Mr. Youman has nearly two decades of experience in a variety of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, product liability, toxic tort, insurance coverage, professional liability and real estate matters. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Youman has worked closely with in-house legal teams to evaluate and implement case strategy, as well as to address day-to-day procedural matters, which has given him a well-rounded, strategic, and practical perspective on overall case development and management throughout all phases of litigation.
Mr. Youman is an experienced member of the national trial team defending an equipment manufacturer against asbestos exposure claims around the country, and has served as trial counsel in actions in Massachusetts, New York and California. Mr. Youman also serves as the National Coordinating Counsel for a Massachusetts-based equipment manufacturer, defending it against asbestos exposure claims throughout the country. In addition to his role as national defense counsel, Mr. Youman serves as lead local counsel in Massachusetts defending against asbestos exposure claims on behalf of clients engaged in a variety of industries, including manufacturers of electrical equipment, fluid control devices and residential and commercial construction products. As part of his role as defense counsel in product liability and toxic tort litigation matters, Mr. Youman has become a trusted advisor to clients’ corporate witnesses, and he also frequently works with expert witnesses regarding industrial hygiene, Navy procurement, and medical diagnosis and treatment, establishing strong working relationships that benefit the client’s overall defense strategy.
Mr. Youman also has an extensive background in general commercial and real estate litigation, having successfully represented national and local banks in connection with contract and lender liability claims, as well as real estate developers in construction, zoning, leasing and partnership disputes. Among other successes, Mr. Youman won summary judgment on behalf of a Nantucket-based real estate developer, over the objections of abutters, facilitating the construction of a residential cluster subdivision on a parcel of formerly commercial property, and obtained a preliminary injunction in favor of the founding member of a religious institution preventing the institution from altering the name of the main sanctuary.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Gregory R. Youman