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Dominic J. Picca

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Dominic is the head of and assigning partner for the New York office's Litigation Practice. He is also co-founder of Mintz’s Distressed Debt & Claims Trading Practice.

Dominic is a commercial litigator who concentrates his practice in complex contract, partnership, securities, class action, and real estate disputes. He also has extensive experience litigating and advising clients with respect to disputes involving bankruptcy and distressed debt transactions, intellectual property, and biotechnology. He is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Security Practice Group, and litigates data breaches and data security issues. Dominic has been retained as a testifying and consultative expert relating to the purchase and sale of trade claims in bankruptcy.

He has litigated in various state and federal courts throughout the country, and has arbitrated extensively before the predominate arbitral bodies, including the American Arbitration Association, the NASD, and JAMS. He has also successfully mediated a number of disputes before those same bodies as well as before privately hired mediators.

His clients include multinational corporations, lenders, investors, commercial landlords, telephone manufacturers, and other telecommunications companies, biotechnology companies, and other large publicly and privately held entities. Dominic also has represented individuals in commercial disputes. Throughout his career, aside from his work as a litigator, Dominic has provided general corporate, bankruptcy, and prelitigation advice to clients.

Education

  • New York University (JD)
  • College of William & Mary (BA)

Experience

  • Represented a 50% owner of real properties (commercial and residential) in in management dispute with the co-owner of the same real estate.
  • Successfully represented a large, well-known franchise owner in opposing eviction actions by a landlord and negotiated terms of new leases for the client.
  • Represented major real estate developer concerning a dispute with its landlord over lease terms and eviction notice.
  • Achieved summary judgment for a multinational corporation in a dispute regarding the sale of certain bankruptcy claims it held in the Delphi Bankruptcy proceeding. The court’s decision in this matter is significant, as it provides a guide for the operation of the multibillion-dollar trade claim market and interaction of parties in this industry.
  • Represented and advised a client in connection with potential disputes over rights to develop solar energy on properties located throughout the US.
  • Represented 50% owner of LLCs that hold hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate in arbitration over management and potential dissolution of the LLCs.
  • Represents entity opposing TRO (temporary restraining order) and preliminary injunction that seeks to prevent client from closing on ownership of large parcels of real estate in New York and leases connected thereto.
  • Represents private property owner in connection with dispute over signage and ingress/egress rights with neighboring properties and property owners association.
  • Successfully represented produce manufacturer in dispute with its landlord and the manufacturer’s general contractor over dispute caused by water damage experienced during the course of building the client’s commercial greenhouse plant.
  • Represents commercial developer in dispute with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey in connection with dispute over the Port Authority’s putative award of development rights to properties located in New York City.

Recognition & Awards

  • Avenue Magazine: Legal Elite in Litigation (10.2010, 08.2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Recent Insights

News & Press

News & Press

Litigation Member Dominic Picca and Associate Elizabeth Wilkinson authored this New York Law Journal column on how LLC agreements ought to include provisions that prepare for “deadlock” and will protect the involved parties should a termination of the business relationship become necessary.