Christina S. Marshall

Partner

Tel. 617.621.6583

Christina works with airports nationwide, local municipalities, Massachusetts state agencies, and private companies in managing their risks and crafting creative solutions to a wide array of issues.  Her focus is litigation.  Since joining Anderson & Kreiger, Christina has been involved in a number of precedent-setting lawsuits on behalf of the firm’s clients.  She is often involved in disputes well in advance of litigation, providing strategic advice about the potential political and business ramifications of any lawsuit and building the best record possible for court.

In addition to litigation, Christina regularly advises airports and other public sector clients on governance, compliance, and environmental matters.  She has successfully represented:

  • Airport sponsors in federal regulatory compliance disputes, civil litigation, airline use and lease agreements, and in their often complicated relationships with other state and local entities.
  • Public and private sector clients in environmental matters, with a focus on environmental compliance and permitting appeals.
  • State agencies and municipalities on a range of local issues, including compliance with the State Ethics Act, the Open Meeting Law, and the Public Records Act; environmental compliance and remediation; and governance matters.
  • Municipalities, state agencies, and private entities in drafting state and local legislation to meet their needs.

Christina’s understanding of her clients’ commercial priorities and regulatory obligations helps her to craft efficient resolution strategies that also effectively resonate in court, with regulators, and with other authorities.

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2022
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-Present

Affiliations

Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Land Use and Development, Co-Chair (2018 - 2020)

American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee Newsletter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Clerkships

Superior Court of Massachusetts, 2015
Rhode Island Superior Court, 2014

Admissions

Massachusetts
Rhode Island
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Courts, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Education

Boston College School of Law, J.D. 2013 cum laude
Managing Editor, Environmental Affairs Law Review

Boston College, B.A. 2008

 

  • Obtained summary judgment in wetlands enforcement case on behalf of a local conservation commission.
  • Successfully defended a local zoning decision, and the dismissal of a resulting appeal on standing grounds at the Appeals Court.
  • Won dismissal of a class action lawsuit against the MBTA regarding disruptions in commuter rail service during the winter of 2015.
  • Represented the Town of Barnstable in a lawsuit involving the contamination of its drinking water with PFAS, a constituent of AFFF, and obtained a favorable cost recovery settlement for the Town.
  • Successfully defended the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission against a preliminary injunction involving a bid protest for the lease of its property for a gas station.
  • Represented a number of large and medium hub airports in negotiating and drafting airport-airline use and lease agreements.
  • Successfully defended several airport clients, including a large hub and a number of small hub airports,  in Part 13 proceedings before the FAA.
  • Successfully defended municipalities against a variety of zoning and land use administrative appeals, obtaining favorable results on motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and at trial.
  • Successfully defended a telecommunications client against a preliminary injunction involving a cell phone tower in Massachusetts.
  • Advised municipal clients on ethics, environmental, and constitutional questions involving issues including assault weapon bans and election recounts.

Christina is a passionate supporter of dog rescue organizations. Since she can’t adopt every dog that needs a home, she spends her free time processing applications for Last Hope K9 Rescue, which focuses on saving dogs from high-kill shelters throughout the country.

Christina has participated in and raised money for the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2016 and 2017 as part of the firm’s ongoing support for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.