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Litigation

Riemer & Braunstein's substantial and diversified litigation practice is strongly oriented toward the business community. We regularly represent clients in all levels of state and federal courts, as well as before administrative and regulatory agencies, in arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution forums. We also played key roles in several leading appellate decisions that are cited as noteworthy precedents in the areas of law in which we practice.

Our attorneys are well known for their expertise in:

  • Contract disputes
  • Real estate and land use litigation
  • Environmental law
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Hazardous waste litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Insurance and personal injury litigation
  • Lender liability
  • Equitable remedies
  • Trusts and estates litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency litigation

Riemer & Braunstein's multi-faceted litigation group has developed a significant reputation in Massachusetts and particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Representing financial institutions and others with a focus on creditors' rights, such as pre-judgment remedies, equitable remedies (including reach and apply liens), fraudulent conveyance actions, receiverships, and post-judgment remedies
  • Real estate litigation, including representation of commercial property owners, developers, property managers, general contractors, subcontractors, bonding companies, and suppliers in all facets and levels of complexity
  • Environmental matters, among them complex and document-intensive litigation, response actions, the prosecution and defense of private actions for cost recovery and property damages, Superfund cases, and compliance with Massachusetts Chapter 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. In 2000, our litigation group won a $15.9 million jury verdict in a lengthy environmental property damage case, which became the largest Massachusetts jury verdict for the year.
  • Representing clients in liability and negligence defense, such as premises liability, product liability, construction negligence, environmental defense, and tort claims
  • Representing employers in labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination claims, discrimination claims, labor and employment benefits litigation, and covenants not to compete
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Peter H. Sutton
617-880-3400
psutton@riemerlaw.com