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Eric R. LeBlanc

Commercial real estate Attorney at Cambridge, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Eric

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Eric is a partner at Bennett & Belfort, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree at Suffolk University Law School. Eric is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for Massachusetts, and the United States Federal Court of Claims. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association.

Eric is a litigator whose practice is diverse and wide ranging. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, commercial/business law, and construction. His cases have involved: stockholder and partnership disputes; employment claims such as violations of covenants not to compete, discrimination, and wrongful discharge claims; wage and hour controversies; class action litigation; disputes arising from commercial and residential real estate transactions; will, trust, and estate-related disputes; insurance disputes; and, claims arising from construction projects and contracts.

 

Prior to joining Bennett & Belfort, P.C., Eric practiced at two large, long-established Boston law firms. His diverse experience regularly representing both plaintiffs and defendants gives him a unique perspective to litigating cases, and allows him to evaluate and litigate cases as efficiently as possible.

 

From 2012 to the present, Eric has annually been named a SuperLawyer Rising Star in the area of business litigation, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40 who have been practicing for 10 years or less.  In addition, in 2015, Eric was named a 2015 Rising Star by the NationalLawJournal.  The NationalLawJournal annually selects Boston Rising Stars which is a list of 40 outstanding lawyers in the Boston area, age 40 or younger.

In addition to his litigation work, Eric is the co-author of: "Federal Rules of Evidence Which Figure Prominently in Civil Litigation", a chapter in MCLE Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit. (2008 rev.) and The Cycle of America's Privacy Intrusion: The USA Patriot Act Continues a Historical Trend, The Joan Fullman Irick Privacy Project, Phase III (International Association of Defense Counsel, 2007).

 

Eric lives on the north shore with his wife and daughter, and remains a proud graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School.

Highlights:

* Acted as lead trial counsel in numerous trials, both jury trials and bench trials.

 

* Lead trial counsel on the successful defense of a piece of class action litigation against a major pizza delivery chain and its local franchisee for violations of the Massachusetts TIPS act and minimum wage violations.

 

* Lead trial counsel on the successful derivative claim made by one 50% shareholder against his fellow 50% shareholder,  for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud relating to the misappropriation of corporate assets.

 

* Defeated summary judgment in a federal disparate treatment/disparate impact age discrimination matter.

 

* Successfully litigated and obtained a myriad of highly successful settlements in cases involving wage and hour issues, age discrimination claims, race discrimination claims and sexual harassment allegations.

 

* Successfully represented a local construction company at a jury trial, obtaining a successful breach of contract verdict and a full damages award on behalf of his client.

* Represented construction products specialty chemical company in cost recovery and wrongful death lawsuits arising from ceiling collapse in I-90 Connector Tunnel on Big Dig project in Boston.

* Litigated and ultimately negotiated highly favorable settlement on behalf of small environmental engineering firm sued under a theory of “alter ego” liability for damages exceeding $1 million.

* Acting as co-counsel, successfully obtained summary judgment as to all claims (including direct and derivative claims) on behalf of a Fortune 500 company sued as a result of an alleged construction site defect.

* Represented Canadian scaffolding manufacturer in a personal injury suit with numerous parties, and assisted in negotiating a highly favorable, global settlement.

Location

Bennett & Belfort, P.C.
24 Thorndike Street
Suite 300
Cambridge, MA, 02141

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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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Oustanding attorney on employment situations
Eric is an attorney with whom I am comfortable, who also has the knowledge and skills necessary to represent a client well and can differentiate himself from other lawyers because he is smart, organized, focused, and passionate about the work that he does. Eric approached my situation in a very thoughtful, organized, and facts based manner. His goal has been to help me solve a work problem in an efficient and professional manner. Eric was very clear on the strength of my case, and the cost to litigate along with the amount of time necessary. Eric has significant relevant experience in employment law and has won trials in front of a jury with Fortune 100 companies. He has also shared the percentage of cases that may settle before litigation, and gave me a thorough education to make the best decisions. My case has not completed, but I have full confidence in my decision to hire Eric.
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Posted by Jourden | March 6, 2016
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Eric LeBlanc Review of Services
Mr. Eric LeBlanc has a extensive knowledge of the Business guidelines and SOP’s, which enabled him to determine which employment violations occurred. My case fell under Employment and Labor practices, within Eric's law firm. Eric has strong Communication abilities that get the point across, by explaining legal terminology, legal processes, and court procedures. Eric was very responsive to my concerns; and did a great job keeping me informed, more importantly meeting all required legal deadlines. Eric ‘s quality of service, was impeccable in my opinion , he got a reasonable settlement in my case, more importantly he aided me in getting my life back on track; spiritually, financially, and mentally. Eric strategically cross-examined the defendant in preparation for court. Eric did a spectacular job pin pointing the discrepancies in the defendant’s deposition. I would highly recommend Mr. Eric LeBlanc if they have commercial, construction & development, employment & labor legal issues.
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Posted by Henry | March 5, 2016
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Great litigator
Eric helped me and continues to help me in ongoing legal issues that have popped up. When I need to speak to him he is available to try an answer any questions I may have and does so in plain English. When we ended up going to trial in one case he was a great litigator and won the case for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who may have legal questions or issues that they need help with.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bennett & Belfort, PC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seifaee v. AREVA

Associations

  • USA500 Clubs
  • Group Leader/Facilitator
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • National Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Federal Rules of Evidence Which Figure Prominently in Civil Litigation
  • 2009
  • The Joan Fullman Irick Privacy Project, Phase III (International Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Cycle of America's Privacy Intrusion: The USA Patriot Act Continues a Historical Trend
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Lunch Series
  • Practicing in the Business Litigation Session
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent litigator and is particularly adept at handling employment law cases. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Eric LeBlanc was a formidable opponent, always prepared, always willing to go the extra mile for his client. I could not recommend him more strongly."

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Cambridge Commercial real estate Lawyer Eric R. LeBlanc
Eric R. LeBlanc
Commercial real estate Attorney
Cambridge, MA
Licensed for 17 years