Quincy, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Andrew Fischer
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Free Consultation! Extensive Experience & Success in Business Law Advocacy!

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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 over 100 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. Read More »
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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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Timothy Wilton
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William J. Mostyn IV
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Quincy, 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...
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 18 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...
Mai L. Huynh
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Quincy, 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
Boston Real Estate Attorney Mai Huynh concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate including financing, leasing, acquisitions and sales. She also focuses on helping small to mid size businesses with formation, including Incorporations, LLC, LLP, helping each client to protect their interests and minimize the risks that come with starting a business.

She is a member of REBA and an agent for Catic, New England's largest domestic title insurance underwriter, and represents many clients in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties.

Attorney Huynh also focuses on family based immigration, helping...
Daniel S. Rosemark
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Quincy, MA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(203) 297-8574 1073 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Business, Communications, Energy and Municipal
Quincy, MA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(617) 786-0800 1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
Business and Real Estate
Quincy, MA Business Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(617) 471-5700 875 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Business and Real Estate
Quincy, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 472-5600 1 Batterymarch Park
Suite 309
Quincy, MA 02169
Business
Quincy, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 472-5600 1 Battery March Park
Suite 309
Quincy, MA 02169
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Patrick M Culhane
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Braintree, MA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(781) 843-3585 100 Grandview Place
Suite 304
Braintree, MA 02343
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Christopher J. Fein
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Braintree, 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
Samuel W. Fern
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Stephanie Greene
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Free Consultation! Over 30 Years of Legal Experience! Exceptional Advocacy!

I provide dedicated and determined legal advocacy for business law matters. I am committed to pursuing the best possible outcomes for your legal disputes! Visit my website for more information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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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
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 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...
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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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...
Christopher Strang
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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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
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
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 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
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...
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
Andrew Fischer
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 38 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
Joshua D. Mansfield
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 426-8100 262 Washington St
9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Business, Family and Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Mansfield serves as a Managing Attorney at O’Neil and Hauser P.C. He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and has been practicing in the field of immigration for the past 13 years. He specializes in adjustment of status, naturalization, provisional waivers of inadmissibility and other waivers of inadmissibility. He also frequently represents clients filing asylum, affirmative and defensive, both before USCIS and the Immigration Court. He is an expert in drafting motions to reopen and other motion practice, withholding of removal, cancellation of removal, both lawful permanent residents and non-lawful permanent residents, challenging charges of removability, marital...
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...
Julio R Hernando
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Weymouth, 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...
Raymond P. Ausrotas
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 20 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
William T. Harrington
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 25 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...
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 369-0111 800 Boylston Street
Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02199
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
After ten years in business herself, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small company and her family and went to law school. Her goal was to build a law firm that could take care of a small business’ every legal need – from the initial brainstorm, through the years of careful tending, to the flood of profits when the benefits are secured for generations to come. She also wanted that firm to give families, in all asset brackets, the best estate planning possible. Freya reached her goal, and now Boston has a law...
John F. Rossi
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(617) 742-5400 101 Federal Street
Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110
Business, Divorce and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
John Rossi has been a trial lawyer since 1981 and has tried many cases in both state and federal courts, concentrating in the areas of employment law, business litigation, domestic relations and tort law. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business school honor society, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is a past officer of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Rossi has been featured in Massachusetts’ leading legal publication on litigation related issues, and is awarded the highest rating from the leading lawyers directory.

Mr. Rossi has tried handicap discrimination cases to...
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
Alicia Downey
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Garrett James Bradley
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 431-4600 1 Lincoln St.
Boston, MA 02111
Free ConsultationAsbestos, Insurance Claims and Securities
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.

Garrett Bradley has years of experience helping institutional investors, public pension funds, and individual investors recover losses attributable to corporate...
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
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...
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 Kindergarten to High School), Danielle is deeply empathetic...
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