On February 12, 2018Stephen Riden was a panelist at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s seminar on damages. The title of the program was “Damages, Interest & Attorney Fees: Key issues for every trial attorney to overcome.”

MCLE describes the seminar as follows:

Money—most civil litigation and many trials turn on this issue. Damages the plaintiff may recover and the theories that support the award are crucial for an attorney to analyze when preparing a case. Many times, however, lawyers do not give enough attention to the amount of money the plaintiff may recover. More detrimental to their case, lawyers frequently become so focused on issues of liability that they ignore damages almost entirely. Regardless of whether you represent the plaintiff or defendant, this inadvertence can be a costly mistake.

This program addresses critical theories of damages and provides practical insight on how to approach damage issues at each stage of the case—pleading, discovery, summary judgment, trial, and settlement. You receive a complete tutorial informed by the collective expertise of all panelists to master your next case.

In addition to Steve Riden, the panel included the following speakers:

  • Dustin F. Hecker, Esq., Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP, Boston
  • David H. Goodman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, Gosule, Butkus & Jesson LLP, Milton
  • Michelle L. Prager, Esq., Aceto, Bonner & Prager, PC, Boston

Steve Riden is the author of the first chapter in the book Damages, Interest, and Attorney Fees in Massachusetts Litigation. The chapter, supplemented in 2017, is titled “General Law of Damages in Massachusetts.”

Stephen has extensive experience litigating business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, and noncompete agreements. He has represented companies in a variety of governmental investigations. Stephen also has substantial experience representing owners involved in intra-corporate disputes, including shareholder litigation and close-corporation control matters.

Steve Riden was selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New England and Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts.

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