Advocate for businesses, minority and majority owners, executives and professionals.

Advocate for businesses, minority and majority owners, executives and professionals.

Advocate for businesses, minority and majority owners, executives and professionals.

Advocate for businesses, minority and majority owners, executives and professionals.

I represent private business owners, majority and minority shareholders, partners, LLC Members and professional employees in litigation avoidance, dispute resolution and litigation.  I have 20 years experience in all phases of business litigation and employment law.  I learn about my clients' businesses and their needs and concerns and work with each client to jointly come up with the right, cost-effective strategy for them.  

Practice Areas

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Business Litigation and Employment Law

I don’t do everything. I don’t handle personal injury claims, criminal matters, divorces, real estate transactions, bankuptcies, etc. (I can refer you to excellent lawyers who do these things). I would rather be great at a few things than okay, or worse, at everything. Employment and business law are very complicated. There are numerous state and federal statutes, regulations, guidelines, and countless court decisions. A lawyer cannot stay on top of it all by dabbling in the fields. You have to live it and breath it every day. See my blog at www.damnedif.com to see my dedication to my limited fields.

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Outside General Counsel

Join the big leagues and hire a General Counsel for your company or organization. Whether you want to impress your friends or strike fear in your enemies, you can hire me on an as-needed or continual basis to act as your outside general counsel.

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Shareholder / LLC / Partnership Disputes

I assist business people in their interactions with their business partners, including shareholders in close corporations, LLC members and managers, and partners in partnerships.  I review, revise, negotiate and draft shareholder agreements, operating agreements, employment contracts, noncompete agreements and other types of agreements that impact these issues.  I assist majority owners to deal with minority owners, including terminations.  I assist minority owners who have been frozen out, terminated or otherwise treated unfairly. I assist in asset purchases and sales.  I assist presidents and treasurers and CEO's and LLC Managers in their corporate agreements to help protect them from undue liability.  I can represent businesses and business people in mediation, arbitration, litigation and trial.

Interested in working with Law Office of Adam P. Whitney?
Here's just a sample of what you might expect...

I have worked with Adam for over a decade and I consider him a true strategic business partner.

Bradford Caron
President, SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc

Adam's reputation precedes him and when you need someone in your corner he is your guy. He methods are tactical, his honesty is to be admired and his results speak for themselves.

Bill Higgins
President & Founder, Full Spectrum Benefits, Inc.

Right to the point!

Peter Oldrid
President, Oldrid Financial Inc.

Recent Blog Posts

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Does Your Business Need an Outside General Counsel?

align="JUSTIFY">Big companies have their own attorneys on payroll and at the ready. As likable as most attorneys are, businesses would not keep them on the payroll unless they added value. A general counsel acts as a strategic partner. She understands the business, puts it in the best legal position, and protects it from potential liability. When a dispute arises and a business needs immediate legal action, things go much better when an attorney who is already familiar with the business and issues is ready for action.

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Employment Severance Agreements Should Be Drafted or Reviewed By Your Attorney

align="JUSTIFY">Severance agreements, also called separation agreements or sometimes settlement agreements are legal documents that can greatly impact legal rights and obligations. Some may consider these standard legal documents. While there are many standard provisions, careful drafting and review are in order. Even experienced attorneys make mistakes when drafting these documents. While they seem simple and straightforward, they are more complicated than one would think and there are many traps for the unwary.

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Massachusetts Employers Should Prepare for the New Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Synopsis: This new statute amends Chapter 151B, Section 4 and provides substantial rights to employees and applicants based on pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions.

Call to describe your legal issues and let's see if I can help.