Civil Litigation including Commercial Collections
While our goal is to resolve disputes quickly, amicably and without great expense to our clients, the attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have experience representing businesses and individuals alike in legal matters that can only be resolved through the court system and through arbitration. We vigorously represent our clients in an aggressive, yet cost-efficient manner. The attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have experience trying cases and arguing substantive motions in the Massachusetts District and Superior Courts, as well as in Federal District Courts.Our firm has experience in the following areas:
- Business Litigation/Contract Disputes
- Commercial Collections
- Consumer Protection/Unfair or Deceptive Business Practices
- Employment Law and Litigation
- Landlord – Tenant Law
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Real Estate Litigation
Business Litigation/Contract Disputes. Our firm represents business clients in matters arising from contractual disputes, commercial collections, insurance coverage, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial libel and slander, interference with contract, and fraud.
Commercial Collections. Scafidi Juliano, LLP is not a collection agency. All accounts are handled directly by experienced attorneys, pursuant to specifically-tailored collection strategies which are communicated in advance and consistently followed. We understand that decisive action is often the most successful method of collecting payment and therefore pride ourselves on being able to commence the formal legal process without delay. Often, we file suit and appear in court on motions for prejudgment relief within hours of referral.
Consumer Protection/Unfair or Deceptive Business Practices. Massachusetts has specific laws under M.G.L. 93A to protect individuals and businesses from a company’s unfair or deceptive business practices. Our attorneys have experience handling this type of litigation on both the trial and appellate level. If your business has received a letter citing 93A, contact us quickly. Mishandling the issue – even at an early stage – could result in you paying up to three times the amount the case is worth in addition to paying the other side’s attorney’s fees.
Similarly, M.G.L. 176D provides protection when an insurance company will not settle for a reasonable amount. Don’t let an insurance company pressure you into settling for pennies on the dollar. Contact our firm to ensure that your offer is fair and that you’re compensated appropriately for your loss.
Employment Employment Law and Litigation. Our firm represents employers and employees alike in matters such as: wrongful termination; gender, national origin, sexual orientation or race discrimination claims (including matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination); wage and overtime law violations; and covenants not to compete.
Real Estate Litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing homeowners and builders/developers in litigation concerning the purchase, sale and management of both residential and commercial properties. In addition, the firm also represents clients in matters arising out of zoning, title and land use issues.
Landlord-Tenant Law. Landlord-Tenant Law. We have several attorneys with extensive experience representing small and mid-sized landlords and property management companies in District and Housing Courts all over Massachusetts. The firm represents both residential and commercial clients in this area of the law, and we make a strong effort to keep costs as low as possible for our landlords/property management companies.
Motor Vehicle Accidents. Most motor vehicles accidents are resolved with the insurance company without issue. However, if the insurance company is denying you coverage or not covering all of your injuries, contact our firm immediately. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling motor vehicle accident litigation and will work hard to ensure that the insurance company pays you what you’re due.
Premises Liability. Our attorneys are experienced in litigating cases where people have been injured on someone else’s property.Examples include:
- slip and fall injuries
- inadequate property maintenance
- snow and ice accidents
- inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
- swimming pool injuries
- a child injured while trespassing
Real Estate Litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing homeowners and builders/developers in litigation concerning the purchase, sale and management of both residential and commercial properties. Scafidi Juliano, LLP also represents clients in matters arising out of zoning, title and land use issues.In addition to our litigation/trial work, the firm regularly represents clients with appellate matters.