Matthew S. Furman


Matthew S. Furman concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, including business, employment, and real estate disputes.  Matt regularly appears in trial courts throughout Massachusetts, including the Business Litigation Session and specialized Land Court.  He also advocates for clients in appellate matters before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court, as well as the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Matt's litigation practice includes representing clients in arbitrations and mediations. 

Matt represents businesses and their owners in pursuing and defending claims related to contracts, business torts, corporate governance issues, unfair or deceptive trade practices, and the rights of shareholders, partners and joint venturers.  On behalf of employers, he has enforced non-competition agreements, defended wrongful termination claims, and handled wage and hour matters that include defending class actions.

Land owners in a wide variety of real estate conflicts rely on Matt's counsel.  He assists clients in boundary disputes, commercial lease defaults, disputes involving contracts and other rights to purchase real estate, easement litigation, adverse possession and prescription claims, partition proceedings, as well as claims involving the enforcement, interpretation, and reformation of recorded instruments.  Matt also handles disputes between landowners and the government, including zoning matters on behalf of applicants and abutters, public ways, historic preservation appeals, and litigation to determine compensation for takings.

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  • Background
    • Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C., (2010-2017)
    • Judicial Intern, Worcester County Superior Court (2008)
  • Professional Activities
    • Real Estate Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section and New Lawyers Section
    • Boston Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member of Business Law Section Council (2010-2013)
  • Publications / Lectures
    • "Claims to reform don’t necessarily accrue on recording," REBA News, September 2020
    • Presenter, Litigating Employment Cases: Recent Trends and Rule Changes, Boston Bar Association, June 2019
    • MCLE Presenter, General and Affinity Bar Associations Panel as part of Practicing and Professionalism Program (2018)
    • "Even after 'Taylor,' difficult litigation will persist," REBA News, September 2017
    • "Chapter 93A's Hannon Right Becomes the Latest Casualty of Arbitration Supremacy," Massachusetts Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 3 (April 2015)
    • "How Chapter 93A Consumers Lost Their Day in Court: One Legislative Option to Level the Playing Field," Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Vol 15 (May 2010)
    • Presentation, "An Overview of Chapter 93A," Bentley University, Consumer Law (2013)
    • Co-Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association's Lifecycle of a Business Series (2011-2013)
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Named by Super Lawyers to Massachusetts Rising Stars for Business Litigation (2012, 2019-2020)
  • Civic & Charitable Involvement
    • Friends of Hebrew SeniorLife, Board of Directors (2012-2016)
    • Syracuse University Alumni Club of Boston
    • Trustee, 14-unit condominium association
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