John C. La Liberte

John C. La Liberte


Overview & Experience

John C. La Liberte is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department.

He concentrates his practice in business litigation, bankruptcy related litigation, complex commercial disputes, including intellectual property and trade secret related litigation, product liability litigation, and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. John serves as the firm’s General Counsel.

John’s expertise includes real estate litigation, employment discrimination/wrongful termination matters, insurance coverage disputes, product liability matters, and premises liability cases in both federal and state courts. He has also handled consumer class action matters in both federal and state courts. In addition, he has successfully arbitrated and mediated numerous cases.


  • Broad spectrum of clients in bankruptcy related matters, including corporate reorganizations, automatic stay relief proceedings, preference and dischargeability proceedings, commercial leasehold renegotiations, and assumption or rejection proceedings
  • Banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, credit unions, state transportation authorities, professional and business partnerships, computer software companies and automobile and medical device manufacturers in a wide variety of areas
Insights & Activities


  • Included in Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Listed in 2019 Benchmark Litigation

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • “How Strong Is Your Client’s—and the Other Side’s Armor?” speaker, MCLE 19th Annual Business Litigation Conference, February 2020
  • “Watch Your Step: Protecting Your Company in Relationships with Partners in Bankruptcy,” Corporate Counsel, February 2012
  • “Tenant Bankruptcies, Defaults, Terminations and Evictions: A Property Manager’s Nightmare,” speaker, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), May 2009
  • “Current Issues in Bankruptcy and Leasing,” roundtable speaker and leader, International Council of Shopping Centers, October 2005
  • “Benefit and Begging: Statute Prohibiting Peaceful Pleas for Charity in Public Places Violates First Amendment – Benefit v. City of Cambridge,” Boston Bar Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, January/February 1998


Community Involvement

  • Town of Carlisle Planning Board
    • Vice-chairman