Waverley, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Marisa Schell Gregg
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer

Marisa Schell Gregg rejoined Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and became a partner in 2013. Ms. Gregg continues her practice in all aspects of Real Estate Law, including comprehensive representation and... Read More »
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Jonathan A. Barnes
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer

University of New HampshireMassachusetts, New Hampshire, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
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Jonathan Klein
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Henry W. Clark
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience

Mr. Clark focuses his practice on the representation of not-for-profit education and human service corporations and families of individuals with disabilities. Read More »
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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...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
#23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Criminal and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
My full-service law practice has assisted individuals and companies satisfy their personal and professional objectives through cost-efficient negotiation and litigation results. I have an expertise in the fields of business, construction, employment, real estate, personal injury law and criminal defense. I am a trial attorney skilled in both civil and criminal matters. I have successfully tried numerous cases, both to juries and to the bench. I provide a one-stop shop to residents of Boston and the surrounding areas. I have the skill and experience of a big Boston lawyer at suburban prices.
Janine Brown-Smith
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Janine Brown-Smith graduated from New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude), where she was a Case and Note Editor of the Law Review and published an article concerning employment discrimination.
Stephen R. Delinsky
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Construction and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School
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
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
Henry W. Clark
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 29 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
Mr. Clark focuses his practice on the representation of not-for-profit education and human service corporations and families of individuals with disabilities.
Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 41 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.
Jonathan Klein
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Brett Hans Little
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Winchester, MA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(617) 717-8966 10 Sheffield Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
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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Bruce J. Embry
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer

Bruce J. Embry is a founder and current managing partner of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and heads the firm's real estate department. Read More »
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William J. Hunt
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
William J. Hunt, Chairman of the Litigation Department of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, has been a civil trial lawyer for all of his professional life
Joshua D. Krell
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Insurance Defense
University of Maine School of Law
Joshua D. Krell is a partner with Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, a preeminent general practice firm in Cambridge
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.
Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
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
Elaine Tassinari
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Winchester, MA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 939-9756 PO Box 824
Winchester, MA 01890
Business, IP and International
The George Washington University Law School and New England Law | Boston
Experienced attorney advising a federal judge on government and patent appeals, advising corporations and nonprofits. Patent Litigation in Biotechnology. Corporate law experience in 1,000+ attorney global law firms includes multiple cases in SEC & FTC defense for large scale litigation, corporate compliance, foreign exchange, shareholder derivative suits, insurance marketplace; and intellectual property litigation in trademark filing, defense and patent appeals. Patent law specialization is in Biology. International law experience in the Geneva and Vienna Conventions, International Humanitarian Law, the United Nations , Trade Law ( KORUS FTA), Corporate Social Responsibility, Alien Tort Claims, Foreign Sovereign Immunity and the Terrorism...
David Gray Hanson
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney
(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.
Marisa Schell Gregg
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Lawyer
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Marisa Schell Gregg rejoined Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and became a partner in 2013. Ms. Gregg continues her practice in all aspects of Real Estate Law, including comprehensive representation and counsel to individual and institutional clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Daniel W. Keleher
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Waltham, MA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 671-5336 393 Totten Pond Road, Suite 204
Waltham, MA 02451
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
With the firm since May of 2009, Attorney Keleher works with clients to resolve legal disputes both in court as a civil litigator and also through collaborative law. In collaborative law, the parties, represented by attorneys, communicate and negotiate directly with each other, without court intervention, to achieve their objectives. Attorney Keleher’s litigation and collaborative practice largely mirrors the transactional practice areas of the firm (trusts and estates, real estate, and business). In addition, Attorney Keleher practices in the areas of insurance coverage, employment, personal injury, bankruptcy, and municipal law. Attorney Profile: http://www.beliveaulaw.net/our-team/attorney-daniel-w-keleher/
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(781) 273-3801 Executive Place
50 Mall Road, Suite 208
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Construction and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Northeastern University
Since its founding in 1996, dedication and commitment to serving clients has been at the heart of the Law Office of Mark E. Burke. Attorney Burke is both book smart and street smart and he prides himself on economical, efficient and successful results.
Samuel B. Goldberg
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Boston University School of LawMassachusetts and New York
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David Gray Hanson
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

David Gray Hanson joined Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry in January of 1997, and is a Partner in the Real Estate Department. Read More »
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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
David M. Beliveau
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Waltham, MA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(781) 890-8600 393 Totten Pond Rd
Suite 204
Waltham, MA 02451
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
David M. Beliveau, Esq., CPA is the founder of the Law Office of David M. Beliveau, LLC ("Beliveau Law Office") with offices in Naples, Florida, Waltham, Massachusetts and Salem, New Hampshire. Attorney Beliveau represents both individuals and businesses. He has clients in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Attorney Beliveau has been named a "Massachusetts Rising Star" by the publishers of Boston Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine. The distinction, awarded to less than five percent (5%) of all Massachusetts lawyers, was based on ballots cast by Massachusetts attorneys, asking them to identify the best lawyers, under the age...
Ross E. Mitchell
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West Newton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 965-7010 4 Allston Street
West Newton, MA 02465
Business, Consumer, Criminal and Entertainment & Sports
Andrea Goldman
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Newton, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 467-6072 305 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 353-3310 75 Arlington Street, Ste. 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law and Harvard Law School
Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international transactions, business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is a co-founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.Mr....
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 490-8500 Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I represent businesses throughout New England in matters related to business litigation, construction disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, insurance related disputes, E&O claims, contract drafting and negotiation, and a wide range of general litigation, employment, and personal injury cases.

I have extensive trial experience representing construction companies, homeowners, insurance agents, small business owners, and individuals. I bring a particular strategic insight to construction disputes, construction contract reviews, employment disputes, professional liability claims, coverage remedies and all claims brought by and against general contractors, subcontractors, building owners, property managers, and individuals.

I enjoy working with clients in all aspects of risk...
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Consumer and Legal Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
Peter G. Calabrese
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Peter Calabrese is the firm's founding member and chair of the Construction, Litigation and Real Estate practices; he also handles Appellate Litigation cases. Mr. Calabrese's practice covers a broad spectrum of litigation matters related to commercial and residential real estate, condominium association and construction disputes, and he maintains a niche practice that focuses on high stakes appellate litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Calabrese began his legal career at one of Boston's largest law firms where he represented international investment banks involved in complex securities fraud/contract litigation. While in law school, Mr. Calabrese...
Bradley L. Henry
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Boston , MA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
90 Canal Street
4th Floor
Boston , MA 02114
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with...
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...
Janine Brown-Smith
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Janine Brown-Smith graduated from New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude), where she was a Case and Note Editor of the Law Review and published an article concerning employment discrimination. Read More »
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David Katz
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Decades of legal experience and 75 AVVO peer & client reviews. Innovative & creative on behalf of our clients, we use every strategy necessary & technological tool available to secure your best possible outcome.
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David W. White Jr.
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(800) 379-1244 2 Center Plaza
#530
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Business, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Northeastern University School of Law
I have been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1984, and have devoted my career to helping people who have been injured as a result of negligence. My practice includes all types of personal injury matters. I also handle cases against insurance companies for bad faith and unfair claims practices; I represent lawyers in disputes with their firms; and I handle business litigation, including claims by businesses against insurance brokers. It is my goal to serve the needs of my clients, and to solve their problems as best I can. I have successfully handled personal injury cases of all types, including...
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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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
Jeffrey Fink
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Wellesley, 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.
Joseph A.  Swartz
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 38 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
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
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...
Jonathan Fitch
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Wellesley Hills, 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.
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...
David Valente
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 218-2000 101 Huntington Avenue
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02199
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
David provides comprehensive advice to individuals, families and small businesses.
David concentrates in tax and estate planning, gift and estate tax return preparation, probate matters,
asset protection, business administration and succession, estate and trust administration, special
needs planning, and charitable planning. David advised families for over eight years at a downtown
wealth management firm on stock option planning, retirement planning, investment portfolio
management, insurance analysis, charitable bequests and income tax reduction strategies, prior to
becoming an attorney.

• Draft simple and pourover wills, revocable estate planning trusts, health care proxies and durable powers of attorney
• Draft asset protection trusts
• Draft self-settled and third party special needs trusts...
Bart Peter Simonian
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 25 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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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Boston College Law SchoolMassachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for First Circuit and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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