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James Radke is a commercial litigator who helps clients resolve a wide variety of business disputes. Jamie represents auto dealers, manufacturers, franchisors, commercial landlords, general contractors, assisted living facilities and other businesses in connection with contractual disputes, franchise and distributor issues, landlord/tenant matters, collection actions, tort and product liability matters, noncompetition cases and others. Jamie also represents clients who have experienced data breaches of personal and confidential information. Jamie's practice includes regular appearances in Massachusetts state and federal courts, including bench and jury trials, participation in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and handling appeals in state and federal courts.

In his automotive practice, Jamie has represented auto and heavy equipment dealers in disputes with manufacturers over issues such as assigned territory, performance metrics, termination of franchise agreements, protests of new dealer appointments, warranty reimbursement issues, and violations of M.G.L. c. 93B.

Jamie has served as a mentor to law students with the Boston Lawyers Group and serves on the Firm’s Diversity, Professional Development and Associates Committees. During law school he served as a legal intern for the Honorable John C. Cratsley of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

As people everywhere struggle to adjust to the rapid changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the financial impact on businesses and employees has been a primary concern.  Employees are facing reduced work hours and layoffs as businesses scale back or close. At the same time, employees are dealing with the reality of a serious health threat to themselves and family members.  The scale of disruption to the normal functioning of businesses and to people’s lives is unprecedented.
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Just as the 2018 legislative session came to a close on the night of July 31, 2018, the Legislature passed a bill reforming the law of noncompetition agreements (“noncompetes”) in Massachusetts.  The bill is being viewed as a compromise following years of unsuccessful efforts to pass noncompete reform.  The governor is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days. 
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