Patrick P. Dinardo - Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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Patrick P. Dinardo

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Patrick P. Dinardo is co-director of the Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester. He has 30 years of experience representing various parties in complicated contract, trust, real estate, and insolvency-related matters in State and Federal court. He is an active member of the firm's Associate Evaluation Committee and chair of its Pro Bono Committee.

Over the years Mr. Dinardo has focused his practice on the litigation and resolution of business disputes, including disputes involving bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants, national and international creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, and trustees in bankruptcy, as well as parties seeking to acquire or dispose of distressed assets. He helps clients solve complex and intractable business issues in all these areas.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Experience — Following trial, successfully negotiated resolution of a complicated dispute over a 62-year ground lease involving approximately four acres in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Represented a Canadian power plant contractor as a major creditor in the Delaware bankruptcy of a key equipment supplier and all related issues
  • Obtained disputed D&O coverage and thereafter litigated to a successful conclusion breach of fiduciary duty and other claims brought by a Chapter 7 Trustee against the founder and Chairman of the Board of a high tech startup
  • Represented a syndicated bank group in negotiating a series of forbearance agreements, a cash collateral stipulation and finally, terms of the takeout, recovering 100% of bank group’s $120 million loan within thirty days of a Debtor’s Ohio bankruptcy filing
  • Litigated to successful conclusion an objection to plan confirmation in Delaware for a client who provided post-bankruptcy financing of approximately $70 million through mortgage and sale/leaseback arrangements on healthcare facilities in ten states
  • Guided an international client on the United States bankruptcy sale and auction process, resulting in a $56 million acquisition of the worldwide intellectual property rights and all overseas operations of Arthur D. Little, Inc.
  • Advised a national office supply chain on its acquisition of various real estate interests held by a series of Chapter 11 debtors throughout the Eastern United States 
    Georgetown UniversityBA 1979University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D. 1982
    Massachusetts and Boston Bar AssociationsGreater Boston Legal Services

    Client Comments

    "Patrick Dinardo is an excellent lawyer. He is very practical, with a good understanding of our business."

    "Patrick Dinardo never gives up. He has good business sense and is always available. This is combined with huge experience, good understanding of the laws, and the impacts on the business."

    Office Location

    One Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Boston Metro Area
    Patrick P. Dinardo has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

    Practice Areas

    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation - Bankruptcy

    Other Information

    Gender: Male