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Peter A. Biagetti

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Education

  • Harvard Law School (JD, 1981)
  • Harvard University (BA, 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

A trial and appellate lawyer, Peter concentrates on the prosecution, defense, and appeal of cases involving unfair business practices, Chapter 93A and Related Statutory claims, trade secret theft, breach of duty by business owners and officers, and business fraud. Peter has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts. At every opportune moment in all of his cases, Peter utilizes mediators, masters, and arbitrators to efficiently resolve disputed issues or to streamline them short of trial. Peter has served as one of the firm’s Managing Directors, and as a member of its Policy Committee.

Representative Matters

  • A two-week jury trial in which our client sued for breach of a multimillion-dollar vendor contract. The jury found liability on all counts, and the judge found unfair business practices sufficient to warrant the award to our client of reasonable attorneys’ fees.
  • A nine-month arbitration in which our client sued to protect its minority interest in billion-dollar real estate from claims by the majority that a forced sale was warranted at a dramatic discount. The arbitration panel rejected that claim, preserved the full value of our client’s interest, and awarded attorney’s fees to our client.
  • A two-week jury trial in which our client sued to reverse the purported sale of a large leased portion of its corporate headquarters. The jury found liability for breach of contract and breach of duty, awarded damages including lost profits, and made an advisory finding of unfair business practices sufficient to warrant the award of multiple damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees to our client.
  • A six-day bench trial in which our client, a substantial individual investor, was sued for $20 million on claims of wrongful interference and unfair business practices. The judge found no liability and awarded the return of all encumbered security to our client.
  • A month-long jury trial in which our client, a multinational professional services firm, admitted employee breach but defended on claims of supervisory liability. The jury found no supervisory liability, and rejected claims for punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • A five-week jury trial in which our client, the co-founder and CEO of a very successful private company, was sued by stockholders on three $1.5 billion RICO claims arising out of alleged unfair business practices and breach of fiduciary duty. Two of those claims were defeated on pretrial motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, and the third was rejected by the jury.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation (2013 – 2018)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Business Litigation (2004 – 2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Jane Doe, Inc.'s Advocate for Justice Award

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Past Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association Business Litigation Committee
  • Member, Civil RICO Report Editorial Advisory Board
  • Past Chair of the Board, Kenneth B. Schwartz Center
  • Board Member, Cause Fund, Inc.
  • Member, Campaign Cabinet of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley