John Peloso, a partner in the firm's Business and Real Estate Litigation Groups, is a trial lawyer who represents companies, municipalities, and individuals in a wide range of matters. At the administrative, trial, and appellate levels, Mr. Peloso counsels clients and litigates business and real property disputes, including real estate, land use, environmental, securities, and tax matters.
In the area of real estate litigation, Mr. Peloso represents institutional, municipal, and individual clients in disputes involving title, zoning, wetlands, land use, RLUIPA, eminent domain, and other real property rights. He also represents clients in all aspects of commercial lease and other real estate transactional disputes. In the area of tax litigation, he represents institutional and individual clients in real and personal property tax proceedings at the regulatory, administrative, and trial levels. In this regard, he has dealt with specialized issues involving, among other things, the valuation of high-tech software and wireless communications equipment, contingency fee tax audits, special use property, and the impact of environmental conditions on the valuation of real property.
Mr. Peloso represents institutional as well as individual clients in environmental litigation matters, most notably Superfund cases and proceedings involving state and federal regulatory agencies.
Mr. Peloso also handles a wide range of business litigation matters. He has litigated matters involving securities fraud (individual, class action, and derivative actions), broker-dealer regulation, software franchise and licensing, partnerships, limited partnerships, closely held corporations, noncompetition agreements, creditors' rights, insurance, and probate issues.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Peloso was a member of the litigation department at White & Case LLP in New York City, where he concentrated his practice in complex commercial, property, and securities litigation.