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, Chapter 40B affordable housing litigation, commercial lease defaults, 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, defending and challenging variances and special permits, historic preservation appeals, and litigation to determine compensation for takings.