Christopher practice primarily consists of litigation and alternative dispute resolution arising out of franchise-related business transactions and regulatory compliance. Christopher is responsible for defending franchisor interests via cease-and-desist demands, default notices, and subsequently drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and discovery in connection with franchisee disputes arising out of a wide array of issues, including breaches of contract, violations of covenants, trademark infringements, and collection of royalties, just to name a few. In addition to litigation, Christopher advises clients on day-to-day legal issues that arise in the franchise system context, including business strategy and best practices.
Prior to Fisher Zucker, Christopher worked at a highly ranked, mid-sized law firm, as a toxic tort defense attorney for several large and local companies in the chain of commerce including manufacturers, suppliers, premises, and employers. Christopher also has entrepreneurial business experience in managerial consulting with several family-owned manufacturing companies.
During law school, Christopher was Managing Editor of Outside Works for the Moorad Sports Law Journal, where he oversaw the process for selecting and editing the Law Journal’s faculty and practitioner publication. Christopher worked as a Research Assistant for the Villanova Law Library and gained valuable experience in the Civil Division for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, having interned for the Honorable Arnold L. New, where he was exposed to complex business litigation. Additionally, Christopher was re-elected three times to serves as Class Representative on the Student Bar Association and selected to represent Villanova as an ambassador to the American Bar Association.
Christopher is a graduate of Villanova University’s Charles J. Widger School of Law (J.D. 2020) and received a B.B.A. ’15 in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance and M.B.A ’17 in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business.
Christopher is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.
Christopher is also admitted to practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey.
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
“The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the Global Coronavirus Pandemic: It’s Time to Bring Back the Olympic Games to a Permanent Home in Greece,” Jeffrey Moorad Sports Law Journal (Online Journal Article, Spring 2020).
“The General Data Protection Regulation and California’s Consumer Privacy Act: The Economic Impact and Future of Data Privacy Regulations,” Loyola University of Chicago: Consumer Law Review (Print, Vol. 32, Issue 2).
“A Slam Dunk for States Rights: The Impact on Constitutional Federalism & Federal Regulations Following the Supreme Court Ruling in Murphy v. NCAA,” Jeffrey Moorad Sports Law Journal (Print, Vol. 27, Issue 1).
“Coliseum in North Philadelphia: Temple University Attempts to Elude Zoning Laws in the City of Philadelphia to Build a New Football Stadium,” Jeffrey Moorad Sports Law Journal (Online Journal Article, Spring 2019).
Christopher is an active member of the Greater Philadelphia Area with memberships in several clubs, societies, and associations, including The Union League of Philadelphia and The Pennsylvania Society. Christopher currently serves on the Board of Managers for the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Council for The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, and President of Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the United States Constitution.