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Kurt Kusiak is a
graduate of Trinity College (B.A. Honors thesis in economics, 1984) and
Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991) where he
was a member of the Law Review, a Liacos Distinguished Scholar, and
winner of the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in trial
advocacy. Following law school, he was a law clerk for the Hon. A David
Mazzone, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Kurt then
worked as a trial lawyer for Ropes & Gray and Todd & Weld.
Since 2004, Law & Politics has recognized Kurt as a Massachusetts
Super Lawyer in its annual list published in Boston Magazine.  Only 5%
of the lawyers in Massachusetts are awarded that designation.


Kurt has successfully tried numerous cases in the federal and state
courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and has extensive experience
litigating complex business, corporate, and partnership disputes,
including those involving breakups, intellectual property rights,
freeze outs, breaches of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade
secrets, and negotiation of employment, non-compete and
non-solicitation agreements. He has represented numerous corporate
officers and directors in matters involving securities-related claims
and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and other government entities.


He has represented beneficiaries in many trust-related claims
against trustees involving breaches of fiduciary duty, negligence and

Kurt also has extensive experience representing cities and towns,
developers, construction companies, landlords and individual owners in
real estate and construction disputes involving easements, adverse
possession, eminent domain, commercial and residential leases, and
claims by and against subcontractors and architects.


In addition, he has taught many Massachusetts Continuing Legal
Education Seminars, has been a regular panelist at MCLE's Annual
Business Litigation Conference and various seminars at Boston
University School of Law, and he is the author of several articles on
various business litigation topics published by MCLE as well as the
MCLE Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions on
Eminent Domain Cases (1998-2003).


Kurt is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, State and Federal
Trial Courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States
Supreme Court.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    25 years, 400 cases



Hourly ($190-475/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Juliet A Davison

    Kurt sets himself apart from other lawyers as a brilliant legal strategist. I have worked with Kurt on numerous matters - he delivers outstanding results every time.


    Juliet Davison Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have worked with Kurt on several matter, including multi-million dollar litigation while we represented separate but allied parties in the litigation. Kurt's work, whether in court, deposition, brief writing or negotiation, is always first rate. He has an extremely broad skill set, and is an outstanding tactical strategist. I have also referred clients to Kurt in matters where I have conflicts, and they have been uniformly thrilled with his work.


    Edward Broderick Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sally & Fitch LLP

56 Pine St
Providence, RI, 02903



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Massachusetts Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Massachusetts Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Massachusetts Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Massachusetts Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
New England Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Pro Bono Attorney Award for Outstanding AchievementPAIR Project1995
Liacos Distinguished ScholarBoston University Law School1991
American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in trial advocacyBoston University School of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRopes & Gray1992 - 1997
Law Clerk to the Honorable A. David MazzoneMassachusetts Federal District Court1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar Associationmember1992 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Litigation Conference - 2007Massachusetts Business Litigation Review 20062007
Business Litigation Conference- MCLELLP Liability Issues2005
MCLE Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury InstructionsMassachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions for Eminent Domain Cases2003
Business Litigation ConferenceUnderstanding Rule 4.22002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/Amagna cum laude1991
Trinity CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Litigation ConferenceUpdate on Important Business cases for the Year2010
Business Litigation ConferenceImportant Business Cases for 20062007
Business Litigation ConferenceLLP Liability Issues2005