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He leads the firm’s Banking, Finance and Capital Markets team, and has 30 years of experience in acquisitions, financings, divestitures and other complex transactions on behalf of public and private companies.
As the Practice Group Leader for Womble Carlyle’s Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets Group, Chris practices primarily in the areas of corporate and real estate finance, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions.
Chris has extensive experience providing counsel to public and private businesses in the financial services, manufacturing, agribusiness, retail sales, consumer products, and health care industries in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting all aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, complex financings and third party credit arrangements, including multi-state, multi-lender, and multi-currency transactions. Chris’ practice also includes the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of a wide variety of consumer and commercial finance products including automobile, recreational product and equipment finance programs, dealer and vendor finance programs, and the purchase, sale and servicing of consumer loans, residential mortgage loans, and commercial loans. His practice regularly includes syndicated financings, convertible debt, subordinated debt and mezzanine financings, tax-advantaged financings, off-balance sheet financings, letters of credit, securitizations, structured finance, asset-based financings, and public/private debt offerings, representing borrowers, issuers, and administrative and collateral agents.
Chris has a strong interest in and regularly counsels financial institutions and non-profit corporations regarding community development projects. Chris has significant experience in negotiating and structuring the acquisition, sale and financing of tax credit projects.
His practice includes providing counsel to public and private businesses in the financial services, manufacturing, agribusiness retail and consumer products industries in connection with structuring joint ventures, the management of environmental risks and transactional aspects of bankruptcy and creditors' rights.
Finance, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
Corporate and Securities
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Chris has recently represented financial institutions and businesses in the following financings:
Chris has recently represented public and privately-held companies in the following acquisitions and divestitures: