Stephen "Steve" Riden

Stephen "Steve" Riden

Beck Reed Riden LLP

Recognized since 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Stephen Riden is a commercial litigator who represents corporate and individual clients in a wide array of disputes across the country. Stephen has extensive experience litigating business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, and noncompete agreements. He has represented companies in a variety of governmental investigations. Stephen also has substantial experience representing owners involved in intra-corporate disputes, including shareholder litigation and close-corporation control matters.

Prior to starting Beck Reed Riden LLP, Stephen was a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP where he was a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and IP Litigation Practices, as well as the Emerging Technologies Industry Team. He previously served as an appellate law clerk to the Honorable Elspeth B. Cypher, Appeals Court of Massachusetts.

Steve Riden’s experience includes:

- Representing corporations in class-actions, contract enforcement cases, and shareholder derivative suits

- Litigating commercial and governmental enforcement cases on behalf of health care providers

- Counseling real estate developers in disputes concerning the construction, management, and sale of commercial property

- Representing international manufacturers in connection with General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies

- Acting as local counsel for companies in myriad actions pending in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

- Serving as an expert witness on the reasonableness of legal fees

Professional & Civic Activities

- Board member of the Boston College Law School Alumni Association.

- Treasurer and member of the board of directors for the Wellmet Project, Inc., a nonprofit that operates group homes for people with mental illness.

Publications & News

- “Report: Firms should target global companies’ business,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, November 2013, Quoted; New England In-House, January 2014, Quoted

- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, June 2013, Quoted

- “Who Owns Employees’ Twitter Accounts?,” Forbes, November 2011, Quoted

Contact & Links
  • 155 Federal Street, Suite 1302
    Boston, MA 02110
  • Boston College Law School, BA, graduated 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
State Clerkships
  • Massachusetts - Court of Appeals

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Recipient of Boston College Law School's 2010 Chapter Award for Boston
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers® 2013
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Trade Secrets Law


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