Christopher J. Currier has more than 25 years of experience in commercial lending, real estate, and business law. Chris advises lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial loan transactions, as well as workouts, foreclosures, and restructurings. He also provides counsel to businesses on a range of real estate and corporate matters including sales and acquisitions and leasing.

Chris also has a great deal of experience working out problem commercial loans of all types (including but not limited to construction loans) for numerous lenders, including preparing and negotiating forbearance agreements, foreclosure of personal property and real estate, and collection of debts, including deficiencies following foreclosure. Since 1993, Chris has been counsel for a number of banks through several economic recessions.

At his former firm, where he was also partner-in-charge of their Boston office, Chris represented community and national banks and other borrowers on numerous loan transactions involving manufacturing, construction, real estate financing, and service-oriented businesses He represented a national bank on multiple syndicated loans to various franchise restaurant chains, including a $100 million loan transaction. Chris also assisted major real estate developers in connection with the financing of several large commercial projects, including an 18-hole golf course and commercial and residential condominiums.

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Real Estate section)
  • Real Estate Finance Association
  • Boston Bar Association (Real Estate section)
  • American Bar Association

Publications

  • Lenders Beware!, New England Real Estate Journal, March 2020
  • Legislative Gridlock Anticipated to Impact Regulatory Relief for Banking Industry, Banker & Tradesman, November 2018
  • Real Estate Brokerage Laws and Customs: Massachusetts, Practical Law - Thomson Reuters, January 2015

Civic Activities

  • Hamilton Conservation Commission

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

  • Represented community banks and national banks on numerous loan transactions involving manufacturing, construction, real estate financing, service-oriented businesses, and other borrowers.
  • Represented a national bank on multiple syndicated loans to various franchise restaurant chains, including a $100,000,000 loan transaction.
  • Represented a Massachusetts quasi-government agency on numerous transactions providing loans to companies in need of non-traditional financing.
  • Represented community banks in connection with the workouts and foreclosure of commercial properties, including incomplete condominium developments, restaurants, apartment buildings, and other commercial and residential projects.
  • Represented a major real estate developer in connection with the sale of an 18-hole golf course and residential development project on the North Shore.
  • Represented major real estate developers in connection with the financing of several large commercial projects.
  • Represented developers creating commercial and residential condominiums.