Representative Matters

PRACTICE AREAS DESCRIPTION
INDUSTRY/SECTOR
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 publicNonprofits

Construction