Kurt L. Binder

Kurt L. Binder

Partner
Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts
Phone:
508-757-7721 (x103)
Fax:
508-831-0955
E-mail:

Mr. Binder's practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and general business practice. As part of his practice, Mr. Binder acts as outside general counsel for his clients, including both large and small businesses. He regularly consults on matters involving commercial contract drafting and negotiation, employment policies and procedures, and corporate governance. In addition, Mr. Binder has tried cases in state and federal court before both judges and juries. He has also appeared before various state and federal administrative agencies and has participated in resolution of private sector disputes in both mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Binder is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Mr. Binder is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Worcester County Bar Association. Mr. Binder carries Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of "AV."  Mr. Binder is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation only trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Mr. Binder is a graduate of Colby College (B.A., History and Government, 1982) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1986), where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. A Director of the Clark Appellate Advocacy Group and an American Jurisprudence Scholar in Labor Law and Administrative Law. Mr. Binder resides in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where he is an active member of the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Contracts
  • Shareholders' Rights
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Employee Rights -- Employer
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employer
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employer
  • Cleanup & Superfund
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1986
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • Colby College, Waterville, Maine
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History/Government

Classes/Seminars

  • Common Mistakes You Can Make with Your Employee Handbook in Massachusetts, Lorman Education Services, July 25, 2006
  • Time Off: State and Federal Law on Employee Leave, Vacations, and Holidays in Massachusetts - Litigating Leave Disputes, Lorman Education Services, October 10, 2002
  • Successor Liability and Piercing the Corporate Veil: Steps for Recognition and Prevention, Worcester County Bar Association & Bench/Bar Day, March 12, 2009
  • New Developments in Corporate and Business Law, Worcester County Bar Association & Bench/Bar Day, March 20, 2008
  • Non-Compete Issues in Connection with the Sale of a Business, Worcester County Bar Association & Bench/Bar Day, March 22, 2007
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Attorneys Representing Closely Held Companies, Worcester County Bar Association & Bench/Bar Day, March 16, 2006
  • New Regulations for FMLA Mean Policy Updates for the Human Resources Office, Worcester Business Journal, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale & Hubbell "AV" Rating Awarded, 2007
  • Super Lawyer, 2013-Present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Worcester County Bar Association, Chair, Commercial/Corporate Law Committee, 1986 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1986 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Trial Law Instiute, Member
  • Diversity Law Instiute, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Morrison & Mahoney, LLP, Partner, 2001 - 2006
  • Dunn, Leader & Allen, Associate, 1989 - 1995