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.
Public Safety Professionals
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:
If you are under criminal investigation or have been charged with a crime, it is critical to get an experienced defense lawyer on your side immediately. Our attorneys include highly-respected former Assistant District Attorneys who have tried hundreds of cases at all levels of the criminal justice system.
We represent clients in every court and county in Massachusetts. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the matters we handle:
- Motor Vehicle Offenses/RMV Suspension Hearings
- Clerk Magistrate Hearings
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Offenses
- Drug Offenses
- Sex Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
- Vehicular Homicide
- Firearm Offenses
- Firearm Suspension Appeals
Our attorneys have expertise in the many types of cases that fall under the general heading of Insurance Defense. We regularly represent owners, lessors and property managers in lawsuits involving claims for bodily injury or death due to defective property conditions, failure to maintain the property, and failure to provide adequate security. Our attorneys also handle cases involving car, truck, and motorcycle collisions, commercial vehicle accidents, passenger injuries, accidents involving uninsured or underinsured motorists, and other general negligence matters. Insurance companies appreciate our honest and detailed approach to their cases and trust us in defending their rights as well as those of their insureds.
The firm is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters.
Teachers and Education Professionals
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.
Real Estate Transactions
Whether you are buying, selling, building, leasing or developing residential or commercial real estate, our attorneys are here to help.
We routinely assist clients in each of the following areas:
- Negotiating a Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Buying a residential or commercial property
- Selling a residential or commercial property
- Leasing a residential or commercial property
- Refinancing a residential or commercial property
- Transferring property into a Trust
- Condominium Conversion
Our firm has a licensed real estate broker on staff and our attorneys are approved to issue title insurance policies through Fidelity National Title.
Liquor Licensing and Restaurant Law
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.
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
Planning and Administration
Every individual should have an estate plan that has been properly drafted and accounts for any potential issues that may arise both before and after death. Our attorneys offer a wide range of estate planning services at very reasonable prices.
We routinely assist clients in each of the following areas:
- Revocable Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Guardianship Provisions
- Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Proxies
- Asset Protection
- Probate and estate administration