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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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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.