I am a business focused litigation attorney who regularly represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial disputes. My wide-ranging experience makes me ideally qualified to provide cost-effective business-oriented solutions to complex legal matters.
As a business litigator, I represent and advise clients on how to resolve disputes in a cost-efficient manner, consistent with the clients’ business objectives. I have substantial trial experience at both the federal and state level, including several jury trials.
I also have a robust appellate practice and have successfully argued appeals in multiple federal and state appellate courts. This work includes an appeal to the First Circuit that resulted in a precedent-setting opinion concerning false oaths in a debtor’s bankruptcy schedule and statement of financial affairs.
I also represent clients on the transactional side, including commercial real estate deals, employment agreements and general corporate matters.
As a litigator, I have insight into “traps for the unwary” that often arise in commercial contracts and am well-positioned to draft agreements that protect a client’s rights should a dispute arise.
Immediately following law school, I clerked for the Hon. Edward F. Harrington at the U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) and the Hon. Robert G. Flanders at the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.
Suffolk University Law School, summa cum laude
Boston University, cum laude
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditor’s Rights
Commercial Real Estate
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court of Connecticut
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut
Prevailed in five-week jury trial representing chapter 7 trustee resulting in €18 million verdict avoiding bankruptcy debtor’s fraudulent transfer of assets located in numerous foreign jurisdictions.
Prevailed in jury trial in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts in defending against claims that corporation’s payments to affiliate exceeding $400,000 were fraudulent under federal and state statutes.
Successfully appealed to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that debtor’s omission of sub-accounts from bankruptcy schedules constitutes a false oath warranting denial of discharge.
Successfully appealed to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that automatic stay does not bar foreign recovery action pending in foreign jurisdiction.
“Cases Change Playing Field for Consumer Protection,” Boston Business Journal
“Probate Litigation Can Be a Misnomer,” Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review
Hon. Edward F. Harrington, U.S. District Court (Massachusetts)
Hon. Robert G. Flanders, Supreme Court of Rhode Island
PRO BONO AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Co-chair of pro bono committee
Chair and member of the Warrant Committee, Dover, MA
(617) 207 8670
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