Christopher Sullivan

56 1/2 Merchants Row
Suite 310
Rutland, VT 05701, United States
Phone: 8027752100 Ext:.12
Fax: 8027756564
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Government
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Practice/Organization Description

Experienced attorney with over 20 years handling corporate, governmental, and private legal issues with 12 years of managerial, planning, administrative, and policy development experience; skilled in dispute resolution and complex litigation, budget and fiscal administration, business transactions and compliance, contract negotiation, employment matters, management-side labor negotiations, policy formulation and implementation, and supervision and human resources management, etc.

• Practice areas include:

o civil and commercial litigation

o construction law

o corporate and contract transactions

o employment and labor law

o environmental, health, and safety law

o insurance defense and coverage issues

o mediation and arbitration

o municipal law

o real estate transactions

o risk management and conflict avoidance


• Litigated in administrative, state, and Federal courts; types of cases included:

o employment matters, FLSA, unfair labor practices, labor disputes, discrimination, retaliation, state/Federal employment laws, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, covenant not to compete;

o contract claims, construction disputes, payment and performance, personal injury, product liability, safety violations (OSHA), land use and zoning matters, criminal matters, environmental and hazardous waste clean-up matters, worker’s compensation among others.

o Foreclosures, real estate disputes, family matters, business dissolution disputes, bankruptcy matters.


• Provide counsel and direction to senior management, boards of directors, legislative bodies, and government officials on corporate issues, such as governance and compliance, financing and bonding, employment matters including employee discipline, disputes, and misconduct investigations, environmental and hazardous waste matters, general business practices as well as land use and zoning.

• Conducted numerous internal investigations successfully avoiding litigation and/or liability.


• Draft, structure, negotiate, and advise on a variety of commercial agreements ensuring that proposed contracts are legally acceptable and achieve client’s business goals without undue risk.

• Draft, review, and negotiate commercial transactions involving joint ventures, license agreements, vendor agreements, collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts, buy-sell agreements, residential/commercial real estate transactions, procurement matters, confidentiality agreements, etc.

Bar Admissions

Vermont and New York


J.D. – St. John’s University School of Law Queens, New York

Dean’s List ? Internships with the Hon. Mark A. Costantino, U.S. District Court and U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, E.D.N.Y.; Summer Associate, New York Power Authority-New York, NY

B.S. – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (concentration in finance)


Professional Associations & Memberships


American Bar Assn. ? Defense Research Institute ? Rutland County Bar Assn. ? Vermont Bar Assn.

State Chair, International Municipal Lawyers Assn. ? Vermont Trial Lawyers Assn., Past Board Member

Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Assn. and Hospice (Past Pres., Bd. of Directors, and Chair of Strategic Planning)

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