Edward J. Denn

Senior Associate
P (978) 475-7580

Construction

  • Represented a builder/developer during the application, appeal and negotiation processes required for approval of a multi-million dollar residential subdivision. Overcame opposition from neighbors alleging issues of conservation, drainage, protected species, vernal pools and wetlands.
  • Represented builders and buyers in various disputes over architecture, contract, design, deadline, material, specification and workmanship.
  • Represented builders in contract disputes over purchase of undeveloped building lots.
  • Represented buyers of a home which began to crack, settle and sink after purchase due to improper construction on a dumpsite.
  • Represented buyers of a home which flooded with wastewater due to installation of drainage and septic facilities in the water table.
  • Represented buyers of a home in a new subdivision after builder/developer failed to finish drainage facilities required by the subdivision plans.
  • Represented occupant of a condominium unit contaminated with asbestos dust from a remodeler's demolition of an adjacent unit.
  • Represented contractors and tradesmen in asserting and collecting numerous and substantial mechanic's and materialman's liens.

Commercial

  • Represented variety of local, national, and multi-national businesses in contract and major collection/payment disputes.
  • Represented out-of-state retailer of trucks and trailers accused of breaching contract and committing unfair and deceptive business practices during the sale of its product.
  • Represented national real estate brokerage in action to attach property and collect disputed commission.
  • Represented multi-national manufacturer sued as beneficiary of energy contracts entered into and then defaulted upon by the bankrupt Enron companies.

Discrimination

  • Represented white male employee in groundbreaking prosecution of a reverse discrimination claim against his employer, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • Represented 50-year-old male in the prosecution of an age discrimination claim against his former employer, a multi-million dollar multi-national manufacturing company.

Employment/Wages

  • Represented various employees asserting violations of federal and state acts requiring payment of weekly wages, payment of prevailing wages, and payment of overtime compensation.
  • Represented former corporate executive wrongfully sued for damages under the Massachusetts Weekly Wages Act.
  • Represented a former employee sued under a non-compete and non-disclosure clause in his employment contract.

Insurance

  • Represented clients in the collection of first and third-party insurance benefits under a variety of policies, including auto, disability, general, homeowners and life.

Intellectual Property and Technology

  • Represented an international developer and servicer of software products in defense and prosecution of actions involving contract, copyright, licensing, theft of trade secret, federal Wire Tap Act and other issues.

Landlord/Tenant

  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants of offices, warehouses, industrial buildings and shopping malls in damage, deposit, lease and other disputes.

Personal Injury

  • Represented a young passenger who suffered "scalping" injuries in a rollover auto accident on Route I-495 in Massachusetts.
  • Represented a young driver who suffered neck and spine injuries in a rollover auto accident caused by a police cruiser that ran red light.
  • Represented MIT-trained rocket scientist who suffered neck and spine injuries in a rollover auto accident on the upper deck of Route I-93.
  • Represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions involving obstetrical and surgical errors.
  • Represented plaintiffs and defendants in premises liability actions involving maintenance and care of real property.

Product Liability

  • Represented an overhead lineman in negligence and product liability actions against multi- billion dollar multi-national corporate users, servicers, manufacturers and distributors of electrical equipment which caused him burns and loss of limbs.
  • Represented tobacco distributors against a multi-billion dollar products liability action brought by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in an effort to recover Medicaid expenditures for alleged smoking-related illnesses.
  • Represented tobacco distributors against 50 multi-million dollar products liability actions brought by individual smokers seeking to recover damages for alleged smoking-related illnesses.

Real Estate

  • Represented buyers and sellers in numerous disputes over breach, enforcement, inducement, interpretation and misrepresentation in connection with commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements.
  • Represented landowners making special permit and zoning variance applications and appeals.