John Espinosa

John Espinosa

  • Business Law
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Practice Area
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • LLC Formation
  • Contracts
Fees
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Languages
  • Greek: Spoken
Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty, Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Teach Restorative Justice and Mediation courses.
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
Middlesex Community College
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• Taught courses to diverse students, including: Business Law, Introduction to Law, Real Estate Law, Paralegal Internship, Computer Applications, and Conflict Resolution Skills. • Advised students regarding college courses, transfer opportunities, and career options. • Represented the College in year-long Mill Cities Leadership Institute, a diverse cohort of socially responsible leaders and innovators in Lowell and Lawrence, class of 2014.
Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal Studies
North Shore Community College
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• Taught Computer Applications for Paralegals, placed students in paralegal internships.
Attorney, Children and Family Law Division
Committee for Public Counsel Services
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• Performed pre-trial investigation, client interviews, legal research and writing.
Paralegal
Attorney James M. Sears
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• Coordinated real estate closings, prepared income tax returns, managed bookkeeping. • Analyzed and drafted contracts, wrote legal memoranda, conducted legal research.
Education
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
M.A. (2012) | Peace & Conflict Studies: Conflict Resolution
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Internships: Lowell High School - Peer mediation program, Dec. 2011-Sept. 2012
Honors: Teaching Assistantship for three semesters
Activities: Developed new undergraduate course in Restorative Justice for the University
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University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Internships: Wayne County Mediation - Mediation clinic intern, Fall 2009 ACLU of Massachusetts - School-to-prison pipeline, Summer 2009 Children's Law Center of Mass - Education law, Summer 2008 Family Law Project - Domestic violence/child custody, 2007-2008
Honors: Academic prize in Greek from Dept. of Classical Studies, 2009 Dean’s Public Service Fellow, 2009 Massachusetts Bar Foundation Legal Intern Fellow, 2008 Sonnenschein Scholars Foundation Public Service Fellow, 2008 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Fellow, 2008 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow, 2008 Student Funded Fellowships Fellow, 2008 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, 2008
Activities: Public Service Chair, Latino Law Students Association, 2008-2009 Events Chair, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, 2008-2009 Moot Court competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law, 2008
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Suffolk University
B.S. (2006) | Paralegal Studies, minor in Philosophy
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Worked full-time as a paralegal while attending Suffolk University.
Honors: Featured in alumni magazine, March 2010 Highest Distinction (top two percent of class), January 2006 Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, January 2006 Phi Sigma Tau, Honor Society in Philosophy, January 2006 Named Outstanding Paralegal Student of the Year, 2006 Dean's High Honor List, Fall 2004-Spring 2005
Activities: Wrote independent study paper on business ethics,.
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North Shore Community College
A.S. (2004) | Paralegal Studies
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Internships: Essex South District Registry of Deeds - Clerk's Office, Summer 2003 Essex County Probate and Family Court - Clerk's Office, Spring 2003
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2002-Spring 2004 Honors Certificate for high academic achievement, January 2004
Activities: Worked full-time as a paralegal while attending North Shore Community College.
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Awards
Dean's Public Service Fellow
The University of Michigan Law School
ACLU of Massachusetts, School to Prison Pipeline Project
Legal Intern Fellow
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Awarded for Education Law internship with the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts.
Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow
The University of Michigan Law School
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Mock Trial volunteer judge.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Andromahi's Journal - Translation and Transcription of Greek Poetry
University of Michigan, Department of Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program Website
Speaking Engagements
Using Smartphones in the College Classroom, American Association for Paralegal Education Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
American Association for Paralegal Education
Certifications
Massachusetts Real Estate Broker
MA Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
Legal Answers
105 Questions Answered

Q. If I have a Service Mark under an LLC can this be considered a "business name" to add to a business bank account?
A: It isn't one or the other, they have different purposes. The short answer is that you should probably do both in order to accomplish everything you describe, and likely other things too. Hire a business attorney to give you specific advise on all of this.
Q. Are online contracts enough legally to guarantee a business share ? .
A: No, not at all. Before you agree to anything, you need to hire a law firm that has experience working with non-citizens in your situation to properly advise you on both the legal and tax implications of what you propose.
Q. Hello, I am trying to come out with an eyeshadow palette that is themed stranger things. Can I get into trouble?
A: If you are marketing it as a stranger things theme then you can expect legal action for infringing on their rights. The right to use the name is covered by trademark law. Here is the trademark ownership info for stranger things: https://trademarks.justia.com/867/68/stranger-86768141.html Also, here is an article about another business that tried to use their name without permission: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/09/netflix-cease-and-desist-stranger-things/540579/
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Contact & Map
John Espinosa, Esq.
Virtual office
Lowell, MA 01852
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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