In a case of first impression for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, I was lead counsel for a plaintiff profit sharing plan where the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that his client stated a claim for relief under the Massachusetts Securities Act and further held that an integration clause in a subscription agreement did not provide a defense to a claim under the Act.
After being sued as part of a class action in federal court, an Australian software developer retained me as its U.S. counter-part to its Australian-based defense team. I facilitated a mediated settlement, which was ultimately approved by the court, and helped to resolve issues surrounding insurance and indemnification issues.
In two separate actions, I helped to represent two pension funds (one public and one private) in claims the funds brought against their custodian bank after the pension funds lost tens of millions of dollars resulting from an investment manager’s fraud. After extensive litigation, the clients resolved their claims through mediations to their satisfaction.
I prevailed before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on an interlocutory appeal in another case of first impression regarding whether a defendant had preserved its right to a jury trial in the Land Court.
As lead counsel, my client won on all counts in a bench trial in a dispute over the sale of a business where the purchaser alleged that he had been misled about revenues during the due diligence phase with his client being awarded damages, legal fees, interest and the return of certain equipment.
My client received a favorable jury verdict, including a finding that a bank committed an unfair and deceptive act or practice, for commercial property owners in December 2003.
I helped a public client to successfully end probes commenced by the client’s regulatory agency and the Massachusetts Inspector General pertaining to the client’s renovation of an investment property.