Chris concentrates his practice in dealing with all aspects of corporate/business law, securities law and intellectual property, including corporate finance (and related securities issues), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate formation and restructurings, start-up financing and general corporate governance representation.
Chris’ practice primarily focuses on corporate/business law, ranging from general outside corporate counsel representation to sophisticated corporate transactions, such as negotiating corporate buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity securities financing transactions and joint venture arrangements. In addition, Chris regularly advises clients in connection with day-to-day corporate issues, including but not limited to general contract review, corporate and LLC structuring, employment agreements, vendor contracts, franchise agreements and corporate governance matters. Further, Chris advises clients in connection with trademark, copyright and other intellectual property related matters, including filing, monitoring and maintaining applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Chris is also a member of the renewable energy practice, whereby he primarily assists the Firm’s solar renewable energy clients with corporate structuring and tax equity investments for solar farm development projects, including sale-leaseback transactions and inverted lease transactions.
Prior to joining the Firm, Chris practiced in New York for over 10 years representing clients in all aspects of corporate and securities law. Chris’ experience includes representation of issuers of securities, as well as investors, underwriters and placement agents in connection with public and private, primary and secondary offerings of equity and debt securities. He has represented many publicly-listed companies in their securities compliance (including 34’ Act and Section 16 compliance), stock exchange-related and general corporate and commercial matters and had routine interactions with applicable regulatory authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).