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



  • 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




  • 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




  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • 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.

Derek Sullivan




  • New England School of Law,
    J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Utica College,
    B.S. Criminal Justice, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007
  • Massachusetts Federal Court, 2008
  • Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Community Involvement

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Bailey Buchanan




  • Boston College Law School,
    J.D., cum laude, May, 2001
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.B.A. 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.

John Moorman




  • New England School of Law,
    J.D., 1988
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1988
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 1989




John Moorman has almost thirty years’ experience representing both individuals and corporations in a wide array of legal matters. While John focuses his practice mostly on general civil litigation, his primary areas of practice are domestic, personal injury, business litigation and collections, as well as criminal matters. He has extensive experience in representing clients in all District, Superior and Probate Courts of Massachusetts, in both jury and non-jury related matters. John was also recently chosen by his peers as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed on only the top 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts.

John has been involved in several complex cases, including successfully representing a family of one of the victims of 9/11. In that matter he dealt extensively with the Victim’s Compensation Fund and obtained an award in excess of $3 million for the family. He has also been involved with several wrongful death cases, achieving successful results on behalf of the victims and families involved.

John joined the litigation department of Metaxas Brown Pidgeon in September, 2014. Previously, he worked for seven years at Rudolph Friedmann LLP in Boston. Prior to joining Rudolph Friedmann, John was a shareholder in his own private practice for thirteen years in Beverly, MA.

When John is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and participating in other outdoor activities.

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated one of the first successful settlements, in excess of $3 million dollars, for the family of one of the 911 victims dealing primarily with Kenneth Feinberg, Esq. and the Victim’s Compensation Fund. John’s settlement package became one of the templates used for future settlement negotiations.
  • Successfully tried and won on appeal a case for Ingaldsby Farm against a neighboring prominent Boston lawyer who was trying to get the Court to order the farm stand to close based upon alleged violations of an agricultural statute
  • Successfully defended limousine manufacturer in Federal District Court against competing limousine manufacturer alleging claims of violations of the RICO statute and conspiracy against Ford Motor Company, General Motors and several other limousine manufacturers
  • One of only a few attorneys to successfully defend a commercial tenant against a prominent commercial landlord trying to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for an alleged breach of a lease agreement and failure to give timely notice of non-renewal when landlord knew tenant had vacated the premises and had no intention of renewing its lease
  • Negotiated and settled through mediation multiple personal injury cases for hundreds of thousands of dollars, saving clients the time, expense and aggravation of prolonged litigation

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Litigation
  • Domestic Relations Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Collections
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Construction Law