With a long and varied experience in a variety of fields and practice settings, David J. Fried and Associates brings commitment, imagination and common sense to everything it does:
David J. Fried & Associates represents employees pursuing various claims, including “whistleblower” claims, FMLA leave requests, disability leave and accommodation requests, claims of all types of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation and education.
We also negotiate favorable terms of separation for managers and executives, severance packages, employment contracts; non-competition and confidentiality agreements.
We practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; state and federal court; and before state and federal agencies such as the Merit System Control Board.
Nearly all employers want to obey the law and treat their employees fairly, in the interest of a good working environment, productivity and the bottom line. Too often they find themselves embroiled in unnecessary, expensive and painful disputes that take time and attention away from their real business.
David J. Fried & Associates can help your small business prevent disputes before they happen and manage them when they do. We make sure that you the employer understand your obligations and responsibilities and have good policies in place. We do compliance audits, prepare Employee Handbooks and other essential policies, and train supervisors and managers. We provide step-by-step advice for managing and, if necessary, disciplining employees fairly and without incurring liability.
Property and Real Estate Conflicts
David J. Fried and Associates has a strong sideline in real estate issues and disputes. We represent condominium associations and tenant unions. We are well-equipped to handle land use, zoning and planning disputes. We have litigated adverse possession cases and landlord-tenant issues.
Criminal and Civil Appeals
We have a long and successful record in both civil and criminal appeals. Having originally defended many criminal appeals for the Brooklyn District Attorney, David Fried has been appointed by the Committee for Public Counsel Services to appeal numerous convictions.
David J. Fried & Associates handles most cases for an hourly fee. On rare occasions, contingency arrangements can be negotiated. We require a moderate retainer as an advance payment for time and costs. Retainers are deposited in our Client Trust Fund, are kept separate from operating funds, and are billed against each month.
David J. Fried & Associates offers a discounted first consultation.