My practice focuses on civil litigation but I also provide counsel to clients involved in business and real estate transactions, aviation matters, employment matters, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and risk management. I have significant experience in the defense of insurers in both coverage and bad faith matters and have defended insureds in a myriad of general liability, product liability, professional liability, construction, environmental, and toxic tort cases.
I have litigated shareholder disputes, business torts, antitrust matters, contract disputes, and employment matters. I have also handled intellectual property cases including the prosecution of copyright and trademark applications, enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, domain name disputes, protection of trade secrets, and patent infringement claims. I am a registered patent attorney.
In the area of professional liability, I have defended law firms and individual lawyers, including significant experience defending specialized practitioners such as patent lawyers and tax attorneys. I have also defended real estate brokers, securities brokers, registered investment advisors, insurance brokers, architects, engineers and psychologists.
I have incorporated my experience as a licensed private pilot in the representation of airlines, fixed base operators, repair facilities, flight instructors, and aviation insurers in civil matters and before the NTSB in FAA enforcement actions. I serve as panel counsel for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ("AOPA").
I have tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and in Federal Court in the Northern District of New York.
Specialties: Aviation, Antitrust, Business Litigation, Construction, Employment, Insurance Coverage; Insurance Bad Faith; Intellectual Property, Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate.