."Emily, a chief partner, and the two other lawyers who worked on my case were extremely competent and approachable. They were responsive to inquiries and they thoughtfully explained, as needed, complex legal terms. I was very well represented at each stage of a protracted legal case against a major national firm." Brian R
"It was a pleasure working with Emily Smith-Lee on a business matter. She willingly shares her expertise and always listens to her clients' concerns. Emily's caring demeanor puts people at ease immediately. The outcome of my experience was quite favorable. I would highly recommend them." Camille B.
"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 B.
"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." Smita N.
"Previously, I spoke with a couple other lawyers and I did not feel comfortable with their approach prior to calling Emily. Jenna did an excellent job in assessing what I wanted to accomplish and completed my will, trust and other documents in a very short time. I am so happy I made the right choice in choosing slnlaw as my estate team." Evelyn W.
"Long overdue public words of gratitude for Emily and her associates' work on my behalf. They were so very respectful of me during an emotionally and financially ridden time- and that mattered more than the positive result. May all clients have such advocates on their sides!" Donna B.
"Emily Smith-Lee handled my age discrimination case against my former employer. She was thorough and professional throughout the whole legal process. Due to her knowledge and efforts we came to an out of court financial settlement with a victory. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone as an extremely competent attorney." Mark B.
"Emily helped our LLC in crafting an international sales agency agreement. She took the time to listen and learn about our business as well as ask about our short and long terms goals. She has a deep understanding of business contract law and was able to explain things to us clearly without being overly legalese. We would recommend SLN Law without hesitation!" Michael M.
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Meet Our Legal Team
Our attorneys have a wide variety of experiences, including large law firm and public service experience, and experience working with small businesses. 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.
We make time every day to meet briefly and discuss our open matters, to ensure that all of our collective experience and knowledge can be called upon to help get our clients the best results possible. So while your matter may be assigned to any one of our lawyers, you can rest assured that you will benefit from the wisdom and input of all of our team.
Emily is the founder of slnlaw LLC, and has been practicing law for 20 years. Prior to going out on her own in 2009, she was a partner at the international law firm McDermott, Will & Emery. Emily focuses her practice on business and employment law, helping small businesses and individual employees resolve disputes, enforce their legal rights, and manage risk proactively. Emily has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for each of the last five years, and wrote the book "Rules of the Road-What You Need to Know About Employment Laws in Massachusetts." She was also recently honored as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's 2018 Lawyers of the Year, for her work in achieving a precedent-setting victory at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that significantly broadened the rights of consumers injured by generic pharmaceutical products.
Jenna is a 2013 cum laude graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, with a Tax Law Concentration, and earned her LLM in taxation from the Boston University School of Law in 2015. Jenna leads the slnlaw estate planning practice, and wrote the book "The Road to Peace of Mind- What You Need to Know About Estate Planning." Jenna is also a member of the firm's business and employment law practice, and has helped clients with classification as independent contractors, breach of employment contracts, employment discrimination, and more. Jenna was named a Rising Start in 2019 by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
Rebecca is a 2007 graduate of Boston College Law School. She joined us in 2012, after working as an intellectual property litigation attorney for Fish & Richardson in Boston, Massachusetts, and clerking for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Rebecca concentrates in business and employment law. At slnlaw, Rebecca has handled business and employment litigation, drafted and argued successful appeals in the Massachusetts courts, and represented both individuals and business owners in claims involving employment discrimination, overtime compensation and other wage and hour issues, and business disputes.
Rebecca ("Becka") Royer
Becka is a 2014 graduate of New England School of Law. She joined us in 2020, after working for a small civil litigation firm in Boston then running her own practice helping clients with family law and civil appeals.
At slnlaw, Becka handles employment and business litigation and helps clients with claims involving wage and hour issues, employment discrimination, contact disputes, and more.
Our Support Team
Our support team is a critical part of slnlaw's success, your client experience, and the results we can obtain for you.
Michelle Cabral: Michelle is our senior paralegal, and has over twenty years experience at law firms large and small. Michelle supports our attorneys with critical aspects of case management like discovery, document management, and case tracking.
Elissa Miller: Elissa is our senior consultant, and is responsible for meeting with all prospective clients at the initial consultation to help determine their options and how we can help them. Elissa also helps facilitate communication between new clients and the attorney assigned to their case, to make sure there is a smooth transition of information, and the attorney has everything he or she needs to best serve you.
Nicole Burch: Nicole is our intake specialist and receptionist. She may be the first person you speak with when you call our firm, and she will be the one to set up your initial consultation, greet you when you arrive, and help make sure the consultation process goes smoothly.
Aletheia Ordway: Aletheia is our legal assistant, and also helps with initial intake and follow up calls. Aletheia plays a key role in staying in touch with clients throughout their matter, and providing administrative support to the attorneys so they can focus on the key legal problems they need to solve for you.
We are all here to help you- if you are not sure who on our team to reach out to with a question, just give us a call and we will help you figure it out.