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Summary Judgment Motions in the BLS: Views from the Bench and the Bar

Massachusetts Bar Association


Date: March 23, 2017

Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: Mintz Levin, One Financial Center, Boston, MA

Join the Business Litigation Practice Group of the Complex Commercial Litigation Section of the MBA and its guest speakers at this FREE roundtable event hosted at Mintz Levin.

In a lively question and answer bench/bar roundtable format, two sitting Business Litigation Session (BLS) judges and two experienced business litigators will address a number of timely questions for the BLS practitioner on the use (and sometimes, overuse) of summary judgment motions. Topics include:

  • Whether to file a motion for summary judgment
  • When are partial motions for summary judgment useful
  • How to avoid Rule 9A(b)(5) pitfalls
  • How to make briefs effective
  • How to present a persuasive oral argument

Don't miss this opportunity to have your questions addressed and to network with other practitioners in your area of practice. Light refreshments will be served.

Guest Speakers

  • Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan, Superior Court Business Litigation Session
  • Hon. Janet L. Sanders, Superior Court Business Litigation Session
  • Martin F. Gaynor III, Esq., Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP
  • Nicholas D. Stellakis, Esq., Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP


Advanced reservations are required to be added to the One Financial Center security list. RSVP at or email [email protected].