Terry Klein has represented clients in high stakes matters in federal and state trial courts in Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, and New York, in appellate matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits, and in the United States Supreme Court. Terry has also arbitrated cases in Massachusetts, New York, and California.
Terry’s broad experience includes litigating contract disputes, disputes among shareholders in closely held business entities, disputes arising from real estate transactions and construction projects, and employment matters. He has extensive experience counseling clients involved in high-profile, sensitive disagreements and helping to resolve them confidentially short of litigation.
Before founding the firm in 2005, Terry started his legal career as a litigator at Bingham McCutchen and then opened his own firm. He has extensive experience advising candidates for local, state, and national political offices and worked as a senior legislative aide in the United States House of Representatives before entering law school.
Terry is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, the First, Second and Third Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a trained mediator.
Represented the owner of an assisted living facility in a 19-day arbitration of construction claims and counterclaims in which the client prevailed on all major disputed issues.
Lead counsel in federal court trial in Massachusetts in which client subcontractor successfully defended against a general contractor’s unfair business practices claim under G.L. c. 93A. Later prevailed on appeal of underlying contract issue in TLT Construction, Inc. v. RI, Inc., 484 F.3d 130 (1st Cir. 2007).
Represented seating systems contractor in connection with disputes arising from installation at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas.
Represented clients, and reached resolution, in negotiations concerning disputed ownership interest in a prominent professional sports franchise.
Represented professional sports franchise in a variety of disputes with season ticket holders.
Prevailed on summary judgment motion in Suffolk Superior Court seeking dismissal of Massachusetts Wage Act claims brought by former chief executive against biotech company.
Secured dismissal of civil rights claims brought by employee in Middlesex Superior Court against employer arising from employee’s inflammatory Facebook postings.
Secured dismissal of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim brought in federal court in Massachusetts against prominent national debt reseller.
Secured dismissal (and prevailed on appeal in the First Circuit) of civil rights claim brought in federal court in Massachusetts against a software company that contracted with the Bureau of Prisons.
Secured voluntary dismissal of copyright action in federal court in Massachusetts after investigation revealed plaintiff had fabricated her claims.
Secured $500,000 contingent fee settlement in dispute between foreign client, domestic manufacturer, and manufacturer’s factoring company.
Represented certain shareholder defendants in fraudulent transfer case in federal court in Massachusetts arising from $300 million leveraged buyout transaction. The matter settled favorably before trial.
Represented clients, and assisted in securing a favorable settlement, in dispute among shareholders in a closely held limited liability company that developed a multi-unit condominium.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
“In post-‘Boerne’ landscape, super-legislature abides,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 1, 2013, with Christopher Hurld.
“The Young Tech Company's Introduction to the NLRA and Confidentiality,” Mass High Tech online, June 24, 2011, with Matthew T. Henshon.
Panelist, Boston Bar Association Lawyers in Transition Work Group, “Spotlighting Solo and Small Firm Practice: Entrepreneurial Private Practice Alternatives in a Changing Legal Market,” April 12, 2010.
“Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Try a Case in Federal Court (Or Anywhere),” Boston Bar Association, Making the Federal Case Course Materials, September 24, 2008.
Panelist, Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program “Making the Federal Case: Winning Strategies for Trying a Federal Case to a Jury,” September 24, 2008.
“Spark’s Wake: Let’s Review Noncompetes, but Carefully” Mass High Tech, December 2007, with Matthew T. Henshon.
Panelist at Harvard Law School program on transition from law school to practice, Spring 2003.
Guest lecturer on media law for Emerson College graduate and undergraduate publishing courses, Spring 2002.
University of Michigan, A.B. 1995 in Political Science with high honors and highest distinction. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
University of California -- Berkeley (Boalt Hall), J.D. 2001
Harvard Law School -- Visiting Student during 2000-2001