Norfolk County, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

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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Eliot Brais
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Free Consultation! Unmatched Business Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

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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Timothy Wilton
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I represent business law clients with experience and expertise. I will work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes for your business law needs! Visit my website for reviews and results. Call for a free consultation.
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Stephanie Greene
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience

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Emily E Smith-Lee
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Jeffrey Fink
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(781) 237-0338 462 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
Free ConsultationBusiness and Arbitration & Mediation
Columbia Law School
I am a lawyer in Wellesley, Massachusetts who strives to provide local, national and international clients with large firm quality and responsiveness in a small firm setting. I work in three main areas: business and commercial law, alternative dispute resolution for business and family law ADR.
Julio R Hernando
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 23 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...
Peter Edward Ball
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(617) 542-5542 10 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
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.
Kerri M. Morey
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Norfolk County, 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...
John Cavanaugh
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Norfolk County, 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.
William J. Mostyn IV
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
P.O. Box 278
Quincy, MA 02171
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Northeastern University School of Law
William J. Mostyn is a Registered Patent Attorney with over 13 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to founding Mostyn IP, he was an Associate at Cesari and McKenna LLP, a Boston-based intellectual property law firm. Mr. Mostyn has successfully prosecuted patents for individuals and large international corporations. His broad technological experience includes chemical, electrical and mechanical technologies, such as medical and dental devices, spectroscopy, small molecules, ion selective electrodes and wastewater treatment. He has also successfully represented clients in federal district, state district and state appellate courts. Prior to practicing...
Jeremy Y. Weltman
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 997-1600 60 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Business, Civil Rights, Construction and Employment
Northeastern University
Jeremy Y. Weltman is a partner in the Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein litigation practice group where he brings an assertive and practical, results-oriented approach to help resolve clients’ personal and professional legal issues. Jeremy’s concentration is civil and commercial litigation, encompassing KCL’s varied general litigation practice with substantive experience handling complex commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, real estate disputes, construction, class-action, civil rights, ADA accessibility litigation, multi-party product liability, consumer protection, insurance coverage, municipal disputes, appellate advocacy and other tort based litigation matters. Jeremy has adeptly litigated and negotiated disputes for a wide range of clients including Fortune...
Jonathan Fitch
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Business, Consumer, IP and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Jonathan Fitch, managing partner of Sally & Fitch in Boston, has been practicing complex business litigation for over 30 years.
Mai L. Huynh
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 11 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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Free Consultation! Knowledgeable & Determined Business Law Representation!

I am dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights and interests of those with business law issues or disputes! Visit my website to see client testimonials, case verdicts and settlements. Call for a free consultation.
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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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Marc Roberts
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Samuel W. Fern
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Norfolk County, 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
Kevin William Gaughen
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Glenn James Murphy
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 533-7157 77 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Alan Segal
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(781) 444-9676 175 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
The Needham, Massachusetts Law Office of Attorney Alan H. Segal has been providing legal services to the Greater Boston Massachusetts community for over 30 years. Alan and his associates through the years have provided legal consultation in the areas of Massachusetts real estate law, business law, and estate planning with a sincere, personal touch to their clients. Alan has appeared on local television, cable and the radio offering his insights on current legal issues. He and his staff understand that finding your way through the legal system can be a complex and overwhelming task. They take pride in being available when...
Stephen Clark Reilly
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Business and Maritime
Harvard Law School
Steve Reilly joined Sally & Fitch LLP in 1995. Steve's practice is primarily focused on general commercial litigation. He has defended banks and electric utilities companies, as well as handled real estate litigation cases. Steve is also a member of Sally & Fitch LLP's admiralty and maritime practice group. Steve has near native fluency in French.
F. Henry Ellis III
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(781) 329-1157 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(781) 237-7766 8 Grove St
Suite 205
Wellesley, MA 02482
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
My practice focuses on assisting small businesses in their contractual, employment, and intellectual property legal needs, guiding couples and individuals through the estate planning process, helping fiduciaries and beneficiaries through the necessary tasks required to wrap up the affairs of a decedent, including preparation of estate tax returns, and assisting buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the purchase or sale of homes and houses.
David Hunt Nickerson
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
177 Worcester St., Suite 305
Wellesley, MA 02481
Business, Probate and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
David H. Nickerson has been practicing in Massachusetts since 1986.After working for a Boston firm after graduation, Attorney Nickerson then opened his own practice focusing on: residential and commercial real estate sales and purchases; the formal and informal probate of estates; preparation of commercial leases ;setting up corporations and LLCs and establishing nominee trusts; preparation of wills. The office is focused on meeting client goals in an effective and cost efficient manner. I have acted as a Superior Court appointed receiver in the past and have taught Landlord-Tenant law.
James Re
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Business, Employment, Maritime and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Jim Re has been with Sally & Fitch LLP since 1986. Mr. Re's has extensive trial and appellate experience including the representation of ship owners, contract, collision, personal injury and cargo damage cases.
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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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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Howard Goldman
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney
(781) 292-1080 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02492
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
HOWARD S. GOLDMAN concentrates his practice in business law for closely held companies, real estate, litigation, conveyancing, condominium law, civil litigation, and financing. He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Managers, and is the editor-in-chief of The Community Association Institute and The Professional Planner. Mr. Goldman has been admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is an active member of the Boston, Norfolk, and Massachusetts Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Real Estate Bar Association, and the Attorneys Committee of the Community Association Institute. He is also...
John Brooks Harkavy
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(617) 510-2121 89 Woodside Avenue
Wellesley, MA 02482
Business, Animal, Appeals and Employment
Heather Virginia Baer
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Business, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Heather Baer has over 20 years of legal experience with an extensive courtroom background. Heather has tried over 50 jury trials and approximately 100 bench trials. Heather regularly handles business law, employment law and criminal defense cases.
Scott Fishman
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Norfolk County, 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.
Edward Cannon Jr
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Framingham, MA 02038
Business and Real Estate
A 1986 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a 1992 graduate of New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, Edward V. Cannon, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of representing corporations and individuals in business and real estate matters. His business practice includes assisting clients with issues surrounding the creation, operation, merger and dissolution of business entities, as well as providing advisory services for various human resource and risk management problems. He also represents developers (corporate and individual) with all phases of acquiring, operating, leasing and selling commercial and residential developments. Such developments generally range from...
Joseph David Kropp
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(508) 520-2200 1000 Franklin Village Dr
Franklin, MA 02038
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Joe Kropp is a Massachusetts probate litigation attorney who concentrates his practice in probate litigation and civil litigation. Joesph focuses his practice on probate litigation and includes will contests, trust and estates disputes, contested guardianship and conservatorships, representing trustees and other fiduciaries, beneficiaries and heirs. He also has extensive experience advising and representing individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil cases, including business, contract, employment, partnership and real estate. Joe has successfully tried numerous cases in the Probate and Superior Courts of Massachusetts. He has won appeals in both the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme...
Cameron Pease
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer
(781) 292-1080 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02492
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Needham, MA lawyers: CAMERON C. PEASE concentrates his practice in civil litigation, commercial and business law, commercial and residential landlord tenant matters, and employment law. Mr. Pease has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1992 and has tried cases before the Superior Court, District Court, Probate and Family Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and Housing Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Pease has also successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous matters. He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is a frequent contributor to The Professional Planner. He...
Mr. Martin Murphy
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 285-8989 30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Martin Murphy was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1993. He currently serves on the MWI Boston Municipal & District Court Mediation Panel. He is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee and Mediation Committee. Marty brings his widespread experience in family business to his work with clients. He has an extensive background in business operations, management and ownership structures. He was a second-generation executive in his own family’s business and has held key positions in other closely held and family owned businesses. For more than 15 years he has provided...
Randi Levine
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
20 Walnut Street, Suite 201
Wellesly, MA 02481
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections and Landlord Tenant
Practice focusing on Enforcement of Judgments (MA, sister-state and international), commercial collections and business litigation. Professional Fee Disputes. Contract Disputes and Negotiations. Defense of Claims including credit card debts and other debt related claims. Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices. Special counsel in complex collection matters. With over 25 years experience, I seek to achieve my client's aims as efficiently and effectively as possible. I litigate in the Massachusetts State Courts and in Federal Court. At the outset, I assess the collectibilty of all claims and proceed accordingly. In the proper case, i...
Michael Doherty
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Attorney Michael P. Doherty concentrates his practice in the area of representing businesses and individuals in business and litigation matters. He has represented clients in the negotiation, formation and dissolution of various types of business and employment relationships. Mr. Doherty’s experience encompasses litigation in the Appeals Court, Superior Court, Land Court and Probate and Family Court concerning construction, business, land, employment, family, will and trust disputes. Mr. Doherty is a 1987 cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. Upon graduation, he accepted a judicial clerkship with the Justices of Massachusetts Superior Court. Mr. Doherty has served as a fiduciary and...
Steven David Weil
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Attorney Steven Weil is a shareholder in the firm, who has practiced law in Massachusetts since 1986. He concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations and real estate law. He is a 1982 graduate of Union College and a 1986 graduate of Boston University School of Law. Before joining Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, he worked as a staff attorney at South Middlesex Legal services, served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and spent 17 years at two private law firms located in the City of Boston. Attorney Weil regularly appears in the...
Daniel S. Rosemark
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(203) 297-8574 1073 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Business, Communications, Energy and Municipal
Alicia Cummings
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer
(781) 251-0540 347 Washington St, Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Christopher J. Fein
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
50 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 302
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Legal Malpractice
Kevin P. Whitaker
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Norfolk County, 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
Patrick M Culhane
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Norfolk County, 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
Walter A. Wright III
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Norfolk County, MA Business Law Lawyer
(781) 329-0088 200 LOWDER BROOK DRIVE
SUITE 2600
BOSTON, MA 02090
Business
Kas DeCarvalho
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Suffolk County, 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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Suffolk County, 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...
Robert Masud
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Suffolk County, 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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