Gregory S. Paonessa

Associate

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Overview

Greg is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has represented a range of clients, from large corporations to start-ups and individuals, in complex business disputes in state and federal court. Greg also works in alternative dispute resolution, allowing him to resolve matters for his clients as efficiently as possible while keeping an eye towards the client’s end goal.

Greg’s experience includes automotive/franchise, real estate, condominium, employment, insurance defense, and a range of commercial disputes involving allegations sounding in tort and contract. He has been involved in, both as an attorney and in his prior professional life, both vertical and horizontal construction, including the representation of architects and engineers in the defense of error and omission claims and working with state agencies on public construction projects.

Growing up as part of a family business, Greg applies his unique insights into businesses to understanding his clients' points of view. He focuses his practice on risk management and assessment in order to aid clients in making informed decisions regarding legal strategy, reasonable expectations, and end goals, all with an eye toward potential impacts on their businesses in the short and long term. His education and experience in business is always a guiding factor when he develops a resolution strategy and advises his clients.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson in 2018, Greg was an associate at a mid-sized boutique firm in Boston that exclusively represents design professionals in construction-related disputes.

Experience

Experience

  • Represented engineering firm in pre-suit mediation to resolve claims alleging deficient environmental consulting services rendered in anticipation of purchasing and developing certain real estate parcels.
  • Represented engineering firm in pre-suit mediation related to services rendered to a public agency on a design-build project and alleged delays and constructability allegations by design-builder.
  • Represented engineering firm at pre-arbitration mediation to resolve claims related to services rendered on design-build project.

 

Education & Admissions
Bar Admissions

First Circuit Court of Appeals

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire 

Education

J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law, 2014

B.S., University of Vermont, 2007

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

CALI Award of Excellence - Insurance Law, 2013

Executive Comment & Note Editor, New England Law Review

Memberships

Memberships

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

"A Tale of Two Cities: Retrospective and Prospective Views of the Big Dig and Megaproject Delivery," co-author, ACEC/MA Insights, Fall 2016

"Resentful Homeowner Lacks Reliance and Proper Timing," author, Design & Construction Management Professional Reporter, September 2016

"Project Management Firm Has No Implied Duty to Ensure the Safety of Subcontractor's Employees," author, Design & Construction Management Professional Reporter, September 2015

"The Mechanic's Lien--Are You Protected?" author, New England Law Review, Fall 2014; Reprinted Legal Handbook for Architects, Engineers and Contractors, Albert H. Dib (2015)

Gregory S. Paonessa
Practices
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Cannabis Business & Law Advisory
  • Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Design & Construction
  • Automotive
Education

J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law, 2014

B.S., University of Vermont, 2007

Admissions

First Circuit Court of Appeals

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire 

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