Christopher J. Menihan

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Mr. Menihan earned his B.S. in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island, where he was awarded the University of Rhode Island Academic Excellence Award in English, and earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, where he served as a Senior Editor for Pace Law Review and as a law clerk intern to the Honorable Lisa M. Smith, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Bar Admissions

Rhode Island

Christopher J. Menihan

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Christopher Menihan focuses his practice in municipal law, including complex contracting, real estate acquisition and development, litigation, and various other areas of municipal infrastructure practice.

Mr. Menihan is experienced in the areas of real estate zoning, planning and land use, and has represented clients in major real estate development projects throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Among other notable accomplishments in this field, Mr. Menihan has successfully petitioned the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission for approval of a private at-grade railroad crossing in East Providence, Rhode Island as part of a major land development project. In addition to practicing in Rhode Island and Massachusetts courts, Mr. Menihan has represented clients before various state agencies and municipal bodies, including planning and zoning boards.

Prior to joining West Group Law, Mr. Menihan represented clients in the private sector in commercial real estate, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and a variety of corporate and business matters. In his mergers and acquisition practice, Mr. Menihan performed multi-million-dollar sales and acquisitions of business assets and private securities. Mr. Menihan previously served as general counsel to many large franchise networks and has performed speaking engagements throughout the United States on franchising.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association


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