Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Business Lawyer and Strategist | Outside General Counsel

Glendale
California
Licensed in
CA
Santa Clara University School of Law
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About
As a business owner and an entrepreneur, I am passionately aware of the challenges and needs that my clients face on a daily basis. This year I assisted Pro Projects of Texas, LLC, Ascenter Holding, LLC, Forte Health, LLC, Angel Congregate, Inc., and RCH Holdings, LLC, structure and launch as new startup businesses, designing and implementing the structures that will see them through several years of growth.

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.
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"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."

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"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!"

Business Formation and Structuring
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""Chris does an excellent job of explaining complex concepts in a way that promotes learning and application of the concepts.""

Options Trading
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""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!""

Corporate Structuring
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Work History

Law Office of Christopher Smith

Principal

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.

Mar 2021 - Present

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.

Apr 2017 - Present

TheOptionClub, LLC

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.

Jun 2003 - Dec 2018

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.

Feb 2013 - Mar 2017

Fonda & Fraser, LLC

Managing Attorney

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.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2013

Law Office of Christopher Smith

Principal

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.

Jan 1997 - Dec 1999

Cooperative of American Physicians

Attorney

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.

Jul 1992 - Dec 1997

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