Commercial Litigation

At Metaxas Brown Pidgeon, our broad expertise in commercial litigation has brought about successful resolutions in virtually every type of commercial dispute.

Our litigation team has prosecuted and defended cases involving asset purchase agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, and contracts of all types.

Our practice also covers business torts, including litigating claims of conspiracy and interference with contractual relationships.

We have particular depth of experience litigating cases associated with misappropriation of corporate opportunities, oppression of minority shareholders, and other disputes involving shareholders and corporate management.

Our attorneys routinely obtain injunctive and other forms of prejudgment relief for our clients in those business disputes that require immediate court intervention.

Construction Disputes

Our construction litigation practice offers advice and representation on all aspects of private and public construction projects, including contract negotiation, construction disputes, and land-use issues.

Our clients include owners, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

In addition, our construction litigation services include access to our network of respected construction experts.

When needed, these experts can provide technical advice in evaluating construction issues and assisting in their resolution.

Probate Litigation

A significant focus of our practice at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon has been litigating disputes that arise in the probate of wills, in the exercise of rights and obligations defined in trust instruments, and in disputes involving the administration of trusts and estates and partition of real property.

In these cases, it is critical to identify and define fiduciary obligations and, when a fiduciary breach occurs, the appropriate equitable as well as legal remedy.

A key part of our experience is understanding the importance of transparent financial accounting to the successful resolution of estate and trust matters. Litigation is often required to ensure proper accounting of the income and assets in question.

Employment Law

Our team at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon has successfully prosecuted and defended cases involving breach of confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements.

As part of this representation, our attorneys often seek and defend against requests for injunctive relief in connection with employment agreements.

We appear in courts across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) in cases concerning theft of trade secrets, wages, working conditions, discrimination, and harassment.

Because we have represented both employees and employers, we are able to counsel our clients regarding the opportunities and pitfalls both sides face.

Real Estate and Land Use Litigation

Our practice in real estate and land use litigation includes experience litigating the enforceability of purchase agreements, adverse possession claims, and transferability of easements.

We are as comfortable in front of local boards as we are handling court appearances.

We understand that delay is particularly costly in real estate transactions and we move matters promptly to settlement or to a successful resolution at trial.

 

Insurance Litigation

While not every injury or damage is the result of a legally recognizable liability, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to identify where legal liability exists; and to navigate insurance company claims requirements, settlement negotiations, and litigation strategies toward achieving an equitable and fair result.

Personal Injury

  • Automobile accidents
  • Construction site incidents
  • Slips-and-falls on residential and commercial premises
  • Medical and dental malpractice.

Insurance Defense Litigation

  • Construction site indemnity demands
  • Professional liability
  • Individual and commercial policy defense litigation
  • Declaratory Judgment on coverage issues
  • Arbitration of U-claims
  • Negotiation of high-exposure claims
  • Subrogation matters.

The litigators at the firm are dedicated to the goals of delivering cost-efficient and practical litigation results for our insurance defense clients. To achieve this result, we focus on effective litigation strategies utilizing experienced and seasoned paralegal support staff.
 

Administrative Law

Our attorneys have deep experience before administrative entities such as local zoning and planning boards. We also have represented individuals before professional disciplinary boards.

In addition, our attorneys have represented clients successfully before the following agencies:

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
  • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in both wetlands and Chapter 21E (hazardous waste) matters
  • Massachusetts State Ethics Commission
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (MCSA)
  • Division of Industrial Accidents (DIA)

Criminal Defense

Being named as a defendant in a criminal case is a stressful and often frightening experience. Anyone facing a criminal charge needs an attorney they can trust to represent them as effectively as possible. Scott Dullea has the experience and skill necessary to ensure the most positive result for his clients.

A former prosecutor, Scott Dullea has successfully represented defendants in criminal cases in all Massachusetts courts, from individuals charged with operation under the influence in state district courts to those facing a wide variety of more serious charges in the Superior or United States District Court. Attorney Dullea’s clients can face these challenges with confidence, knowing they will receive the vigorous and knowledgeable representation crucial to achieving the best possible outcomes for their cases.

Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing companies and individuals in connection with all aspects of bankruptcy matters, including representing sellers and buyers in connection with asset sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

We also represent companies in workouts under state law, including Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, Composition and Extension Agreements and Trust Mortgages.

General Corporate and Business Counseling

We advise clients on the general corporate and business issues that arise as a result of doing business in today's competitive marketplace. Our clients operate in numerous industries including high technology, manufacturing, insurance, construction and health care services.

Debtor and Creditor Rights in Collection, Workout, and Bankruptcy

Our attorneys represent individuals, businesses, financial institutions, and trustees in collection, out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy cases, and bankruptcy litigation.

Our clients have included virtually every party to these proceedings—consumer and business debtors, secured, unsecured, and equity creditors, lessors and landlords, creditors committees, and creditor trusts—with special expertise in Chapter 11 business reorganization cases.

Regardless of the party being represented, we understand that costs and efficient resolution are primary considerations for the client in these contexts. For this reason, we focus on working with the client to develop the most cost-beneficial approach to the matter.

With our depth of experience, often we are able to negotiate resolutions that minimize litigation costs and delay. We enjoy a particularly high rate of success in Chapter 11 reorganization, in some cases accomplishing our client's goals within weeks.