Professional Licensing & Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Proceedings. 

    We have represented numerous professionals in disciplinary and licensing proceedings before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO), the Board of Registration in Medicine (BORM), the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), as well as other administrative agencies. We also counsel many professionals regarding the rules and regulations applicable to their professions, even where no formal proceedings are pending. We are acutely sensitive to the high stakes involved in professional licensing proceedings, and the impact it can have on an individual's personal, business, financial and family circumstances. Our work includes assisting clients in the investigative and early pre-complaint stages of these proceedings in an effort to avoid the filing of formal charges, as well as representation after such proceedings are instituted. We also work with licensed professionals seeking reinstatement after the temporary suspension of their licenses, and counseling them during a period of suspension regarding permissible practices.

  •  Attorney Discipline/Board of Bar Overseers. 

    We have represented over 200 attorneys in investigations by the Massachusetts Office of Bar Counsel and formal proceedings at the Board of Bar Overseers.  Our work includes counseling clients during investigations, negotiating pre-hearing dispositions, representing attorneys in disciplinary hearings and reinstatement proceedings, and advising attorneys on matters arising under the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, including compliance with IOLTA and record-keeping rules.