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Christopher M. Leddy, Esq.

Christopher Leddy is Partner in the firm. Mr. Leddy has experience handling and litigating complex employment law issues, as well as negotiating employment-related contracts. This experience spans the vast landscapes of the employer/employee relationship, including state and federal discrimination laws, whistleblower laws, family and medical leave laws, state and federal wage/hour laws, paid family leave insurance laws, paid time off laws, unemployment, and Department of Labor audits. He also applies the knowledge gained from his litigation experience to counseling employers and training supervisors in HR best practices.

Chris regularly assists clients with their commercial real estate needs.  As part of the Firm’s Business Services Group, Chris has experience drafting all types of leases and purchase agreements (from small businesses to large corporations, warehousing to office space, industrial to commercial) and ensures his clients are well-informed throughout the process and able to make educated decisions when entering transactions. Chris also is experienced in all financing aspects of commercial real estate transactions representing his clients in construction and permanent financing placements.  He knows that real estate investments are typically long-term and involve a considerable amount of capital, as such Chris strives to be a trusted partner with his clients to ensure they are protected against not only current risks, but potential risks in the future.

Finally, Mr. Leddy routinely provides expertise in the formation and structure of joint ventures with healthcare professionals and practices, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, healthcare facilities, clinically integrated networks, physician practice management companies, management service organizations, physician sponsored organization, independent physician associations, and physician-hospital organizations.  Further, Mr. Leddy provides general counsel services to these entities, including, not limited to, consulting agreements, personnel services agreements (professional and non-professional), employment agreements, and restrictive covenants.

Throughout his career, Mr. Leddy has counseled numerous businesses ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He consistently provides counsel with the goal of maintaining essential trust relationships and helps clients avoid protracted and costly legal disputes. His experience includes drafting, maintaining, and negotiating employee and contractor agreements; creating and implementing employee commission plans; ensuring compliance with federal and state labor laws and regulations as it pertains to professional services delivered in all applicable states; and drafting, maintaining, and negotiating legal content in private and public contracts in the U.S., Canada, and E.U.

Panels and Presentations:


  • Do Non-Competes Work Anymore? Strategies for Responding to States Limiting Enforceability:  April 21, 2022  View Recording

  • CSP Vital Talks - Common Mistakes to Avoid with your Legal and Accounting for Staffing Companies: November 12, 2021  Presented by: Martin L. Borosko, ESQ. & Christopher Leddy, ESQ., Becker LLC and  B.J. Hoffman & Michael Zyborowicz, Citrin Cooperman  View Recording

  • MSA Webinar Series - Common Mistakes to Avoid with your Legal and Accounting for Staffing Companies:  October 20,2021  Becker LLC & Citrin Cooperman   View Recording

  • Correct classification of YOUR employees? Per diem classification for traveling nurse, healthcare, and IT staffing firms:  September 28, 2021  View Recording

  • Who Is Your Employee? Independent Contractor Classification for IT Staffing Firms:  July 30, 2021 TechServe Alliance Webinar Series  View Recording

  • Law and Insurance Requirements Affecting the Healthcare Staffing Industry:  June 2, 2021  View Recording

  • 2021 updates in background screening, drug testing, & COVID-19 vaccination requirements:  Feb.12, 2021 View Recording

  • MSA Legal and Compliance Webinar Series:  Privacy and Leave Laws for Massachusetts:  December 22, 2020   View Recording

  • The Home Stretch - Making sure that you maximize the forgiveness on your PPP loan:  October 6, 2020  View Recording

  • Returning to the Workplace under the "New Normal": How to Protect your Company, Employees and Customers Post COVID 19:  June 24, 2020   View Recording

Publications ​

  • SUPREME COURT HALTS SHOT-OR-TEST MANDATE:  January 15, 2022  Read More

  • OSHA COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE:   December 3, 2021  Read More

  • California Vaccination Order for Health Care Workers:  August 11, 2021  Read More

  • BLOG: Legal and Financial Risks for IT Staffing Firms to Misclassify Their Employees:  July 27, 2021            Read More


  • Osha’s Abrupt Change To Recording Adverse Reactions To Covid-19 Vaccines:  May 21, 2021  Read More

  • How to Appeal PPP Non-Forgiveness for Staffing Firms:  May 19, 2021  Read More


  • California’s Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave:  March 29, 2021  Read More

  • Conducting Covid-19 Testing For Staffing Firms Under CDC Guidelines:  February 24, 2021  Read More

  • Are Per Diem Incentive Payments Considered Wages For Healthcare Staffing Companies?:  February 17, 2021  Read More

  • House Passes Amendments To Payroll Protection Program:  June 3, 2020  Read More

  • IRS Issues New Guidance Regarding Deductibility Of Expenses Which Are Forgiven Under The Payroll Protection Program:  May 4, 2020  Read More

  • Small Business Exemption From Paid Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Act :  April 3, 2020  Read More

  • Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act:  March 2020  Read More


  • American Bar Association

  • New Jersey Bar Association

  • Monmouth County Bar Association (Employment Law Committee and Young Lawyer’s Committee)

  • Ocean County Bar Association

  • New York Bar Association

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017

  • Member of Society for Human Resource Management

  • Former member of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court

  • Former member of Kiwanis International and the New Jersey Defense Association

  • Founding Member and Board Member of Ocean Academy Charter School

Christopher M. Leddy

Business Services


Employment & Labor

Real Estate



Trucking and Logistics


Boston University, Taxation Program

LL.M. in Taxation

Widener University School of Law, J.D.

Rowan University, B.S., Accounting

Admitted to Practice:

New Jersey

New York

District of Columbia
U.S. District Court (D.N.J.)
Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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