REPRESENTATION OF LOCAL SKI AREAS
For over 25 years Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, has represented Jiminy Peak and a number of other local ski areas in the defense of personal injury claims arising from skiing incidents and summer recreational activities. We have tried in excess of 30 such cases to successful jury verdicts. Several of these cases were reviewed and upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
COMMERCIAL WIND ENERGY FACILITY
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP represented enXco, Inc., a national wind energy company which sought to build Massachusetts' first commercial scale wind energy facility. The firm negotiated with landowners, drafted land use agreements and successfully represented enXco before the permitting boards of the towns of Florida and Monroe, Massachusetts. At peak capacity, this project will produce enough emission-free electric power to service approximately 9,500 homes.
PURCHASE OF HISTORIC INN
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, represented Billy and Pat Soto with respect to their purchase of the historic Village Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts. The firm facilitated all aspects of this transaction for the buyers, including negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, financing and licensing. The Sotos are currently in the process of upgrading the restaurant and tavern located in the inn to include a first-class wine cellar.
SALE OF FRANCHISE MOTEL
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, represented the owners of a local franchise motel in the $3.5 million sale of the motel's real property and assets. The firm served as the sellers' corporate counsel in many aspects of the project, including franchise agreements, lease agreements, due diligence review and obtaining local government approval.
PURCHASE OF PLASTICS COMPANY
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, represented a local entrepreneur in successful negotiations to purchase an area plastics business. The purchase of the Pittsfield-based business, which had been slated for closure by its out-of-state parent company, resulted in more than 40 area jobs being saved.
SALE OF NATIONAL RECORDS CENTER
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, advised the owner and performed the work necessary in connection with the multi-million dollar transaction involving the sale of the Silvio O. Conte National Records Center in Pittsfield. The firm's upgraded computer technology facilitated the successful completion of the deal.
CONSTRUCTION/REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, secured settlements totaling $957,500 reflecting payments and interest owed to a Vermont manufacturer in connection with a bridge replacement project in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Donovan & O'Connor, LLP, obtained a verdict in favor of a Massachusetts developer charged with a zoning violation by a Western Massachusetts municipality. Following trial, the Court reversed a preliminary injunction previously issued against the developer and entered judgment in his favor