Meet Chris, respected commercial finance and real estate advisor.
207 228-7243 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile
100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029
- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in America – Banking and Finance
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
Chris wrote the book on commercial lending—literally. He co-authored The Maine Commercial Lending Handbook, the state’s only book-length guide to commercial lending. For more than 25 years, he has provided informed counsel to both borrowers and lenders in financing matters of all types, from private placements to construction loans. He is also experienced in a wide variety of real estate matters, including subsidized housing, condominiums, and commercial leasing.
In recognition of his work in both real estate and commercial financing, Chris was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Chris has completed National Association of Development Companies course to qualify as SBA 504 Designated Attorney. He has taught commercial lending law at the University of Maine School of Law and frequently shares his expertise in speaking engagements and various publications.
But that’s not all. Chris is also very experienced in:
- Low income housing tax credit transactions
- Loan restructurings
- UCC Article 9 secured transactions
- Commercial real estate sales and acquisitions
- Real estate title and survey matters
In his former life, Chris was:
- Managing counsel at Unum Group, where he led the legal team responsible for Unum’s $45 billion investment portfolio
- Practicing with Verrill Dana, LLP
When Chris isn’t working, he is…
Spending time with his wife and three children. Chris enjoys reading, playing piano and travel.
JD, Boston College Law School
BA, Vassar College
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
US District Court, District of Maine
American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Fellow)
American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Fellow; Past Co-chair of Committee of Corporate Counsel)
American Bar Association, Commercial Financial Services