1948 – 2023

Prince Lobel Tye mourns the loss of Elliot D. Lobel, one of the firm’s founding partners and a cherished colleague and friend.

Elliot will be remembered by his colleagues as a leader and zealous advocate. Even after his retirement from the firm, Elliot cheered on the firm’s successes and always showed his appreciation to the lawyers who helped grow its reputation. He was proud to be a founding partner of Prince Lobel Tye, and lawyers at the firm who worked with Elliot were equally proud of Elliot, his skill as a lawyer, and his many achievements on behalf, and outside of the firm.

Elliot D. Lobel had more than 35 years of experience litigating in federal and state courts. His trial practice included both civil and criminal court matters and extended to representing clients before both state and federal administrative agencies.

A former assistant United States attorney and Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney, Elliot had a wealth of trial experience in Massachusetts state and federal courts. At the United States Attorney’s Office, he prosecuted a broad spectrum of criminal matters but focused primarily on tax and sophisticated fraud cases.

In private practice, Elliot represented principals of publicly traded corporations charged with various breaches of duty, misrepresentation, and related matters. He served as counsel to individuals involved in various joint investigations (including accompanying parallel proceedings); Department of Justice, SEC, tax, and FDA investigations; and investigations into allegations of conspiracies regarding exercising undue influence with elected officials. Elliot spearheaded internal corporate investigations at the request of outside directors, has been involved in private SEC investigations, and served in a similar capacity on behalf of closely held corporations. His experience as a prosecutor informed his defense work on behalf of those charged with a wide range of white-collar crimes.

Elliot had a strong passion for education. Drawing on considerable advocacy experience, he taught in various trial advocacy programs, sharing his knowledge by instructing courses at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the United States Department of Justice, Harvard Law School, Suffolk University, and other law schools. He was an instructor in the Experimental College at Tufts University where he taught innovative courses including “The Merging of the Theater and the Courts.”

At the request of the Supreme Judicial Court, he served as special counsel to the Committee on Professional Responsibility for Clerks of Court. Elliot was a member of the strategic planning board of Justice Bridge of Massachusetts, as well as a member of the Board of Advocates of the Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. He was recognized in Woodward/White Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America.

Elliot received his LL.M. Taxation from Boston University in 1977, his J.D. from New York University Law School in 1973, and his B.A. from Tufts University in 1970.

Education

  • Boston University, LL.M., Taxation, 1977
  • New York University Law School, J.D., 1973
  • Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit