Bruce S. Barnett

Bruce Barnett concentrates his practice on resolving complex business disputes for clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as on assisting the firm's clients with bankruptcy and regulatory matters.

Bruce has represented clients in a wide range of lawsuits involving breach of contract, business torts, securities fraud, and reinsurance coverage. He represents lenders and commercial mortgage-backed securities pools in litigation, bankruptcy, work-out, foreclosure, and secured-transaction enforcement matters.

Bruce also regularly represents real estate developers and owners in litigation over real estate development, construction, and operation, including land use, zoning, and affordable housing issues. He also represents title insurance companies on coverage disputes and, in other matters, their insureds on resolving covered title issues and adverse claims. He has served as special town counsel for Massachusetts municipalities in land use and zoning disputes.

On the regulatory side, Bruce has represented clients in proceedings before the Massachusetts Departments of Environmental Protection and of Telecommunication and Energy and before the Office of Health Policy of the Department of Industrial Accidents. He also represents a thoroughbred race track before the State Racing Commission.

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Areas of Practice 1) International Trade, 2) Regulatory and Government Affairs, 3) Litigation, 4) Arbitration and Investigations, 5) Intellectual Property and Technology, 6) Infrastructure Finance, 7) Franchise and Commercial Contracts, 8) Corporate, 9) Real Estate and 10) Projects
Law School J.D., Yale University, 2000
Admitted Year 1996
Education B.A., Yale University, 1994
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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