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Christopher Weld Jr.

Christopher Weld Jr.

Founding Partner


For more than four decades Christopher Weld Jr. has achieved favorable results for business litigation clients through trials, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiated resolutions.  His cases have widely varied, but generally have the common thread of presenting a business dispute with vigorously contested issues of substantial value.

A Founding Partner of the firm, Mr. Weld has counseled clients in numerous high stakes matters.  Mr. Weld has represented partners, shareholders, limited partners, and individuals in connection with closely held corporate disputes, general partnership disputes, limited partnership disputes, and the breakup of business entities of all types.

In the construction context, Mr. Weld has represented owners, general contractors, design-build contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.  He has also played an instrumental role in negotiating contracts on extremely complex projects including a public design/build project of more than $200 million.  In the context of dispute resolution, he has counseled property owners and construction professionals involving substantial claims for delay, differing site conditions, change order work, and contract balances of all sizes.  Mr. Weld has also been involved in several bid protests arising out of publicly bid projects involving major public procurement agencies such as Massport and Mass DOT. Mr. Weld has extensive class action experience including a consumer product case in which he negotiated and obtained court approval for a national settlement valued at approximately $320 million.  Mr. Weld's practice has also included intellectual property litigation, claims involving commissions and employment issues, as well as probate litigation.  He has also been involved in several eminent domain cases of significance representing plaintiffs.

In addition to his extensive trial experience, Mr. Weld has scored several major victories in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court including groundbreaking decisions in the area of construction, plaintiffs’ class actions, partnership disputes, and regulatory takings.

Mr. Weld has recently scaled back his practice and is now a Founding Partner Emeritus.  In this role, he is available for consultation and strategy development.  He is also available as a mediator or arbitrator of complex civil matters.


  • Founding Partner, Todd & Weld LLP, 1992-present
  • Law Offices of Christopher Weld Jr., 1987-1992
  • Hale and Dorr LLP, 1981-1987



  • Boston College (J.D., magna cum laude, 1981) Member, Boston College Law Review, 1980-1981, Order of the Coif
  • Stanford University (B.A., with honors, 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as 2024 Real Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Boston
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as 2020 Real Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Boston
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Real Estate (2018-present)
  • Named by Super Lawyers to its 2022 Top 100 attorneys for Massachusetts
  • Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers for Business Litigation (2004-present)
  • Named to Chambers USA for Construction (2022-2024) and Litigation: General Commercial (2010-2014)
  • Named in 2022 a Go-To Business Litigation Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

In the Community

  • Board of Directors (former chairman), Project Adventure, Inc., Beverly, Mass.
  • Trustee, Donald A. Towle Foundation
  • Trustee, J. Owen Todd Charitable Foundation
  • Trustee, Weld Family Foundation