Essex County, Massachusetts
Essex County, Massachusetts, occupies the northeastern corner of the state, stretching from the New Hampshire border in the north down to the suburbs of Boston in the south, and from Methuen, Lawrence, and Andover in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It includes cities like:
Essex County also includes the following towns:
- North Andover
- West Newbury
In total, there were 807,829 people living in Essex County during the 2020 census as well as numerous businesses in the area.
The Katz Law Group: Business Attorneys for Essex County
The attorneys at the Katz Law Group have nearly four decades of experience in the following areas of business law:
- Franchise law
- Internet defamation
- Real estate
- Construction law
- Employment law
- Contract law
- Unfair trade practices
Our attorneys have helped a wide variety of clients, from individuals to small business owners to executives in multinational corporations, handle a wide variety of legal issues. A small sampling include:
- Disputes over a commercial lease
- Starting a franchise
- Breach of contract
- Non-compete agreements
- Arbitration and mediation
- Responding to a chapter 93A demand letter
- Drafting a consulting agreement
- Severance and separation agreements
- Executive contracts
Generally, business owners are eager to resolve these issues as inexpensively as possible while still protecting their company's brand. However, the attorneys at the Katz Law Group are willing and able to take your case to court if that proves to be necessary.
Courts in Essex County
If an out-of-court resolution cannot be reached, your case will likely be heard in one of the courthouses in Essex County. There are three superior courts and seven district courts that serve the county.
Superior courts hear cases that seek equitable relief or claims involving more than $50,000. In Essex County, these cases go before one of the following three branches of the Essex County Superior Court:
- Main Branch, at 56 Federal Street in Salem,
- Newburyport, at 145 High Street, or
- Lawrence, at 43 Appleton Way.
Smaller cases go through the district court that serves the local town or city. The seven in Essex County are the:
Salem District Court, also at 56 Federal Street, which covers:
- Middleton, and
Gloucester District Court, located at 197 Main Street, which serves:
- Gloucester, and
Newburyport District Court, at 188 State Street, which covers:
- Salisbury, and
- West Newbury.
Ipswich District Court, which also sits at 188 State Street in Newburyport and covers:
- Wenham, and
Lawrence District Court, located in the Fenton Judicial Center at 2 Appleton Street, which has jurisdiction over:
- Methuen, and
- North Andover.
Lynn District Court, at 580 Essex Street, which serves:
- Saugus, and
Peabody District Court, at 1 Lowell Street, which covers:
- Lynnfield, and
Reach Out to the Katz Law Group for Experienced Legal Guidance
If you need legal representation for a business matter, call the Katz Law Group at (508) 480-8202 or contact them online.