Richard A. Goren

1 State Street Suite 1500
Boston MA 02109
Tel: 617-933-9494
Facs: 617-933-9495
Mobile: 617-797-4529
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For the past twenty plus years as a trial lawyer, Richard has represented businesses, other attorneys, physicians, and high net worth individuals in a variety of complex litigation cases.

These cases include:

- Claw back fraudulent conveyance claim against a purchaser of a public company.

- As reported in the Boston Globe, and commented upon by National Public Radio and WGBH television in the case of Grocela v. Massachusetts General Hospital disputing a teaching hospital’s ownership of the intellectual capital and inventions of a surgeon with admitting privileges.  

- Unfair and deceptive practices by investment advisors.

- As reported in the Wall Street Journal, commented upon by National Public Radio and WCVB television and noted in the Congressional Record,the application of federal copyright law to native American tribal enterprises in the case of Bassett v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.

- Derivative shareholder claims contesting excessive compensation and corporate governance transactions such as void recapitalizations.

- Prosecuting and defending claims of unfair and deceptive business practices.

- Contract disputes.

- Will contests alleging undue influence often by trusted relatives and lack of testamentary capacity.

- Defamation and libel claims including against anonymous information content providers on the internet.

- As reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the case of Fleet National Bank v. Pirolli defense of guarantors of bank loans.

- As  commented upon in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the case of HRPT v. Macdonald, Levine et al, the post foreclosure enforceability of leases.

In six recent years, Richard has been named a “Super Lawyer” in business litigation in Massachusetts and for the past two years in New England.

While the caliber of our representation is comparable to the largest firms, our rates are considerably less.  For certain cases, we will consider flexible billing arrangements and partial contingent fee arrangements.

When circumstances warrant additional staffing needs, we draw on a network of skilled attorneys to work on a contract basis.

Clients are closely involved in their cases and are promptly informed of developments in their cases and their costs.

Richard earned a J.D. degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and an L.L.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law.  He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits.

He has expertise in native American tribal sovereignty. Richard has testified to the United States Senate, Committee on Indian Affairs and the Massachusetts Legislature on the sovereign immunity of native American Indian tribes and state gambling compacts.

Richard has had a hand in drafting proposed changes in the Massachusetts corporation statute.
Initially practicing as a tax and corporate attorney, Richard negotiated and documented mergers, acquisitions, and private placement investments.

As an entrepreneur, he syndicated private placement limited partnerships, as one of three principals developed a 19 story residential tower in downtown Boston, and developed a new concept for a fast food franchise business.

Richard believes his background gives his clients a value added perspective and often an edge in litigating and successfully resolving their disputes.