Christian Auty is an experienced litigator who helps pharmaceutical and health care clients resolve complex disputes, conduct internal investigations, and respond to regulatory and law-enforcement inquiries. He has an established reputation as a strong client advocate and is well versed in issues that arise at the intersection of law and technology, including data privacy and data breach response, electronic discovery, data storage and retention practices, and information governance.
Matthew J. Feery regularly advises on matters involving hiring and discrimination, restrictive covenants, wage and hour requirements, accommodations for disabled employees, family and medical leaves, and related issues arising from Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and myriad other laws. He has drafted numerous employee handbooks, as well as non-compete, confidentiality, separation and other employment agreements.
Molly Phelan helps clients identify, maximize and protect the full potential of their real estate assets, minimize related tax liabilities, and resolve disputes with tax authorities and government entities. Molly advises real estate companies, investors, businesses with extensive commercial and industrial real estate portfolios, and municipal organizations on a broad spectrum of real estate taxation matters, including tax assessment valuations, commercial development incentives, government incentives, reclassifications, exemptions, tax parcel divisions, large-scale municipal developments and Tax Increment Financing (TIF).
Christopher Walker draws on his legal, business and technology experience to advise entrepreneurs, mid-sized companies, large corporations, private equity firms, institutional investors and financial institutions on a range of corporate transactions and financings. He regularly negotiates and drafts merger and acquisition agreements, including purchase agreements, assignment and assumption agreements, direction letters and funds-flow statements. Christopher also manages all aspects of transactional due diligence and associated document collection, analysis and dissemination, as well as post-closing and transition matters.
Ed Walsh represents clients from a number of industries in mergers, sales, acquisitions and financings. Among other recent transactions, he provided environmental counsel to a company in securing a $1 billion syndicated borrowing base credit facility. He has counseled purchasers, sellers, investors and borrowers throughout the United States and abroad on environmental due diligence, contract negotiations, financing and post-closing issues, and indemnity claims.
Since Much Shelist was founded in 1970, we've maintained a strategy of intelligent growth that acknowledges and anticipates our clients' evolving needs. While some firms compete on size alone, we act in our clients' best interests by adding attorneys and skill sets that offer specific, value-added services.
We take great care in choosing the attorneys who join our team. Most attorneys who join our firm have more than a decade of real-world, practical experience. Even our associates generally join the firm with a strong background in specific legal disciplines and come to us ready to hit the ground running.
We are pleased that the following attorneys have joined Much Shelist during the past year.