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Congratulations to Rob Wolkon Named as 2017 "Super Lawyer"

Rob Wolkon has been named a Business and Corporate “Super Lawyer” for Massachusetts and New England for the tenth year, and also appears in the Corporate Counsel listing, ranking the top 5% of Massachusetts attorneys. Super Lawyers names Massachusetts’ best lawyers as chosen by the independent research of Law & Politics magazine, based on a survey of approximately 31,000 attorneys.

Recent Cases and Legal Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have recently been engaged in the following transactions on behalf of our clients:

  • Sale by a global software company of a division of its business to a major software developer
  • Acquisition of a multi-state marketing company
  • Acquisition of a major distributor of power equipment and machinery
  • Acquisition of a tool & die company
  • Merger of a VNA and hospice care entity with a major area hospital
  • Merger of two real estate management companies
  • Sale of an educational company to a major international buyer
  • Sale of a publishing company
  • Sale of a multi-million dollar real estate development
  • Sale of an architectural design company
  • We have represented a number of dentists who have acquired or sold dental practices
  • We are currently working on transactions with our clients involving the acquisition or sale of companies in the manufacturing, construction, engineering, restaurant and software industries

Corporate and Employment Matters

  • We represented a high-tech corporate client in securing public debt financing to purchase new equipment and other infrastructure improvements.
  • We completed a private placement offering for a client to raise working capital for ongoing business operations.
  • We completed a work-out on behalf of a client, resulting in releasing the company and its owners from a multi-million dollar senior financing obligation.
  • We have represented several senior-level executives in negotiating employment, separation and severance agreements with their employers in the financial services, software, retail, publishing, and health care industries.
  • We have assisted many clients during the past year with new start-ups and business ventures, including financing, employment and operational issues.
  • We continue to draft and update employment policy manuals for our corporate clients to conform and comply with recent developments in employment laws and practices.


Litigation

We are currently engaged in several business litigation matters in Massachusetts state and federal courts, employment cases at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, as well as proceedings before the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and Board of Bar Overseers representing licensed professionals in disciplinary proceedings. Some of the matters on we have been engaged include:

  • Contract Litigation

We filed suit in Superior Court on behalf of a Massachusetts corporation in a breach of contract action against a major university and an internationally renowned trust. The case went to mediation, in which we recovered a six-figure settlement on behalf of our client.

  • Professional Discipline

We have numerous matters currently pending before the Board of Bar Overseers. Last year, we represented three attorneys in separate matters responding to allegations of professional misconduct, all of which resulted in no formal charges being filed. We also represented a chiropractor in proceedings at the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors, and secured a dismissal of all charges.

  • Personal Injury

During the past several years, we have handled a number of catastrophic personal injury matters resulting in six-figure settlements.


Estate Planning

We are continuing our work with our clients updating estate plans to ensure compliance with recent changes in state and federal laws, as well as maximize advantages in the recently passed tax legislation.