Alissa L. Poynor

Alissa L. Poynor
Partner / Litigation
Boston and New York Offices
617-692-3416 fax

Alissa's practice includes a diverse caseload in state and federal courts, with emphasis on commercial law and appellate matters. She has appeared in litigation proceedings in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, including the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and New York on matters ranging from business torts, contract disputes, fraudulent transfers, unfair and deceptive trade practices, lender liability, and secured creditor claims.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended judgment in consumer protection matter before Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of commercial landlords in consumer protection, and negligent construction case
  • Assisted in obtaining defense verdict in Superior Court jury trial in a suit brought by a commercial tenant against the former condominium owner and lender for alleged intentional interference with business relations and consumer protection violations seeking to recover millions of dollars in alleged lost profits
  • Successfully opposed preliminary injunction and attachment claims in dispute between joint venturers
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of claims against commercial landlord and individual trustee for negligence, misrepresentation and Chapter 93A violations brought by commercial tenant in connection with historic environmental problems at the property and defended dismissal in the Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Assisted in obtaining successful settlement in complex bankruptcy claim dispute
  • Appeared before the Supreme Judicial Court and assisted in successfully obtaining reversal of district court’s denial of defendant's motion to dismiss on statutory grounds and change in the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the dismissal of a suit for improper amount of damages
  • Successfully represented national banks in creditors' rights and lender liability matters
  • Second chair in wrongful death trial that netted client third highest verdict in Massachusetts in 2006
  • Represented operating receiver in dispute between business owners

Cases Of Interest

  • Sperounes v. Farese, 449 Mass. 800 (2007).
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Women's Bar Association

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
State of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2005
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2001