John is an experienced commercial litigator who handles real estate, product liability, and other complex business disputes. At the outset of a client representation, he works with his clients to clearly delineate their goals for a given matter and utilizes the tools of litigation and negotiation to achieve those goals as effectively, practically, and efficiently as possible.
John’s practice is primarily devoted to litigating real estate matters, including commercial and retail lease disputes, land and title defects, sale and acquisition actions, brokerage disputes, tax abatement proceedings, title insurance matters, condominium association actions, environmental and regulatory disputes, and other related business matters. He regularly appears in federal and state court, including the Massachusetts Land Court, in arbitration proceedings, and before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and other state regulatory and administrative agencies. John is also experienced in litigating Chapter 91 tidelands regulation issues before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and in the state courts.
In addition, John has a broad range of experience in business, financial services, and product liability actions involving breaches of contract and warranty, breaches of fiduciary duties, claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices, torts, negligence, and fraud.
John devotes part of his practice to pro bono matters, including guardianship proceedings in connection with the Volunteer Lawyers’ Project and on behalf of Full Court Peace, a non-profit devoted to using the game of basketball to unite, strengthen and educate local and global communities.
Prior to attending Suffolk University Law School, John attended Hamilton College and high school at Noble & Greenough in Dedham, Massachusetts and is an active member of each school’s alumnae community.
John lives in Charlestown with his wife and their son. Outside of the office, He enjoys playing golf, traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine in the summer with his family and spending time with family and friends. John also enjoys traveling outside the country especially visiting new places.