Peter M. Malaguti - Partner

Bringing more than 35 years of experience to the firm, Peter focuses on finding creative solutions to difficult problems, thinking deeply about his cases, and providing his clients with efficient, fairly-priced legal services. A Belmont, Massachusetts native, Peter began practicing law in 1981 with a well-known civil litigation firm in Boston. He gained litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts, as well as in other jurisdictions. His practice has consisted mostly of complex business litigation in the areas of construction law, licensing law, administrative law, real estate disputes, banking issues, antitrust law, and contract disputes.

Along the way, he also developed a solid background in estate planning, business planning, and other areas of complicated transactional law.

Peter practiced in his own law firm for a number of years, but left in 1989 to become a law professor at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts, where he continues to teach Property and Constitutional Law. All the while, he kept a hand in the practice, mostly writing and arguing appellate and trial court briefs for other attorneys.

Peter is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; he has litigated pro hac vice in additional federal district courts. Peter received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1978 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1981 from Suffolk University Law School, where he served as a staff member, and then editor, of the Suffolk University Law Review.

When not practicing law, Peter and his wife, Paula, enjoy boating, skiing and hiking. They have three adult sons.

The purpose of an MIAM is to determine whether mediation can be used to resolve your issues instead of going to court. If there are other ways to find solutions to your problems, the MIAM is a meeting between you and a mediator to find out.