Stephen M. Perry is a business litigator practicing primarily in Casner & Edwards’ Litigation, Employment Law and Family Law areas. Until recently stepping down, he served for six years as the Firm’s Managing Partner and Chairman of the Firm’s Management Committee. Steve handles a broad range of matters, including sophisticated business and commercial disputes, employment cases and high-asset divorce cases.
Steve has handled in state and federal courts a wide range of business and commercial disputes, including contract disputes, business torts, class actions, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty involving owners or directors of closely held corporations. He has considerable experience in cases involving the contested valuation of business or real estate interests, and has tried and successfully handled with his family law colleagues numerous high-asset divorce cases involving contested business issues.
In the employment law area, Steve counsels corporations and executives regarding such matters as employee terminations, sexual harassment investigations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, covenants not to compete, and discrimination claims. He has been lead counsel in the successful prosecution of class action ERISA claims and in the defense of a class-action wage claim that has industry-wide application and was argued to the Supreme Judicial Court. Steve has successfully handled numerous other employment claims in state and federal courts and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Steve received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.