Christopher M. Leddy, Esq.
Of-Counsel

Christopher Leddy is Of-Counsel in the firm’s Corporate Department. 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:

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

  • Multistate Employer Considerations - Massachusetts Staffing Association, July 2019

  • ​Lunch with a Lawyer Webinar – ASA Tennessee, May 2019

  • Legal Trends in the Staffing Industry – ASG, May 2019

  • Legal Concerns in the Staffing Industry – Round-table with PGC, May 2019

  • Employment Law Trends – Ocean County Bar Association, April 2019

  • “Don’t Get Stalled by Employee Misclassification" – Mazars, March 2019

  • "Employee Handbooks & Poster Requirements" – Massachusetts Staffing Association, March 2019

  • “Keepin’ It Legal”  - AtWork Group Franchise Conference, March 2019

  • “Marijuana and Its Effects on the New Jersey Staffing Industry”- New Jersey Staffing Alliance, Law Day VIII 2019

  • "Four Legal Trends Staffing Firms Should Prepare for in 2019" - January 2019 ​

  • "Predictive Scheduling & Fair Work Week Ordinances" - Webinar Panelist - January 9, 2019.

  • "Is Your Company Ready To Disclose its Employer-Sponsored Health Offerings?"  December 2018.

  • “Marijuana and Its Effects On The Staffing Industry”  - TempNet Webinar - August 2018.

  • "#MeToo Movement" -  Ocean County Bar Association Seminar - March 2017.

  • "Professionalism and Ethics Issues Relation to Employment Law" -  Monmouth County Bar Association Professionalism Seminar - October 2015.

Publications ​

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

  • House Passes Amendments To Payroll Protection Program - June 5, 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 - Co-Author. -  Read more

  • California Passes AB5 , Negatively Affecting How Staffing Firms do Business - October 2019 - Read more

  • New Jersey Courts at Odds Over Medical Marijuana – New Jersey Staffing Alliance, June 2019

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Weighs in on the Validity of Leases in the Motor Carrier Industry and who an owner is under truth in lending regulations - April 2019 Read more

  • New Jersey Becomes the latest State to place restrictions on Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Provisions in Employment matters - March 2019 - Read more

  • Four Legal Trends Staffing Firms Should Prepare for in 2019 - Co-Author - January 2019 - Read more

  • Predictive Scheduling and Ordinances Gaining Momentum – January 2019 

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules Transportation Company May Be Sued Over Harassment – January 2019

  • Is Your Company Ready To Disclose its Employer-Sponsored Health Offerings? - December 2018 - Read more

  • “The Hazy Landscape of Marijuana Laws" - TempNet October 2018 Newsletter.

  • “Are You Prepared for the Trending Paid Sick Leave Laws” – September 2018

  • New York Releases Draft Sexual Harassment Policy – September 2018

  • “Think You Hired an Independent Contractor or Are You an Independent Contractor?" Think Again!” - Community Trends Magazine (CAI Publication), January 2016

  • Employers Strike Back” - New Jersey Defense Association, Winter Edition 2014.

Memberships:
 

  • 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

Business Services

Employment & Labor

Real Estate

Staffing

Taxation

Trucking and Logistics

Education:

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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