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Philip M. Giordano

Phillip M GiordanoPractice Areas: Corporate Law; Complex Civil Litigation; Commercial Law and Contracts; Securities Litigation; FINRA Arbitrations; Securities Transactions; Exempt Placements; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Commercial Leases and Real Estate.

Admitted: Massachusetts - 1983; New York - 1984; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York - 1984; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey - 1986; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts - 1988; U.S. Supreme Court - 1991; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit - 1992; U.S. Court of Appeals - 1993, First Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - 1994.

Education: Syracuse University, J.D. - 1983; Syracuse University, M.B.A. (management and finance) - 1983; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., cum laude - 1979.

Publications: Author, with Ira Lee Sorkin: "Civil Remedies Under RICO," Rico: Civil and Criminal, Law Journal Seminars Press, 1984; "Winning Arbitration Strategies: The Perspective of a Chairman in Massachusetts," in Robbins, D., Vol. 1, Securities Arbitration - 1996, pp. 529-61, Practicing Law Institute (PLI), 1996.

Experience: Staff Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Enforcement, New York Regional Office) 1984-1987 (Letters of Recognition from Chairman Shad and Commissioner Grunfeld). Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Frauds Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for District of New Jersey, 1986-1991. Arbitrator: National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), 1980's-1990's; American Arbitration Association (AAA), 1990's.

Reported Cases: Paine Webber, Inc. v. Elahi, et al., 87 F.3d 589 (1st Cir. 1996); McNichols v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 13 F.3d 432 (1st Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 512 U.S.1219 (1994); United States v. Cannistraro, 694 F. Supp. 62 (D.N.J. 1988) aff'd in part and vacated in part, 871 F.2d 1210 (3d Cir. 1989); United States v. Zolp, 659 F. Supp. 692 (D.N.J. 1987); SEC v. Tome et al., 638 F. Supp. 596, 629 & 638 (S.N.Y. 1986), aff'd, 833 F.2d 1086 (2d Cir. 1987), cert. denied, 486 U.S.1014, 1015 (1988).

Special Agencies: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) f/k/a NASD.; New York Stock Exchange (NYSE); Massachusetts Secretary of State, Securities Division; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).

Transactions: Representation of hedge funds and securities broker-dealers; representation of Internet clients in merger with subsidiary of major Japanese conglomerate; representation of certain company founders in a division spin-off by a major hardware company, with financing provided by venture capital; representation of a hedge fund limited partnership, focusing its investments in the financial and banking industry and handling the partnership's securities and blue sky requirements in various jurisdictions; private placements and mezzanine financing of various clients, including bio-tech and high-tech companies; representation of clients in asset purchases and corporate acquisitions.


Telephone: (617) 723-7755 ext.14

Facsimile: (617) 723-7756

Address / Contact Info
47 Winter Street
Suite 800
Boston, MA 02108-4774
Phone: (617) 723-7755
Facsimile: (617) 723-7756

Serving: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Lawrence, Marlborough, Woburn, Quincy, Cambrudge, Barnstable, New Bedford, Attleboro, Leominster, Berkshire County, Braintree, Burlington, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Worcester County, Plymouth County, Bristol County, Suffolk Cointy Barnstable County, Cape Cod and all of Massachusetts.
Serving: Providence, Crannton, Warwick, Newport, Newport, Cumblerland and all of Rhode Island. Also serving the Northeast quarter of New England, including Connecticut and New Hampshire.