News

  • Once again, each of the partners of the firm, Marjorie CookeBarbara GruenthalKevin Clancy, and Paula Bagger, has been named a “Super Lawyer.” Their selection, which places them among the top 5% of local lawyers based on professional achievement and peer recommendations, was announced in the October 2016 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine.  [October 2016]
  • Paula Bagger has received two leadership appointments within the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association: vice chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, which is the largest committee within the Litigation Section, and member of the Content Management Committee, which has oversight over all print and web publications of the ABA’s Litigation Section. [August 2016]
  • Each of the firm’s four partners, Marjorie Cooke, Barbara Gruenthal, Kevin Clancy, and Paula Bagger, has again been named a “Super Lawyer” in the October 2015 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine.  Attorneys are selected based on professional achievement and peer recommendations.  [October 2015]
  • After four years of litigation, the firm’s client, landlord of one of Boston premier office buildings, prevailed in an action to enforce the surrender provision of its lease with a major law-firm tenant. Marjorie Cooke and Paula Bagger tried the case before the Business Litigation Session of the Suffolk Superir Court. [September 2015]
  • The Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed a summary judgment entered in favor of CC&G’s client in a legal malpractice case.  The client, a national law firm, had represented the acquired corporation in an M&A transaction and was sued by its former shareholders, who alleged malpractice in the preparation of the transactional documents resulting in an indemnification claim by the acquiring entity against the former shareholders.  Marjorie Cooke and Barbara Gruenthal represented the law firm in the Superior Court and in the Appeals Court. (June 2015)
  • Marjorie Cooke and Kevin Clancy obtained a $3 million judgment for a Hong Kong couple who were defrauded by their educational consultant.  After several years of contentious civil litigation and following his conviction in United States District Court for wire fraud and other criminal offenses, the consultant agreed to entry of a civil judgment against him. The firm’s work was instrumental in ensuring that justice was achieved for the couple. (May 2015.) 
  • Governor Charlie Baker has announced Marjorie Cooke‘s appointment as a member of the Commonwealth’s Judicial Nominating Commission.  The JNC is a non-partisan, non-political commission composed of distinguished volunteers which screens applications for judicial and clerk-magistrate positions throughout the Commonwealth. (April 2015)
  • Paula Bagger participated in MCLE’s 14th Annual Business Litigation Conference 2015, speaking as a panelist on “Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Closely Held Owners’ Disputes.” (March 2015) 
  • Kevin Handly reviewed 2014 bank M&A activity and previewed 2015 in “Banks Across New England Joining Up,” appearing in the Jan.-Feb. 2015 issue of Banking New England. (January 2015)
  • Paula Bagger‘s article, “Ethical Issues Facing Corporate Counsel in Closely Held Business Disputes,” appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Commercial and Business Litigation. (January 2015)
  • Each of the firm’s partners, Marjorie Cooke, Barbara Gruenthal, Kevin Clancy, and Paula Bagger, has again been named a “Super Lawyer” in the October 2014 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine.  Attorneys are selected based on professional achievement and peer recommendations.  [October 2014]
  • Kevin Handly recently published an article in American Banker examining a failed mutual-to-stock bank conversion plan at Beverly Bank, “Main Street Fights Back Against Mutual Conversions.”  [August 2014] 
  • In “Minority Shareholder Threats to Subchapter S Elections,” appearing in the Winter 2014 issue of Commercial and Business Litigation, dedicated to “business family break-ups,” Paula Bagger reviews recent judicial responses to threats by minority shareholding interests to take actions which would destroy the subchapter S status of a close corporation.  [February 2014]   
  • Paula Bagger co-presented a program on the “e-discovery” amendments to the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure at a recent meeting of the Boston Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.  The amendments, which will take effect on January 1, 2014, include new provisions governing discovery of electronically stored information in the Commonwealth’s trial courts.  [December 2013]
  • Each of the firm’s partners, Marjorie Cooke, Barbara Gruenthal, Kevin Clancy, and Paula Bagger, was named a 2013 “Super Lawyer” in the October  2013 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine.  Attorneys are selected based on professional achievement and peer recommendations.  [October 2013] 
  • Kevin Clancy won a mandatory injunction in favor of a commercial landlord ordering specific performance of a former tenant’s obligation to transfer its liquor license to the landlord’s designee, following an evidentiary hearing in Superior Court. The tenant’s immediate interlocutory appeal to the Single Justice of the Appeals Court was denied.  Kevin previously obtained an order restraining the tenant, and its guarantor/chef, from transferring or encumbering assets, including its liquor license, pending resolution of remaining claims. [September 2013]
  • Kevin Handly was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.  Kevin has been recognized in the practice area of Banking and Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation.  [September 2013] 
  • The voters of Holliston, Massachusetts have elected Kevin Clancy to his sixth term as town  Moderator.  Elected for a three-year term, Kevin will continue to preside over the Holliston Town Meeting.  [June 2013]   
  • CC&G is pleased to announce that Kevin J. Handly has joined the firm Of Counsel.  With over 25 years’ experience in private law firm practice in Boston, Kevin advises financial institutions regarding federal and state financial regulations, mergers and acquisitions, investment and executive employment matters and represents financial institutions and their directors and officers before federal and state financial regulatory agencies.  [May 2013]    
  • The U.S. District Court denied class certification in an action brought against our client for fraud and breach of contract based on statements appearing on the client’s website concerning its product return policies.  Barbara Gruenthal briefed the class certification issue along with the client’s out-of-state counsel.  [April 2013]
  • CC&G partners Marjorie Cooke, Barbara Gruenthal, and Paula Bagger have been named “Top Women Lawyers in Massachusetts” (Boston Magazine, April 2013).  They were included as a result of their selection as Massachusetts “Super Lawyers,” a peer-ranked listing of the top 5% of the Commonwealth’s attorneys.  [April 2013]
  • Marjorie Cooke served as a judge at the AMTA Regional Mock Trial Tournament held at Yale University on February 23-24, 2013.  [February 2013]
  • “Predictive Coding Goes Mainstream,” by Paula Bagger, appears in the Winter 2013 issue of the ABA Litigation Section’s Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter.  The article reviews recent judicial decisions approving the use of predictive analytics as an e-discovery tool.  [February 2013]
  • Paula Bagger is co-author of Guide to Protecting and Litigating Trade Secrets, recently published by the ABA Section of Litigation.  [August 2012] 
  • The firm and each of its partners, Marjorie Cooke, Kevin W. Clancy, Barbara Gruenthal, and Paula M. Bagger, were included among “Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers,” as reported in the Boston Globe on May 5, 2012.  This list was created by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to identify “local lawyers who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.”  [May 2012]  
  • The Spring 2012 issue of the ABA Litigation Section’s Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter, co-edited by Paula Bagger, features articles on new developments in e-discovery.  [April 2012]  
  • CC&G welcomes new associate Brian J. Killoy.  Brian is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law.  As a third-year law student, Brian was selected to serve as a Director of the Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition, having won the “Best Brief” award in the previous year.  While in law school, Brian also completed an internship at the Massachusetts Securities Division.  He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.  [February 2012]   
  • The Business Litigation Session of the Suffolk Superior Court entered summary judgment dismissing a legal malpractice claim against our client brought by shareholders of a company it represented in a merger transaction.  Marjorie Cooke and Barbara Gruenthal briefed the summary judgment motion, which Barbara argued.   [October 2011]
  • The First Circuit affirmed a judgment in favor of our client, a law firm alleged to have received funds derived from and traceable to a constructive trust established in a prior class action.  The First Circuit ruled that the plaintiffs could not assert class claims based on class certification in a prior action and that a constructive trust established in the prior class action could not be used to claw back monies paid to the law firm prior to the imposition of the trust.  Marjorie Cooke and Barbara Gruenthal briefed the appeal.  [September 2011] 
  • The Middlesex Superior Court entered summary judgment in favor of our client—a commercial tenant—on all claims of its former landlord seeking close to five years of unpaid rent based on allegations that the tenant, which held over after the expiration of the lease term, had exercised a five-year lease extension option.  The summary judgment motion was briefed and argued by Barbara Gruenthal. [September 2011]