Our Practices

Our Team

  • Mr. Strang is a partner of the firm and head of the Civil Litigation practice. He received his B.S. degree with honors from the University at Albany in 1998 with a major in Marketing and a minor in Political Science. He served as a Project Coordinator for a construction contracting firm in New York before attending the Boston University School of Law.
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Mr. Strang held the position of Associate at Corwin & Corwin, LLP from 2005-2010 where he specialized in construction litigation. He represented clients through all phases and forms of dispute resolution including bid protests at the Attorney General’s office, mediations, arbitrations and first-chairing at trial.
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He completed the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program in 2008 and is current co-chair of the BBA’s Public Policy Committee in the Litigation Section. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees and serves on many of the BBF’s charitable fundraising events and committees.
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Mr. Strang is the current President of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association’s Executive Committee. He was awarded the Career Development Alumni Award by the Boston University School of Law in 2008 and the Public Interest Project Pro Bono Award in 2013.
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He spearheaded the firm’s pro bono project, pairing law students with attorneys to assist veterans and other Massachusetts residents in their job search by assisting qualified applicants in sealing CORI records.
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Mr. Strang was selected as a New England Super Lawyer – Rising Star by his peers in each year from 2009 through 2013, and a New England Super Lawyer in 2014.
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<strong>Representative Cases:</strong>
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Successfully settled trade dress and contract disputes between clothing supplier and retailer.
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Successfully settled masonry subcontractor’s claims relating to extra work and delays resulting from collapsed scaffolding at Emerson College.
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Prevailed at trial on painting subcontractor’s claims for payment and defending against general contractor’s alleged backcharges on public construction project, including an award of attorneys’ fees. The judgment was later upheld on appeal.
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Successfully settled dispute over warranty for a particular purpose between machine builder and manufacturer.
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Prevailed at arbitration on subcontractor’s claim for contract balance, including double damages pursuant to MGL c. 93A for unfair and deceptive conduct against general contractor. The award was confirmed in Superior Court.
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Prevailed on summary judgment motion in Massachusetts Federal District Court, partially vacating an arbitration award relating to a non-compete agreement for a former employee against former employer.
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Successfully secured payment of all damages, including attorneys’ fees, in professional malpractice claim against accountant for small business.
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Prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of area university in Superior Court, dismissing subcontractor’s claim for breach of warranty in plans and specifications.
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Successfully negotiated modified mortgage for area church, avoiding foreclosure.
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Secured favorable settlement for former employee software engineers in dispute relating to non-compete agreement with former software company employer.
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Prevailed in opposition to motion to dismiss in Federal District Court on behalf of HVAC subcontractor against general contractor on federal construction project.
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Prevailed in opposition to motion to dismiss in Federal District Court on behalf of former sales executive against former pharmaceutical company employer on Massachusetts Wage Act claims.
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Obtained settlements in hundreds of matters related to subcontractors’ and suppliers’ claims for payment against general contractors, payment bond sureties and project owners.

    Christopher D. StrangPartner

    Mr. Strang is a partner of the firm and head of the Civil Litigation practice. He received his B.S. degree with honors from the University at Albany in 1998 with a major in Marketing and a minor in Political Science. He served as a Project Coordinator for a construction contracting firm in New York before attending the Boston University School of Law.

    Mr. Strang held the position of Associate at Corwin & Corwin, LLP from 2005-2010 where he specialized in construction litigation. He represented clients through all phases and forms of dispute resolution including bid protests at the Attorney General’s office, mediations, arbitrations and first-chairing at trial.

    He completed the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program in 2008 and is current co-chair of the BBA’s Public Policy Committee in the Litigation Section. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees and serves on many of the BBF’s charitable fundraising events and committees.

    Mr. Strang is the current President of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association’s Executive Committee. He was awarded the Career Development Alumni Award by the Boston University School of Law in 2008 and the Public Interest Project Pro Bono Award in 2013.

    He spearheaded the firm’s pro bono project, pairing law students with attorneys to assist veterans and other Massachusetts residents in their job search by assisting qualified applicants in sealing CORI records.

    Mr. Strang was selected as a New England Super Lawyer – Rising Star by his peers in each year from 2009 through 2013, and a New England Super Lawyer in 2014.

    Representative Cases:

    Successfully settled trade dress and contract disputes between clothing supplier and retailer.

    Successfully settled masonry subcontractor’s claims relating to extra work and delays resulting from collapsed scaffolding at Emerson College.

    Prevailed at trial on painting subcontractor’s claims for payment and defending against general contractor’s alleged backcharges on public construction project, including an award of attorneys’ fees. The judgment was later upheld on appeal.

    Successfully settled dispute over warranty for a particular purpose between machine builder and manufacturer.

    Prevailed at arbitration on subcontractor’s claim for contract balance, including double damages pursuant to MGL c. 93A for unfair and deceptive conduct against general contractor. The award was confirmed in Superior Court.

    Prevailed on summary judgment motion in Massachusetts Federal District Court, partially vacating an arbitration award relating to a non-compete agreement for a former employee against former employer.

    Successfully secured payment of all damages, including attorneys’ fees, in professional malpractice claim against accountant for small business.

    Prevailed on motion to dismiss on behalf of area university in Superior Court, dismissing subcontractor’s claim for breach of warranty in plans and specifications.

    Successfully negotiated modified mortgage for area church, avoiding foreclosure.

    Secured favorable settlement for former employee software engineers in dispute relating to non-compete agreement with former software company employer.

    Prevailed in opposition to motion to dismiss in Federal District Court on behalf of HVAC subcontractor against general contractor on federal construction project.

    Prevailed in opposition to motion to dismiss in Federal District Court on behalf of former sales executive against former pharmaceutical company employer on Massachusetts Wage Act claims.

    Obtained settlements in hundreds of matters related to subcontractors’ and suppliers’ claims for payment against general contractors, payment bond sureties and project owners.

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  • Mr. Scott is a partner of the firm. He leads the firm’s employment law practice representing both employers and employees. Mr. Scott advises clients on non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, in addition to employee policies, hiring and firing, employment reviews, employment handbooks, and complying with state and federal employment laws.Mr. Scott also serves as de facto general counsel for several businesses. Some of his representative litigation matters include: Wage Act claims on behalf of employees, employment and housing discrimination claims on behalf of employees and tenants, fiduciary duty disputes among partners and shareholders of closely held businesses, business to business breach of contract claims and representations of both landlord and tenants in leasing and eviction disputes.
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Mr. Scott’s transactional experience includes serving as de facto general counsel for small businesses requiring assistance with corporate formation, corporate governance and contract drafting. His pro bono matters include representing Massachusetts residents seeking to clear their CORI records. Prior to founding the firm Mr. Scott served as an Associate at major international law firms.
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Mr. Scott is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts.
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<strong>Representative Matters:</strong>
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<em>Litigation Matters</em>
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	<li>Represent employees seeking compensation for suffering sexual harassment and a hostile workplace environment.</li>
	<li>Represent employees seeking reasonable accommodations for disabilities.</li>
	<li>Represent commercial landlords in disputes with service providers.</li>
	<li>Represented a discharged employee seeking unpaid wages and benefits.</li>
	<li>Represented elderly tenant in eviction action.</li>
	<li>Represented marketing company in multi-million dollar business litigation.</li>
	<li>Represented commercial landlord in eviction action.</li>
	<li>Represented Ugandan refugee in asylum action.</li>
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<em>Corporate Matters</em>
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	<li>Represent physician management company with respect to corporate governance, contract drafting and employment advice.</li>
	<li>Represent employers seeking guidance on hiring, firing and non-competition agreements.</li>
	<li>Represent photographers in need of customer contracts.</li>
	<li>Represent design and development company with respect to licensing agreements, corporate governance and other transactional matters.</li>
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    J. Jordan ScottPartner

    Mr. Scott is a partner of the firm. He leads the firm’s employment law practice representing both employers and employees. Mr. Scott advises clients on non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, in addition to employee policies, hiring and firing, employment reviews, employment handbooks, and complying with state and federal employment laws.Mr. Scott also serves as de facto general counsel for several businesses. Some of his representative litigation matters include: Wage Act claims on behalf of employees, employment and housing discrimination claims on behalf of employees and tenants, fiduciary duty disputes among partners and shareholders of closely held businesses, business to business breach of contract claims and representations of both landlord and tenants in leasing and eviction disputes.

    Mr. Scott’s transactional experience includes serving as de facto general counsel for small businesses requiring assistance with corporate formation, corporate governance and contract drafting. His pro bono matters include representing Massachusetts residents seeking to clear their CORI records. Prior to founding the firm Mr. Scott served as an Associate at major international law firms.

    Mr. Scott is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts.

    Representative Matters:

    Litigation Matters

    • Represent employees seeking compensation for suffering sexual harassment and a hostile workplace environment.
    • Represent employees seeking reasonable accommodations for disabilities.
    • Represent commercial landlords in disputes with service providers.
    • Represented a discharged employee seeking unpaid wages and benefits.
    • Represented elderly tenant in eviction action.
    • Represented marketing company in multi-million dollar business litigation.
    • Represented commercial landlord in eviction action.
    • Represented Ugandan refugee in asylum action.
    Corporate Matters
    • Represent physician management company with respect to corporate governance, contract drafting and employment advice.
    • Represent employers seeking guidance on hiring, firing and non-competition agreements.
    • Represent photographers in need of customer contracts.
    • Represent design and development company with respect to licensing agreements, corporate governance and other transactional matters.


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Mr. Giroux is a partner of the firm. Mr. Giroux’s practice focuses on representing the interests of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, tradesmen and other business entities in litigation and other matters.
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In addition to his business law practice, Mr. Giroux practices in the area of estate planning, where he counsels individuals and families regarding asset preservation and management, probate avoidance, lawful tax minimization strategies, preservation of individual autonomy, end of life planning and other issues related to managing one’s affairs. As part of that practice, Mr. Giroux helps individuals and families prepare for their financial futures through the preparation of individually tailored wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and New Hampshire Advance Directives including durable powers of attorney for health care and living wills.
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Mr. Giroux received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Hamilton College in 2000, and his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 2005. Mr. Giroux has also studied at King’s College of the University of London. While in law school, Mr. Giroux was a finalist and a director of the Homer Albers Moot Court Competition and a member of the Boston University International Law Journal. Mr. Giroux was also a recipient of the Boston University School of Law Dean’s Award in Administrative Law.
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Mr. Giroux is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Giroux is active in the community, and among other things is a Member of the Town of Warner, New Hampshire, Zoning Board of Adjustment.

When Mr. Giroux isn’t found in his office, he can often be found on skis, with golf clubs in his hands or chasing fish.

    Corey GirouxPartner

    Mr. Giroux is a partner of the firm. Mr. Giroux’s practice focuses on representing the interests of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, tradesmen and other business entities in litigation and other matters.

    In addition to his business law practice, Mr. Giroux practices in the area of estate planning, where he counsels individuals and families regarding asset preservation and management, probate avoidance, lawful tax minimization strategies, preservation of individual autonomy, end of life planning and other issues related to managing one’s affairs. As part of that practice, Mr. Giroux helps individuals and families prepare for their financial futures through the preparation of individually tailored wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and New Hampshire Advance Directives including durable powers of attorney for health care and living wills.

    Mr. Giroux received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Hamilton College in 2000, and his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 2005. Mr. Giroux has also studied at King’s College of the University of London. While in law school, Mr. Giroux was a finalist and a director of the Homer Albers Moot Court Competition and a member of the Boston University International Law Journal. Mr. Giroux was also a recipient of the Boston University School of Law Dean’s Award in Administrative Law.

    Mr. Giroux is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Giroux is active in the community, and among other things is a Member of the Town of Warner, New Hampshire, Zoning Board of Adjustment. When Mr. Giroux isn’t found in his office, he can often be found on skis, with golf clubs in his hands or chasing fish.

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  • Mr. Young is a partner for the firm. As an attorney with a degree in civil engineering, his practice focuses primarily on construction and real estate transactions and litigation. Given his civil engineering background, Mr. Young has the ability to understand both the technical and legal aspects of all levels of construction and real estate.<br /><br />

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Young worked for a large law firm in Detroit, Michigan where he represented large contractors and public agencies in all facets of litigation, including construction, real estate and labor/employment. In Michigan, Mr. Young litigated and settled complex NLRB and ERISA cases on behalf of large and small clients, drafted complex employment documents and negotiated employment and labor disputes on behalf of large management clients.<br /><br />

While attending the New York Law School, Mr. Young was an Executive Editor of the Moot Court team where he competed in, and coached, teams in several national moot court competitions. He was also vice chair of the New York Law School Public Interest Coalition. During his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Mr. Young was the Business Manager of the Michigan State Yearbook, Comptroller of the Associated Students of Michigan State University and the Senior Class Council President.<br /><br />

Mr. Young is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Michigan. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern Federal District Court of Michigan, the Western Federal District Court of Michigan and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts.<br /><br />

<strong>Selected Accomplishments</strong><br /><br />

<strong>Litigation</strong><br />
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	<li>Successfully obtained dismissal of $1.5 million RICO claim asserted against a national property management company and its owner.</li>
	<li>Successfully obtained dismissal of employment claims against corporate client and was awarded sanctions against opposing counsel.</li>
	<li>Successfully obtained dismissal of mold litigation case asserted against a national property management company.</li>
	<li>Assisted in the defense of former President and CEO of regional bank from shareholder derivative claims seeking damages in excess of $90 million.</li>
	<li>Successfully settled large claim against automotive parts manufacturer on behalf of a prototype developer.</li>
	<li>Successfully obtained injunctive order on behalf of a franchisor for several violations of a franchise agreement.</li>
	<li>Obtained dismissal of medical malpractice claim for psychiatric facility.</li>
	<li>Obtained favorable mediation award for a dispute of ownership and accompanying derivative action of a national consulting business.</li>
	<li>Successfully settled multi-layered franchise dispute with international franchise corporation and successfully negotiated buyout terms on behalf of franchisees.</li>
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<strong>Construction</strong><br />

 
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	<li>Negotiated settlement on behalf of general contractor for multi-million dollar hotel renovation project.</li>
	<li>Obtained sizable settlements and avoided lengthy, protracted litigation for various midsize construction contractors in disputes with other contractors, land owners, project developers and state agencies.</li>
	<li>On behalf of small and mid-size construction contractors, successfully settled several Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) litigation cases.</li>
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<strong>Land Use</strong><br />

 
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	<li>Second-chaired weeklong eminent domain trial for municipal authority.</li>
	<li>Assisted in successfully settling complex eminent domain litigation matter on behalf of municipal authority involving the taking of multi-use commercial office complex for the construction of a traffic roundabout.</li>
	<li>Assisted in settling complex eminent domain litigation matter on behalf of municipal authority involving the partial taking of a muli-million dollar gas station, car wash and convenience store.</li>
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<strong>Labor/Employment</strong><br />

 
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	<li>Second-chair in successful multi-day arbitration hearing and decision that upheld the dismissal of an 18-year professor at a local college.</li>
	<li>Successfully defended multiple Unfair Labor Practice charges alleged against a large manufacturer.</li>
	<li>Successfully defended large manufacturer against alleged violations of MIOSHA from former employee.</li>
	<li>Assisted in a partial production plant closure of a large manufacturer in compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”).</li>
	<li>Successfully assisted in the full shutdown of a mid-size consultant in compliance with WARN.</li>
	<li>Assisted in obtaining a settlement with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) in a workplace fatality case.</li>
	<li>Assisted in settling case with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (“MERC”) on behalf of local housing commission.</li>
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    Cole YoungPartner

    Mr. Young is a partner for the firm. As an attorney with a degree in civil engineering, his practice focuses primarily on construction and real estate transactions and litigation. Given his civil engineering background, Mr. Young has the ability to understand both the technical and legal aspects of all levels of construction and real estate.

    Prior to joining the firm Mr. Young worked for a large law firm in Detroit, Michigan where he represented large contractors and public agencies in all facets of litigation, including construction, real estate and labor/employment. In Michigan, Mr. Young litigated and settled complex NLRB and ERISA cases on behalf of large and small clients, drafted complex employment documents and negotiated employment and labor disputes on behalf of large management clients.

    While attending the New York Law School, Mr. Young was an Executive Editor of the Moot Court team where he competed in, and coached, teams in several national moot court competitions. He was also vice chair of the New York Law School Public Interest Coalition. During his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Mr. Young was the Business Manager of the Michigan State Yearbook, Comptroller of the Associated Students of Michigan State University and the Senior Class Council President.

    Mr. Young is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Michigan. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern Federal District Court of Michigan, the Western Federal District Court of Michigan and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts.

    Selected Accomplishments

    Litigation

    • Successfully obtained dismissal of $1.5 million RICO claim asserted against a national property management company and its owner.
    • Successfully obtained dismissal of employment claims against corporate client and was awarded sanctions against opposing counsel.
    • Successfully obtained dismissal of mold litigation case asserted against a national property management company.
    • Assisted in the defense of former President and CEO of regional bank from shareholder derivative claims seeking damages in excess of $90 million.
    • Successfully settled large claim against automotive parts manufacturer on behalf of a prototype developer.
    • Successfully obtained injunctive order on behalf of a franchisor for several violations of a franchise agreement.
    • Obtained dismissal of medical malpractice claim for psychiatric facility.
    • Obtained favorable mediation award for a dispute of ownership and accompanying derivative action of a national consulting business.
    • Successfully settled multi-layered franchise dispute with international franchise corporation and successfully negotiated buyout terms on behalf of franchisees.
     
    Construction
     
    • Negotiated settlement on behalf of general contractor for multi-million dollar hotel renovation project.
    • Obtained sizable settlements and avoided lengthy, protracted litigation for various midsize construction contractors in disputes with other contractors, land owners, project developers and state agencies.
    • On behalf of small and mid-size construction contractors, successfully settled several Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) litigation cases.
     
    Land Use
     
    • Second-chaired weeklong eminent domain trial for municipal authority.
    • Assisted in successfully settling complex eminent domain litigation matter on behalf of municipal authority involving the taking of multi-use commercial office complex for the construction of a traffic roundabout.
    • Assisted in settling complex eminent domain litigation matter on behalf of municipal authority involving the partial taking of a muli-million dollar gas station, car wash and convenience store.
     
    Labor/Employment
     
    • Second-chair in successful multi-day arbitration hearing and decision that upheld the dismissal of an 18-year professor at a local college.
    • Successfully defended multiple Unfair Labor Practice charges alleged against a large manufacturer.
    • Successfully defended large manufacturer against alleged violations of MIOSHA from former employee.
    • Assisted in a partial production plant closure of a large manufacturer in compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”).
    • Successfully assisted in the full shutdown of a mid-size consultant in compliance with WARN.
    • Assisted in obtaining a settlement with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) in a workplace fatality case.
    • Assisted in settling case with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (“MERC”) on behalf of local housing commission.
     

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