Mr. Davidson is Co-Chair of the Firm's Business Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business torts, contract claims, real estate disputes, disputes involving closely held corporations and employment disputes.
Mr. Davidson has extensive experience in virtually all phases of civil litigation. He has tried cases in the Massachusetts Superior and District Courts, as well as the Federal District Court. Mr. Davidson also has argued before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.
Clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to multi-national companies rely on Mr. Davidson’s advice, litigation skills and responsiveness.
“Shep has become one of my ‘go to’ guys because he gives me the sense that I am his only client in terms of responsiveness even though I know he is in demand. Shep also has a history of success with us, not just in terms of results, but in managing costs.”
– Keith Wexelblatt, Senior Counsel of Reebok International, Ltd.
Mr. Davidson is co-publisher of The In-House Advisor blog, which is designed to provide practical commentary on a variety of legal issues that many in-house decision-makers face, regardless of the business in which their companies engage. To visit the blog, click here.
- Prevented a radio talk-show host from going to a rival station in breach of his employment agreement
- Obtained an arbitration award of over $2,000,000 for an individual who sued one of the world’s largest financial institutions
- Obtained a preliminary injunction, precluding four former employees of an international software company from breaching their covenants not to compete with the company
- Obtained the reimbursement of all of his client’s legal fees after successfully defending a litigation that lasted over three years
- Obtained a damages award of $700,000 for clients who sued a real estate developer for failing to complete their custom home in a timely manner
- J.D., Northeastern University, 1990
- B.A., Swarthmore College, 1986
- Mr. Davidson was selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers® (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008). Super Lawyers and Rising Stars employ an annual jurisdictional selection process. Only five percent of lawyers in the state were selected to the Super Lawyers list and 2.5 percent to the Rising Stars list. The listing appears annually in the November issue of Boston magazine and in New England Super Lawyers.
3/12/2013, Boston Business Journal - Gov. Patrick calls case against non-compete agreements ‘compelling’
Shepard Davidson was quoted in this article by Don Seiffert.
11/17/2007, Boston Globe - Judge: Carr has to stay at WRKO
Mr. Davidson was quoted in this article by Diedtra Henderson.
7/11/2007, Boston Herald - Howie dials up heat on 'RKO with lawsuit
Mr. Davidson was quoted in this article in reference to the legal battle radio host Howie Carr is involved in.
7/11/2007, Radio & Records - Carr Wars in Boston; Entercom Responds
Mr. Davidson was quoted in this article by Mike Boyle.
7/22/2002, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - "Ex-Bank Employee Awarded Over $2M"
Mr. Davidson and Jeff Martin were featured in the News Briefs section.
Recent Articles and Publications:
Noncompetes in Mass. not Silicon Valley’s gain
Boston Business Journal, February 1, 2013
Flagging a Penalty Clause
New England In-House, July 2007
When is an Offer to Purchase Real Estate a Contract?
Focus, Fall 2002
12th Annual Business Litigation Conference 2013, 1.25.2013
Location: MCLE Conference Center
Topic: Deals Gone Bad
ACC Northeast Chapter Panel Discussion, 11.14.2012
Location: Burns & Levinson, 125 Summer Street, Boston MA
Topic: Lessons in Attorney-Client Privilege
Click here to download the webcast.
Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) Webinar, 6.22.2012
Topic: Silence is Golden: The Attorney-Client Privilege
Lessons in Contract Drafting from the School of Litigation, 10.20.2011
Location: Association of Corporate Counsel
Discussion of what you can do to draft agreements that are more likely to give you leverage in settlement as well as substantive and tactical advantages if you have to litigate or arbitrate a contractually based dispute.
Faculty Panel: "Resolving Disputes in Close Corporations and Partnerships" (MCLE), 4.6.2005
Mr. Davidson was on the Faculty Panel of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program, "Resolving Disputes in Close Corporations and Partnerships," on April 6, 2005.