Business Lawyer and Strategist | Outside General Counsel
I started my first business in the early 1980's and continue to operate businesses today. I am eager to share my experience and insight with you.
- Outside General Counsel
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- 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
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
"Christopher Smith is a man of impeccable character and high intelligence. On online 'duel' of ours became a friendship and grew into a cooperative effort to help his OptionClub Members to understand more about position sizing. In my experience he has been insightful, even handed, and always has his clients' best interests at heart."
"Chris Smith has been an amazing resource for the Bridge2PT Team. He offers personalization to his work which comes from a deep understanding of our vision, the needs of our business, and a desire for us to succeed. His accessibility as an attorney is unparalleled and his understanding of business structure and operation is extraordinary. With his experience, he is able to see multiple angles and help plan and implement meaningful actions. We have always felt that we have someone in our corner after hiring Chris, and he continues to exceed our expectations as legal counsel and trusted advisor!"
""Chris does an excellent job of explaining complex concepts in a way that promotes learning and application of the concepts.""
""The superpower Chris brings to the table for me is bringing together legal compliance and protection with business strategy and business sense. The result of this is a corporate business structure that protects and supports our growth and tax strategies and expedited decision support that moves our business forward!""
Law Office of Christopher Smith
Mar 2021 - Present
A virtual law practice dedicated to working with business owners and executives in structing their business and personal lives, achieving greater operational and tax efficiency. We implement systems to provide the foundation to support taking your business to the next level.
Compliant Legal Solutions, LLC
Co-Founder and Managing Member
Apr 2017 - Present
Founded to provide comprehensive cloud-based support and consulting to achieve and maintain compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, and other patient privacy laws and regulations. Cybersecurity services are offered in partnership with Virtis US, an industry-leading provider of award-winning industry-leading cybersecurity solutions.
Founder and Managing Member
Jun 2003 - Dec 2018
Founder and Managing Member of an international association of options traders. This online community featured one of the most popular financial derivatives discussion boards on the Yahoo! Groups network, access to educational content both "in house" and through affiliated providers and sponsors, and a free options mini-course that has been utilized by thousands of traders across the globe.
BETA Healthcare Group
Branch Claims Manager
Feb 2013 - Mar 2017
Managed the Los Angeles-based office of California’s largest insurer of hospitals, reporting to the Vice President of Claims. Responsibilities included the supervision and training of all claims professionals, supervisors and administrative staff based in the office; interpretation and opinions for D&O, CGL, EPL, HPL.
Fonda & Fraser, LLC
Jan 2000 - Feb 2013
Responsible for managing client relationships, training associates and support staff, and directing an active civil litigation trial practice including a variety of commercial matters. Practice areas included administrative law, business litigation, contracts and general counsel work.
Law Office of Christopher Smith
Jan 1997 - Dec 1999
Responsible for directing all aspects of law firm operations including administrative and supervisory oversight, marketing and the provision of legal services.
Cooperative of American Physicians
Jul 1992 - Dec 1997
Staff attorney responsible for defending member physicians in professional liability lawsuits. Represented clients in the California courts, private binding arbitrations, and in the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court.