Carlos A. Maycotte

Carlos A. Maycotte

Partner
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone:
617-542-5542
Fax:
617-542-1542
E-mail:

Carlos A. Maycotte concentrates on family law and has practiced in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation. He speaks several languages, and has native-speaker proficiency in Spanish, is fluent in Italian and German, and can understand written Portuguese.

Carlos was selected in 2017 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters – a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been a panelist at seminars and discussion groups on topics germane to family law. He has published articles and case comments on the Massachusetts Law Review and on the Boston Bar Journal. He sits on the steering committee of the family law section of the Boston Bar Association. He also earned his certification as a Certified Financial Litigator from the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.

As part of his family law practice, Carlos has represented clients in a variety of cases involving divorce, custody, removal, and paternity claims. Carlos has ample trial and court experience, representing clients in connection with child support, alimony, parenting time, and divorce modification issues. He has also negotiated dozens of settlement agreements on behalf of clients, helping them put a difficult situation behind them while securing the successful resolution of their cases. He also drafts and negotiates prenuptial agreements on behalf of his clients.

In his international arbitration and litigation practice, Carlos represented a foreign, multi-national company in a complex, multi-million-dollar arbitration against a publicly-traded Massachusetts corporation, participating in a two-week liability hearing. 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 for 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 the Immediate Past President of 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). 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 Boston Bar Association.
 
Client Recommendations
"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 an 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."