Attorneys & Professionals

Donald L. Graham

TEL: (617) 479-5000
EMAIL: dgraham@mhtl.com

Mr. Graham is a managing partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP and directs the firm’s corporate and commercial law practice areas. Mr. Graham has over thirty-five years experience in corporate organization, commercial contracting, business acquisition and sales, license and royalty agreements, intellectual property protection, commercial financing (bank, private placement and venture), commercial real estate acquisition, sale, leasing and construction, as well as general business counseling and advice. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has been a director for various charitable organizations, including Holyoke Hospital, South Shore Economic Development Corporation, Academy Hill Center for Gifted Children and is a member of the Governing Board of the South Shore Athena Powerlink program, a mentoring program for woman owned businesses.  Mr. Graham is also an authorized agent for First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic Title Insurance Company. He also has extensive commercial litigation experience having appeared before the Massachusetts Superior Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the US District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Mr. Graham is a graduate of Wesleyan University of Connecticut and received his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.

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CCHRA 2018 Labor & Employment Law Update

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