Mediation + Arbitration

Barton Gilman attorneys are skilled in achieving successful outcomes for clients through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations, across the country. While we have significant experience in the courtroom, we are aware that litigation can be costly…

Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are a vital thread in our social fabric, and the public places a high degree of trust and expectation on them. Those higher expectations bring with them special legal and regulatory obligations, in addition to those that apply…

Premises Liability

For many years, clients from a broad spectrum of industries have turned to Barton Gilman attorneys for representation in cases involving premises liability. Our clients include several of the nation’s

Product Liability

Barton Gilman is proud of its reputation for providing exceptional litigation services to clients involved in product liability cases in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other states. Our firm’s product liability clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small, local enterprises….

Professional Liability

Professionals today are increasingly at risk for claims of liability for negligence, breach of contract and regulatory violations. Barton Gilman attorneys are there to help them contest these allegations. Our professional liability practice regularly represents medical professionals, accountants, appraisers, attorneys,…

Real Estate Litigation

With experience in real estate, condominium and land use law, Barton Gilman attorneys help clients reach their business objectives through litigation and trial, as well through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We routinely represent real estate agents, agencies, appraisers, condominium trustees…

Relocation

For divorced parents, relocation can be the most complex legal issue faced – for both the custodial parent who seeks to relocate and for the non-custodial parent who wants to prevent the relocation of their child. Relocation cases are particularly…

Estate Planning

Barton Gilman’s trusts and estates attorneys provide carefully-tailored and highly-personalized advice to individuals and families in planning for the ownership and distribution of their assets, both during life and at death. By implementing innovative strategies for protecting our clients’ estates…

Estate and Trust Administration + Litigation

We regularly resolve disputes arising out of the administration of estates and trusts. Recognizing that probate related disputes are often emotionally charged and have significant privacy issues and concerns, we counsel our clients about the risks, costs and benefits of…

Advanced Trust Planning

Where appropriate, we counsel clients in the following areas of more advanced trusts: Irrevocable Insurance Trusts to shelter high value life insurance policies from estate tax while providing flexibility and liquidity to estates that may contain high value but highly…

Beneficiary Rights + Trustee / Executor Duties

In order to preserve a beneficiary’s rights and interest in an estate or a trust, the Trustee has the following duties: Duty to administer Trust by its terms Duty to furnish information and to communicate Duty to account Duty of…

Witness Preparation

The robust witness preparation practice at Barton Gilman is focused on helping witnesses provide compelling, believable trial and deposition testimony. Witness preparation consultant Pamela Slater Gilman, an active and respected Barton Gilman trial lawyer, leads the practice. Our witness preparation…