Civil and Commercial Litigation
I prosecute and defend civil and commercial lawsuits for businesses, non-profit institutions, and people. My experience includes high-stakes disputes between business owners, claims involving fraud or unfair and deceptive trade practices, complex contract and license disputes in many industries, claims against fiduciaries, professional advisors, and agents, claims against foreign governments, real estate and leasing cases, and cross-border commercial disputes. I have tried cases and argued appeals in the Massachusetts and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court and federal courts of appeals.
International Judicial Assistance
I use a federal statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1782, to obtain evidence in the United States that my clients can use in lawsuits abroad.I also help clients enforce foreign judgments in the United States. And I help American companies and individuals when they need help abroad taking evidence, serving process, or enforcing American judgments. I have a wide network of colleagues around the world with whom I partner to help Americans in need of help overseas.
I am a member of the American Arbitration Association’s national panel of commercial arbitrators. If you are in a dispute, you can hire me to serve as arbitrator to help you resolve it, either directly or through the AAA. My goal is to get parties to a fair resolution in a reasonable amount of time for a reasonable amount of money.