In The News

April
2017
Fitch Law Partners announces that the recipients of the annual Fitch Law Partners Scholarship have been selected for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read the Press Release here.
March
2017
Steven E. Gurdin was a guest speaker at "Jane Does Well" - a divorce support group serving Wellesley, Needham, Newton and the greater Boston area. Steve spoke on various topics including recent developments in Massachusetts law on issues relating to alimony and gifted/inherited property.
January
2017
Andrea Peraner-Sweet published The New Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law and Guidance Issued by the Attorney General’s Office and the MCAD in the Boston Bar Journal.
January
2017
An article by Jonathan W. Fitch, Arbitration: Spotlight on the Preliminary Hearing was published in the MBA Lawyers Journal.
January
2017
Jonathan W. Fitch was elected as a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the leading scholarly organization for international arbitrators based in London.
December
2016
The Appeals Court affirmed summary judgment on behalf of our client, a community-based hospital, affirming that the hospital had not engaged in racial, religious or national origin discrimination or retaliation when it terminated its employee for poor performance. Partner Andrea Peraner-Sweet argued the case.
October
2016
Andrea Peraner-Sweet was elected Chair of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Westford.
October
2016
Jonathan W. Fitch was a panelist at a program at Harvard Law School on recent developments in international arbitration. The program was sponsored by the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association and by ICDR Young & International.
October
2016
Michele E. Connolly joins Fitch Law Partners LLP as an Associate.
September
2016
Robert T. Dunlap joins Fitch Law Partners LLP as an Associate.
September
2016
Jonathan W. Fitch was a panelist at MCLE’s 8th Annual New England ADR and the Law 2016. Mr. Fitch spoke on the topic of "Basic Planning for International Arbitration and Emerging Practices."
September
2016
Jonathan W. Fitch was a guest lecturer at Suffolk Law School for a new course, "Positive Psychology For Lawyers," taught by Professor Lisle Baker.
September
2016
Steven E. Gurdin was a guest lecturer at New England Law Boston in the Law Practice Management Course. Mr. Gurdin lectured on various aspects of law firm management.
September
2016
Winners of Fitch Law Partners LLP 2016-2017 scholarships have been announced. Read the Press Release here.
August
2016
Peter Ball was reappointed to his second three-year term as a member of the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal, which is published quarterly by the Boston Bar Association.
July
2016
Nathalie K. Salomon joins Fitch Law Partners LLP as an Associate.
June
2016
Russell Smith joins Fitch Law Partners LLP as an Associate.
June
2016
In a U.S. District Court case involving allegations of breach of a mortgage contract, Steve Reilly and Ryan Cunningham prevail on a motion to dismiss all claims against the firm’s client, a leading national bank.
June
2016
In a Massachusetts Superior Court case involving complex allegations of "wrongful foreclosure," Steve Reilly and Will Cosmas prevail on a motion for summary judgment and obtain dismissal of all claims against the firm’s client, a leading national bank.
June
2016
Jonathan W. Fitch was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Sherborn.
June
2016
Andrea Peraner-Sweet was elected to her third term as a member of the Town of Westford’s Board of Selectmen.
June
2016
Andrea Peraner-Sweet was a panelist on the 6th Annual Trials Facing Female Litigators hosted by the Women’s Caucus of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Women’s Bar Association.
June
2016
Steven E. Gurdin served as a faculty member at the Annual MCLE Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop. This program is a challenging five-day course where participates have an opportunity to "get on their feet" under the rigorous scrutiny of judges and leading practitioners.
June
2016
The firm proudly supported the MetroWest Legal Services by participating in the annual Nancy King Memorial Golf Tournament at the Framingham Country Club. MetroWest Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people who would be denied justice without their help.
May
2016
The Firm proudly supported the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation by participating in the New England Patriots Fantasy Sports Camp. Partner Steven E. Gurdin put on the pads and scored some big hits!
May
2016
Jeffrey A Soilson is co-editor of the MCLE New England publication "Financial Aspects of Divorce in Massachusetts" published on May 10, 2016.
April
2016
Steve Reilly wins a defense verdict for our client, a large national bank, thus defeating the plaintiff bank customer’s claim that the bank had wrongfully paid certain checks drawn on the customer’s business checking account.
April
2016
Jennifer E. Greaney’s Case Comment entitled " Abate v. Fremont Investment & Loan: Defining ‘Adverse Claim’ in Try Title Actions " was published in the April 2016 edition of the Massachusetts Law Review.
April
2016
Partner Steven E. Gurdin co-chaired the 2- day MCLE Divorce Law Basics program. The program is a comprehensive course that provides family law practitioners with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce. Mr. Gurdin has chaired the program for the past twelve years.
April
2016
Steven Gurdin served as a panelist on the Massachusetts Bar Association CLE program titled - Off the Record: Deposition Preparation, Objectives and Techniques in Practice.
April
2016
Partner Ethan Davis was quoted as a expert by the New York Times in a story about the Cosby case and the spousal-communication privilege.
March
2016
Managing Partner Jonathan W. Fitch was moderator of a panel discussion titled, " Best Practices in Arbitration: The Role of the Arbitrator, " sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
March
2016
Partner Patrick T. Clendenen has been selected by the Nominating Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association to be its next Secretary, effective in September 2016. This is the first step of a four-year leadership succession plan under which Clendenen is expected to become Section Chair in 2020.
March
2016
Partner Jeffrey Soilson was a discussion leader in Family Law at MCLE’s Practicing with Professionalism Seminar: a day-long seminar that every newly admitted lawyer in Massachusetts must attend after being admitted to the bar.
March
2016
Partner Jeffrey Soilson was a guest lecturer on family law topics at New England School of Law.
March
2016
In a U.S. District Court case involving complex allegations of predatory lending and breach of a mortgage contract, Steve Reilly and Ryan Cunningham prevail on a motion to dismiss all claims against firm’s client, a leading national bank.
March
2016
Steven Gurdin successfully obtained a sizable contempt judgment for non-payment of child support on behalf of a single father against the non-custodial mother. With the assistance of the Essex County Sheriff’s department the mother was apprehended after failing to appear at the scheduled contempt trial. Two Deputy Sheriff’s were able to locate the mother and immediately brought her before the Essex County Probate and Family Court. At the conclusion of the contempt trial, the Court ordered the mother to either pay the amounts owed or serve 30 days in jail. The mother remained in custody at the courthouse for the remainder of the day. An hour before being transferred to Framingham state prison, the mother (or someone on her behalf), made the required payments in order for her to be released from custody. The Court further ordered that the mother pay the father’s attorneys’ fees in prosecuting the contempt action.
March
2016
Steven E. Gurdin was a Guest Lecturer at New England Law Boston in the Law Practice Management Course. Mr. Gurdin lectured on various aspects of law firm management.
January
2016
On January 28, 2016, Fitch had a strong showing at the "Walk to Hill" day of advocacy at the State House on behalf of funding for civil legal aid. Over 600 attorneys and law students participated in the annual event, which highlights how crucial state funding is to legal aid programs across the Commonwealth. Civil aid programs provide free legal advice to low-income individuals and families facing legal problems such as eviction, health care emergencies, and wage theft. Speakers included the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Ralph Gants, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and individuals helped by legal services. Fitch had one of the top law firm participation rates at the 2016 Walk to the Hill, with 16 lawyers (80%) of the firm participating!
January
2016
Heather V. Baer published Recent Amendments to Superior Court Rules and Standing Orders, 60 Boston Bar J. 1 (Winter 2016) .
December
2015
As a Director of Overcoming Barriers, Jeffrey A. Soilson helped conduct a specialized program for clinicians working with post-separation problems where children resist contact with a parent.
November
2015
Jonathan W. Fitch moderates a panel discussion on "International Arbitration: Hot Topics and Smart Contracts" at a meeting of the New England Legal Foundation.
November
2015
The firm receives a Tier 1 ranking in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." ®
October
2015
Partner Andrea Peraner-Sweet is honored as among the "Top Women of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at dinner held at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
October
2015
Partner Jeffrey A. Soilson is recognized as a "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer" ® in a list published in Boston Magazine.
October
2015
Twelve Fitch lawyers are recognized as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" ® an honor awarded to no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Massachusetts.
October
2015
Seven Fitch lawyers are recognized as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars" ® an honor awarded to less than 2.5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts under the age of 40.
August
2015
Eight Fitch partners are listed in Best Lawyers in America ® 2016.
April
2015
Jonathan W. Fitch was guest panelist at Boston College Law School on mediation and ADR topics.
April
2015
William G. Cosmas published From Here to Clemency: Navigating the Massachusetts Pardon Process, 59 Boston Bar J. (Spring 2015) .
April
2015
Jonathan W. Fitch was featured in Financier Worldwide’s 2015 Commercial Arbitration Annual Review . Mr. Fitch contributed the United States chapter to the international report.
March
2015
Jeffrey A. Soilson earned the Certified Financial Litigator (CFL) designation through the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.
March
2015
Jeffrey A. Soilson was a faculty member at the seminar entitled "Parenting Plans and Shared Custody: Recent Research and Implications for Family Law Professionals" presented at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
February
2015
Steven E. Gurdin and Jeffrey Solison were accepted to the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court. The Inn's goal is to improve the practice of Family Law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through peer guidance, civility and growth as sophisticated practitioners.
February
2015
Partner Jeffrey A. Soilson was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
January
2015
Partner Jeffrey A. Soilson became a Director of Overcoming Barriers, a non-profit organization created to promote children's healthy relationships with their parents where a child is at risk of losing a relationship with a parent.
December
2014
Steven E. Gurdin, Jeffrey A. Soilson, Kristine A. Cummings, Barbara L. Drury and Carlos A. Maycotte became members of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.
October
2014
Fitch opens a Metrowest Office. Read the Press Release here
August
2014
Partners Peter E. Ball, Jonathan W. Fitch, Steven E. Gurdin, Kurt S. Kusiak and Andrea Peraner-Sweet and were named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America, 2015.
June
2014
Steven E. Gurdin has been named to the New England Advisory Board of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (The "AACFL"). The AACFL is a professional membership organization dedicated to enhancing the legal profession through advanced financial training. Its mission is to provide innovative financial training programs designed to increase the financial knowledge of attorneys dealing with financial issues in litigation.
June
2014
Jeffrey Soilson was a faculty member at the MCLE seminar on June 17, 2014 titled: "Married (& Divorcing) with Children - Handling support and custody issues."
May
2014
Steven E. Gurdin moderated the Spring 2014 MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum in Taunton, MA. This marks Mr. Gurdin's 12th consecutive year as the moderator. Judges from the Probate and Family Court sat on the panel and delivered their opinions and legal analysis on hypothetical fact patterns prepared by Mr. Gurdin and his colleagues at Fitch.
May
2014
Steven E. Gurdin co-chaired the 2- day MCLE Divorce Law Basics program. The program is a comprehensive course that provides family law practitioners with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce. Mr. Gurdin has chaired the program for the past ten years.
April
2014
Steven E. Gurdin attended the Joint Conference of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in Las Vegas. The conference was a multi-day program focused on complex financial matters relating to divorce including issues of business valuation, executive compensation, forensic accounting, and income tax considerations.
April
2014
Jonathan W. Fitch attended the Spring Meeting of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association in New York City.
March
2014
Jeffrey A. Soilson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.
November
2013
Partner Jeffrey Soilson was a faculty member at the joint conference of the Massachusetts Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem at Regis College, Weston, MA titled: "When the Court and Clinical Practice Collide.
May
2013
Partner Andrea Peraner-Sweet was re-elected to the Board of Selectman of Westford, Massachusetts for her second term.
May
2013
Jonathan W. Fitch was elected as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, "an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession."
May
2013
Jeffrey A. Soilson chaired an MCLE seminar on High Conflict Custody Cases.
May
2013
Steven E. Gurdin moderated the Spring 2013 MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum in Worcester, MA. This marks Mr. Gurdin's 11th consecutive year as the moderator. Judges from the Probate and Family Court sat on the panel and delivered their opinions and legal analysis on hypothetical fact patterns prepared by Mr. Gurdin and his colleagues at Fitch.
May
2013
Steven E. Gurdin co-chaired the 2- day MCLE Divorce Law Basics program. The program is a comprehensive course that provides family law practitioners with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce. Mr. Gurdin has chaired the program for the past nine years.
April
2013
Steven E. Gurdin was sworn in at the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a two day alumni event of Albany Law School of Union University in Washington, D.C.
April
2013
Jonathan W. Fitch and associates Carlos A. Maycotte and Ashly Scheufele attended the conference of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. and participated in three days of seminars with attorneys from around the globe.
January
2013
Peter E. Ball was a panelist at the annual MCLE Deposition Practice conference.
December
2012
Finally a Treaty for the Enforcement of U.S. Court Judgments Abroad, written by Jonathan W. Fitch and summer associate Faith Hill was published in the Massachusetts Law Journal.
December
2012
Steven E. Gurdin moderated the Fall 2012 MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum. This marks Mr. Gurdin's 10th consecutive year as the moderator. Mr. Gurdin moderated panels in Boston and Taunton. Judges from the Probate and Family Court sat on the panel and delivered their opinions and legal analysis on hypothetical fact patterns prepared by Mr. Gurdin and his colleagues at the firm.
October
2012
Peter E. Ball, Jonathan W. Fitch, Steven E. Gurdin, Kurt S. Kusiak, Andrea Peraner-Sweet, James B. Re, Stephen C. Reilly have been included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list as outstanding attorneys in Massachusetts for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
October
2012
Peter E. Ball, Jonathan W. Fitch and Steven E. Gurdin were named to the Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for 2012. Mr. Ball and Mr. Gurdin were also listed as among the Top 100 New England Super Lawyers.
October
2012
William G. Cosmas, Kristine A. Cummings, Ryan M. Cunningham, Ethan Z. Davis, Barbara L. Drury and Ashly E. Scheufele have been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Massachusetts for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
October
2012
Jonathan W. Fitch, Ashly E. Scheufele and Carlos Maycotte attended the Annual Meeting of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association in Miami.
October
2012
Jonathan W. Fitch attended an international arbitration conference in Bogota, Colombia, jointly sponsored by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international division of the American Arbitration Association, and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota.
September
2012
Peter E. Ball, Andrea Peraner-Sweet, Kurt S. Kusiak, and Steven E. Gurdin have been selected by their peers to be included in the Best Lawyers In America®, 19th Edition. Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising nearly 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by the American lawyer as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.
September
2012
Jonathan W. Fitch has been appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution®, the international division of the American Arbitration Association. The ICDR is one of the most highly respected international arbitral organizations, and it conducts arbitration proceedings throughout the world.

June
2012

Jonathan W. Fitch has published a chapter titled, "The Limitations on American-Style Discovery in International Arbitration" in a new book, Strategies for International Arbitration, published by Aspatore Press, a division of West Thomson Reuters.
May
2012
Andrea Peraner-Sweet has been appointed as a hearing officer of the Board of Bar Overseers for a three year term. The Board of Bar Overseers was established by the Supreme Judicial Court in 1974 as an independent administrative body to investigate and evaluate complaints against lawyers.
April
2012
Steven E. Gurdin chaired the MCLE Divorce Law Basics program on April 12. The program is a comprehensive course that provides family law practitioners with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce. Mr. Gurdin has chaired the program for the past eight years.
April
2012
Peter E. Ball, Jonathan W. Fitch and Andrea Peraner-Sweet were named as among Boston's Top Rated Lawyers in a list published by the Boston Globe. The list was created by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the company that has long set the standard for peer review ratings.
April
2012
Jeffrey A. Soilson was a faculty member at an MCLE seminar on Divorce Law.
February
2012
Jeffrey A. Soilson joins the firm as a Partner. Mr. Soilson focuses in the areas of divorce and family law and probate litigation.
November
2011
An associate has published a case comment, "Civil Law - Abolishing the Distinction Between Natural and Unnatural Accumulations of Snow and Ice when Determining Negligence of Property Owner," in the current edition of the Massachusetts Law Review.
October
2011
Partner Peter Ball has been named to the "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2011" list published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, in the November issue of Boston Magazine. This is the third time that Peter has received this professional recognition.
October
2011
Managing Partner Jonathan Fitch has been named to the "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2011" list published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, in the November issue of Boston Magazine.
October
2011
We are pleased that eight Fitch Law Partners LLP attorneys have been named to the 2011 "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" list published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, in the November issue of Boston Magazine. Those selected include Peter Ball, Jonathan Fitch, Steven Gurdin, Andrea Peraner-Sweet, James Re, Stephen Reilly. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Massachusetts are selected by Super Lawyers. According to Super Lawyers, "The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area."
October
2011
Congratulations to seven Fitch Law Partners LLP attorneys named to the 2011 "Massachusetts Rising Star" list published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, in the November issue of Boston Magazine. Those selected include Will Cosmas, Kristine Anne Cummings, Ethan Davis, Ashly Scheufele, Barbara Drury . The list of attorneys, who are 40 years old or younger, is highly selective; no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Massachusetts are selected to be on it.
June
2011
Steven E. Gurdin is a panelist at the MCLE Family Law Case Update 2011 Program. Mr. Gurdin lead a discussion on recent MA case law relating to alimony, child removal and college education expenses.
February
2011
Partner Stephen Reilly taught a section titled "Creating a Discovery Plan" in the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education course, Civil Discovery Practice: MCLE Basics Plus, on February 16 in Boston. The lecturers at this year's program include other well-known litigators, a provider of e-discovery services and Superior Court Justice Peter Lauriat. Stephen has been a lecturer at MCLE on discovery topics for a number of years.
December
2010
Expressing its "profound gratitude," the Equal Justice Coalition has presented Fitch Law Partners LLP with the Nancy King Award for the third consecutive year. The award is given to the Massachusetts law firm with the highest percentage of attorneys participating in the annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid.

November
2010

Steven E. Gurdin moderated that Fall 2010 MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum. This marks Mr. Gurdin's 8th consecutive year as the moderator. Mr. Gurdin moderated panels in Boston and Plymouth. Judges from the Probate and Family Court sat on the panel and delivered their opinions and legal analysis on hypothetical fact patterns prepared by Mr. Gurdin.

October
2010

Congratulations to the eight lawyers of Fitch Law Partners LLP who have been selected as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" for 2010 in the list published by Law & Politics in Boston Magazine. No more than 5 % of the attorneys in Massachusetts are awarded this honor. All of the lawyers selected have received this recognition in a number of prior years.

October
2010

Congratulations also to the eight lawyers of Fitch Law Partners LLP who have been selected as "Rising Stars" for 2010 in the "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" list published by Law & Politics in Boston Magazine. No more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Massachusetts under the age of 40 are awarded this honor.
September
2010
Steven E. Gurdin was honored by the Boston Bar Association on September 21, 2010 at the annual Leadership Appreciation reception for his service to the association as co-chair of the Family Law Section from 2008-2010.

August
2010

Fitch Law Partners LLP is rated the #1 firm of corporate lawyers by The Boston 10, a website that ranks Boston area businesses and services in top ten lists over a wide range of major categories. The Boston 10 says, "From business litigation to traditional legal services, Massachusetts has a great selection of law firms to choose from," and it places the firm at the top of the list.

May
2010

Steven E. Gurdin chaired the MCLE Divorce Law Basics program on May 6 and 7. Mr. Gurdin has chaired this program for the past six years. This program is a comprehensive two-day course that provides family law practitioners with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce.

April
2010

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recognizes Jonathan W. Fitch as a "Lawyer of the Year 2009" at a banquet in honor of "Leaders in the Law" at the Westin.
January
2010
Kurt Kusiak appears as a panelist at the Annual Business Litigation Conference sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

January
2010

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly names Jonathan W. Fitch, the firm's managing partner as a "Lawyer of the Year 2009." Mr. Fitch was one of ten lawyers in the Commonwealth to receive this honor.

December
2009

Steven E. Gurdin was recognized as a "top volunteering individual" in the 2008-2009 Annual Report of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Steven E. Gurdin was among ten volunteers recognized by MCLE as "top volunteering individuals" out of the 2,431 individuals that volunteered their time, expertise and enthusiasm as MCLE advisers, faculty, authors and editors. Annually, Mr. Gurdin moderates the Family Court Judicial Forum, co-chairs the Divorce Law Basics Program, serves on the Family Law Curriculum Advisory Committee and participates in other family law and probate litigation programs.

November
2009

Steven E. Gurdin moderates the Fall 2009 MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum. This marks Mr. Gurdin's 7th consecutive year as the moderator. Mr. Gurdin will be moderating panels in Boston and Taunton. Judges from the Probate and Family Court sit on the panel and deliver their opinions and legal analysis on hypothetical fact patterns prepared by Mr. Gurdin.

October
2009

Law & Politics honors Peter E. Ball as a "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in a list published in Boston Magazine.

October
2009

Law & Politics award nine Fitch Law Partners LLP lawyers the "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" designation, which is limited to 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts.

October
2009

Law & Politics recognize five Fitch Law Partners LLP lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" list published in Boston Magazine. The "Rising Star" award is limited to 2.5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts under the age of 40 who have been practicing for less than 10 years.
October
2009
Fitch Law Partners LLP celebrates the 25 th Anniversary of its Founding.
May
2009
Steven E. Gurdin co-moderated a bench-bar meeting at the Boston Bar Association with five of the newly appointed Probate and Family Court Justices.
March
2009
Steven E. Gurdin is a panelist at the MCLE 12th Annual Family Law Conference. Mr. Gurdin will be discussing recent developments in case law and legislation. The Family Law Conference is the largest family law program of its kind in Massachusetts.
March
2009
Steven E. Gurdin will be chairing the MCLE Divorce Law Basics program. Mr. Gurdin has chaired this program for the past five years. This program is a comprehensive two-day course that provides family law practitioners with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce.
January
2009
Robert Mendillo served on a panel of instructors for a deposition skills training program offered to various assistant attorneys general by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Institute.
December
2008
Peter Ball is a panelist for the fourth consecutive year for the MCLEs annual program on Civil Deposition Practice.
November
2008
Steven E. Gurdin moderates the Fall 2008 MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum. This marks Mr. Gurdin's 6th consecutive year as the moderator. Mr. Gurdin will be moderating panels in Boston and Plymouth. Judges from the Probate and Family Court sit on the panel and deliver their opinions and legal analysis on hypothetical fact patterns prepared by Mr. Gurdin.
October
2008
Ten lawyers of Fitch Law Partners LLP are named 'Massachusetts Super Lawyers,' in a survey published in Boston Magazine. The recognition is given to only 5% of the lawyers in the Commonwealth. Three lawyers of the firm are recognized as 'Massachusetts Rising Stars,' a group of the top 2.5% of all lawyers under the age of 40. See the Press Release for details.
July
2008
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly cites the case of Batishchev v. Coldwell Banker, won for our clients by Jonathan Fitch, as among the 'Most Significant Opinions during January ' June 2008.' See Memorandum and Order.
June
2008
Steve Gurdin named Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association.
June
2008
Steve Gurdin, a highly regarded attorney who works primarily in the area of family law, joins Fitch Law Partners LLP as a Partner after practicing at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP for 12 years, (the past 5 years as a partner).
May
2008
Steve Reilly co-authors "Preparing To Take A Deposition," which appears as Chapter 3 of the Massachusetts Deposition Practice Manual, 2d ed., 1st Supplement (MCLE, Inc. 2008).
April
2008
Alex Klibaner lectures on Employee Rights and the Prevention of Workplace Violence at Endicott College's Annual Conference on Workplace and School Violence.
March
2008
Alex Klibaner co-chairs a CLE program at the Boston Bar Association on Litigating and Winning Employment Discrimination Cases
January
2008
Peter Ball chairs a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program entitled, "What Every In-House Counsel Should Know About Criminal Law."
January
2008
Kurt Kusiak appears as a panelist at the Annual Business Litigation Conference sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
November
2007
Nine lawyers of Fitch Law Partners LLP, including all of the firm's partners, are named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" in Boston Magazine - a recognition limited to 5% of the lawyers in the Commonwealth.
June
2007
Fitch Law Partners LLP was identified as a "Hidden Gem" in a survey of 427 corporate counsel at 3 types of companies: Fortune 1000 organizations, large privately held companies and major financial services firms.
May
2007
Barbara Drury, Alex Klibaner, Elizabeth Koenig and Amber Villa recognized as "Rising Stars" placing them among the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" poll appearing in Boston Magazine.
May
2007
Kurt Kusiak testified before the Joint Revenue Committee of the Massachusetts House and Senate on a bill which would allow cities and towns to exempt senior citizens on limited, fixed incomes from Proposition 2 1/2 overrides.
March
2007
Alex Klibaner moderated a program at the Boston Bar Association entitled Taking Advantage of Pre-Litigation Opportunities: Drafting and Responding to Demand Letters.
January
2007
Kurt Kusiak to appear as a panelist at the annual Business Litigation Conference of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston.
December
2006
Peter Ball to appear as a panelist at the annual Deposition Practice Conference of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston.
December 2006The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has appointed our partner, James B. Re, to be a Member of the Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Re commences membership on the Advisory Committee as he concludes his four-year term as a Member (Vice Chair in his final year) of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2006. The Board of Bar Overseers is a 12-member board appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to review allegations of misconduct lodged against lawyers.
November
2006
Stephen Reilly's comments on the efforts of banks to combat check fraud appear in the Boston Business Journal.
November
2006
Nine lawyers of Fitch Law Partners LLP, including all of the firm's partners, named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers," by a poll appearing in Boston Magazine. The annual award recognizes the top 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts.
November
2006
Peter Ball appointed to Criminal Law Curriculum Advisory Committee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
September 2006Alex Klibaner is appointed to the Steering Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the Boston Bar Association. Concerned with all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, the Labor and Employment Law Section organizes educational programs, hosts socializing events, and publishes a newsletter for practitioners in the field.
May
2006
Fitch Law Partners LLP opens new offices at One Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
May
2006
Alex Klibaner selected as 2006 'Rising Stars' placing them among the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40, in the 'Super Lawyers' poll appearing in the May 2006 issue of Boston Magazine.
February
2006
William A. McCormack, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and professor of trial practice at Boston College Law School, joins Fitch Law Partners LLP as counsel.
January
2006
On January 1, 2006, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appointed our partner, James B. Re, to be Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Board of Bar Overseers is a 12-member board appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to review allegations of misconduct lodged against lawyers. The Court first appointed Jim to the Board in December 2002 to serve a four-year term, commencing January 1, 2003.
January
2006
Kurt Kusiak is a faculty panelist for the MCLE's annual Business Litigation program.
December
2005
Peter Ball is an MCLE faculty panelist on a program regarding the taking of depositions.
November
2005
Eight lawyers of Fitch Law Partners LLP, including all of the firms partners, named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" in Boston magazine, an honor awarded to the top 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts.
May
2005
Associates Heather Baer and Alexander Klibaner cited as 'Rising Stars,' placing them among the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40, in the 'Super Lawyers' poll appearing in the May 2005 issue of Boston Magazine.
January
2005
James B. Re teaches in the Harvard Law School Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop as he has for many years.
January
2005
Kurt S. Kusiak is an MCLE faculty panelist for the Annual Business Litigation program.
October
2004
20 th Anniversary of the founding of Fitch Law Partners LLP.
October
2004
Stephen C. Reilly is an MCLE faculty panelist for the Annual Massachusetts Discovery Practice program.
October
2003
Stephen C. Reilly is an MCLE faculty panelist for the Annual Massachusetts Discovery Practice program.
January
2003
James B. Re appointed to four year term as Member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.