Philip Y. Brown

Brown Counsel

101 Federal Street
Suite 1900
Boston, Massachusetts 02110


Commercial, Employment, Financial, Inheritance Disputes, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Land Use, Partnership Disputes, Professional Malpractice, Securities

Mr. Brown has maintained a diverse and successful business litigation practice for over 28 years, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to public and private pension funds, private businesses, corporate executives and directors and individuals. The issues he deals with in his practice include contracts, securities, art replevin, employment, fiduciary, partnership, corporate governance and land use.  He holds a certificate for completing an extensive 36-hour mediation training course from Metropolitan Mediation Services and serves as a court appointed mediator in the Massachusetts District Court.  And, as a litigator, he has an in-depth understanding as to how cases are settled and the dynamics that can play out through the mediation process.  His goal is to work collaboratively to bring about a fair resolution. 

Mr. Brown has been associated with a large national law firm and also served as a shareholder for many years in a New England regional law firm.  He now has his own practice, where he focuses on providing strategic litigation advice and services and mediation. 



 Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 1988
 New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. Politics 1985
 Haverford College, B.A. 1983

Areas of Practice

 Complex Business Litigation
 Land Use
 Employment Disputes and Counseling
 Art Replevin
 Financial Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

 U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
 U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
 Supreme Court

• Chairman of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission.
• Vice Chair of the Norwell Zoning Board of Appeals.
• Member of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors, Chair of the Board of Governor’s Community Outreach Committee and Member of the Board of Governor’s Executive Committee.
• Chairman of the Special Commission To Study the Massachusetts Public Employees’ Pension Classification System, a commission established by a legislative act.
• Past Co-Chair of the Class of 1983 annual giving for Haverford College.
• Past member of the Haverford College Alumni Awards Committee.
• Active in the Haverford College Lawyers Network.
• Past member of the Notre Dame Academy PASS Council.

Honors And Awards

• Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013 in the fields of Appellate and Commercial Litigation.  "Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers."
• Rated AV Preeminent® (5.0 out of-5.0) by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.  "AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."  Also, "[t]he Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.
• Selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer each year since its inception (2004-2016), an honor that recognizes him as a leader in the legal community. "Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations."  Moreover, "[t]he final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state."
• Listed in Super Lawyers National Business Edition.


101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States

T 617-842-8375
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