We are a Massachusetts Law Firm Focused on Business Law, Employment Law and Estate Planning
"Emily is an incredible resource of knowledge on employment law. She helped guide us on how to structure our employee classifications and made adjustments to our consulting agreements so our business is better protected and positioned. She's both law-savvy and business minded - great asset to have when launching/growing a business."
Diana Bagas, Launch Web Marketing
"sln represented me in a complicated employment-related dispute. What could have been a prolonged nightmare for me was handled swiftly and skillfully, and with fairness and dignity....They are seasoned, super responsive and always follow through. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for legal advice."
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This practice was founded by attorney Emily Smith-Lee in 2009, after she had spent thirteen years as an associate and then a partner in the Boston office of a large international law firm. Since 2009, we have helped hundreds of people and small businesses navigate employment law problems, resolve employment and business disputes, and make sure their families are protected with wills, trusts, and other important estate planning documents.
Our knowledge of the law is one of the tools we bring to the table, but who we really are are problem solvers. We care about your goals and your priorities. You may have heard the saying that to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail...Well, we are litigators, and if need be we are happy to take your case to trial, but what is most important to us is recommending the best strategy to reach your goals.
Who We Are
Our team includes attorneys with large law firm experience, public service experience, experience working with small businesses on a wide variety of matters, an attorney with an advanced degree (LLM), and a former clerk to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Attorney and founder Emily Smith-Lee has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyer list every year since 2013, and was recently named a 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Our lead estate planning attorney Jenna Ordway has been recognized as a top estate planning attorney.
The attorneys are supported by a paralegal who helps manage the litigation process, two legal assistants who help with all aspects of the process, and a senior consultant who works with clients from the initial consultation through the life of their legal matters. All of these individuals- the attorneys and non-attorneys- meet daily to discuss our open matters, to make sure that we are using our combined expertise to its fullest, and that everyone on our team is connected to our clients and their matters.
Our is made up of people who could work anywhere, but choose to work here because we help real people with real problems every single day. We invite you to learn more about our attorneys by visiting our team page.
What We Do
Employment Law: We advise both businesses and individuals about Massachusetts and federal employment laws, and represent them as needed in litigation. Services for employees include severance review, review of non-compete agreements, assessment of legal claims and prosecution of wage and hour, harassment, and discrimination lawsuits. Services for businesses include employee policy review, compliance review, counseling on termination and discipline, and defense of employee lawsuits.
Business Law: In addition to providing advice on employment matters, we can help you set up your new business, review your agreements with vendors and customers, resolve or litigate business disputes, and much more. We also have cultivated a network of professionals that serve small businesses in areas outside of our practice, and have frequently served as a resource for our business clients even when we can't help them directly.
Estate Planning: We provide customized plans for individuals and families to help minimize your estate tax liability, protect and preserve your assets, and ensure that the people in your life are taken care of the way that you want.
We also have an extensive network of other professionals, some lawyers in other practice areas and others non-lawyer professionals who offer services that our clients frequently need. If the problem you need solved is not one that we handle, we are happy to provide a referral to someone we know you can trust.