Business and General Litigation

Mirick O’Connell’s Business and General Litigation Group understands business and knows how to get results.  Our litigators have a proven track record of successfully resolving cases through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and, when necessary, aggressive action in the courtroom.  Our extensive trial experience gives us a decisive edge in representing our business clients through every stage of a dispute.

Whether representing closely-held companies, large publically-held corporations or any type of enterprise in between, we focus on our client’s objectives.  We provide value to our business clients by minimizing risk, offering practical options and balancing creative strategies with the economic realities of protracted litigation.

Our attorneys handle disputes of all magnitudes including "bet the company" litigation.  We regularly handle cases involving corporate governance and management disputes, shareholder disputes, derivative actions and claims of breach of fiduciary duty. We litigate intellectual property matters including patent and trade secrets disputes.  We litigate cases involving fraud, intentional interference with contractual relationships, virtually every type of breach-of-contract claim and cases involving unfair or deceptive trade practices.

Mirick O'Connell Wins First Place for Law Firms in Worcester Business Journal Best of Business

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Elizabeth Greene recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as being one of the "2020 Top Women of Law"

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Mirick O'Connell Named Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2021

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28 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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Elizabeth Greene Receives American Heart Association 2020 Legacy Leadership Award

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Chris Collins was quoted in the T&G article "Leadership Worcester class includes diverse group"

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5 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year"

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19 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List

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PODCAST: Lauren Sparks discusses Analysis of the Supreme Court Title VII Ruling

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PODCAST: Jim Donnelly discusses Nonprofit Volunteer Boards and COVID-19 (4.6.20)

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Responding to a Government Investigation Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

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Patricia Davidson and Emily Crim author Bloomberg Tax article "The Evolving Role of Trust Protectors"

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Representative Matters

  • Successfully tried a jury case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for fraud and tortious interference with contractual/advantageous relationship against a company engaged in organizing amateur sports leagues, its shareholders and its attorney.  We prevailed in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Our collection efforts resulted in full satisfaction of judgment
  • Successfully defended a $1 million claim for breach of contract against a manufacturer of computer hardware by serving a motion for summary judgment that relied almost exclusively on the plaintiff’s own deposition testimony to demonstrate that the claim was barred by the plaintiff’s prior conduct and to demonstrate the speciousness of the claim
  • Negotiated the settlement of complex litigation among shareholders of two closely-held, international plastics companies involving various business torts, contract claims and equitable remedies; coordinated the transfer of stock, the implementation of a security agreement and indemnification for international financing obligations
  • Prevailed in a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of a company that provides licensure and educational services to financial institutions against allegations, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary and equitable claims, initiated by a sales and marketing company after termination of the relationship for poor performance
 

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