617.482.8200

Our Firm

Conn Kavanaugh is a Boston law firm that represents individuals and organizations ranging from closely held and family businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Since our founding in 1988, clients have relied on us for practical and realistic strategies to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively, both in and out of the courthouse.

Leadership

Conn Kavanaugh attorneys hold leadership positions in many community and bar organizations, publish articles and speak at continuing legal education seminars. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts appointed one of our founding partners to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO), the official body that investigates and evaluates complaints against lawyers. Several other firm attorneys are hearing officers for the BBO.

Pro Bono Services

Our attorneys provide pro bono legal services in collaboration with a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Legal Food Hub, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, the Women's Bar Foundation, the Victim Rights Law Center, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Health Law Advocates and Discovering Justice.

Awards

  • 2015: Conn Kavanaugh has received a First Tier ranking in Boston for Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2015.
  • 2015: Four Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America © 2015.
  • 2014: The publishers of Boston Magazine selected 16 Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The publication also placed members of our team on its lists of Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers, Top 100 New England Lawyers, Top 50 Massachusetts Women Lawyers, Top 50 New England Women Lawyers, and Massachusetts Rising Stars.
  • 2014: The American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Section honored one of our partners with the Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award. 
  • 2013: Law & Politics selected 12 Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The publication also placed members of our team on its lists of Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers, Top 50 Massachusetts Women Lawyers, and Massachusetts Rising Stars.
  • 2013: The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) honored one of our partners with the Defense Lawyer of the Year award.

Why Choose Conn Kavanaugh

Boston is home to dozens of excellent law firms. Why should you turn to Conn Kavanaugh for assistance with your legal needs?

Accessibility

Conn Kavanaugh offers a level of accessibility and responsive, attentive service that larger firms cannot match. Maintaining close contact and open communication with clients really matters here. We believe in listening to clients and advising them in specific terms to solve their legal challenges. And we aim to develop an ongoing relationship of trust and confidence with clients, becoming part of their team.

Specialized Expertise

We deliver many of the benefits you might associate with a larger firm — for example, breadth and depth of expertise. Each of our attorneys focuses on a select number of practice areas. Collectively, they give our firm the highly specialized expertise necessary to address wide-ranging client needs.

Transactional Experience

Our business attorneys have decades of experience negotiating deals for acquiring and selling companies through mergers, consolidations and asset and stock transactions. We are strong advocates and skilled negotiators. In addition, we bring considerable value to our clients in getting deals done efficiently and effectively while never losing sight of the importance of identifying and managing risk.

Litigation Experience

The Conn Kavanaugh team includes seasoned former prosecutors and a strong, deep bench of attorneys with civil and criminal trial experience, which equips us to solve complex litigation cases for clients. Some of our attorneys are fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the nation's premier professional trial organization.

Cost-efficiency

One reason so many of our clients choose us is that we staff our cases leanly and charge reasonable fees. In addition, we provide practical and realistic strategies to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively, within budgetary constraints.

Please call us today at 617.482.8200 to learn more about what sets Conn Kavanaugh apart.

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    Business Litigation

    Our Business Litigation practice group offers the experience of seasoned lawyers who recognize the value of solving problems to promote your business success.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVita
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt Fliegauf
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Caroline A. O'Connell
    Caroline O'Connell
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'Neal
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael Sullivan
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Complex Tort Defense

    Since its founding in 1988, a staple of Conn Kavanaugh’s practice has been the defense of business entities in serious and complex personal injury or property damage actions.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael Sullivan
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Construction

    Whether you are the owner, design professional, general contractor, project administrator, subcontractor, or supplier on a construction project, our Construction practice will assist you in achieving a successful project outcome.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael Sullivan
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Corporate / Transactional

    Our Corporate/Transactional practice has a broad range of skills. This versatility allows them to remain a principal point of contact with our business clients and to move freely across multiple disciplines to ensure continuity of representation.

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    Barry E. Gold
    Barry Gold
    Gregory J. Murphy
    Gregory Murphy
    Caroline A. O'Connell
    Caroline O'Connell
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob Rosenthal
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil Schauer

    Criminal / White Collar / Regulatory

    We have extensive experience advising businesses and individuals who are the subject of criminal or regulatory investigations or proceedings.

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    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen Tagliamonte
    Kirsten Z. Young
    Kirsten Young

    Employment Litigation / Counseling

    Employers and employees alike look to Conn Kavanaugh’s employment lawyers for advice in navigating the increasingly complex web of state and federal statutes,

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVita
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry Gold
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'Neal
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault

    Estate Planning / Administration

    Our Estate Planning attorneys help individuals and their families plan for the future and protect their assets. We handle all aspects of estate planning.

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    George M. Ford
    George Ford
    Sheila B. Giglio
    Sheila Giglio
    Gregory J. Murphy
    Gregory Murphy
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil Schauer
    Kirsten Z. Young
    Kirsten Young

    Family Law / Probate Litigation

    Our experienced Family Law/Probate Litigation attorneys work zealously to ensure rightful asset distributions in these emotionally charged proceedings. Our group handles a wide range of areas including prenuptial agreements, custody disputes, and post-divorce support or estate modifications.

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    Steven O. Anderson-Garrison
    Steven Anderson-Garrison
    George M. Ford
    George Ford
    Sheila B. Giglio
    Sheila Giglio
    Laurel K.  Koes
    Laurel K. Koes
    Christina  Pashou
    Christina Pashou
    Jared D. Spinelli
    Jared Spinelli
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner
    Kirsten Z. Young
    Kirsten Young
    Lindsay  Zelek-Thompson
    Lindsay Zelek-Thompson

    Land Use / Real Estate Litigation

    Our Land Use/Real Estate Litigation practice has extensive experience in handling real estate disputes of all kinds and at all levels. We can develop a strategy for your dispute.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    George M. Ford
    George Ford
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael Sullivan
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Mediation / Arbitration

    Having litigated hundreds of cases, the Mediation/Arbitration practice is well-equipped to effectively value cases to resolve disputes according to your needs and goals.

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    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin

    Product Liability

    Conn Kavanaugh’s lawyers regularly represent manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in defending against product liability claims.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi

    Professional Liability

    Our trial attorneys are accomplished in defending claims against attorneys, health care professionals, insurance agents and brokers, and other professionals.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVita
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt Fliegauf
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael Sullivan
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen Tagliamonte
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Real Estate

    Our Real Estate practice provides skilled representation in a variety of transactions, including the financing, leasing, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties.

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    Barry E. Gold
    Barry Gold
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob Rosenthal
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil Schauer

    Architects/Engineers

    Conn Kavanaugh has a wealth of experience advising and representing architects and engineers in many aspects of their businesses.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    James B. Peloquin
    James PeloquinPartner
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael SullivanPartner
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen TagliamonteSenior Counsel

    Closely Held/Family Businesses

    Conn Kavanaugh’s business attorneys have a broad range of skills and are very experienced in providing legal services to family-owned and other closely-held businesses.

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    Barry E. Gold
    Barry GoldPartner
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob RosenthalPartner
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil SchauerPartner

    Construction

    Conn Kavanaugh has provided an array of services to private and public clients in the construction industry, including the manufacturers of building materials and systems.

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    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt FliegaufPartner
    James B. Peloquin
    James PeloquinPartner
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael SullivanPartner
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen TagliamonteSenior Counsel
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray WagnerPartner

    Financial Services

    Conn Kavanaugh draws upon a wide range of disciplines to meet the needs of individual and institutional clients in the financial services industry.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew DenningtonPartner
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas GallitanoPartner
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol StarkeyPartner
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher SweeneyAssociate

    Food and Beverage

    Our decades of work in the food and beverage industry, including alcohol regulatory and distribution, have permitted us to gain expertise and insight into the typically fast paced and challenging world of our clients engaged in the food and beverage industry.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony BovaAssociate
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.Partner
    Caroline A. O'Connell
    Caroline O'ConnellPartner
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'NealPartner
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'TooleAssociate

    Government

    Conn Kavanaugh provides an array of services to clients in the public sector, including state agencies, municipalities, and public officials.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew DenningtonPartner
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt FliegaufPartner
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol StarkeyPartner

    Healthcare

    The Conn Kavanaugh team has the skills and experience necessary to successfully maneuver our clients through the increasingly complex and highly regulated environment of the health care industry.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew DenningtonPartner
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas PeischSenior Counsel
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol StarkeyPartner
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael SullivanPartner
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher SweeneyAssociate

    Insurance

    Our lawyers work with our insurance industry clients in a variety of ways. We represent their insureds in virtually every type of lawsuit for which insurance coverage is available. We represent insurance companies directly in bad faith actions, and in high-exposure losses or losses that present unusual or challenging coverage issues.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVitaAssociate
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt FliegaufPartner
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin HigginsPartner
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine KelterAssociate
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian KilloyAssociate
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas PeischSenior Counsel
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis TheriaultAssociate
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray WagnerPartner

    Law Firms

    Since the firm was founded in 1988, our attorneys have been known as “lawyers’ lawyers.”

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas GallitanoPartner
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin HigginsPartner
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas PeischSenior Counsel
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob RosenthalPartner
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher SweeneyAssociate

    Manufacturing

    Conn Kavanaugh has broad experience in representing the interests and needs of various manufacturers.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry GoldPartner
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael SullivanPartner

    Real Estate

    Conn Kavanaugh has a wealth of experience in the real estate field.

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    George M. Ford
    George FordOf-Counsel
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine KelterAssociate
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob RosenthalPartner
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil SchauerPartner
    Michael T. Sullivan
    Michael SullivanPartner
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray WagnerPartner

    Staffing and Recruiting

    Staffing companies and Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of human resource management, as employers are relying more and more on staffing companies and PEOs for payroll and employee benefit administration, risk management, and other increasingly complex administrative burdens.

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    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas GallitanoPartner
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry GoldPartner
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'NealPartner

    News

    Publications Archive

    January 10, 2019
    Attorneys take ‘rare' step, disavow client's testimony
    January 9, 2019
    SJC Says Spouses are Entitled to Part of Significant Other's Estate When They are Left Out of Will
    December 27, 2018
    Top Five Employment Law Blog Posts from 2018
    December 16, 2018
    Fidelity Not Buffaloed
    December 4, 2018
    Home Ownership Myths
    November 1, 2018
    Acting as Local Counsel: Ethical Issues and Words to the Wise
    August 6, 2018
    Boston Firm Disqualified in Patent Infringement Case
    July 26, 2018
    NLRB Issues Guidance on New Employer-Friendly Standard for Handbook Rules
    March 20, 2018
    Pregnant Workers Fairness Act — Our Analysis -- Client Advisory
    March 19, 2018
    Preparing for the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act — Effective April 1, 2018 -- Client Advisory
    March 5, 2018
    Massachusetts Attorney General Equal Pay Act Guidance -- Client Advisory
    February 14, 2018
    Two Recent SJC Decisions Clarify the Scope of the Wage Act
    January 2018
    Summary of the Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -- Client Advisory
    August 2017
    Lessons from a Pioneer
    August 2017
    Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What to Know and How to Prepare
    July 2017
    Do Anti-SLAPP Statutes Protect Bloggers?
    July 2017
    Massachusetts’ Highest Court Recognizes Employment Protections for “Qualifying Patients” under the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act
    June 2017
    Carol Starkey in the Boston Globe- "Federal Leaders Need To Know How Costly It Would Be To Cut Legal Aid"
    June 2017
    Trump’s Labor Department Rescinds Guidance Letters on Employee Misclassification and Joint Employment
    June 2017
    Mixed Bag For Developers In SJC Decision
    April 2017
    Massachusetts Appeals Court Takes Narrow View of "Reasonable Alternative Design" Requirement in Design Defect Claims -- Client Advisory
    March, 2017
    The Law at Work: Requirements for Employees Working Through Lunch.
    December 2016
    The Law at Work: Salary Test for Employees.
    December 2016
    Alimony Awards Impacted by a New SJC Decision. -- Client Advisory
    November 2016
    Carol A. Starkey pens a letter to all BBA members.
    October 2016
    Harnessing Legal Talent in the "City of Innovation".
    October 2016
    The Law at Work: Pay equity is the law.
    September 2016
    A Refresher on Retaliation Based on the EEOC’s Revised Retaliation Guidance.
    August 2016
    The Law At Work: Non-compete Agreements
    July 2016
    Litigation Finance Enterprises: Some Further Words to the Wise (part 2 of 3)
    June 2016
    Law at Work: Restroom rights for transgender individuals
    June 2016
    Bane of the Unwary Landlord - SJC Rules on Security of Deposit Violation
    May 2016
    Law At Work: Employee Deductions for Inventory Losses
    April 2016
    Some Words to the Wise on Litigation Finance Enterprises (part 1 of 3)
    February 2016
    What Would Antonin Scalia Say?
    February 2016
    Law at Work: Minimum wage changes and website accessibility
    January 2016
    No 'Good Reason’ for a Second Bite at the Apple: Recent Nevada Supreme Court Decision on Nonmutual Claim Preclusion May Prove Useful for Legal Malpractice Defense Counsel
    January 2016
    2016 Minimum Wage Sheet -- Client Advisory
    January 2016
    A User’s Guide to the Common Interest Doctrine
    December 2015
    Beware the Stamp?
    December 2015
    Changes to rules on juror contact pose ethical issues
    December 2015
    Law at Work: Guidelines for year-end bonuses; increases in minimum wage
    October 2015
    Law at Work: Unpaid vs. paid lunch breaks and overtime considerations
    September 2015
    Buyer Beware When Purchasing Real Estate From Nonprofits
    August 2015
    Law At Work: Transgender rights in the workplace
    July 2015
    Discipline for conduct unrelated to law practice
    July 2015
    Club Patron Wins Protection From SJC - SJC Rules Dance Club Should Have Anticipated Slip-and-Fall Injury
    April 2015
    New Parental Leave Act -- Client Advisory
    April 2015
    More on cybersecurity and the rules of professional conduct
    April 2015
    Law at work: Family leave and same-sex relationships
    February 2015
    Cybersecurity and the rules of professional conduct
    February 2015
    Law At Work: New Year, new updates to the law
    January 2015
    Law At Work: Paid sick leave requirements
    November 2014
    Massachusetts Employees Entitled to Earned Sick Time -- Client Advisory
    November 2014
    SJC Extends Constitutional Protection For Signature Collection To Private Property
    October 2014
    Massachusetts Employees Entitled to Domestic Violence Leave -- Client Advisory
    October 2014
    Mid-engagement conflicts: lateral hires, firm mergers
    October 2014
    Law at Work: Domestic violence leave -- Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine
    August 2014
    Law at Work: Important changes to employment laws at the state and federal level -- Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine
    August 2014
    Mid-engagement conflicts: practice points for the wise -- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
    July 2014
    Hiring Now: What Every Employer and Job Seeker Should Know -- Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine
    June 2014
    Surprising pronouncement on forfeiture of affirmative defenses -- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
    June 2014
    Law at Work: Social Media Management -- Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine
    April 2014
    Commission-Based Compensation Plans -- Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine
    February 2014
    Dress Code Regulations -- Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine
    September 2013
    Are A Lawyer’s Communications with the Firm’s In-House Counsel Privileged? -- International Association of Defense Counsel
    July 2013
    Billing Disputes and Some Thoughts on how to Avoid Them -- Lawyers Weekly
    December 2012
    Rule Change Requiring Written Fee Agreements Poses Challenges -- Lawyers Weekly
    March 2012
    Erin K. Higgins and Andrew R. Dennington recently co-authored "The Rule Against Claims Splitting as a Defense to Legal Malpractice Claims,"
    March 2012
    Massachusetts Prohibits Discrimination Based on “Gender Identity” -- Client Advisory
    March 2012
    Tort Justice Deemed Basis for 93A Award -- Lawyers Weekly
    February 2012
    An insurer that fails to settle a case in which liability is reasonably clear may be liable for up to three times the amount of any judgment that enters against its insured -- Client Advisory
    February 2012
    Insurer Required To Pay $22.6MM for Untimely Settlement Offer -- Client Advisory
    Winter 2012
    The Rule Against Claims Splitting as a Defense to Legal Malpractice Claims -- ABA Newsletter
    November 2011
    What Do You Mean You Want Your Client File? -- Lawyers Weekly
    August 2011
    Trademark Licensors Potentially Subject to Strict Liability -- Lawyers Weekly
    May 2011
    Excellence in the Law; 2011 Up & Coming Lawyers -- Lawyers Weekly
    April 2011
    Employers Take Care not to get Burned by Reach of the Cat’s Paw -- Client Advisory
    March 2011
    Commercial Landlords Can be Held Liable for Unsafe Conditions Within Tenant Rental Spaces -- Client Advisory
    March 2011
    Insurer Must Pay Insured’s Counsel a Reasonable Hourly Rate When Reserving Right to Deny Coverage -- Client Advisory
    February 2011
    Massachusetts law now requires an insurer to pay “market hourly rates” to an attorney defending under a reservation of rights -- Client Advisory
    February 2011
    Verdicts and Settlements: Developer’s President Sued Over Unpaid Judgment -- Lawyers Weekly
    February 2011
    Important Development in Massachusetts Insurance Law -- Client Advisory
    January 2011
    Massachusetts Passes New Lien Law to Protect Design Professionals -- Structural Engineers Association Massachusetts (SEAMass) Newsletter
    January 2011
    Expert Owes No Duty to Party in Suit -- Lawyers Weekly
    January 2011
    Interpreting the New Federal Estate Tax Law Changes for 2010, 2011, and 2012: Opportunities and Considerations
    November 2010
    Federal Estate Tax Law Changes for 2011; The Continuing Case for Estate Planning Independent of Federal Estate Tax Law Changes
    October 2010
    New Life For Old Permits -- Client Advisory
    September 2010
    Employers’ Use of Criminal Record Information in Hiring Process Restricted -- Client Advisory
    September/ October 2010
    Re-Tying the Gordian Knot: Hindson v. Allstate and it’s progeny -- Rhode Island Bar Journal
    August 2010
    Massachusetts recently reformed the law concerning criminal offender record information (CORI). -- Client Advisory
    June 2010
    Attorney Conflicts of Interest: Recent Decisions and Lessons -- Lawyers Weekly
    February 2010
    Congress fails to pass Estate Tax Reform before year end. What does this mean?
    February 2010
    Should you talk to your loved ones about your Estate Plan?
    Fall 2010
    BBA Endorses Report Recommending Revisions to Massachusetts Attorney General Consumer Debt Collection Regulations -- BBA Business Law Section Newsletter
    December 2009
    Prosecutorial Decisions and Deals – The Case for a New Rule of Professional Conduct -- DRI
    September 2009
    Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors: Can Employers Afford It? -- Client Advisory
    June 2009
    Court Clarifies Restrictions on Employer Vacation Pay Policies -- Client Advisory
    April 2009
    COBRA Continuation Coverage Under ARRA -- Client Advisory
    October 2008
    A Word To The Wise About Payments To Experts -- Mass. Lawyers Weekly
    August 2008
    Defense Tactic Clears Way For A Major Victory In Class Action -- Lawyers Weekly
    March 2008
    Witness Immunity in the Post-Daubert World -- For The Defense
    January 2008
    Mid-Trial E-Mails Constitute Binding Settlement Agreement -- Lawyers Weekly
    June 2007
    Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Employer Mandates Effective July 1, 2007 -- Client Advisory
    February 2007
    Deal Carefully With Employee Complaints -- The Journal of New England Technology
    December 2006
    Town's Lawyer: Easy Does it in Subdivision Case -- Lawyers Weekly
    August 2006
    Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation -- Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    August 2006
    Construction Law In The Public Sector -- Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    August 2006
    Managing Complaints in the Workplace -- Client Advisory
    April 2005
    New Wetlands Regulations -- Client Advisory
    December 2004
    New COBRA Notice Requirements -- Client Advisory
    November 2004
    Public Construction Law Overhaul -- Client Advisory
    July 2004
    The Uninjured Plaintiff: New Frontiers of Liability -- Defense Counsel Journal
    January 2004
    Employment Matters / Annual Review - 2003 -- Client Advisory
    November 24, 2003
    Reporting Ethical Claims to Liability Carriers -- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
    April 2003
    Unlicensed Use of Software -- Client Advisory
    March/April 2002
    Employers’ Obligations to Employees on Active Duty -- Boston Bar Journal
    November 19-25, 2001
    Subleasing Unwanted Space Is Not Quite So Simple -- The Journal of New England Technology
    October 5, 2001
    What To Do When OSHA Knocks On Your Door -- Boston Business Journal
    January 2001
    Court Backs Trade Secret Laws -- The Journal of New England Technology
    November 1999
    Employers Must Plan Ahead When Drafting Employee Non-Competition Agreements -- Article
    October 1999
    Defending Your Client's Choice of Forum -- 66 DEF. COUNS. J. 562 (1999)
    September 1999
    Small Necessities Leave Act, Maternity Leave Act and Other Miscellaneous Statues Governing Time Off -- Article
    January 1999
    None of Your .Biz -- Or Is It? -- Article
    October 1998
    Secrets to a Successful Public Construction Project -- Article
    1998
    Practical Estate Planning In Massachusetts
    September 1998
    Medicaid Planning Update
    1995
    Advanced Estate Planning Techniques In Massachusetts
    1994
    Massachusetts Probate: Beyond the Basics
    November 1993
    Annual Update On Estate & Fiduciary Tax Laws
    March 1993, October 1994
    Estate and Medicaid Planning for the elderly
    January 1993
    Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
    1993
    Preparing Documents for Simple Estate Plans
    1992 & 93
    Estate Tax Reforms; The New Massachusetts Sponge Tax
    Message from

    Managing Partner

    Thomas J. Gallitano

    Welcome to Conn Kavanaugh. We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and explain our commitment to our clients and community.

    We are a disciplined, dedicated, and loyal team of professionals with a singular goal: to provide our clients with the highest caliber of legal service in an intelligible and cost effective manner. Our lawyers, staff, and assistants understand that treating all clients with respect is the cornerstone of our success. There is a remarkable sense of teamwork and camaraderie within the firm and an ever-present satisfaction that comes from knowing that what we do makes a difference. We are exceptionally proud of our many trial and business successes, the leadership positions taken by our lawyers in both Bar and community activities, and the measurable impact we have in changing lives for the better by providing pro-bono services to those most in need.

    As Managing Partner, it is my privilege to assure that our core values remain intact and that, as a Firm, we continue to meet the needs of our clients. We know that clients have a choice when it comes to legal services, and it is incumbent upon our team to prove each and every day that your confidence in us is well-placed.

    To our existing clients, I would like to say thank you for your trust and confidence. To our prospective clients who may be viewing this website for the first time, we look forward to having the opportunity to earn your trust and to exceed your expectations.