Carlos A. Maycotte
Carlos A. Maycotte concentrates on family law, international arbitration and litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation. As part of his family law practice, Carlos has represented clients in a variety of cases involving divorce, custody, removal, and paternity claims. In recent matters, Carlos has appeared in a four-day trial on behalf of a father in a custody and paternity dispute, and has appeared before the court to represent clients in connection with child support, alimony, and modification issues. He has also negotiated numerous settlement agreements on behalf of clients, helping them move on while securing the successful resolution of their cases.
In his international arbitration and litigation practice, Carlos recently represented a foreign, multi-national company in a complex, multi-million-dollar arbitration against a publicly-traded Massachusetts corporation, assisting in a two-week liability hearing, arguing motions before the arbitral tribunal, examining and cross-examining witnesses, composing pleadings, and serving as a point-of-contact for the Spanish-speaking clients. Carlos has been invited to speak on panels at Boston University School of Law regarding his experience in international representation. He has also represented clients in other matters involving commercial and business litigation, including partnership disputes, contract disputes, and real estate disputes.
Carlos is Fitch Law Partners LLP's pro bono coordinator. He has extensive pro bono experience as a volunteer attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), focusing on the representation of unaccompanied immigrant minors facing removal from the United States. Along with other attorneys at Fitch, he represented five minors in removal proceedings and in parallel litigation in state courts, successfully helping all five of them obtain permanent resident status and the dismissal of the removal proceedings. He has been interviewed and quoted in separate NBC News stories about the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors and which focused on one of his clients.
Carlos is actively involved in the Cornell community and serves as Senior Vice President on the board of the Cornell Club of Boston. He is also a member of the Cornell Alumni Ambassadors Network, as well the Cornell Alumni Student-Mentoring Program.
Carlos is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2010) and Cornell University (B.A., in English and in Government, 2007). Carlos has native-speaker proficiency in Spanish, is fluent in Italian and German, and can understand written Portuguese. As an undergraduate, he served as the editor of the opinion section for The Cornell Daily Sun. In law school, Carlos performed as an advocate in the Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition and was a member of the criminal clinic, working as a student defender in both Boston Municipal Court and Boston Juvenile Court and, later, as a student prosecutor in Quincy District Court.
Carlos is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New York State, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a founding member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators and has earned the designation of a Certified Financial Litigator.
"I had a terrific experience with Carlos. Throughout what could have been a trying ordeal, he maintained a level of calm, thoughtfulness and professionalism that enabled all parties to make real progress. He is extremely responsive, and as a lawyer myself, I really appreciated his ability to clearly and concisely explain legal concepts in an area with which I was unfamiliar. Carlos's friendly demeanor also made it very easy to work with him -- I've seen my share of attorneys who are difficult and unlikable, and knowing that our interactions would be painless always kept me relieved. Above all, Carlos provided sound advice and solid work product in a timely, efficient manner."
"I had never needed a lawyer before and was new to the whole legal experience. We were interviewing many lawyers and decided to go with Carlos at our first consultation. It was a emotional time, Carlos listened and was professional through the entire process. Carlos understood the complexity of the situation and helped me to see things more simply. I felt supported through the entire process, he explained things in a way that helped to make sense of all legal jargon. I would recommend Carlos to anyone who is going through a divorce or custody battle. The whole team at Sally and Fitch was amazing!"
"I was very pleased to have Carlos Maycotte on my team. I found him to be very conscientious and caring. He was very thoughtful in terms of keeping me informed every step of the way with phone calls and timely emails. I most appreciated his relaxed and calming manner. At times when I found myself totally frustrated with the plaintiff's pitbull (attorney), Carlos was there to help me navigate the litigation process with genuine care. Furthermore, Carlos has continued to contact me to check on me and to make sure all the appropriate steps are being completed. Carlos has my highest recommendation. You will be happy to have Carlos by your side."
"I was represented in my divorce case against my ex-husband by two Fitch attorneys, Carlos Maycotte and another, more senior attorney. This review is for Carlos, with whom I had more frequent and extensive interactions. Interacting with Carlos, I felt that he must have been at the top of his class in law school, because he clearly knew what he was doing, and is a rising star. He remained completely on top of all the details of my case, answered questions immediately and professionally, and for more complex technical questions, researched them and returned with thoughtful and scholarly answers backed by literature and case histories. His insights directly resulted in considerable financial gains in my divorce case. When it came time to draft our separation contract, Carlos dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's. No stone was left unturned. I would recommend him highly to all friends and colleagues, as someone who will work tirelessly to support and advocate for you, and who backs that zeal with rigor and scholarship."