Kerbey Harrington Pinkard LLP

Key Personnel

John Harrington

John Harrington, Partner

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Mr. Harrington, a partner at Kerbey Harrington Pinkard LLP, is a skilled commercial, IP and corporate lawyer with over twenty years of private practice and in-house experience. Mr. Harrington was a partner at Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo, General Counsel for the US holding company of a publicly traded UK building materials/construction company and Senior Counsel for a world leading telecommunications software provider. Mr. Harrington’s experience  includes structuring, negotiating, drafting and analyzing commercial transactions related to the sale of telecommunications networks, telecommunications systems equipment, including both hardware and software, throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Harrington has proven expertise in managing and implementing the full range of responsibilities performed by outside and in-house corporate counsel and business strategists for companies conducting business in the global marketplace. He has specific experience in the negotiation and drafting of commercial transactions involving high technology licensing, telecommunications/right-of-way agreements, energy and security licensing, cable television franchising and material supply agreements. Additionally, as in-house counsel, he has direct experience in corporate governance, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property and Real Estate.

Mr. Harrington is a cum laude graduate of Suffolk Law School, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and former Town Moderator.


Brendon Pinkard

Brendon Pinkard, Partner

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Mr. Pinkard, a partner at Kerbey Harrington Pinkard LLP, is a leading attorney specializing in cable television, video, telecommunications and broadband matters. Mr. Pinkard brings more than a decade of experience in negotiating cable television franchise agreements in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, including New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Mr. Pinkard successfully represented telecommunication clientele in the United States’ largest-ever investment in and deployment of an urban fiber optic network and has regularly testified at public hearings in support of cable franchise agreements and transfer of control approvals throughout the country. Mr. Pinkard also has extensive experience with representing clients in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of technology and telecommunications agreements, including right-of-use agreements for fiber-optic institutional networks, licensing agreements, and service-level agreements. Additionally, Mr. Pinkard coordinates the operations of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and serves as a strategic advisor to Kerbey Harrington Pinkard’s affiliated government affairs firm, Government Insight Group.

Mr. Pinkard was recognized in 2011 by The National Law Journal as a “Minority 40 Under 40” attorney and in 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star.”

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pinkard was a partner at Wiley Rein LLP. Mr. Pinkard received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School at Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Morehouse College.


McFall Kerbey III

McFall Kerbey III, Of Counsel

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McFall “Mac” Kerbey, is an accomplished attorney and businessman with a distinguished record of accomplishment in global technology, IP, and telecommunications licensing. Mr. Kerbey has completed over 250 telecommunications agreements throughout the country and has led successful licensing efforts in telecommunications, security, real estate and technology services. Mr. Kerbey is former city solicitor and coordinates Kerbey Harrington Pinkard’s municipal law practice.

Prior to joining TIG and Kerbey Harrington Pinkard, Mr. Kerbey was recruited to serve in a variety of key corporate roles. Mr. Kerbey served as the CFO and General Counsel of an Arizona based technology company where he helped produce annual growth rates of greater than 35%. He also served as COO of Urban Tax Services where he increased company revenues by 70% and positioned the company for a successful sale.

A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, Mr. Kerbey is a former City Solicitor and special assistant district attorney with extensive experience working with municipalities in Massachusetts. Mr. Kerbey has also successfully lobbied the Massachusetts State Legislature and has served as an advisor to a number of elected officials on the local and federal level.


Paul Trane

Paul C. Trane, Senior Advisor

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Paul C. Trane is the founder and lead Consultant for the Telecommunications Insight Group practice and serves as a Senior Advisor to clients of Kerbey Harrington Pinkard LLP.
Mr. Trane has provided expert testimony on many aspects of telecommunications to the United States Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Courts and regulatory bodies throughout the United States. Mr. Trane frequently provides comments to major media outlets. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Bloomberg Radio, CBS Sunday Morning and has been quoted extensively in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Boston Herald, The Boston Business Journal, The Los Angeles Business Journal, Multichannel News, New England Cable News, The Wall Street Journal and many other trade publications. From 2005- 2013, Mr. Trane served as a founding investor and lead director for a startup company that went on to became one of the largest privately financed fiber optic network in Massachusetts. Through Mr. Trane's efforts, Forest City Network Solutions (FCNS) became a leading fiber optic network  for the biotechnology industry and health care providers in the Commonwealth. FCNS was sold in 2013 making it a highly successful venture for its original investors.
Mr. Trane’s has significant experience in political campaigns and government. In 2005, Mr. Trane brought together the personnel to form the Government Insight Group team (GIG).  GIG is engaged in the practice of government affairs and is managed by lobbyist Joseph Capuano. Mr. Trane has experienced unique success for clients  at all levels of government. Taking the words of Tip O’Neil “All politics is local” as a foundation, Mr. Trane has served as Communications Director for the Mayor of one of Massachusetts’ largest cities and a Senior Campaign Advisor to successful campaigns for local, state and federal offices. Mr. Trane is an active fundraiser for a variety of organizations, democratic and republican candidates throughout the United States. Mr. Trane is a member of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's finance team, Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s finance committee, serves as Congressman Michael Capuano’s (D-7 MA) finance chair, serves on Congresswoman Katherine Clarke's (D-5 MA) finance team, was a member of  former  Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s finance team and serves on several non-profit boards of director. In 2013, Mr. Trane served as a policy advisor for Martin J. Walsh's successful campaign to become Mayor of Boston. Additionally, Mr. Trane served as a member of Mayor Walsh's Mayoral Transition Team.


John F. Raposa

John F. Raposa, Of Counsel

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Prior to joining Kerbey Harrington Pinkard LLP, Mr. Raposa served in four distinct general counsel positions for a wide-range of Verizon lines of business.  Most recently, he was the general counsel  for all of Verizon’s video and cable services – both  wireline and wireless –  including Verizon’s premier and unprecedented Fios TV service, development of next generation video service (IPTV), the deployment of the mobile video app “go90”, and for video programming/content acquisition and management and CDN (content delivery network) services.

Immediately prior to that position, Mr. Raposa was the general counsel for Verizon’s wireline consumer and mass business markets business unit on all legal issues relative to its voice, video and broadband service offerings in nine northeastern states, the District of Columbia, California, Florida and Texas, and was the Responsible Compliance Executive for this business unit.

Mr. Raposa earlier served as the general counsel for Verizon’s shared services organization (wireline network, sourcing/supply chain, real estate, and financial services), and  information technology and information security groups), including being the Responsible Compliance Executive for these organizations. His first general counsel role oversaw Verizon’s domestic telecom and wholesale business units on all legal issues relevant to their operations.

Prior to these general counsel assignments Mr. Raposa served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in California, Texas and Washington DC for Verizon and its predecessors.  He had joined Verizon predecessor GTE Corp. as a litigation and labor/employment law attorney He then represented the company in regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission, prior to leading GTE’s federal regulatory legal practice.  With the merger of GTE and Bell Atlantic to create Verizon, he handled strategic projects including video-related legal and policy matters, and in later assumed nationwide legal responsibility for the deployment of the company’s signature Fios TV service, including franchising, operational and programming/content issues.

An honors graduate from the Ohio State University College of Law and member of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Mr. Raposa earned an undergraduate degree in economics and government from Cornell University.

Mr. Raposa is a member of the Massachusetts, California and Texas bars, and has been registered as in-house counsel in New Jersey and Virginia. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeals and a number of U.S. District Courts.


Bruce P. Beausejour

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Bruce has successfully provided legal advice and counsel in the regulated utility field principally telecommunications for almost 30 years.

Prior to joining Kerbey Harrington Pinkard, Bruce was employed by Verizon Communications for 28 years.  His final position was as Vice President and General Counsel of Verizon’s New York and New England operations.  As chief legal officer, he advised senior management on regulatory proceedings, public policy, and legislative matters and advised all levels of management regarding state and federal law in the fields of telecommunications, administrative law, and general business and commercial practices.  During his career with Verizon and its predecessor companies, Bruce was at the forefront of the sweeping technological and legal changes that affected the telecommunications industry following the 1984 Bell System divestiture.  He has litigated numerous rate cases and commercial disputes, negotiated and arbitrated many carrier interconnection agreements, oversaw New England’s successful compliance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and directed state proceedings seeking approval for major corporate reorganizations, such as mergers with Bell Atlantic and GTE and the sale of landline operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  Prior to his employment with Verizon, Bruce served as counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities between 1979 and 1981 where he acted as hearing officer in gas and electric rate proceedings and advised commissioners on utility and administrative law.  He also served early in his career as an Assistant Attorney General in Rhode Island and law clerk to a justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Bruce is an honors graduate of both the College of the Holy Cross and Syracuse University College of Law.


James F. McGrail

James F. McGrail

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Mr. McGrail serves as Sr. Consultant for the Government Insight Group, Telecommunications Insight Group and as of Counsel to Kerbey Harrington Pinkard LLP.  Mr. McGrail brings a unique industry understanding in telecommunications and transportation.

Mr. McGrail served as the Undersecretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, General Counsel for the Executive Office of Transportation, and Assistant to the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Highway Department, Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and General Counsel at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. Mr. McGrail has been a part of many of the most important development and transportation projects in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In the telecommunications arena, Mr. McGrail has negotiated telecommunications franchises throughout New England and negotiated essential infrastructure agreements for several large scale land developments.


W. Scott Parr

W. Scott Parr

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Mr. Parr is a strategic business leader, attorney and equity investor, who has advised, created and led successful organizations in the private, public and not for profit sectors. He has achieved performance improvements and objectives and increased entity value through a combination of analysis, innovation, advocacy, process and communications enhancement, team building and management. Most recently, he took over a poorly performing public company with a long history in manufacturing and technology, and remade it into the largest and most successful independent global provider of systems for the early identification of breast cancer. Prior to that, Mr. Parr served as CEO and as General Counsel for several high-technology corporations in high growth or turn-around situations and as a business attorney providing counsel in financing, organizational, strategic and contractual issues.

Mr. Parr also has significant experience in government and politics. He has set up and run local government and state programs in employment, education and environmental sectors and has served as a senior campaign executive for several state and federal political campaigns. Most recently, he was Campaign Chairman in a US Congressional race. Mr. Parr began his public service as a Senate Investigator for United States Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Watergate Committee).

Mr. Parr is active in local government relations and advocacy, telecommunications licensing, personal emergency response device licensing, business formation and finance and energy. Mr. Parr obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (where he was a Littauer Scholar) and an A.B. in Economics from Brown University. He has been a Lecturer in Public Management at the College of the Holy Cross, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Harvard University School of Public Heath.



Joshua Grubman

Joshua S. Grubman

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Joshua S. Grubman is an attorney at Kerbey Harrington Pinkard, LLP.  Mr. Grubman advises corporate telecommunications clients on regulations, transactions, and assists with nation-wide advocacy for new telecommunications products.

Mr. Grubman has appeared in courts throughout Massachusetts, arguing on behalf of clients in areas including business litigation, family law, premises liability, and contract law.  He has provided a variety of services to family businesses, including coordinating and managing services with other business professionals.  He also has provided consultation and drafting services to clients with needs in estate planning, trust administration, settlement negotiation, and business formation.

Mr. Grubman began his work in legal practice by managing cases for a full-service family-business law firm, while earning his JD at Suffolk University Law School.  During his time at Suffolk, Joshua focused on legal drafting, litigation, family law and business services, and received recognition for skills in oral advocacy.  In addition to legal practice, Joshua has given presentations on estate planning and is a full member of the Boston Estate Planning Council.