Cummings & Lockwood

John W. Cannavino

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BACKGROUND

John W. Cannavino is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office.  He is the Chair of the Litigation Group and brings over 35 years' of broad-based experience to the practice. 

John has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, merger litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation and intellectual property litigation.  He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts. 

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1977) Justinian Honorary Law Society, Graduated First in Class
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1973) with distinction

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • The Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

MATTERS

  • Representation of a lender in a suit to enforce the lease of a corporate headquarters resulting in a verdict of $7.7 million
  • Representation of investors in a private equity fund in a case involving a fund manager who was taking improper fees, resulting in a finding that the fund manager and its principal had converted fund assets and breached their fiduciary duties and awarding $5.8 million in damages
  • Representation of the purchaser of a spring company in a suit against the seller for fraud, resulting in an $8 million dollar judgment against the seller after a jury trial
  • Representation of numerous commercial property owners in appealing municipal tax assessments in Connecticut
  • Representation of the owner of a fish farm off the coast of Maine which was damaged by a hurricane in a suit against its insurer, resulting in a substantial verdict against the insurer
  • Representation of numerous owners of closely-held businesses in shareholder, LLC, and partnership disputes

Principal

Stamford

T 203.351.4447

F 203.708.3849

jcannavino@cl-law.com

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BACKGROUND

John W. Cannavino is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office.  He is the Chair of the Litigation Group and brings over 35 years' of broad-based experience to the practice. 

John has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, merger litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation and intellectual property litigation.  He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts. 

Education
  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1977) Justinian Honorary Law Society, Graduated First in Class
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1973) with distinction
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Professional Organizations
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • The Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Professional Recognition
Matters
  • Representation of a lender in a suit to enforce the lease of a corporate headquarters resulting in a verdict of $7.7 million
  • Representation of investors in a private equity fund in a case involving a fund manager who was taking improper fees, resulting in a finding that the fund manager and its principal had converted fund assets and breached their fiduciary duties and awarding $5.8 million in damages
  • Representation of the purchaser of a spring company in a suit against the seller for fraud, resulting in an $8 million dollar judgment against the seller after a jury trial
  • Representation of numerous commercial property owners in appealing municipal tax assessments in Connecticut
  • Representation of the owner of a fish farm off the coast of Maine which was damaged by a hurricane in a suit against its insurer, resulting in a substantial verdict against the insurer
  • Representation of numerous owners of closely-held businesses in shareholder, LLC, and partnership disputes