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Obtained an award in excess of $3 million for limited partners of a real estate partnership in a dispute with one of the nation's largest real estate companies in terms of its operations involving a major apartment complex.
Secured $5 million in damages for Massachusetts contractor to recover losses for work performed as subcontractor in the construction of an emissions control reduction system at the largest coal-fired power plant in New England.
Represented a Rhode Island based construction manager in a claim arising out of its termination on a contract to construct 260 luxury condominium units in Tiverton, Rhode Island. As a result of the litigation, the construction manager collected in excess of $5 million following the arbitrator's award issued in December 2007.
Successfully defended various claims filed by contractors against a large regional sewer authority serving Rhode Island in a $600 million project involving combined sewer overflow.
Defended a wrongful termination claim asserted by a contractor against a hotel developer seeking $2.6 million. Obtained an arbitration award striking all of contractor's claims and awarding approximately $600,000.
Claim for equitable subrogation against a lender arising out of a receivership proceeding involving a substantial nursing home failure located in Providence, Rhode Island settled for payment of $950,000 to contractor following mediation. Contractor successfully asserted that it should be able under a theory of equitable subrogation to secure priority over the secured party whom would otherwise take all of the proceeds from the receivership.
Obtained the dismissal of all claims against a broadcasting company in a nightclub fire litigation in federal court in Rhode Island with over 150 defendants sued. Moved for summary judgment and all claims against the broadcasting company were dropped, making it one of the only defendants that did not settle.
Sally P. McDonald
Sally P. McDonald's practice is concentrated on business litigation. Sally is a 2009 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law, where she was a member of the Executive Board of the Law Review in the position of Rhode Island Editor. She was also a member of the law school’s Honors Program.
Katharine E. Kohm
Katharine E. Kohm practices in business litigation and construction law. She is a 2009 graduate of University of Richmond School of Law where she was Manuscripts Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review. Katie is a member of the bar of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Nicholas P. BrownNicholas P. Brown practices primarily in the field of labor and employment law. He is a 2009 honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law. He is a member of the bar of Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.
Christopher H. LittleChristopher Little has a distinguished record within the New England legal community. Over the past 25 years he has been at the forefront of construction, commercial, and environmental law in the region. He practices extensively in complex commercial litigation and primarily represents owners and contractors in public and private construction projects.
Matthew F. MedeirosMatthew F. Medeiros has nearly 40 years of experience in business dispute resolution throughout the country, including antitrust, securities, employment discrimination, contract, fraud and partnership and shareholder litigation. Matt has represented plaintiffs and defendants, in hundreds of lawsuits, involving literally billions of dollars of damages claims. He has a reputation for exhaustive trial preparation in complex litigation, particularly jury trials.
John E. Bulman
John E. Bulman has over 25 years experience in commercial and construction trial matters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other states. He has represented both private and public clients in jury and non-jury tirals and in arbitration and mediation proceedings in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ohio and other states. For several years, he has been recognized by numerous client guides as one of the region's leading construction and litigation practitioners.
Christopher C. Whitney
Christopher C. Whitney has been involved in most of the cutting-edge legal issues affecting the construction industry in the New England Region for the past 26 years. He provides business and legal advice and dispute resolution services nationwide to all facets of the industry, including owners, developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, surety companies, subcontractors and suppliers. Chris is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, one of the country's premier legal associations comprised of the top 1% of the construction bar in the United States.
John D. Deacon, Jr.
John D. Deacon, Jr. has handled all types of business dispute resolution over a period of more than 35 years. He represents plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations of all sizes in trials and appeals in state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as arbitrations. He has tried more than 50 cases to judgment, approximately half of which have been jury trials.
Scott K. Pomeroy
Scott K. Pomeroy focuses his practice on business dispute resolution in federal and state courts as well as litigation arising out of construction project disputes. He has represented businesses and individuals in cases involving contractual and fiduciary breaches, unfair trade practices, employment discrimination, CERCLA indemnification and contribution claims, professional negligence, trademark and patent infringement, as well as various tax, regulatory, and zoning issues.
R. Thomas DunnR. Thomas Dunn concentrates his practice in construction law and business dispute resolution representing clients in various sectors of the construction industry, including power generation, utility and road work, painting, and plumbing and mechanical work. His experience includes matters involving differing site conditions, trade secrets, mechanics' liens and design-build contracts.