Our Practices At A Glance
The firm’s core practices are Professional Liability, Business Litigation, Insurance and Tort Litigation, Real Estate, Employment Practices, Environmental, Immigration, Government Relations, and Corporate Law.
- Professional Practices
Our Professional Practices Group represents architects and engineers and other professionals, including lawyers, accountants, stockbrokers, financial planners, directors and officers and real estate agents and brokers.
- Business Litigation
The firm’s Business Litigation Group represents clients in commercial disputes, including intellectual property disputes such as patent, trade secret, trade dress, copyright and trademark litigation.
- Insurance & Tort Litigation
Our Insurance and Tort Litigation group defends businesses, corporations, professional associations and individuals in complex and often high exposure tort claims involving general negligence, product defects, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, construction defects and employment torts.
- Real Estate
Our Real Estate practice group represents clients on a full range of real estate issues, including land use, zoning, real estate development, acquisitions and sales, environmental matters, commercial lending, commercial loan servicing and commercial leases.
- Employment Practices
Our Employment attorneys represent clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. We also assist in the development of employee manuals to cover the evolving risks associated with the use of social media, personnel policies, and other guides that are helpful both in avoiding disputes and providing an affirmative defense should disputes arise. The firm also drafts agreements and covenants that cover compensation, severance, non-compete and non-disclosure contracts, and other related issues—all designed to protect both the employer and employee when it comes to resolving differences
- Environmental Practices
The nature of our clients’ business affairs requires them to be well-advised on a variety of environmental concerns, and this abiding interest has led Donovan Hatem LLP to develop considerable and highly practical expertise in the area of environmental law.
Our Immigration practice provides our clients with national immigration services, including planning and advice, case preparation, filing, monitoring and appeals for all business-related visas. We assist our clients in developing training programs for their personnel, routinely update them on developments in the immigration landscape, and guide them through the preparation for I-9 and labor compliance audits, including compliance with E-Verify requirements.
- Government Relations
The Government Relations practice at Donovan Hatem LLP assists clients in their varied relationships and interactions with public entities that range from the federal government to local boards and commissions, with particular emphasis on public procurement and contracting and the acquisition of government licenses, permits or other approvals. We provide public clients with legal advice and guidance, including litigation services on all aspects of municipal law.
- Corporate Law
The Donovan Hatem LLP Corporate Law Group principally focuses on representing start-up, emerging growth and middle market companies in several industry sectors including the architectural, design and engineering services, biotechnology, computer software and services, and defense industries. Our expertise includes the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactions at each stage of a company’s growth cycle.