Michael K. Lane

Counsel

F: (617) 716 2096
Overview Experience Insights Education and Credentials Recognition and Community

Overview

Michael K. (Mike) Lane is a trial attorney who represents corporate clients in an extensive range of litigation matters, including those involving employment and bankruptcy law.

Mike regularly represents consumer lending institutions, such as mortgage lenders, investors and servicers, in connection with the defense of claims by borrowers. He also assists corporations in contractual disputes relating to purchase and sale agreements, service contracts, loan agreements and security interests. Mike represents secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation, including adversary proceedings and actions relating to commercial and consumer loans and mortgage servicing.

Mike has a diverse litigation practice, which includes commercial real estate disputes and fiduciary litigation. He also represents employers in matters relating to prevailing wages, sales commissions and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants.

Mike has significant trial experience in state and federal courts, which helps him identify key issues at the early stages of litigation to effectively position cases that cannot be resolved short of trial.

Prior to joining Day Pitney, Mike practiced law at a boutique litigation and bankruptcy firm. He also served as judicial law clerk for the Hon. Joyce London Alexander and then the Hon. Judith Dein, both of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Experience

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Defended mortgagee and loan servicer in adversary proceeding bench trial relating to alleged breach of contract, misapplication of post-petition payments, and contempt

Represent mortgagee in post-foreclosure state court litigation by tenants alleging breaches of warranty of habitability and covenant of quiet enjoyment

Represent commercial lessors and tenants in litigation relating to lease provisions and the impact of governmental COVID-19 orders

Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of assignee of commercial mortgage and lost promissory note, entitling lender to recoup proceeds from foreclosure sale

Obtained judgment in favor of Chapter 11 debtor-developer against purported purchaser's claim for specific performance of contract to purchase condominium unit after bench trial

Successfully defended cases on behalf of business owners over alleged violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including through summary judgment

Defended non-dischargeability claims under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a) relating to purported efforts to thwart collection of debt

Prosecuted Wage Act claims on behalf of former employee relating to unpaid commissions on long-term service contracts

Defended employer through 10-day Superior Court jury trial against claims brought under the Massachusetts' Wage Act

Insights

Education and Credentials

Education
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., Dean's List, 2008
Lake Forest College, B.A., 2005
Admissions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Affiliations
Boston Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Connecticut Bar Association

Recognition and Community

Recognition

Selected to the list of New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2014-2016; Bankruptcy, 2017-2018

Recipient of the Macaronis Civil Litigation Concentration, with Distinction, 2008

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