Hamilton Doherty, Jr.Counsel
Chip Doherty is a member of the firm’s Business and Finance and Real Estate Departments.
Much of Chip’s practice is focused on representation of management in labor and employment law issues, including all aspects of management-union relationships and employment law counseling. He has served as labor counsel for many large local businesses and organizations, including hospitals, colleges, manufacturers and service providers. Chip also provides general employment law counseling in both union and non-union settings. Other aspects of his practice cover a broad range of legal issues, including corporate and commercial real estate transactions, and administrative and local government matters.
Chip represents a number of substantial tax-exempt organizations and entities, including two business improvement districts in western Massachusetts and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, for which he has provided general counsel and canon law advice and services since 1982.
Chip volunteers with several community organizations and serves as a chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese.
Conducted investigations of employee misconduct for private and public employers.
Represented several church-related entities in internal clergy discipline matters.
Facilitated establishment of the first two business improvement districts in Massachusetts.