"We feel very fortunate to have you as our counsel for all matters related to intellectual property" - John Hirsch, Ph.D., President, Ophnet, Inc.

Brad Croft is a shareholder and a member of the Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice on complex business matters in the areas of construction, real estate, partnership disputes, and general commercial law. In his 18 years as a trial attorney, Brad has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including construction claims, general commercial disputes, employment matters, claims against schools and universities, securities and financial services disputes, and tort claims. He has tried cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Brad is a recognized leader among Massachusetts litigation and construction lawyers. He was recently selected as the 2015 Massachusetts Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America, the only lawyer in Massachusetts to receive this honor. Brad recently served as co-chair of the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association, which has over 2,500 members. He is also the past chair of the BBA Construction Law Committee and Steering Committees for both the litigation and real estate sections. He is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Building Congress, the oldest construction-industry trade organization in the area.

In his construction practice, Brad represents general contractors, owners, subcontractors and suppliers, as well as developers and sureties, in all aspects of construction transactions and disputes. Brad counsels his construction clients on risk avoidance and ways to minimize their exposure to liability and legal fees. His clients rely on his experience and expertise to draft and negotiate all types of contracts relating to construction projects and to resolve construction and real estate disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.

Associations and Organizations

Boston Bar Association
~ Co-Chair, Litigation Section (2012 - 2014)
~ Chair, Construction Law Committee (2009 - 2012)
~ Member, Litigation Steering Committee (2009 - 2014)
~ Member, Real Estate Steering Committee (2009 - 2012)

American Bar Association
~ ABA Forum on Construction Industry, Steering Committee Member Division 6, Construction Workplace Management and Human Resources (2009 - 2013)
~ Construction Law section

Massachusetts Building Congress
~ Board of Directors, Member, Present
~ Secretary, 2013
~ Membership Committee, Past Chair

Construction Finance Management Association

Bar and Court Admissions

All Connecticut Courts
All Massachusetts Courts


J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 1995
B.A. Tufts University, 1992 cum laude
Phillips Academy, Andover, 1988

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, MCLE “The 25 Critical Cases that Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know” (February 2014)

Co-Chair, BBA CLE “Ethical Witness Preparation:  Drawing Difficult Lines” (November 2013)

Panelist, Real Estate Bar Association “Basics of Mechanics Liens” (October 2012)

Panelist, MCLE "Dirty, Defective & Problematic Properties & Buildings" (September 2011)

Chair and Panelist, MCLE "Lien Law & Prompt Pay Update 2011" (June 2011)

Panelist, MCLE "Contract Disputes and Litigation" (February 2011)

Chair and Panelist, MCLE "Massachusetts New Prompt Pay Construction Law" (October 2010)

Moderator, Massachusetts Building Congress Program "Massachusetts Prompt Pay Law" (September 23, 2010)

Moderator, BBA Program "Recent Changes in Massachusetts Construction Law"
(September 2010)

Co-moderator, BBA Program "Current Trends in Construction Mediation" (February 24, 2009)

Honors and Awards

~ 2015 Massachusetts Construction Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America
~ Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2015, 2014
~ Super Lawyers, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2005
~ Avvo, 10.0 “Superb” rating

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