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Business Litigation

Our business litigators combine thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law, superior advocacy skills, and strategic judgment acquired through decades of experience in resolving business disputes. We zealously advance our clients’ interests in all phases of the litigation process, including pre-litigation evaluation and counseling, negotiation, mediation, trial and appeal, or arbitration and related litigation. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, we seek innovative solutions to problems that are consistent with our clients’ business objectives.

Members of the Business Litigation Practice Group have been consistently recognized as leaders in their field.  Ed Barshak, Tony Doniger and Christine Netski are listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation, and have been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. In addition, Christine Netski has been named among the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Massachusetts and New England, and Tony has been selected as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Massachusetts.  Ed has been recognized for his litigation expertise in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, by the English research firm of Chambers and Partners.  Other members of the Business Litigation Group who have been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation are: William Boesch, Andrew Levin, John O'Neill and Paul White.

The clients we advise

Our clients include closely held, publicly traded and non-profit corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, trusts, sole proprietorships and individuals. They represent a wide spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, technology, distribution, retail, real estate, sponsored research and development, and a broad variety of professional and other skilled services.

The disputes we handle

As seasoned trial lawyers with broad-based experience, we have a proven track record of success in all of the following areas:

  • Shareholder disputes, including claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Partnership disputes, including claims arising from dissolutions of law firms and other professional associations
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and trade-secret claims
  • Intentional interference with contract and other business-tort claims
  • Trademark, trade dress and copyright claims
  • Disputes arising out of executive employment arrangements
  • Complex contractual disputes arising in the supply chain
  • Directors and Officers insurance coverage disputes
  • Chapter 93A claims, including class actions
  • Commercial real estate disputes
  • Software disputes
  • Licensing disputes
  • Lender liability claims
  • Professional malpractice claims

The venues in which we advocate

We handle business cases in federal and state courts, at trial and on appeal, in alternative dispute resolution forums, including arbitrations, mediations and case assessments.

For more information regarding our business litigation expertise and how we can help you achieve your goals, please contact Christine M. Netski (Co-Chair) at netski@srbc.com or Paul White (Co-Chair) at white@srbc.com  or 617-227-3030.

Related Publications:

July 28, 2016 -
Longtime Civil Rights Champion Recognized with Namesake Fund
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen held a reception at WilmerHale’s Boston office to launch the "Edward J. Barshak Fund for Justice."

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October 19, 2015 -
Expansion and Retraction for “Mode of Operation” Theories: Case Studies from Massachusetts and Florida
Massachusetts law has been changing rapidly in the area of slip-and-fall litigation, as the Supreme Judicial Court expands the circumstances under which plaintiffs no longer have to prove that a defendant had notice of a dangerous condition on their premises.  SRBC associate ...
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September 01, 2015 -
Retailers Should Beware the Pitfalls of “Early Termination” Clauses for Failure to Obtain Regulatory Approval
Paul White, Esq. and Grace McGuire, Esq. discuss the ins and outs of these clauses - why it’s good to have them in the lease if your business is subject to governmental approval, and the “good faith” efforts to obtain regulatory approval you must show if you end up needing to invoke them.

July 27, 2015 -
Retailers Beware - Are You Paying More Than Your Fair Share?

SRBC partner Paul White writes about emerging issues in disputes between retail tenants and mall owners with respect to allocation of property taxes and other shared expenses.
 
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June 25, 2013 -
Paul White on Letters of Intent and Recovering Damages for Lost Business Opportunities
Letters of Intent are a common tool in business negotiations, but most lawyers assume that there is no such thing as an enforceable “agreement to agree,” and that a party cannot recover damages for breach of a contract that never came into existence. SRBC partner ...
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September 17, 2012 -
Netski Profiled in Litigation Commentary & Review
SRBC partner Christine Netski is profiled in the current edition of Litigation Commentary & Review, a publication of the ...
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March 29, 2011 -
Retailers Beware: Spotting and Litigating Landlord Overcharges
SRBC partner Paul White writes about emerging issues in disputes between retail tenants and mall owners with respect to allocation of property taxes and other shared expenses.

October 24, 2008 -
Paul White's "Tips for Drafting a Commercial Agreement"
In another in his recent series of article for the Manufacturing Advancement Center, Paul White offers guidelines for non-lawyer personnel who are involved in drafting contracts. The article offers tips on how to approach a drafting ...
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September 24, 2008 -
Paul White Writes on Commercial Contracts
An article by SRBC partner Paul White entitled “Tips for Getting the Most from Your Commercial Contracts” appears in the September 2008 issue of ...
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March 09, 2017 -
Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Business Litigation Cases
Paul White moderates a Massachusetts Bar Association program, "Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Business Litigation Cases," with Kenneth Thayer participating on the panel alongside the Hon. Kenneth W. Salinger from the Massachusetts Superior Court and Brian Carney, Esq., from WIN ...
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January 09, 2017 -
Sugarman Rogers Names Christine M. Netski as Managing Partner, Regina E. Roman to become General Counsel
Today Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. announced that it has named Christine M. Netski as Managing Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee. In her new role, Netski will work with the partnership and executive staff on the ...
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October 21, 2016 -
Nineteen Sugarman Rogers Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

Nineteen lawyers from Sugarman Rogers have been included in this year’s edition of the Massachusetts "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" lists. 
 
Sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2016 "Super Lawyers" list, an honor based on peer review and professional ...
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October 20, 2016 -
Victory for Tax Accountant in Family Business Dispute
Sugarman Rogers partner William L. Boesch and associate ...
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September 21, 2016 -
A Conversation with the Legends: Themes of the Case, Opening Statements & Closing Arguments
Senior partner David A. Barry joins the third installment of MCLE's groundbreaking series "...
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August 19, 2016 -
Paul E. White To Serve On Business Court Advisory Committee
SRBC partner Paul E. White was recently appointed by the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the court's Business Litigation Session (BLS). The BLS is the ...
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August 15, 2016 -
Twelve Sugarman Rogers Partners Named 2017 Best Lawyers in America
Sugarman Rogers is pleased to announce that twelve of its attorneys – over 70 percent of the firm’s partners – have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of  ...
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August 05, 2016 -
Paul E. White Appointed As Chair to DRI's 2017 Retail and Hospitality Seminar
We are proud to announce that the Defense Research Institute (DRI) has appointed Paul E. White to serve as the Chair of the DRI’s 2017 Retail and Hospitality Seminar in Chicago, which takes place on May 4 and 5.  

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August 04, 2016 -
Lisa C. Goodheart Named a 2016 "Top Women of Law" Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Sugarman Rogers is proud to announce that partner, Lisa C. Goodheart, has been selected as a “2016 Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Each year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys ...
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July 29, 2016 -
#PokemonNO #CallYourLawyerFirst
Do You “Gotta Catch ‘Em All”?  Think Before You “Lure”
The smartphone game, “Pokémon GO,” is all the rage right now with adults and kids alike.  Retailers and hospitality-based businesses have gotten into the craze, declaring themselves to be “Pokéstops” and inviting players ...
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July 06, 2016 -
Kate R. Cook Appointed Co-Chair of BBA Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section
We are proud to share that the Boston Bar Association has appointed Kate R. Cook to serve as co-chair of the BBA’s Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section starting in September 2016 until August 2018.

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May 01, 2016 -
100% of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen Female Partners Named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts"
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen is proud to announce that all of their female partners have been named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts," by Super Lawyers® and were featured in the April issue of Boston magazine.

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April 14, 2016 -
Paul White: Co-Chairs the MBA's Complex Commercial Litigation Conference
Join Partner and program co-chair Paul White at the Massachusetts Bar Association's Inaugural Complex Commercial Litigation Conference on April 14th, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address from ...
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March 03, 2016 -
Christine Netski: Both Sides of the Bar
Partner Christine Netski will join a panel at the 2016 MassDLA – MATA Joint Education & Networking Event, “...
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November 18, 2015 -
Paul White and Andrew Levin: Effective Strategies for Winning Contract Disputes
Contracts disputes can result in substantial verdicts and other serious adverse consequences for a company. A party to a contract dispute, unlike most other types of litigation, has an opportunity to improve the likelihood of obtaining a successful outcome by careful drafting, negotiation and management ...
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November 09, 2015 -
Christine Netski & Michael Appel Recognized as Litigation Stars
SRBC is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, a leading national law publication. Christine M. Netski and ...
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November 06, 2015 -
SRBC Lawyers Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Twenty lawyers from SRBC have been included in this year’s edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers annually publishes the results of a peer-survey and independent-research study designed to identify leading lawyers by state. In this year’s listings, SRBC ...
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November 01, 2015 -
SRBC Receives High Rankings on "Best Law Firm" List
SRBC has been named to the 2016 list of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm is highly ranked in several practice areas, both nationally and regionally.

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September 30, 2015 -
Paul White: Overcharge Defenses

Paul White will co-present at the 2015 National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference on “Overcharge Defenses”

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September 29, 2015 -
Paul White: Preparing for a Deposition
Paul White will present at the 2015 National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference on the topic "Preparing for a Deposition."

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September 01, 2015 -
Paul White Presents at 2015 National Retail Tenants Association Conference
Paul White is among the presenters at this year's National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference to be held September 27-30 in Orlando, FL. Paul will be speaking on two topics, "Overcharge Defenses" and "...
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August 21, 2015 -
Thirteen SRBC Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016 List
Thirteen partners from the Boston-based civil litigation firm Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. received top rankings in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their skills and expertise in their respective practice areas. 

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June 04, 2015 -
Andrew Levin on Deposition Techniques
On June 16, SRBC's Andrew Levin will co-host a webinar on "Advanced Deposition Techniques." Andrew and his co-presenter will discuss strategies that business litigators can use to get the most out of depositions--particularly those involving hostile, evasive or adverse witnesses.

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February 11, 2015 -
SRBC Welcomes Chief Legal Counsel to Former Governor Patrick
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen is pleased to announce that Kate R. Cook, Chief Legal Counsel to former Governor Deval L. Patrick, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. She will focus her practice in the areas of business, employment, environmental and real estate litigation. With extensive ...
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December 04, 2014 -
SRBC Welcomes New Associate Kenneth Thayer
Sugarman, Rogers is pleased to welcome Kenneth Thayer as an associate of the firm. Ken is an experienced trial attorney concentrating his practice in the areas of complex business, tort, employment, real estate and insurance litigation. ...
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November 11, 2014 -
Tony Agudelo Moderates the MBA Program "Making the Winning Argument"

SRBC Partner and MBA Civil Litigation Section Co-Chair Tony Agudelo will moderate a panel discussion at the Massachusetts Bar Association entitled "Making the Winning Argument" on Wednesday, November 12. 

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November 04, 2014 -
SRBC Receives High Rankings on "Best Law Firm" List
SRBC has been named to the 2015 list of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received top "Tier 1" rankings in Boston across eleven practice areas:

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September 24, 2014 -
SRBC Attorneys Serve as MBA Section Leaders
The Massachusetts Bar Association has announced its 2014-15 Section Council and Committee leadership. SRBC congratulates partners Paul White and Anthony Agudelo on their newly appointed leadership roles at the MBA.

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September 08, 2014 -
Paul White: Dealing With Landlord's Defenses
Paul White will present at the 2014 National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference on the topic "Dealing With Landlord's Defenses."

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September 08, 2014 -
Paul White: Preparing for Depositions
Paul White will present at the 2014 National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference on the topic "Preparing for Depositions."

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September 03, 2014 -
Paul White Presents at 2014 National Retail Tenants Association Conference
Paul White is among the presenters at this year's National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference to be held September 8-10 in Reno, NV. Paul will be speaking on two topics, "Dealing With Landlord's Defenses" and "...
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August 18, 2014 -
Fourteen Partners Earned Title "2015 Best Lawyers" and One Partner Named "Lawyer of the Year"
Fourteen SRBC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. In addition, David Barry earned special recognition as "Boston Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. ...
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July 10, 2014 -
Bar Association Honors Paul White for Work Supporting Marathon-Bombing Victims

The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) will tonight present SRBC's Paul White with a 2014 Volunteer Recognition Award. The award recognizes Paul's service as chair of the ...
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June 05, 2014 -
Paul White Appointed Chair of the MBA's Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council

Paul White has been named Chair of the new Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). MBA Section Councils develop educational programing, monitor legislation, propose legislative positions to the House of Delegates, and participate in the ...
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June 03, 2014 -
Law360 Female Powerbrokers: Q&A with Christine Netski

SRBC partner Christine Netski is featured in the "Female Powerbrokers Q&A" series by Law360. In the interview, Christine discusses the importance of empowering women leaders in law firms, as well as strategies for mentoring younger female lawyers. 

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May 23, 2014 -
Chambers USA Ranks SRBC Partners Goodheart & Musiker

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 has recognized SRBC partners Lisa Goodheart and Jean Musiker as leaders in their fields.

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May 16, 2014 -
Paul White: The Retail Liability Claim - Evaluation and Collaboration

SRBC partner Paul White co-presents with Andrew Johnstone (Sears Holdings Management Corporation) at the 2014 DRI Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar.

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April 28, 2014 -
Paul White to Speak at DRI Retail and Hospitality Conference

On May 16, SRBC partner Paul White and Andrew Johnstone, an in-house lawyer with Sears Holdings Management Corporation, will give a presentation on effective strategic partnering between inside and outside counsel on retail-liability claims. The session will be part the Defense ...
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April 07, 2014 -
Christine Netski and Andrew Levin on Defending Depositions

On April 17, SRBC's Christine Netski and Andrew Levin co-present at the Boston Bar Association on "...
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April 04, 2014 -
NBC News Story on GM Recall Quotes Paul White
An NBC News story on the revelations about General Motors and faulty ignition switches features a quote from SRBC's Paul White on the company's possible motivations for refusing to disclose ...
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March 25, 2014 -
Paul White on Deposition Techniques

On April 3, SRBC's Paul White will co-host a webinar on "Advanced Deposition Techniques." Paul and his co-presenter will discuss strategies business litigators can use to get the most out of depositions, particularly those involving hostile, evasive or adverse witnesses. ...
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November 04, 2013 -
SRBC Ranked "First Tier" in Boston in 10 Practice Areas

The 2014 edition of the "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers rates SRBC a "First Tier" firm in Boston in ten of its practice areas:

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October 22, 2013 -
21 SRBC Lawyers Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Twenty-one lawyers from SRBC have been included in this year’s edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers annually publishes the results of a peer-survey and independent-research study designed to identify leading lawyers by state. In this year’s listings, SRBC ...
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October 16, 2013 -
Meehan v. Nash
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has dismissed an appeal by the owner of a defunct corporate tenant in a case in which SRBC partner John O'Neill succeeded in piercing the corporate veil and obtaining a personal judgment against the owner on behalf of their landlord-client. The SRBC lawyers successfully ...
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September 25, 2013 -
Paul White: So You Just Received a Subpoena for Your Deposition - Now What?
At the 2013 National Retail Tenants Association Conference, SRBC's Paul White offers an in-depth look at how depositions are taken, how they are used at trial and how to be a successful witness.

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September 24, 2013 -
Paul White: Maintaining the Offensive - Effective Strategies for Defeating Landlord Defenses in Overcharge Litigation
SRBC partner Paul White co-presents with Tammi Banaszak, manager of lease payables for a major national retailer, at the 2013 National Retail Tenants Association Conference.

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September 20, 2013 -
Paul White Presents at 2013 National Retail Tenants Association Conference
SRBC's leading retail litigation and contracts lawyer, Paul White, presents at the 2013 National Retail Tenants Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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September 16, 2013 -
SRBC Welcomes Two Associates
SRBC recently welcomed two new associates, Gwen Nolan King and Joshua D. Nadreau, to the firm. Gwen is in her fifth year of practice, with prior litigation experience at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston and at Sperling & Slater, a ...
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August 15, 2013 -
Fifteen SRBC Partners Named “2014 Best Lawyers” and Two Ranked “Lawyer of the Year”
Fifteen SRBC partners have been ranked at the top of their profession, including two partners earning special recognition as “Lawyer of the Year,” in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal ...
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May 15, 2013 -
$1.13 Million Arbitration Award for Tax Consultants
A Boston tax-consulting firm represented by SRBC's William Boesch has prevailed in a fee-dispute arbitration against the defense contractor Raytheon Company, winning an award of $1.13 million. The dispute arose from a contingent-fee agreement between the consultants and Raytheon, under which the consultants ...
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May 03, 2013 -
A Practical Symposium on Daubert Motion Practice
SRBC Partner Paul White joins a panel of Faculty Members at the Massachusetts Bar Association MCLE Seminar entitled "...
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May 03, 2013 -
Paul White: A Practical Symposium on Daubert Motion Practice
SRBC Partner Paul White joins a panel of Faculty Members at the Massachusetts Bar Association MCLE Seminar entitled "...
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April 02, 2013 -
Collection of Zip Codes by Massachusetts Retailers Constitutes Unfair Business Practice
Massachusetts's highest court has issued an important decision about the collection of zip-code information by retailers, a decision that is likely to generate more lawsuits against retailers who do business in Massachusetts.

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March 14, 2013 -
275 Washington Street Trust v. Banco do Brasil
SRBC partner, Paul White, obtained a successful settlement for a commercial landlord in a dispute over the interpretation and effect of a condition precedent to a right to terminate a commercial lease entered into the landlord, the 275 Washington Street Trust with Banco do Brasil (the ...
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March 05, 2013 -
Anthony Agudelo: Winning Closing Arguments
SRBC Partner, Anthony Agudelo, and an all-star panel of top litigators put Michael Jackson, Star Wars, and the Boston Red Sox on trial.

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November 13, 2012 -
SRBC Ranks High in "Best Law Firms" Survey
SRBC has received first-tier rankings in nine of its practice areas in the 2013 U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was recognized as a National Tier 1 firm in Product ...
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October 24, 2012 -
22 SRBC Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers"
Twenty-two SRBC lawyers have been listed among the top attorneys in Massachusetts in the annual Super Lawyers rankings.

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September 12, 2012 -
Fifteen SRBC Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America
Fifteen of SRBC's partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers calls itself “the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.” The publication annually ...
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August 01, 2012 -
Paul White Appointed Chair of Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council
SRBC partner Paul White has been appointed by the president-elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Robert Holloway, to chair the Association's Civil Litigation Section Council for the term beginning September 1, 2012. In addition to selecting the ...
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July 13, 2012 -
Christine Netski Elected to Boston Bar Association Council
The Boston Bar Association has announced the results of its 2012 annual election of officers and members of the BBA Council. SRBC partner Christine Netski was elected to a three-year term as a member of the Council, the 34-member governing body of the BBA. Congratulations, Chris!

May 21, 2012 -
Mass. Bar Task Force Reports on Recent-Graduate Underemployment
SRBC's Paul White has participated in a task force appointed by the Massachusetts Bar Association to study possible solutions to the problem of unemployment and underemployment among recent law school graduates in Massachusetts. The task force has published a ...
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May 21, 2012 -
Christine Netski: The Future of the Legal Profession
SRBC partner Christine Netski will address a meeting sponsored by the Boston Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Section, to discuss the work of the BBA's task force on future of the legal profession, of which Christine served as ...
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May 11, 2012 -
Paul White: Designating Your Witness, Protecting Your Brand
On May 11, SRBC partner Paul White will appear on a panel at the Defense Research Institute's annual Retail & Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar, in Chicago. The panel's topic is "Designating your Corporate Representative and Protecting Your Brand at the Same ...
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April 10, 2012 -
Paul White to Chair Panel on Advanced Deposition Skills
SRBC partner Paul White will chair an upcoming Massachusetts Bar Association seminar entitled "Advanced Deposition Skills: Effective Techniques for Taking and Defending Key Depositions for Trial," sponsored by the MBA's Civil Litigation Section Council. The impetus for the seminar is the idea that as ...
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March 14, 2012 -
Chris Netski on Cornell Webinar Panel
SRBC partner Christine Netski will take part in a March 14 webinar for Cornell University Law School on "The Challenges Facing New Lawyers Entering the Profession." The webinar will discuss the work done by the Boston Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of the Profession, of which Christine served as ...
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March 07, 2012 -
Barshak and Goodheart Recognized by Chambers USA
The 2012 edition of the legal directory Chambers USA recognizes SRBC partners Edward Barshak and Lisa Goodheart as leaders in their fields. The annual publication conducts in-depth interviews with a lawyer's peers and clients, and asks for assessment of a lawyer's technical legal ability, ...
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January 05, 2012 -
Dylan Sanders Becomes SRBC Shareholder
SRBC has welcomed Dylan Sanders as a shareholder and director of the firm, effective January 1, 2012. Dylan, who joined SRBC in 2008, practices in the environmental, real estate and business litigation fields. He has particular experience representing developers in zoning, ...
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December 20, 2011 -
Summary Judgment Win in Dispute Over Employee's Contracting Authority
An SRBC client that provides product-repair services for appliances and other products nationwide has won a summary-judgment victory in Massachusetts in a dispute over an oral contract allegedly made by one of the client's service technicians to perform work outside the scope of the company's ordinary ...
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October 27, 2011 -
Paul White to Address DRI Annual Meeting
On October 27th, SRBC partner Paul White will speak at a session of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) 2011 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Paul's topic is "Retail and Hospitality Law: Managing and Responding to a Crisis." He will offer guidance for lawyers and clients in the retail ...
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October 26, 2011 -
Sixteen SRBC Partners Named 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an annual peer-review and independent-research survey designed to identify the top five percent of lawyers in the state, has named 16 SRBC partners to its 2011 listing. Several of the partners were also distinguished on shortlists of top lawyers ...
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October 25, 2011 -
Three SRBC Lawyers Are "Rising Stars"
Three SRBC lawyers have been recognized as "Rising Stars" by the 2011 edition of the annual Massachusetts Super Lawyers survey. The Rising Stars list seeks to identify the top echelon of lawyers who are age 40 or younger, or who have been practicing 10 years or fewer.

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October 07, 2011 -
Doniger and Goodheart are "Lawyers of the Year"
Having earlier named 13 SRBC partners to its 2011 annual Best Lawyers in America listing, Best Lawyers has singled out two of those partners--Tony Doniger and Lisa Goodheart--for further honors. Tony is Best Lawyers' 2012 Boston Family Law Lawyer of the Year, and Lisa is 2012 ...
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September 09, 2011 -
Thirteen SRBC Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America
The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, described as "the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S." and based on a nationwide peer survey of more than 3.9 million lawyers, has named 13 SRBC partners to its annual list. The partners, and the Best Lawyers ...
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September 01, 2011 -
Lisa Goodheart Takes Office as President of Boston Bar Association
SRBC Partner Lisa Goodheart today began her term as President of the Boston Bar Association. In addition to her busy environmental, real estate and business litigation practice, Lisa has been active in the BBA for many years, having served as President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer, and ...
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August 12, 2011 -
Paul White Appointed Bar Association Delegate
SRBC partner Paul White has been appointed a regional delegate to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s House of Delegates for the 2011-2012 association year. The House of Delegates is part of the governing body of the MBA. Its primary job is to determine the positions the MBA should take on ...
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August 03, 2011 -
Jessica Park Joins SRBC
SRBC recently welcomed new associate Jessica Park to the firm. Jessica is a 2004 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and practiced in California and Virginia before coming to SRBC. She has experience representing clients in insurance coverage matters, in ...
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April 01, 2011 -
Defense Verdict—and $2.1MM Judgment on Counterclaim—for SRBC Client in Outsourcing Dispute
A dispute involving services and software for outsourcing of employee recruitment ended recently with a triple victory for SRBC client Kenexa Technology. After a ten-day jury trial in Boston, SRBC partner Christine Netski and associate Matthew Welnicki obtained a defense verdict for Kenexa on claims of ...
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March 10, 2011 -
Netski on Interference with Business Relations
On Thursday, March 10, SRBC partner Christine Netski will be a panelist at a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar on claims for "interference with business relations." Chris and the other panelists will discuss technical and practical aspects of bringing and defending against ...
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January 05, 2011 -
Andrea Studley Knowles Elected Shareholder of SRBC
Andrea Studley Knowles, an associate with SRBC since May 2005, has been elected a Shareholder of the firm, effective January 1, 2011. Andrea will continue to focus her practice on product liability defense, business litigation and employment law. A 1998 graduate of New York University School of Law, Andrea ...
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October 20, 2010 -
SRBC Partners Named "Super Lawyers"
Sixteen of SRBC's partners have been recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the 2010 edition of the annual peer-review survey that seeks to identify the top five percent of lawyers in the state. Many of the partners were also ranked among the very top lawyers ...
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October 19, 2010 -
Four SRBC Lawyers Are "Rising Stars"
Four SRBC attorneys have been named in the "Rising Stars" category of the 2010 edition of the annual peer-review survey Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The category is reserved for up-and-coming lawyers who are age forty or younger, and have been practicing for ten ...
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October 02, 2010 -
Eleven SRBC Partners Named to Annual "Best Lawyers in America" List

Eleven SRBC partners have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an annual publication that calls itself "the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States." This year's selections are based on surveys in which more than 3.1 million leading lawyers were ...
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August 05, 2010 -
Dismissal of Suit Against Condominium Trustees Affirmed on Appeal
SRBC's John O'Neill has secured a decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirming an earlier trial-court victory for his clients, the trustees of a condominium trust.

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February 24, 2010 -
New Massachusetts Data-Security Regulations Take Effect
Massachusetts regulations taking effect March 1 will impose obligations on companies and others who maintain personal information about Massachusetts residents, including social security and bank-account numbers.

February 24, 2010 -
Levin on Courtroom Advocacy
On February 24, 2010, SRBC partner Andy Levin will appear as a panelist in a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program entitled “Courtroom Advocacy.” Panelists will offer how-to secrets of great courtroom advocates for each phase of a case.

October 21, 2009 -
Paul White Speaks to National Association of Educational Buyers
SRBC partner Paul White will address the New England 2009 Fall Conference of the National Association of Educational Buyers (NAEB), on October 21 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Paul's topic will be "The Contracting Process:  Opportunities and Pitfalls."

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July 10, 2009 -
First Circuit: Debtor Can't Sue Its Bank for Mismanagement Under
A third-party creditor of a defunct company may sometimes seek to hold the company's bank liable for contributing to its failure, by relying on a common-law "instrumentality" theory. Where permitted, such a theory allows direct recovery against a lender who asserts such extensive control over a borrower ...
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April 10, 2009 -
O'Neill and Levin Win Dismissal of Case Against Lender
SRBC's John O'Neill and Andrew Levin recently won dismissal of a lawsuit by a home buyer against a mortgage company. The buyer complained that she was induced by the mortgage company and other defendants to purchase the house for more than it was worth. After giving the buyer two opportunities to ...
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March 09, 2009 -
Paul White's Commercial Contract Tips
On March 9th, SRBC partner Paul White will speak to the Purchasing Management Association of Boston on the drafting and managing of commercial contracts. In his presentation, entitled “Tips for Getting the Most from Your Commercial Contracts,” Paul will discuss effective drafting techniques, when to involve ...
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September 10, 2008 -
Christine Netski Named to Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
SRBC partner Christine Netski was recently invited to be a fellow of the trial lawyer honorary society ...
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