Maurice LaRiviere, Jr
Law Office of Maurice LaRiviere Jr
1973 - 1977
Private practice, Methuen, Ma.
General practice of law with focus on litigation, labor and employment law, personal injury, wills and trusts, business law, land use and zoning and municipal law.
Current clients include; Andover Housing Authority (Counsel), Amesbury Housing Authority (Labor Counsel), Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (Educational Program Instructor for local land use permitting boards and committees).
Prior Position- City Solicitor, City of Methuen, Ma.
-Representation of City and its officers before various federal and state courts. -Representation of the City and its officers before various state agencies and in arbitration before AAA.
-Representing land use permitting boards including Community Development, ZBA, Con Comm, Historic District Committee, Board of Health and Building Commissioner.
-Issuance of opinions to the City Council, Mayor, officers, boards and commissions of the municipality.
-Preparation of legal instruments such as home rule petitions, deeds, RFP’s, bid documents, contracts, resolutions, leases, ordinances and eminent domain petitions.
-Representation of the City in labor negotiations with Public Safety, Public Works and General Government Unions.
Business Associations- Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.
Articles and Programs
Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association Professional Education “Recent developments under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act”
Contributing Author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Municipal Law Update.
Sample listing of cases before various courts
Beal vs. Blache and City of Methuen, USDC-MAD 2005 WL 352861
Monahan vs. Methuen, Supreme Judicial Court, 408 Mass. 381
Blaser vs. Town Manager of Methuen, Appeals Court, 19 Mass. App. 727,477 N.E.2d 417, review denied 395 Mass. 1102
Wightman vs Methuen, Appeals Court, 26 Mass App. Ct. 279
Listing of Administrative Forums cases tried before
Appellate Tax Board, ABCC, Contributory Retirement Appeals Board, Civil Service Commission, Division of Administrative Law Appeals, CRAB, Housing Appeals Committee, DEP, Labor Relations Commission, JLMC, MCAD and Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (DLR).