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Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

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Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.
One Monarch Place
Suite 2000
Springfield, Massachusetts 01144

Phone: (413) 737-4753
Fax: (413) 787-1941

Firm Size:

11 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Marylou Fabbo

255 Park Avenue, 10th Floor
Worcester, Massachusetts 01605

Phone: (508) 757-5335
Fax: (413) 787-1941

173 Interstate Drive
Waterbury, Connecticut 06705

Phone: (203) 630-1175
Fax: (413) 787-1941

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

New Jersey
New York

Firm Description

From its inception in 1964, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. has concentrated its practice in the field of labor relations and employment law practicing exclusively for management. The firm serves both public and private sector employers throughout New England and in many other states. The firm's clientele are engaged in all forms of business enterprise, including health care, manufacturing, banking, higher education and non-profit organizations in any matter relating to the employment relationship. The firm has also been approved as defense counsel by numerous insurance companies providing Employment Practice Liability Coverage to employers.

Each of the firm's lawyers has a broad-based background in the resolution of employment-related problems. Generally, each client chooses one attorney who has primary responsibility for their account. However, to enhance greater expertise and efficiency, when it best serves the client's needs, other attorneys might become involved with any specific client. Skoler, Abbott prides itself on its responsiveness to clients and its practice of "preventive labor/employment" relations, where it has long assisted employers in matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, including representation elections, defending against unfair labor practice charges, as well as collective bargaining and grievance arbitration.

Skoler, Abbott & Presser has extensive experience in defending employers at trials both before administrative agencies and federal and state courts throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. The firm's attorneys are admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Over the years the firm has successfully defended employers in virtually every type of employment dispute. While its success rate at trial is outstanding, the firm strongly believes that its greatest litigation successes are not the trial "wins", but rather, the far greater number of times that it has avoided litigation or promptly and efficiently resolved employment-related disputes at the early stages of a lawsuit or administrative charge. This may include use of alternative dispute resolution or creative problem solving. Recognizing that its clients are not in business to "make laws", but rather, that lawsuits are an undesirable drain on a company's resources, the firm attempts to manage litigation from the client's own business perspective, providing expert and cost efficient handling of employment litigation.

The firm provides training in a wide variety of employment-related areas, including sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, COBRA, Workers Compensation, attendance, hiring/firing issues, and assists clients in developing, reviewing and updating policies and procedures for personnel manuals, guidebooks and affirmative action plans.


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