Vanessa Pisano represents mortgage lenders, servicers, and investors in complex civil litigation arising out of alleged wrongful foreclosure, mortgage fraud, and predatory lending. Well-versed in all phases of litigation, Vanessa's clients rely on her experience to protect their interests and to advocate on their behalf when facing claims of negligence, breach of contract, fraud, and violations of consumer protection statutes.

Vanessa also represents companies, artists, producers, and others in the entertainment industry in connection with a wide variety of matters including licensing, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate transactions, copyright and trademark infringement, and intellectual property litigation. In addition to entertainment industry clients, a portion of Vanessa's practice involves collaborating with cannabis entrepreneurs and other professionals. She helps clients navigate the licensing process and also represents them in legal disputes to ensure their interests are protected and their goals are achieved.

Dynamic and assertive, Vanessa regularly provides creative strategies and solutions for her clients—whether it involves aggressive litigation or negotiating a fair and favorable resolution. Vanessa began her legal career representing Fortune 500 companies in civil RICO litigation related to civil conspiracy and health care fraud.

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Massachusetts Super Lawyer magazine, 2013 – 2020


Vanessa enjoys DIY projects, playing golf, gardening, photography, and cooking Italian cuisine.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Second Chance Foundation, Board of Directors


J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2010

B.A., magna cum laude, Wheaton College Massachusetts, 2005