James S. Singer, Esq.
An experienced litigator, Jim has assisted numerous clients with construction litigation, commercial collections, landlord/tenant issues, and general business disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Jim had a legal services background and was the supervising attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association and an associate at a small Boston law firm. Jim is a partner of the firm and is a member of the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
Jim’s successful representation of clients includes:
- Co-counseled a vigorously contested minority shareholder dispute involving a family and a nationally recognized restaurant chain.
- Obtaining a substantial settlement, after several days of trial, in a wrongful death action involving a retired woman with no dependants.
- Represented a franchisee in a claim of a wrongful termination involving the nation’s largest franchiser of the particular industry.
- Defense of an officer/director of a bank after an FDIC takeover.
- Obtained an award of multiple damages against an owner in favor of general contractor after successful jury verdict
- Successful in an multiple arbitration proceeding where sole issue was whether firm’s client had to pay $5 million to seller of real estate based on potential development of property.
When Jim is not practicing law, he enjoys playing basketball and jogging.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Employment Law
- Creditors’ Rights
- Construction Law
- Landlord / Tenant
- Massachusetts, 1978
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1979
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980
- Northeastern University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1978
- University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science, 1974
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Associations and Memberships
- Camp Avoda, Inc. (President, Board of Directors)
- Massachusetts Bar Association (Member)
Honors and Awards
- Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Boston Magazine, 2004 – 2013
- “Owners Should be Aware of Mechanic’s Lien Law”, Bay State Apartment Owner, 1999
- “Need for ‘Identification’ Under New Massachusetts Mechanic Lien Law”, GSR Newsletter, 1998
- A Layman’s Guide to Getting Paid: Legal Remedies Available to The Contractor”, Subcontractor and Material Supplier, April, 2007 Seminar Taught with Jim Rudolph, 2007