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Construction Represented law school during construction of new flagship building concerning multi-million dollar disputes with architect and construction manager Education
Construction
Litigation
Represented design professional against malpractice and insurance subrogation claims Construction
Design Professionals
Construction
Litigation
Represented general contractor in arbitration against owner who had attempted to rescind a valid contract Construction
Construction Represented contractor in dispute over wrongful termination of public construction subcontract Construction
Business Law Created nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status for the purpose of providing a music program to a public experimental charter school Nonprofits
Education
Construction Defended major wood window manufacturer against warranty claims Manufacturing
Construction
Business Law
Advised national electronics retailer regarding set up of in-house construction division for installation of high-end home theater Retail
Construction
Business Law
Served as outside general counsel for fast-growing $6 Million custom remodeller; advised on corporate structure, employment, contract matters, dispute resolution, OSHA, insurance and other matters Construction
Business Law Represented Ph.D scientist in negotiating terms of noncompete agreement High Tech
Construction Represented industrial property owner in eminent domain case where property was a Superfund site Manufacturing
Construction Represented commercial property owner in dispute with wholesale grocery tenant over the applicability of the Clean Water Act to spills from tenant dumpsters into storm drains Manufacturing
Business Law Served as election counsel for city mayoral candidate; advised candidate and staff re election laws Government
Construction Represented residential owner against Federal agency where owner's contractor had negligently constructed new home within power line easement Government
Construction Represented numerous contractors regarding all aspects of mechanic's liens Construction
Litigation Represented group home for disabled in Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act lawsuit against activists and a local restaurant located in a gentrified neighborhood who were trying to close the facility; successfully deterred Safe Streets group and the city where the home was located by threat of litigation, including a 42 USC 1983 civil rights claim; settled lawsuit against neighbors and restaurant with a Consent Decree prohibiting further discriminatory acts for a period of years ADA
Fair Housing
Litigation Represented spouse of HIV/Aids victim against family dentist who refused to treat uninfected client and children ADA
Litigation Represented nurse with disability employed by state agency in disability discrimination case ADA
Construction Drafted legal opinions in conjuction with expert architect reports in support of a building's compliance with ADA regulations ADA
Construction
Litigation
Represented publicly traded home building company in dispute where the specification of particular building wrap allegedly created conditions for extensive rot and failure of multiple buildings Construction
Construction
Litigation
Represented a major national window company in EIFS litigation Manufacturing
Business Law Advised national painting franchise business on contents of employee manual Construction
Business Law Created, modified and dissolved numerous business entities for clients over the life cycle of business Varies
Business Law
Construction
Provided strategic advice, due diligence, created corporation and drafted transaction documents for the purchase and major expansion of a grocery supermarket Retail
Business Law
Litigation
Represented truck transmission repair company in U.S. Postal Service bid protest Government
Business Law Advised wind turbine manufacturer regarding contract issues in redirecting sale of units Clean Energy
Construction Represented farmer landowner in contract negotiations with windfarm developer Clean Energy
Business Law Advised minority and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE) regarding compliance with government contract requirements and general legal matters Government
Construction Represented Native American homeowners against the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in dispute over construction easements arising out of Federally funded sewer infrastructure Tribal
Litigation Represented publicly traded corporation in asserting violation of trademark Manufacturing
Construction Drafted phased design-build contract for high end custom home builders & remodelers Construction
Technology Law Advised major New England city regarding preservation and production of terabytes of electronically stored information (ESI) Government
Construction Represented couple in dispute with high-rise homeowner's association seeking $1,000+ per day fines because of the alleged disruption and noise caused by client's efforts to convert a full floor of apartments into a luxury "penthouse" suite; attended association meetings of behalf of clients and with threats successfully removed fines. Fair Housing
Business Law
Construction
Litigation
Represented large roofing company over a period of years in numerous matters, including customer disputes, customer and vendor litigation, OSHA safety violations, corporate restructurings, personnel matters and general legal counseling Construction
Litigation Represented purchaser in recovery of earnest money in large residential transaction where seller failed to meet all conditions Real Estate
Litigation Represented large international leather products distributor and manufacturer in disputes with vendors and customers Leather Industry
Litigation Represented municipality in litigation over leakage of "green roof" covering parking garage; suit against general contractor and designer Government
Litigation Represented nonprofit commercial property landlord as a creditor in bankruptcy court; restructuring of long term lease Real Estate
Litigation Co-counsel in representation of homeowners in eminent domain cases involving expansion of an airport Real Estate
Business Law Advised distributorship governed by FTC Consent Decree on compliance with Decree's prohibition of franchising activities Manufacturing
Business Law Representation of various business owners concerning asset protection, key man insurance, corporate structure Varies
Business Law Advised design professional and firm principal on pursuing (and defending against) business takeover strategies by colleagues Design Professionals
Business Law Advised software as a service (SAAS) start-up corporation in contract negotiations with first foreign customer Software
Technology Law Advised large national savings bank on email retention policy Banking
Technology Law
Litigation
Defended national engineering firm against overreach by third party subpoena for electronic records; advised firm re legal hold, collection, preservation and production of email, unstructured data (documents) and engineering work product; negotiated stipulated protocol for electronic discovery, privilege protection, clawback provisions, and cost sharing; preparation of client representatives for statements and depositions. Design Professionals
Technology Law
Litigation
In multimillion dollar construction arbitration, successfully moved for an order compelling construction manager to allow our computer forensics experts to copy (image) all company servers and numerous computers to preserve evidence; drafted complex search and electronic discovery protocols that were ordered by arbitration panel to control all electronic discovery in the case Construction
Business Law Represented start-up dish-TV installation contractor Construction
Business Law Represented physician in creating new corporation to market and commercialize invention to prevent bedsores Medical Devices
Technology Law Advised regional transportation authority regarding best practices for email and records retention Tranportation
Technology Law
Advised a major electrical utility involved in ongoing litigation re development of standards-based best practices for triggering and carrying out the proper scope of legal hold; advised re automated control systems for monitoring and releasing legal hold Energy
Construction
Technology Law Created retention schedules and a comprehensive corporate document retention policy for a U.S. based multibillion dollar company; advised re implementation strategies Manufacturing
High Tech
Business Law Represented various software start-ups in corporate and other business matters since the beginning of the dot com era Start-ups
Litigation
Business Law
Defended business in Superior Court litigation concerning the failure of plaintiff's software systems to function as warranted; counterclaims and aggressive representation resulted in favorable settlement Software
Business Law Created nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status for the purpose of restoring an historic landmark and creating a museum open to the public Nonprofits
Construction
     
 

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