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Scott C. Ford

  • Argued successfully before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to establish the law in the Commonwealth on judicial estoppel.
  • Successfully represented a holder of more than $500M of debt on a Boston office tower complex in a bankruptcy filed by the property owner.
  • Represented a hedge fund in a case where a former employee claimed an ownership stake in the fund which our client contended was obtained through a breach of fiduciary duty. The case involved novel issues of law on fiduciary duty and wiretap law.
  • Represented a $2 billion photovoltaic manufacturer of energy solutions in a dispute with a supplier of inverters and associated warranty services. The case tuned on contractual notice requirements.
  • Secured summary judgment for joint venture client in a dispute over ownership rights associated with a $80 million+ hotel property.
  • Representing a national investment firm in connection with ongoing litigation related to a $150 million investment our client made in a company that has been plagued by fiduciary problems and mismanagement.
  • Secured dismissal on summary judgment of claims asserted in connection with a film investment and production transaction.
  • Obtained relief against commercial real estate borrower of $25M to prevent stripping of value of security pledged through complex corporate structure.
  • Represent a global medical technology company in multi-jurisdictional dispute with suppliers of key safety components of both digital mammography systems and MRI machines manufactured by our client.
  • Extricated officer from claims by retail advertising company that officer had breached fiduciary duties and engaged in self-dealing.
  • Represented the unsecured creditors’ committee in the Ch. 11 filing of Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company, an auto parts manufacturing company. Our representation included litigation against General Motors, LLC, the senior secured creditor and the debtors’ primary customer, for: (i) breach of contract; (ii) breach of fiduciary duty; (iii) fraud; (iv) unfair and deceptive business practices; (v) avoidance of liens; and (vi) equitable subordination.
Case Study
Mintz successfully mediated a dispute relating to medical device company Invivo Corp.’s retention of an $850,000 holdback reserve in its acquisition of Hologic, Inc.’s Sentinelle, an MRI coil product line. Mintz argued that Invivo suffered monetary losses due to Hologic’s breaches and inaccuracies.