Meet Chris, business deal anchor, minutiae translator and mountaineer mogul.
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
Having served as lead counsel to multi-national organizations on major M&A transactions, fledgling startups looking to raise capital, and countless other companies on virtually every matter in between, Chris has the experience and insight that runs the gamut of business law. His sharp business acumen and superior negotiating skills have enabled Chris to build his legal practice from the ground up to the highest level—all while keeping the facts straightforward and plainspoken.
Chris’s ability to streamline complicated commercial agreements and business deals into a measured process can turn even the most daunting transaction into a smooth enterprise. He has particular expertise in assisting breweries maneuver every step of the business life-cycle, from raising capital, navigating federal and state licensing, securing brewing facilities, and protecting intellectual property, to providing general and business counsel to several of Maine’s most successful beer brands. He has been listed as a SuperLawyers Rising Star from 2014-2017 and holds a distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Even when the business road gets rocky, Chris’s focus never wavers from providing the most strategic, practical counsel to every client, every time.
But that’s not all. Chris is also very experienced in:
- Private securities offerings
- M&A transactions
- Startup law
- Business immigration
- Contract negotiation
In his former life, Chris was:
- A shareholder and director at another Portland law firm
When Chris isn’t working, he is…
Avidly exploring New England’s mountains and outdoor spaces, and his enthusiasm has led him to seek bigger challenges, like running across the Grand Canyon and back in a day and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. When he’s not enjoying the great outdoors with his family, he can be found enjoying a local brew.
JD, University of Maine School of Law, cum laude, 2005
BA, University of New Hampshire, summa cum laude, 2002
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
US District Court, District of Maine
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