Recent Client Success

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Assist in $52 Million Sale of New England Wood Pellet
(May 19, 2014, Manchester, NH) - Seven Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA attorneys successfully represented the firm’s client, New England Wood Pellet, LLC (NEWP), in its sale to Rentech, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTK), a wood fibre processing, wood pellet production and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, CA. In the transaction, Rentech acquired all of the equity interests in NEWP for $34.5 million in cash and the assumption of $13 million of debt. The purchase agreement also calls for an earn-out payment of up to $5 million. The Sheehan Phinney attorneys assisting in the transaction were Robert P. Cheney, Michael J. Drooff, Colleen Lyons, Peter T. Beach, Margaret E. Probish, Susan A. Manchester and Daniel K. Fink.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Represents NetProspex in Financing
(April 23, 2014, Boston, MA) - Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA shareholder Alexander H. Pyle recently represented NetProspex Inc. (www.netprospex.com), a Waltham-based provider of an online platform for marketing data management, in completing its $13 million Series C funding. The funding was led by Boston-based private equity firm Spring Lake Equity Partners, with Edison Ventures of New Jersey also participating. NetProspex has stated that the proceeds will be used for innovating products and boosting sales and marketing efforts. Sheehan Phinney has represented NetProspex in connection with all of its prior financings since its founding in 2006.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Assist MRSI Systems with Purchase Agreement
(Boston, MA, April 2, 2014) – Attorneys from the law firm Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA assisted MRSI Systems, LLC, in its recent purchase of the MRSI Group of Newport Corporation (Nasdaq: NEWP). MRSI Systems was formed by three long - time managers of the division, which makes and sells precision equipment used in high technology manufacturing.... Read More

Attorney Charles Waters Wins $1.9 Million in Jury Trial in Which Court Finds SPBG Attorneys’ Experience and Ability “Top-Drawer”
(April 9, 2013, Boston, MA) - On April 5, 2013, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green shareholder Charles Waters received a final judgment in the amount of $1.9 million on behalf of the firm’s clients after a 2½-week jury trial in the Business Litigation Session of the Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Win Important Decision
(April 11, 2012, Boston, MA) - Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA attorneys Charles M. Waters and Patrick J. Hannon recently won an important decision before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a matter of first impression regarding claims based upon misrepresentations made by insurance agents.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Win Against Starbucks
(January 9, 2012, Manchester, NH) - Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA shareholders Christopher Cole and John-Mark Turner successfully defended Black Bear Micro-Roastery, a family-owned, New Hampshire coffee purveyor, in a 14-year long, David and Goliath-like trademark dispute against Starbucks Corp. On December 23, 2011, a federal district court in New York confirmed that Black Bear’s use of the term “Charbucks Blend” did not infringe upon, or dilute the value of Starbucks’ trademark and service mark.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Represents NetProspex In Venture Financing
(December 23, 2010, Boston, MA) - Sheehan Phinney lawyers recently represented NetProspex Inc. (www.netprospex.com), a Waltham MA based company, in its securing of $5.5 million in venture financing. This was NetProspex’s second round of financing, bringing their total investment to $7.5 million to date. The lead investor in the financing was Edison Ventures; existing investors also participated.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Win Significant Jury Trial And G.L. c. 93A Award In Registered Representative/Insurance Broker Fraud Case
(November 2, 2010, Boston, MA) - Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA attorneys Charles M. Waters and Michael J. Lambert successfully won a $1.53 million jury trial in the Business Litigation Session (Hinkle, J.) of the Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts, including an award for punitive damages, attorneys fees and costs pursuant to G.L. c. 93A, for the widow of a MA man, Samuel Pietropaolo, in a registered representative/insurance broker fraud case. This case exposed the rampant negligence, fraud and cover-up in the financial services and life insurance industry.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Represents Swenson Granite in Merger Agreement
(October 18, 2010, Manchester, NH) - Swenson Granite Company LLC announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Rock of Ages Corporation. Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA attorneys represented Swenson Granite Company.... Read More

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Win $350,000 Settlement for a Land Developer in Civil Rights Case
(June 4, 2010, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA attorneys Charles M. Waters and Michael J. Lambert successfully won a settlement of $350,000 for a Randolph, MA woman, Barbara Mersal, in a civil rights violation action against Richard Goodhue, a Town of Randolph elected official. This case exposed the insidious nature of bullying in the context of municipal government. The lawsuit led to the removal of the official from his position.... Read More