Christian W. Habersaat

Biography

Overview

Chris advises clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, representing private and public companies, governmental agencies, and individuals  His clients include commercial property owners, developers, retailers, restaurants, hospitality groups, healthcare providers, and individuals.

Admitted in Massachusetts and New York, Chris has represented clients before federal and state courts in several states, as well as before governmental and administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals.  

With more than 30 years of experience, Chris focuses on the preparation and trial of complex civil cases involving a broad range of business and commercial disputes, including matters dealing with contracts and business torts, land use, real estate and property disputes, construction matters and complex insurance coverage disputes.

Chris has also extensive experience representing private and public companies in governmental investigations, civil enforcement actions, compliance with government subpoenas and in testimony before federal and state regulatory agencies. As part of his practice in this area, Chris has assisted clients in matters involving data breaches and cybersecurity incident response, whistleblower actions and the False Claims Act, and investigations relating to government procurements and federal and state bid protest claims.

Chris has also been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with litigation brought against the Commonwealth in both state and federal court in Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Accolades

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (2023- present)
  • AV Preeminent in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation (2023-2024), Litigation - Real Estate (2024)
  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers, Civil Litigation/Defense, 2021
  • Community Resources for Justice CEO Award Recipient 2012
  • Massachusetts SuperLawyer – Rising Star, 2005

Affiliations

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Boxborough, MA, past Chair
  • Acton Boxborough Youth Soccer, past President
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Education

  • Drew University  (B.A., 1988)
  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., cum laude, 1993)