Michael A. Zeytoonian

Of Counsel Michael A. Zeytoonian

Of Counsel

Practice Areas:

Employment:  discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, non-compete/non-solicit agreement disputes, wage & hour and misclassification issues, employee handbooks and workplace policies, preventive training workshops. 

Business: partnership and other business break-ups and reorganization disputes, business entity formation, operating agreements, employment agreements, family business disputes, contract disputes.

Special Education:  Representing families with special needs children

Homeowner – Contractor disputes   

Alternative Dispute Resolution:


                Case Evaluator

                Settlement Counsel/Collaborative Counsel

                Ombuds Services


Michael was a partner at Hutchings Barsamian from 2001 to 2013 and is now of counsel to the firm.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael was Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General’s office where he was a litigator and oversaw all state counsel litigation in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties and consumer protection matters.  Earlier, Michael was Assistant County Attorney in the Westchester County Law Department where he prosecuted child abuse and neglect matters and then was assigned to general litigation and providing counsel to various County Departments, Agencies, Commissioners and the County Legislature.


                J.D. Pace University School of Law, Certificate in Environment Law

                B.S. Iona College/Boston College

Associations and Memberships:

                Massachusetts Bar Association

   ADR Committee,Past Chair; Labor & Employment Section

                New England Association for Conflict Resolution

                Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Past Board Chairman

                International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

                Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc.

                Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce


Articles and papers authored by Michael have appeared in the following publications:

  • Harvard Negotiation Review
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Journal
  • Collaborative Law Journal
  • Collaborative Review
  • Worcester Business Journal


Michael has provided presentations, workshops, trainings and lectures on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law to professional organizations in Europe, Canada, across the United States, Northeastern University School of Law, Suffolk University School of Law, and Roger Williams University School of Law


  • State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts
  • State and Federal Courts (S.D.N.Y.) of New York
  • State Court of Connecticut

“My purpose as my client’s trusted legal counsel is to protect their interests and help them achieve their goals. I work with them in a proactive way, counseling them to prevent disputes from developing, and, when they are involved in disputes, to provide them with the most efficient and best designed approach to dispute resolution for their situation and circumstances.”


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