Carlos A. Maycotte concentrates on family law, international arbitration and litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation. As part of his family law practice, Carlos has represented clients in a variety of cases involving divorce, custody, removal, and paternity claims. In recent matters, Carlos has appeared in a four-day trial on behalf of a father in a custody and paternity dispute, and has appeared before the court to represent clients in connection with child support, alimony, and modification issues. He has also negotiated numerous settlement agreements on behalf of clients, helping them move on while securing the successful resolution of their cases.
In his international arbitration and litigation practice, Carlos recently represented a foreign, multi-national company in a complex, multi-million-dollar arbitration against a publicly-traded Massachusetts corporation, assisting in a two-week liability hearing, arguing motions before the arbitral tribunal, examining and cross-examining witnesses, composing pleadings, and serving as a point-of-contact for the Spanish-speaking clients. Carlos has been invited to speak on panels at Boston University School of Law regarding his experience in international representation. He has also represented clients in other matters involving commercial and business litigation, including partnership disputes, contract disputes, and real estate disputes.
Carlos also has extensive pro bono experience as a volunteer attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), focusing on the representation of unaccompanied immigrant minors facing removal from the United States. Along with other attorneys at Sally & Fitch, he has represented four minors in removal proceedings and in parallel litigation in state courts, successfully helping all four of them obtain permanent resident status and the dismissal of the removal proceedings. He has been interviewed and quoted in separate NBC News stories about the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors and which focused on one of his clients.
Carlos is actively involved in the Cornell community and serves as Senior Vice President on the board of the Cornell Club of Boston. He is also a member of the Cornell Alumni Ambassadors Network, as well the Cornell Alumni Student-Mentoring Program.
Carlos is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2010) and Cornell University (B.A., in English and in Government, 2007). Carlos has native-speaker proficiency in Spanish, is fluent in Italian and German, and can understand written Portuguese. As an undergraduate, he served as the editor of the opinion section for The Cornell Daily Sun. In law school, Carlos performed as an advocate in the Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition and was a member of the criminal clinic, working as a student defender in both Boston Municipal Court and Boston Juvenile Court and, later, as a student prosecutor in Quincy District Court.
Carlos is admitted to practice in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New York State, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese
Licensed since 2010
I've known Carlos for a long time and can speak to his honesty and integrity. Having worked under Carlos' supervision during his days as a newspaper editor, I can also testify to his strong intellect, his excellent writing ability, and his impressive analytical and argument skills.
|Associate||Sally & Fitch, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators||Founding Member||2014 - Present|
|Cornell Club of Boston||Senior Vice President||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|International Litigation and Arbitration Blog||Who Decides the Arbitrability of Class Action Lawsuits?||2015|
|International Litigation and Arbitration Blog||Overcoming Language Barriers in International Arbitration||2014|
|International Litigation and Arbitration Blog||Can a Non-Signatory to an Agreement to Arbitrate be Compelled to Arbitrate?||2014|
|International Litigation and Arbitration Blog||Do you "Like" mandatory arbitration? If so, "Like" this cereal||2014|
|International Litigation and Arbitration Blog||Working Into Arbitration: Binding Arbitration Pursuant to Employee Handbooks||2014|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD||2010|
|Cornell University||English and Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|International Law Career Panel||International Arbitration||2014|
|International Law Practice||International Arbitration||2013|