Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Unfair Competitive Business Practice
Golden Gate University School
B.A., Trinity College, 2002
David Bovino is an Aspen, Colorado based lawyer who has successfully represented clients in California and Colorado on complex litigation matters, real estate transactions, finance, and trusts, estates, and probate matters. Mr. Bovino is an experienced litigator who has gone to trial and received favorable judgments for his clients in California and Colorado, in both Federal District Courts and local superior and district courts. Over the past decade, Mr. Bovino has handled close to a billion dollars in litigation claims and transactional matters.
Mr. Bovino earned his B.A. in History from Trinity College in 2002, and in 2007 he earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and Colorado.
Mr. Bovino is experienced in all aspects of general and complex litigation, with an emphasis on business litigation, partnership disputes, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, trust accounting matters, unfair competition, unfair competitive business practices and defamation. Mr. Bovino has handled all aspects of litigation from inception to resolution in state and federal courts, including drafting pleadings, discovery, motions, agreements, post-trial motions and trial and appellate briefs.
Mr. Bovino has significant corporate and real estate experience, in both transactional and litigation contexts, representing both corporate and private sector clients. Additionally, Mr. Bovino has extensive experience representing high net worth individuals in connection with estate planning, wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, and income tax matters. Mr. Bovino and his firm emphasize personal attention to specially tailored estate plans that consider financial, taxation, and personal matters together.
Mr. Bovino’s legal experience is complemented by familiarity in other fields central to his practice, including without limitation, marketing, public relations, finance, and business administration.
Mr. Bovino has worked closely with the principals of several firms in Colorado and California on a multitude of transactional and litigation matters. In early 2010, Mr. Bovino opened his own firm to better manage his client’s legal needs. Mr. Bovino recruited a team of experienced lawyers and consultants to assist and advise the firm in servicing his client’s from coast to coast.
Before founding his own firm in February of 2010, Mr. Bovino worked in the litigation and real-estate departments of a boutique Aspen based firm. Mr. Bovino also received a distinguished internship serving as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Thailand and was awarded a Certificate of Specialization in International Law for his achievements.
$22M verdict against Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford University Medical Center in malpractice lawsuit, one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Santa Clara County history.
Class counsel for over 1,100 national corporate dealerships in $110 million dollar class action against ADT Security Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of manufacturing conglomerate Tyco International, Ltd., arising from deceptive contractual and accounting misdealing in its Authorized Dealer Program.
Represented of stockholders in a securities fraud lawsuit over the $770 million sale of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino franchise.
Provided counsel to a national bank in providing legal services to the custom mortgage group, including drafting loan and security documents and obtaining a lender’s title policy.
Accomplished a favorable settlement on behalf of a surgeon prior to a multi-million dollar commercial litigation trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Achieved a favorable settlement award on behalf of a HOA, who brought construction defect claims against its general contractors and subcontractors.
Developed and implemented an estate and tax plan for a client with a $60 million estate, which included homes, autos, jets, business assets, and various investment accounts, and achieved a tax savings of over $25 million.
Defended a woman in guardianship and conservatorship actions filed against her by her child and trustee; obtained a favorable settlement agreement on her behalf.
Represented equestrian accident victim with a severe traumatic brain injury through trial and appeal of judgment.
New York Bar
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Unfair Competitive Business Practice
NYU School of Law,
B.A., Political Science,
summa cum laude,
Oregon State University, 1994
Maria Gorecki is a Colorado-based litigator who has successfully represented clients in disputes throughout the United States and in foreign countries.
Maria has been litigating a wide variety of complex cases for twenty years. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts and arbitrations around the country in various complex matters, including commercial disputes, antitrust, products liability, securities fraud, and defamation cases, and white-collar criminal defense matters. Maria has experience with arbitrations, trials, and appeals and has trained as a mediator with the American Arbitration Association.
Maria earned her B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Oregon State University in 1994, and in 1997 she earned her J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she served as a Senior Staff Editor for the Environmental Law Journal. She is admitted to practice in New York and Colorado.
Maria began her legal career at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP in New York City, where she focused on securities fraud, insurance, and white-collar defense. In 1999, she joined the Portland, Oregon office of Stoel Rives LLP, where she represented businesses in a variety of commercial disputes and white-collar criminal cases. In 2001, she returned to New York City and joined Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman; Friedman LLP, and she became a partner in 2006. She left Kasowitz in 2014 for Colorado and has been practicing in Colorado ever since.
Represented Anderson News, L.L.C. in antitrust action alleging conspiracy among leading magazine publishers and distributors to boycott Anderson, forcing it into bankruptcy. Anderson News, L.L.C. v. American Media, Inc., 732 F. Supp. 2d 389 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), rev’d, 680 F.3d 162 (2d Cir. 2012).
Represented Source Interlink Distribution, L.L.C. and Source Interlink Companies, Inc. in antitrust suit alleging leading magazine publishers and distributors conspired to force Source out of single-issue magazine market. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty granted a TRO to Source, ordering publishers and distributors to resume supplying magazines to Source. After the TRO, all defendants agreed to settle with Source. Source Interlink Distribution, L.L.C. v. American Media, Inc., No. 09 CV 1152, 2009 WL 365112 (S.D.N.Y. 2009).
Represented Donald Trump in high-profile defamation action against New York Times reporter and book publisher. Trump v. O’Brien, No. L-545-06, 2006 WL 4469492 (N.J. Super. Aug. 30, 2006).
Represented litigation trust formed from bankruptcy of one of the nation’s largest commodities brokerage firms. Froze roughly $1 billion of foreign bank’s New York-based assets. In re Refco Inc., No. 05-60006 (RDD), 2006 WL 3862503 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Jun. 26, 2006).
Represented Le-Nature’s Liquidation Trust in action arising from massive Ponzi scheme causing more than $500 million in damages to estate. In re Le-Nature’s Inc., MDL Docket No. 2012, 2009 WL 3571331 (W.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2009).
Representation of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a five-week trial defending against claims arising from the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In re World Trade Center Bombing Litigation, Nos. 600000/94, 129074/93, 2005 WL 6250114 (N.Y. Sup., Oct. 17, 2005).
Representation of two chemical manufacturers in a complex toxic tort action. Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of failure-to-warn claims under the doctrine of federal preemption. Bass v. ARCO Chemical Co., Nos. ESX-L-694-99, ESX-L-10489-99, ESX-L-7176-00, ESX-L-2676-02, 2008 WL 7908615 (N.J. Super. July 1, 2008); Bass v. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., 2006 WL 1419375 (N.J. May 25, 2006).
Bovino & Associates uses a wide variety of attorneys that serve as Special Counsel on an as-needed basis. These attorneys are knowledgeable in their respective fields of law and jurisdictions, allowing our clients to get the highest quality of legal services available. Bovino & Associates’ Special Counsel network extends to several domestic and international jurisdictions, including Colorado, California, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, District of Columbia, Connecticut, and London.
Bovino & Associates’ Special Counsel practice in several areas of law, including appellate litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental law, employment law, securities and business law, family law including adoption and guardianship law, trusts and estates, commercial real estate, and securities.
The following law schools are represented by the Firm’s Special Counsel network: Harvard, Columbia, UCLA, NYU School of Law, UC Berkeley, Cardozo, Seton Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Golden Gate University School of Law.
Notable firms our lawyers have worked for in the past include: Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, Stoel Rives LLP, Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP; Forman Holt & Eliades, Legal Aid Society, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Holland & Hart LLP, Latham & Watkins, Payne & Fears, and WilmerHale.
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