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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

17 National Rankings & 24 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Corporate Law

Nutter is a brilliant group with expertise crossing many disciplines, and they provide top-notch, full service. I recommend them highly.

Trademark Law

Mark Leonardo is great! He is super responsive and provides a great business perspective to his work. I not only use him for trademark work but also for licensing and other agreements when appropriate.

Banking and Finance Law

Nutter is my go-to firm in the Massachusetts area for banking and financial services issues. Deeply knowledgeable, well connected, highly responsive, and appropriately priced.

Trademark Law

Mark Leonardo, the partner we work with at Nutter, is exceptional. His experience, responsiveness, and professionalism are top-notch. We have experienced tremendous success with our intellectual property efforts in working with Mark and his team.

Christopher Ramsey Liz Lizo LLC

Real Estate Law

My family businesses have relied on the expertise of Nutter's team for many years and for many significant transactions. They are extremely responsive at any time of day and always make us feel as though we are their only client. They quickly and effortlessly recall specifics about transactions that occurred years ago, and can always be counted on to give thoughtful, constructive and timely advice. I recommend them to anyone that requires legal advice when dealing with real estate or business matters. They are a trusted partner!

Peter Tedeschi Formerly - Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Partner Chris Lindstrom is outstanding on a wide range of employment issues.

Real Estate Law

Nutter has consistently provided excellent counsel and execution for my firm and me on a wide range of transactions, structures and circumstances, with Beth Mitchell serving as our primary point of contact. I highly recommend Nutter for their consistent expertise and exceptional professionalism.

Greg Gleason Corigin

Trusts & Estates Law

Nutter has been our family's law firm for over 20 years. Although we have worked with several Nutter attorneys for both business and personal needs, Jeff Roberts is our primary attorney. Viewed as one of our lifelines, Jeff has helped our family business navigate numerous complicated business transactions by simplifying the process to achieve the desired goals. Our estate planning was an integral part of our business that Jeff helped to orchestrate. He is excellent at helping us make informed decisions by repeatedly and clearly explaining the options. If we need help with an area outside of Jeff's expertise, he will refer us to another Nutter attorney and then oversee the process. Having owned a family business for over fifty years we have had the opportunity to work with quite a few law firms...we will be staying with Jeff and Nutter.

Carol Crawford

Trusts & Estates Law

I cannot say enough positive things about our estate planning experience with Sara Goldman Curley at Nutter. She was informative and thorough in walking us through our plan, receptive to our questions along the way, and really just a pleasure to work with. I have referred my parents, as well as several friends and clients to Attorney Curley for their estate planning needs as well.

Anne Beaudoin

Environmental Law

The lawyers provide exceptional work and are extremely responsive and business-oriented.

Evan Slavitt AVX Corporation

Corporate Law

Josh Gray is highly responsive and highly strategic. It has been a pleasure working with him.

Patent Law

A few more details on some of the categories: Expertise - I trust Steve Saunders and Emmanuel Filandrianos at Nutter to always provide accurate direction, advice, and input on IP matters for our company. They led us through the creation of our initial patent portfolio into having robust IP protection around the core inventions of our business, all while teaching our senior technologists enough context around patent law to help us be more effective in generating new IP. I would trust Steve and Emmanuel with any new invention or patent matter. Cost-Effectiveness - As an early stage startup, unexpected legal costs can be damaging, and we constantly require credible estimates on spend in everything we do. Steve has always scoped the time and cost of any new IP activity at the outset, and has always been accurate. He takes the time to understand exactly what we need, and carefully explains the cost and ramifications of any IP decisions to help us make the right choices for our startup. Reference - I already recommend Steve and Emmanuel at Nutter to my friends in the startup community.

Carter Huffman Modulate

Real Estate Law

Nutter -- and most particularly Beth Mitchell and her colleague Gregory Bradford -- handled an extraordinarily complex negotiation in 2020 that involved a non-profit seller and multiple municipal agencies brilliantly, on several occasions saving the deal. Beth brought a combination of valuable attributes to her representation of us: excellent judgment; a delightful personality that was effective in persuading the other side to modify its position; responsiveness; superb attention to detail; and reliability. Beth has represented us on a number of complex transactions over the years and there is no one I would recommend more highly.

Dennis Kanin New Boston Ventures

Land Use & Zoning Law

We have had a working relationship with Nutter for the past 20 years. Liza Cox is one of the best lawyers.

Joseph Keller Keller Companies

Trusts & Estates Law

I am the principal owner of four corporations in Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island. My primary contact with Nutter began many years ago, with Tom Jalkut, and since 2007, with Sara Goldman Curley. I have worked very closely with Sara through four estates in my family. Over the last 40 years, we have felt so professionally cared for, that we gradually brought all of our legal and pre-legal discussions and matters to them. From my first memories as the only child in a growing family run business of auto repair and property acquisition and development, and 7-year Chair of the Newport Waterfront commission, I've worked with many attorneys , so I can tell you exactly what makes Nutter different- - They listen to every detail of your discussion - They respond promptly to every communication and need. - Their responses are on target, to the topic. - They spontaneously recognize our needs and prompt our actions. - I always find their efficient style to be more cost effective than other firms I've dealt with. In 2020, we've all had to dig deep to face unknowns. Attorney Sara Curley and Nutter have kindly guided us this year through family loss, estate work, extensive tax matters, and real estate transactions in multiple states. They were a known quantity that provided confidence. I will continue to recommend Nutter because they provide a unique combination of professional skills and personal contact.

Tom Bandoni

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Jonathan Kotlier is an amazing attorney. Truly incredible. Jonathan is professional, humble, calm, genuine, extremely knowledgeable and extremely experienced.

Eric Landis Ridgeview Capital Partners

Patent Law

The patent team has been a super partner as we have filed 20+ complex patent applications this year. The Nutter team has immersed itself in our technology and partnered with my engineering team to draft excellent patent applications in a very strategic manner. I feel like the Nutter team is an extension of my in-house team.

Trusts & Estates Law

Very knowledgeable team that knows how to deliver an exceptional client experience. First rate all-around.

Robert Case Market Street Trust Company

Commercial Litigation

Stephen Brake is an exceptional attorney with Nutter. His diverse work portfolio and experience provides a valuable expertise to address and resolve complex matters, providing practical "win-win" solutions for his clients. He is a trusted advisor for the firm.

Trademark Law

Mark Leonardo of Nutter has been an excellent partner to support our company's intellectual property needs. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, and proactive about protecting our intellectual property portfolio.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Liza Cox and Sarah Turano-Flores are very talented and excellent land use and zoning lawyers.

DJ MacKinnon Atlantic Development

Trusts & Estates Law

The most capable, responsive, trustworthy and compassionate attorneys I have ever worked with.

Randall Bigony Kipling Capital

Litigation - Labor & Employment

I have had a great experience working with Chris Lindstrom at Nutter. Highly recommend him!

Real Estate Law

Nutter provided my leadership team with timely updates relating to COVID-19 restrictions in the City of Boston and the Commonwealth which negatively impacted the commercial real estate industry as a whole. Beth Mitchell continues to consult on several strategic planning initiatives as the organization intends to grow its physical footprint and become a funder in the philanthropy world in support of veterans' issues.

Michael Dwyer Brighton Marine Health Center

Real Estate Law

The team led by Mike Burke is highly qualified and very proficient in handling multiple real estate transactions on our behalf.

Real Estate Law

From joint venture agreements to large transactions, the Nutter team has deftly handled a broad range of complex challenges. We've been fortunate to have them on our team.

John Hynes, IV Boston Global Investors LLC

Real Estate Law

Nutter has provided outstanding legal support on a variety of large complex real estate transactions. Our Nutter team is experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and professional . They are fun to work with, solution oriented, and an outstanding partner in support of our mission as a church to serve and bless our neighbors and the world.

Lyon Osborn The First Church of Christ, Scientist

Land Use & Zoning Law

Nutter has provided invaluable guidance and direction with complex zoning, easment and other affordable housing development expertise in order for Brighton Marine to build and occupy the first mixed-income veterans preference housing built in the United States since WWII.

Michael Dwyer Brighton Marine Health Center

Land Use & Zoning Law

The team at Nutter continues to provide us with excellent service on real estate deals. They handle many lease transactions for us as well as some zoning work and thorough review of easements. I rate them really highly based on the quality people and vast real estate knowledge and capabilities.

David Crane RREEF

Land Use & Zoning Law

The Nutter team's command of Boston's intricate zoning landscape was invaluable in our project's successful permitting efforts.

John Hynes, IV Boston Global Investors LLC

Tax Law

Nutter continues to be a valued partner. Extremely responsive and knowledgeable, and particularly adept at assessing needs, and performing what is necessary in an efficient and cost-effective manner. A special commendation to Melissa McMorrow.

Thomas Bridge Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Trusts & Estates Law

My association with Nutter has been 100% positive and productive. Their expertise and follow-through is nothing short of exemplary. I have uniformly positive dealings and outcomes with multiple members of the estate team at the firm.

Michael Simon Central Property Management LLC

Trusts & Estates Law

Sara Goldman Curley, our lawyer at Nutter, was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. Further, she was able to research some unusual tax issues and speak with clarity on very complicated matters. She was very patient and thorough when educating us on all facets of our legal matters.

Marie/James Spoto

Commercial Litigation

We were extremely pleased with our work with Ken Berman at Nutter. Mr. Berman worked with us on a very complicated legal matter over the course of a year. His expertise, his organization and his responsiveness were outstanding. Additionally, his calm demeanor and extensive knowledge of the law surrounding our case helped us through an very stressful time. We have the utmost respect for Mr. Berman and his firm. We would gladly recommend him and the firm.

Kathy Wayner

Real Estate Law

Excellent real estate practice. Attorneys have a great business sense and strong knowledge of what is going on in the market.

John Kiernan Invesco Real Estate

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