September 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 263

Christopher J. Cunio

Christopher handles complex commercial litigation, government investigations and business disputes of all sizes and varieties.

Chris has litigated and tried matters involving real estate, environmental contamination, breach of contract (including Information Technology contracts), fiduciary duty, employment law, regulatory process, administrative appeals, intellectual property, and internal and external investigations. He staffs each case based on the subject matter involved, the amount in dispute, the scope and complexity of the issues, and the eDiscovery demands for efficient and effective results. He takes the leading role in every case he handles, and is involved in all critical events from the initial intake meeting to the final disposition. He is available 24/7 to meet a client’s needs. Chris previously served as a law clerk to Massachusetts state trial court.

Chris also served on the planning board for the Town of Marshfield (1999-2005; recalled in 2015-2016). He is active in numerous regional political campaigns and participates in several charitable organizations, including the Cape Cod Bay Challenge for Christopher’s Haven and Supporters of Marshfield Skatepark, Inc.

Relevant Experience

  • Represented a major paving contractor seeking to obtain permits to construct and operate an asphalt plant on a 100 acre property located outside of Boston. Chris was co-lead counsel in various administrative appeals and abutter lawsuits, all of which were successfully resolved through trial and dispositive motions allowing the project to go forward.
  • Lead counsel for the managing partner of a New Hampshire Limited Liability Company in a dispute with his partner over ownership and control of three real estate projects valued at more than $150 million. He won various pre-trial rulings that resulted in removal of the other partner and secured 100% ownership of the real estate for his client.
  • Co-lead counsel for a prominent businessman involved in litigation concerning his purchase of a 100+ acre shipyard from a government agency at foreclosure. Prevailed on summary judgment before the Federal trial court, and on appeal in the First Circuit.
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Articles in the National Law Review database by Christopher J. Cunio

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