Chris is a founding member of Moriarty Bielan & Malloy LLC and brings nearly fifteen years of litigation and trial experience in the areas of community association, real estate and complex construction law. Chris’s practice also focuses on condominium construction defect and transitional litigation at the trial and appellate level of the state and federal courts as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums.
In his condominium and real estate practice Chris represents residential and mixed-use condominiums, homeowner associations and property management companies in a broad range of matters and provides advice on operational and governance issues, interpretation and amendment of governing documents, rules and bylaw enforcement, developer transition issues and common area disputes. Chris also manages the firm’s common area lien enforcement practice.
Chris represents a wide variety of clients including condominium and homeowner associations, building owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and suppliers in all aspects of construction transactions, disputes and litigation including defective work claims, breach of contract, and violations of M.G.L. c. 93A. Chris has expertise with disputes involving both public and private construction projects and has extensive experience with complex multi-party construction defect litigation.
- ▪ Suffolk University Law School (2003)
- ▪ Westfield State College (2000)
- ▪ Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
- ▪ Massachusetts Bar Association
- ▪ Community Associations Institute of New England
- ▪ Massachusetts
- ▪ Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts
- ▪ First Circuit of Appeals
- ▪ Selected as a Super Lawyer’s Massachusetts Rising Star in Boston Magazine’s Annual Listing (2014-present)
Chris’ recent representative matters include:
- ▪ Secured dismissal of condominium developer’s claim that it was entitled to indemnification for construction defects under the condominium’s governing documents. Indemnity clause doesn’t protect developer-trustee – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb, 17th 2014)
- ▪ Obtained six-figure settlement on behalf of condominium association for deficiencies in the design and construction of a waste water treatment facility;
- ▪ Achieved settlement in excess of $650,000 for condominium association in a multi-party construction defect lawsuit involving water infiltration and defects with the building’s envelope;
- ▪ Multiple successful appeals on behalf of developers before the State Building Code Appeals Board (SBCAB) involving building code variances;
- ▪ Obtained dismissal of negligence claim brought against management company by developer of water treatment plant; and
- ▪ Obtained summary judgment dismissing claims of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty brought against a condominium association by a contractor