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Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Attorney at Law

Charlotte
North Carolina
Licensed in
NC
University of
North Carolina
School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Having worked 16 years in private practice while also serving three years as general counsel to a successful startup, I understand how to navigate the legal issues that impact the growth of emerging & innovative businesses. Clients value my experience & creativity in helping design corporate & intellectual property legal strategies to maximize business value.

I am an author & speaker on topics including business/corporate law, intellectual property, online gaming, entertainment law, asset protection planning, technology, health care law and open innovation. I am a Better Business Bureau certified Arbitrator and a North
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16
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chris has been representing me and my small business for the past five years. I have corporate and intellectual property issues that arise from time to time, and it is a pleasure working with him on these issues. He is probably one of the smartest guys I know (I'm a lawyer too, as are most of my clients/colleagues), yet very practical in his approach to problem-solving. He provides me with options, but is not afraid to give an opinion when asked. I feel like we are collaborators. Moreover, he is eminently trustworthy. If he says he will do something, he does it and then reports back on status."

Smart, practical and trustworthy counsel
Posted on Dec 23, 2016
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chris Clark was referred to me from a very trustworthy and nationally known businessman. He has been more than an attorney to me as an inventor/entrepreneur and has become a trusted business adviser. In the past, I've experienced less than acceptable service from lawyers, but Chris is different, knowledgeable and very attentive. His response time is almost immediate which has been critically important for a few of my business situations. I've also appreciated his calm, respectful, yet firm approach to difficult situations. Thank you Chris for being my confidante and attorney!"

More than just an attorney
Posted on Dec 23, 2016

Work History

The Law Office of Chris Clark, PLLC

Founder

Oct 2016 - Present

Our firm is passionate about helping our clients' businesses grow. We are a business and intellectual property law firm offering innovative legal advice and services for growing businesses. Our core services are business law, trademark law, and contract law. We also have expertise in entertainment law, gaming law, and asset protection planning.

Oct 2016 - Present

Tillman Wright, PLLC

Attorney

Mar 2006 - Sep 2016

Tillman Wright provides a wide range of business and intellectual property legal services. I provide corporate and intellectual property representation to a wide range of companies, with a focus in the technology, entertainment, healthcare and gaming industries. I advise businesses on organizational strategy, fundraising, business and asset acquisitions, and copyright and trademark strategy. Our firm routinely files patent, copyright and trademark applications, and engages in application prosecution and portfolio management. We often negotiate and draft a wide variety of contracts, and represent clients in intellectual property licensing transactions.

Mar 2006 - Sep 2016

Edison Nation

Vice President and General Counsel

Dec 2009 - Dec 2012

Edison Nation is the leading online community and resource dedicated to inventors and idea people. Edison Nation is brought to you by the same people who created Everyday Edisons the invention television series that airs on PBS stations nationwide.

Edison Nation earned the trust of industry and the trust of innovators by discovering and sharing groundbreaking innovations with the world. We continue to cultivate multiple partnerships with reputable organizations that share our vision, our goals and our enthusiasm to support the innovative nature of Americans. All are staunch supporters of innovation and champions of intellectual property who, like Edison Nation, have a superior understanding of the intersection of innovation and business and its impact on new job creation.

Edison Nation works with manufacturers and retailers to find and deploy product innovations and industry changing technologies that create and renew brands and business. For these manufacturers and retailers, Edison Nation is becoming an integral part of their long term product development strategy. Our platform and expert team acts as a well-equipped conduit between innovation and industry. Our tools and systems are able to enhance the pace of concept-to-product or technology-to-application that spurs industry. In turn, we are able to engage and reward American innovators and create a synergy and pride between the individual and business that is unprecedented and contagious.

Edison Nation is a lightning rod and filter of innovation for major retailers and manufacturers, who are wary of the many challenges presented by working with thousands of inventors in search of successful innovation. Edison Nation is the next generation of a proven and successful process of “crowd sourcing,” creating paths to tomorrow’s innovation.

Dec 2009 - Dec 2012

Shumaker Loop

Attorney

Jan 2001 - Jan 2006

Shumaker is a full service law firm with offices in 3 states. At Shumaker I represented business clients of all sizes in various types of corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, and organizational / structural matters.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2006

Mammoth Records

Business & Legal Affairs

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998

Mammoth Records was a major independent record label based in North Carolina. Mammoth earned gold and platinum records for artists such as 7 Mary 3 and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998
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