Practices: Business; EmploymentView bio
Elizabeth M. Adler practices in the areas of employment law and general business law. She has represented large organizations, small and entrepreneurial enterprises, individuals and government agencies in a wide range of matters, including business disputes, wrongful termination and discrimination claims, general counseling and the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Liz has closed numerous multi-million dollar business transactions in a variety of industries. Liz offers seminars designed to educate and update managerial and supervisory personnel on various facets of employment law, and she advises clients on other proactive methods of conflict avoidance. Liz also conducts investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, serving as an independent fact finder.
Liz was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She received a degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., cum laude 1990) and from Lehigh University (B.S., Accounting, 1987). Liz is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Liz co-founded Beacon Law Group following nearly twenty-five years in private practice in Boston, most recently with Looney & Grossman LLP, where she was a partner for approximately seventeen years.
Liz is a Board member of a for-profit organization which operates within the Boston tourism industry, and she is in her eighteenth year as a volunteer with the Charles River Watershed Association.
- University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., cum laude 1990)
- Lehigh University (B.S., Accounting, 1987)
- Massachusetts and Connecticut
- United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Connecticut
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law Honoree
- Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (Boston Magazine) each year since the award's inception in 2004. Related honors include:
- Top 50 Women Massachusetts Super Lawyer
- Top 50 Women New England Super Lawyer
- Top 100 New England Super Lawyer
- op 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
- Charles River Watershed Water Testing Award (Longevity)
Practices: LitigationView bio
Charles P. (Chad) Kindregan III
During his nearly 25 years as a trial lawyer, Chad’s practice has concentrated on the trial and appeal of complex litigation matters, primarily and business, commercial, and employment litigation. He has effectively represented clients through dispositive motion practice, jury and bench trials and appeals in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative bodies & licensing boards, at mediations and arbitrations, as well as in pre-suit matters and the representation of non-party clients who are the subject of court orders and subpoenas. Chad’s practice has brought him to diverse venues across the country, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Delaware, and New Jersey.
His extensive experience with employment litigation include claims arising out of breach of contract, wrongful termination, intentional or tortious interference with contractual or advantageous business relations, violations of non-compete or non-solicitation clauses, severance agreements, and violations of various state and federal statutes. Chad also provides representation in the field of commercial and business litigation, including claims for breach of contract, indemnification, stockholder derivative suits, and statutory claims, including claims brought pursuant to the Massachusetts consumer protection statute. Chad also regularly represents contractors, owners, and other parties in connection with construction-related litigation.
Chad is and/or has been counsel to banking institutions, accounting firms, financial advisors, nursing homes, contractors, religious organizations, tech start-ups, fashion designers, and real estate developers, as well as international corporations, privately held companies and non-profit organizations. In addition, Chad assists business owners, claims representatives, and clients with risk assessment and loss prevention, pre-suit investigation, and various regulatory compliance matters.
With a strong record of nearly 25 years of success, Chad has the experience and insight to develop and execute real, cost-effective, positive approaches to our clients’ litigation and ADR needs.
Born in 1964 in South Bend, Indiana, at a young age Chad moved to the Commonwealth, growing up in downtown Boston and graduating from Boston Latin School in 1982. He received a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Vermont in 1986 and graduated from Suffolk University Law School magna cum laude in 1989. Thereafter, Chad served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Chad was a partner in the litigation department of Hale and Dorr LLP. In 1998, Chad was appointed as a Special Assistant District Attorney at the Middlesex District Attorneys’ Office, where he prosecuted criminal cases. He moved to Looney & Grossman LLP, in 2000, where he was a partner and head of the Litigation Group, and also served as Managing Partner and a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Kindregan was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Chad is married to Teresa Farris, an attorney and author for the Massachusetts Practice Series. They have one daughter and live in Topsfield.
- Obtained defense verdict following a jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court, for defendant purchaser of Inn and Restaurant on seller’s claims for breach of contract and fraud.
- Obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the Supreme Judicial Court on appeal, for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in a claim brought by parishioner against the Diocese for claims arising out of her intimate relationship with her parish rector. Petrell v. Shaw, 453 Mass. 377 (2009).
- Successfully brought a claim on behalf of an international corporation against bank for wrongful dishonor of a standby letter of credit issued in connection with a manufacturing contract for videophones. Shaanxi Jinshan TCI Elecs. Corp. v. FleetBoston Fin. Corp., 61 Mass. App. Ct. 41 (2004).
- Successfully defended a contractor in a claim related to storm water management system installed at an industrial facility in Rhode Island, ultimately resulting in a successful mediation with no payment by contractor.
- Following successful arbitration pursuant to a commercial lease, obtained a judgment and succeeded in enforcement on appeal, with attorney’s fees and costs. Abraham-Copley Square Ltd. P’ship v. Badaoui, 72 Mass. App. Ct. 339 (2008).
- Successfully defended a bank against claims that it was negligent in allowing an imposter to open a bank account and use the account to deposit checks made out to his employer.
- Following jury trial in Federal Court, obtained verdict for damages for the plaintiff and overcame counterclaims by defendant on breach of contract and fraud claims brought by a Korean conglomerate against business advisor and consultant arising out of advice given pertaining to building and development of aluminum smelter in Venezuela. See Arthur D. Little, Inc. v. Dooyang Corp., 147 F.3d 47 (1st Cir. 1998); for further facts see Arthur D. Little Int'l, Inc. v. Dooyang Corp., 995 F.Supp. 217 (D. Mass. 1998), Arthur D. Little Int'l, Inc. v. Dooyang Corp., 979 F.Supp. 919 (D. Mass. 1997), and Arthur D. Little Int'l, Inc. v. Dooyang Corp., 928 F.Supp. 1189 (D. Mass. 1996).
- Successfully defeated a claim under the Massachusetts Wage Act in an arbitration proceeding brought by a technology company’s former officer.
- Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of construction firm in suit for breach of fiduciary duty against former employees who solicited clients during their employment, misappropriated employer’s resources, and diverted business to their own company.
- Obtained Not Guilty verdict for college student prosecuted for sexual assault.
- Following 120 day trial before a Special Master, obtained favorable settlement in construction case brought by curtain-wall subcontractor against general contractor, owner and architect arising out of design and construction of a Boston skyscraper.
- Obtained dismissal on grounds of lack of subject matter jurisdiction of a claim filed in federal court brought against defendant banking institution alleging wrongful refusal to grant mortgage loan, and obtained affirmance on appeal to the 1st Circuit, and denial of the plaintiff’s writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Areas of Practice
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Banking Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Construction litigation
- Premises Liability
- Stockholder Suits
- Employment Law
- Unfair & Deceptive Practice Claims for both business and consumer claims
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Professional Liability, including legal & medical malpractice
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury & General Negligence Cases
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- 1st Circuit Court of Appeals
- 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Looney & Grossman, Partner, Litigation Group, Managing Partner, Management Committee – 2000-2015
- Special Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney – 1998
- Hale & Dorr, Partner, Litigation Group – 1990-2000
- Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court – 1989-90
- Suffolk University Law School – J.D. magna cum laude – 1989
Honors: Outstanding Student Award; Moot Court Board, President and Member.
- University of Vermont – B.S. Wildlife Management, Minor in Forestry – 1986
- Boston Latin School – 1982
Honors, Awards & Professional Memberships
- Massachusetts Super Lawyer – 2007 to present
- Best Lawyers in America, 2014
- Boston Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
Hobbies & Interests
- Paddle Boarding
- Vegetable Gardening
Practices: Business; EmploymentView bio
Nancy L. Perlman concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, general business/corporate law, and commercial litigation. Nancy has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment and business-related issues, including hiring, compensation matters, restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues, negotiation of employment agreements, discipline, breach of contract, termination, sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. She advises clients regarding workplace policies and procedures and conducts workplace investigations and audits. Together with Elizabeth Adler, Nancy offers seminars designed to educate and update managerial and supervisory personnel on various facets of employment and business law.
Nancy also represents and advises corporate clients on business matters, including business formation and operations, acquisitions and sales, contract negotiations, real estate sales and leasing. She regularly drafts and negotiates a broad range of commercial contracts, including sales contracts, professional services agreement, vender and marketing agreements.
Nancy was born in Plainview, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1993, and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 1996. She is admitted to practice law before the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, The First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Nancy has been named a Massachusetts Rising Star in the legal profession by Super Lawyers each year since 2005. She is also a member of the Boston Bar Association.
- New York Law School (J.D., 1996)
- University of Michigan (B.A., 1993)
- Massachusetts, New York
- United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, The First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Steven has over 25 years of experience as a corporate/business attorney. He offers focused representation to companies of all sizes, with a special emphasis on start-ups, early-stage, closely held and other private businesses. Leveraging his experience as a law firm partner and corporate General Counsel, he provides clients with experienced legal counsel from the perspective of a company executive with bottom line responsibility, often acting in the role of an outsourced “General Counsel” for companies without in-house legal counsel. He serves as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of his clients’ business growth and development.
Steve served as General Counsel for two companies, one privately held and one publicly held. He is the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Kensington Investments, a private company that focused on real estate acquisitions and development, venture capital and wealth management, as well as its affiliate, an international tour operator, Grand Circle Travel, which offers land, river cruise and small ocean ship tours to countries throughout the world. He is also the former Vice President and General Counsel of SilverStream Software, Inc., a publicly held software company, until it was acquired by Novell, Inc.
Steve worked as a business law attorney at multiple law firms. He was a partner at Gadsby Hannah LLP (now McCarter & English LLP), and started his legal career at Breed Abbot & Morgan in New York City.
Steve was a Clerk for the Honorable Prudence B. Abram in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Cardozo law Review.
“Starting, operating, expanding or selling a business requires managing multiple, sometimes competing forces, including partners, employees, vendors, customers, financing, regulatory compliance and more. There are multiple decision points that could have legal ramifications, including setting up or altering the terms of a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, checking for compliance with regulations in new locales, negotiating loans to fund expansion, obtaining trademarks or patents, preparing buy-sell agreements, tax planning, reviewing business forms, drafting and negotiating documents, reviewing employee contracts and exporting or selling products in other jurisdictions. I’ve helped guide business owners, executives and business personnel at all levels through the decision making process. My experience has strengthened my commitment to providing creative strategies and sound advice so businesses can focus on growth and opportunity and not on the intricacies of the law.”
- JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, 1988
- Executive Editor, Cardozo Law Review
- B.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1981
- Publication: Selling Out Undersecured Creditors: "Value" Under Section 363(f) of the Bankruptcy Code, 8 Cardozo L. Rev. 1251 (1987)
- New York
Areas of Practice
- Corporate and Business Law including: new business selection, formation and capitalization; corporate governance; entity ownership/control; contracts/licensing; employment matters; business to business and consumer transactions; real estate; debt/equity financings and mergers and acquisitions
- Clients include start-ups, closely held companies, corporations, entrepreneurs and individuals in such industries as software, high technology, telecommunications, travel, food and restaurant services, insurance, manufacturing and retail