Kenneth E. Rubinstein practices as a Director in the firm's Boston, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire offices and is Co-Chair of the firm's Construction Law group, and a member of the firm's Litigation and Professional Liability groups. Ken regularly represents public and private clients, as well as insurance companies and their insureds, in complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on matters involving construction issues and financial professionals.
Ken has practical industry experience in both the construction and financial services industries, having worked at a Manhattan construction management firm and at "Big 6" accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, LLP, before beginning his practice as a civil trial lawyer. Prior to joining Preti Flaherty, Ken was an Officer at a New England regional law firm.
Professional Affiliations, Speaking Engagements, and Awards
Ken is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Panel of Construction Arbitrators and was one of the founding Co-Chairs of the Construction Law Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Ken has chaired or presented programs for the ENR Risk & Compliance Summit, the Construction SuperConference, the American Council of Engineering Companies (Annual Conference and Fall Convention), Build Boston, Architecture Boston Expo, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Annual International Conference), the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire, Associated Builders and Contractor of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School, National Business Institute, Sterling Educational Services, Half Moon Seminars, and Lorman Seminars. Ken is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council and the Boston University School of Law Alumni Executive Committee. Ken assisted the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire in drafting and supporting the organization's proposed legislation to overhaul New Hampshire's mechanics lien law.
Ken has received regional and national awards for his work representing construction companies and financial professionals. Ken was named one of the nation's Top 75 Most Influential Professionals in the Collection Industry by The Collector Magazine (the official publication of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals), and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers. Earlier in Ken's career, he was selected as one of Engineering News-Record's (ENR) Top Construction Professionals Under 40 in New England, and one of 15 "Up & Coming Lawyers" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Ken has published articles and/or been cited as an industry expert in various national and regional media outlets including ENR magazine, The Constructor (the official publication of the Associated General Contractors of America), Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Best's Review, Business Insurance Magazine, The Standard, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) Journal, the New Hampshire Business Review, the New Hampshire Bar News, the Massachusetts Law Journal, and ESPN Radio.
- Represented general contractor in complex school construction dispute involving owner and subcontractors
- Represented subcontractor in securing $15M lien and prevailing on subsequent claim
- Represent specialty contractor in multi-party dispute in Canada
- Represented engineer in $20 Million dispute arising from EPC contract for the construction of a combined cycle power plant
- Represented construction manager in $30 Million multi-party dispute over environmental remediation
- Represented leading specialty contractor in negotiation of over $250 Million in construction and services contracts
- Represented prominent accounting firm in defending complex litigation involving $30 Million deepening insolvency claim
- Represented financial institutional in $5 Million lender liability action
- Represented multiple clients in responding to governmental investigations involving OSHA, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Massachusetts Securities Division, and other state and federal agencies
- Regularly represents numerous institutional creditors in enforcement of commercial debts in bankruptcy and workout situations