Benjamin M. McGovern is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Litigation Section. Mr. McGovern is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice primarily on high-stakes litigation involving trusts, estates and other fiduciary disputes.
Mr. McGovern represents financial institutions, individuals, families and charities in a broad variety of matters, including will and trust contests, trustee removal actions, trust interpretation actions and fiduciary disputes arising in both the trust and close corporation context. He also has substantial experience handling other types of complex business litigations and class actions, including noncompetition and trade secret matters, employee wage and hour disputes, false advertising litigation under the Lanham Act, antitrust violations, products liability disputes, copyright infringement, and the defense of claims brought under the False Claims and Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts.
Mr. McGovern has significant experience in all phases of litigation. He has tried cases in federal and state courts, and has argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He has defended clients in both single-party and class arbitration matters, and frequently represents clients in the negotiated resolution or mediation of complex multiparty disputes.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. McGovern served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Justice Joseph A. Grasso Jr. of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
While attending law school, Mr. McGovern was elected executive editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, and authored an article that was cited by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Commonwealth v. Clemmey, 447 Mass. 121 (2006).
Please note that email communications to the firm through this website do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. Do not send any privileged or confidential information to the firm through this website. Click "accept" below to confirm that you have read and understand this notice.