As in-house counsel, it is my responsibility to protect the business's legal interests, while also mitigating against legal risk. But this position also requires an amount of business savvy, as not every problem cannot (and should not) be solved with litigation. Each day offers new challenges and new opportunities to help the business achieve success.
In a nutshell: I help keep businesses in the business of doing business.
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"Christopher worked diligently to protect my business's trademarks and intellectual property. He kept the design and creative teams out of legal trouble by offering advice on issues such as stock photography usage and brand name decisions."
"Christopher's legal eye is keen and he brings a depth of knowledge on a variety of issues when it comes to negotiating MSAs with large organizations. It took a lot off our sales' teams plate bringing Christopher in and I feel like our business needs were carefully considered in every negotiation."
Kent Family Office
Jun 2017 - Present
Provides legal counsel to sophisticated .Coms (such as SunFrog), marketing agencies, property management companies, business investment firms and corporate entities in general. Works hand-in-hand with outside legal counsel. Helps businesses minimize legal expenses. Experienced in transactional work, business formation and corporate upkeep, employment law and intellectual property.
Mar 2016 - Jun 2017
Head of the corporate legal department of a marketing agency operating in the healthcare industry. Responsible for the legal affairs of the entire business. Provide legal counsel on matters related to marketing, intellectual property, healthcare, employment law, contracts and more to the senior management.
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016
Corporate counsel for a marketing agency operating globally. Specialized in contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, unemployment disputes and more. Possessed knowledge of the company's business and its corporate culture and was able to reduce fees associated with outside counsel.