Blanco Tackabery - Winston-Salem Attorneys
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
Winston-Salem 336-293-9000 | Charlotte Area 704-696-2160

Christopher D. Seamster

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).

Areas of Focus

Corporate and Securities Law
Administrative Law and Regulatory Compliance

Intellectual Property
Renewable Energy

Chris’s experience includes representation of issuers of securities as well as investors, underwriters and placement agents in connection with both public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. In particular, Chris has experience with registered primary and secondary public offerings, as well as private placement and PIPE transactions.  He also has experience in assisting companies in going public through reverse mergers and self-filings. 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).

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Chris has represented both buyers and sellers of businesses in a variety of industry sectors in public and private, domestic and international transactions. Chris also has vast experience regarding general commercial matters, including structuring and negotiating joint ventures, and has considerable experience in the hospitality and biotechnology sectors.

Represented numerous companies and underwriters in initial public offerings and secondary offerings.  Responsible for drafting registration statements, responding to SEC comments, complying with exchange listing requirements, finalizing prospectus, drafting all closing documents and conducting the closing.

Represented companies and underwriters in conducting private placement equity offerings. Responsible for negotiating and structuring the offerings, drafting private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, blue sky filings, COBRADesk filings and closing documents.

Represented public and private companies in the issuance of debt instruments in excess of $150,000,000, including secured promissory notes, convertible promissory notes, guarantees, bonds, security/collateral agreement and related UCC filings.

Represented buyers and sellers in the acquisition, sale and/or merger of public and private companies.   Negotiated and drafted merger agreements, proxy statements, registration statements, and closing the acquisition.

Represented public companies in the international reincorporation and reorganization of domestic and foreign entities, including reincorporating from the United Kingdom to Delaware, drafting Scheme Arrangements and related reorganization documents, coordinating conversion of ADRs.

Represented various entities and management companies in the hospitality industry in connection with the establishment, development and operation of restaurants and hotels.

Represented numerous start-up and established companies in multiple different industries in connection with outside general corporate services, including but not limited to biotechnology companies, employee staffing firms, hospitality services, vendor and distribution companies.

  • Member, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority
  • Winston Salem Chamber Under 40 Advisory Board Member
  • Forsyth Human Society Finance Committee
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
Winston-Salem 336-293-9000 | Charlotte Area 704-696-2160