public defender's office. Upon graduation from law school, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, where he became the supervising ADA for the Lawrence area. As recognition of his extensive trial experience, Mr. Epstein...
Julio R Hernando
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Weymouth, MA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Julio R. Hernando joined the firm in 1997 from the Norfolk County District Attorney's office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Quincy District Court and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Stoughton District Court. Mr. Hernando is a graduate of Saint Anselm College where he was awarded his B.A. and of Suffolk University Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for Massachusetts and all Massachusetts Courts. Mr. Hernando concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Planning...
Terrence T. Sweeney
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Brockton, MA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(617) 481-6187 831 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Personal Injury
Suffolk University
Boston College and Suffolk University Law School has been followed by more than forty years in the active practice of law focusing on consumer issues: I am a debt relief agent helping people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. I prepare wills, trusts, and help people get divorces, buy or sell their homes, or set up small businesses.

Over the years I have taught law courses as an adjunct instructor at several schools and colleges.
I offer an initial, free consultation so that you can judge whether I am a good fit as your attorney. That initial consultation will involve a...
Mai L. Huynh
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Quincy, MA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 288-9400 760 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Business, Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Samuel W. Fern
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Canton, MA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 525-6386 793 Washington St
Canton, MA 02021
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Michael S. Mehrmann
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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John Espinosa
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

I help entrepreneurs do business right. With over 15 years experience in the legal field from multiple perspectives, I serve entreprenurs with convenient access to quality legal advice and services without... Read More »
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Patrick M Culhane
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Braintree, MA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(781) 843-3585 100 Grandview Place
Suite 304
Braintree, MA 02343
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Scott R. Stevenson Esq.
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Hingham, MA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(781) 741-5000 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
Hingham, MA 02043-3785
Free ConsultationBusiness
Christopher J. Fein
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Braintree, MA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
50 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 302
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Legal Malpractice
Scott Fishman
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Weymouth, MA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(781) 337-4221 775 Pleasant St
Weymouth, MA 02189
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
I'm a no nonsense attorney that stays in close contact with clients. My representation is practical and efficient and my client's interests always come first.
Daniel S. Rosemark
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Quincy, MA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(203) 297-8574 1073 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Business, Communications, Energy and Municipal
Kevin P. Whitaker
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Weymouth, MA Business Law Attorney
(781) 335-0224 53 Winter Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Southern New England School of Law
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 353-3310 75 Arlington Street, Ste. 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law and Harvard Law School
Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international transactions, business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is a co-founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.Mr....
(866) 353-3310 1301 Atwood Avenue, Ste. 215 N
Johnston, RI 02919
(866) 353-5020 925 South Federal Highway, Ste. 715
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Consumer and Legal Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
David W. White Jr.
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
#530
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Northeastern University School of Law
I have been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1984, and have devoted my career to helping people who have been injured as a result of negligence. My practice includes all types of personal injury matters. I also handle cases against insurance companies for bad faith and unfair claims practices; I represent lawyers in disputes with their firms; and I handle business litigation, including claims by businesses against insurance brokers. It is my goal to serve the needs of my clients, and to solve their problems as best I can. I have successfully handled personal injury cases of all types, including...
Bradley L. Henry
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Boston , MA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
90 Canal Street
4th Floor
Boston , MA 02114
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with...
(212) 813-2292 American Express Tower, 200 Vesey Street
24th Floor
New York, NY 10281
(865) 670-8535 900 S. Gay Street
Ste 1950
KNOXVILLE, TN 37902
Samuel W. Fern
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Stephanie Greene
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Robert Masud
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(617) 742-3700 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBusiness and International
Boston University School of Law
Robert is the founder of Masud & Co., P.C. an international business law firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He practices principally in the area of International Business Law, with emphasis on assisting U.S. and foreign companies with cross-border financial transactions. His experience covers all aspects of complex cross-border financial transactions, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, international banking and finance, and strategic business, finance, and transactional planning for U.S. and foreign clients. His clients include a foreign government, multinationals, investment banks, merchant banks, investment fund companies, financial services providers, investment syndicates and individuals of significant wealth.

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Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 830-1795 225 Franklin St., 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Employment and Foreclosure Defense
Josef Culik is the President and Principal Attorney at Culik Law. Joe has built his reputation on helping people and has dedicated his practice in Boston, Massachusetts to consumer protection, employee rights, and individual personal injury. He has advocated for individuals against some of the largest companies in America and has a passion for helping people uphold their rights against impossible odds. He has filed both individual and class-action lawsuits against most of the major banks, against some of the biggest debt collectors and credit reporting agencies, as well as insurance companies and corporate employers. Joe...
Zachary Alan Waksman
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Consumer and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
Zachary Waksman focuses his practice on litigation matters in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, representing clients involved in a wide range of real estate, construction, and business disputes. Mr. Waksman is a detail-orientated attorney who possesses an ability to process and analyze large complex litigation files to find the facts and the legal basis necessary for the firm’s litigation clients to succeed. His brilliant legal research and writing skills also provide litigation clients with an unquestionable advantage, especially when the clients’ case depends on formulating a persuasive nuanced legal argument. Mr. Waksman started his legal career at a New York...
(617) 340-6623 67 South Bedford Street
Suite 400 West
Burlington, MA 01803
David Valente
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 218-2000 101 Huntington Avenue
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02199
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
David provides comprehensive advice to individuals, families and small businesses.
David concentrates in tax and estate planning, gift and estate tax return preparation, probate matters,
asset protection, business administration and succession, estate and trust administration, special
needs planning, and charitable planning. David advised families for over eight years at a downtown
wealth management firm on stock option planning, retirement planning, investment portfolio
management, insurance analysis, charitable bequests and income tax reduction strategies, prior to
becoming an attorney.

• Draft simple and pourover wills, revocable estate planning trusts, health care proxies and durable powers of attorney
• Draft asset protection trusts
• Draft self-settled and third party special needs trusts...
Peter G. Calabrese
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Peter Calabrese is the firm's founding member and chair of the Construction, Litigation and Real Estate practices; he also handles Appellate Litigation cases. Mr. Calabrese's practice covers a broad spectrum of litigation matters related to commercial and residential real estate, condominium association and construction disputes, and he maintains a niche practice that focuses on high stakes appellate litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Calabrese began his legal career at one of Boston's largest law firms where he represented international investment banks involved in complex securities fraud/contract litigation. While in law school, Mr. Calabrese...
Andrew Fischer
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(888) 367-2900 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative and Employment
Boston College Law School
Raymond P. Ausrotas
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(617) 849-6212 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Business, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
The George Washington University Law School
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(781) 784-2322 46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Boston College
I have over twenty years experience in civil litigation, including business, employment and consumer disputes. I was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where I handled business litigation, product liability and tort defense, contract and trade secret and non compete claims. In 2009, I started my own law firm, which became slnlaw LLC in 2016. Since starting my own business, I have represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and most aspects of labor and employment law. I have helped employees invalidate or...
John Cavanaugh
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Wellesley, MA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 431-2525 20 William Street
Suite G-75
Wellesley, MA 02481
Free ConsultationBusiness
Boston University School of Law
Attorney John Cavanaugh is an experienced Massachusetts attorney practicing primarily in the areas of business law, business litigation, general civil litigation, and other related legal matters.
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolSupreme Judical Court, Massachusetts, 1st Circuit and United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
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Jed DeWick
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 849-6213 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Peter Edward Ball
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Business, Antitrust, Appeals and White Collar Crime
Columbia U School Of Law
Peter E. Ball is an attorney at the Boston law firm of Sally & Fitch, LLP. He specializes in white collar crime defense, government investigations and complex civil litigation.
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine St
Providence, RI 02903
(617) 542-5542 10 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
William T. Harrington
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(617) 426-7400 171 Milk Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Business and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
I represent small to midsized businesses in a variety of employment and business disputes in federal and Massachusetts courts and before government agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. I am co-author of the Massachsutts Practice Series volume on civil practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts that is published by Thomson-West, the largest legal publisher. Following law school, I clerked for a justice of the Supreme Judical Court of Massachusetts. I was an Assistant District Attorney for several years. I have conducted numerous jury trials and bench trials and have argued approximately 40...
Lisa G. Arrowood
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(617) 849-6210 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Business, Employment, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Harvard Law School
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Michael J Bace
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(508) 922-8328 7 Liberty Square
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Business, Collections and Employment
New England Law | Boston
We are litigators. We are attorneys who help Massachusetts employees that are owed overtime, unpaid wages, or have other issues at work. We help people misclassified as "independent contractors" recoup the benefits of employment - as well as pursuing general civil litigation across a wide array of topics.
(508) 922-8328 81 Prospect Street
Gloucester , MA 01930
Christopher Strang
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(857) 233-5534 6 Beacon Street, Suite 305
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness and Construction
Boston University School of Law
Mr. Strang has represented parties at all tiers of the construction industry, including material suppliers, equipment lessors, subcontractors, general contractors, developers, owners and home improvement contractors. Outside of the construction field he has represented manufacturers, distributors, restaurant owners, condominium associations, financial services providers, commercial landlords and tenants, wedding vendors and venues, software developers, and a variety of small business owners.

Mr. Strang practices in courts across the Commonwealth, including state District and Superior Courts, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals, Federal District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has successfully argued voluminous motions, including motions to dismiss and for...
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 871-9662 75 Arlington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roderick S. Oreste is the principal attorney of Oreste Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before founding his law firm, Rod spent over 12 years working for New England's beloved baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure there, he held several management positions in the Public Affairs department and acted as the Red Sox alumni liaison. He dealt with all issues concerning former Red Sox players and coaches...
Timothy Wilton
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Consumer and Legal Malpractice
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 490-8500 Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I represent businesses throughout New England in matters related to business litigation, construction disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, insurance related disputes, E&O claims, contract drafting and negotiation, and a wide range of general litigation, employment, and personal injury cases.

I have extensive trial experience representing construction companies, homeowners, insurance agents, small business owners, and individuals. I bring a particular strategic insight to construction disputes, construction contract reviews, employment disputes, professional liability claims, coverage remedies and all claims brought by and against general contractors, subcontractors, building owners, property managers, and individuals.

I enjoy working with clients in all aspects of risk...
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