John W. Cannavino is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office. He is the Chair of the Litigation Group and brings over 35 years' of broad-based experience to the practice.
John has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, merger litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation and intellectual property litigation. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts.
Practice Areas — Litigation Group - Chair
Business and Commercial Litigation
Closely-Held Business Litigation
Real Property and Environmental Litigation
Commercial Real Estate Group
Matters — Representation of a lender in a suit to enforce the lease of a corporate headquarters resulting in a verdict of $7.7 million
Representation of investors in a private equity fund in a case involving a fund manager who was taking improper fees, resulting in a finding that the fund manager and its principal had converted fund assets and breached their fiduciary duties and awarding $5.8 million in damages
Representation of the purchaser of a spring company in a suit against the seller for fraud, resulting in an $8 million dollar judgment against the seller after a jury trial
Representation of numerous commercial property owners in appealing municipal tax assessments in Connecticut
Representation of the owner of a fish farm off the coast of Maine which was damaged by a hurricane in a suit against its insurer, resulting in a substantial verdict against the insurer
Representation of numerous owners of closely-held businesses in shareholder, LLC, and partnership disputes