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Wayne Dennison

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Wayne Dennison is a general commercial litigator, who co-chairs the Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group and chairs the real estate and telecommunications litigation practices at the Firm. He has significant experience in complex commercial litigation, including class action, contract, construction, land use, bankruptcy, telecommunications, environmental and public interest litigation. Wayne works with clients of various size, from individuals to public officials to Fortune 500 corporations. Wayne has represented major developers and nationally recognized commercial tenants in a wide variety of leasing and land use litigation. He has successfully defended the then Acting Governor of Massachusetts against a federal civil rights action brought by another public official, and after jury trials, secured a complete defense verdict on behalf of a major life sciences REIT in a $60 million leasing dispute and helped secure a complete defense verdict on behalf of a Fortune 500 company in a $12.5 million breach of contract case. Wayne has also acted as lead trial counsel to a potentially responsible party in a five-week federal Superfund trial, and as lead trial counsel to this Country’s largest baking company in post-acquisition contract litigation. He has served as lead trial counsel to a number of wireless telecommunications companies in dozens of telecommunications, contract, and land use cases in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine. Wayne was appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for purposes of its tobacco litigation and, in this capacity, helped secure the largest monetary settlement in Massachusetts history.


Boston Bar Association


Harvard University – M.P.A., 1998; Northeastern University – J.D., 1991; Syracuse University – A.B., magna cum laude, 1988

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