David M. Ianelli


265 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

Mr. Ianelli handles complex commercial litigation matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in a variety of contexts.

Through the years, Mr. Ianelli has assisted clients with claims involving contracts, fraud, unfair and deceptive conduct, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyrights, negligence and breach of warranty. He also has developed an expertise in resolving business disputes arising in the context of privately-owned, closely-held companies and partnerships, both prosecuting and defending claims of breach of fiduciary duty, freeze-out, squeeze-out and related intra-company disputes.

Experienced in real estate and title litigation, Mr. Ianelli frequently appears before the Land Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on matters concerning reformation, unjust enrichment, equitable mortgages and quiet title actions concerning recorded and/or registered land. He also handles matters concerning asserted encumbrances to land including express, implied and/or prescriptive easements and adverse possession.

Mr. Ianelli also represents banks and financial institutions in defense of claims arising out of alleged bank operation failures, letters of credit, collections, commercial paper, fraud, U.C.C. claims, disputed security interests, legal order process claims, subpoena compliance, trustee process attachments, reach and apply claims, restraining orders and security deposit litigation. This includes the full range of agency, tort and contract claims, including M.G.L. c. 93A claims, that arise out of these allegations.

Mr. Ianelli has tried cases in the Superior and District Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He also has handled countless mediations and arbitrations with a commitment to resolving cases in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Prior to joining McCarter, Mr. Ianelli served a judicial clerkship for the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut.


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1994
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, cum laude, 1991

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