John Hallal

John R. Hallal represents entrepreneurs and businesses in corporate formation, financing and hiring. He also serves as outside general counsel to companies assisting them with contract negotiations, employment issues and business disputes. John has advised several businesses in mergers and acquisitions, ranging from $10MM to $150MM, in industries as diverse as healthcare, telecom, media and internet.

With wide-ranging trial and employment law experience while at Gadsby Hannah LLP in Boston in the ‘90s (now McCarter English LLP), John developed a particularly strong focus on litigating trade secret and non-competition matters. In addition to his trial success obtaining judgments and injunctions, he has counseled numerous clients on strategies to enforce agreements against departing employees, to prevent raiding by competitors and to hire new employees who have agreements with other companies.

John has represented major clients from such industries as energy, internet, banking, healthcare, hospitality, information technology and software.

John is a member of Boston Harbor Angels ( For the past several years, John has managed Little League teams in the Town of Andover and has been active with charitable organizations, including Catholic Charities and Rose & Dove in Lawrence, MA.