Christopher is a managing partner at Charles River Law Partners LLC, a boutique firm specializing in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate law.
In addition to real estate conveyancing, title services, and development, Christopher's practice includes general civil litigation, adoption, surrogacy, and other fertility law. Christopher has successfully and zealously represented clients throughout Massachusetts for over ten years.
Our clients are individuals, families, small businesses, lending institutions, and developers of all sizes. In addition to offering legal services throughout Massachusetts, CRLP is a licensed title and escrow agency in New Hampshire and Maine. We understand that every legal transaction or case is different and we strive to deliver tailored representation with a focus on each client's unique needs and objectives.
Our attorneys are appointed by courts for their expertise, quoted in newspapers, give trainings and seminars in their respective practice areas, volunteer and support the local community, have been honored for their pro bono work and advocacy, and named "Rising Stars" in Boston Magazine's list of Super Lawyers for 2009, 2016, and 2017. We draw on our collective strengths and experience to offer sound advice, creative legal strategies, and zealous advocacy for our clients.
Our main office is located in the heart of Boston's South End neighborhood. In addition, we have locations on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to better serve our clients.
Chris Vaughn-Martel received his B.A. from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to founding Vaughn-Martel Law, Chris worked as a Clerk and First Year Associate for a small real estate firm on Boston's South Shore.
Chris lives in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston with his husband, Brian, and their son.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2011 Shining Star Award||Victim Rights Law Center||2011|
|Rising Star||Boston Magazine||2009|
|Managing Partner||Charles River Law Partners, LLC||2016 - Present|
|Owner||VAUGHN-MARTEL LAW||2007 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Hawthorne Law Office||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Victim Rights Law Center||Pro Bono Attorney, Rape Survivors' Law Project||2006 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Brochure||Vaughn-Martel Law Firm Prospectus||2012|
|Brochure||Co-Parent Adoption: A Guide for Same-Sex Parents in Massachusetts||2011|
|Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA||Juris Doctor||2006|
|Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY||Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Scuola Lorenzo De' Medici||Florence, Italy||1999|
|Simsbury High School, Simsbury, CT||Diploma||1996|
|Shining Start Awards Gala||Introduction of Shining Star Recipient for Representation of Sexual Assault Survivors||2012|
|Tenant-Landlord Workshop||Tenant's Rights & Strategies in the Wake of Sexual Assault/Rape||2011|
|Shining Star Award Reception||Sexual Assault Advocacy||2011|
|Hanging Your Shingle Panel Discussion||Panel Member||2011|
|Annual Diversity Dinner Reception||Participant||2009|
|Annual Diversity Dinner Reception||Participant||2008|
|Annual Diversity Dinner Reception||Participant||2007|
|Landlord v. Tenant||Following a bench trial on the parties' claims and counterclaims, damages were awarded to my clients, including triple damages and attorney's fees.|
|Same-Sex Surrogacy and Pre-Birth Order||Success|
|Same-Sex Divorce: Adam v. Steve||Favorable divorce settlement for client.|
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