Nicholas 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, Nick 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, Nick has extensive experience representing both corporations and individuals, with a focus on wage and hour litigation and misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property. Recently, Nick served as a vital member of McCarter trial teams that secured multi-million dollar judgments on behalf of firm clients. These victories include a Chapter 93A fraud case resulting in a $7 million judgment for a firm client in a commercial loan case, and a $2 million judgment on behalf of a firm client seeking unpaid compensation and other benefits from a former employer.
Nick 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, Nick 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. In recognition of his pro bono contributions, Nick was awarded the 2019 Robert B. Fraser Award for Pro Bono Excellence by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.
During law school, Nick 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. Nick lives north of Boston with his wife and three children. In his spare time, Nick enjoys travelling with his family, and coaching youth baseball and basketball. Nick currently serves on the Board of Directors of his local little league program.