Practice Areas

Appellate Law
The firm is familiar with the technical requirements of both the Massachusetts and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. See Research.

The firm represents secured parties, unsecured creditors and debtors in bankruptcy. Attorney Neylon was a panel trustee in Boston during the 1980’s and has been successfully litigating adversary proceedings since that time.

Business Law
The firm organizes corporations, limited liability companies and other operational or asset holding entities, advises as to tax consequences and personal liability aspects of such entities, and assists owners in tending to the maintenance and governance of same.

Attorney Neylon and associated counsel appear in District Courts of the Commonwealth on a host of criminal matters, including motor vehicle violations, operating under the influence, including subsequent offenses and related matters. The firm also handles Registry of Motor Vehicle hearings and appeals and works with associated attorneys. The firm shares space with criminal defense attorney who handles all Superior Court matters. See Miller Criminal Defense.

Domestic Relations/Divorce
The firm represents husbands and wives in divorce, modifications, contempts, arbitrations, mediations and paternity matters, and interacts effectively with experts and social service providers.

Estate Planning
The firm coordinates with clients and other advisors, and oversees drafting and execution of appropriate instruments, including durable power of attorney, health care proxies, wills- simple, reciprocal, pourover and inter vivos trusts, including credit shelter trusts, and irrevocable insurance trusts. The firm works with outside counsel for Medicaid planning. See Gosselin Law.

Forensic Accounting
John Neylon, J.D., C.P.A., LLM Taxation, works with other accountants, lawyers and expert witnesses to enhance discovery, expert oral and graphic presentation of accounting, economic, mathematical, fraud related and damage matters. Mr. Neylon is a certified fraud examiner as well as a certified management accountant, certified in financial management and certified internal auditor. See Vasil & Dowd .

Personal Injury
Numerous personal injury matters have been successfully resolved to the clients’ satisfaction. Attorney Neylon has been litigating matters for referring attorneys since the 1980’s.

Professional Liability
The firm defends attorneys, CPA’s, and other professionals in state and federal courts, in civil and criminal matters, and before the Board of Bar Overseers, the Board of Public Accountancy and other Boards of Registration.

The firm has handled routine and complex subrogated matters including those for fidelity bond insurers, workers compensation, general liability and property/casualty insurers including plaintiffs’ professional liability claims.

Transactional Law
In September 2007, the firm represented as borrower’s counsel, a plant manager, who made a bootstrap acquisition of a division of a Fortune 50 company. Most of the firm’s business transactional work involves purchase/sale/ leaseback of family businesses, restaurants, etc.

White Collar Crime
Defense of white collar crime matters in both federal and state courts has been facilitated by working relationships with accountants, subrogating insurers and prominent members of the criminal defense bar. See Miller Criminal Defense. Mr. Neylon is active in the Boston chapter of the ACFE.

Wills/Trust Probate
Routine estates are settled in all Massachusetts’ counties. Attorney Neylon has been hired to prosecute and defend several complex matters challenging and defending wills based upon fraud, duress and undue influence, and other significant cases involving interpretation and administration of trusts.

Worker’s Compensation
Attorney Neylon is often hired by other lawyers and insurers to bring so called “third party actions,” under M.G.L. c.152, sec. 15. The firm has working relationships with many practitioners who specialize in worker’s compensation. All employee Department of Industrial Action matters are hanlded by Bernard Loughran, Jr.. See Loughran & Corbett.

The firm has represented applicants in front of zoning, planning, licensing boards, conservation commissions and state and federal agencies. The firm is often hired by municipalities to represent such boards in court when they are sued by unhappy applicants.


The firm has worked defending cases under the Massachusetts version of the Uniform Securities Act Ch 110 A. Mr. Neylon is an approved FINRA arbitrator and is occasionally randomly assigned to panels on securities industry matters.