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Fred serves as outside general counsel to his clients, advising on a broad range of business issues, including in the areas of business strategy and planning, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities (including debt and equity financing), executive compensation and other business matters. Fred’s business clients range from start-up situations to public companies and include consumer products companies, manufacturers and distributors of capital equipment, professional service companies, software developers, and various e-commerce businesses. In addition, over the last several years, Fred has devoted over 100 hours annually, serving as pro bono general counsel to two Massachusetts-based nonprofit organizations, Homes For Our Troops and Gifts to Give.
I believe that government policies continue to play a significant role in setting business strategy. I’m particularly watching how legislative and regulatory action will impact the businesses we serve and will be a critical driver of business growth and success.
This article quotes Boston Complex Disputes partner George Skelly on Boston Beer Co.’s complete victory in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, a decision that affirmed a District Court dismissal of a proposed securities class-action lawsuit against the company. The NP team also included Boston Complex Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, Rochester Privacy and Technology partner Rick McGuirk, Boston Corporate senior counsel Fred Grein, New York City Complex Disputes partner Chris Mason, Boston Privacy and Technology counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, Boston Complex Disputes associate Matt Costello, and Boston paralegal Erin MacMahon. In addition to the Globe article, The American Lawyer also highlighted the Boston Beer victory in its Litigation Daily column on Tuesday.
This article covers a Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming a District Court ruling that dismissed a proposed securities class-action lawsuit against Boston Beer Co., scoring a complete victory for the company. The NP team included Boston Complex Disputes partners George Skelly and Morgan Nighan, Rochester Privacy and Technology partner Rick McGuirk, Boston Corporate senior counsel Fred Grein, New York City Complex Disputes partner Chris Mason, Boston Privacy and Technology counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, Boston Complex Disputes associate Matt Costello, and Boston paralegal Erin MacMahon.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
College of the Holy Cross, A.B.
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, M.B.A.
Since October 2010, Fred has served as pro bono general counsel and ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of Home For Our Troops, Inc., whose mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. While headquartered in Massachusetts, HFOT’ s operations are national in scope.
Over his career, Fred has also served on the boards of a number of business and nonprofit organizations, including several manufacturing and distribution companies, a real estate management company, a media company, and a private, nonprofit 106-bed retirement and nursing home, from whose board Fred retired in 2016, after serving for over thirty years. Fred was actively involved in the American Red Cross for more than twenty-five years. He served as a member of its National Board of Governors from 1997 to 2003, serving at various times on the board's Executive and Finance committees and chairing its Governance and Strategic Planning committees. He has also served as chairman, treasurer, and Finance Committee chair for the Mass Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has also held a number of other volunteer leadership positions within the Red Cross.
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