Effective representation begins with ensuring I am more than just a lawyer; but rather, after listening intently and understanding a client’s needs, their counsel. Clients benefit from my eye towards consensus-based solutions and ability to anticipate issues, saving resources without compromising the primary objective.


As a business, privacy, and real estate attorney, Chris routinely navigates complex issues with a pragmatic eye. He thrives as the architect of a deal, resolving the various issues that arise throughout a transaction’s life cycle, and working with his clients to maximize value post-closing. Chris’ ability to anticipate issues and build consensus makes him a particularly effective transactional attorney.

Currently, Chris’ practice emphasizes transactions involving business and real estate objectives that must be achieved in tandem. Many of his recent matters involve mergers and acquisitions with complex regulatory, credentialing, and contingent payment issues, often including private equity investments in health care and other regulated industries. Outside of healthcare, Chris routinely handles both buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions in various other industries such as manufacturing, food and beverage, and technology. 

In addition to his M&A practice, Chris is equally at home advising clients on general corporate affairs related to formation, governance, restructuring, data privacy, commercial contracts, and regulatory compliance. Having also represented buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, and tenants, Chris likewise handles his clients' real estate needs, whether incidental to a larger transaction or primary to the objective.  

As a former business owner, Chris is uniquely equipped to offer legal strategy grounded in business reality when the letter of the law falls short. Regardless of the industry or transaction, Chris’ ability to view matters through the lens of his client set him apart as an attorney. Whether the deal requires decisive advocacy or a consensus-based approach, Chris never loses sight of a client’s objectives and exhausts all options to deliver the best possible results. 

  • Serve as primary transaction counsel for businesses in heavily regulated industries; transaction values generally between $5M and $50M, often featuring private equity and contingent real estate, entitlement, and business components. 
  • Drafted M&A documents, including asset purchase agreements, security agreements, promissory notes, nondisclosure agreements, and settlement statements for numerous business transitions. Serve as lead transaction counsel on business sales to with complex credentialing and regulatory requirements.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest art museums in a land acquisition and environmental risk mitigation matter, securing the museum’s status as an exempt bona fide prospective purchaser and allowing it to acquire land despite its registration as a CERCLA Superfund site.
  • Represented clients in all phases of business formation, acquisition, and management, including entity formation choices, employment agreements, and independent contractor agreements. 
  • Handled Dental Service Organization (DSO) formation, DSO business structures, DSO related mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance for DSOs including the corporate practice of dentistry, as well as credentialing, permit and licensure regulations.
  • Handled dozens of significant medical practice transactions on behalf of buyers, sellers, minority investors, and lenders.
  • Represented buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders, and borrowers in all phases of real estate ownership and development including acquisition of raw land, development, leasing, management, and disposition. Properties ranging from $1M to $250M. 
  • Represented landowners in transactions with photovoltaic and other renewable energy sources. 

•    Colorado Real Estate Journal – Retail Livestream Summit; Post-COVID Legal Pitfalls, 2020
•    Dental Transition: American Dental Society Continuing Education, 2019
•    Higher Scrutiny: Due Diligence in Real Estate Investing, 2018

•    U.S. Green Building Council 
•    Urban Land Institute 
•    Open Space and Mountain Parks
•    Rock The Earth
•    The Conscious Alliance

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