with H.E. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope this letter finds you and your
and that you had a pleasant summer.
Over the past six months we have been
working on a
number of interesting cases in which we have had some significant
successes on behalf of our clients, and which I thought you might be
interested in knowing about.
Recently, we were asked to
work as local
counsel together with an out of state law firm in a very substantial
case of corporate mismanagement and aiding and abetting on behalf of a
bankruptcy case trustee. We provided advice as to the
of Massachusetts law, which helped to facilitate a substantial
settlement without the necessity of filing a complaint at
There is a confidentiality agreement, which prevents us from sharing
any further details about that case. We have been asked to
with a large New York law firm in a second, related matter, which is
Over the past several years we
involved in a number of litigation matters representing real estate
developers. Most recently, we have represented a joint
junior partner in a dispute over control of the real estate portfolio
with its larger, publicly-traded partner. The matter has just
started, but we were successful on a key preliminary motion early on,
which was essential to set the process on an even keel going forward.
In a recent discrimination
case, we obtained a
sizeable settlement for two clients who alleged sexual harassment by a
senior executive of the company for whom they worked. It was
very satisfactory resolution, accomplished through early preparation
and mediation. There is a confidentiality agreement, which
prevents us from disclosing any details about the settlement.
In the hotly contested divorce case
referred to in
my last letter, we received a very positive decision from the Court
denying alimony or any other relief to the wife. The wife was
judge, which made the case particularly challenging. In any
event, the matter is now over and our client is not burdened by any
alimony obligations. In addition, he was awarded certain
contested antiques which the wife had removed from the family home.
In a private aircraft contract dispute,
Florida co-counsel in reaching a modest settlement of a large claim
brought against our client. He was one of several defendants
named in the court action here. Once again, this was
early in the proceedings, before our client was even required to file a
formal answer to the plaintiff’s complaint, and for far less
the anticipated costs of protracted litigation.
This past May, Friends of
its Julius Adams Stratton Prize to venture capital pioneer and
entrepreneur, John A. Shane, in recognition for his activities on
behalf of nonprofit charitable organizations and companies here in
Massachusetts, as well as in Switzerland. Recently I had the
honor of being introduced to the Head of the Swiss Federal Department
of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Micheline Calmy-Rey, who addressed a gathering
organized jointly by the Swiss Consulate in Cambridge, Swissnex, and
the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
are photographs of these events.
As you can see, we continue to be
involved in some
very interesting matters which have been very successful for our
clients and our firm. We continue to practice in a wide
of legal areas, including trials and appeals, general business and
commercial law, real estate issues, employment, discrimination, divorce
and university/school law.
If you have any questions about these
about any legal matters where we can be of assistance to you or someone
you know, please do not hesitate to call me. Or, if we can be
help in referring you to an attorney, for example in another state or
in an area in which we do not practice, we would be happy to help find
someone to assist you.
In January 2009, our firm will be
25th anniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been
25 years since we first opened our doors as the Law Offices of Marc
Redlich, and that I have been practicing law almost 37 years.
While our anniversary is still a few months off, there is no time like
the present to thank each and every one of our clients, past and
present, and our colleagues who have referred cases to us and with whom
we have worked collaboratively on matters over these past two and a
half decades. Last but not least, we would like to thank our
bright, dedicated and creative staff, and our friends and family, who
have helped us to reach this important and successful
It has been, and continues to be, a great pleasure and privilege to
work with you.