James P. Ponsetto: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

James P. Ponsetto

Of Counsel
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.310.6073
Fax: 617.310.6001
University College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1985
Law SchoolNew England School of Law, J.D., 1990 Honors, New England Law Review
Admitted1990, Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement

• Member, Boston Bar Association
• Member, Massachusetts Association of Trial Lawyers

BornWashington, D.C., February 11, 1963

James P. Ponsetto is a trial attorney with broad experience involving complex business and bankruptcy-related litigation. Jim has served as counsel for corporations and individuals in federal and state courts, before arbitration panels, and in connection with mediation proceedings. He litigates various types of civil disputes, including breach of contract claims, securities claims, class action suits, consumer protection claims, intellectual property matters, lender liability claims (including Truth-in-Lending disputes and claims arising in connection with residential foreclosures), construction disputes, employment disputes (management side), tax disputes, title insurance disputes and related matters. His bankruptcy litigation experience involves adversary proceedings and contested matters concerning multiple areas, including fraudulent conveyance actions (including preference actions), claim disputes, motions to dismiss Chapter 11 proceedings, and confirmation disputes.

Areas of Concentration

• Business disputes
• Bankruptcy litigation
• Class action litigation
• Consumer protection and consumer rights litigation, including FTC Act and GL. c. 93A disputes
• Contract disputes
• Intellectual property disputes
• Employment claims, including those involving non-compete and non-solicitation issues
• Lender liability, including Truth-in-Lending issues and issues arising in residential foreclosures
• Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
• Tax disputes, including Appellate Tax Board matters
• Securities arbitration
• Title insurance disputes
• E-Discovery matters
• Appellate work

Associated News & Events


06.10.14 Massachusetts Statute Concerning Gift Certificates Triggers Latest Wave of Class Action Litigation
05.16.14 Price Comparison Advertising - Massachusetts Law
05.08.14 Massachusetts Courts Tie the Very Existence of 'Trade Secrets' to Your Business Practices
03.28.14 Collecting 'Personal Identification Information' During Credit Card Transactions -- Latest Developments
07.19.12 Massachusetts Security Deposit Statute Triggers Wave of Class-Action Litigation Against Landlords and Real Estate Management Companies

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

• Co-Author, Damages in Chapter 93A Cases, Damages, Interest, and Attorney Fees in Massachusetts Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) New England, 2014
• Co-Author, Chapter 93A Pitfalls For Mass. Retailers, Law360, June 25, 2014
• Co-Author, Massachusetts Statute Concerning Gift Certificates Triggers Latest Wave of Class Action Litigation, GT Alert, June 10, 2014
• Co-Author, Behind The Class Action Surge Against Mass. Retailers, Law360, May 20, 2014
• Co-Author, Price Comparison Advertising - Massachusetts Law, GT Alert, May 16, 2014
• Co-Author, Massachusetts Courts Tie the Very Existence of ' Trade Secrets' to Your Business Practices, GT Alert, May 8, 2014
• Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Acted as litigation counsel for Larry Winget, sole shareholder of Michigan-based Tier-1 automotive supplier, and for various companies owned or controlled by him, in connection with contested confirmation proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and related, protracted adversary proceedings, culminating in an advantageous global settlement in 2011. In re NM Holdings Company, LLC . Acted as litigation counsel for bankruptcy trustee in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in separate contested matters related to claims by Nova Scotia unlimited company (ULC) against its sole member to recover for the ULC's outstanding debts and liabilities, including obligations to satisfy bondholder claims. In re AbitibiBowater, Inc. and In re Smurfit Stone Container Corporation . Acted as litigation counsel for lender, Metropolitan Life Company, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning motion to dismiss Chapter 11 case of debtor/real estate special purpose entity to which client extended significant loan. In re General Growth Properties . Acted as litigation counsel for debtor in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in connection with complaint for specific performance against foreign buyer who failed to close 363 acquisitions of debtors' assets. In re Syntax-Brillian Corp . Acted as litigation counsel for commercial landlord in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in successful eviction proceedings involving Rockefeller Center commercial tenant. In re Fifth Avenue Restaurant Acquisition Corp . Acted as litigation counsel for a Deutsche Bank mortgage subsidiary in connection with the defense of a lender liability claim involving TILA claims and related GL c. 93A claims. DeSimone v. MortgageIT . Acted as arbitration counsel for Nichols College in connection with a claim against a general contractor to recover for the defective design and construction of an athletic complex. Nichols College v. Rosewood Development . Acted as arbitration counsel for multiple broker-dealers in connection with various customer claims, including but not limited to allegations of unsuitability, churning, breach of fiduciary duty, unauthorized trading and related claims.

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James P. Ponsetto

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BostonMA 02110


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