James Cormier Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
James Cormier

James Cormier

Business Attorney

Swampscott
Licensed in
MA
Suffolk University Law
School
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About
After spending three years as an Assistant District Attorney, I went into private practice focusing on civil and criminal litigation. As my civil litigation practice grew and evolved, it became clear to me that there was an underserved market for business legal services for startups and small businesses. Founders and entrepreneurs with good ideas and a lot of determination needed legal assistance but usually could not afford the high rates demanded by Boston firms.

I founded BeaconLegal to change that. I offer high-quality, personalized legal services to innovative business clients in tech, ecommerce, software development, and more.
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"Jim has been an ideal attorney for us. Knowledgable, thoughtful and fair-minded. He provided not only the specific services we needed—document review and drafting, liaison and negotiator with opposing counsel—but general legal and business guidance, which proved invaluable for our company. We plan to work with Jim again, and would strongly recommend him to others."

Assist with Asset Purchase
Posted on Aug 4, 2017
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"Extremely helpful and helped me feel good about signing an agreement for a very affordable price. Thanks so much!"

Review Founders Agreement
Posted on May 11, 2017
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"Jim understood our business immediately, asked great questions, and produced an excellent set of legal documents for us. I will definitely be working with him again."

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for Ecommerce Website
Posted on Dec 31, 2016
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"James is going to go above and beyond the minimum. He is extremely thorough and well organized. He created a versatile Purchase Contract form me that was well written in plain language. The flow was well thought out. Hire him before his fee skyrockets."

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement
Posted on Dec 31, 2016

Work History

BeaconLegal LLC

Principal Attorney

Sep 2016 - Present

Founding attorney at BeaconLegal, a Boston-based firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to startups, entrepreneurs, and emerging businesses. We regularly assist clients in a variety of industries including technology, software development, and ecommerce with business formation, contract drafting, outside general counsel consultation, intellectual property, and more.

Sep 2016 - Present

Cormier & Cormier LLP

Founding Partner

Jun 2011 - Jul 2012

Founding partner in a small law firm located in Lowell, Massachusetts focused on litigation, family law, business and commercial law, and a variety of other practice areas.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2012

Middlesex County District Attorney's Office

Assistant District Attorney

Mar 2008 - Apr 2011

Represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a criminal prosecutor in the District and Juvenile Courts. Managed large caseloads of hundreds of cases and took more than 30 cases to jury trial.

Mar 2008 - Apr 2011
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