Stephen C. Reilly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Banking Attorney in Boston, MA

Fitch Law Partners LLP
 | One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-542-5542
Fax: 617-542-1542
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Banking (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Prior to joining Fitch Law Partners LLP in January, 1995, Steve Reilly had been with the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr, where he became a junior partner in the litigation department in 1994. Steve graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1986 from Middlebury College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Since 2004, Steve has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in an annual list published by a Thomson Reuters rating service in Boston Magazine. Only 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts are awarded that designation.

    At Sally & Fitch LLP, Steve's practice has focused on general commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on the defense of banks and other financial institutions in tort and contract matters, the defense of electric utilities in complex liability cases, and real estate litigation. Among other clients, Steve has represented Bank of America, Fleet National Bank, the National Grid family of companies (including Massachusetts Electric Company and Granite State Electric Company), Boston Edison Company, Union Camp Chemicals, Ltd., and Walsh Construction Company.

    Steve has represented several different banks and financial services companies in connection with claims involving, among other things: letters of credit; bank operations and collections; commercial paper and check fraud; wire transfer fraud; safe deposit box litigation; the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; the Fair Credit Reporting Act; the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, and Regulation E; the Truth In Lending Act, and Regulation Z; and legal process issues, including subpoena compliance, trustee process, attachments, search warrants and restraining orders.
     
    As a member of Sally & Fitch LLP's admiralty and maritime practice group, Steve participated in a conference for international club correspondents in September 2013.

    Steve has appeared in both state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts. He has represented clients before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and in connection with investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

    Steve is the author of Creating a Discovery Plan which appears as Chapter 3 of Massachusetts Discovery Practice (MCLE, Inc. 2002). Portions of that article were re-printed in a leading civil procedure textbook: Subrin, Minow, Brodin and Main, Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context 2nd Ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2004). Steve is also the co-author of Preparing To Take A Deposition, which appears as Chapter 3 of the Massachusetts Deposition Practice Manual, 2nd Ed., 1st Supplement (MCLE, Inc. 2008). He has lectured as a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education faculty panelist on multiple occasions. Steve is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has near native fluency in French.

     

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Banking
    • 30%Civil Litigation
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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    About Stephen Reilly

    Admitted: 1989, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.fitchlp.com/Attorneys/Stephen-C-Reilly.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • cum laude from Harvard Law School, 1989

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Columbia
    • Massachusetts
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Member
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Participated in a conference for international club correspondents in September 2013
    • Author of Creating a Discovery Plan which appears as Chapter 3 of Massachusetts Discovery Practice (MCLE, Inc. 2002)
    • Article were re-printed in a leading civil procedure textbook: Subrin, Minow, Brodin and Main, Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context 2nd Ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2004)
    • Co-author of Preparing To Take A Deposition, which appears as Chapter 3 of the Massachusetts Deposition Practice Manual, 2nd Ed., 1st Supplement (MCLE, Inc. 2008)
    •  Lectured as a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education faculty panelist on multiple occasions

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Represented the defendant bank in both the trial and appellate courts in Grassi Design Group, Inc., et al. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al., 74 Mass. App. Ct. 456, review denied, 454 Mass. 1108 (2009).
    • Represented the defendant bank in both the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Demelo, et al. v. U.S. Bank National Association, 727 F.3d 117 (1st Cir. 2013

    Representative Clients:

    •  Represented Fleet National Bank
    • Represented Union Camp Chemicals, Ltd.
    •  Represented National Grid family of companies (including Massachusetts Electric Company and Granite State Electric Company)
    • Represented Boston Edison Company
    •  Represented Bank of America
    • Represented Walsh Construction Company

    Educational Background:

    • Middlebury College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa , 1986
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    Office Location for Stephen C. Reilly

    One Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    Phone: 617-542-5542

    Fax: 617-542-1542

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