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Zachary Alan Waksman

Zachary Alan Waksman

Calabrese Law Associates, P.C.
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law...
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Zachary Waksman focuses his practice on litigation matters in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, representing clients involved in a wide range of real estate, construction, and business disputes. Mr. Waksman is a detail-orientated attorney who possesses an ability to process and analyze large complex litigation files to find the facts and the legal basis necessary for the firm’s litigation clients to succeed. His brilliant legal research and writing skills also provide litigation clients with an unquestionable advantage, especially when the clients’ case depends on formulating a persuasive nuanced legal argument. Mr. Waksman started his legal career at a New York City based law firm, assisting senior counsel with a wide range of litigation matters in State and Federal Court. While in law school, Mr. Waksman was a researcher at The Rutherford Institute, a civil rights organization that represents persons throughout the United States involved in State and Federal litigation matters. Mr. Waksman was also a writer for Impunity Watch, a human rights journal and blog operated by the Syracuse University College of Law, and a student attorney in the law school’s securities arbitration and consumer clinic.

Education
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D.
Honors: Certificate in National Security
Activities: Journal of International Law & Commerce: Associate Editor Impunity Watch; Assistant Community Development Coordinator; Senior Desk Officer, Middle East; Middle East Desk Reporter (two-time Reporter of the Month) Student Bar Association: Senator, 2010 to 2012
Wesleyan University
B.A. | Government
Spring 2006 in Denmark
Activities: Wesleyan Argus, 2003 to 2005 Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra
Professional Experience
Associate
Calabrese Law Associates, P.C.
- Current
Attorney
Zachary A. Waksman, Attorney at Law
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Family law and estate planning attorney. Supports client firms in all aspects of trial and case development, including legal research, drafting of pleadings, briefs and motions and pre-trial discovery review. Of counsel to Demidchik Law Firm, New York, NY, assisting firm with criminal matters in Massachusetts. Retained by Kreisberg & Maitland, LLP to research procedural and factual issues in ongoing state and federal litigations including: municipal liability under §1983; admissibility of television program’s transcript as prior inconsistent statement; garnishment of city employee’s pension in civil action; due process issues with NY statute. Retained by fellow attorney to assist with fee recovery; argued the matter before NY Appellate Division in September 2015. Researched fraudulent conveyance issues for litigation in NY; drafted complaint for filing in SDNY. Drafted memoranda on several corporate finance matters including: administrative estoppel on IRS filings; applicability of NY’s judicial dissolution statute to corporate misconduct; shareholders’ rights to inspect corporate books; and statute of limitations for previously unknown facts discovered in inspection of corporate books. Provided pro bono support to South Coastal Counties Legal Services; participant in Bristol County Family & Probate Court’s Lawyer of the Day Program from 2014-16
Student Attorney
Securities Arbitration & Consumer Clinic
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Handled legal matters with focus on consumer law and advocacy under a professor’s guidance. Conducted research on consumer law and products liability in actions on behalf of indigent clients. Drafted complaints, interrogatory responses, and other pleadings in consumer cases to protect indigent clients from improper consumer practices. Conducted client interviews to gain understanding and determine case strategy. Laid foundation to commence products liability action against major home appliance corporation
Intern
The Rutherford Institute
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Civil rights organization with strong focus on First and Fourth Amendment rights. Performed research on a wide range of issues for actions in state and federal courts across the US. Summarized findings in memoranda for use by staff and outside counsel. Issues included: legality of a school’s dress code; religious exemptions to photo identification requirements; private entities’ right to place limits on speech; workplace clothing as speech; potential consequences of unmanned drone use - findings were incorporated into book written by Institute’s president: John W. Whitehead, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging Police State (2013).
Legal Assistant
Syracuse Department of Law - Housing Department
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Hired for externship at specific request of attorneys. Drafted complaints against property owners who failed to maintain their buildings. Researched issues with legality of Syracuse Property Code, including comparison with codes of other cities in the State of New York, to create potential blueprint for improving the system.
Legal Assistant
Kreisberg & Maitland, LLP
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Served as fact-checker during motion preparation process in complex federal litigation. Conducted legal research to build case. Drafted and revised correspondence and pleadings for content and correctness. Hired to catalogue ~200,000 pages of discovery for complex federal litigation. Created electronic and physical organization systems for accessibility by time and topic. Remains in contact with firm for research work on several ongoing matters.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 5221825
Member
- Current
New York State Bar Association # 877854
Member
- Current
Massachusetts State Bar # 687912
Member
- Current
Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
- Current
Boston Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
New York
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
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Calabrese Law Associates, P.C.
67 South Bedford Street
Suite 400 West
Burlington, MA 01803
USA
Telephone: (617) 340-6623
Cell: (508) 930-3891
Fax: (617) 203-1795
Calabrese Law Associates, P.C.
One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
USA
Telephone: (617) 340-6623
Cell: (508) 930-3891
Fax: (617) 203-1795