Brookline Village, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Timothy Wilton
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Michael S. Mehrmann
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Samuel W. Fern
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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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David W. White Jr.
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(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
#530
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Business, 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...
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....
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...
Bradley L. Henry
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Boston , MA Business Law Attorney with 12 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...
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...
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
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
Samuel B. Goldberg
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
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
Travis J. Jacobs
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 652-4783 36 Bromfield Street
Suite 502
Boston, MA 02108
Business, IP, Stockbroker Fraud and Trademarks
Suffolk University Law School and London School of Economics
Travis Jacobs is a Business Lawyer at The Jacobs Law, LLC, a Boston-based business and business litigation law firm that provides high-quality legal services and litigation representation to businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals. The Business Lawyers at The Jacobs Law handle business-related legal matters including entity formation and registration, financing, contract drafting and review, intellectual property rights, technology transfer, and commercialization. The Jacobs Law LLC's clients include a wide-range of businesses and entrepreneurs (a) starting a new business, (b) securing, monitoring and enforcing intellectual property rights related to patents, trademarks and copyrights, (c) expanding into new markets, and (d)...
David Katz
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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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John Espinosa
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

John Espinosa is passionate about helping entrepreneurs do business right. As an entrepreneur who grew up working in small businesses, John understands the needs of entrepreneurs and knows that it is not an... Read More »
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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 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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Eliot Brais
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I am a business law attorney with extensive experience and success. I will aggressively and skillfully fight for your rights and interests! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements. Call for a free consultation.
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Andrew Fischer
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Free Consultation! Extensive Experience & Success in Business Law Advocacy!

I am an aggressive business law attorney. I am a passionate proponent of the rights and interests of those with business law needs! Visit my website for client reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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William J. Hunt
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
William J. Hunt, Chairman of the Litigation Department of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, has been a civil trial lawyer for all of his professional life
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...
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Eric MacLeish
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business
Boston University School of Law
Eric MacLeish is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School. He clerked for the U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro following graduation
Bruce J. Embry
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Bruce J. Embry is a founder and current managing partner of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and heads the firm's real estate department.
Stephen R. Delinsky
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Construction and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School
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...
Garrett James Bradley
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(888) 491-9726 100 Summer St. 30th fl.
Boston, MA 02110
Business, Asbestos and Insurance Claims
Boston College Law School
Garrett J. Bradley is the managing partner of Thornton Law Firm, LLP. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. Prior to joining Thornton Law Firm, Mr. Bradley worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Third Plymouth District, for 16 years. Mr. Bradley is a member of the Massachusetts and the New York Bars.
Eliot Brais
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 499-0551 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
New England Law | Boston
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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I am dedicated to pursuing justice for my business clients. I am committed to resolving business law issues and disputes! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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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.
Graeme S.R. Brown
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Belmont, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 489-0817 464 Common St
#354
Belmont, MA 02478
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Health Care
New England Law | Boston
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
Kurt Kusiak
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Business and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Kurt Kusiak is a graduate of Trinity College (B.A. Honors thesis in economics, 1984) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991) where he was a member of the Law Review, a Liacos Distinguished Scholar, and winner of the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in trial advocacy. Following law school, Kurt was a law clerk for the Hon. A David Mazzone, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Kurt then worked as a trial lawyer for Ropes & Gray and Todd & Weld. Each year since 2004, Law & Politics has recognized Kurt as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer...
Timothy F Robertson
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Charlestown, MA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(617) 702-2449 529 Main Street
Suite 200
Charlestown, MA 02129
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Timothy F. Robertson is the Principal and Managing attorney of T FRANK LAW, PLLC, an estate planning and probate law office located in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Tim is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association's Solo & Small Firm Steering Committee, in addition to the probate, business, and taxation law sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Tim has served as an ombudsman for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and also served on the City of Somerville's Human Rights Commission. He is...
Alicia Downey
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 444-9811 155 Federal St
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02110
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
Boston College Law School
Here is what I do: Antitrust and distribution counseling: Advising on proposed resale pricing strategies, sales and marketing programs, merger review and relationships with competitors (e.g., HSR, premerger negotiations, due diligence, and integration planning), exclusive dealing, price discrimination, reseller agreements, and franchise relationships. Commercial litigation, arbitration, appeals: Defending and bringing claims for breach of contract, antitrust violations, and business torts, responding to third-party subpoenas, representing third-party witnesses at deposition, drafting and responding to demand letters, advising on litigation and appellate strategy in Massachusetts courts, drafting of amicus curiae briefs for industry groups. Antitrust compliance policies and training: Drafting...
Joshua D. Krell
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Insurance Defense
University of Maine School of Law
Joshua D. Krell is a partner with Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, a preeminent general practice firm in Cambridge
Janine Brown-Smith
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Janine Brown-Smith graduated from New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude), where she was a Case and Note Editor of the Law Review and published an article concerning employment discrimination.
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
Mr. Jonas Jacobson
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 230-2779 872 Massachusetts Ave.
Unit 1-6
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
Suffolk University Law School
Consumers, and business owners, will appreciate the litigation experience I bring to managing their issues. I handle all types of civil litigation related to money owed, and money owing. That includes bankruptcy. If you are in debt, or if someone owes you money, you call me for help. Likewise, if you are facing foreclosure, and want to pursue the bank - I am your man. I try to avoid litigation, where possible, especially if the client has an on-going relationship with the potential plaintiff or defendant. However, I am more than happy to to take a matter to a jury,...
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