The attorneys and staff at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon bring an exceptional level of experience and expertise to protecting your interests and achieving successful legal outcomes that meet your specific needs.
Anthony Metaxas is a senior partner at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon. Anthony concentrates his practice on litigation of corporate and partnership issues, contract disputes and trust and estate litigation. Anthony also counsels business clients in a number of other areas, including employment agreements containing non-competition covenants.
Anthony acts as a mediator and arbitrator in business litigation disputes and equity matters pending in the Superior Court and Probate Court. For over 15 years, he has been a conciliator in the mediation program of the Essex Superior Court.
Following his law school graduation, Anthony served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Western District of Missouri focusing on white-collar criminal defense.
Rus Brown is a senior partner at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon. Rus has an extensive background in real estate that covers municipal permitting, construction, real estate financing, and all manner of real estate related litigation in the Superior Court and Land Court.
For over fifteen years, Rus has concentrated his practice in the litigation of commercial and real estate disputes. He also provides counsel to clients on all matters of real estate including the licensing, permitting, developing and purchase or sale of realty. Prior to the merger with Metaxas Pidgeon, Rus was the managing partner of Brown & Brown, LLC in Manchester-by-the-Sea for over fifteen years.
Prior to practicing law, Rus worked in the legal and financial industries in New York and then experienced success as a real estate developer in Massachusetts.
Larry Pidgeon, our beloved colleague and friend, died suddenly on October 25, 2008. We deeply mourn his loss.
Those who knew Larry will never forget his grace, good cheer, and genuine regard for all with whom he came in contact. Those of us who worked with Larry every day feel his absence acutely.
He was a reassuring presence and a guiding light for us someone who made you feel that, no matter what, things would be OK. How much dimmer our world is without him
We invite you on this page to learn a little more about Larry.
Use the links at right for more information on Larry's history, his memorial service, and the wonderful scholarship fund set up in his name by his friends and family.
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA - Lawrence Michael Pidgeon, the "G.B.," passed away unexpectedly at his home in Manchester, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. He was 64.
He was born in Oswego, N.Y., and was the son of James C. Pidgeon, and Ruth (Snyder) Pidgeon. Larry graduated from Oswego Catholic High School in 1962, and played on four championship basketball teams. He graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. in 1966, where he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Upon graduation from the University of Toledo Law School, he entered active duty and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain, and a Bronze Star.
Returning to Oswego in 1972, he first clerked for Judge Ringland Murray, later went into the practice of law with Hosmer Culkin, and subsequently formed a partnership with James Eby, also in Oswego.
Larry moved to the Boston area in 1978, opened a criminal law office in Salem, and practiced law for over 20 years with Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon. He was a close friend, as well as a colleague, of Anthony (Tony) Metaxas, William (Bill) Norman and more recently John Colucci. Over the years, Metaxas Norman & Pidgeon hired many younger attorneys and paralegals for whom Larry was an important mentor and friend.
He was a member of the Essex County Club, an avid sports fan, tennis player, basketball hoopster, and recent golf enthusiast. He served on the board of the Manchester Community Center, North Shore Veterans Counseling, and was a member of the Special Committee of North Shore Hospice.
He is survived by his brothers, John S. (Nancy) Pidgeon of Oswego, James Pidgeon (Susan) of Cranford, N.J.; his former wife, Sheila P. Hill of Manchester; a nephew, John C. Pidgeon, and nieces Kathryn McCrobie, Ann Callender and Amy Pidgeon.
On October 30, 2008 Larry Pidgeon's family and friends gathered at the Essex County Club for a celebration of his life.
The loving and often bitter-sweet tribute was the kind of send-off we think Larry would have liked hundreds of his friends, family members, and colleagues recounting wonderful Larry stories and raising a glass to his memory.
The abundance of love and respect people felt for Larry was evident on Thursday, fixing in our memories and our hearts the Larry people called the "golden boy," a "prince," a "gentleman and gentle man," and for many, many people, "my best friend."
The event also gave the phrase "happy as Larry" new and special meaning for all of us.
Thanks to everyone who attended. We will miss Larry for a very long time to come but take comfort in Thursday's testament to how broadly our grief and our fond memories of Larry are shared.
A memorial scholarship has been established in Larry's name at St. Lawrence University.
This scholarship will help deserving students from Oswego, New York and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts to attend Larry's alma mater.
Information on applying for this scholarship will be available in the near future.
To contribute to the scholarship fund, please make your check payable to The Lawrence Pidgeon Scholarship Fund. Mail your check to:
Anne M. Sibley Director of Planned Giving
Vilas Hall St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
For more information, please contact Anne at or 315-229-5506.
Christopher W. Parker counsels companies and individuals in connection with a wide range of business matters. In addition, he has extensive experience in bankruptcy and commercial law, including the representation of debtors, creditors committees, trustees, and secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations. He represents third parties acquiring companies or assets in Section 363 bankruptcy sales. He also represents debtors and creditors in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, Trust Mortgages, and other proceedings under state law. He also has broad experience in counseling clients in connection with complicated commercial finance transactions and Uniform Commercial Code matters. He has represented clients in commercial litigation in State and federal court, as well as Mediations, Arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
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Bailey Buchanan focuses her practice on a variety of civil matters including torts and commercial, real estate, and employment disputes.
Bailey's litigation work has also included motion practice, negotiation of settlements for clients, and representation of clients at mediations.
John Moorman has almost thirty years’ experience representing both individuals and corporations in a wide array of legal matters. While John focuses his practice mostly on general civil litigation, his primary areas of practice are domestic, personal injury, business litigation and collections, as well as criminal matters. He has extensive experience in representing clients in all District, Superior and Probate Courts of Massachusetts, in both jury and non-jury related matters. John was also recently chosen by his peers as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed on only the top 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts.
John has been involved in several complex cases, including successfully representing a family of one of the victims of 9/11. In that matter he dealt extensively with the Victim’s Compensation Fund and obtained an award in excess of $3 million for the family. He has also been involved with several wrongful death cases, achieving successful results on behalf of the victims and families involved.
John joined the litigation department of Metaxas Brown Pidgeon in September, 2014. Previously, he worked for seven years at Rudolph Friedmann LLP in Boston. Prior to joining Rudolph Friedmann, John was a shareholder in his own private practice for thirteen years in Beverly, MA.
When John is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and participating in other outdoor activities.