Chris is a corporate attorney with a comprehensive background in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and commercial transactions. Building off his strong academic foundation and extensive practical experience, he offers legal guidance to clients ranging from private equity firms to billion-dollar privately held companies.
Chris graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was recognized with the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and served as a Dean’s Fellow. Further showcasing his commitment to global perspectives, he holds an M.Sc. in Translation Studies from the University of Edinburgh (U.K), specializing in Spanish-English and Russian-English translations. Chris graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations from The University of Alabama, complemented by minors in Spanish and Russian.
His legal career has been marked by significant achievements and diverse experiences. At Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston, Texas, he has demonstrated a keen ability in handling complex corporate transactions, including multi-million dollar acquisitions and antitrust filings. His tenure at Latham & Watkins LLP saw him lead diligence project teams and handle high-value M&A transactions. Earlier, at Stephenson Fournier PLLC, he was instrumental in multi-million dollar M&A and commercial real estate transactions, advising on capital structuring and international equity matters.
Known for his meticulous approach to legal documentation and transactional advising, he has played a pivotal role in various high-profile deals. These include the purchase of Mailchimp by Intuit, the serial acquisition of free-standing emergency room and urgent care clinics, antitrust filings for a billion-dollar gas station portfolio company, and the strategic acquisition of real estate for a private Texas university.
In every role, he utilizes his extensive legal expertise and language skills to offer nuanced, culturally informed advice, ensuring legal strategies are tailored to the unique needs of a diverse clientele. His commitment to excellence in corporate law is matched only by his dedication to guiding clients towards achieving their business objectives with strategic and pragmatic legal solutions.
In his personal time, he enjoys traveling, skiing, composing music, and spending time with his family.