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Sean Fontes

Sean Fontes

Attorney at Law

Jamaica Plain
Massachusetts
Licensed in
MA, NY, RI
Boston College Law
School
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About
Attorney Sean Fontes is a Boston College Law School graduate and Massachusetts licensed attorney with over sixteen years experience, providing clients with the highest standards of responsive, cost-effective, and results-driven legal services. Attorney Fontes’s primary practice areas include business law, health care law, government relations and legislative strategies, employment law, probate and trust litigation, labor and employment law, contract law, commercial and residential real estate law, family law, intellectual property law, administrative law, and civil and criminal litigation. In addition to Massachusetts, attorney Fontes is… read more licensed in the states of New York and Rhode Island.
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"I am a licensed psychiatrist and the owner and president of a comprehensive, multi-faceted private psychiatric practice consisting of over thirty clinicians. In 2015, the corporation received a labor and employment complaint and notice of investigation from the state’s labor enforcement officials, alleging failure to pay wages along with other related claims. I promptly retained the services of attorney Sean Fontes based upon his extensive labor law experience. Attorney Fontes guided the corporation through the investigation and corresponded with the state labor officials. Due to his efforts, the matter was quickly resolved with no finding against the corporation or any of its principals, preventing the corporation from incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties. Attorney Fontes has been our attorney on all labor and corporate matters ever since, and we would highly recommend attorney Fontes in the area of labor and employment law."

Labor and Employment
Posted on Nov 21, 2017
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"I am a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine and the owner and president of a 17 employee veterinary hospital. In 2016, a disgruntled client filed a complaint with the state board of registration of veterinary medicine against me and my practice for the death of his pet. In response, I retained the services of attorney Sean M. Fontes, who came to me highly recommended in the areas of healthcare and regulatory matters. I quickly found attorney Fontes to be professional, responsive, and effective. He was able to promptly identify solutions that resulted in a great result. The state board of registration of veterinary medicine found that there was no wrong doing to the client, and the matter was resolved with no impact on my and the practice’s license. I would recommend attorney Fontes without hesitation. In fact, due to the great experience I had in this matter, I have since retained attorney Fontes in other matters"

Healthcare Regulatory
Posted on Nov 21, 2017

Work History

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

General Counsel

May 2011 - Present

Serve as lead and managing attorney for state agency with a staff of 400 employees and an annual budget of $850 million; provide strategic and legal counsel to agency director and executive staff on department-wide policies and operations; draft agency legislation and policies; perform legislative lobbying; negotiate and advise on collective bargaining agreements

May 2011 - Present

Law Office of Sean M. Fontes

Principal

Jan 2002 - Present

Advise on and negotiate major and independent recording label agreements, publishing agreements, and distribution agreements; advise on movie and television synchronization licenses; advised on corporate formation, structuring and financing; advised on and secure copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights

Jan 2002 - Present

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Legal Counsel

Feb 2017 - Nov 2011

Performed litigation, research, writing, and oral advocacy before appellate tax board, superior court, and bankruptcy court in all disputes involving corporate, personal income, and sales/use taxation; advised agency on tax laws, rules, and policies.

Feb 2017 - Nov 2011

Department of Attorney General

Government Litigation Attorney

May 2004 - Feb 2007

Performed research, writing, litigation, and oral advocacy in federal court, state superior court, and Rhode Island Supreme Court in the areas of government tort, construction, employment, and administrative law; created and facilitated policies for the oversight of state charitable assets; worked closely with educational institutions, charitable organizations, and financial institutions to ensure

May 2004 - Feb 2007

Department of Attorney General

Special Assistant Attorney General

Jun 2000 - Apr 2004

Prosecuted felony offenses through trials and pretrial litigation; conducted detention and probable cause hearings; reviewed felony complaints and evidence for probable cause and indictment; charged felony complaints through grand jury

Jun 2000 - Apr 2004

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