Business Litigation

Construction Defect
Roy represented the Diocese of a large national church which brought suit against a construction company and architect of an $11 million project involving the construction of a summer camp and year round conference center in New Hampshire seeking $2 million in design and construction defects. We retained and managed five experts in the fields of architecture, construction, mold, and engineering to support the claims. The case was settled for a confidential amount after mediation and before trial.

Non-Competition Agreement
We represented an individual who allegedly violated a non-compete agreement and non-solicitation agreement with the opening of a competing business out-of-state. The matter resolved by agreement prior to a lawsuit being filed.

Breach of Contract
We defended an individual who signed a personal guarantee on a construction loan for a real estate development project. The bank brought suit and we filed counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duties and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The matter settled on the fifth day of jury trial.

Employment
We defended a business from a lawsuit claiming that delivery drivers were misclassified as independent contractors. Resolution obtained.

Breach of Employment Contract
We defended a business sued by a former employer for allegedly violating an employment agreement. The Massachusetts court dismissed the lawsuit upon our filing a motion to dismiss based upon the forum selection clause in the contract.

Fraud
We brought suit on behalf of company defrauded by an independent contractor. The claims included unfair trade practices act, fraud, misrepresentation, and civil conspiracy. We won a judgment for our client.

Breach of Contract
W represented homeowner who had been sued for breach of contract involving installation of a luxurious home theatre system. Brought counterclaim for breach of contract and negligence. Resolution reached.

Employment
We defended a business on claims that our clients misclassified drivers as independent contractors and not as employees, subjecting the client to possible fines and penalties for unpaid taxes. We obtained a favorable resolution with the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.

Fraud
W represented an international business that was victim of fraud by local salesperson. Lawsuit was brought and judgment obtained for business.

Employment
We defended business on disability discrimination claim presented to New Hampshire Commission on Human Rights. Resolution reached.

Employment
We defended a business on lawsuit brought in superior court alleging disability and age discrimination. Resolution reached.

Breach of Contract
We represented a business in small claims court on claims of nonpayment. Resolution reached.

Employment
We defended a business on claims brought to New Hampshire Department of Labor on nonpayment of wages. Resolution obtained with New Hampshire Department of Labor.

Data Security Breach
We prepared a company’s response to employees and administrative agencies due to theft of personal information from company.

Unpaid taxes
Represented business before New Hampshire Employment Security on claims of unpaid employment taxes.

Employment
Defended business at hearing in front of New Hampshire Employment Security on allegations of misclassification. Order in favor of business.

OSHA Violation
Represented business on citations brought by OSHA for injury to employee. Resolved at informal settlement conference.

Employee Embezzlement
Protected client from third party claims involving embezzling employee.

Breach of Contract
Represented business in arbitration hearing under American Arbitration Association rules on claims of nonpayment and defended counterclaims for negligence.

Breach of Lease Agreement
Represented individual on allegations of lease breach and nonpayment of rent due under the lease. Case dismissed upon our filing appearance and answer in court.

Data Security
Investigated data security breach and developed strategic response due to computer hacking on company’s computers.

Employment
Defended business in federal lawsuit claiming discrimination based on race. Settlement.

OSHA Violation
Represented business on citations brought by OSHA for unsafe premises. Resolved at informal settlement conference.

Employee Embezzlement
Assisted client obtain reimbursement from employee who embezzled from company’s accounts.

Breach of Contract
Represented general contractor in lawsuit brought against dealership for non-payment of contracted services. Recovery obtained at mediation.

Subpoena
Represented company subjected to grand jury subpoena for confidential records.

Contribution
Represented business in claims brought by town for its costs associated with client’s business activities.

Employment
Defended business in claim made against it for gender discrimination.

Eviction
Represented commercial establishment subject to eviction proceedings.

Data Security
Managed breach of personal information situation involving stolen company laptop.

Construction
Defended company in lawsuit claiming breach of contract for unpaid subcontractors.

Contract
Represented individual against business for its failure to pay sales commission upon employment termination. Recovery obtained for client.

Wage Claim
Represented non-profit company on claim by former employee of unpaid wages. Resolved prior to trial.