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Carlos Maycotte

Family Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Massachusetts - MA 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Carlos

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Practice areas

Carlos A. Maycotte concentrates on family law and has practiced in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation. He speaks several languages, and has native-speaker proficiency in Spanish, is fluent in Italian and German, and can understand written Portuguese.

Carlos was selected in 2017 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters – a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been a panelist at seminars and discussion groups on topics germane to family law. He has published articles and case comments on the Massachusetts Law Review and on the Boston Bar Journal. He sits on the steering committee of the family law section of the Boston Bar Association. He also earned his certification as a Certified Financial Litigator from the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.

As part of his family law practice, Carlos has represented clients in a variety of cases involving divorce, custody, removal, and paternity claims. Carlos has ample trial and court experience, representing clients in connection with child support, alimony, parenting time, and divorce modification issues. He has also negotiated dozens of settlement agreements on behalf of clients, helping them put a difficult situation behind them while securing the successful resolution of their cases.

In his international arbitration and litigation practice, Carlos represented a foreign, multi-national company in a complex, multi-million-dollar arbitration against a publicly-traded Massachusetts corporation, participating in a two-week liability hearing. 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 is Fitch Law Partners LLP's pro bono coordinator. He 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 Fitch, he represented five minors in removal proceedings and in parallel litigation in state courts, successfully helping all five of them obtain permanent resident status and the dismissal of the removal proceedings. He has been interviewed and quoted for 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 the Immediate Past President of 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). 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. 

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Fitch Law Partners LLP
84 State Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA, 02109

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Posted by Marco | May 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hired Jeff & Carlos - it was a great decision
* After doing homework on Avvo,, and Martindale I interviewed 6 lawyers by phone and 4 in person. This was expensive since most charge for the first consultation. You can save homework by relying on mine. * Jeff and Carlos were among the most knowledgeable of the people I interviewed (among an already highly rated group). After hiring them, their negotiations were excellent and they anticipated multiple problems in proposals from the other side. * Importantly, they are very level headed in an emotionally charged contest. My ex spouse frequently made unreasonable demands based on emotion and pushing limits just to see what she could get. * Carlos in particular was extremely responsive and frequently worked after hours to get things done. * They are not cheap. Mediation might be better if the other side is reasonable. If you need a lawyer, however, you'll need talent and skill and you'll get what you pay for. When it was all over, I was surprised to learn the other side paid much more for what I perceived to be less quality work. * I recommend Jeff & Carlos without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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Great legal representation.
Carlos assisted Steve Gurdin with my complaint for alimony modification under the Alimony Reform Act. He worked diligently on my behalf, filing all of the many necessary court documents in a timely and professional manner. More importantly, Carlos was a pleasure to work with, and kept me informed and up to date with the proceedings as they progressed. With his able assistance Steve was able to convince the other side to settle out of court. I was very pleased with the result, as well as all of the legal work Carlos provided. I recommend Carlos and the Fitch Law firm without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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Highly Qualified and Dedicated representation
Carlos represented me in a case seeking joint legal custody over the course of about 2 years. He was extremely helpful and supportive of my efforts over this period of time. I found my dealings with Carlos to be effortless: he told me what I needed to send him and he did all of the work to produce the complicated forms and documents that I needed in preparation for going to court. He always was easy to get in touch with, thorough, and dedicated while working on my case. He was able to simplify this process for me and help me to achieve the goal that I set out to obtain. His back and forth with the opposition was conscience and productive, which helped me to work with the mother to come to a favorable agreement. I would highly recommend Carlos' services to anyone that needs a lawyer to represent them in Family and Probate court.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
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Sharp, knowledgeable, highly professional representation
I was represented in my divorce case against my ex-husband by two Sally & Fitch attorneys, Carlos Maycotte and another, more senior attorney. This review is for Carlos, with whom I had more frequent and extensive interactions. Interacting with Carlos, I felt that he must have been at the top of his class in law school, because he clearly knew what he was doing, and is a rising star. He remained completely on top of all the details of my case, answered questions immediately and professionally, and for more complex technical questions, researched them and returned with thoughtful and scholarly answers backed by literature and case histories. His insights directly resulted in considerable financial gains in my divorce case. When it came time to draft our separation contract, Carlos dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s. No stone was left unturned. I would recommend him highly to all friends and colleagues, as someone who will work tirelessly to support and advocate for you, and who backs that zeal with rigor and scholarship.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2016
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Attorney Carlos Maycotte
I was very pleased to have Carlos Maycotte on my team. I found him to be very conscientious and caring. He was very thoughtful in terms of keeping me informed every step of the way with phone calls and timely emails. I most appreciated his relaxed and calming manner. At times when I found myself totally frustrated with the plaintiff's pitbull (attorney), Carlos was there to help me navigate the litigation process with genuine care. Furthermore, Carlos has continued to contact me to check on me and to make sure all the appropriate steps are being completed. Carlos has my highest recommendation. You will be happy to have Carlos by your side.
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Posted by Vivien | January 10, 2016
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I had never needed a lawyer before and was new to the whole legal experience. We were interviewing many lawyers and decided to go with Carlos at our first consultation. It was a emotional time, Carlos listened and was professional through the entire process. Carlos understood the complexity of the situation and helped me to see things more simply. I felt supported through the entire process, he explained things in a way that helped to make sense of all legal jargon. I would recommend Carlos to anyone who is going through a divorce or custody battle. The whole team at Sally and Fitch was amazing!
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Posted by Joe | January 7, 2016
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Very pleased with Carlos
I had a terrific experience with Carlos. Throughout what could have been a trying ordeal, he maintained a level of calm, thoughtfulness and professionalism that enabled all parties to make real progress. He is extremely responsive, and as a lawyer myself, I really appreciated his ability to clearly and concisely explain legal concepts in an area with which I was unfamiliar. Carlos's friendly demeanor also made it very easy to work with him -- I've seen my share of attorneys who are difficult and unlikable, and knowing that our interactions would be painless always kept me relieved. Above all, Carlos provided sound advice and solid work product in a timely, efficient manner.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 550-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fitch Law Partners, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fitch Law Partners, LLP
  • 2011 - 2018


  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2010
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Steering Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cornell Club of Boston
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Portuguese
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Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Massachusetts Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2017


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Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE BasicsPlus!
  • Divorce Law
  • 2019
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Leveraging Pretrial Preparation to Resolve Family Law Cases Short of Trial
  • 2018
  • Brown Bag Lunch
  • Representing Immigrant Children: How to Obtain SIJS Status
  • 2018
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • 2016
  • International Law Career Panel
  • International Arbitration
  • 2014
  • International Law Practice
  • International Arbitration
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carlos is a strong advocate, talented writer, and one of the hardest working people I know."
International law Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Friend
"Carlos is an outstanding lawyer and advocate. He is committed to his clients and is a strong, persuasive writer."
International law Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Carlos Maycotte is a superb lawyer who consistently high praise from the clients of Sally & Fitch LLP."
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Boston Family Lawyer Carlos Maycotte
Carlos Maycotte
Family Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 13 years