Peter N. Foundas



Peter is a commercial litigator and transactional attorney. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients of all sizes, including large corporations, small businesses, individual homeowners, and medical professionals. Peter has extensive experience with all stages of litigation, including representing clients at trial. He has litigated software trade secrets, partnership break-ups, complex contract disputes, professional malpractice, and premises liability claims.

Peter also has experience on the transaction side, negotiating, managing and closing mergers/acquisitions, overseeing commercial real estate transactions, and corporate governance and formation to put his clients on the path to success.

Prior to law school, Peter worked for KPMG LLP in Boston, where he worked on the audits of mutual funds, private equity clients, and pension funds. As an undergraduate, Peter was the Editor in Chief of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.


Negotiated and successfully closed sale of client’s multi-million dollar clothing brand business.

Negotiated and successfully achieved buyout of client’s partners in funeral business, avoiding costly and lengthy litigation.

Represented a provider of banking and electronic payment software in an action against MasterCard alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. After engaging in extensive expert discovery, especially with regard to damages, achieved favorable settlement for the client, obtaining favorable licensing terms.

Represented a retail establishment at an arbitration proceeding in which the client was accused of failing to warn a customer of dangers associated with its business operations, resulting in a defense finding. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained a defense verdict for a nurse practitioner against a failure-to-diagnose wrongful death claim, whereby all of the client’s superiors supported her actions and the plaintiff’s expert was rigorously cross-examined on his competency to testify. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained a defense verdict in a seven-figure exposure claim against a claim of negligent security against a large urban housing complex. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Briefed and argued in front of the Massachusetts Appeals Court on the limits of a defendant’s right under the Sixth Amendment to confront testimonial hearsay evidence presented against him at trial. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021-2023 editions)
  • Allston-Brighton Youth Hockey, Coach (2007 –present)
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2011)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.B.A, cum laude (2005)
Professional Associations
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association, Treasurer
  • How to Mentor Remotely: The 60 Minute Lawyer
    Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Webinar (March 4, 2021)
  • Survival Tips for Young Lawyers
    Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, Massachusetts (March 20, 2017)
  • Survival Tips for Young Lawyers
    Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, Massachusetts (April 1, 2015)


Links to full publications and news releases.


December 2022
Chambers v. Gold Medal Bakery: An Illustration of Privilege in Shareholder Suits
Tony Froio, Peter Foundas, Michael Collier- The Robins Kaplan Spotlight
September 2022
Legal Strategies For ESG Initiatives
Peter Foundas, Manleen Singh - The Robins Kaplan Spotlight
July 2022
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