Burns & Levinson has announced that Partners George P. Field and Paul
Marshall Harris, and Associates Sara A. Decatur, Dr. Shahid Hasan and H. Shirley
Huang have joined the Firm. The addition of these attorneys continues our growth
plan and strengthens our business law, litigation and intellectual property
"It's exciting to provide further depth and breadth for our clients and
continue to grow the firm," said David P. Rosenblatt, managing partner.
"Being a firm with clients in the middle-market we've seen lots of activity this
year and believe it’s a sign of growth for our clients and a better
market. We welcome the changing times and these new attorneys to our
George P. Field (Partner) is in the Firm's Business
Litigation, Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property/SciTech Groups. He focuses his
practice on commercial litigation, dispute resolution and bankruptcy litigation.
He has been principal counsel in complex arbitration proceedings, including
multi-party international arbitrations. In his appellate work, Mr. Field has
successfully established new law in Massachusetts in areas of insurance and
commercial real estate by prevailing on issues of first impression under state
statutes. Mr. Field has also represented clients in the area of intellectual
property in patent infringement, copyright and trademark cases. He
received a J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1978 and an A.B. from Harvard
College in 1971. He is a graduate of Boston Latin School. Mr. Field
currently resides in Wellesley, MA.
Paul Marshall Harris (Partner) is in the Firm's Business
Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice on advising closely held
businesses and advising franchises and distribution businesses. Mr.
Harris also focuses his practice on representing motor vehicle dealers in
all aspects of their business including transactions and dispute
resolution. Mr. Harris advises motor vehicle dealers on a wide variety of
issues, including employment, manufacturer-dealer trade relationships and real
estate matters. He has represented automotive industry trade associations
in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Mr. Harris has also
served as an expert witness on behalf of motor vehicle dealers. He
received a J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1976 and a B.A. from University of
Bridgeport in 1973. Mr. Harris currently resides in Newton Centre,
Sara A. Decatur (Associate) is in the Firm's Business
Litigation Group. She focuses on representing individuals and businesses in a
variety of disputes including product liability, unfair competition, breach of
contract, breach of fiduciary duties and insurance coverage issues from
pre-litigation stages through trial, settlement or alternative dispute
resolution. In addition, Ms. Decatur has litigated franchise matters and handled
appointment, manufacturer-dealer and employment issues for auto
dealerships. She received a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law
in 2001 and a B.A., cum laude, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in
1998. Ms. Decatur currently resides in Somerville, MA.
Dr. Shahid Hasan (Associate) is in the Firm's Intellectual
Property/SciTech and Life Sciences Groups. Dr. Hasan’s practice focuses on
biotechnology where he combines his expertise in cancer biology and patent law
to draft and prosecute patent applications related to biologics and small
molecules and to provide opinions on patent-related matters. He received a J.D.
from Suffolk University Law School in 2005. He received a Ph.D. in Cancer
Biology in 1994 and a M.S. in Environmental Medicine in 1991 from Hokkaido
University in Japan. Dr. Hasan also received a M.S. in Biotechnology in 1987 and
a B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from Aligarh Muslim University in India. He is
conversational in Japanese and Hindi. Dr. Hasan currently resides in
H. Shirley Huang (Associate) is in the Firm's Corporate and
International Groups. Ms. Huang has experience in drafting and reviewing merger
and acquisition agreements, equity investment agreements along with the due
diligence process between Taiwan and PRC entities in joint venture deals. Ms.
Huang is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Ms. Huang received
a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2010 and a B.A., cum laude,
from University of California, Irvine in 2005. She currently resides
in Boston, MA.
We are excited to welcome all five attorneys to the Firm.