With a background in mathematics and business, Ian Pinta deploys the same analytical rigor in helping clients address and resolve their internal and external business disputes. He collaborates with clients to fully understand their business objectives and to assess the most effective, efficient manner of achieving favorable litigation results.
Mr. Pinta, a partner at the firm, has extensive trial court experience as well as handling arbitrations and mediations in a wide range of business litigation cases. He also represents clients in appellate matters. Mr. Pinta’s clients include a large New England auto dealership, real estate developer and restauranter, an international software company, a national bank, and an international energy company.
Recent notable accomplishments of Mr. Pinta include:
- Persuaded a U.S. District Court judge in a case of first impression to retain jurisdiction over a contractual dispute involving the dredging of a harbor rather than dismiss or transfer the case on jurisdictional grounds to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as the primary purpose of the contract was to facilitate maritime commerce, which, by federal law, is an admiralty claim properly in federal district court.
- Persuaded a Massachusetts Superior Court judge to grant summary judgment to an auto dealership dismissing a consumer protection complaint related to a dispute over repairs to a vehicle damaged while in the dealership’s possession and subsequent negotiations over a potential replacement vehicle.
- Obtained a $551,000 jury verdict on behalf of a company against its former CEO and CFO after a four-day trial. The jury found that the defendant breached his fiduciary duty to the company by causing it to make unauthorized payments to him personally for his personal taxes on fringe benefits over an eight-year period.