Westwood, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Timothy Wilton
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Harvard Law School and Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts and U.S. Supreme Court
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Samuel W. Fern
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Stephanie Greene
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Eliot Brais
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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Walter A. Wright III
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BOSTON, MA Business Law Lawyer
(781) 329-0088 200 LOWDER BROOK DRIVE
SUITE 2600
BOSTON, MA 02090
Business
Howard Goldman
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Needham, 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...
F. Henry Ellis III
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Dedham, MA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(781) 329-1157 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Martin Murphy
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Norwood, 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...
Alicia Cummings
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Dedham, MA Business Law Lawyer
(781) 251-0540 347 Washington St, Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Business Law Lawyer with 21 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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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.
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 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...
Jeremy Y. Weltman
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Wellesley, 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...
Peter Edward Ball
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Wellesley Hills, 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.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine St
Providence, RI 02903
Kathy Jo Cook Esq.
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolSupreme Judical Court, Massachusetts, 1st Circuit and United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
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Andrew Fischer
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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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.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine St
Providence, RI 02903
John Cavanaugh
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Wellesley, 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.
Marc Roberts
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Stoughton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 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...
(508) 672-2322 56 N Main St
Suite 323
Fall River, MA 02720
David Hunt Nickerson
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Wellesley, MA Business Law Attorney with 31 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.
Chris Dahl
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Newton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(617) 970-1000 Riverside Center
275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Business and IP
Harvard University and Northeastern University
Chris has experience in Silicon Valley and Boston, working with companies and investors recognized around the world. DLC provides strategic legal counsel to start-ups, emerging companies, venture capital and other investors, as a scalable general counsel or on a project basis. Substantial experience through the life cycle of rapid growth companies, including: company organization, seed and VC financings, intellectual property, software, internet, SAAS, licensing and strategic partnerships, international expansion and M&A transactions.
Cameron Pease
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Needham, 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...
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
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Wellesley, 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.
(603) 369-3642 P.O. Box 4019
Concord, NH 03301
Alan Segal
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Needham, 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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Wellesley Hills, 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.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Rhonda S Boule
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Newton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 969-0400 2120 Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 204
Newton, MA 02466
Business, Construction, Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Rhonda Boulé has over 20 years experience in family law, business litigation, construction contracts and disputes, and landlord/tenant disputes. She is a founding partner of Ferraro & Boulé, Attorneys at Law, established in 2006, and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has appeared as counsel in cases in the Probate & Family Court, Superior Court, District Court, and Land Court, as well as in various administrative forums. Ms. Boulé's family law practice encompasses all matters...
Michael S. Mehrmann
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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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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Mai L. Huynh
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Quincy, MA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 288-9400 760 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Business, Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
James Re
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Wellesley Hills, 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.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Samuel W. Fern
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Canton, 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
Chiara Urbani LaPlume
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Newton, MA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 325-8810 1340 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Business and Real Estate
General business law and real estate attorney, specializing in providing personal attention as a business advisor to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals, in the greater Boston area. Provide international experience and legal services in Italian as well as English.
David Barry Madoff
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Foxboro, MA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(508) 543-0040 124 Washington Street
Suite 202
Foxboro, MA 02305
Business and Bankruptcy
Boston University School of Law
DAVID B. MADOFF (madoff@mandkllp.com) previously practiced with the New York law firm of HughesHubbard & Reed and was a partner of Cohn Khoury Madoff & Whitesell LLP in Boston. He received his B.A. in 1985 from Columbia University and his J.D. in 1988 from Boston University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Boston University Law Review. Mr. Madoff has lectured frequently and written articles for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and other associations in the area of bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. He has served since 1997 on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees...
Patrick M Culhane
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Braintree, 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
Randi Levine
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Wellesly, MA Business Law Attorney with 36 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...
Heather Virginia Baer
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Wellesley Hills, 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.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Christopher J. Fein
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Braintree, MA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
50 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 302
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Legal Malpractice
Stanley B. Kay
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Newton, MA Business Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(617) 928-3677 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466-2273
Business
I provide legal services to small to medium-sized clients in the New England region, and throughout the U.S. and abroad. My clients are involved in a variety of business sectors, including software development, e-commerce, investment managagement and advising, health care, manufacturing, biotechnology, telecommunications, retailing, and consulting and other services. I focus on the unique needs of each of my clients; and I seek to establish long term relationships with them by providing timely, highly professional services and practical business judgment. I carefully consider each client's objectives, business and management styles to help me provide more focused and relevant services. I also act...
John Brooks Harkavy
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Wellesley, MA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(617) 510-2121 89 Woodside Avenue
Wellesley, MA 02482
Business, Animal, Appeals and Employment
Ross E. Mitchell
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West Newton, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 965-7010 4 Allston Street
West Newton, MA 02465
Business, Consumer, Criminal and Entertainment & Sports
Janet Hope Magenheim
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Newton, MA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(617) 965-1112 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
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
Gregory D. Lorincz
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North Attleboro, MA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 986-9403 12 Church Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Business, Employment, IP and Landlord Tenant
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
I pursue a pragmatic approach in delivering cost efficient solutions to the myriad legal problems encountered by businesses in areas ranging from forming a new business to litigation and appeals.

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....
(866) 353-3310 1301 Atwood Avenue, Ste. 215 N
Johnston, RI 02919
(866) 353-5020 925 South Federal Highway, Ste. 715
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Bradley L. Henry
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Boston , MA Business Law Attorney with 11 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...
(212) 813-2292 American Express Tower, 200 Vesey Street
24th Floor
New York, NY 10281
(865) 670-8535 900 S. Gay Street
Ste 1950
KNOXVILLE, TN 37902
David W. White Jr.
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Boston, MA Business Law Lawyer with 34 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
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...
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...
Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 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...
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