Litigation

Seegel Lipshutz & Lo provides high quality litigation services, reflecting a wealth of experience in a wide spectrum of issues and forums. With trial experience in Superior Court, Probate Court, Land Court, and federal court, as well as in arbitration, Seegel Lipshutz & Lo’s litigation strategy will always be sensitive to client needs and objectives. Seegel Lipshutz & Lo combines determined advocacy with the highest professional practices and ethical standards. We believe that client communication through every step of the litigation process is essential. Working in partnership with our clients, we will ensure that you understand the risks and benefits of litigation. Our Firm is dedicated to an honest appraisal of a client’s situation, and will pursue settlement or alternate dispute resolution where such would serve the client’s interests.Whether faced with a business dispute or embroiled in a family conflict, Seegel Lipshutz & Lo will dedicate its litigation resources to protecting your interests.

Business Litigation

Seegel Lipshutz & Lo can provide litigation representation with respect to a variety of business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of covenants not to compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements
  • Insurance disputes
  • Fraud
  • Unfair and deceptive acts and practices
  • Construction disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Commercial and residential evictions
  • Condominium liens

Estate, Trust and Probate Litigation

The firm has experience with guardianships, conservatorships, and other probate matters, including disputes among beneficiaries, personal representatives, and trustees, that can only be resolved through litigation. We are sensitive to the costs—financial and otherwise—that such litigation can entail, and strive to avoid protracted legal battles that can drain families and estates. Our attorneys are experienced in the following probate litigation matters:

  • Will contests
  • Fraud and undue influence claims
  • Objections to fiduciary accounts
  • Reformation or rescission of trusts
  • Claims against trustees
  • Complaints for instruction
  • Rogers Orders
When disputes among beneficiaries and/or beneficiaries and fiduciaries cannot be resolved through alternative means, we will bring or defend actions in court on behalf of our clients.

Employment Law

In addition to compliance counseling, the firm represents employers and employees in court or before state agencies in the following areas:

  • Discrimination and sexual harassment claims
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Breach of employment agreements
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Wage Act claims
  • Unemployment compensation appeals

Real Estate / Land Use

We have experience in the trial of land use cases in Land Court and Superior Court, and can provide representation in the following areas:

  • Adverse possession claims
  • Easement claims
  • Zoning appeals

Appellate Practice

Our appellate experience includes appeals before the Appellate Division of the District Court, before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, before the Single Justice on interlocutory matters; and before the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals.