NMP Practice Areas

Civil Service: We represent municipal employers in a large number of cases each year at the Civil Service Commission. We litigate cases involving the full range of discipline that can be meted out, from suspensions, to demotions to discharge; and we defend bypass cases as well. Read More

Collective Bargaining: Our attorneys have thousands of hours of experience at the bargaining table on behalf of unionized employers. We also support employers in bargaining even when we are not at the table. We have negotiated contracts involving teachers, police, firefighters, custodians, public works, administrators, department heads, clerical employees, and more. Read More

Compensation and Benefits: We help clients develop and implement effective strategies and solutions for any problem they encounter in hiring, retaining, compensating or incentivizing their employees, consultants and executives. Read More

Education and Special Needs Law: We provide assistance and legal advice regarding all of the legal issues schools and public officials must face as they seek to accomplish their educational missions. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with the myriad of issues that school committees and educational institutions must face, including special education, student discipline, open meeting law, public records law, contracts and public bidding, civil rights, and more. Read More

Employee Relations Advice: Getting the right advice before you make important employment decisions can be crucial to sustaining those decisions against a challenge. At NMP, we help our clients avoid litigation, where beneficial, through counseling and investigation as well as alternative dispute resolution strategies such as arbitration and mediation – these approaches are generally less expensive and time consuming than litigation and therefore a better value for clients. Read More

Employment Law: We counsel employers in all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring and promotion to severance and retirement. Our attorneys provide a full range of management-side employment services to help our clients comply with all applicable laws and regulations, manage workplace expectations and disputes, and meet the challenges of the modern workplace. Read More

Labor Law: We provide our clients with the full range of legal services associated with management-side labor law, including advice and representation during organizing campaigns the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and related proceedings such as grievance proceedings, mediation, fact-finding and arbitration, and defense and representation of employers before the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations (“DLR”) and the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Read More

Litigation and ADR: We assist clients through all phases of litigation and regularly provide representation at all levels of state and federal courts and administrative agencies. We believe in taking a proactive approach to problems and we work with our clients to put them in the best possible position to succeed. At NMP, we provide a wide range of experience, coupled with a common sense, results-driven approach to litigation and alternate dispute resolution that is both cost-effective and efficient. Read More

Training and Speaking: As part of our commitment to proactive lawyering, we offer training to managers and client personnel about labor and employment law issues and school law developments that impact their work. Our attorneys have offered workshops in areas such as sexual harassment, conducting disciplinary investigations, workplace violence, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, affirmative action, student discipline, wage and hour laws, special education related topics, and many others. We are also willing to customize training to meet the needs of our clients. Read More