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Martin M. FantozziMartin M. Fantozzi

(617) 574-3510
mfantozzi@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7578
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Overview

Public and private REITs, investment firms, lenders, property management and brokerage firms, retailers and academic hospitals and universities look to Marty Fantozzi for his legal acumen. With more than 20 years of experience, Marty helps clients resolve matters such as disputes among stockholders, partners and members of limited liability companies, land use, zoning, construction and other real property-related disputes, commercial disputes and employment matters. Chambers USA describes Marty as "calm, practical and solution-oriented, with an inherent ability to distill what's really important to the case.”  Marty serves as the Co-Managing Director of the firm.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of limited partnership and its general partners in action by limited partners alleging breach of fiduciary duty, waste and breach of implied covenant of good faith in connection with dispute relating to proposed sale of partnership assets. 
  • Successfully defended academic medical center in appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit challenging $11 million cy pres award resulting from national class action settlement.
  • Successfully defending national multifamily housing developer at trial regarding challenge to permits obtained for apartment development. 
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national owner of nursing homes dismissing employment discrimination claims brought by former employee in connection with alleged harassment by patient.
  • Represented national life insurance company in dispute with investment funds regarding “make-whole” payment due in conjunction with pre-payment of $780 million of variable and fixed-rate notes.
  • Successfully representing purchaser of secured debt on senior living condominium project in borrower's action to enjoin foreclosure.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment in favor of national REIT that department store had failed to exercise its option to extend lease for 45 years. 
  • Successfully represented holders of $120 million in preferred and common equity in dispute with controlling fund sponsors regarding investment restructuring and sale of assets.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of general and limited partners in action seeking specific performance to enforce their right to purchase interests of minority limited partners under buy/sell provision of partnership agreement.
  • Winning a complete defense verdict for a real estate development company and several of its principals in a two-week jury trial of claims for breach of contract, fraud, intentional interference with contractual relations, and unfair and deceptive business practices.
  • Obtaining a judgment in favor of national shopping center REIT in a case of first impression regarding enforcement of liquidated damages clause in commercial lease. 
  • Prevailing on motion to dismiss insider trading and other securities fraud claims asserted by a tender offeror in corporate control contest, and obtained an award of sanctions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 
  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of developer declaring that municipal zoning ordinance violated state enabling act and was invalid as applied to developer’s property. 
Professional and Community Involvement
  • ACC Value Challenge Law Firm Advisory Committee Member
  • Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Foundation of Massachusetts
  • Board of Directors, Social Capital, Inc.
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Boston Bar Association
  • The Real Estate Bar for Massachusetts
Awards and Recognition
  • Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Business Lawyers”, 2011-2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2005, 2008, 2010 - 2016
  • Community Social Capitalist, Social Capital Inc., 2015
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, “Hindsight is 20/20 – How Will Your Joint Venture Survive Litigation” International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, 2011
  • Panelist, “Do Your Remedies Hold Up in Court?,” International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, 2005, 2006
  • Panelist, “Guerrilla Discovery: Battle-Tested Tactics,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 2004
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments in Real Estate Law,” National Retail Tenants Association Conference, 2003
Press Releases
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pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Elects Martin M. Fantozzi Co-Managing Director
publicationsArticles: "Goulston Names New Co-Managing Partner"
clientAdvisories: SJC Issues Two Decisions of Interest to Real Estate Developers
publicationsArticles: "Anti-Hourly Apostle," Boston Business Journal
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
publicationsArticles: "For Professional Service Firms, Reputation is Everything," BBJ
publicationsArticles: Class Members Wrangle Over Leftover Money in Prostate Cancer Drug Settlement
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Co-Managing Directors Re-Appointed
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
publicationsArticles: BBA Week: A Discussion with a 25-Year Sponsor
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
publicationsArticles: "Rare Trial Looms on Claims Against Mortgage Lender," The National Law Journal
clientAdvisories: Shopping for Milk, Bread and Signatures:  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Solicitation of Political Nomination Signatures on Stand-alone Retailer’s Private Property
clientAdvisories: In re Family Dollar Stores, Inc.: No Revlon Duty to Seek Better Terms From Competing Bidder; Shareholders Approve Lower Bid Offer on January 22
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs New Co-Managing Director Barry Green Sets Pace for Continued Growth
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
clientAdvisories: What's Market? Update: Litigation
pressReleases: UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
pressReleases: 45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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October 2016
45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2016
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
June 2016
UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
April 2015
Goulston & Storrs New Co-Managing Director Barry Green Sets Pace for Continued Growth
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