The attorneys and staff at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon bring an exceptional level of experience and expertise to protecting your interests and achieving successful legal outcomes that meet your specific needs.

 

Anthony M. Metaxas

978.921.0204

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law,
    J.D., 1976
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst,
    B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies
  • Fluent in Greek

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1978
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1978

Professional Associations

  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Hellenic Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Salem State College, 2001 - 2008

Anthony Metaxas is a senior partner at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon. Anthony concentrates his practice on litigation of corporate and partnership issues, contract disputes and trust and estate litigation. Anthony also counsels business clients in a number of other areas, including employment agreements containing non-competition covenants.

Anthony acts as a mediator and arbitrator in business litigation disputes and equity matters pending in the Superior Court and Probate Court. For over 15 years, he has been a conciliator in the mediation program of the Essex Superior Court.

Following his law school graduation, Anthony served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Western District of Missouri focusing on white-collar criminal defense.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the estate of a deceased partner in litigation involving buy-out provision of partnership agreement, which resulted in expansion of fiduciary standard in Massachusetts.
  • Successfully handled numerous cases for businesses whose former employees have converted trade secrets and other confidential information for the purpose of engaging in unfair competition.
  • Litigated several cases involving self-dealing on the part of fiduciaries and appropriate equitable relief and damages for such breaches of fiduciary duty.

Orestes (Rus) Brown

978.232.4266

 

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School,
    J.D., 1992
  • Princeton University,
    B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Member, Essex County Bar Organization
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Advisory Board, Beverly National Bank
  • Treasurer and Past Master, Manchester Masonic Lodge
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dexter Woodman Scholarship Foundation

 

 

 

 

Rus Brown is a senior partner at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon. Rus has an extensive background in real estate that covers municipal permitting, construction, real estate financing, and all manner of real estate related litigation in the Superior Court and Land Court.

For over fifteen years, Rus has concentrated his practice in the litigation of commercial and real estate disputes. He also provides counsel to clients on all matters of real estate including the licensing, permitting, developing and purchase or sale of realty. Prior to the merger with Metaxas Pidgeon, Rus was the managing partner of Brown & Brown, LLC in Manchester-by-the-Sea for over fifteen years.

Prior to practicing law, Rus worked in the legal and financial industries in New York and then experienced success as a real estate developer in Massachusetts.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully litigated and obtained a multi million dollar commercial and employment dispute on behalf of a client.
  • Successfully litigated and obtained a $800,000 settlement on behalf clients against an illegal debt collector for unfair debt collection practices.
  • Successfully litigated and settled a securities fraud claim on behalf of a client resulting in the return of over $500,000.00 to the client.
 

In Memoriam: Lawrence M. Pidgeon

Larry Pidgeon, our beloved colleague and friend, died suddenly on October 25, 2008. We deeply mourn his loss.

Those who knew Larry will never forget his grace, good cheer, and genuine regard for all with whom he came in contact. Those of us who worked with Larry every day feel his absence acutely.

He was a reassuring presence and a guiding light for us — someone who made you feel that, no matter what, things would be OK. How much dimmer our world is without him

We invite you on this page to learn a little more about Larry.

Use the links at right for more information on Larry's history, his memorial service, and the wonderful scholarship fund set up in his name by his friends and family.

Follow the "From Friends and Family" link to read the comments of the many, many people from all parts of Larry's life who took the opportunity to remember him with eloquent words and full hearts.

In the Salem News — October 29, 2008

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA - Lawrence Michael Pidgeon, the "G.B.," passed away unexpectedly at his home in Manchester, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. He was 64.

He was born in Oswego, N.Y., and was the son of James C. Pidgeon, and Ruth (Snyder) Pidgeon. Larry graduated from Oswego Catholic High School in 1962, and played on four championship basketball teams. He graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. in 1966, where he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Upon graduation from the University of Toledo Law School, he entered active duty and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain, and a Bronze Star.

Returning to Oswego in 1972, he first clerked for Judge Ringland Murray, later went into the practice of law with Hosmer Culkin, and subsequently formed a partnership with James Eby, also in Oswego.

Larry moved to the Boston area in 1978, opened a criminal law office in Salem, and practiced law for over 20 years with Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon. He was a close friend, as well as a colleague, of Anthony (Tony) Metaxas, William (Bill) Norman and more recently John Colucci. Over the years, Metaxas Norman & Pidgeon hired many younger attorneys and paralegals for whom Larry was an important mentor and friend.

He was a member of the Essex County Club, an avid sports fan, tennis player, basketball hoopster, and recent golf enthusiast. He served on the board of the Manchester Community Center, North Shore Veterans Counseling, and was a member of the Special Committee of North Shore Hospice.

He is survived by his brothers, John S. (Nancy) Pidgeon of Oswego, James Pidgeon (Susan) of Cranford, N.J.; his former wife, Sheila P. Hill of Manchester; a nephew, John C. Pidgeon, and nieces Kathryn McCrobie, Ann Callender and Amy Pidgeon.

A Fitting Sendoff at the Essex County Club

On October 30, 2008 Larry Pidgeon's family and friends gathered at the Essex County Club for a celebration of his life.

The loving and often bitter-sweet tribute was the kind of send-off we think Larry would have liked — hundreds of his friends, family members, and colleagues recounting wonderful Larry stories and raising a glass to his memory.

The abundance of love and respect people felt for Larry was evident on Thursday, fixing in our memories and our hearts the Larry people called the "golden boy," a "prince," a "gentleman and gentle man," and for many, many people, "my best friend."

The event also gave the phrase "happy as Larry" new and special meaning for all of us.

Thanks to everyone who attended. We will miss Larry for a very long time to come but take comfort in Thursday's testament to how broadly our grief and our fond memories of Larry are shared.

The Lawrence Pidgeon Scholarship

A memorial scholarship has been established in Larry's name at St. Lawrence University.

This scholarship will help deserving students from Oswego, New York and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts to attend Larry's alma mater.

Information on applying for this scholarship will be available in the near future.

To contribute to the scholarship fund, please make your check payable to The Lawrence Pidgeon Scholarship Fund. Mail your check to:

Anne M. Sibley • Director of Planned Giving
Vilas Hall • St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617

For more information, please contact Anne at or 315-229-5506.
 

 

Christopher W. Parker

978.232.4201

 

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, JD
  • Tufts University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (1976)
  • United States District Court (District of Massachusetts 1977)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second and Sixth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate & Business
  • Litigation

Martindale Rating: AV

Professional Associations

  • From 2005-2007, Mr. Parker was Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Massachusetts Bar Association;
  • From 2004-2007, Mr. Parker served on the Business Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association;
  • Member of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Boston Bar Association;
  • Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute;
  • Is listed in Who’s Who in American Law;
  • Member, Boston American Inn of Court.

Christopher W. Parker counsels companies and individuals in connection with a wide range of business matters. In addition, he has extensive experience in bankruptcy and commercial law, including the representation of debtors, creditors committees, trustees, and secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations. He represents third parties acquiring companies or assets in Section 363 bankruptcy sales. He also represents debtors and creditors in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, Trust Mortgages, and other proceedings under state law. He also has broad experience in counseling clients in connection with complicated commercial finance transactions and Uniform Commercial Code matters. He has represented clients in commercial litigation in State and federal court, as well as Mediations, Arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the Bondholders in Chapter 11 Proceedings
    In re East Hill Woods; and In re Northeast Recycling Associates Corporation.
  • Represented the Creditors Committee in Chapter 11 Proceedings In re Robins and In re Halmar Distributions.
  • Represented the Trustee in Chapter 11 Proceedings
    In re Newbury Café, Inc.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in Chapter 11 Proceedings In re Cambridge Biotech Corp.
  • Represented the Debtors in Chapter 11 Proceedings
    In re White; and In re Specialty Restaurants, Inc.
  • Mr. Parker is the author of a number of articles, and has lectured on various topics of business and bankruptcy law for the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Keith L. Sachs

978.232.4237

 

Education

  • New England School of Law,
    J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Editor-in-Chief (1995-1996) New England Law Review
  • Rutgers College,
    The State University of New Jersey,
    B.A 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1996
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Teaching Position

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, New England School of Law (2000 – present)

Keith Sachs, a partner at Metaxas Brown Pidgeon, focuses his practice on commercial, employment, construction, and real-estate litigation matters. Keith also represents some of the nation’s largest motor carriers before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

In addition to regularly prosecuting and defending claims in State and Federal court, Keith has extensive experience in disposing of cases via mediation or arbitration, having served in the past as an arbitrator. Keith has vast experience in Superior Court motion practice and has successfully handled interlocutory appeals to the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Before joining Metaxas Brown Pidgeon, Keith gained extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation while being associated with the law firms of Melick, Porter & Shea, LLP, and then Boyle, Morrissey & Campo, P.C., in downtown Boston. Prior to beginning his law practice, Keith served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court (1996-1997).

Representative Experience

  • Obtained jury verdict for homeowner against general contractor for violation of M.G.L. c. 142A, the Home Improvement Contractor Statute. Successfully argued a post-trial motion, which resulted in an $89,000 attorneys fee award in addition to the damages award.
  • Obtained jury verdicts for real estate broker in case involving allegations of misrepresentation and failure to communicate offers to purchase, and for medical device manufacturer in case alleging defect and breach of warranty in Nebulizer.
  • Successful in obtaining jury verdict in favor of golf driving range, where plaintiff, who suffered severe facial injury, alleged golf range failed to supervise unaccompanied minors.
  • In representing a condominium unit owners association, successfully argued a motion for summary judgment in a case alleging defamation.
  • Acquired summary judgment on behalf of power plant owner by illustrating that client did not control means and methods of construction project on its site.
  • Successful in achieving summary judgment in favor of insurance broker in multi-million dollar exposure case involving allegations of failing to procure coverage and failing to monitor actions of premium finance company.
  • Represented successor corporation and achieved summary judgment for client by exhibiting that it did not take on contingent liabilities of predecessor corporation.

Max R. Engelhardt

978.232.4257

  

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School,
    J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Pennsylvania,
    B.A, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 2007
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Lectured on search and seizure issues at a police department program for high school students.

Max Engelhardt, a member of both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts bars, focuses his practice on several areas of business litigation including commercial, construction, and real estate disputes. Max has also assisted in various tort and criminal matters.

During law school, Max was an editor for the Suffolk Transnational Law Review and was an intern in the Criminal Bureau at the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained jury verdict and $189,000 judgment for homeowner against general contractor for violation of Massachusetts Home Improvement Contractor Statute.
  • Obtained $236,000 judgment and post-judgment attachment on behalf of corporate client in dispute arising from failed commercial real estate and asset purchase transaction.
  • Obtained directed verdict in trial for breach of manufactured housing contract.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of contractor after bench trial on claim of defective performance.
  • Obtained "not guilty" jury verdict on behalf of client charged with Operating Under the Influence.
  • Successfully briefed and argued criminal contempt appeal before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of client’s personal injury claim against commercial landlord.

Bailey Buchanan

978.712.4319

  

Education

  • Boston College Law School,
    J.D., cum laude, May, 2001
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, cum laude, June 1992
  • International Study Program, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1991 - Exchange Program in International Business

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2002

 

 

 

Bailey Buchanan focuses her practice on a variety of civil matters including torts and commercial, real estate, and employment disputes.

Bailey's litigation work has also included motion practice, negotiation of settlements for clients, and representation of clients at mediations.

Representative Experience

  • Prior to law school, worked in the independent power business in the United States and India. Bailey managed the government licensing and permitting process, and initiated land acquisition for one of the first limited-recourse private power projects in India during deregulation of India's financial and fuel sectors and privatization of its power industry.
  • Also worked as a developer in the water industry in the U.S. and as a consultant on western business practices to the leading private hospital company in India.

Shaun M. Khan

978.927.8000, Ext. 210

  

Education

  • Boston University,
    (LL.M International Business Practice)
  • University of Liverpool, (LL.B) Honors - Valedictorian

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011

Professional Associations

  • Co-chair, Foreign Lawyers Committee, International Law Section, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Arab Bankers Association of North America
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, New England Muslim Bar Association.

 

 

 

Shaun Khan's practice focuses on trust and estate, business, and commercial litigation. He also assists in various domestic relations, real estate, insolvency, tax, immigration, and foreclosure matters. His distinctive education and legal training have made Shaun one of a handful of lawyers in the Boston area with in-depth knowledge of both the US and UK legal systems.

Shaun is a young associate with a dynamic, international background. Shaun grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and later attended law school at the University of Liverpool, where he was class Valedictorian. Shaun completed a Master of Laws (LL.M) specializing in International Business Practice at Boston University School of Law. During his LL.M, he developed extensive expertise in Islamic Finance. Currently, Shaun serves as Co-chair of the Foreign Lawyers Committee of the Boston Bar Association.

Representative Experience

  • Works closely with international clients on a daily basis to address a wide variety of international legal matters.
  • Negotiates settlements and represents clients in mediations and conciliations.
  • Represents clients in multiple stages of litigation.