TIMOTHY J. PERRY

Partner

Timothy J. Perry, a founding partner of PERRY KRUMSIEK LLP, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1990, where he also earned four varsity letters and quarterbacked the varsity football team. Mr. Perry was named a 1990 Harvard University Winthrop Scholar for academic and athletic excellence. Mr. Perry received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1995.


Mr. Perry has conducted many jury and bench trials at all levels of the state and federal Court systems as well as arbitrations before the NASD, FINRA and the American Arbitration Association. He has represented clients in federal district courts in Massachusetts and several other judicial districts. Mr. Perry has successfully briefed and argued several cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Mr. Perry is a trial attorney and focuses his practice on complex corporate and personal litigation, including shareholder disputes and derivative actions, intellectual property rights, contract and employment disputes, restrictive employment covenants, products and premises liability, and wrongful death. In resolving these complex matters, Mr. Perry utilizes his unique legal experiences, including having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in such matters. 


AV Peer Review Rated


Since 2006, Mr. Perry has been awarded Martindale Hubbell’s highest attorney rating – the prestigious AV peer review rating.  Martindale Hubbell’s rating system reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary in order to evaluate a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics. The AV rating is the highest rating an attorney can attain. Martindale describes the rating as follows:  “An AV rating is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”


William J. LeDoux Award Recipient


In 2014, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis X. Spina presented the Clients’ Security Board’s William J. LeDoux Award to Attorney Perry. “The William J. LeDoux Award recognizes an attorney's extraordinary pro bono commitment to protect clients who have been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous attorney,” Justice Spina said. “Attorney Perry demonstrated exceptional legal skills and an understanding of the Board’s purpose, which the Supreme Judicial Court established in 1974 to help restore clients’ faith in the legal profession,” said Karen D. O'Toole, Esq., assistant board counsel to the Clients' Security Board.

        

    

Reported Cases


Business Litigation

O'Connor v. Kadrmas et al., Mass. App. Ct. No. 18-P-177, 178 (2019), reversal of adverse superior court decision on shareholder freeze-out and Massachusetts Wage Act claims.

BG Strategic Advisors, Inc. v. Gemini Investors, Inc., 74 Mass. App. Ct. 1120 (2009) (Unpublished), commercial contract dispute argued both in Superior Court and at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. 

Shammas v. Acclinet Corporation et al., 2009 Mass.App. Unpub. Lexis 603 (Mass.App. Ct. July 10, 2009) (Unpublished), successful defense of a $12 million lawsuit brought by a corporation and business trust against former employees and shareholders. 

Gav-Stra Donuts, Inc. v. Dunkin’ Donuts, Gavriel et al., 450 Mass.1109 (2007) and Gav-Stra Donuts, Inc. v. Dunkin’ Donuts, Gavriel et al., 70 Mass. App. Ct. 1114 (2007), shareholder dispute involving a Dunkin’ Donut franchise. 

Pietryka v. Humphrey et al, (2008WL1851045) (Mass. Land Court 2008) (Unpublished/Reported only on Westlaw), claims relating to real property rights. 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. et al. v. First Trident Construction Corp. et al., 2005 WL 2461972 (Mass. Super. 2005) (Unpublished/Reported only on Westlaw), claims relating to the determination of liability of a corporate officer for debts of a business trust. 

Micro Signal Research, Inc. v. Otus et al., 417 F.3d 28 (1st Cir 2005), a Massachusetts corporation’s claims involving an internet scam operated out of California. 

Coakley Landfill Group v. IT Corporation, 116 F. Supp. 2d 244 (D.N.H. 2002), disputes between the subject corporations involving the building of a multi-million dollar landfill project in New Hampshire. 

Haggard v. Capital One Financial Corporation, 201 F.3d 427 (Table/Unpublished Disposition), 1999 WL 1319003 (1stCir. 1999), defense of Capital One in claims under the Fair Credit Billing Act in both federal district court and the federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  


Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright, and Patent Litigation

Gronk Nation, LLC v. Sully's Tees, LLC, 37 F.Supp.3d 495 (D. Mass. 2014), trademark dispute involving t-shirt maker’s unauthorized use of professional football player’s name and number.

Genesis Strategies, Inc. v. Pitney Bowes, Inc., 50 F.Supp.3d 59 (D. Mass. 2014), dispute involving the design patent rights by an inventor and a large corporation. 

Alsa Corp. v. PPG Indus., Inc., 19 F.Supp.3d 335 (D. Mass. 2014), dispute involving the design patent rights by an inventor and a large corporation.

Kenney v. Warner Bros. Entm't Inc., 984 F.Supp.2d 9 (D. Mass. 2013), copyright dispute involving rights to the screenplay of a major motion picture.

CCBN.COM v. C-CALL.COM, 73 F. Supp.2d 106 (D. Mass.1999), disputes regarding the ownership interests in a domain name and service mark of an on-line stock market information and financial services investment company.


Civil Rights Claims

Bates v. Kender et al., 537 F. Supp.2d 281 (D. Mass.2008), claims relating to violation of constitutional civil rights and excessive use of force. 

LeGrice v. Harrington et al., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88016 (D. Mass. 2010), federal civil rights claims by police sergeant against the Police Chief and former Mayor of the City of Brockton. 


Wrongful Death, Products Liability, and Complex Damages Suits

Courtemanche v. Beijing Restaurant et al., 490 F. Supp.2d 107 (D. Mass. 2007), dram shop, premises liability and wrongful death claims.

Harden Manufacturing Corp. et al. v. Pfizer, Inc. et al., 433 F. Supp.2d 172 (D. Mass. 2006), product liability claims stemming from the promotion, sale, and use of the drug Neurontin.

Bjorgolffson v. Destination Boston Hotel, Inc. et al, 21 Mass.L. Rptr. 419, 2006 WL 2623925 (Mass. Super. 2006), dram shop, negligent security, and premises liability claims involving a rape victim against a hotel and bar. 

Rooney v. Walt Disney World Co., 2003 WL 22937728 (D. Mass. November 25 2003) (Unpublished/Reported only on Westlaw), premises liability and negligence claims versus one of Disney’s Orlando properties.

Humphey v. Pietryka, 25 Mass. L. Rep. 169 (Mass.Super. Ct.2009), successful motion under G.L. c. 231, Sec. 59H in gaining attorney’s fees and costs for the client after extensive litigation. 

Kingsborough v. Sprint Communications L.P., et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 83435 (D. Mass. Sept. 10, 2009), class action arising out of the installation of fiber optic cable on railroad rights of way by four of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies. 

Spinnato v. Goldman, 67 F. Supp. 3d 457 (D. Mass. 2014), claims for damages against the attorney for the executor of an Estate.

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