Goldman & Pease Announce Addition of Two Attorneys to Firm

Press Release – February 16, 2011

Needham, MA. (February 16, 2011) – Goldman & Pease LLC, is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to its Needham office: Rebecca A. Erlichman and Tracy L. Davis.

“Rebecca and Tracy are solid additions to Goldman & Pease LLC’s civil litigation and real estate practice and further strengthen our capabilities,” says Howard Goldman, founding partner of the firm.  “We’re pleased to welcome these highly qualified attorneys to our team.”

Ms. Erlichman has extensive experience in the areas of real property and real estate litigation, having previously served as a law clerk to Hon. Charles W. Trombly, Jr. at the Massachusetts Land Court.  She also has significant experience in general collections litigation and contract disputes.  Prior to joining Goldman & Pease LLC, Ms. Erlichman worked at two Boston-area firms as a litigation associate.  Ms. Erlichman graduated, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review.

Ms. Davis has concentrated her practice over the past eleven years on civil litigation, real estate and corporate matters.  Ms. Davis has also handled product liability, personal injury and contract disputes and she is proficient in handling real estate transactions involving residential and commercial financings as well as negotiating commercial real estate agreements. A 1998 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Ms. Davis has extensive experience mediating matters and previously volunteered as a pro bono attorney for the May Institute in Randolph, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Goldman & Pease LLC, Ms. Davis worked at a law firms in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts.

The addition of the two new associates is in line with Goldman & Pease LLC’s strategy of providing service and value to its clients on an individual level. The firm’s attorneys specialize in business law, real estate law, condominium law, civil litigation, and serve the greater Boston metro region.  The firm also has an active repertoire of speaking engagements. The firm obtained the second highest jury verdict in 2010 in the State regarding  a case involving negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.goldmanpease.com.

Norfolk County Superior Court Jury Hands Down $12 Million Verdict Today

Press Release – July 23, 2010

A Norfolk County Superior Court jury handed down a verdict today in the amount of twelve million ($12,000,000.00) dollars in favor of two brothers, Douglas and Joseph Homsi of Needham, Massachusetts.  The Homsi brothers were injured on the morning of December 10, 2006 when a 1999 Lexus, driven by Vittorio C. Gentile, Jr., 29, of 16 Andrea Drive of Canton, crossed the double yellow lines on Route 138 in Milton, Massachusetts, colliding head on with a car occupied by the Homsi brothers.  Douglas Homsi, the driver, suffered traumatic brain injury in the collision and sustained a stroke the following week leaving him partially paralyzed and unable to speak to this day.  His younger brother, Joseph Homsi, has been mentally retarded since birth, and up until the motor vehicle accident was cared for by his elder brother, Doug.  Verdicts were also handed down in the same amount against the owners of the Lexus, Lydia Gentile and Vittorio Gentile of 139 Porter Street, Westwood, Massachusetts, the grandparents of the driver, on theories of negligent entrustment, agency and negligent failure to secure a motor vehicle.

“The Homsi brothers’ lives were devastated by this motor vehicle accident,” said Howard S. Goldman of Goldman & Pease LLC, of Needham, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs.  “Douglas Homsi needs round the clock care in a nursing home here in Needham, just a few short miles where he once lived.  And Joe, who used to go everywhere with his older brother, is now bereft of his life long companion.  He keeps asking when can Doug come home.”

“The verdict is a testament to the perspicacity of the hard-working jury,” said Attorney Brian Burke of Worcester, who actually tried the case.  “This jury really wanted to find the truth about the responsibility of all three defendants.”

Douglas Homsi was awarded $9,500,000; Joseph Homsi who suffered less serious physical injuries in the crash, recovered $2,500,000.  The entire Homsi family is grateful that justice was done.

Contact:  Howard S. Goldman (781) 292-1080