Practice Areas & Industries: Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP


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Our 33 litigation attorneys comprise one of the most effective and successful litigation practices in New England. We regularly appear in court across the country on behalf of corporations, individuals, non-profits and governmental entities.

A Sensible Approach
We will work closely with you to understand your business – and the details of your dispute – so we can help you determine the most sensible, cost-effective strategy to accomplish your goals. Whenever possible, we will help you avoid litigation. However, if we collectively determine that a trial is necessary – our attorneys are willing and able to go to court.

A Top-notch Team
We have a deep bench of seasoned trial attorneys who have a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Here are just a few examples:

–  Gerald J. Petros has been named Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers

–  Michael J. Connolly is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers

–  Four of our litigators are listed in Best Lawyers in America – Robert G. Flanders, Jr., Gerald J. Petros, William R. Grimm and Michael J. Connolly

–  Robert G. Flanders, Jr. is listed in Best Lawyers in America – 2012 Providence Litigation – First Amendment Lawyer of the Year


Services Available

We will help you find the most sensible way to resolve your dispute. When appropriate, we will go to trial. We also represent clients in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute mechanisms. Areas of expertise include:

–  Business partnership disputes, closely-held corporate ownership - We represent corporations and shareholders in derivative and direct fiduciary and shareholder disputes.

–  Real estate litigation - We represent clients in real estate litigation involving land use, eminent domain, zoning ordinances, condominium regulations, adverse possession, and landlord/tenant disputes.

–  Environmental claims - We have significant experience in all aspects of environmental litigation, including Superfund matters, citizen suits, government enforcement actions, and insurance recovery disputes.

–  Insurance coverage - We represent policyholders in insurance coverage litigation, including bad faith litigation.

–  Intellectual property - We handle intellectual property disputes including copyright, trademark and patent infringement; trade secret and computer contract matters; and domain name disputes.

–  Product liability and tort litigation - We represent clients in product liability and toxic tort litigation, including allegations of product defect, product contamination, and sale of expired products. We have represented clients in claims involving lead paint, asbestos, catalysts, and pharmaceutical products.

–  White collar defense & government investigations - We represent clients in numerous areas of criminal and regulatory enforcement, including securities fraud, healthcare enforcement, antitrust violations, tax fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).