My Career Experience
-Successfully argued cases before the United States District Court-MAD, Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court. (illustrative list attached)-Successfully argued cases before various state adjudicative forums. (illustrative list attached)
-Codified municipal ordinances, rules & regulations and policies. (Code on line at www.ci.methuen.ma.us )
-Standardized municipal RFP’s, contracts and agreements.
-Prepared and handled real estate transactions for development and sale of municipal properties. (Including the Forest Lake Development, Sargent Building and 55 plus housing complex on the Ashford School property)
-Formed non-profit corporations for local cable television and senior citizen centers.
2005 to date – Private practice, Haverhill, Ma.
General practice of law.
1980 to 2005- City Solicitor, City of Methuen, Ma.
-Representation of City and its officers before various federal and state courts.
-Representation of the City and its officers before various state agencies and in arbitration before AAA.
-Issuance of opinions to the city council, mayor, officers, boards and commissions of the municipality.
-Preparation of legal instruments such as home rule petitions, deeds, RFP’s, bid documents, contracts, resolutions, leases, ordinances and eminent domain petitions.
-Representation of the City in labor negotiations with Public Safety, Public Works and General Government Unions.
Admitted to practice in;
Commonwealth of Massachusetts- 1977
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts- 1978 (CM/ECF registered)United States First Circuit Court of Appeals- 1980