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Business Entity Formation & Representation
Corporate & Real Estate Transactional Matters
Mergers & Acquisitions


University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), J.D., 1979
Stanford University, M.A., American History, 1973
Stanford University, B.A., with honors and distinction, 1973

Chris began his legal career in 1979 at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, California, where he became a partner and practiced business and corporate law. He was a member of both their Business and Corporate department as well as their International practice group. After leaving the firm, Chris established his own practice and remained focused on representation of emerging and established companies in business, corporate and real estate transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters. Chris also represents investors and companies in early stage corporate financings.

Representative Experience

Business, corporate and real estate transactional practice with emphasis on:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • real property purchase, sale, loan and lease transactions
  • formation and representation of corporations, partnerships, LLCs and investors
  • drafting and negotiation of business documents


  • University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), Juris Doctorate, 1979
    • Member, California Law Review
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • Published case note: 66 Cal.L.Rev. 61 (1978)
  • Stanford University
    • Master of Arts, American History, 1973
  • Stanford University
    • Bachelor of Arts, 1973
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Graduated with honors and distinction


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Professional Recognition and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating – certification indicating significant accomplishment and a peer rating rank of the highest level of professional excellence.