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Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Burns & Levinson's business litigation and dispute resolution attorneys create opportunities and solve problems for our clients by aggressive negotiation, mediation, and the effective use of litigation. Our attorneys bring years of experience and proven success in representing clients having diverse business interests.

We both initiate and defend a broad range of business litigation actions, always with the same guiding principle: to achieve optimal results for our clients quickly and cost effectively. In addition to our substantial experience in the courtroom, our attorneys frequently help clients resolve their disputes in mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Many of our attorneys have established experience in particular areas such as antitrust, banking, directors' and officers' liability, eminent domain, governmental entities, intellectual property, class actions, labor and employment law, minority stockholders, franchises, securities, real estate tax abatement, federal and state tax litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practices under Chapter 93A of the Massachusetts General Laws, and white collar criminal defense.

Intellectual property rights are an important asset to businesses as new technologies increasingly create unique challenges in this area. Our Intellectual Property Group has developed a substantial practice, representing clients in patent litigation, security and protecting patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

We represent clients in a variety of employment matters, including defense and prosecution of wrongful termination and discrimination claims, and litigation involving trade secrets and covenants not to compete. We also advise our business clients on means of avoiding or minimizing exposure to these types of claims through the establishment of internal corporate policies and written employment agreements.

In the area of banking litigation, we have successfully represented lenders in loan workout litigation, including actions to collect debts and to take possession of real estate and other collateral. We also represent lenders in defending lender liability claims.

The White Collar Criminal Defense Group represents clients involved in federal and state criminal proceedings, including grand jury and administrative agency investigations. We represent corporate targets in federal investigations, including antitrust, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, and environmental prosecution.

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The Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at Burns & Levinson

Name Title Phone Email
Jeffrey R. Martin, Co-Chair General Counsel 617.345.3308
Paul R. Mastrocola, Co-Chair Partner 617.345.3244
Benjamin C. Caldwell Associate 401.330.1751
Laura L. Carroll Partner 617.345.3339
Stephen Y. Chow Partner 617.345.3263
Jerry Cohen Partner 617.345.3276
Lisa M. Cukier Partner 617.345.3471
Shepard Davidson Partner 617.345.3336
Robert D. Friedman Partner 617.345.3248
Mary Katherine Geraghty Partner 617.345.3272
Michael C. Gilleran Partner 617.345.3270
Derek M. Gillis Associate 617.345.3370
Lawrence G. Green Partner 617.345.3216
Paul Marshall Harris Partner 617.345.3854
Renee Inomata Partner 617.345.3340
Sara Decatur Judge Partner 617.345.3211
Eric G. J. Kaviar Associate 617.345.3217
Dennis J. Kelly Partner 617.345.3436
Alan E. Lipkind Partner 617.345.3547
David M. Losier Partner 617.345.3644
Lauren R. MacLellan Associate 617.345.3269
Joseph M. Maraia Partner 617.345.3241
Andrea L. Martin Associate 617.345.3869
Erica Mastrangelo Associate 617.345.3683
Harry S. Miller Partner 617.345.3236
Laura Lee Mittelman Associate 617.345.3260
Elizabeth Brady Murillo Partner 617.345.3230
Lawrence P. Murray Partner 617.345.3510
Lynn C. Norton Associate 617.345.3552
Robert J. O'Regan Partner 617.345.3650
Thomas T. Reith Partner 617.345.3258
Paul M. Sanford Partner 401.831.5309
Mark Schonfeld Partner 617.345.3329
Neerja Sharma Associate 617.345.3204
Normand F. Smith Partner 617.345.3234
Paul E. Stanzler Senior Counsel 617.345.3274
Susan E. Stenger Partner 617.345.3739
Laura R. Studen Partner 617.345.3325
Howard J. Susser Partner 617.345.3738
Merton E. Thompson Partner 617.345.3697
Ellen J. Zucker Partner 617.345.3367