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Jack V. Valinoti

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Jack's creative problem-solving and negotiating skills make him an invaluable asset to clients throughout all phases of litigation and dispute resolution processes.

Jack Valinoti is an experienced state and federal court litigator with a history of exceptional client counseling and litigation skills. With more than 30 years of combined practice in New York, New Jersey, and California, Jack continues to develop strong relationships with clients while guiding them toward dispute resolution outcomes that match their objectives. Jack formulates and implements litigation strategies that are tailor made to prosecute and protect clients’ rights in complex commercial, real estate, and business litigation.

Personal Approach

Jack's extensive litigation experience coupled with his attention to detail and knowledge of court procedures and litigation tactics make him a key asset to the firm’s stable of litigators. His practical, hands-on approach ensures seamless communication and strategy implementation when counseling a wide range of the firm’s clients throughout various stages of litigation and dispute resolution processes. He develops deep relationships with clients and is a trusted advisor and strategist who always strives to accomplish clients’ goals whether through settlement or trial.

Jack enjoys hiking Mount Tamalpais, working on his chipping and putting to attempt to lower his handicap, and rooting for the New York Football Giants.

More About Jack V. Valinoti


  • J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1991
  • B.A. Economics, Bucknell University, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1991

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Greenbrae Property Owners Association, President
  • Marin County Service Area 16 Advisory Board, Member
  • Twin Cities Little League, Coach
  • Southern Marin Broncos, Coach

Representative Matters

  • Richardson v. First Centennial - Defend residential mortgage lender in borrower’s action in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Sanet v. Sotheby’s - Prosecuted Nevada state court residential real estate non-disclosure action against brokers/agents, and inspector.
  • FFOP, Inc. and Bacchala Vineyards, Inc. v. 31Sixteen LLC - Represented lessee in California state court breach of vineyard lease agreement dispute.
  • In re RFC and RESCAP Liquidating Trust - Represented mortgage banking clients in U.S. District Court in Minnesota litigation relating to the origination and sale of $300 million of mortgage loans.
  • Andrus v. Stewart Title - First-chaired jury trial of real estate fraud claims against title insurer.
  • Sterman v. Colyvas - First-chaired bench trial of partnership dispute over ownership of personal use aircraft.
  • Ferguson v. Arcata - Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing CERCLA claims against founder of private lumber company.
  • Morganroth and Morganroth v. John Z. DeLorean - Conducted execution, trial, bankruptcy, and appellate proceedings in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to enforce a private party’s $8.5 million judgment against John Z. DeLorean.
  • Dernier v. Mortgage Network, Inc. - Obtained dismissal of borrower’s claims against residential mortgage lender in U.S. District Court of Vermont.

Honors & Recognitions

  • New York Law School Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Writing II
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