Practice Areas

Employment Law
Corporate/Business Law
Environmental Law
Construction Law
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Insurance Law
Real Estate Development and Land Use
 

Years of experience counseling and representing clients in business matters, employment law, insurance disputes, environmental (chapter 21E) litigation and compliance, and construction related issues:

 

  • Counseling and representing employers on employee matters, including discipline and discharge, noncompetition agreements, overtime and Wage Act issues, employee handbooks, disability accommodation, and discrimination complaints.
  • Negotiating and preparing business contracts, including distribution, licensing and supply/sale agreements, construction contracts and professional services agreements.
  • Counseling and representing clients on contractual business issues including warranties, indemnities, and limitations of liability.
  • Environmental litigation and regulatory compliance for oil and hazardous material releases; cleanup cost recovery; counseling lenders regarding “safe harbor” provisions and insurance coverage for environmental liability
  • Petroleum supply and service station operating and lease agreements; purchase and sale agreements for service station and convenience store businesses and properties.
  • Representing contractors and owners in construction project matters.

Recent Matters

  • Obtained judgment for employer/sole shareholder, dismissing former employee’s claim for a shareholder interest in the company.
  • Sales, distribution and licensing agreements for high precision measurement devices.
  • Obtained judgment for company and its chief executive officer, dismissing employee’s claims of wrongful termination.
  • Recovery at trial for client of damages and attorney’s fees caused by breach of supply agreement.
  • Successful actions on behalf of subcontractors and suppliers to recover for unpaid construction work/supplies.
  • Recovery of costs to cleanup contamination caused by residential fuel oil releases, gasoline station releases, and historic contamination.
  • Prepared and implemented environmental escrow and remediation agreements for post-closing cleanup responsibilities on sale of contaminated property.

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Education

Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 1979 (With Honors)

Muskingum College, B.A., 1976

Interests

Open Water/Masters Swimming
Literature
Travel