Eckert Seamans attorney Lawrence Kulig receives Villanova Law Alumni Association Award for Public Service

Larry Kulig with Mark C. Alexander, the Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Lawrence Kulig, member (partner) of Eckert Seamans in Boston, received the Villanova Law Alumni Association Award for Public Service at an award ceremony on April 4. Kulig is a 1984 graduate of Villanova Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Kulig receives this honor in recognition of his dedication to public service, which spans many decades and causes. Since 2010, he has volunteered regularly at the New England Center and Home for Veterans, serving lunch to those in need. He also serves as a board member and instructor for Generation Citizen, a national civics-focused nonprofit encouraging and working with youths to become active citizens and affect positive change in their local communities, and as a charter trustee of the new Pope Francis High School, which is a model for Catholic secondary education in economically challenged areas.

Kulig is a former tutor for the Boston Public Schools and former coach to inner-city student athletes. Notably, his work with the track team at Charlestown High School lead to the Boston Globe’s famed Spotlight Team to publish a front-page eight-part series on obstacles facing inner city high school athletes, which in turn led to the creation of the Boston Scholar Athletes Foundation. He is also very involved with supporting inner-city parishes and parochial schools and served as director of numerous award-winning senior and affordable housing projects sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. He has also been recognized by the Boston Bar Association for his pro bono indigent defense work.

Kulig has over 25 years of broad commercial litigation experience with a particular focus on disputes involving partnerships and closely held businesses, breach of contract, fiduciary duty claims, and defense of defamation/discrimination suits. A large part of his practice also includes lender/borrower disputes, particularly those involving multifamily, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and equity deals. He also has significant experience in shareholder litigation as well as real estate, corporate, and trademark-related litigation, including claims involving First Amendment and intellectual property rights on the Internet. He has significant jury and bench trial experience and approximately 20 reported decisions on Westlaw, and has argued before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, and appellate courts in other states.