Cambridge, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Joshua D. Krell
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Marisa Schell Gregg
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Charles M. Campo Jr.
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I am a skilled and aggressive business law attorney. I have extensive experience and success litigating, negotiating and settling complex cases. Visit my website to see case results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts, New York and U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
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Stephen R. Delinsky
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Construction and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Marisa Schell Gregg
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Marisa Schell Gregg is a partner at Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry. Ms. Gregg practices in all aspects of Real Estate Law, including comprehensive representation and counsel to individual and institutional clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Gregg has significant experience in the review and negotiation of Purchase & Sale Agreements, residential and commercial mortgage loan closings, acquisition, transfer, leasing and development of residential and commercial properties, condominium conversions, title examinations and certifications, issuance of title insurance policies, resolutions of title and boundary disputes, zoning and licensing work. Ms. Gregg also handles a variety of small business...
David Gray Hanson
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
David Gray Hanson joined Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry in January of 1997, and is a Partner in the Real Estate Department. Prior to joining Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, Mr. Hanson was the managing partner of the Cambridge law firm of Hanson & Fatt Attorneys at Law. He graduated from the New England School of Law in 1985 and has a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Massachusetts, cum laude in Psychology.

Since 1987, Mr. Hanson has practiced law with a concentration in real estate conveyancing, condominium conversions, and disability law. He is a member of the Real...
Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Charles Campo is a recognized trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience litigating cases in both the federal and state courts.
Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The lawyers at the Cambridge law firm of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry offer high-quality legal representation, counsel and advocacy in a wide range of practice areas. Our guiding principle is our commitment to providing exceptional and cost-effective personal service. The firm serves individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, regulatory agencies and advocacy groups, representing their interests in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. We also appear for clients before a variety of governing boards, municipalities and licensing agencies, as well as arbitrations and mediations.

We also represent clients in a wide range of business and corporate law...
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
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
Jonathan Klein
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Henry W. Clark
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Education, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Henry W. Clark joined the law firm of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry in March of 1996. A partner in the firm, Mr. Clark focuses his practice on the representation of not-for-profit education and human service corporations and families of individuals with disabilities.

Mr. Clark handles matters such as discrimination and employment issues, rate setting appeals, institutional child abuse investigations, regulatory compliance hearings, and licensing and approval negotiations with state agencies. Mr. Clark also represents clients in matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, and at Probate hearings concerning individuals with disabilities and, for petitions to administer psychotropic medication.

In addition, Mr....
Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Jonathan A. Barnes
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I am a skilled and knowledgeable business law attorney. I am dedicated to exceptional counsel and legal representation for business matters! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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,...
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.
Jonathan A. Barnes
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
University of New Hampshire
Joshua D. Krell
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 27 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
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
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
Daniel C. Hill
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(617) 494-8300 43 Thorndike St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Business, Administrative, Environmental and Municipal
Northeastern University School of Law
Edward Robert Wiest
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(617) 547-6500 81 Dana Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Stockbroker Fraud
Harvard Law School
Edward R. Wiest is a Boston-based attorney with a client driven agenda, providing business litigation, dispute resolution and consulting services to organizations and individuals.
Scott D Kuhn
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 876-6780 149 Cambridge St. 1st Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
From Engineer to Business Manager to Entrepreneur to Technology Director and now Lawyer. Whatever your profession -- Whatever your situation -- I can understand and relate. Your first visit with me is free, so don't hesitate to call me to set up an appointment.
Greg Krikorian
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer
(978) 844-7401 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Suite 416
Cambridge, MA 02138
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Henry W. Clark
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Free Consultation! Determined & Dedicated Business Lawyer! Aggressive Advocacy!

I focus my practice on advocacy for non-profit education and human service corporations. I provide aggressive, skilled representation for business matters. Visit my website for results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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David Gray Hanson
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Knowledgeable Business Law Advocacy Since 1987!

I am an experienced and determined attorney with a concentration in business law. I will work tirelessly to meet your legal needs and goals! Visit my website to see case results and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Richard B Klibaner
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(617) 492-5085 52 Western Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals and Real Estate
Northeastern University School of Law
Peter J Pingitore
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 225-2400 47 Third Street
Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02141
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Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 20 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....
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...
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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J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Business, Consumer, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative and Employment
Boston College Law School
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
David W. White Jr.
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(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
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Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 35 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...
Bruce J. Embry
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For 30 years, I have advocated for business law clients with dedication and expertise. I work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcomes in business matters! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Samuel B. Goldberg
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney

Boston University School of LawMassachusetts and New York
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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...
Lisa G. Arrowood
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 37 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
Jed DeWick
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 849-6213 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Joseph A.  Swartz
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(800) 545-3732 10 Marshall St
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Suffolk University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law
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)...
Sean P. O'Connor
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 523-6666 200 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
Northeastern University School of Law
Sean is an attorney at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP where he represents employers in labor and employment matters. Sean represents both public and private sector clients in litigation before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout the country. Sean litigates and counsels clients on the full range of labor and employment matters. Some of the most common issues he handles concern: claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disability accommodation and leaves of absence matters; wage and hour disputes; non-competition and non-solicitation violations; trade secret misappropriation; claims of wrongful discharge; and unfair labor practice charges. In...
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
Zachary Alan Waksman
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Burlington, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 340-6623 67 South Bedford Street
Suite 400 West
Burlington, MA 01803
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...
Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 10 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...
Kevin Michael Plante
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 784-8306 General Counsel Law LLC
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02155
Business, Education and Employment
Syracuse University and Vermont Law School
Mr. Plante was most recently General Counsel at Perkins School for the Blind, where he handled all legal affairs of the organization. He performed legal work including contract, employment, regulatory, education and litigation. He drafted, reviewed and negotiated private and governmental agreements. Mr. Plante advised the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO, the CFO and Senior Management on legal and business issues. He served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Plante supervised and managed all outside counsel. He handled all disputes including litigation, administrative proceedings, settlements and internal investigations. He regularly advised on employment matters and handled...
David Katz
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John Espinosa
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Have you spent time searching online trying to understand how the law applies to your business specifically, but never really getting a solid answer? We help entrepreneurs do business right with high-quality, customized... Read More »
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