Christopher C. Cassara

Of Counsel



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. Chris also partners with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network conducting free legal clinics for small businesses.

Practice Areas

Banking & Financial

Commercial Finance

Corporate & Business


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

Boston College, B.A. Economics

Bar Memberships


Rhode Island

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

Boards and Community Activities

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

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

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