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Patrick N. on ContractsCounsel
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Patrick N.

Attorney at Law
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Massachusetts
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA
Suffolk University Law School

Before attending law school, I had a prior career in business performance reporting. This experience differentiates me from other attorneys. I can readily read, interpret, and synthesize financial reporting. I also have a passion for legal research and writing.

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Nicholas M.

President/Attorney
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Providence, Rhode Island
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA CT, NC, RI
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Nicholas Matlach is a cybersecurity expert (CISSP) and an attorney who is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. He is a client-focused professional who has a deep understanding of the challenges that small businesses face in the digital age. He also provides legal counsel to small businesses on a variety of issues, including formation, intellectual property, contracts, and employment law.

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Karl D. S.

Attorney
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Middlebury, Connecticut
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA CT
Pepperdine University School of Law

Karl D. Shehu, has a multidisciplinary practice encompassing small business law, estate and legacy planning, real estate law, and litigation. Attorney Shehu has assisted families, physicians, professionals, and people of faith provide for their loved ones by crafting individualized estate and legacy plans. Protecting families and safeguarding families is his passion. Attorney Shehu routinely represents lenders, buyers, sellers, and businesses in real estate transactions, researching and resolving title defects, escrowing funds, and drafting lending documents. To date, Attorney Shehu has closed a real estate deal in every town in Connecticut. As a litigator, Attorney Shehu has proven willing to engage in contentious court battles to obtain results for his clients. While practicing at DLA Piper, LLP, in Boston, Attorney Shehu represented the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in multidistrict litigations filed throughout the United States. He has been a passionate advocate for immigrants and the seriously injured, frequently advising against lowball settlement offers. He is willing to try every case to verdict, and he meticulously prepares every case for trial. Attorney Shehu began his legal career as a consumer lawyer, utilizing fee-shifting statutes to force unscrupulous businesses to pay the legal fees of aggrieved consumers. For example, in Access Therapies v. Mendoza, 1:13-cv-01317 (S.D. Ind. 2014), Attorney Shehu utilized unique interpretations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to obtain a favorable result for his immigrant client. Attorney Shehu is a Waterbury, Connecticut native. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel grammar school, The Loomis Chaffee School, and Chase Collegiate School before earning degrees from Boston College, the University of Oxford’s Said Business School in England, and Pepperdine University School of Law. At Oxford, Karl was voted president of his class. Outside of his law practice, Attorney Shehu has worked to improve the world around him by participating in numerous charitable endeavors. He is a former candidate for the Connecticut Senate and a parishioner of St. Patrick Parish and Oratory in Waterbury. In addition, Attorney Shehu has written extensively on the Twenty-fifth Amendment and law firm retention by multinational firms.

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January 23, 2023

Joseph M.

Attorney
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Boston, MA
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA
Massachusetts School of Law

Joe provides premium legal services to both individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth. Experience litigating civil and criminal matters, as well as drafting/negotiation transactional issues involving contracts, real estate, business formation, estate planning and more. Prior to entering private law practice, Joe worked for two decades in financial industry including regulatory and compliance for both national and regional banks and investment firms.

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Barbara M.

Attorney/Owner
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Massachusetts
33 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA NY
Albany Law School

In 1991, Barbara Markessinis graduated cum laude from Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Shortly thereafter, Barbara was admitted to practice in New York State and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In 1997, Barbara was admitted to practice in Massachusetts and in April of 2009 she was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. After graduating from law school, Barbara worked in private practice in the Albany, New York area and for Sneeringer, Monahan, Provost & Redgrave Title Agency, Inc. before joining the New York State Division for Youth and the New York State Attorney General's Real Property Bureau as a Senior Attorney. During her tenure with the Division for Youth, Attorney Markessinis found herself in Manhattan Family Court in front of Judge Judy! A career highlight for sure! After admission to the Massachusetts Bar, Barbara returned to private practice in the Berkshires and eventually started her own firm in June of 2006. Attorney Markessinis offers legal services in elder law, estate planning and administration/probate, family law, limited assistance representation (LAR), real estate and landlord tenant disputes. In 2016, after a family member found themselves in need of long term care, Attorney Markessinis’ launched her elder law practice. Through this experience, Attorney Markessinis discovered that the process of selecting a long term care facility and/or caregiver, applying for MassHealth and preserving an applicant’s assets are serious issues faced by many people every day. This area of the law is Barbara’s passion and she offers her legal services to families who find themselves in need of an elder law attorney. Attorney Markessinis is part of the Volunteer Legal Clinic in the Berkshire Probate & Family Court and has provided limited free legal services to patients and families at Moments House cancer support center in Pittsfield. She currently serves as a Hearing Committee Member for the MA Board of Bar Overseers and is a member of the Berkshire County and Massachusetts Bar Associations, Berkshire County Estate Planning Council (BCEPC). Attorney Markessinis is also the host of WUPE Talks Law. She also serves on the Town of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.

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July 27, 2023

Paul P.

attorney/manager
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Nashua, NH
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA NH
Massachusett School of Law

With more than twenty years of experience, Attorney Paul Petrillo has written contracts, business agreements, wills, trusts and the like. Licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Attorney Petrillo is regular user of remote and virtual communications and document exchanges, such as DocuSign, Adobe e-sign, as well as virtual meetings using Zoom and Webex, to make drafting contracts and communicating with clients quick and easy.

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August 30, 2023

Massa M.

Attorney
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Maryland
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA MD
Massachusetts School of Law

Highly disciplined attorney with over seven years administrative litigation experience. Capable of analyzing complex research, data, and documentation to prepare and represent individuals in sensitive cases. Recognized as a leader with the ability to perform work both autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a diverse legal team. Great problem-solving skills, strong multitasking capabilities and works well under strict deadlines. A professional with a sense of humor, strong work ethic and ability to build trust across all levels.

Rachel B. on ContractsCounsel
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September 14, 2023

Rachel B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
North Carolina
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in MA CT
Massachusetts School of Law

I am a new attorney who is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I am waiting for bar admission to North Carolina. I have over 20 year of experience working in both the public and private sectors. I am a fierce advocate for my clients and am committed to delivering solutions for clients with excellence.

Brittany B. on ContractsCounsel
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October 1, 2023

Brittany B.

Attorney
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Upton, Massachusetts
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA VT, WI
University of St. Thomas

I am a tax attorney with years of experience as in house counsel at an accounting firm. I have also done tax litigation and audit representation. I work with for profits and non profits.

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October 19, 2023

Drew M.

Attorney
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Florida
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA FL
University of Florida

Drew Melville is a Florida and Massachusetts-licensed attorney with fourteen years' experience in real estate transactions, title insurance and land use. His practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint venture formation, leasing and land use approvals. Mr. Melville is a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, and Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Mr. Melville's practice is national in scope, and he brings a creative and solution-oriented approach to his clients' diverse array of real estate investment and development activities in all real estate asset classes. These often include urban infill, adaptive reuse, affordable and workforce housing, historic preservation, sustainable building, brownfield or gray-field redevelopment and opportunity zones. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an in house counsel for the real estate development subsidiary of a large, diversified land and agribusiness company. To date, Mr. Melville has closed over $1.2 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

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October 20, 2023

Corey H.

Managing Partner
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Richmond, Virginia
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA DC, VA
UC Berkeley Law - LL.M

Veritas Global Law, PLLC ("Veritas") is a law firm specializing in Life Sciences, Private Equity, M&A, technology transactions and general corporate law. Veritas frequently represents clients seeking cost a cost efficient, on-demand, general counsel in a variety of general corporate law matters, and a range of contracts including NDAs, MSAs, Software as a Service (Saas) agreements. Veritas also represents U.S. and non-U.S. private investment fund GPs and LPs across a broad range of activities with a particular emphasis on private equity, venture capital, secondary funds, distressed funds and funds of funds. Mr. Harris received his LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and served as an articles editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and was an active member of the Berkeley Center for Law Business and the Economy. Additionally, Mr. Harris also holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, a M.B.A. from the Boston College Carroll School of Management, a B.A. from Hampton University in Political Science with a minor in Economics and Spanish and a certificate in financial valuation from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School.

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Business Contracts Legal Questions and Answers

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Joint Venture Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

How to exit a joint venture?

I am currently in a joint venture (JV) with another company, but due to changes in my business priorities, I am considering exiting the JV. However, I am unsure of the legal process for doing so and the potential consequences of terminating the JV agreement. Therefore, I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to guide me through the process and ensure that my exit from the JV is handled properly.

Donya G.

Answered Mar 24, 2023

If you have an agreement in place, you can simply follow what the agreement says you need to do in order to exit. If you don't, you would need to negotiate an exist with the other party/parties that are involved to ensure a smooth and amicable exit. I can assist you with that. You can engage my services through the website and I can assist. Donya Gordon

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Standard Vendor Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Dec 21, 2021

Is a void contract enforceable in court?

We are a LLC Rug business. We were ask for a collaboration in exchange for a social media post. Our contract states that “If in 2 weeks you haven’t posted, then this contract is null and void and you would have to pay full price for the rugs”. Can we sue them if they don’t pay for the rugs if we mentioned that the contract is null and void?

Richard G.

Answered Jan 4, 2022

What you have described appears to act as a liquidated damages clause. Typically liquidated damage clauses are unenforceable, or not enforced by courts in Massachusetts. However, there may be other methods that can be used to pursue this vendor. For example, a demand letter is one method of putting pressure on a vendor, and such a letter can be followed up with a suit if the matters in the letter are not addressed within 30 days.

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Business Contracts

Purchase And Sale Contract

New Jersey

Asked on Oct 10, 2022

When do you sign a purchase and sale agreement?

Getting my ducks in a row for a house transaction that is coming up. Who signs and when do you sign?

Donya G.

Answered Oct 18, 2022

You should sign a PSA after you have done your due diligence. You will need to look at the financials and the books of the company and complete any background check, including searching the court system for any lawsuits against the entity. Once you are comfortable with what you see, and you have the PSA reviewed by an attorney and it is in line with what the parties agreed to and protects your rights, then you can sign. As a contracts attorney that specializes in the purchase and sale of business, I can assist you with your PSA. You can find me on the website or my profile page - Donya Gordon Donya Gordon

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Business Contracts

Business Contract

California

Asked on Sep 21, 2023

Business contract for temporary projects?

I am a freelancer looking to take on temporary projects. I am currently in the process of creating a business contract for these projects, but I am unsure of what to include in the contract or what rights and responsibilities I should include for both parties. I would like to understand the legal implications of such a contract and ensure that I am adequately protected.

Eddy M.

Answered Nov 3, 2023

You should have a simple template that can be used for multiple projects. The key terms to include are: - Contract period - Your specific responsibilities and deliverables - Fees and payment terms - Who owns the work - Non-disclosure clauses - Termination rights (for both parties) if things don't go well - Indemnification (i.e. if something goes wrong, who is responsible for what) This can be a relatively simple contract that can be revised quickly and for multiple clients. One thing to note is that companies will typically prefer to use their own vendor contracts, so you might end up having to review and use their contract instead of yours.

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Business Contracts

Purchase Agreement

Washington

Asked on Nov 3, 2023

Are purchase agreement renewals common?

I am in the process of purchasing a business and have been presented with a purchase agreement by the seller. The agreement includes a clause that seems to imply that the agreement can be renewed. I am curious to know if this is a common practice, and if so, what are the implications for me as the buyer?

Merry A.

Answered Dec 15, 2023

I'm not 100% sure what you are asking, but in negotiatons of purchases of businesses, business real estate, and personal real estate, it's not unusual to sign amendments extending the date by which an agreement must be made, or by which closing will occur. There can be many, many reasons for this, but generally, at least in my experience, both parties must agree in writing to any extensions of any sort of dates or deadlines. Here are two very common reasons a purchase and sale agreement may need to be extended: (1) Obtaining financing or (2) Obtaining an inspection I hope that helps! Best wishes, Merry

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