Kurt S. Kusiak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Fitch Law Partners LLP
 | One Beacon Street, 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-542-5542
Fax: 617-542-1542
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Fitch Law Partners LLP, in Boston, Massachusetts, Kurt S. Kusiak represents companies, partnerships and individual clients throughout New England and the United States.  He focuses his practice on litigation cases that involve the following matters: complex business litigation, corporate and partnership disputes and breakups, freeze outs, misappropriation of trade secrets, trust and estate litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty, probate litigation, land use and zoning matters,  noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, negotiation of employment and severance agreements, and intellectual property rights.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, Mr. Kusiak went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1991. While earning his law degree, he was an editor of the law review, won the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in trial advocacy, and was honored as a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar.

As an attorney with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Kusiak has handled many cases in both federal and state courts. He represents clients from across the spectrum of commercial law and understands the complex nature of business litigation. As a result of his successes, Mr. Kusiak was named in The Best Lawyers in America* since 2013. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A published author and frequent lecturer, Mr. Kusiak is also involved with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (40%)

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Kurt Kusiak

Admitted: 1991, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.fitchlp.com/Attorneys/Kurt-S-Kusiak.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1991
  • American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in trial advocacy
  • Member of the Law Review, Boston University School of Law , 1991
  • PAIR Pro Bono Attorney Award
  • Liacos Distinguished Scholar
  • Listed in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America®

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Massachusetts State Trial Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts Federal Trial Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Elected to the School Committee for the City of Newton, MA in 2007 and for a second term in 2009; Board member of the Newton Schools Foundation
  • Received PAIR Project Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, 1995
  • Managed Ropes & Gray's pro bono program for, 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Review of the most important business decisions of 2006, Author/ presenter, Massachusetts Business Litigation Review, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • Review and analysis of law affecting liability of individual members of LLPs, Author/ presenter, LLP Liability Issues, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • Jury Instructions to be used by Superior Court Justices for Eminent Domain cases, author, Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions for Eminent Domain Cases, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • A review of new law affecting Rule 4.2 restrictions on interviewing corporate witnesses, author/ presenter, Understanding Rule 4.2, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2002
  • MCLE's Annual Business Litigation Conference, Regular panelist
  • Boston University School of Law, Regular panelist
  • MCLE Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions on Eminent Domain Cases, 1998-2011, Author
  • Examines differences between Massachusetts and Delaware law related to various types of close-corporation disputes., Gaining the Advantage in Close-Corporation Disputes: Examining Key Differences Between Massachusetts and Delaware Fiduciary Duty Law, Massachusetts Law Review, 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Trustees and beneficiaries
  • Corporations, officers, and directors 
  • Construction companies
  • Partnership and close corporation disputes

Educational Background:

  • Trinity College, B.A. Honors thesis in economics , 1984
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Office Location for Kurt S. Kusiak

One Beacon Street
16th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-542-5542

Fax: 617-542-1542

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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