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Francis Gleason

Francis Gleason

Attorney at Law

Ashland
Massachusetts
Licensed in
MA, CT
University of Connecticut School of Law

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About
Frank is a graduate of Harvard where he studied philosophy, biology, chemistry and foreign languages. Immediately after college, Frank became an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in ground combat units based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Frank deployed to several continents and served on active duty during Operation Desert Storm, attaining the rank of Major. He obtained his JD at the Univ. of Conn. His practice focusses on representing startups to mid-stage companies in contract matters including in litigation in federal and state courts. He is admitted in Massachusetts, Connecticut, the 1st, 4th and 7th Circuit Courts… read more of Appeal and the US Supreme Court.
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"My overall experience was excellent. Frank really took the time to understand my business and its needs. He worked with me to develop the documents I needed and didn't bill me for every second he was working on it like most attorneys do. I would highly recommend Frank for all your legal needs!"

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"Fantastic legal support that navigated me safely through a a minefield of a contract. Frank and Jo Anne are a powerhouse of a team, and I look forward to working with them in the very near future."

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Posted on Sep 13, 2018
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"Frank was a pleasure to work with. He was very communicative and efficient. He addressed all my questions and concerns. I would recommend him to friends and family."

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018
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"Frank and Jo Ann were great. They were incredibly responsive and got us exactly what we needed in a very short time frame. We look forward to working with them again!"

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Posted on Aug 13, 2018
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"I needed a review of a non compete to make a decision on a job offer. He was quick and helped me come to a decision with his review if Massachusetts cases. It gave me peace of mind knowing i made the right decision for me."

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Posted on Aug 10, 2018
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"Fast and responsive communication, great to deal with. Would hire again."

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Posted on Aug 1, 2018

Work History

Gleason & Gleason, P.C.

Partner

Jan 2004 - Present

Partner of a law practice focused on representing corporations and individuals on business and employment matters including contracts, technology-related issues, corporate governance concerns, business and employment disputes and compliance. Represent start-ups, early-stage, closely held, and small to mid-size corporations in the technology, service, manufacturing and medical device industries.

Jan 2004 - Present

Biofertec, LTD.

Vice President

Jan 1997 - Dec 2003

Evaluated, negotiated and drafted vendor contracts for early-stage medical device company. Managed vendor relationships and monitored fulfillment of contractual obligations. Handled employment-related legal matters and managed outside general counsel and patent counsel. Co-inventor on two U.S. patents.

Jan 1997 - Dec 2003

United States Marine Corps

Infantry Officer

Feb 1982 - Dec 1999

Served as an infantry officer in ground combat units and served as Communications Security Materials Custodian maintaining classified communications material for regimental headquarters (Top Secret Clearance). Deployed with units to Asia, Central America, and Arctic Circle, Norway. Volunteered and served on active duty for Operation Desert Storm. Served as legal officer. Attained rank of Major.

Feb 1982 - Dec 1999

Law Office of Francis G. Gleason, Jr.

Owner

Jan 1993 - Dec 1996

Represented individuals and corporations in various litigation including trust-related disputes, contract disputes and insurance defense matters. Worked on a team of lawyers on class-action lawsuits. Negotiated and drafted vendor agreements for client manufacturing and technology companies. Series 7 and 63 registered representative of broker-dealer firm raising capital for start-ups.

Jan 1993 - Dec 1996

Pepe & Hazard (now McElroy Deutsch)

Litigation Associate

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992

Member of Commercial Litigation group. Represented corporations involved in complex commercial litigation including financial institutions, insurance companies, municipalities, construction companies and privately-held corporations.

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Litigation Assistant

Mar 1986 - Aug 1986

Litigation support on trial preparation and ten-week anti-trust trial representing defendant in USFL v NFL, 84 CIV 7484, Southern District of New York. Work included development of trial exhibits, brief editing, case law research.

Mar 1986 - Aug 1986

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