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Education

  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, cum laude, 2005
  • B.A., Bowdoin College, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

Essex County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Nicholas W. Allen

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Associate
  • T: 617.449.6505
    F: 617.326.3071

Mr. Allen is an experienced commercial litigator who also handles real estate and employment litigation. He represents diverse clients in the financial services, health care, food and beverage, entertainment, and technology industries, to name a few.  These include international and domestic corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, privately-held companies, family-run businesses and individuals.

With more than a decade of experience appearing in both federal and state courts, Mr. Allen litigates a variety of commercial matters involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, business torts and fraud claims, fiduciary breaches, intellectual property rights, and consumer protection claims arising under Chapter 93A and other consumer protection laws.

In the employment context, Mr. Allen has extensive experience representing both corporations and individuals, with a focus on wage and hour litigation and misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property. He recently served on the McCarter team that secured dismissal of a case against an employer brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act, which was upheld by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. 

Mr. Allen also represents owners, developers, secured lenders, landlords, tenants and others in real estate disputes before the Massachusetts Land Court and Superior Court. He has successfully litigated claims for adverse possession, easement use rights, and other title-related issues.  

As a member of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ pro bono network, Mr. Allen has successfully litigated and settled landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes and consumer protection claims. He also provides estate planning services to pro bono clients through the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s Elder Law Project.

During law school, Mr. Allen was a staff editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal. He graduated cum laude and received an award for excellence in the study of Health Law. Mr. Allen lives north of Boston with his wife and three children.