Chris is a member of the Management Committee and serves as the Chair of the Corporate Department. He focuses his practice on the problems of financially distressed companies, assisting clients with transactional and litigation matters involving commercial law and insolvency issues. Chris frequently represents debtors, creditors, committees, purchasers, landlords and trustees in workouts, out-of-court restructurings, Chapter 11 reorganizations and sales and Chapter 7 liquidations. He also has experience in the negotiation and documentation of key business contracts and complex commercial transactions, including asset purchase agreements, secured and unsecured financings, letters of credit, DIP and exit financing transactions, and real estate transactions.
Chris maintains a business litigation practice that involves all aspects of insolvency law, representing both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy, workouts, foreclosures, and creditors’ rights matters. He regularly represents parties in claim and plan negotiation and litigation, relief from stay, valuation, cash collateral and DIP financing, fraudulent transfer and preference litigation. Chris has substantial experience in handling bankruptcy appellate matters in New England and across the country.
In addition to his insolvency practice, Chris also advises clients on various real estate matters, including representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease preparation and negotiation.
Chris has completed the ABI/St. John’s University bankruptcy mediator training program. He serves as a mediator in state and federal civil commercial litigation as well as provides mediation services in bankruptcy cases.
Chris frequently lectures and authors articles and program materials for the American Bankruptcy Institute, Boston Bar Association and other associations on various bankruptcy and insolvency topics.