Boston Law Collaborative’s COVID-19 Policy

BLC’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy is to provide information and reassurance to help protect all of our clients, guests and employees.

To help protect BLC’s community, we have canceled all upcoming trainings, and will be sending updates once they have been rescheduled.

For those visiting our offices, we are taking precautions by washing our hands, offering hand sanitizer, implementing a “no-handshake policy,” are minimizing communal food, and suggest parties and attendees do not exchange business cards. We are also making sure that our meeting space is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use by wiping down the tables and chairs, and using Lysol spray on items.

For those who do not want to or are unable to make it to an in-person meeting, we have the capacity for videoconferencing or telephone sessions; and during this time period, we will be offering free cancellations.

BLC would like to remind everyone:

  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with the virus or are experiencing symptoms, please do not go out.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

BLC is continuing to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials, and will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interest of our clients and employees.

Our Team

James E. Grumbach

Of Counsel

Jim Grumbach’s litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, property damage, business disputes, employment, construction, real estate and other matters. Jim brings substantial experience in civil litigation to his clients, representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of settings.

With over three decades of experience as a trained mediator, Jim devotes a substantial portion of his career to serving as a neutral. He mediates and arbitrates disputes involving commercial and contract matters, employment, discrimination, insurance, construction, internal corporate/partnership matters, divorces, real estate, loan workouts, leases, product liability, environmental, professional liability and personal injury claims. Additionally, he serves as a case evaluator, hearing officer and discovery master to help people work through their disputes.

Before joining Boston Law Collaborative, Jim was of counsel at Wilchins Cosentino & Friend LLP; Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP; a member of Grumbach & Royal, LLC, and a partner, and previously associate, in other law firms. Early in his career, Jim represented large insurance companies and insurance brokers. This experience, combined with his current role as a counselor to individuals and small companies and his work with public insurance adjusters, provides clients with a well-rounded understanding of the industry and how best to overcome challenges. Over the course of his successful career, Jim has tried countless cases, both jury and jury-waived, as well as before administrative and other tribunals and hearing officers.

Jim is a frequent author and speaker on alternative dispute resolution, and has served on panels involving ADR, insurance and civil litigation. He is honored to have been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine consecutively for over ten years. Jim is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney, the highest rating awarded attorneys for high ethical standards and professional ability.