Townsend, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Samuel B. Goldberg
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Boston University School of LawMassachusetts and New York
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Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Free Consultation! Business Lawyer Dedicated to Exceptional Representation!

I zealously advocate for those with business law needs. I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes for business law matters! Visit my website to see settlements and verdicts, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Business Law Counsel & Legal Representation!

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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Bruce J. Embry
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Successful Legal Counsel & Representation!

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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Leominster, MA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(978) 534-1414 42 Main St
Leominster, MA 01453
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Leominster, MA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(978) 840-4500 14 Manning Ave
Leominster, MA 01453
Business and Real Estate
Leominster, MA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(978) 537-8214 65 Pleasant St
Leominster, MA 01453
Business and Bankruptcy
Shirley, MA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(978) 425-0005 11 Front St
Shirley, MA 01464
Business
David H. Erickson
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Acton, MA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(978) 793-9212 481 Great Rd
#14
Acton, MA 01720
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Steve Holmes
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Lowell, MA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(978) 456-5201 100 Merrimack St
Suite 205C
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1991
Member of Massachusetts Bar Association
Member of Middlesex County Bar Association
Member of Worcester County Bar Association
Brian William Leahey
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Tyngsborough, MA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(978) 459-0396 1 Bridgeview Circle, Suite 15
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Municipal
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Brian W. Leahey is an experienced attorney who provides his clients with a dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate advocate. Attorney Leahey is thorough and efficient in representing their interests in a pragmatic, cost-effective, manner. Over the past twenty (20) years, he has handled a range of sophisticated legal matters including trying complex civil lawsuits, resolving government procurement issues, addressing voting concerns, dealing with labor relations and collective bargaining disputes, drafting and negotiating intricate contracts, conducting internal employment investigations, and identifying and preparing remediation plans for organizational deficiencies. For more information, please visit leaheypc.com
Raymond Thomas Weicker
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Chelmsford, MA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 250-4255 25 Fletcher Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Maureen Booth
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Dunstable, MA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(978) 649-0040 205 Pleasant Street
Dunstable, MA 01827
Free ConsultationBusiness, Asbestos, Divorce and Employment
New England Law | Boston
David Chenelle
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Westford, MA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(978) 496-2000 6 Lyberty Way
Suite 201
Westford, MA 01886
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Massachusetts School of Law
An advocate in the representation of consumer, commercial and business clients in the United States Bankruptcy Court. My practice involves all aspects of bankruptcy including cases filed as Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. I am dedicated to helping you regain control of your finances and ultimately, your life. I provide personalized, dedicated service to my clients who are overburdened by debt and wish to make a clean financial start.
Jonathan Klein
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Experienced Business Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am dedicated to vigorously advocating for the rights and interests of those with business law needs. I provide skilled and knowledgeable representation! Visit my website to see results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jonathan A. Barnes
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Free Consultation! Experienced Business Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

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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Brian T Akashian
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Chelmsford, MA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(978) 459-6320 One Courthouse Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
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
Kirsten Anne Rostedt
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Westminster, MA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 870-7422 P.O. Box 710
Westminster, MA 01473
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Divorce
New York Law School
Karli S. Fernandez-Fontaine
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Leominster, MA Business Law Attorney
(978) 870-4045 305 Whitney Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Business, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Acton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(213) 625-2625 20 Arborwood Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Business
UCLA School of Law
Westford, MA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
15A Pilgrim Dr
Westford, MA 01886
Business and Securities
Cornell Law School
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....
John Espinosa
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(978) 288-1468 141 John Street
Suite R18
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationLowell, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Business
University of Michigan Law School
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 legal advice online and over the phone.

Making sure you understand how the law affects your business comes first in all of our work. We break down difficult legal concepts and put them into a practical context. Understanding the legal aspects of your business now better equips you to make business decisions in the future.

We aren’t just lawyers, we are entrepreneurs and legal educators who will empower you...
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...
Reza Breakstone
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
#530
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Northeastern University School of Law
Reza joined Breakstone, White & Gluck as an associate in 2015. Reza has earned a reputation as a tough and tenacious litigator helping both individuals who have been personally injured and burgeoning companies who have had insurance and contract disputes.

In his time at Breakstone, White & Gluck, Reza has successfully fought for clients in numerous circumstances where liability has been denied and insurance companies have refused to accept responsibility for their insured’s negligence.

After law school, Reza joined the Boston office of Mintz Levin, where his practice encompassed complex business litigation, federal antitrust defense, and securities litigation.

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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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Marisa Schell Gregg
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Free Consultation! Comprehensive & Thorough Business Law Counsel & Advocacy!

I am committed to exceptional representation for your business law needs. I provide determined and skilled advocacy to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Marc L. Breakstone
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(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
#530
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Business, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Northeastern University School of Law
Marc Breakstone has established a reputation as one of the top personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. He has practiced law in Massachusetts since 1986 and is a partner at Breakstone, White & Gluck.

Mr. Breakstone works tirelessly to ensure his clients receive full and fair compensation as well as achieve the most favorable medical result. He has been recognized as a Top 100 New England Super Lawyer, a Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice.

Mr. Breakstone’s significant recoveries include: $10.2 million for a baby who suffered...
Michael Monteforte
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Wilmington, MA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(978) 657-7437 1 Church Street
Suite 102
Wilmington, MA 01887
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Why do I do this?
It's simple really. My family - specifically, my grandparents. Although they are no longer with us, their memory is a constant reminder to me about why I chose this field.

When my firm was still new, my grandparents (to me, Nanny & Papa) decided it would be best to move into an assisted living facility. My grandfather was starting to suffer from dementia, and his symptoms were worsening. It was time for them to live in a setting that offered more specialized care. As we all know, the costs of long-term care are astronomical. During this time,...
Robert S. Stephen
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(877) 663-1007 225 Broadway
#205
Methuen, MA 01844
Free ConsultationMethuen, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Personal injury attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
Robert Masud
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 30 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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Marvin Cable
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Amherst, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(413) 268-6500 67 North Pleasant Street
(above the Monkey Bar)
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Criminal and IP
Western New England University School of Law
Founded in 2009, Law Offices of Marvin Cable has gained the reputation for outstanding client satisfaction, and zealous advocacy. Our clients have included a large range of individuals and companies.

Our goal is not only to guide clients through myriads of legal issues, but to also be practical. We tailor our services to each client. There is no one size fits all approach to our practice.
David Katz
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(508) 480-8202 5 Mount Royal Avenue
Suite 380
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationMarlborough, MA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
New England Law | Boston
When I started to practice law 35 years ago, my father, also a lawyer, offered me some thoughtful and exceptionally valuable advice: listen carefully, do your homework, and above all, maintain a sense of humor – because you are going to need it. I have to admit that Dad was right and his wise words have resonated with me during my entire practice. Listening attentively to my clients and meticulous preparation are indeed the hallmarks of success. And, finding a way to put clients at ease establishes approachability, confidence, and most importantly, trust. Working closely with each client, I make...
Robert George
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Fiskedale, MA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 347-7114 509 Main St.
Fiskedale, MA 01518
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Maine School of Law
Attorney George provides competent, aggressive representation. He is a problem solver who can shepherd his clients through complex life issues. Whether it means sorting out a personal or financial problem, launching a new business, helping buy a new house or drafting an appropriate estate plan, he finds the solution that's right for you.

He has represented hundreds of families seeking a fresh start through bankruptcy. His practice includes both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. He has successfully won settlements for people whose rights were violated by debt collectors and credit reporting agencies. He has received numerous commendations for his work from...
Ronald Eric Gluck
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(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
#530
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
Business, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Ronald E. Gluck has been practicing law in Boston for over 35 years, specializing in personal injury and motor vehicle accident cases. During that time, he has obtained multi-million dollar awards for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and damages due to acts of negligence.

Since 2005, Mr. Gluck has consistently been recognized for excellence by Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Mr. Gluck has also been named to The Best Lawyers in America, recognized in the specialty of personal injury litigation for plaintiffs.

Mr. Gluck's awards for clients include a $3.75 million settlement for a motorcyclist who was hit and suffered a traumatic...
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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(617) 720-8447 1 Exchange Pl
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationWorcester, MA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Business, Consumer, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
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
Since 1999, David Altman has been representing seriously injured people and their families throughout Massachusetts. David has recovered millions of dollars for people injured in cases ranging from simple negligence to the most sophisticated and complex liability cases. As the managing partner of the firm’s personal injury practice, David also oversees the other attorneys and staff at the firm in order to ensure that every case gets the attention it deserves.

While David has developed a reputation for achieving consistently outstanding results on behalf of injured people, he is probably best known for the level of service he provides. He makes...
Bart Peter Simonian
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Massachusetts 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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Victor A. Denaro
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience

I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from... Read More »
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John D. Keeton Jr.
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Northborough, MA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
P.O. Box 146
Northborough, MA 01532
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Divorce and Employment
New England Law | Boston
For over 40 years, I have been a trial attorney, mediator, and conciliator in the Massachusetts and federal courts. I am admitted to practice in the trial and appellate Massachusetts and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. I am the principal and founder of Mass Mediators, which was established by a team of trained and experienced attorney mediators and retired Massachusetts Trial Court Judges.
Larri Parker Esq
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Worcester, MA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(508) 795-0200 490 Shrewsbury Street
Piccadilly Plaza, Suite C
Worcester, MA 01604
Business, Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Larri Tonelli Parker is an experienced divorce mediator, family law attorney and small business advisor. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maine and Massachusetts.
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...
Jeffrey Fink
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Wellesley, MA Business Law Lawyer with 21 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.
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...
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
Ezra Jacob Reinstein
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Framingham, MA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 935-3272 265 Danforth St
Framingham, MA 01701
Business and Health Care
Harvard Law School
The Lawyer for Doctors. I provide legal counsel to physicians, psychologists, and private practices. I'm happy to help you: • Analyze and negotiate your contract with private practices and hospitals • Form and run your private practice • Acquire, merge, and sell your practice • Comply with HIPAA, Stark, and Anti-Kickback Laws • Negotiate office leases and vendor contracts • Prepare for and defend disciplinary hearings • Negotiate severance packages Clear Advice for Businesses. I serve as independent general counsel for early-stage businesses. As counsel to companies such as a mobile game monetization corporation, a...
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...
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 620-5320 945 Concord St
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from unmanageable debt in a number of ways, like debt workout or through the Bankruptcy Court with the filing of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. I have 33 years experience in the Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and with the appointed chapter 7 and chapter 13 trustees in Massachusetts which helps when navigating the case through to its conclusion which is the discharge of...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
Ste 23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Divorce and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Massachusetts Award Winning Attorney Richard Mucci is the founder of Winchester MA based Law Offices of Richard Mucci. Attorney Mucci is an experienced litigation lawyer who understands all facets of business, civil litigation and criminal defense. His law firm has strong expertise in employment law, personal injury, real estate law, divorce, estate planning, criminal law and construction law to name a few.

Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
David H. Erickson
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-NewarkMassachusetts
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