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I have thirty years' experience in successfully resolving business disputes through litigation, mediation, and arbitration. My first focus in each case is preparation of a thorough, analytical and practical assessment, working with the client to develop an accurate picture and a strong, sensible strategy for optimal resolution at controlled cost. Each client has personal access to me throughout the representation, but we also have a "deep bench" of support in all relevant areas of legal expertise. My goals are to continue to improve in all aspects of the complicated problem-solving that we do, and to make each client a satisfied continuing member of a mutually beneficial network.


Business and partnership restructuring and separation; fiduciary and directors' and officers' disputes; patent, trademark and copyright litigation; bankruptcy litigation including claims resolution, contested matters and adversary proceedings; international arbitration.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%

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Block & Roos, LLP

Three Center Plaza
Suite 400
Boston, MA, 02108


FLMember in Good Standing199209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2011
Super Lawyer -- Top 100 in MassachusettsSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
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Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
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Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
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Fraser Award for Pro Bono ExcellenceArts & Business Council, Greater Boston2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerVerrill Dana, LLP2004 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston College Law School, Alumni AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationExecutive Committee, Council2008 - Present
Boston Bar FoundationTrustee2008 - Present
Boston Latin School Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1998 - 2000
Arts & Business Council of Greater BostonBoard of Directors1996 - 2010
Boston Latin School FoundationBoard of Directors1991 - 1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Harvard UniversityN/AA.B.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Workshop (Chair)Pretrial Preparation2011