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Full-Service Law Firm in Eastern Massachusetts

The lawyers at Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry offer high-quality legal representation, counsel, and advocacy in a wide range of practice areas. Our guiding principle is our commitment to providing exceptional and cost-effective personal service. Whether you need a Cambridge real estate lawyer or representation in a matter involving business law, construction law, personal injury, or one of our other practice areas, we offer both litigation and transactional services to meet our clients’ needs. The firm serves individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, regulatory agencies, and advocacy groups, representing their interests in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. We also appear for clients before a variety of governing boards, municipalities, and licensing agencies, as well as in arbitrations and mediations.

Real Estate

Our real estate department understands all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation. We represent many institutional lenders, as well as residential buyers and sellers. For institutional lenders, we prepare and review residential and construction loan documents, phase residential and condominium development plans and contracts, and title insurance documentation and coverage. We also have established long-term relationships with engineers, planners, architects, brokers, and other specialists. These relationships allow us to provide representation to commercial developer clients in a wide range of legal matters. Our Cambridge real estate attorneys undertake matters related to zoning and land use, including representing a residential property owner before a town zoning board of appeal or planning board, as well as applying for permits from federal, state, and local environmental protection agencies for a commercial developer.

Business and Commercial Law

We handle transactional work that includes employment contracts and agreements, such as non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements, acquisitions and sales, entity selection and establishment, commercial leasing, identifying and obtaining financing, and drafting operational and employment policies. Often, business disputes turn on an alleged breach of a written contract. In Massachusetts, an enforceable contract is created if one party offers to supply property, goods, or services to another party, the offer is accepted, and all parties to the written agreement promise to exchange something of value, which is known as consideration. We also represent and counsel clients in corporate succession and regulatory compliance matters. Providing cost-effective and timely representation, we advocate for organizations large and small, ranging from corporations to closely held family businesses.

Construction Law

Construction projects may involve residential or commercial buildings, highway improvements, or mega-projects, such as the Big Dig. Often, these projects are complicated and involve multiple contracts, as well as obligations and rights imposed by statute. When a construction dispute unfolds, it is crucial to retain an attorney who understands how to navigate the complicated legal questions that arise when there are many parties with contrasting goals. We represent and advise engineers, architects, contractors, property owners, real estate brokers, developers, and others in disputes arising from construction projects of varying sizes. We handle contract negotiation, insurance and risk reduction, litigation, OSHA compliance, indemnification and risk transfer, liquidated damages claims, worksite injury claims, and project financing.

Corporate Law

We represent corporate clients of all sizes. Our corporate law attorneys provide legal services in commercial real estate, litigation, leasing, organizational formation, structure and operating agreements, the purchase and sale of businesses, and employment issues and litigation. We also represent clients in matters related to trademarks, licensing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, estates, construction, and zoning and land use. We provide aggressive litigation services regarding construction litigation and shareholder disputes. Our corporate clients include international, national, and local businesses.

Insurance Defense

For more than 25 years, we have represented national and international insurers, and we also have represented their insured. The obligations and rights of insurers are contained in insurance contracts. The question of whether there is a duty to defend or indemnify in a certain situation turns on the contract language. Our experience allows us to provide the insurance industry with comprehensive legal services. Many of our attorneys who practice in this area are trained in the insurance industry, and some have received a CPCU designation. We provide sophisticated coverage analysis, opinions, and advice. We litigate in federal and state courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and we have been specially admitted to practice in certain other states as well.

Sexual Abuse Survivors

We represent victims of sexual abuse, including victims abused in a range of institutional settings, such as camps, religious institutions, and schools. From 2001-2004, our trial attorney Roderick MacLeish represented more than 350 victims of clergy abuse, including over 220 people abused by priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. He was recognized by the National Law Journal for his work in that case. Our firm also represents victims of sexual harassment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law that prohibits sexual harassment against employees and job applicants as a form of sex discrimination. State and local laws also prohibit sexual harassment.

Personal Injury

Our attorneys represent victims in car accident cases, slip and fall cases, and other types of catastrophic injury lawsuits, helping clients pursue the full compensation allowed by law. Many personal injury lawsuits in Massachusetts are brought under a theory of negligence. Your attorney would need to show that you were injured because the defendant failed to act reasonably under the circumstances. Sometimes a defendant or insurer will argue that the victim was partly at fault. This can reduce or eliminate a damages award, so an accident victim should retain an attorney who knows how to counter this tactic.

Car Accidents

Most car crashes result from careless driving, although sometimes an auto defect or a dangerously designed road can contribute to an accident. If you were injured in a car accident, we can pursue all the damages to which you are entitled. These may include medical bills, lost income and earning capacity, the costs of future treatment, and pain and suffering. We have established relationships with experts in many specialized professions. These experts can help explain what caused an accident and describe the effect of an accident on a victim’s life, assisting our personal injury lawyers with maximizing a client’s damages.

Since our firm was founded in 1983, our dedication to our guiding principle of providing exceptional and cost-effective service has remained constant. We are known for providing legal services in areas that are not always available in other general practice law firms. We represent clients throughout Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex, and Norfolk Counties. Call us at (617) 494-1920 or contact us via our online form to speak with a Cambridge real estate lawyer or discuss a matter involving one of our other practice areas.

$6,000,000Settlement in a Burn Injury
$5,700,000Settlement in a Workplace Accident Case
$4,250,000Settlement in a Wrongful Death – Car Accident Case

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