Valerie L. Pawson
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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.
Ms. Pawson served as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Eastern Region, from 1998 through 2002.
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:
Family owned businesses
Start up entities
Small and middle-market privately owned entities
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