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Davis Malm is a premier full-service New England firm providing sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, regional, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of business sectors and legal matters. Since its founding in 1979, lawyers at Davis Malm have practiced at the top level of the profession delivering successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving.

Since 2011, the firm’s employment practice has been selected by Chambers USA for inclusion in its directory of recommended law firms and lawyers. Several attorneys have been also been recognized over the years as “Leaders in their Fields,” including, most recently, Gary Feldman, who is a shareholder in the employment law area, and Paul Feldman, who is a shareholder in real estate and environmental area. Chambers quoted Davis Malm clients as stating, “The teamwork that they demonstrate on a daily basis ensures that our matters are handled in a timely and efficient manner” and “always insightful and offers great counsel.”

Practice Areas and Groups

Davis Malm has seven core areas of practice: Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate and Environmental, Regulatory and Administrative Law, and Trusts and Estates.

The firm’s business lawyers are involved on a day-to-day basis in all matters, from international acquisitions for a NYSE-traded client to working with entrepreneurs in life sciences and technology who are licensing technologies from MIT, Harvard, and other centers of learning.

Davis Malm’s employment lawyers provide a broad range of services to employers of all sizes, including counseling on complex day-to-day issues and employment regulations and litigating discrimination and employment related disputes. The practice group also specializes in representing senior level executives in negotiating employment and separation agreements.

The firm’s intellectual property lawyers counsel companies and individuals in a wide range of industries and technology verticals on patent prosecution, obtaining and managing trademarks and copyrights, safeguarding trade secrets, negotiating and drafting licensing and joint venture agreements, preparing opinions, and enforcing and defending IP rights and assets through litigation.

Davis Malm’s litigators have extensive experience handling and resolving controversies of all sizes and complexity, from large and multifaceted litigation for major, publicly traded companies to “bet the company” litigation for smaller, privately held enterprises and individuals.
Since the firm’s inception, it has been a leader in real estate and environmental law, first in Massachusetts and New England and more recently nationally. We represent clients in all aspects of residential, commercial, and industrial acquisition, sale, financing, development, and leasing matters. We advise our clients on environmental laws and regulations in connection with real estate matters and have a strong record representing clients facing contamination issues, whether they are regulatory compliance or cost recovery and Superfund claims. We also often assist foreign nationals investing in U.S. real estate and provide information on the important tax aspects of investing in Massachusetts residential real estate.

Davis Malm’s regulatory and administrative law lawyers work with clients in regulated industries to ensure compliance and avoid or minimize sanctions in cases of alleged noncompliance. We also counsel clients in securing regulatory approvals and advocating in state and federal agency proceedings.

The firm’s Trusts and Estates lawyers assist clients to accomplish financial and charitable goals and to plan for the orderly disposition of assets. Of particular note is the firm’s experience in international estate planning and estate administration, advising both U.S. citizens living abroad and non-U.S. citizen residents with business or other assets in the U.S.

Representative Clients

Clients include Avery Dennison Corporation; The Bernardi Automotive Group; Clean Harbors, Inc.; Conroy Development Corporation; Eastern Bank; ESS Group, Inc.; F.W. Webb Company; Handa Pharmaceuticals, LLC; iMDsoft, Inc.; The Judge Group; Homeyer Consulting Services, Inc.; M&T Bank; Maggiore Construction Corporation; Massachusetts Development Finance Agency; Medicalis, Inc.; M&T Bank, N.A.; New England Certified Development Corporation; Northern Bank & Trust Company; Optikos Corporation; Rockland Trust; Striar Development Corporation; Transatlantic Investment Management, Inc.; United Personnel Services, Inc.; Wendy’s International, Inc.

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Firm Contacts
Paul L Feldman Paul L Feldman
Telephone: +1 617.589.3831
Facsimile: +1 617.305.3131

Practice Groups:
Business Law, Litigation, and Real Estate and Environmental areas

Sam A Mawn-Mahlau Sam A Mawn-Mahlau
Telephone: +1 617.589.3818
Facsimile: +1 617.305.3118

Practice Groups:
Business Law

Partners Practice Groups Telephone E-mail Address
Paul L Feldman Business Law, Litigation, and Real Estate and Environmental areas +1 617.589.3831
Sam A Mawn-Mahlau Business Law +1 617.589.3818
Amy Fracassini Real Estate +1 617.589.3862
Office Locations
Boston, Massachusetts (Main Location)
One Boston Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02108 USA
Telephone: +1 617.367.2500
Facsimile: +1 617.523.6215
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