Casner & Edwards

Michael A. Bednarz

  • Counsel to minority shareholder in a closely held corporation pursuing claims of corporate freeze-out, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the corporate by-laws.
  • Counsel to private equity firm and individual officers and directors defending claims of constructive and actual fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty in bankruptcy adversary proceeding.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for Massachusetts-based restaurant chain defending claims of breach of contract asserted on behalf of food and supply distributor.
  • Counsel to consulting firm in securing arbitration award in connection with claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with contractual and business relations and unfair and deceptive trade practices.
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in pursuing unpaid rent from various tenants resulting in favorable settlements.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for group of hospital employees pursuing claims for independent contractor misclassification, retaliatory discharge and violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act.
  • Obtained an approximate $1M jury verdict for salesperson not paid duly earned commissions in pursuing claims of discrimination, retaliation and Massachusetts Wage Act violations.
  • Obtained over $500K judgment after bench trial in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of construction manager pursuing claims of independent contractor misclassification and Massachusetts Wage Act violations.
  • Counsel to large international commercial real estate brokerage company defending claims of age and disability discrimination in Federal District Court.
  • Counsel to commercial real estate investment firm defending claims asserted by former chief investment officer for breach of contract and violations of the Masachsuetts Wage Act.
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