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Michael P. Connolly Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Boston
Email: mconnolly@murthalaw.com
Phone: 617-457-4078
Fax: 617-482-3868

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Education

  • New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • Boston College (B.A., 1993)

Michael P. Connolly


Michael Connolly is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. He represents owners and managers of family-owned businesses and closely-held businesses in connection with disputes between business owners under LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements; claims against directors and officers concerning company management and operations; and other internal disputes concerning business valuations, corporate distributions, and access to company information.

Michael also has an active business litigation practice. He represents businesses in commercial disputes involving contracts and trade practices, including business asset purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, financing and franchise agreements, disputes concerning trademarks, trade secrets, and other confidential business information, and land use and environmental matters.

Michael is also the Editor of Murtha Cullina's Family Business Perspectives Blog

Presentations:

  • Presented case study regarding Viacom, Inc. and Sumner Redstone succession and governance issues at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Spring Meeting, April 2016

  • ADR in Action: How Arbitration and Mediation Clauses Work on Paper and in Practice:  ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Presenter and Co-chair, April, 2016

  • Presented case study and led roundtable discussion on settlement agreements in family-owned business disputes at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Fall Meeting, November 2015

  • Presented case studies on avoiding and handling disputes between siblings in family businesses at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Annual Meeting, September 2015

  • Business Divorce from Prenup to Breakup, ABA Webinar, April 2015 and April 2014, Moderator and Presenter; also presented at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, August 2013
     
  • Presented case study on Durst Organization family business dispute at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Spring Meeting, April 2015
     
  • Small Client, Big Problems: Identifying Potential Criminal Issues and Preventing Them From Becoming Criminal Prosecutions, ABA Business Law Section Fall Meeting, Moderator, November, 2014
  • Presented case study on Rollins, Inc. family business dispute at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, at Fall Meeting, November, 2014
  • Presented case study on Market Basket, Inc. family business dispute at meeting of Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, at Annual Meeting, September, 2014

 

  • Family Firm Institute, New England Chapter, President 2014-2015 Term
  • American Bar Association
    - Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Chair of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee
    - Member of Business Divorce Subcommittee
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court
Overview

Michael Connolly is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. He represents owners and managers of family-owned businesses and closely-held businesses in connection with disputes between business owners under LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements; claims against directors and officers concerning company management and operations; and other internal disputes concerning business valuations, corporate distributions, and access to company information.

Michael also has an active business litigation practice. He represents businesses in commercial disputes involving contracts and trade practices, including business asset purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, financing and franchise agreements, disputes concerning trademarks, trade secrets, and other confidential business information, and land use and environmental matters.

Michael is also the Editor of Murtha Cullina's Family Business Perspectives Blog

Presentations:

  • Presented case study regarding Viacom, Inc. and Sumner Redstone succession and governance issues at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Spring Meeting, April 2016

  • ADR in Action: How Arbitration and Mediation Clauses Work on Paper and in Practice:  ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Presenter and Co-chair, April, 2016

  • Presented case study and led roundtable discussion on settlement agreements in family-owned business disputes at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Fall Meeting, November 2015

  • Presented case studies on avoiding and handling disputes between siblings in family businesses at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Annual Meeting, September 2015

  • Business Divorce from Prenup to Breakup, ABA Webinar, April 2015 and April 2014, Moderator and Presenter; also presented at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, August 2013
     
  • Presented case study on Durst Organization family business dispute at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Spring Meeting, April 2015
     
  • Small Client, Big Problems: Identifying Potential Criminal Issues and Preventing Them From Becoming Criminal Prosecutions, ABA Business Law Section Fall Meeting, Moderator, November, 2014
  • Presented case study on Rollins, Inc. family business dispute at meeting of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, at Fall Meeting, November, 2014
  • Presented case study on Market Basket, Inc. family business dispute at meeting of Family-Owned Business Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section's Middle Market and Small Business Committee, at Annual Meeting, September, 2014

 

Memberships
  • Family Firm Institute, New England Chapter, President 2014-2015 Term
  • American Bar Association
    - Middle Market and Small Business Committee, Chair of the Family-Owned Business Subcommittee
    - Member of Business Divorce Subcommittee
  • Boston Bar Association
Recognition
  • Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court
Publications
Articles
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Education
  • New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • Boston College (B.A., 1993)
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