Business Litigation Lawyer Worcester MA and Boston MA

Jeff Raphaelson business litigation lawyerWe focus our business litigation practice on: breach of fiduciary duty and partnership and shareholder disputes; unfair or deceptive conduct in business; and insurance disputes.

We make every effort to genuinely understand at the beginning of the relationship the legal issues facing our business clients. We offer realistic options to allow them to make informed decisions when it matters most—at the beginning of the dispute. Together we work to develop a sensible litigation plan containing thoughtful strategies designed to serve the client’s specific interests. We understand value-added relationships and will consider in appropriate matters contingent fee or hybrid hourly rate/contingent fee arrangements.

For over 25 years hard work, loyalty and integrity form the foundation of our practice

Partnership Disputes and Shareholder Disputes

For more than twenty-five years, Jeff Raphaelson has successfully represented partners and shareholders in closely held companies in a wide variety of fiduciary disputes, including self-dealing, misappropriation of partnership or corporate opportunities, freeze-out of minority shareholders, and partnership and shareholder valuation issues. Mr. Raphaelson has also represented fiduciaries or beneficiaries in trust disputes and will contests.

Unfair or Deceptive Conduct In Business

Raphaelson Law has helped its clients resolve a broad range of unfair and deceptive conduct cases, including willful breach of contract, wrongful interference with advantageous business relations, fraud and other unfair or deceptive conduct in business.

Insurance Disputes

We advise individuals and companies in a wide range of disputes involving insurance coverage for fire, life, disability, and property. Business owners and individuals rely on us to protect their interests against insurance companies who wrongfully refuse to pay fair value on claims or deny coverage altogether. We work to fully understand the dispute as early as possible, engaging appropriate experts as necessary, so that we may give our clients informed options from the beginning of the dispute.

Business Litigation Cases Won By Attorney Raphaelson

Clients Recover Double Damages From Defendant Landlord And Punitive Damages And Attorney’s Fees Against Bank

Our clients pursued an opportunity to open a restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. Relying on the landlord’s representations that his licenses were valid, our clients invested $200,000 in restaurant equipment, leasehold improvements and up-front lease payments. But shortly after opening, Boston police officers ordered the new venture shut down because of the landlord’s ongoing dispute with the licensing authorities. Our clients had to close the restaurant.

$950K Legal Malpractice Settlement Against Lawyer Who Negligently Prosecuted Client’s Wrongful Death Case And Misused Client Funds

Liability in the wrongful death case was clear from the outset, so the Defendant attorney's primary focus should have been identifying and preserving assets for collection to satisfy the judgment Client was likely to obtain. Nevertheless, the Defense attorney failed to take the appropriate steps to secure and preserve assets for collection.

Judge Orders Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company To Pay Disability Policy

Our client purchased a disability insurance policy from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. One year later, he suffered a series of debilitating strokes. MassMutual disclaimed coverage and refused to pay any benefits. It claimed that the client had declared on his application that certain pre-existing insurance coverage would be cancelled upon issuance of the new MassMutual policy, and that the coverage had not been cancelled.

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