- Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of business client against multi-million dollar claims of interference and conspiracy.
- Drafted executive employment and business contracts for a leading Hong Kong electronic components manufacturer with a local Massachusetts office.
- Handled all hiring and termination matters for a local marketing firm which hired over 500 employees nationwide in connection with a contract with one of the world’s biggest technology companies.
- Handled all employment termination issues for a landmark Boston bar which went out of business.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a landmark North End eatery sued for sexual harassment.
- Successfully defended and favorably settled a business litigation case against a Massachusetts technology contractor involving claims of breach of contract, unfair business practices, and violations of noncompetition agreements.
- Obtained a directed verdict at trial in defense of a nonpayment of commissions claim, saving the client from automatic triple damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Drafted employment and confidentiality/noncompetition agreements for executives and employees of a large, private print management company based in New Jersey.
- Obtained a judgment of $1.35 million for a commercial property owner who was defrauded out of commercial property located in Boston.
- Obtained a $1.4 million agreement for judgment for a minority-shareholder of a local textile company.
- Part of a trial team that obtained a jury verdict and a seven-figure judgment for an executive who was promised equity as an inducement to go to work for a start-up telecommunications company.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a property owner against a real estate developer seeking to enforce an Offer to Purchase.
- Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a shareholder of a now-defunct closely held corporation at a jury trial. Plaintiff brought claims for breach of contract, piercing the corporate veil, and violation of Chapter 93A.
- Defended a developer against another developer and defeated claims of business interference seeking $3 million in damages.
- Obtained a Preliminary Injunction in favor of a church to obtain control of the church’s property, bank accounts, and identity against a rogue pastor that took control of the church, leading to ultimate victory for the true owners of the church.
- Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a mortgage brokerage firm to enforce a noncompete agreement against a former employee in the business litigation session.
- Defeated an attempt to obtain a preliminary injunction to enforce a noncompete agreement against a former specialty product salesperson in the business litigation session.
- Negotiated a settlement for a high-level executive employee of over $1 million for breach of contract and sexual harassment claims.
- Defeated an employer’s attempt to obtain a preliminary injunction to enforce a noncompete agreement against an insurance broker in the business litigation session.
- Obtained an immediate payment of almost $100,000 for a minority shareholder who had been denied compensation by the majority shareholders.
- Negotiated a segregation of business assets for a minority shareholder who had been cheated by the majority shareholder.
- On behalf of a business owner, settled a mid-six-figure claim brought by an equipment lessor for low five-figure dollars.
- When a business client was sued on a commercial loan guaranty, with a deficiency of over $500K, settled the case at mediation for less than 1/4 of the amount due and obtained an assignment against co-guarantor. Then obtained a judgment against co-guarantor for over $500,000. Essentially turned client’s $500K obligation into a $500K potential asset.
- Obtained a judgment and assessment of damages for 50% shareholders of a close corporation who had been cheated by co-shareholders.
- Negotiated a favorable buyout of a 50% shareholder who abandoned close corporation.
- Convinced another departing 50% shareholder to abandon claims.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a local service firm sued for a variety of prevailing wage and wage violations.
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