Class Actions

Across the country, plaintiff’s attorneys continue to file a record number of Class Action cases on behalf of consumers of products and services of many of the nation’s most well-known 

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Category: Business Litigation

Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets

Almost every company has something to protect and maintain as secret.  And all of those companies must disclose those assets and secrets and formulae to their employees.  Every company is 

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Category: Labor & Employment

Internet Agreements

It goes without saying that e-commerce continues to gain dominance in the commercial marketplace. Contracting through the Internet creates a number of challenges that are not present with paper-based signed 

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Category: Intellectual Property

License and Assignment Agreements

Leveraging your intellectual property assets can be a valuable component of your business success. Our team of lawyers has significant experience with regard to licensing arrangements involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Technology and Related Commercial Agreements

Benefiting from the fruits of your labor by bringing the same to market, or contracting to utilize the products or technology of others, is typically central to your business success. 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Domain Names

While registering domain names is a simple process that you would normally handle yourself, we are able to assist you if complications materialize. Occasionally disputes arise involving domain names, and 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Trade Secrets

Trade secret laws provide another way to protect a business’ valuable intellectual capital.  Generally speaking, trade secret protections are available for any information that is secret, that derives value from 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Copyrights

Your authorship of creative and original works provides you with valuable copyrights. While many copyright registrations are straightforward and it is more efficient for you to handle those yourself, other 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Trademarks

Our trademark attorneys are able to assist you with all aspects of trademark protection. If you are having trouble selecting a trademark, or finding one that is likely to be 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Patents

Patents are important strategic tools in today’s business environment; and understanding patents has never been more important.  Our patent attorneys make it their business to understand patents and welcome the 

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Category: Intellectual Property

IP Portfolio Structuring and Audits

It is important for business owners to maximize the value of their intellectual property assets. We can assist with helping you properly structure your IP portfolio so that you have 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Litigation

Technology and business leaders routinely turn to Sheehan Phinney’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group to protect their intellectual property and technology rights. Our group has extensive experience enforcing our clients’ interests in 

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Category: Intellectual Property

Sheehan Start-Up Team

For more than seventy-five years Sheehan Phinney has been committed to the local entrepreneurial and business community. In furtherance of that commitment, we have developed the Sheehan Start-Up Team to 

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Category: Corporate

Affordable Housing

Sheehan Phinney provides developers and owners of affordable housing projects with a broad spectrum of services relating to acquisition, development, investment, financing, and operation of affordable housing projects. Our attorneys 

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Category: Affordable Housing

Data Breach

Sheehan Phinney provides comprehensive advice to its clients to minimize the risk of a data breach including how to manage electronic data and implement recognized best practices. When a breach 

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Category: Data Breach

Electronic Discovery

Sheehan Phinney’s team of experienced discovery lawyers and professionals handles sophisticated electronic discovery projects for clients nationwide.  The team employs cutting-edge technology to capture data and mine it efficiently to 

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Category: Electronic Discovery

Sports & Entertainment

The Sheehan Phinney Sports & Entertainment Group represents professional sports franchises, team owners and ownership groups, managers and management groups, as well as talent agencies, and individual athletes and coaches. 

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Category: Uncategorized

Immigration

In today’s global economy, U.S. businesses draw from an international pool of talented individuals to fill temporary or permanent positions in the United States and remain competitive in their industries. 

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Category: Uncategorized

Manufacturing

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Communication & Broadcasting

Communications and broadcasting is an amalgamation of old and new technologies. While broadcast radio has been around for nearly a century and television for more than 60 years, the face 

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Category: Uncategorized

Education Law

The needs of educational institutions, both private and public, are many. From land acquisition to contracts, human resources to endowments and many more issues, schools are constantly dealing with issues 

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Category: Uncategorized

Governance

Corporate law requires a broad range of interdisciplinary skills: knowing the laws governing formation and operation of business entities, and rights and obligations of managers and owners; knowledge of securities 

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Category: Uncategorized

Non-Profit, Charitable & Religious Institutions

The Non-Profit, Charitable & Religious Institutions Group at Sheehan Phinney regularly represents non-profit organizations of all kinds—from large universities and small foundations to museums and churches. We also form and 

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Category: Non-Profit/Charitable

Municipal

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Condominiums

While condominiums were originally designed as an alternative to single family cooperative residential housing, they have evolved into an effective planning vehicle to separately finance portions of commercial projects. We 

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Category: Uncategorized

Workouts Foreclosures & Loan Purchases

Many of the attorneys in this group were actively involved in workouts and foreclosures in the recession of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. We understand the dynamics of loan 

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Category: Uncategorized

Commercial Leasing

Experience and general knowledge of the market is critical when it comes to commercial leasing. The shifts between a landlord and a tenant market occur frequently, and therefore, strongly influence 

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Category: Commercial Leasing

Business Lending

We have substantial experience representing banks on C&I and Asset Based loans and routinely represent businesses with respect to their loan facilities (including lines of credit). Key Matters: Represented the 

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Category: Uncategorized

Real Estate Lending

The attorneys in our group have a long history representing borrowers and a variety of lending institutions in connection with construction loans, permanent loans (including conduit loans), bridge loans, mezzanine 

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Category: Uncategorized

Acquisition & Sales

We have significant experience representing a broad array of owners and buyers in connection with acquisitions and sales. We represent real estate developers, investment companies, educational institutions, hospitals and businesses. 

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Category: Acquisition and Sales

Development & Construction

Taking a real estate project from its conception through completion involves close cooperation among property owners/developers, commercial lenders, engineers, architects, and contractors, as well as among the municipalities and neighbors 

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Category: Uncategorized

ERISA & Retirement

Sheehan Phinney offers a broad range of services pertaining to tax-preferred retirement plans and ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). We consult with clients in the drafting, implementation and administration 

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Category: Uncategorized

Environmental & Energy Litigation

Sheehan Phinney’s Environmental Litigation group complements our full service environmental practice, representing governmental and municipal entities as well as private commercial clients in assisting their compliance with federal, state, and 

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Category: Uncategorized

Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Sheehan Phinney’s experienced team of land use attorneys counsel clients before Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, Boards of Selectmen, City Councils, and Aldermanic Boards in cities and 

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Category: Uncategorized

Tax Litigation

Although most tax-related disputes are resolved by negotiated settlement. Some of the more difficult cases can only be resolved through litigation. Sheehan Phinney’s experienced tax attorneys are well-versed in the 

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Category: Uncategorized

Shareholder Disputes

Businesses with multiple shareholders or controlling members face unique challenges when those stakeholders have different ideas as to how their business should operate, spend capital, or make critical business decisions. 

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Category: Uncategorized

Professional Liability

For many years, Sheehan Phinney has defended law firms, physician groups, medical practices, hospitals, insurance agencies, real estate agencies, accounting firms, and other organizations faced with professional liability issues. We 

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Category: Uncategorized

Insurance Defense

Sheehan Phinney is a recognized leader in the insurance defense arena.  We have a strong reputation for our willingness to take cases to trial, and aggressively defending against specious and 

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Category: Uncategorized

Healthcare Litigation

Sheehan Phinney’s Health Care Litigation Group concentrates on protecting the interests of our healthcare clients involved in commercial litigation, internal audits, criminal investigations, and civil and regulatory enforcement actions.  Our 

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Category: Uncategorized

Consumer Protection

Even in the rough and tumble world of commerce, sharp business practices can cross the line and become actionable conduct.  Whether through false or misleading advertising, fraud, misrepresentation, improper use 

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Category: Uncategorized

Complex Litigation

Sheehan Phinney’s Complex Litigation Group handles class action, mass tort, and multi-district litigation cases of regional and national significance on behalf of clients from a broad array of industries. Often, 

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Category: Uncategorized

Appellate Litigation

The Sheehan Phinney Appellate Litigation Group represents clients from a broad array of industries in commercial appeals in both the federal and state appellate courts.  We handle appeals both in 

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Category: Uncategorized

Antitrust

In today’s competitive business environment, businesses regularly confront challenges posed by both existing and new marketplace competitors.  Sometimes, competitors cross a line, either by their own actions, or by accusing 

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Category: Uncategorized

Mediation & Arbitration

Most civil cases are resolved without trial, either though mediation, arbitration, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution. For the Sheehan Phinney Business Litigation Group, alternative dispute resolution is a daily practice, 

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Category: Uncategorized

Business Formation & Succession Planning

Sheehan Phinney has developed extensive expertise in identifying the proper entity for business and investment activities, and in assisting clients in the orderly transfer of ownership, whether within a family 

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Category: Business Formation & Succession Planning

Private Companies

Sheehan Phinney attorneys practicing in the Private Companies and Professional Practices Group represent a wide variety of private companies, including closely-held, entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses, as well as professional practices 

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Category: Uncategorized

Securities & Venture Capital

Private company clients include startup, early-stage, mid-stage and later-stage issuers, raising capital in “friends and family,” angel, traditional venture capital and syndicated private offerings of equity and debt securities. For 

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Category: Securities & Venture Capital

International Contracts

Sheehan Phinney’s International Group offers a full range of legal services to clients engaged in international commerce. The group focuses on helping clients maximize the benefits of participating in the 

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Category: Uncategorized

Taxation

The practices of Sheehan Phinney attorneys in the Tax Group encompass nearly all aspects of federal, international, state and local tax planning and consulting, representation in administrative tax controversies and 

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Category: Taxation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Some of the region’s most well-respected attorneys are members of Sheehan Phinney Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Representing a wide variety of both private and public companies in business combinations and 

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Category: Uncategorized

Commercial Contracts

Clients regularly turn to Sheehan Phinney to guide them through the range of issues that arise when they enter into commercial relationships with parties across the country and around the 

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Category: Commercial Contracts

Distressed Assets

Sheehan Phinney’s Distressed Assets Group, formed in response to the current global economic condition, focuses on real estate and commercial loan workouts and loan purchase and sales. With experience that 

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Category: Uncategorized

Construction Litigation

From contract negotiation to final completion, Sheehan Phinney attorneys have extensive experience representing owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all facets of a construction project throughout New England 

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Category: Construction

Employment Based Immigration

In today’s global economy, U.S. businesses draw from an international pool of talented individuals to fill temporary or permanent positions in the United States and remain competitive in their industries. 

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Category: Uncategorized

Labor & Employment Litigation

Sheehan Phinney’s Labor and Employment Litigation group complements our full service Labor and Employment practice area, which assists employers in all areas of industry and commerce in effectively managing their 

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Category: Uncategorized