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 and general governance corporate representation. Chris has over 10 years of experience in public and private equity finance, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, broker-dealer regulation, intellectual property matters (trademark and copyright), corporate formation and restructurings, start-up financing, corporate governance and general corporate matters.
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 (including structuring and negotiating complex distribution, buy-out and management provisions for operating agreements). 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, intellectual property issues 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 business and commercial law, including substantial experience in securities, transactional and general corporate representation. Chris’ 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 (including reverse mergers with simultaneous financings, known as Alternative Public Offerings) 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). Chris has represented both buyers and sellers of majority and minority interests of businesses in a variety of industry sectors in public and private, domestic and international transactions and has served in the capacity as outside general counsel to numerous public and private companies.