Who We Are
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.
Our team 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.
Where We Are
Our offices are located in Sharon, Massachusetts. Not downtown Boston. Our main investment is not in high-rent office space in the city, or panoramic views from our conference rooms, but in the people we rely on to serve our clients. Our lawyers have undergraduate or law degrees from top universities, and experience ranging from solo or small firm practice to practice at large law firms, as business and employment lawyers and estate planning lawyers. Our paralegals have many years of experience in firms of all sizes supporting litigation and estate planning matters. We take time every day to put all of these people in the same room to talk about the work we are doing for clients, so we can be sure to leverage our collective knowledge and experience for each client's benefit.
So, when you come to meet with us, you will not have a view of the Boston Harbor. You will be in the center of Sharon, Massachusetts, ranked a few years ago as the Number 1 small town in America, meeting with one or more members of a top-flight legal team who are proud to make solving your problem our top priority.