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Susan Donaldson Novins

Founding Partner
Susan Donaldson Novins
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, JD
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA
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Attorney Profile

Susan Donaldson Novins is a seasoned litigator who focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and general litigation, medical malpractice, employment law and litigation and general corporate law.  Susan represents businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, throughout New England.

Prior to the formation of Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP, Susan was a partner with the former Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins. Susan served as general counsel of The First Years, Inc., and Safety 1st, Inc., two publicly traded consumer product companies. As general counsel, Susan handled all litigation, regulatory compliance, contract and licensing negotiation and drafting, in addition to advising the board of directors. Susan began her law practice at Boston’s Cornell & Gollub, where she specialized in complex multi-party tort litigation, representing major auto manufacturers and insurers.

Susan’s breadth of experience and no-nonsense approach to problem solving makes her a go-to resource for clients. Always forward thinking, Susan helps clients successfully resolve disputes within the framework of their future business goals. Susan is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney, the highest rating awarded attorneys for high ethical standards and professional ability.

Representative Experience


  • Represents a full range of clients, including individuals, partnerships and companies in connection with closely held corporate disputes, partnership disputes and the breakup of business entities of all types.
  • Negotiates employment agreements on behalf of corporations of all sizes, as well as for individuals.
  • Represents owners and construction professionals in suits involving general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Represents individuals and entities involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and accountings.
  • Represents owners and companies in pursuing contract balances of all sizes.
  • Represents individuals in medical malpractice actions.
  • Appears before all state and federal courts in Massachusetts.
  • Appears before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Attorney General’s Office on behalf of employers and employees.

Bar Admissions


Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts