AP&S is pleased to welcome Michael F. Flaherty as a partner in our Boston office. Mr. Flaherty is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group where his practice focuses on real estate, business and corporate law, criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Flaherty is a member of the Boston City Council, a post he was elected to in November 1999. In January 2002, Mr. Flaherty was chosen by his colleagues to serve as the Boston City Council President and serves in that position today. As Boston City Council President, Mr. Flaherty works cooperatively with district and at-large colleagues, as well as with Mayor Menino and his administration on critical issues facing the city of Boston.