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Len FreimanLen Freiman

(617) 574-4188
lfreiman@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7579
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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New York
885 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York NY
10022
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Education
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1979, magna cum laude

National Law Center at George Washington University, J.D., 1982, with honors
Admissions
Massachusetts

District of Columbia

New York

Overview

Civil, business and commercial litigation matters, tax abatement, probate litigation, environmental matters, business torts, access litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Architectural Access Board regulations, products liability and real estate and leasing disputes make up Len Freiman's thriving practice.  Len has substantial trial experience, both at the court and administrative level, as well as in the arbitration context. Len is a Director and a Goulston & Storrs' Litigation practice group Co-Chair.  He brings 30 years of experience to his clients.

Len's prior experience includes law clerk for The Honorable John P. Wiese, United States Claims Court, and law clerk for The Honorable Albert V. Bryan, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Representative Experience

  • Defended Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest wireless communications company, in an action seeking damages and injunctive relief for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract in connection with unsuccessful negotiations to license the plaintiff’s wireless technology.  Case was dismissed based on the successful invocation of a contractual forum selection clause.
  • Defended the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy against claims by Occupy Boston that it had an ongoing right to occupy portions of the Greenway in Downtown Boston.
  • Handled all aspects of Massachusetts' tax abatement proceedings including the filing and prosecution of tax abatement applications with local assessors and appeals to the Appellate Tax Board.
  • Handled expedited appeal on behalf of local sports and entertainment venue of denial of its request for a concert license by a local board of selectmen.  Within two days, the Superior Court reversed the board's decision and issued a final decision on the merits in favor of the venue granting the license.
  • Multimillion-dollar insurance dispute on behalf of a prominent international insurance company that was tried over a two-month period.
  • Handled contested conservatorship proceeding in Probate Court.
  • Adjudicatory proceedings before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection over Massachusetts' Wetlands Protection Act issues.
  • Declaratory judgment action concerning the continued viability of a 20-year old easement.
  • Subrogation action with respect to circumstances surrounding December 1995 Malden Mills’ fire.
  • Defending Americans with Disabilities Act access claims against a variety of venues including hotels, parking lots, shopping malls and a sports complex.  Handled access claims under Commonwealth's disability regulations as well.
  • Representation of commercial landlord in dispute with tenant over roof leak issues and tenant’s attempt to terminate its lease as a result.
  • Products liability cases regarding allegedly defective medical instrument, industrial machinery and consumer products.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Temple Beth Elohim of Wellesley, MA
  • Former Wellesley Little League Board Member (two separate terms)
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2008 - 2016
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Press Releases
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publicationsArticles: How Occupy Boston Ended More or Less Amicably
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
clientAdvisories: Shopping for Milk, Bread and Signatures:  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Solicitation of Political Nomination Signatures on Stand-alone Retailer’s Private Property
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
pressReleases: 45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
October 2016
45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
November 2014
Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
February 2014
Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
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