Duane Morris LLP
100 High Street, Suite 2400
Boston, MA 02110-1724
Phone:+1 857 488 4200
Fax:+1 857 488 4201
Duane Morris' Boston office offers a diversified practice to the wide range of entities comprising New England's economy, from long-established businesses to those in newly emerging industries. With the resources of a national law firm, our Boston lawyers represent major international corporations, regional middle-market companies and individuals.
Range of Services
Business Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Members of the Trial Practice Group in the Boston office have been involved in litigation in an array of areas, including securities and commercial disputes, professional liability and intellectual property, products liability and real estate controversies. Duane Morris' litigators often represent insurance companies and work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers in the representation of financial institutions. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, we also provide counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution options and advise on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.
Corporate, Venture Capital, Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions
Our corporate law attorneys advise private and public companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. Members of our Corporate Practice Group are experienced with emerging businesses, structuring, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, distribution, licensing and joint venture arrangements. Our lawyers regularly assist closely held companies with strategic planning, equity incentives and succession planning. We represent listed and NASDAQ clients in securities offerings and advise public companies on securities law compliance, ongoing reporting obligations and corporate governance issues.
Duane Morris' intellectual property (IP) lawyers recognize the importance of our clients' intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold IP rights to increase opportunities for our clients to enhance market share. Our experience includes trademarks and copyrights, patents and brand protection, domestic and international. Members of the firm's IP Practice Group have played pivotal roles in the development of IP law, and their ranks include highly trained patent attorneys with backgrounds in biosciences, materials, chemicals, polymers, electronics and telecommunications. The attorney-Ph.D.s resident in the Boston office have extensive experience in obtaining patentability opinions, preparing and filing U.S. patent applications in a variety of disciplines, and rendering validity and infringement opinions. The IP litigators resident in the Boston office have extensive experience with disputes regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licenses involving such intangible property.
Bankruptcy and Reorganization
Lawyers in our Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group work in tandem with each client, whether debtor, trustee, lender or other creditor, to determine the best strategy for seeking maximum value from a troubled entity while simultaneously remaining mindful of each client's goals. Clients draw on the firm's extensive reorganization experience as one of the most active bankruptcy practices in the United States with a national team of dozens of bankruptcy lawyers in numerous jurisdictions.
Duane Morris' nationally acclaimed Construction Group has extensive experience in handling both transaction and litigation issues that arise in the design, development, financing, performance, management and close-out of major private, public and public-private partnership construction projects. The firm's representations include public and private owners and developers, construction managers, prime contractors, subcontractors, equipment suppliers, architects, engineers and other design professionals as well as sureties on a multitude of project segments (industrial, utility, energy, commercial and green building/sustainable projects) and a wide range of delivery systems (design-bid-build, design-build, CM and PPP) and on emerging technologies, such as BIM.
Duane Morris' Boston real estate lawyers represent a broad range of high-profile institutional and individual clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and related matters. Our Real Estate Practice Group handles real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings, workouts and restructurings, development and leasing.
Duane Morris' Wealth Planning Practice Group represents a broad range of closely held business owners and other high net worth individuals with respect to their personal and professional planning. The firm provides estates, trusts, asset planning and related litigation services to individuals, business owners, charitable organizations and fiduciaries. The Wealth Planning attorneys have significant experience in the settlement of decedents' estates, fiduciary income tax matters, administration of trusts and counseling on family matters. Throughout each relationship with clients, Duane Morris attorneys work to minimize tax exposure and implement creative strategies to preserve capital and transfer resources within the client's family and to next generations. The firm also provides all aspects of fiduciary litigation services related to probate, trust and guardianship administration.
Employment and Labor
Duane Morris lawyers advise employers of all sizes on such areas as equal employment opportunity compliance and litigation, statutory compliance and litigation defense, and employment termination, as well as a full range of labor relations services. Our lawyers emphasize policies to prevent employment problems through our problem prevention programs and services.
The attorneys in our Tax Practice Group work closely with our corporate and finance lawyers to structure and effectuate complex transactions from a tax perspective. Many of our lawyers are frequently sought out to publish and speak to groups of professionals and laypersons alike and serve as consultants in their fields to other professional advisors.
Duane Morris' healthcare attorneys provide innovative solutions to assist healthcare providers in protecting their assets and increasing their overall profitability. Our healthcare clients benefit from one of the most experienced healthcare practice groups in the country. We provide a full range of regulatory and transactional services in every major sector of the healthcare industry. When the uncertainty that characterizes the healthcare system spills over into legal disputes, Duane Morris lawyers represent clients in courts, arbitration and mediation sessions, and administrative proceedings.
Our International Practice Group integrates the services of attorneys from various disciplines who practice around the world, bringing together lawyers with international experience and enhanced sensitivity to cultural differences. In the area of international trade regulation, we provide advice regarding domestic and international regulatory and commercial aspects of trade in goods and services, including product labeling and other domestic and foreign regulations that affect imports and exports.
Banking and Financial Services
Duane Morris attorneys have represented banks, savings associations and their holding companies in jurisdictions across the U.S. and around the world. Our lawyers also have represented other providers of financial services, including investment banking and brokerage firms, commercial finance companies, insurance companies and credit unions in a broad range of regulatory, legislative and business law areas. The firm serves as counsel in a wide range of expansion and restructuring transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, strategic divestitures, merger/conversion transactions, purchases and sales of branches and branch systems, product development, the pursuit of new powers, antitrust counseling and litigation.
Personal Injury Litigation
When appropriate, Duane Morris attorneys represent groups of people or individuals who have been seriously injured or who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys have tried or settled all types of personal injury cases, including those involving explosions, construction/workplace accidents, products liability, transportation and medical malpractice.
White-Collar Criminal Litigation
Duane Morris counsels both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct. Our lawyers advise clients accused of Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, environmental crimes, securities violations, criminal tax fraud, fraud in government procurement, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses.