About Us

Ted Folkman

For nearly twenty years, I’ve been helping people and companies through business, commercial, real estate, and other disputes, from advising to negotiation to trial to appeal. I have wide experience in Boston civil litigation, representing companies and institutions across many industries and representing individuals or families. I have special experience in helping foreign lawyers and their clients get the evidence in the United States that they need to win their cases abroad and in related areas.

I received my law degree with honors from Harvard Law School in 2000, where I was an editor of the Journal on Legislation. Following law school, I was a law clerk to Judge Ann Aldrich, and I have practiced law at Hill & Barlow and Murphy & King.

I speak and write frequently on private international law topics. I am active in my community, serving as the co-chair of the International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association, a member of the BBA’s Amicus Committee, and a trustee of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, Mass.

I am admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and before many federal courts. In 2018 I was elected to the American Law Institute, and I am a member of the International Bar Association. I am a proud Bostonian; for more than twenty years my family and I have lived in Roslindale, Mass.

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Ted Folkman


When evaluating a lawyer, consider his or her reputation for excellence at the bar. The following are testimonials of lawyers who were polled by Martindale-Hubbell in the process of designating Ted Folkman “AV Preeminent,” Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer rating standard.

Ted represents his clients with tenacity and vigor. He is fearless in the courtroom and in examining witnesses in depositions. Ted demonstrates creativity in developing strategy and using evidence to support his client’s position.”

Ted maintains an extremely high standard of practice–zealous, ethical, and smart. I would have no hesitation recommending Ted to clients seeking representation in his practice areas.”

I observed Ted Folkman handle a major piece of litigation. He is an excellent lawyer.

“Comprehensive knowledge and great lawyer. Has special expertise in all issues cross-border.”

He is one of the two most knowledgeable people on foreign service of process and related matters.”

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J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School (2000). Editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
M.A., Columbia University (1997).
A.B. magna cum laude, Princeton University (1996).


Massachusetts (2001)
Supreme Court
US Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Federal Circuits
US District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia
(I have also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in state and federal courts around the country)


American Law Institute
Boston Bar Association, co-chair of the International Law Section, past member of the Amicus Committee, past chair of the Massachusetts Practice & Procedure Committee
International Bar Association