Litigation, Lawsuits, and Disputes
Our Litigation Department offers services from the initial investigative stage through trial and, if necessary, appeal, prosecuting and defending contractual disputes, claims of business fraud, claims of unfair and deceptive business practices, and collection actions. Services include:
Negotiation of contractual obligations, settlements, and claims
Legal advice to help clients make intelligent and informed decisions
Thorough and well prepared litigation in the Massachusetts State and Federal courts
Each type of case requires a unique approach. Below are examples of how our lawyers help in various areas of dispute. Please contact us if you would like us to review your case.
Disputes with Banks
We have considerable experience in dealing with banks and other lenders, which includes forcing lenders to honor their contractual obligations under letters of commitment and preventing them from acting unreasonably and arbitrarily in the administration of existing loans and lines of credit. This is also referred to as Lender Liability. If you have been treated unfairly by a bank or other financial institution, we may be able to help.
Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices
GNF&P lawyers have significant experience in litigation of Unfair and Deceptive Business Practice claims. If you have been the subject of an unfair or deceptive business practice, either as a business person or as a consumer, in addition to actual damages, you may be entitled to punitive damages, as well as recovery of attorney's fees and costs.
Shareholder Derivative Claims
We have represented many clients in Shareholder Derivative lawsuits. Very often, where there are multiple owners in a corporation, partnership or other business entity, one or more people may take actions that are detrimental to the business yet enrich themselves. For example, one person could steer contracts to a particular vendor for personal gain or take for himself an opportunity that rightfully belongs to the business. It is often necessary, after satisfying certain prerequisites, to bring an action in the name of the business against the wrongdoer(s). The attorneys at GNF&P have a great deal of expertise in bringing such actions and in forcing business entities to abide by their by-laws.
Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, and Civil Rights Claim
GNF&P represents clients in discrimination matters involving employment, race, and housing claims before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Boston Fair Housing Commission. Our attorneys are also experienced in the representation of clients involving civil rights violations.