Wilmington, Massachusetts Business Lawyers

Joshua D. Krell
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Joshua D. Krell is a partner with Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, a preeminent general practice firm in Cambridge Read More »
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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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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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Jonathan Klein
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Michael Monteforte
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Wilmington, MA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(978) 657-7437 5 Middlesex Ave Suite 15A
Wilmington, MA 01887
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
I went out on my own, and opened the Law Office of Michael Monteforte Jr. in September 2006. I was also licensed as a New York attorney in 2014. The firm started out as a General Practice, handling pretty much whatever came in the door, but over the years, I started to concentrate on the specific legal fields that I found to be fulfilling and challenging. I began to take continuing education classes that specialized in estate planning and elder law, and honed my expertise in those fields. The firm underwent a name change...
Nicholas Keramaris
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Melrose, MA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 620-1958 400 TradeCenter, Suite 5900
Melrose, MA 01801
Business, Elder, Environmental and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Nick concentrates his practice in the fields of business and estate planning; counseling business owners and other individuals in a variety of matters including structuring business transactions, generational transfer of business interests, contract disputes and environmental matters. His practice provides counseling and representation at the highest level of sophistication and effectiveness, at affordable rates.
David J Ionson
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Woburn, MA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(781) 674-2562 400 TradeCenter
Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Immigration and Real Estate
Northeastern University School of Law
John Espinosa
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(978) 288-1468 141 John Street
Suite R18
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationLowell, MA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Business, Cannabis Law, Entertainment & Sports and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
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 easy path to take. John has faced personal adversity and knows how hard it can be to go it alone. John was the first in their family not only to graduate from college but also to pursue graduate studies. John battled and survived a rare form of cancer called Synovial Sarcoma. To save John’s life, their arm was amputated at the elbow in May of 2015. John...
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...
Steve Holmes
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Lowell, MA Business Law Lawyer with 27 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
Paul D. Lambert
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North Andover, MA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(844) 773-2552 401 Andover Street, Suite 201-B
P.O. Box 892
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
NOT EVERY LAWYER IS THE SAME! Paul D. Lambert has been concentrating in real estate law, estate planning & probate and advising small businesses for more than twenty five years. Paul has been in the private practice of law since 1990. He considers it a true privilege to assist first time home buyers, and guides his buyers through the purchase process from the Offer to Purchase to receiving the keys to their new home. He also understands that selling a home, especially for “empty nesters” can be emotional and even heart-wrenching, and Paul will also...
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(781) 438-7100 2 Main Street, Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
George C. Malonis
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Dracut, MA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(978) 453-4500 14 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Law
George C. Malonis was educated at Suffolk Law School, Babson College (MBA) and Boston University (BA). He is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. George C. Malonis offers comprehensive, professional legal services with 20 years' experienced counsel and support staff.
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.
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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Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Massachusetts Business Law Lawyer

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Ms. Franceska J. O'Reilly
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Wakefield, MA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 680-3847 21 West Water Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Divorce and Elder
New England Law | Boston and National University of Ireland Galway
I practice elder law, family law, business law and do general practice work in both Wakefield, Massachusetts and Salem, Massachusetts.
Raymond Thomas Weicker
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Chelmsford, MA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 250-4255 25 Fletcher Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Denise A Brogna
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Boxford, MA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(978) 561-1390 18 Hollow Tree Road
Boxford, MA 01921
Business, Appeals, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Civil litigation, construction, mechanic’s liens, business litigation, real estate, general corporate law, contract law, general employment law. Bench and jury trial experience in both state and federal courts, solo and as first chair. State and federal appellate court experience. Arbitration, mediation, and settlement experience.
Thomas E. O'Donohue
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Andover, MA Business Law Attorney
(978) 409-2053 38 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Business and Estate Planning
If your business is not quite ready to hire an in-house attorney, you will benefit from the cost effective and reliable Outside Counsel services of Thomas O’Donohue, PLLC to to draft and negotiate a wide range of legal documents and contracts. To view a list of contracts with which Tom has significant experience, plug the following URL into your internet browser: http://www.thomasodonohue.com/contracts/.
Mr. John Keramaris
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Woburn, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(978) 263-7119 400 TradeCenter, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Business, Collections, Criminal and DUI
John has litigated in courtrooms across the Commonwealth where he has handled numerous matters for countless satisfied clients. His practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant disputes, and criminal defense, including OUI. John strives to exceed his clients' expectations in quality, reliability and results.
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
Matthew Damian Des Meules Esq.
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Reading, MA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 986-0014 70 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Environmental and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Estate Planning and Real Estate Attorney licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
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.
David King Reppucci
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Lowell, MA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(978) 458-1296 147 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Mr. Robert James Hundertmark Esq.
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Woburn, MA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(781) 932-6611 10 Cedar Street
Suite 26
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
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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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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Glenn Wegerzyn
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Woburn, MA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 580-3030 800 W. Cummings Park
Suite 5400
Woburn, MA 01801
Business and Collections
New England Law | Boston
Several years of experience in wage and accounts receivable collections, corporate litigation, estate planning, contract drafting, family law, employment law, and small business development. Licensed real estate broker and notary public. Specialties Estate planning, collections, family law, contract disputes, employment law, and small business development.
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...
Christopher William Merwin
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Lowell, MA Business Law Lawyer
(978) 970-1133 177 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
Attorney Merwin grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He received his high school diploma from Redbank Valley High School, his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate of Juris Prudence from the Massachusetts School of Law. Prior to following his dream and attending law school, Attorney Merwin was employed by the Clarion County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he developed his passion for law and established an understanding for the criminal system. Attorney Merwin's areas of practice include, but are not limited to, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Personal Injury.
Attorney David Paul LiBassi
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Lowell, MA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(978) 441-9339 321 Central St
Lowell, MA 01852
Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Steven M. Lafortune Sr.
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andover, MA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 475-6177 12 essex street
andover, MA 01810
Business, Appeals and Personal Injury
Boston University School of Law
Matthew R Braucher
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North Andover, MA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
65a Flagship Drive
North Andover, MA 01801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
A native of Massachusetts, Attorney Braucher is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts for the States of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduating cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics, Attorney Braucher obtained his Juris Doctor from New England Law, Boston where he was a member of Dean’s list for all semesters. While in law school Attorney Braucher interned for the Attorney General’s Office for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and acted as a law...
Paul Klehm
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Andover, MA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(978) 475-9955 23 Main Street, Suite 6
Andover, MA 01810
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
Bill N. Jacob
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North Andover, MA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 683-2479 805 Turnpike Street, Ste 201
North Andover, MA 01845
Business, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Robert S. Stephen
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(877) 663-1007 820A Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationNorth Andover, MA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Medical malpractice attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
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....
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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Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience

Charles Campo is a recognized trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience litigating cases in both the federal and state courts. Read More »
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Ezra Jacob Reinstein
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Framingham, MA Business Law Lawyer with 19 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...
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
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...
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...
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
Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative and Employment
Boston College 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...
Dax Grantham
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Beverly, MA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(978) 595-1449 100 Cummings Center
Suite 224-C
Beverly, MA 01915
Free ConsultationBusiness and Bankruptcy
New England Law | Boston
I grew up on the Florida Gulf Coast and finished college at the University of South Alabama, where I graduated with honors while earning bachelor degrees in both Economics and Management. After college, I moved to Boston to attend law school at New England School of Law, where I earned a position as an editor on the New England Law Review. I graduated law school in 2001 and went to work at a small boutique law firm in Boston that specialized in business litigation and bankruptcy. After gaining experience working for a Boston Litigation law firm, I fulfilled a...
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...
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 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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Samuel B. Goldberg
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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney

Boston University School of LawMassachusetts and New York
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