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Robert Buchholz focuses his practice in the defense of professionals against claims of professional liability. Mr. Buchholz is involved in all phases of the litigation process, and is conversant with creditors rights matters, municipal securities law and matters involving SEC enforcement actions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 2016, Mr. Buchholz was an associate at a major general practice law firm in Boston. Prior to private practice, he worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Cordy, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In addition, during law school, Mr. Buchholz completed two judicial internships, one with the Honorable Peter M. Lauriat, Massachusetts Superior Court and one with the Honorable Dennis J. Curran, Massachusetts Superior Court.

Mr. Buchholz graduated at the top of his law school class and was the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Law Review. In addition to his other law school accomplishments, he was a recipient of the Dean Arthur E. MacLean Award for Academic Excellence, as well as of a Dean's Award where he was nominated by the Dean for making unique contributions to the law school. Mr. Buchholz was also a New England Scholar.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Buchholz worked for three years as the Assistant Senate Clerk in the New Hampshire State Senate and prior to that was Deputy Director of the New Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Clerk's Society of the Supreme Judicial Court, Board of Directors (2015–present)

Representative Matters

Mr. Buchholz has participated in a number of pro bono matters, including:

  • Drafting an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a matter involving a challenge to a Massachusetts law implementing a "buffer zone" around abortion clinics.
  • Drafting a brief to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of a veteran challenging the denial of his application for court costs under the Massachusetts indigency statute.
  • Drafting a complaint and memorandum in support of declaratory and injunctive relief to the Massachusetts Superior Court relating to an administrative appeal from the denial of a public records request.
  • Counseling clients as part of the Civil Appeals Clinic pilot initiative held at the Brooke Court Service Center and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
  • Representing an asylum seeker before the Department of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR).

Publications

  • Fleshner v. Pepose Vision Institute: Eviscerating the Mansfield Rule, New England Law Review, April 2012.
  • When Your Best Friend Is Your Worst Enemy: How 18 U.S.C. §1519 Transforms Internal Investigations into State Action and Unexpected Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege, New England Law Review, July 2012.

Hinshaw Publications

Community/Civic Activities

  • Penn's Hill Neighborhood Association, Inc., Treasurer

Education

J.D., summa cum laude, New England School of Law, 2012

  • Editor-in-Chief, New England Law Review

B.A., cum laude, English, Saint Anselm College, 2006

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