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Gary is a versatile litigator who helps clients resolve complex probate and fiduciary, real estate, and professional liability matters. His emphasis on cutting to the heart of the matter and focusing on what is most important to his clients sets him apart from many other litigators, as does his focus on intelligent persuasion over pounding the table.

Gary’s clients include trustees, beneficiaries, real estate owners and developers, law firms, and various types of businesses. In addition to his work for clients, Gary serves as the firm’s Assistant General Counsel, advising the firm and its lawyers on matters of professionalism, loss prevention, and risk management.

As a probate and fiduciary litigator, Gary handles a range of family disputes, fiduciary duty claims, trust matters, partnership and limited liability company disputes, and other trust and estates matters. He carefully guides individuals and their families, identifying potential avenues for dispute resolution so that his clients may make the best possible decisions given their particular circumstances. Gary also counsels trustees concerning their duties and obligations in order to alleviate problems before they happen.

In his real estate practice, Gary advises and advocates for clients on a range of land use, entitlement, title, and leasing matters. His experience includes handling appeals of zoning and entitlement decisions in appellate courts, litigating cases in trial courts and administrative agencies, and advocating for clients before local boards.

Gary’s professional liability work involves defending lawyers and law firms, in addition to providing ethics advice. He is sought by legal industry professionals to handle high-stakes professional liability matters including legal malpractice, partnership disputes, and other liability concerns.

Across his entire practice, Gary is known for helping clients resolve their legal matters successfully and without undue expense. But when a case cannot be resolved by agreement, Gary is a strong trial lawyer with experience in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.


  • Lawdragon, Leading 500 Litigators in America, 2022-2024
  • Meritas Leadership Institute, Class of 2012-2013
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2014


  • Co-Chair, Litigation Section, Professional Liability Committee, Boston Bar Association (2014-2016)
  • Member, Boston Inn of Court (2011-2014)


  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia


  • Georgetown University Law Center  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2002)
  • Yale University  (B.A., 1997)