Attorney John J. Morrissey served as a volunteer on the Massachusetts Bar Association's Marathon Bombing Victims' Legal Assistance Program

Posted on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

MBA Marathon Bombing Victims Legal Assistance Program

The Massachusetts Bar Association is offering legal assistance to victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line.







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Attorney John J. Morrissey Moderator for MBA's A View From The Bench Series

Posted on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 09:13 AM

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UCC updates Dissected - What the newest legislative changes provide

Posted on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

On September 18, 2013, MWZ partner, Francis C. Morrissey will be speaking on the 2010 Amendments to Article 9 of Uniform Commercial Code for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. 

For a description of the program, please click here:  UCC Updates Dissected

For a link to the MCLE website, please click here:

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Recent updates to the Massachusetts Uniform Commerical Code

Posted on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

On July 1, 2013 Massachusetts adopted the 2010 Amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.  These amendments address the name required for individuals on financing statements and the continuing perfection of security interests following a debtor's relocation to a new jurisdiction.  Francis C. Morrissey, a partner at MWZ, recently co-authored an article that summarizes these changes in the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal.

To read the article, please click here:  Massachusetts Uniform Commercial Code






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Attorney John J. Morrissey served as a faculty member of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Advanced Deposition Techniques Seminar

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

Continuing Legal Education

Advanced Deposition Techniques & Technology

Strategies for experts, A/V depositions, realtime, and other advanced skills

This program gives practitioners at all levels of expertise valuable insight into strategies for preparing and taking an effective deposition using the latest technology. With increasing frequency, expert witnesses are being retained and designated for trial in litigation. Parties are deposing experts in both state and federal cases more often, rather than relying on expert disclosures or reports. Motion practice to exclude or limit expert testimony is more common. And, because editing and playback of audiovisual depositions is more economical and faster with digital technology and wired courtrooms, A/V depositions should be a standard part of your litigation toolbox. The program also focuses on LiveNote for realtime, transcript annotation and text searches across multiple transcripts. In a "View from the Bench" segment, Judge Lauriat addresses the use of technology in the courtroom.

Given the importance of scientific expert testimony in cases from a basic auto tort to a complex business valuation dispute, expert depositions are becoming one of the cornerstones of civil practice. Can you take a comprehensive and useful expert deposition? Are you knowledgeable about strategies and tactics to effectively corner the expert? Do you know how to develop a basis to exclude an expert who should not be testifying at trial? When should you use visual aids and computer recreations with expert testimony, and can you successfully object to, or limit, your opponent's use of such aids?

Agenda and written materials

  • Using Technology Effectively in Depositions
  • Audiovisual Depositions
  • Guidelines for Identifying and Presenting Daubert/Lanigan Issues
  • Preparing Yourself and Your Expert for the Deposition, Strategies to Trap the Opposing Expert
  • Massachusetts Law Update on Excluding Expert Testimony
  • Dealing with and Treatment of E-data, Realtime Transcript/LiveNote Primer
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session


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Attorney Michael H. Zafiropoulos is "Vetted and verified" by Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Posted on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

Attorney Zafiropoulos has gone through the most rigorous vetting process in the industry. The Stewart Trusted Provider seal validates the high quality standards they have met to be a Stewart agent.

To see the process, please click the Stewart icon below:

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Attorney John J. Morrissey to moderate "A View From The Superior Court Bench Seminar"

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Attorney John J. Morrissey will moderate A View From The Superior Court Bench Seminar and Reception at the Massachusetts Bar Association on May 29, 2013.  The seminar will present a panel of superior court judges discussing their practices and preferences on a variety of civil pretrial and trial issues.

A View From the Bench Seminar Flyer


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Attorney John J. Morrissey reappointed as the Chair of the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

Attorney John J. Morrissey has been reappointed to chair the Judicial Administration Section Council.  The Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association is a joint bench bar committee which serves to promote the fair and efficient administration of justice in the Commonwealth.

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Attorney Francis C. Morrissey named 2012 recipient of the John S. Baerst Award

Posted on Mon, Jul 9, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law has awarded attorney Francis C. Morrissey, who teaches bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, the 2012 John S. Baerst Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Launched in 1984, the program was the first in the nation to grant the master of laws degree in banking law with its own faculty and a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study.  The late John S. Baerst directed the program from 1996 to 2005.  The annual award was established in his name for “excellence in teaching” to honor his memory and years of leadership.

“I am extremely grateful and honored to be receiving this award,” said Morrissey.  “My teachers at Boston University School of Law were inspiring and they provided us with a wonderful education.  I am very fortunate to follow in their footsteps.”

Morrissey is a partner in the firm of Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, where he concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, and distressed acquisitions and divestitures.  He also serves, by appointment of the Supreme Judicial Court, as a trustee of the Client Security Board and recently completed his second term as a hearing committee member for the Board of Bar Overseers.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 33,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.  BU consists of 16 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes central to the school's research and teaching mission.

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Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos, LLP is a multi-disciplinary law firm practicing in the areas of real estate and business law, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, personal injury and commercial litigation. MWZ is committed to delivering the highest quality legal services with the understanding that our clients expect and deserve value for their legal dollars. We combine legal expertise with business judgment to help our clients achieve their goals in a timely, efficient, budget-minded manner.

With our primary office located just 10 miles south of Boston at the nexus of Route 128 and Route 93 in Braintree, Massachusetts and our satellite office on Cape Cod in the Mashpee Commons, we are fully equipped to meet our clients' needs throughout Greater Boston and beyond.



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