Prepare to Succeed

We concentrate in three areas – complex commercial and employment litigation, corporate and fiduciary litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. We are located in Burlington, MA, and our clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as closely held businesses and astute individuals.

We understand that top-flight legal work must be both effective and efficient. Accordingly, we offer our services at rational hourly rates, devise our strategies to fit the amount at stake, and are open to creative fee arrangements in appropriate circumstances.

We recognize that sound legal strategy must take into account the client’s business strategy. We will never recommend a course of action without considering its impact not only upon a particular case or transaction, but also upon your business as a whole.

We relish the attorney’s role as problem solver. Complicated situations and complex legal issues excite us. Opportunities for creative solutions to legal problems all too often go unrecognized. We strive to think outside the box.

Whether preparing for trial or closing a deal, we provide our clients with innovative but pragmatic representation that not only meets, but also surpasses, their expectations.

OCM Law in the News

February 4, 2015 On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, OCM Partner Sean Carnathan will argue before the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. The panel will include retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter and 1st Circuit Justices Kermit Lipez and Jeffrey Howard.

February 3, 2015 OCM Partner David Mack will be arguing at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on February 3, 2015. Among the issues before the Court are (i) the liability of an individual under the Massachusetts Securities Act (Chapter 110A) for allegedly soliciting the purchase of a security; and (ii) the accrual of claims against an investment advisor and whether and for how long the statute of limitations should be tolled. Read the brief.

December 17, 2014 Partner David Mack comments in Lawyers Weekly about decision involving breach of non-disclosure agreement.

December 12, 2014 Partner Sean Carnathan has accepted three-year appointment as a hearing officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, effective January 1, 2015.

October, 2014 OCM is proud to sponsor the University of Massachusetts — Lowell Riverhawks Hockey Team.

June, 2014 OCM is proud to sponsor the Lowell Spinners in 2014. Look for our banners at the park!

June 29, 2014 OCM Partner Tara Myslinski quoted in the Eagle Tribune in an article about the latest chapter in the Demoulas battle for corporate control.

May/June 2014 OCM Partner Dave Mack defends former the former chief executive officer of the Bank of Ireland in a hotly contested trial in the U.S. District of Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court. Closing Arguments complete and the matter is under advisement. Read more in the Boston Globe.

October 11, 2013 OCM defeats the defendant’s motion to dismiss statutory and common law claims for misappropriation of its client’s name and a related Chapter 93A claim, in an action on behalf of former Bruins star Derek Sanderson against an auction house that purported to sell a Stanley Cup belonging to Mr. Sanderson. Three counts of the four-count complaint will proceed.

October 10, 2013 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly quotes OCM partner Sean Carnathan in the article, Forensic Review Deemed Privileged by Eric T. Berkman

October 2013 OCM is proud to sponsor the University of Massachusetts — Lowell Riverhawks Hockey Team, opening the season ranked 1st in the nation.

September 17, 2013 OCM Partners Sean Carnathan and Ben Kafka obtain a defense verdict for their clients after trial on claims pursuant to M.G.L. ch. 93A, the Massachusetts Unfair Trade Practices Statute, in a case where plaintiff’s pretrial demand was $1.1 million. On the underlying jury claims, the jury found for the 3 of the 4 defendants and awarded only $47,327.90 against 1 defendant.

September 16, 2013 OCM welcomes Stephanie R. Parker as an associate of the Firm. Stephanie is a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law.

July 1, 2013 OCM Partner Sean Carnathan was recently quoted in the July 1, 2013 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the article, Parties bound by email agreement, addressing the import of the recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Hansen v. Rhode Island’s Only 24 Hour Truck & Auto Plaza, Inc.

June 2013 OCM is proud to sponsor the Lowell Spinners in 2013. Look for our banners at the park!

March 18, 2013 OCM Partner Sean Carnathan was recently quoted in the March 18, 2013 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Carnathan offered his comments on a recent decision involving the obligation of banks to detect fraud by fiduciary account holders. Read more.

March 18, 2013 OCM is pleased to announce that Sharleen Joy Davis has joined the Firm. Ms. Davis is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and received her undergraduate degree from Bates College. Ms. Davis spent 5 years in the Litigation Department of K&L Gates in Boston prior to joining the Firm.

Litigation 101

Llitigation is a foreign concept to many of our clients and can be a tremendous drain on financial and emotional resources.  We understand this, and we communicate with our clients every step of the way, and together manage the expense and risk of litigation. To give you a basic understanding of the process, here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about “litigation.”