Christopher C. Cassara

Christopher C. Cassara

Christopher C. Cassara
Of Counsel


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  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Boston College, B.A. Economics, 1992

Bar Memberships & Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • Rhode Island, 1998

Chris represents clients in the manufacturing, distribution, technology and service industries in a variety of corporate and business matters, including business formations, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and licensing, debt and equity financing, commercial real estate, and franchising.

He is a frequent lecturer on these topics in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In 2013, Chris has partnered with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Conducting Free Legal Clinics for Small Businesses.

Representative Transactions

  • Advised a multi-generation manufacturer in connection with the sale of its business to an international publicly-traded entity.
  • Represent entrepreneurs regarding business formation, intellectual property, licensing and financing matters.
  • Represent franchise owners in connection with structuring, acquisition, real estate and development matters.
  • Negotiate and manage insurance agency sales and acquisition transactions.

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • “Ask the Expert – Business Workshop”
    Partnered with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center network, January 2013
  • “Strategies to Manage Collateral Risks in Maritime Loans”
    Rockland Trust Company, December 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Franchise Forum
    • Working Group on Legal Opinions
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    • Business Organizations Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
    • Board of Directors
  • Leadership SouthCoast
    • Alumnus
  • New Bedford Youth Court
    • Advocate

Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas


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