Pierce Atwood LLP continues to expand its Boston office with the addition of Donald R. Pinto, Jr., a partner with more than 25 years of experience in real estate and land use litigation. Before joining Pierce Atwood Pinto was a director in the Litigation Department at the Boston firm Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.
Pinto’s practice focuses on complex real estate and land use disputes . He handles cases at the trial and appellate levels in the state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Outside the courtroom he has successfully resolved many disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
Pinto represents clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies that own, buy, sell, and develop residential and commercial real estate. His experience includes obtaining permits needed for development, defending permits that have been granted, and appealing permits that have been denied. He handles complex disputes involving real estate titles, easements and access rights, adverse possession, affordable housing, purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, the validity of zoning and other land use regulations, and a wide range of other real estate-related matters. He has extensive experience in the Massachusetts Land Court, where he has handled hundreds of cases.
Pinto has been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2010 and is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and was Note Editor of the Suffolk Law Review. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Boston College.