Emily Smith-Lee: Business and Employment Lawyer
Attorney Emily Smith-Lee specializes in business and employment law.
Professional Background and Experience
Emily Smith-Lee has more than twenty years experience as a business and employment lawyer and litigator, including small business litigation, employment and consumer disputes, contract review and general business law advice. She was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where she handled business litigation, contract and trade secret and non compete claims.
In 2009, she started her own law firm, which became slnlaw llc in 2016. Since starting her own business, Emily has represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and labor and employment law. She has helped employees invalidate or re-negotiate their non compete agreements, obtained settlements for dozens of employees in overtime, wage and hour, employment discrimination, and independent contractor misclassification lawsuits, and favorably resolved numerous business disputes. Emily also helps small businesses with preventative legal advice on employment and contract issues, and negotiation and drafting of key business contracts, including vendor agreements and acquisition agreements.
Awards and Recognition
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year, 2018
Massachusetts Superlawyers list, 2013-present
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 2016-present
Attorney Magazine Legal Excellence Award for Literary Distinction
Attorney Smith-Lee graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1993, and from Boston College Law School, summa cum laude, in 1996.
Other Interests and Activities
Emily lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, where she serves on the advisory board of The Law, Your Money and You, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving financial and legal literacy in the community. She served for eight years as a member of the Sharon, Massachusetts School Committee, and currently serves as Selectman for the Town of Sharon.
Publications and Interviews
In addition to her book "Rules of the Road- What You Need to Know About Employment Laws in Massachusetts," Emily frequently offers her time to educate the public about business law and employment law issues.