Peter A. Biagetti measures litigation success by the business advantage gained for clients, not by the length of motions filed or depositions taken. To efficiently achieve that success, he isolates and exploits weaknesses in the opposition’s case, then executes in accountable increments.
He often achieves a favorable resolution by preemptive motion — without extensive discovery — or by enlisting a mediator after establishing a position of strength. When trial is inevitable, Peter draws upon 36 years in the courtroom to craft engaging, pointed, and powerful presentations.
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.
- Harvard Law School (JD)
- Harvard University (BA)
- Won a complete dismissal of a $360 million class action lawsuit alleging violations of RICO and the laws of over 25 states brought against one of the nation’s leading laboratories.
- Served as co-counsel for for an American global communications company in a highly-publicized lawsuit brought by a Boston television affiliate seeking injunctive relief to compel the renewal of its affiliation beyond its scheduled expiration at the end of 2016.
- 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.
- Represented a multinational professional services firm in a month-long jury trial in which our client admitted employee breach but denied claims of supervisory liability. The jury found no supervisory liability, and rejected claims for punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Represented an individual in a nine-month arbitration in which our client sued to protect its minority interest in a 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.
- Past Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association Business Litigation Committee
- Member, Civil RICO Report Editorial Advisory Board
- Board Member, Cause Fund, Inc.
- Member, Campaign Cabinet of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts
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