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Christopher Tolley

Christopher Tolley

Board of Governors, Mill Corner COndominium Association
  • 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 to learn more.

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


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
    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
  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Board of Governors, Mill Corner COndominium Association
Town of Acton Planning Board, Former Chairman, Former Member
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1986)
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Bowdoin College
B.A. (1981)
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Real Estate Bar Association
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 548180
- Current
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Legal Answers
70 Questions Answered
Q. If I am setting up a irrevocable living trust with 2 properties do I just complete and sign in front of a notary?
A: If the plan is for the irrevocable trust to own the properties, and the properties are real property, you need to convey the properties by deed from whoever owns them to the trust.
Q. My tiny street is a right of way over other properties . Can my neighbors park on it obstructing our view and safety?
A: Without knowing the rights of the owners who own property on the way, I am unable to state what right you have to direct your neighbor to park elsewhere. Common sense would dictate that if you have a right to unobstructed passage over the way, and if his vehicle is blocking the way, even partially, you have a right to request that he refrain from doing so and park in the available and equally convenient parking area.
Q. I am a real estate investor that has started to participated in bank listed auctions.
A: Eviction of former owners is handled differently from eviction of tenants. Former owners are tenants at sufferance not entitled to notice to evict but common sense dictates they be given a reasonable amount of time to leave. I do not usually give thirty days notice but it is not unreasonable. You may or may not get a trial within thirty days after the expiration of your 30 day notice to quit. Yes, the former owner always has a right to appeal and that can extend the time during which the former owner remains in the property. I suggest you go to and a consumer website, MassLegalHelp to get the latest on evictions in Massachusetts with COVID and eviction moratorium information. I would be interested to know what your experience has been or will be with sales you attend with the public gathering restrictions, social distance requirements, and the possibility that a sale during the COVID emergency might be 'chilled' because bidders are reluctant to attend due to COVID fears.
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Contact & Map
1 Washington Mall Suite 7A
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 367-8787