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    Martin P. Desmery

    Martin P. Desmery

    Martin P. Desmery


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    • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1987

    • Colgate University, B.A., 1983

    Bar Memberships & Admissions

    • Massachusetts, 1987
    • U.S. District Court (Mass)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st & 9th Circuits

    Marty represents clients in numerous trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.  Marty’s practice focuses on general commercial litigation and business counseling. His extensive experience includes representing individuals and businesses in disputes over real estate, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, partnership obligations, intellectual property, construction, employment, environmental liability, bankruptcy (debtors and creditors), and a wide variety of commercial contracts. 

    In addition to his practice, Marty thrives on endurance training and racing. He has participated in numerous events, including Ironman Mt. Tremblant in Montreal, Canada  (2014) and the Boston Marathon (2008 & 2012).


    • AV® Preeminent Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible rating on both legal ability and ethics based upon the confidential opinion of peers and judges
    • Repeatedly recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine
    • Law Review, Boston University School of Law

    Representative Cases

    • Jury verdicts for and against software developers for copyright infringement.
    • Jury verdict against business owner for breach of non-competition agreement and asset purchase agreement.
    • Bench verdict against bankruptcy trustee for investment banking fees.
    • Bench verdict for bank on borrower’s claims for lender liability.
    • Injunctive relief compelling buyers and sellers of real estate to consummate sales. 
    • Dismissal of environmental contamination claims against property owners.
    • Dismissal of negligent construction claims against real estate developers.
    • Dismissal of claims for preferences and fraudulent conveyances in bankruptcy.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Boston Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute

    Community Activities

    • Boston University School of Law Alumni Committee
      • Past President and Member of the Executive Committee since 1995.
    • Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts
      • Appointed to Numerous Boards and Committees including the Town Counsel Search Committee (2013), the Zoning Bylaw Review Committee (2012-13), the Duxbury Education Foundation (2005-2008), and the School Superintendent Search Committee (2006).

    Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas


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