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Christopher Tolley

Christopher Tolley

  • Consumer Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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Meeting Your Business And Personal Legal Needs
Your needs are our needs. Your goals are our goals. We strive to provide our clients the best representation we can, employing rigorous legal analysis and considerable experience to develop client relationships where we consistently deliver success. From common to complex legal issues we seek solutions that are creative, inventive, even counter-intuitive – but always practical.

Our areas of practice include:

Debt Collection Regulation - Federal and Massachusetts
Construction Supplier Litigation
Real estate transactions – buying, selling, mortgages title issues, title insurance
Commercial and Consumer Collections
Commercial And Consumer Mortgage Foreclosures
Personal injury
Chapter 7 and 13 for Individuals and Small Businesses
Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation

Focus and Determination
We are diligent and proactive, thorough and meticulous. We expends the time and resources necessary to fully address our clients’ needs. As a small office, we give our clients’ matters personal attention.

Collaboration and Litigation
We have the experience and judgment to employ negotiation, collaboration and strategic concession as needed, as well as the flexibility to abandon either friendly or hostile approaches to meet evolving needs.

Keeping You Informed
You are our partner and employer. Your understanding of what we are doing and why is critical to our success. We keep you informed so you can advise us on whether we are performing according to your goals, needs and wants. We are always here to answer questions.

Part of a Team
The Phillips & Angley culture of mutual support and collaboration means I and my clients can call on the additional wealth of experience and acumen of my colleagues.

Please call me at 617-367-8787 or email at ctolley@phillips-angley.com to learn more.

Phillips & Angley
1 Washington St. Suite 7A
Boston, MA 02108

YOUR GOALS ARE OUR GOALS. YOUR NEEDS ARE OUR NEEDS.

Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1986)
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Bowdoin College
B.A. (1981)
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Professional Experience
Board of Governors, Mill Corner COndominium Association
Current
Town of Acton Planning Board, Former Chairman, Former Member
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Current
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Real Estate Bar Association
Current
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 548180
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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1st Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultation and discussion of your legal matter is free.
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I work almost exclusively on an hourly basis. For certain matters I accept flat fees. I accept contingent fees only after consultation and investigation.
Practice Areas
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Collections
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can a real estate seller trustee stop a sale after purchase & sale?
A: This is not the type of straightforward question well suited to a question and answer online forum. It appears there are issues with the trust and the trustees' powers that are specific to this situation. In other words, there is no standard answer to your question. I strongly suggest you consult with your lawyer in depth in order to grapple with this matter.
Q. What does "full possession of the premises" mean in an MA real estate contract?
A: The phrase refers to the fact that you have a legal right to possession and the seller no longer has such a right. It does not address the practical issue of how physically you enter the property. Getting you the keys is something the real estate broker usually deals with.
Q. Canceled license plates are being used by someone else in another state.
A: Unfortunately I suggest you obtain the services of a New York attorney experienced in this type of law because you are going to have to convince a judge that you are not responsible for the tickets based on your circumstances described above. You can also keep attempting to dispute the tickets remotely as you have done, you have had success so far, maybe you will continue to have success.
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1 Washington Mall Suite 7A
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 367-8787