Christopher S. Kwelty concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, such as financial and securities litigation, construction litigation, fraud, consumer fraud, employment litigation, the dissolution of closely-held businesses, shareholder disputes, and class litigation.
Chris is a trial attorney who represents clients in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. His trial experience includes successfully securing the dismissal of substantial construction defect claims and serving a significant role on the trial teams for cases involving federal securities laws, including the Investment Company Act of 1940. Chris also has experience defending class action lawsuits, including derailing a multimillion-dollar class action filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and serving as local counsel to foreign firms maintaining suits in New Jersey.
Applying his experience and knowledge as a litigator, Chris also regularly provides advice to businesses and individuals on various legal issues. He is regularly called upon to advise clients on time-sensitive and developing issues, such as legal, regulatory, or statutory requirements for businesses flowing from the COVID-19 pandemic.