Bourtin Law

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Bourtin Law

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Stephen M. Bourtin

Stephen is the founding member and Partner of Bourtin Law, PLLC’s Stamford, Connecticut and Midtown Manhattan offices. He was raised in Wilton, Connecticut. He attended college and graduate school in Boston, Massachusetts. Stephen served a significant portion of his career in commercial litigation in New York City.

After graduating law school and completing a federal district court clerkship, Stephen began as an associate in the Employment Law department of an international law firm. He worked as a litigation associate for a high profile and nationally recognized commercial litigation firm founded by famed litigator David Boies.  

Stephen has practiced as a commercial litigator and in the employment law context. He’s provided advice, counsel and litigating in a broad range of fields including contractual disputes, discrimination, whistleblower actions, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), business litigation, corporate dissolution actions, non-compete enforcement, wage and hour class actions, FINRA disputes and securities litigations. Stephen has represented clients in defense of various civil lawsuits, governmental and regulatory investigations and criminal actions.

Stephen M. Bourtin

Stephen is the founding member and Partner of Bourtin Law, PLLC’s Stamford, Connecticut and Midtown Manhattan offices. He was raised in Wilton, Connecticut. He attended college and graduate school in Boston, Massachusetts. Stephen served a significant portion of his career in commercial litigation in New York City.

After graduating law school and completing a federal district court clerkship, Stephen began as an associate in the Employment Law department of an international law firm. He worked as a litigation associate for a high profile and nationally recognized commercial litigation firm founded by famed litigator David Boies.  

Stephen has practiced as a commercial litigator and in the employment law context. He’s provided advice, counsel and litigating in a broad range of fields including contractual disputes, discrimination, whistleblower actions, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), business litigation, corporate dissolution actions, non-compete enforcement, wage and hour class actions, FINRA disputes and securities litigations. Stephen has represented clients in defense of various civil lawsuits, governmental and regulatory investigations and criminal actions.

NEW YORK OFFICE

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Bourtin Law, PLLC
200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700
New York, New York 10166

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(646) 450-2975

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sbourtin@bourtinlaw.com

CONNECTICUT OFFICE

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Bourtin Law, PLLC
68 Southfield Avenue, Suite 100
Stamford, Connecticut 06902

By Phone:

(203) 350-3671

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sbourtin@bourtinlaw.com

Bourtin Law represents numerous businesses and other clients in defense of various civil actions. Actions like wage and hour complaints, discrimination claims, contractual disputes as well as governmental and regulatory investigations. Stephen provides ongoing counsel and assistance for businesses to maintain compliance with various employment laws, regulations and to minimize the risk of employment related liabilities.  

He graduated from Boston College and Boston College Law School. Stephen served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Vollmer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He misses the Gulf Coast seafood, architecture and Spanish moss, but not the summer heat and humidity. Stephen served as Executive Editor of the Boston College Law School International and Comparative Law Review. He is an avid sports fan, has a voracious curiosity for learning and loves independent media and journalism.

Bourtin Law represents numerous businesses and other clients in defense of various civil actions. Actions like wage and hour complaints, discrimination claims, contractual disputes as well as governmental and regulatory investigations. Stephen provides ongoing counsel and assistance for businesses to maintain compliance with various employment laws, regulations and to minimize the risk of employment related liabilities.  

He graduated from Boston College and Boston College Law School. Stephen served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Vollmer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He misses the Gulf Coast seafood, architecture and Spanish moss, but not the summer heat and humidity. Stephen served as Executive Editor of the Boston College Law School International and Comparative Law Review. He is an avid sports fan, has a voracious curiosity for learning and loves independent media and journalism. 

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Bourtin Law handles all aspects of employment-related legal issues.  If you’re going through a work situation, feel as though your employer is treating you wrongly, or you’re an employer facing a complaint or claim by an employee, you may benefit from our services. It’s better to address these situations early by seeking the advice of an attorney rather than trying to initially handle them yourself.

Litigation

It’s often better to avoid litigation, if possible. But there are times when court is the only option to enforce your rights or when it’s not your decision to enter into a formal litigation. Bourtin Law handles all aspects of the employment and commercial litigation process. We understand all strategic decisions that go into navigating a litigation successfully both in and out of the courtroom. If you have a business dispute with another person or entity, please contact Bourtin Law for a free case evaluation.

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Contracts and Agreements

Contact Bourtin Law if you’re presented with a separation agreement, an employment agreement, a non-compete or restrictive covenant agreement. Perhaps you require an attorney to draft a legal contract or agreement. If you’re wondering how a contract might restrict you or reduce the risk of litigation. If you believe that someone has not fulfilled the terms of a contract with you, please reach out to us for a review and consultation.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

 

 

Whistleblower Retaliation         (e.g., SOX, SEC, OSHA)       

Employment Discrimination/Harassment

Protecting Your Rights Through Internal HR Complaints

Executive and Other Employment Contracts

Non-Compete and Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Commercial Litigation

Business and Contractual Disputes

Severance Agreement Review and Negotiation

Recognition and Accomplishments

Stephen Bourtin was named a Top Lawyer in Fairfield County. Westport Magazine featured Stephen as one of the top labor and employment law attorneys in Fairfield County.

Lawyers of Distinction Award

The Lawyers of Distinction award was given to Stephen multiple times, certifying him as a distinguished member of this select nationwide group. This honor is bestowed upon the top ten (10%) percent of attorneys operating in the country. It’s granted only through consistently high recommendations of peers.

Recognition and Accomplishments

Stephen Bourtin was named a Top Lawyer in Fairfield County. Westport Magazine featured Stephen as one of the top labor and employment law attorneys in Fairfield County.

Lawyers of Distinction Award

The Lawyers of Distinction award was given to Stephen multiple times, certifying him as a distinguished member of this select nationwide group. This honor is bestowed upon the top ten (10%) percent of attorneys operating in the country. It’s granted only through consistently high recommendations of peers.

Bar and Court Admissions

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • State of Connecticut

Federal Court Admissions:

  • United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut

Bar and Court Admissions

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • State of Connecticut

    Federal Court Admissions:

    • United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut

      In the News

      October 5, 2021

      October 5, 2021

      Stephen Bourtin interviewed by the Connecticut Law Tribune on increased employee monitoring after Covid. "Trending: Employee Surveillance Is Up During COVID-19, But It Can Backfire Connecticut employment attorneys say the trend appears to be clear: More big employers...

      July 21, 2021

      July 21, 2021

      Stephen Bourtin was quoted yesterday in The New York Post, in an article by private equity expert Josh Kosman, about the latest developments in the defamation suit brought against former Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black. See more

      May 25, 2021

      May 25, 2021

      Steve Bourtin quoted in the press relating to COVID whistleblowers. "The Pandemic Might Be Easing—But Now Comes the Fraud and Litigation Four attorneys give their views on how fraud-related litigation can often spike during a downturn in the U.S. economy." ...See more

      April 15, 2021

      April 15, 2021

      Attorney Stephen Bourtin was quoted on Monday in the Connecticut Law Tribune about the potential for remote jury trials in the future. "A Notice to Prospective Jurors Hints at What Might Be Next for Connecticut Jury Trials" See more  

      April 25, 2019

      April 25, 2019

      Connecticut office head Stephen Bourtin was quoted by the Connecticut Law Tribune relating to the importance of new accommodative guidelines for pregnant women in the workplace. See more

      May 17, 2018

      May 17, 2018

      No Jane Doe: Attorney Can't Hide Identity in Suit Against Bausch & Lomb, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Greenberg Traurig New York shareholder Toby Soli and Atlanta shareholder Lori Cohen filed a successful motion to compel the lawyer to reveal her identity in a products...

      May 07, 2018

      May 07, 2018

      Former MassMutual Employee Sues Company Claiming Retaliation Over Use of FMLA Tina Marie White claims Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. retaliated every time she took a company-approved leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. She is seeking punitive...

      Feb 13, 2017

      Feb 13, 2017

      Q: I am under a non-compete agreement and I'm highly experienced in a specialized area. I know other similar companies will also want me to sign a non-compete, but I'm not sure how to handle this since I want to stay in my same field....  

      Dec 19, 2016

      Dec 19, 2016

      Q: I applied for a job at a church and was shocked by the questions in the online application. It asked for one's resume, but there were also many questions I consider personal, such as religious affiliation, religious life and lifestyle, family life, marriages,...

      July 24, 2014

      July 24, 2014

      Attorney Stephen Bourtin was quoted in The New York Times.  Malthe Thomsen, a teaching student from Copenhagen, was rapidly becoming a fixture at the International Preschools in Midtown Manhattan. The beginning of his internship, in February, was celebrated with a...

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      Before I worked with Steve, I was informed the process of my case may take months on end. After consulting with and hiring Steve we were able to receive a no contest and win the case in about a month. I was super impressed with his effectiveness and diligence. FINRA is tough to deal with no matter how you spin it, but Steve was able to be in contact with them on a frequent basis. I was beyond happy with how Steve worked the case and was equally as happy with the result.

      Steve handled my case efficiently and professionally throughout, managing a frustrating and slow process with timely updates and reassuring my concerns, while showing genuine empathy for the way I had been treated. We worked well together and he used my input effectively to ultimately obtain a satisfying resolution.

      Mr. Bourtin was very diligent and efficient in helping me to achieve the desired outcome of my case. He kept in constant contact with any case updates and was always more than willing to address any and all of my questions for further clarification. Mr. Bourtin is highly knowledgeable and very skilled in his area of practice. I am extremely satisfied with my overall experience. This was an extremely stressful time for me, and he helped to assure me that I was taking all of the correct steps in order to have a desirable outcome.

      Lawsuits can be upsetting, for obvious reasons. Stephen… did a first rate job of not only securing a 100% successful outcome for my matter, but [critically] walking me through the process at every step: what to expect, how to handle it, when I needed to do some homework and when it was better to sit back and wait for the process to play itself out via our legal system. Even though my case was probably not the largest matter that Stephen has ever handled, in terms of the sums at stake, I still felt that I was receiving his full care and attention as a client. It’s also clear to me from this process that it’s not a always a given that legal teams have their clients best interests at heart. With Stephen I never had any doubt that he was looking out for me and my interests, above all else.

      Attorney Bourtin successfully represented me in an employment case. I highly recommend his services for some of the following reasons. He is very knowledgeable and exhibits expertise in his field. Counselor Bourtin was easy to reach when needed, promptly responding to questions, concerns, both by phone, email, and/or text. He kept me aware of everything happening with my case, communicating promptly, so I was never felt that I was out of the loop. Also he took time to make certain I understood documents, contracts, etc. presented to me. In addition to being personable, he expressed true concern that my case have a good outcome for me. He was diligent and hard working in bringing my case to a positive close. I would use his services again if the need arose.

      When my employer conducted a “reorganization” and suddenly fired a half dozen top management people including me, I needed an experienced attorney to quickly review my situation with respect to labor laws which may have been violated and compensation which was due to me but the employer was refusing to pay. Steve got on the case immediately, identified my rights, and quickly put the employer on the defensive. His efforts resulted in the desired outcome. Most important, Steve was a pleasure to work with, and made a difficult situation much easier on me.

      Stephen was always available to provide valuable information . All my phone calls and emails were answered promptly. The result was pretty good. I highly recommend his professional services . Excellent attorney!!!

      Stephen Bourtin conducted a case for me against my previous employer. He consistently provided intelligent and sound counsel as he guided me through a long and difficult process. The end result was far better than I expected (we won $$!) . He did FANTASTIC work for me and I can’t recommend him highly enough.

      Stephen is an exemplary attorney. From the beginning, he actively listened to all my questions and concerns and responded with thoughtful and honest answers. He kept me updated on the happenings with my case, which I believe is an indication of his sincere interest in his clients’ legal matters. Stephen thoroughly explained all proceedings and legal terms in a helpful and patient manner. Whenever I reached out to communicate with him, if he was not readily available, Stephen replied via phone call or email within two days.

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