Tarae Howell is a litigator who focuses his practice on resolving complex disputes for a variety of clients. He navigates these through employing practical strategies to efficiently resolve matters and to minimize interference with the client’s business.
I focus on assisting clients in disputes involving breach of contract, product liability, intellectual property, franchise, investment funds, private equity and trusts and estates.
I represent clients in complex business disputes, particularly those involving product liability for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and financial services disputes for both financial institutions and private investment funds. I have experience litigating matters in state and federal courts in numerous jurisdictions and appellate matters before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
My extensive IP litigation experience includes managing international trademark enforcement campaigns, trademark and copyright infringement litigation, complex patent disputes and franchise disputes.
I represent financial institutions, businesses and high net-worth families in trusts and estates disputes, including will contests, accounting matters and matters involving charitable trusts. I regularly appear in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts and my experience includes defending a financial institution before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
As the regulatory landscape for the financial services industry evolves, I see institutions increasingly seeking guidance on how best to navigate changing regulations to ensure that they can continue to serve their customers and expand their businesses.
SupplyChainBrain | June 24, 2021
Corporate partner Amy O’Keefe and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, both in the Boston office, are featured in this video, sharing their insights on boilerplate clauses and best practices to avoid pitfalls in a post-COVID world.
Financial Advisor | June 22, 2021
Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell and Private Clients associate Bryce Helfer, both of the Boston office, contributed this article on estate planning for new parents—a group that often delays the undertaking.
The AmLaw Litigation Daily | May 07, 2021
This article recognizes the full NP team that secured a major damages win on behalf of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Litigation Department vice chair and partner Ethan Trull and partner John Ruskusky, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago, led the damages trial team. The NP team also included partner Lisa Sullivan, associate Katie Burnett, e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter, and paralegal Donna Long, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago. In addition, Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, both of the Boston office, played integral roles in the initial fraud win for Millennium in 2020.
Law360 | April 23, 2021
This article, covering the Delaware Chancery Court’ s $38.2 million damages judgment in favor of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals for its fraud claim against Harpoon Therapeutics, mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Ethan Trull, John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan; associate Katie Burnett; senior e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter; and paralegal Donna Long for representing Millennium. Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald, Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, and Intellectual Property patent specialist Angela Hafner, all in Boston, have also played integral roles in the matter.
Club Industry | October 31, 2018
In the second part of this two-part column, Nixon Peabody attorneys Kristin Jamberdino, Keri McWilliams, and Tarae Howell discuss potential avenues of expansion for fitness studios, including licensing and franchising. Click here to read Part Two.
Club Industry | October 31, 2018
In this column, Nixon Peabody attorneys Kristin Jamberdino, Keri McWilliams, and Tarae Howell discuss potential avenues of expansion for fitness studios, including licensing and franchising.
Club Industry | October 23, 2018
New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino; Washington, DC, Corporate partner Keri McWilliams; and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell co-wrote a two-part contributed article advising boutique fitness entrepreneurs on best practices for expanding their brands.
Club Industry | October 22, 2018
New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino, Washington DC Corporate partner Keri McWilliams and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell co-wrote a two-part contributed article advising boutique fitness entrepreneurs on best practices for expanding their brands. Click here to read Part One.
Boston Business Journal | October 17, 2018
Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell is quoted in this article about his journey to practicing law and how he serves as a role model for young African Americans who are interested in legal careers.
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University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property
Cornell University, B.S.
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Tarae was selected to the 2018 Massachusetts Rising Stars list in New England Super Lawyers Magazine, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Boston Debate League in 2013 and was named to the 2013 Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List.
Tarae is a member of the American and Boston bar association and Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court.