To Clients, Business Partners, and Friends of Prince Lobel:
Over the course of 2019, we shared many of the highlights of a busy and productive year for our firm. As we look forward to a new decade with confidence, energy, and resolve, we’d like to thank you for your continued support, collaboration, and friendship. 2019 was a year of new heights for Prince Lobel.
The collective experience of our 90+ attorney-counselors helped us assist in some of the year’s most notable challenges on a wide range of issues. Our First Amendment lawyers represented a consortium of national and local media companies in securing the public release of court records regarding the role of Purdue Pharma in the nation’s opioid crisis. Our patent lawyers achieved significant litigation and licensing victories for our clients around the world.
Our corporate lawyers had their busiest year to date, culminating with the closing of a $100 million seller-side transaction in late December. We expect an even busier 2020 for our transactional team as seven attorneys from Chu, Ring & Hazel have joined our firm and will provide experienced legal counsel to high-growth and technology-based entrepreneurial clients in the areas of biotechnology, medical devices, cloud services, software, electronics and semiconductors, robotics, tax, and financial services.
Prince Lobel’s Employment Law Group took a leadership position in the bar to prepare employers for upcoming changes to Paid Family and Medical Leave requirements. Our Data Privacy and Security practice added new clients from both the for-profit (public and private companies) and not-for-profit sectors, advising on privacy compliance obligations and enforcement risk worldwide.
In the ever-evolving cannabis industry, we assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation, and permitting and site development. Further, we established a strategic partnership with Cohen Law of Portland, Maine, which will enable our firms to cross-service cannabis client matters in Maine.
Our litigators worked in and outside of court to skillfully represent businesses and individuals, often on “bet-the-company” matters. Our lawyers assisted clients across a wide array of industries, including real estate, telecommunications, and construction. Our individual client practices were busy throughout the year, protecting clients’ interests in family law matters and assisting in the creation and preservation of generational wealth through our estate planning and fiduciary services practices.
Fifteen of our attorneys were named to the U.S. News “Best Lawyers” list, and 35 were named to the “Super Lawyers” listing. Partner Bill Rogers was awarded “Boston Lawyer of the Year” for product liability defense litigation. Prince Lobel was named a “Best Law Firm” in both national and Boston-area tiers.
We were quoted and interviewed in venues and publications across the globe—in the London Evening Standard about Fenway Sports Group’s entry into international soccer, to Legal Tech News on data breach notification laws, to WBZ radio on the Mass Paid Family & Medical Leave Act, and WGBH TV on Deval Patrick’s presidential run.
Prince Lobel has served the greater Boston community since our founding in 1988. In 2019, we proudly established the Walter B. Prince Fellowship, which honors firm founder Walter Prince by underwriting the costs of a young lawyer to work in the Roxbury public defender’s office and to provide quality legal services to indigent clients. Suffolk Law graduate Jessie Carredano is the first Prince Fellow. In addition to the many leadership positions our attorneys hold in civic organizations, Partner Paige Scott Reed was elected President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. Further, we made charitable contributions and provided pro bono legal services to a variety of organizations, ranging from health focused, educational, recreational, emergency, and veterans and homeless organizations. The value of our contributions in 2019 exceeded $400,000.
On behalf of everyone at Prince Lobel, we thank our clients and business partners for the honor of helping you solve your business or personal legal matters. Our team of talented attorneys and staff will continue to work tirelessly every day to provide the best counsel possible to our clients.
Craig M. Tateronis