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Adam P. Whitney

Litigation Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 26 years
    Maine - ME 26 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Employment contracts. Noncompetes. Business contracts. Shareholder agreements and disputes. Partnership agreements and disputes. LLC Operating Agreements and Disputes

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Employment contracts. Noncompetes. Business contracts. Shareholder agreements and disputes. Partnership agreements and disputes. LLC Operating Agreements and Disputes

    27 years, 200 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    Noncompetes. Employment Contracts. Compensation. Shareholder and close corporation litigation. Commissions. Wage and Hour. Departing salespeople.

    27 years, 250 cases

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Operating Agreements. Assist Members of LLC's in disputes with co-members, including freeze outs and terminations and breaches of fiduciary duties.

    27 years, 50 cases

  5. Litigation
    LLC Member, shareholder, and partnership disputes, freeze outs, terminations. Chapter 93A, Interference, trade secrets, and other business torts. Breach of contract claims. Fraud claims. Misrepresentation claims.

    27 years, 250 cases

I have been a Boston-area litigator and trial lawyer since 1997.  I act as outside general counsel to Massachusetts businesses.  I also assist minority and majority owners of close corporations, family businesses, limited liability companies and similar business entities regarding disputes such as freeze outs, hiring and firing and monetary disputes.  I spend my free time playing pick-up basketball and flag football and doing outdoor activities with my wife and two young daughers, including biking, hiking and going to the beach.


Law Office of Adam P. Whitney
265 Franklin Street
Suite 1702
Boston, MA, 02110

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Posted by Camille | August 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really helpful
Thank you for helping me find some lawyer who is handling the matters of my case. Good communication. A real gentleman and a kind person
Posted by Lindsay | October 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true partner in the legal process.
After facing a very difficult and discriminatory work environment, I was put in a position where I needed to retain representation to negotiate a settlement with my former employer. Adam was kind and professional, always stating all options - even those that were not in his own best interest, monetarily - for me to consider. Given that all of this began in conjunction with the global pandemic, I assumed there would be delays or even the likelihood that the process would stall. Adam stayed vigilant on my behalf and we settled for an amount six times of the initial offer, and were able to do so with a training requirement for the organization. Not only did Adam make a daunting and unfamiliar process go smoothly, but he advocated for my rights every step of the way, continuing to push for what we agreed on, together. While I hope I do not have to retain his professional services again, I do know that if you're looking for someone to represent you in a claim, you'll be glad you have Adam in your corner.
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Posted by Rob | September 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shareholder & Stock Purchase Agreements
Adam represented me in my purchase of a stake in an existing business. He did a thorough job of asking me questions about the company and my prospective business partners. He then reviewed the proposed Shareholder Agreement and Stock Purchase Agreement. He pointed out all of my potential areas of concern (which were both numerous and significant as a minority shareholder) and consulted me on them. After our discussions, Adam crafted language that effectively represented my interests, but that was in line with the sensibilities of the other parties involved. He made sure that I did not expose myself and my family to any unreasonable risk, and balanced that with my desire to negotiate with my prospective partners in a non-combative spirit. In the end, we were able to close the deal quickly with it being a win for everyone involved. Adam's knowledge and skill as an attorney combined with his responsive service helped make this transaction a positive experience for me. I will definitely hire Adam again for any related or similar legal work.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2014
Adam Whitney is an amazing lawyer.
I went with a gut feeling into his office and I could not have found or asked for a better attorney. He is very attentive, listens to your concerns and really goes above and beyond for results.


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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Donovan Hatem
  • 2000 - 2003


  • Suffolk Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Top 10%
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fay v. Faytex
  • Agreement for Judgment for $1.4 million
  • Bruce v. Wheaton
  • Prevailed for over $1 million
  • Lobisser Bldg. Corp. v. Planning Bd. of Bellingham
  • Precedential ruling in favor of Community Associations Institute
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  • Beacon Hill Network
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Nextlaw Referral Network
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer 2019 - Employment Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Creative Staffing Solutions to Support Your Legal Practice
  • Employment Law
  • 2022
  • Beacon Hill Network Meeting
  • Current Massachusetts Employment Isues
  • 2019
  • Noncompete Presentation
  • Noncompetes
  • 2018
  • Massachusetts Equal Pay Act
  • Massachusetts Equal Pay Act
  • 2018
  • Section Meeting
  • Condominium Litigation
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Adam
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is an experienced attorney who is excellent at advising clients. He is a smart and diligent lawyer who is terrific at counseling companies and individuals on legal matters. I have referred matters to Adam because I trust his legal judgment and expertise. Adam has earned a stellar reputation in the legal community due to his high ethical standards and the quality of his work."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam is a true gentleman, a gifted writer, and a capable and determined legal advocate. Please contact me if you would like additional information. I would recommend Adam without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is known throughout the Boston legal community for his exceptional legal skills and diligence. My litmus test for many things is "who would I hire if I had a legal problem?" For any employment matter, it's clearly Adam."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a well respected, knowledgeable and actively involved attorney in the community. I met Adam when he was starting out in his legal career and I am happy to say he has distinguished himself as a litigator and earned praise in legal publications and among other lawyers. In addition to being knowledgeable, he is also a very personable attorney who helps other attorneys with answers to legal issues they may have. I would feel comfortable referring my clients to Adam."
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Boston Litigation Lawyer Adam P. Whitney
Adam P. Whitney
Litigation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 26 years