ANDREW C. OATWAY is the President and managing attorney of Morisi & Oatway, P.C. Every year from 2008-2016, Attorney Oatway has been named as a Massachusetts Superlawyer as well as having been named a New England Superlawyer, and Superlawyer - Corporate Counsel. In 2005, he was named a Superlawyer Rising Star. The Superlawyer honor, which is bestowed on less than five percent of all eligible attorneys, reflects a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement for attorneys. Mr. Oatway's practice focuses on business litigation, real estate litigation, and probate litigation. Attorney Oatway represents businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals negotiating and litigating commercial disputes, in court and in arbitrations. These involve closely held corporations and partnerships, general employment, departing employee, non-compete, confidential information and trade secrets, contract, construction, fraudulent conveyance, business torts, interference with contract, fraud, and Chapter 93A. Attorney Oatway also represents developers, condominium associations, management companies, businesses, and individuals in negotiating and litigation real estate disputes, in court and in arbitrations, including specific performance and real estate contracts, joint ventures, easements and boundary disputes, adverse possession, zoning appeals, commercial leases, construction defects, and condominium-related matters.
Attorney Oatway is also admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Attorney Oatway has been practicing law since 1992. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1987, Attorney Oatway obtained his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1992. Attorney Oatway was a member of the Boston College National Administrative Law Moot Court team. Attorney Oatway was co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Urman v. South Boston Savings Bank, 424 Mass. 165 (1997), in which the SJC addressed the Chapter 93A liability of a commercial seller of real estate who failed to disclose material facts regarding hazardous waste on an adjacent parcel of real estate. Attorney Oatway was co-counsel for the plaintiffs in First Enterprises, Ltd. v. Cooper, 425 Mass. 344 (1997) in which the SJC addressed the scope of the trade or commerce requirement of c. 93A. Attorney Oatway was trial counsel for Valenti v. Lubin & Meyer, P.C., et al., a $6.25 million plaintiffs' verdict in a legal malpractice case brought in the United States District Court in Boston. The Valenti case was reported to be the largest legal malpractice verdict in Massachusetts and it was one of the top five verdicts in Massachusetts in 1998. In 2008, Attorney Oatway was trial counsel and obtained a $750,000 jury verdict on a counterclaim leading to an approximately $1,300,000 judgment in the Norfolk County Superior Court in Granite Telecommunications, LLC v. Patrick Nee, involving Granite's breach of its agreement to furnish equity in the start up business to one of its founding employees.
Attorney Oatway is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and Community Associations Institute, where he served as chairperson of the Attorney's Committee for two years. Attorney Oatway has previously lectured several times regarding condominium law for Community Associations Institute and has served as a faculty member and lecturer for MCLE's Condominium Litigation and Real Estate Broker Litigation programs. Attorney Oatway is the President and serves on the Board of Directors of the Quincy Rotary Club. Attorney Oatway is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and a board member of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith of Boston, Inc. Attorney Oatway is active in fund-raising and oral advocacy programs for Boston College Law School, has served as a critiquer for the Boston College Law School Pretrial Litigation Course, and is a member of the Notre Dame Club of Boston. Attorney Oatway is the Chairperson and founder of the Michael V. Morisi Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund at Boston College providing scholarships for Boston College Law School students. Through an annual golf tournament fund raising event from 2001 to 2007, the fund raised over $150,000 and has provided over $100,000 in scholarships to students.
Attorney Oatway lives in Hingham with his wife Catherine and four children.
Admitted 1992, Massachusetts
Professional Webpage: http://www.morisi.com/attorney-profiles/#Andrew_C_Oatway
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