Representative Matters

Trial Experience:

  • Obtained jury verdict of $1.275 million as lead counsel in employment discrimination lawsuit in Federal Court, the 11th largest Massachusetts verdict of 2017 (Rinsky v. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.) (currently on appeal)

  • Awarded directed verdict after plaintiff’s opening statement as lead counsel in lawsuit alleging defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and trespass in Nantucket Superior Court (Affirmed on Appeal) (Sarvis v. Tucker)

  • Member of trial team that obtained jury verdict of $243,000 on claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligent misrepresentation in connection with a hedge fund management company (Affirmed on Appeal) (Paterakis v. Najda)

  • Handled several matters that resolved shortly before trial or arbitration, including two lawsuits that resolved on the first day of trial

 

Employment Law Experience:

  • Obtained consent judgment against three former employees and a competitor in connection with non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

  • Successfully argued in favor of denial of preliminary injunction involving an employee’s social media posts, which Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly called “one of the biggest unresolved questions in employment law”

  • Assisted numerous employees in resolving non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality obligations short of litigation

  • Represented clients in connection with wage and hour compliance and charges of discrimination before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in court and in arbitration.

 

Business Law Experience:

  • Serve as outside general counsel for several companies, including those in the staffing, technology, real estate and restaurant industry

  • Assist new companies with “start up” packages, including template offer letters, agreements for  non-competition and non-disclosure, and payroll guidance

  • Work with existing companies to refine and update their policies and procedures and advise concerning changes in the law

  • Counsel clients in connection with asset purchase agreements and commercial leases

Construction Law Experience:

  • Represent contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in lawsuits and arbitrations concerning construction projects in Massachusetts

  • Successfully argued in support of dismissal of wrongful death lawsuit against client arising out of dam project.

  • Obtained summary judgment in lawsuit against client seeking contribution and indemnification in connection with a hospital construction project

  • Awarded summary judgment in wrongful death lawsuit against engineer arising out of fatal traffic accident

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