Robert D. Hillman


Principal - Charities and Non-Profit Organizations and Labor & Employment and Litigation and School Law Departments


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Areas of Practice
Mr. Hillman is a principal of the firm, practicing primarily in the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on the litigation and arbitration of business and employment disputes as well as land use disputes in all courts in Massachusetts, federal courts and commercial and securities industry arbitration forums.

Work for Clients
Mr. Hillman represents clients in a broad range of matters, including commercial and contract disputes, disputes involving shareholders in closely-held enterprises, securities compliance and SEC investigations, environmental issues and the defense of tort liabilty claims. Mr. Hillman represents clients in employment matters ranging from executive compensation and noncompetition covenants to the defense of employment discrimination, whistle-blowing and wage-related claims. 

In the area of land-use litigation, Mr. Hillman has represented both private and municipal clients in connection with zoning, title and eminent domain disputes.

Professional and Civic Activities
Mr. Hillman is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He chaired the Cohasset Cable Television Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of the Cohasset Dramatic Club.

Publications
Mr. Hillman has authored several articles on commercial and securities laws issues, including Other Peoples’ Money: Problems in Attaching Securities Under Three Versions of U.C.C. Article 8, 16 U.Pitt.J. of Law and Commerce.

Personal Activities
Mr. Hillman is Principal Trombone of the Rusty Skippers, a concert band in Cohasset.

Education
Mr. Hillman holds an A.B. from Boston College (1985) and a J.D. from Cornell Law School (1988). 

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