Chris represents clients in all aspects of commercial, corporate and consumer finance transactions as well as compliance and general business matters. He counsels parties on all sides in secured and unsecured loans, structured financings, distressed debt situations, asset securitizations, factoring, swaps, volumetric production payments, commodities hedging and derivative transactions and lease financings.

Chris is also experienced in private company merger and acquisition transactions. His practice has a particular focus on bank regulatory matters relating to “non-bank” banks and in warranty and consumer finance regulatory matters including usury “margin stock,” Truth-in-Lending, ECOA, FCRA and GLB.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in the “true sale” of equipment lease receivables ($38 million).
  • Represents the originators in various receivable, mortgage loan, student loan and other asset-backed securitizations (up to $400 million).
  • Represents various money center and regional bank lenders in numerous working capital and acquisition finance lending transactions (up to $50 million).
  • Represents numerous borrowers in working capital, acquisition financing and real estate financing transactions (up to $1 billion).
  • Represented a Fortune 500 purchaser of $225 million in aggregate-related volumetric production payments.
  • Represented the purchaser of a distressed bank holding company’s debt.
  • Represented the purchaser of various home builder businesses in transactions exceeding $100 million.
  • Represents buyers and sellers in various acquisition and divestiture transactions ($2 million to $200 million).
  • Advised a major insurer on “non-bank” bank matters.
  • Successful defended a major Minnesota usury class action suit.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Chris was a partner with Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Chris provides pro bono services to Project Home.

Honors & Awards

  • Included in a list of “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Included in a list of “Top 40 Business & Commercial Lawyers” by Super Lawyers Magazine