Areas of Practice

Business Torts

For more than 20 years, Mr. Gordon has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in areas involving business disputes. The areas litigated by the firm include securities fraud litigation and investigation, intellectual property, construction, land development, consumer protection and fraud. Mr. Gordon and the firm count among its current clients represented private lenders, condominium boards, land developers, entrepreneurs, and others. Gordon Law Office has brought or defended suit against some of the largest corporations in the country, and internationally, including suits filed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, and Massachusetts’ Secretary of the Commonwealth and Department of Revenue.

Covenants Not to Compete

In the current economy, downsizing has become an easy fix for businesses facing financial pressures. Workers who have been employed their entire lives are experiencing life on the unemployment lines for the first time in their lives. Other times, employees find the company that hired them has changed its focus, or hired a new boss or co-worker, causing the employee to consider resignation. These matters are complicated even more when an employee has signed an employment agreement including a Covenant Not to Compete. Covenants Not to Compete are enforceable, in Massachusetts, to the extent they are necessary to protect the good will of the employer and are limited in time and geography. These are technical terms. The area of law involving these contracts is quickly changing in Massachusetts, and enforcement of the covenant is highly interpretive, subjective and narrow. We have particular experience in these areas and are willing to sit down and consult with you if you are in a situation involving a covenant.

Employment Discrimination/Sexual Harassment

Employees have a right to work without fear of workplace harassment or discrimination. This right is protected by Massachusetts law, G.L. 151B, as well as the laws of the federal government, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unfortunately, employers and supervisors often ignore the rights of their workers, leaving them feeling frustrated, marginalized and ignored. Often times when they complain they find themselves out of work. If you believe you have been singled out and treated differently on the basis of your age, race, religion, national origin or physical limitations, you may have rights and should contact a lawyer. If you have been forced to work in an atmosphere that includes sexually or racially degrading conduct or communication, you may be able to assert your rights to have this stop. You have a right to work without hostility in the workplace and you have a right to insist upon it.