Christopher J. Davidson , Esq.Associate
    Contact

    Contact

    Cdavidson@bmklegal.com

    Phone: (617) 557-3030

    Fax: (617) 557-2939

    44 School Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02108

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    Education

    Education

    2003:     Bowdoin College, B.A.

    2006:     Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

    Admissions

    Admissions

    • Massachusetts
    • California
    • New Hampshire
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

    Christopher J. Davidson has 15 years of litigation experience, having served as first chair trial counsel in numerous high stakes cases throughout his career.  He has represented both individuals and corporate entities facing multi-million dollar exposure, which, at times, have received media attention.

    Mr. Davidson comes to BMK with an impressive portfolio of courtroom experience.  As a former partner of a regional litigation law firm, he secured both plaintiff and defense verdicts for national corporations.  He defended numerous companies in multi-million dollar bad faith claims, and resolved a number of other high exposure claims, including claims involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities.  Chris also defended municipalities for alleged violations of civil rights and whistleblower statutes.

    Mr. Davidson is also a former prosecutor.  He served as a supervising Assistant District Attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and in that capacity secured a number of verdicts following multi-day trials.  Mr. Davidson developed a specialty in forensics, focusing on fingerprint and palm print analysis.  During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Davidson also taught college level courses relating to criminal law and forensics.

    At Berluti McLaughlin & Kutchin, Mr. Davidson’s practice focuses on municipal, probate, commercial, corporate, and employment matters.  He represents high-net-worth individuals who rely on his insights and guidance with respect to a variety of complex legal issues, including fiduciary disputes between beneficiaries and trustees, officer and director liability, real estate disputes, and corporate breach of contract.  He also represents clients in employment discrimination matters arising out of alleged sexual harassment, gender and age discrimination, retaliation claims, civil rights and whistleblower claims.  Mr. Davidson also represents clients in aquaculture permitting before multiple municipalities on the South Shore.

    REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS:

    Commercial Litigation

    Represented commercial tenant in breach of contract against commercial landlord, with various disputes over the interpretation of the applicable lease agreement and a failure to deliver the premises as agreed upon.

    Represented shareholders of private corporation in alleged freeze out concerning multi-million dollar dispute.

    Represented corporate client to enforce arbitration award of over $100 million.

    Represented estate for breach of contract dispute as to the return of security deposit.

    Represented contractor accused of fraudulent billing for residential home.

    Represented corporate client in Massachusetts False Claims Act with dispute over whether there was sufficient evidence of scienter to prove causes of action.

    Real Estate

    Represented developer concerning abuse of process claims arising out of enforcement of restrictive covenant in gated residential community.

    Represented developer pursuant to dispute over interpretation of easement.

    Represented developer concerning fraudulent misrepresentation of the condition of property, found to be unsuitable for development due to undisclosed environmental conditions.

    Probate

    Represented client in guardianship for end of life decision-making for family member.

    Represented multiple trustees of various trusts concerning trust administration, fiduciary duties, and interpretation of trusts.

    Aquaculture

    Drafted by-laws for Massachusetts Aquaculture Association.

    Represented and counseled multiple clients in transfer of aquaculture licenses, subject to Town of Plymouth’s Board of Selectmen approval and with lengthy discussions concerning interpretation of Aquaculture By-Laws.

    Represented and counseled multiple clients in aquaculture application process before Town of Scituate.

    Represented client in application for license of aquaculture permit pursuant to the Colonial Ordinances of 1641 – 1647 regarding privately owned tidelands.

    Represented multiple individuals and corporate entities concerning business valuation and sale of aquaculture businesses.

    Memberships, Affiliations, and Personal Interests

    • Massachusetts Aquaculture Association (former trustee)
    • Boston Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • California Bar Association
    • New Hampshire Bar Association

    Mr. Davidson is strategic, result-oriented, and aggressive.  He provides his clients pre-suit investigation and legal advice in an effort to avoid lengthy litigation and pursue early case resolution.  However, he will aggressively litigate matters, if needed, to secure a favorable result.

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