At Anderson, Goldman, Tobin & Pasciucco, LLP, we have the experience and resources to provide our clients with the best in legal representation and advice. Our attorneys possess the skills, judgment and years of experience necessary to offer our clients the legal guidance and advocacy they need to meet their goals and attain the outcome they require. Our team of experienced trial attorneys brings a wide array of legal knowledge and accomplishments to the table on behalf of our clients. We provide zealous legal services to our many clients in the following areas of practice.
Anderson, Goldman, Tobin & Pasciucco, LLP has a longstanding relationship with public safety professionals including police officers, firefighters, EMTs and corrections officers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We number among our clients members of several of the largest public safety unions in the state, including Boston Police and EMTs.
We regularly represent public safety officials who are under investigation for allegations of wrongdoing,
who are subject to the disciplinary process, or have been charged with a crime.
We represent public safety officials who have been accused of civil rights violations, as well as officers following critical incidents such as shootings, serious cruiser accidents, and other traumatic incidents.
This includes representing public safety professionals in both state and federal courts as well as before appointing authorities, labor arbitrators, and the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission.
We also represent public safety professionals and their families who have been the victims of wrongful death or who have suffered serious injuries, both on and off the job. Employing our experience and trial expertise, we have been able to obtain substantial recoveries and successful outcomes for our public safety professional clients.
Since its establishment in 1982, the firm has represented injured clients in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, achieving outstanding results and obtaining substantial recoveries for our clients.
The attorneys at our firm are experienced in cases involving
- Construction site injuries
- Auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents
- Products liability (defective products)
- Liquor liability
- Medical malpractice
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Premises liability, dog bites and other personal injury claims.
Our firm applies a team approach to these cases and is able to call upon a diverse set of legal and technical skills to achieve excellent results for our injured clients. Some of our successful results include the following:
Anderson, Goldman, Tobin & Pasciucco, LLP has a highly-respected criminal defense practice in both the state and federal court system. Our attorneys include former Assistant District Attorneys who have tried cases at all levels of the criminal justice and who have argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Our attorneys represent clients in criminal matters ranging from OUI to Murder. The firm also represents individuals, corporations and businesses related to white collar crimes and other criminal investigations and prosecutions. We also represent individuals and law enforcement personnel regarding firearm suspension and revocation.
We represent clients in connection with all of the following:
- RMV Suspension Hearings
- Clerk Magistrate Hearings
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Offense
- Drug Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
- Homicide/Vehicular Manslaughter
- Motor Vehicle Offenses
- Firearm Suspension and Revocation
Anderson, Goldman, Tobin and Pasciucco, LLP has a well-established insurance defense practice representing insurers and self-insured entities in a multitude of areas. Cases and trials cover the spectrum from routine to complex, including motor vehicle tort, products liability, liquor liability, premises liability, wrongful death, police misconduct, civil rights, sexual harassment, Chapter 93A cases, insurance fraud and coverage issues.
The firm is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters.
Representing Members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association
Anderson, Goldman, Tobin & Pasciucco, LLP represents members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association in investigations of alleged misconduct, in defense of criminal charges, in disciplinary hearings, and in labor arbitrations that may result from adverse disciplinary actions.
We also represent teachers in hearings before state agencies such as the Department of Children and Families and the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. We are proud to be partnered with the Massachusetts Teachers Association to guide and assist hard working teachers through the various legal issues they may encounter.
Our firm also offers clients estate planning and preparation of trusts, wills, powers of attorney and other appropriate instruments, as well as administration of estates and other probate matters.
We provide representation to restaurants, bars, liquor stores and social clubs in the following areas:
- Business formation and permitting
- Purchasing a liquor license from an existing license holder or obtaining a liquor license directly from a city or town
- Transferring or selling a liquor license
- Amending liquor licenses and maintaining compliance with licensing laws
- Appearing on behalf of licensees at violation hearings and appeals
- Defending businesses and individuals against liquor liability, social host and/or dram shop lawsuits filed against them
The Liquor License Process in Massachusetts
Whether opening a new business or buying an existing establishment, the liquor license acquisition process in Massachusetts is controlled at two levels. First, the prospective license holder must apply directly to the town or municipality where the license is located. Once the application is received, a hearing is usually scheduled before the local licensing board. Assuming license is granted following the hearing, the application is then forwarded to the state's Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). The ABCC assigns an investigator to review the application, conduct background checks and recommend final approval of the license. The overall process typically takes about two to three months.
Are Liquor Licenses Available?
Many cities and towns in Massachusetts limit the number of liquor licenses that are issued to restaurants, bars and package stores. As a result, the cost of acquiring a license can be quite expensive depending upon the locale. For example, the current market value of a full on-premises transferable liquor license in the City of Boston is approximately $400,000. However, some cities and towns have a quantity of non-transferable liquor licenses that can be acquired for a reasonable annual fee. Either way, there are liquor license brokers that we can refer you to if you are interested in learning about license availability and/or restaurants that are for sale.
Planning and Administration
Our firm offers clients estate planning and administration of estates and other probate matters. Services we provide include the following: