WHO IS CONSIDINE & FUREY
Considine & Furey, LLP is a boutique law firm that specializes in complex litigation, government regulatory matters, and lobbying. We are dedicated to obtaining superior results on each and every matter, and ensuring that its clients receive the extraordinary value and service they deserve. Our lawyers and registered lobbyists have represented small and large businesses in a wide-range of disputes and regulatory issues before various state and federal courts and forums across the country. The firm represents clients that range from the largest automotive, banking, biomedical, biotechnology, gaming, oil, private equity, and real estate companies in the world to local businesses and entrepreneurs. Overall, what makes Considine & Furey, LLP unique is the unsurpassed skill and dedication of its individuals and their exceptional ability to obtain superior results for its clients.
MEET THE FIRM
KEVIN M. CONSIDINE
Mr. Considine has a well established litigation-based, business law practice with a concentration in government law. Since 1990, he has worked in private practice providing legal representation and consulting services to business clients on diverse matters involving litigation, legislation and regulatory law.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Considine was employed by the Massachusetts State Senate, serving as legal counsel to the Committee on Government Regulations from 1985 to 1990. From 1980 to 1984, he was employed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served as staff director of the Joint Committee on Energy.
Mr. Considine provides his clients with a variety of legal and lobbying services tailored to their specific industry needs.
Mr. Considine has extensive civil and criminal trial experience. His practice areas include contracts, commercial and business litigation, commercial arbitration, and appellate advocacy. He has represented clients in the automotive, banking, energy, environmental, gaming, hospitality, real estate, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Considine is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Suffolk University Law School.
Alex Furey has over twenty-five years of extensive litigation experience in courts across the country. His practice focuses on disputes involving contracts, business torts, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, claims for discrimination, and serious, catastrophic personal injuries. He has successfully represented clients in virtually every business sector, including technology, manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, healthcare, professional services, finance, media, gaming and telecommunications.
Alex is both a counselor and a trial lawyer. He serves as an advisor to private and public companies and entrepreneurs located throughout the world in their business dealings such as the purchase and sale of companies, obtaining mezzanine financing, and in negotiations with venture capital and private equity firms. Moreover, Alex has represented clients facing investigations launched by local, state, and federal regulators.
Before becoming a founding member of Considine & Furey, LLP, Alex practiced at the law firms of Mintz Levin in Boston and Wallace King in Washington D.C. Alex received his law degree from Boston College Law School and his undergraduate degree from Boston College, summa cum laude. Over the years, Alex has also authored numerous articles and publications. Alex has repeatedly been recognized as a Super Lawyer, a designation given to those lawyers who have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Recent Successful Representative Engagements:
- Represented privately held fraud prevention company in defense of claims for interference with contract and violation of trade secrets and had the case dismissed with prejudice.
- Represented shareholders in a real estate development company in their claims for breach of fiduciary duties and self-dealing against fellow shareholders in a closely held company and obtained valuable settlement of such claims.
- Represented manufacturer of heavy equipment against claims for breach of contract and breach of warranty of merchantability and had case dismissed with prejudice.
- Represented Fortune 100 corporate executive in defense of breach of employment agreement with non-solicitation and non-competition clauses and obtained favorable settlement.
- Represented individual in catastrophic car accident and obtained $1,000,000+ settlement from insurance company.
- Represented individual in precedent setting decision to obtain rightful share of stock options owed under the terms of a Separation Agreement.
- Represented company focused on insurance industry in roll-up acquisitions of strategic competitors.
- Represented oil company and its executives in sale of company to strategic buyer.
- Represented individual against insurance company for bad faith denial of multimillion dollar insurance coverage claim.
- Represented privately held company in $200,000,000+ asset sale.
MARK D. DONOVAN
Mark D. Donovan joined the firm in 2012. His practice includes all areas of civil litigation and criminal defense. Prior to joining Considine & Furey, LLP, Mark worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. While at the DA’s office, Mark was the lead prosecuting attorney and supervising attorney in the Attleboro District Court. Mark continues to practice criminal law as a member of the Bristol County Bar Association representing indigent criminal defendants in the Taunton District Court. Mark has courtroom experience in a variety of criminal matters, including drunk driving, assault and battery, and drug related offenses. Mark’s civil practice focuses on business litigation, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, slip and fall, and medical malpractice. Mark frequently litigates matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Massachusetts Superior Court, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals, and the United States Federal Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Mark D. Donovan earned his Bachelor’s Degree at The Catholic University of America in 1992 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 2001. He graduated cum laude from New England Law | Boston in 2008.
Ms. Heather Pollini serves as executive assistant to Mr. Considine, and is responsible for day to day administration of the combined legal/lobbying firm, including matters relating to scheduling and office management. Heather also serves as the firm’s main contact person. She has been with the firm since 1999.
JoAnne VanBuskirk is the receptionist and an administrative assistant for the firm.
Prior to joining Considine & Furey, LLP, JoAnne was an executive assistant to an environmental attorney at Goulston & Storrs, PC.
JoAnne is married with two children and resides in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
Marykate is an Associate Attorney with Considine & Furey, LLP. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and government matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Marykate served as Associate Legal Counsel & Legislative Director to the House Minority Leader. In her role at the Massachusetts State House, she led a team of policy analysts responsible for covering all legislative matters within the Massachusetts General Court. As Associate Counsel, she drafted advisory memoranda, legislation and amendments on all major bills, including health care, cannabis reform, labor and workforce development. Before attending law school, Marykate worked as an analyst for a private investment bank in Boston.
Marykate is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School (2020) and Providence College (2014).
Andrew brings over 30 years of legislative lobbying experience to the team. A well-known and respected figure on Beacon Hill in Boston, Andrew has guided many business and association clients through the legislative process. Understanding the informal intricacies is as important as knowing the formal rules of the legislature. Andrew specializes in maneuvering between the two. Andrew will provide you with “eyes and ears” on Beacon Hill or a full blown strategic government relations strategy that can help you. He has represented and walked the halls of the State House with clients in the following industries and interests: Health Care, Utilities, Energy, Telecommunications, Gaming, Racing, Agriculture, Professional and Business Associations.
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