Boston is one of the most vibrant and diverse business sectors on the East Coast, particularly in the technology, life sciences, and health care markets. With extensive national resources and diverse local talent, Foley’s Boston office is well-positioned to serve you in this dynamic and competitive market.

Our Boston attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, health care, intellectual property, including intellectual property litigation, as well as the life sciences and technology industries. This experience complements many of Foley's strong national niche practice areas and industry teams, and enables us to address your legal needs from coast to coast.

Our Boston attorneys also are widely known for their work in following areas:

  • Federal and state tax
  • Incentive compensation and strategic alliances
  • Licensing, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and patent litigation
  • Real estate
  • Securities

The success of these practices in our Boston office can be attributed to our attorneys' legal acumen as well as their “can-do” approach to client service. We draw on the depth of a national firm while maintaining a personal atmosphere, employing small teams of attorneys to focus on each client.

  • Fourteen Boston attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016  
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our Boston attorneys for excellence in general commercial litigation, health care, intellectual property, private equity: venture capital investment, securities litigation, and white-collar crime and government investigations, and eight attorneys received individual national or local recognition
  • Nine Boston attorneys were recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2014 
  • Boston received Tier 1 rankings in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense: white-collar, and health care  
  • Twenty-three Boston attorneys were named to the 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars® lists, published by Law & Politics magazine
  • One Boston attorney was named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star by The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA
  • Named as the "Most Admired Law Firm in Massachusetts" by readers of the Boston Business Journal in 2014
  • Named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal in 2013

Our Boston attorneys are committed members of the business and civic community and support organizations that promote the greater good, including:

  • Acton Community Housing Corporation
  • Boston Public Library
  • The Celebrity Series
  • Citizens Schools
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts
  • Harvard University, Trial Practice Advocacy Program
  • Hungarian Honorary Consulate
  • MassChallenge
  • Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
  • The Second Step
  • Star House


Susan E. Pravda

Office Managing Partner

Lynn Herivaux

Director, Administration & Operations

Martin H. Nover

Regional Director, Operation & Administration
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