Matt Furman has more than a decade of experience handling business, employment, and real estate disputes for a wide variety of clients. He has tried cases to judges and juries and regularly appears in Massachusetts courts, including the Business Litigation Session of the Superior Court and the specialized Land Court. Matt has handled appellate matters before Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court, as well as the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Matt represents businesses and their owners in litigation related to contracts, business torts, corporate governance issues, unfair and 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 the defense of class actions.
Matt has extensively represented landowners in a wide variety of real estate conflicts. He has handled disputes related to title, boundaries, commercial lease defaults, deeds, easements, adverse possession and prescription, partitions, contracts, and other rights to purchase real estate, as well as claims to reform recorded instruments. Matt is regularly involved in litigation between landowners and the government, including zoning matters on behalf of applicants and abutters, the existence of public ways, historic commission appeals, and compensation for takings.