Jack I. Siegal has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner in the firm's Boston office. Siegal is member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor's Rights, Employment, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Appellate and Intellectual Property practice groups. Siegal was previously with Devine Millimet's Boston office.
"We are very pleased to have Jack join Gordon & Rees and our team in the Boston office," said Jay Gregory, office managing partner of the firm's Boston office. "Jack brings a depth of knowledge in a variety of legal practices. He maintains a philosophy of focusing on the core of the dispute, and spurning the inefficiencies and attorney battles that escalate client costs and provide zero case value. This approach is in keeping with our firm's philosophy and Jack will help us service the needs of our clients both locally and nationally."
Siegal is a trial lawyer with more than 16 years experience. He has numerous federal and state bench and jury trials to his credit. He routinely handles complex commercial disputes, real estate issues, trust/fiduciary duty/malpractice disputes, alternative investment recovery efforts, intellectual property disputes, employment cases, investment banking and hedge fund disputes, complex tort cases, and white collar criminal investigations.
Siegal's adept trial tactics have yielded successful results in his clients' favor including a November 2017 two-day trial in New Hampshire state court successfully defending a deep-pocketed shareholder of a closely held business against veil piercing claims to hold him liable for the business’ debts. Siegal also successfully conducted a six-day trial in bankruptcy court to deny a Chapter 7 debtor a discharge on behalf of his client, the debtor’s largest creditor with a claim in excess of $20 million. His client financed one of the debtor’s luxury condominium development projects in the Boston-area, which failed for a variety of reasons. The debtor personally guaranteed the financing, but engaged in a fraudulent scheme both to procure the financing and prevent his client from collecting on the guaranty and other collateral. After the debtor was in bankruptcy, Siegal was hired to ensure that the $20 million debt would not be discharged. Further, during the course of case, Siegal exposed the debtor’s fraud on the court and his creditors in connection with his bankruptcy disclosures, and, as a result, obtained sanctions against the debtor. The District Court affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision.
Siegal also recently helped an investment partnership obtain a favorable ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which allowed the partnership to continue prosecuting its lawsuit against a prominent national law firm which allegedly helped steal the partnership’s funds in connection with a bogus pre-IPO sale of Facebook stock. See ESG Capital Partners, LP et al. v. Venable LLP et al., No. 13-56684 (9th Cir. July 11, 2016).
Siegal is admitted to practice in Massachusetts; California; US Bankruptcy and District Court for the Southern District of Florida; US District Courts for the Northern and Central District of California; US District Court for the District of Massachusetts; First Circuit Court of Appeals, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Siegal earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law. He was recognized in 2010 and 2011 by Super Lawyers as a Massachusetts "Rising Star"-Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney.
Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 47 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both the Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.