• The Hoffman Companies
  • Financing and purchase of 60 Temple Place, Boston, MA
  • Advanced Engineered Products, Inc.
  • Asset sale to Curtiss Wright Flow Control Services Corporation
  • RKW SE
  • Purchase of capital stock of Danafilms from founder and ESOP

Business Counseling


Every business needs an attorney
Our corporate attorneys act as outside general counsel for many of our business clients, including clients with in-house legal capability.  We advise our clients on the diverse issues that arise as a result of doing business in today’s competitive, litigious and highly regulated business environment.  Most of our corporate clients treat their Posternak attorney as a trusted member of the senior management team, seeking advice on the broad range of contract, conflict resolution, employment, intellectual property and other matters that arise on a daily basis.  In order to provide the best service to our clients, we learn as much as we can about the people and operations that make their business unique –then apply this knowledge to our ongoing representation.  We view our clients’ questions as business questions, and apply our judgment and business acumen, as well as our years of legal expertise, to each matter.

When you need your attorney– now!
Senior managers constantly juggle customers, staff, opportunities, setbacks, proposals and the myriad other matters that make up their business, and when they want the input of their attorney – they want it now.  Executives expect and deserve the attention of a senior attorney who not only knows them and their business, but also has the legal knowledge and experience to provide timely and meaningful advice.  Our clients rely on having access to a senior corporate attorney who works on their schedule.  Our corporate attorneys field the questions, and draw upon the resources of the firm’s employment, litigation, tax, real estate, environmental and other practices as needed to serve a client’s needs.

We have spent decades counseling companies – each with its unique issues
Our corporate attorneys represent decades of experience advising businesses in a broad range of industries and in various stages of growth.  Our clients include manufacturing, service, technology, medical device, advertising, health care, retailing and other industry players.  While middle market companies comprise a substantial portion of the firm’s business clients, we represent a broad range of private and publicly held business entities, from venture capital funded start-up companies seeking rapid growth, to family-held businesses, to large public companies, to venture capitalists, banks and other lenders.  Large or small, each client is important to us.

Our scope is local, national and international
Our businesses clients operate in local, national and international markets, and so do we.  We regularly represent our clients in matters involving customers, business partners and opportunities crossing state and national borders and regularly work across the table from some of the biggest firms in the country. Further, through our membership in Mackrell International, a national and international association of law firms, we are able to quickly obtain legal advice and representation for our clients in most major cities and countries around the world.


Alyssa Aaskov

Associate617.973.6200 fax

Michael Andresino

Partner617.973.6113 fax

Frank Aronson

Partner617.973.6132 fax

David Barbash

Partner617.973.6298 fax

Richard Bickelman

Partner617.973.6178 fax

Gerald Billow

Partner617.973.6112 fax

Richard Blankstein

Senior Counsel617.973.6114 fax

Donald Bloch

Of Counsel617.973.6169 fax

Richard Breed, IV

Associate617.973.6125 fax 617.722.4992

Thomas Brennan

Partner617.973.6197 fax

Deborah Carlson

Partner617.973.6201 fax

Ira Deitsch

Managing Partner617.973.6224 fax

Bryce Donohue

Associate617.973.6187 fax 617.925.7596

Brian Gaudet

Partner617.973.6161 fax 617.722.4922

Clayton Gritz

Associate617.973.6205 fax 617.722.4987

Stewart Grossman

Partner617.973.6278 fax 857.930.4545

Lauren Jennings

Of Counsel617.973.6139 fax

Jeannette McLaughlin

Partner617.973.6108 fax 617.722.4961

Steven Meyer

Senior Counsel617.973.6203 fax

Barry Mintzer

Senior Counsel617.973.6199 fax

Rebecca Mutch

Partner617.973.6162 fax

Noel Posternak

Senior Counsel617.973.6100 fax

David Reier

Partner617.973.6145 fax

Ruselle Robinson

Of Counsel617.973.6286 fax

Michael Rubin

Partner617.973.6110 fax

David Saltiel

Senior Counsel617.973.6246 fax

Paul Schmid

Associate617.973.6121 fax 617.925.7601

Debra Scribner

Partner617.973.6115 fax

Donald Siegel

Partner617.973.6147 fax

Gary Smith

Partner617.973.6277 fax

Christopher Tsouros

Partner617.973.6141 fax

Sam Webb

Partner617.973.6151 fax


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John Hancock Parent Said to Consider IPO for Boston Company

The Boston Globe, David Barbash, July 14, 2017

The Trump Administration and Compensation: How the New Administration Seeks to Change the Rules

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Michael Andresino, June 14, 2017

DraftKings May Be Seeking More Cash

The Boston Globe, David Barbash, October 29, 2015

How Startup Entrepreneurs Can Save For Retirement (Seriously), Deborah Carlson, January 9, 2014

Twitter's IPO

WRKO, David Barbash, October 10, 2013

In Person: The Dealmaker

Banker & Tradesman, David Barbash, September 9, 2013

How To Turn Your Loved Ones Into Your Business Backers, David Barbash, August 23, 2013

Mass. Companies Get Strategic on Foreign Soil

Boston Business Journal, March 1, 2013

What's The Boston Globe Worth?

NECN, Michael Andresino, February 22, 2013

Lessons from Facebook's IPO, and other exit advice for 2013

Boston Business Journal, Startups & Venture Capital Blog, David Barbash, January 16, 2013

The Law of Natural Selection

Boston Business Journal, Lawrence Athan, Jr., January 11, 2013

Avis Buying Zipcar for $490m

NECN, January 2, 2013

US Economy 2013: If Fiscal Cliff Is Avoided, What About The Debt Ceiling?

International Business Times, Deborah Carlson, December 21, 2012

Firms Jump to Lock in Tax Rates

Providence Business Journal, Deborah Carlson, December 17, 2012

Corporate Law Brings Attorney View From Around the World

Boston Business Journal, December 7, 2012

David Barbash on the Key Factors for a Successful Start-Up

Technorati, David Barbash, November 13, 2012

Drafting Confidentiality Agreements in Business Contracts

National Business Institute, David Barbash, October 19, 2012

Five Questions With: Kevin O’Connell

Providence Business News, October 2, 2012

Advertising Your Private Placement

Michael Andresino, September 19, 2012 IPO Takes Off

NECN, July 20, 2012

Massachusetts Secretary of State probes Facebook

NECN, David Barbash, May 24, 2012

Investors Suing Facebook

WRKO, David Barbash, May 24, 2012

Five Questions With: David M. Barbash

Providence Business News, David Barbash, May 1, 2012

How to avoid making an adversary out of your VC

Boston Business Journal, Startups & Venture Capital Blog, David Barbash, April 25, 2012

Start-ups in Boston

WRKO, David Barbash, March 26, 2012

Section 409A Compliance is December 31, 2008

Deborah Carlson, November 5, 2008

Roundtable: Inbound US M&A

Financier Worldwide, Donald Siegel, September 1, 2008

Giving her a hand

Boston Business Journal, Lauren Jennings, July 1, 2007

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