Valerie L. Pawson

Valerie L. Pawson

Attorney Contact Info:

Phone: 617.439.4990
Fax: 617.439.3987

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Professional Bio:

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Cum Laude

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1975
A.B., Bachelor of Arts

Valerie Pawson's background, education, and experience provide her business clients with a unique perspective and knowledge-base. Having owned and managed her own business, Ms. Pawson knows from first-hand experience about the problems faced by other businesses. Trained as a trial attorney, she can effectively counsel clients who wish to prevent lawsuits. Her education includes a certification from Boston University Computer Career Programs in Networking Technologies. Her education and experience allow her to effectively represent clients as they adapt their business to today's new technology and changing environment.

Public Service:
Ms. Pawson served as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Eastern Region, from 1998 through 2002.

Practice Description:

Valerie Pawson has been general counsel to clients in fields as diverse as agriculture, aquaculture, computers, construction, distributors, graphic arts, high-tech, law, libraries, licensing, manufacturing, marinas, medicine, movies, music, publishing, real estate development, restaurants/bars, retail, venture capital and travel. Her practice, from sophisticated multi-million dollar acquisitions and mergers to the daily problems faced by today's companies, requires her to be involved in all aspects of a client's business. This includes purchases, sales, leasing, financing, personnel, securities offerings, licensing, import/export and proprietary rights.

Areas of Practice:

Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Banking & Finance Law
Executive Compensation
Employment Law
Real Estate Law

Representative Clients:

Family owned businesses
Start up entities
Small and middle-market privately owned entities

Representative Cases:

City of Revere v. Massachusetts General Hospital, 463 U.S. 239 (1983), reversing decision at 385 Mass. 772 (1982);
Warden v. McLelland, 288 F. 3d 105 (3rd Cir. 2002);
U.S. ex rel Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community v. Pan American Management Co., 789 F. 2d 632 (8th Cir. 1986);
RGJ Associates, Inc. v. Stainsafe, Inc., 338 F. Supp 2d 215 (D. Mass. 2004);
Caswell v. License Commission for the City of Brockton, 387 Mass. 864 (1983);
Leader v. Newman, 29 Mass. App. Ct. 1110 (1990);
Farrugia v. McConnell, 14 Mass. App. Ct. 720 (1982);
Wilfret v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Arlington, 13 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (1982).

Valerie Pawson is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Valerie Pawson is AV rated by Matindale-Hubbell in 2017